The Premier League is back after a wild international break. The main slate features six games on Saturday, with some heavy favorites worth targeting in your DraftKings lineups. Let’s take a look at the top studs and values at each position.
Ederson – $6,000 – Manchester City – Ederson has kept a clean sheet in six straight games across all competitions and checks in as a heavy favorite at home against a mediocre Stoke City attack. He’s the most expensive player at the position for good reason, as Manchester City have conceded just two goals in winning six of seven Premier League games to start the season.
Others to Consider – Hugo Lloris (Tottenham; $5,900)
Heurelho Gomes – $4,000 – Watford – A home fixture against Arsenal means Gomes will likely be tasked with making multiple saves if Watford are to hang around. Sure it’s a risky play after seeing Gomes ship six goals and post a -4 against Manchester City three games ago, but considering the potential shot volume he’ll be facing, Gomes is worth GPP consideration to free up funds elsewhere.
Others to Consider – Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace; $3,900)
Ben Davies – $6,000 – Tottenham – Davies exploded for 27 points behind a goal and an assist in his last Premier League appearance, and a home game against Bournemouth presents another opportunity for a big score. While Christian Eriksen takes the majority of Tottenham’s set pieces, Davies has enough of a share to bump his fantasy value as a defender.
Others to Consider – Aaron Cresswell (West Ham; $5,700), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham; $5,300), Jose Holebas (Watford; $4,800)
Kiko Femenia – $4,100 – Watford – Femenia has quietly hit seven or more points in five straight appearances, and while he faces a tough opponent in Arsenal, he’s positioned to keep that streak going in a game that could turn into an end-to-end affair. This slate sets up to where paying down for a bargain bin center back could be the way to go to open up more salary. Femenia has been a consistent source of points averaging eight fantasy points per game at a reasonable price.
Others to Consider – Stephen Ward (Burnley; $4,500)
Kevin De Bruyne – $10,400 – Manchester City – De Bruyne has hit 22 points in three of his last four appearances for Manchester City, and he’s sent in eight or more crosses in five games this season. He’s extremely versatile on DraftKings, as he can be deployed as either a midfielder or forward depending on lineup construction. Regardless of where you slot him in, De Bruyne is a top-tier option leading the attack on the biggest home favorite of the slate.
Others to Consider – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham; $10,500), Eden Hazard (Chelsea; $9,600), David Silva (Manchester City; $7,900)
Robbie Brady – $6,800 – Burnley – At $6,800 Brady could be considered a mid-tier value as he’s nearly $4k less than the upper-tier options, yet fully capable of putting together a similar stat-packed game log. He’s fourth amongst all midfielders with 51 crosses on the season, averaging over seven crosses per game. Brady has hit no less than nine points in each of his last three appearances, and a point outburst is within reach if he’s able to make his mark on the scoresheet in a welcoming home game against West Ham.
Others to Consider – Tom Carroll (Swansea; $5,200), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal; $4,500)
Harry Kane – $11,500 – Tottenham – Kane remains in top form after a successful international break that saw him score both goals for England in 1-0 victories over Lithuania and Slovenia to punch their ticket to the World Cup. He was scorching hot in September, with 13 goals in eight games across all competitions and is firing off shots at will — averaging over six shots per game. There’s no reason to think he slows down in an enticing home fixture against Bournemouth.
Others to Consider – Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal; $9,900), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City; $9,500), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City; $8,000)
Richarlison – $6,000 – Watford – Richarlison went off for 34 points in his last appearance, and he’s hit double-digit points in five of his last six games. Arsenal present a tough challenge, but Richarlison’s price is reasonable enough to roll him out again as Watford’s top attacking option in a game that has the potential to turn into a shootout.
Others to Consider – Michail Antonio (West Ham; $6,000), Victor Moses (Chelsea; $5,400)
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