A busy run of Premier League action rolls on with a four-game Sunday slate ahead of another 10 games spread over Tuesday and Wednesday. This article will highlight the top targets to consider for Sunday’s main-slate contests.
Fraser Forster – $5,500 – Southampton – Forster has posted a clean sheet in his last two EPL home games, and coming off a disappointing midweek Europa League exit, Southampton will be eager to get back on track. He has a good shot at doing just that against a Middlesbrough side that has scored a league low 13 goals in 14 games so far.
Others to Consider – Loris Karius (Liverpool; $5,600), David De Gea (Manchester United; $5,000); Hugo Lloris (Tottenham; 4,500)
James Milner – $6,800 – Liverpool – $6,800 for a defender?! It’s true, and on a three game slate, I think he’s worth playing even at that price. Milner has topped double digits in four straight outings, and considering he’s gone for over 25 DKFP in three of his last eight, it’s obvious that he has the ability to put up fantasy numbers much higher than a typical defender.
Cedric Soares – $4,900 – Southampton – Soares has swung in 23 crosses over his last two games and has hit double-digit fantasy points in three straight. Southampton are in a good spot to get a result at home against Middlesbrough, and Soares stands a good chance to collect fantasy points on both sides of the ball.
Others to Consider – Ryan Bertrand (Southampton; $4,700), Danny Rose (Tottenham; $4,700)
Christian Eriksen – $8,000 – Tottenham – Eriksen is hot, with three goals and two assists over his last three games in all competitions. An argument could be made that a road game at Manchester United lessens his fantasy appeal, but keep in mind he went off for a goal on four shots and swung in 12 crosses to finish on 28 DKFP at league leaders Chelsea in his last EPL road game.
Dmitri Payet – $7,900 – West Ham – Payet put up a disappointing five points at Arsenal in his last outing, but in turn we catch him at a nice discount. It was his first single-digit fantasy showing in over two months, and with just three games on the main slate, I think he should be locked and loaded for a big fantasy day.
Others to Consider – Michail Antonio (West Ham; $7,100), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United; $6,300), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton; $4,700)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $8,200 – Manchester United – Ibrahimovic has scored four goals across his last three EPL games and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. He scored in Europa League action on Wednesday and will be leaned upon again on Sunday as Manchester United look to close the gap against visiting Spurs.
Divock Origi – $6,800 – Liverpool – Origi’s fantasy upside got an instant boost with Phillipe Countinho’s injury two games ago, and he’s sprung to life with two goals in as many games. Liverpool are in the mix at the top of the table, and check in as the biggest favorite on Sunday. I expect Origi will see plenty of chances to extend his goal scoring run to three straight games.
Others to Consider – Sadio Mane (Liverpool; $8,800), Roberto Firminho (Liverpool; $8,500), Harry Kane (Tottenham; $8,100)
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