The Premier League returns to center stage after a brief FIFA international break. Several players logged heavy minutes over the last two weeks, so don’t be surprised to see some lineup rotation as the international players mix back in with their club teams. As always, keep an eye on starting lineups when they are announced to be sure your players are active.
Petr Cech – $5,800 – Arsenal – Cech and Arsenal have been torched for eight goals through their first three games, but have a good chance to get back on track at home against Bournemouth on Saturday. Bournemouth have lost three straight to start the season, with just one goal to their name over that span.
Others to Consider – Fraser Forster (Southampton; $5,600)
Kasper Schmeichel – $4,000 – Leicester City – Despite being on the wrong end of a 2-0 result at Manchester United, Schmeichel posted a respectable nine points on DraftKings in his last appearance. He came up with five big saves and will need to be on his toes once again with Chelsea coming to town.
Others to Consider – Jack Butland (Stoke City; $3,800)
Daley Blind – $5,900 – Manchester United – Blind has taken the lion’s share of corner kicks for Manchester United, and he leads the team with 23 crosses through three games. There’s slight hesitation building around Blind since he played a full 180 minutes over the International Break, and also keeping in mind that he features in the last game of the slate.
Others to Consider – Ben Davies (Tottenham; $5,800), Cedric Soares (Southampton; $5,700), Jose Holebas (Watford; $5,200)
Nyom – $3,800 – West Bromwich Albion – Nyom had six crosses and assisted on West Brom’s lone goal to finish with 16 points in his last outing. He gets involved on the wing and will likely be active once again facing Premier League newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion.
Others to Consider – Kiko Femenia (Watford; $3,900)
Gylfi Sigurdsson – $8,100 – Everton – Sigurdsson is in fine form, coming off a two goal, 29 point outburst in leading Iceland to a World Cup Qualifying win over Ukraine. He’s set to make his home debut with Everton, and while Tottenham will be a difficult fixture, it’s hard to pass on Sigurdsson at just $8,100. He’s been given the green light on Everton’s set pieces, so we can continue to look to Sigurdsson for likely double-digit point output.
Others to Consider – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham; $10,500), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal, $8,200), Dusan Tadic (Southampton; $7,800)
Anthony Knockaert – $6,200 – Brighton & Hove Albion – Knockaert delivered 10 points in his first start of the season behind four shots and four crosses. He’s a key ingredient to the Brighton attack and is likely to be heavily involved once again as they go in search of their first Premier League win in over 34 years.
Others to Consider – Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion; $5,900), Pascal Gross (Brighton & Hove Albion; $4,000)
Alexis Sanchez – $9,200 – Arsenal – After failing to be moved before the transfer deadline, things went from bad to worse for Sanchez with Chile losing both of their World Cup qualifiers over the International Break. His motivation will undoubtedly be questioned given the recent string of events, but Sanchez is the type of player that will want to silence his critics with a big game. A home game against Bournemouth presents a good opportunity for Sanchez to do just that.
Others to Consider – Harry Kane (Tottenham; $11,000), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United; $10,800), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal; $8,200)
Nathan Redmond – $5,900 – Southampton – Redmond can be viewed as a serviceable fantasy option in the second forward slot. He has a combined 20 points over his last two games, with the majority of his points coming from a collection of peripheral stats he racks up game in and game out.
Others to Consider – Sandro Ramirez (Everton; $5,500), Victor Moses (Chelsea; $5,400), Salomon Rondon (West Bromwich Albion; $4,900)
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