Marcus Rashford – $8,800 – Manchester United – Rashford was in this spot last week and came through with an assist and 15 points. While Harry Kane ($11,000) and Romelu Lukaku ($10,100) are the ones to target for goals, Rashford’s recent involvement on corner kicks gives him a near double-digit floor through shots and crosses alone, while saving a decent chunk of salary compared to the others.
Others to Consider – Harry Kane (Tottenham; $11,000), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United; $10,100), Richarlison (Watford; $9,200)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting – $5,900 – Stoke City – Choupo-Moting has a goal and two assists over his last four games, averaging 11 fantasy points per game in that span. While it’ll be tough for him to maintain consistent double-digit production, a matchup at Crystal Palace is one worth considering a roster spot on Choupo-Moting.
Others to Consider – Pascal Gross (Brighton; $5,900), Joshua King (Bournemouth; $5,600)
Yohan Cabaye – $6,700 – Crystal Palace – Cabaye’s salary continues rise but he continues to deliver the fantasy goods at a feasible salary. He’s hit 15 or more points in three straight games, and a home game against Stoke just makes sense to roll him out again. When someone is producing fantasy points at the rate Cabaye is, without goals or assists, I don’t overthink it and just ride the hot hand.
Others to Consider – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham; $10,300), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle; $7,800)
Renato Sanches – $4,500 – Swansea City – After nearly a one-month layoff, Sanches returned to the Swansea midfield and posted his third straight double-digit fantasy score. He took the majority of corner kicks and finished with four shots, eight crosses, three fouls drawn and 13 points last Saturday. His price is on the rise, but $4,500 is still a great value given his involvement in the Swansea attack and he’s worth targeting in all formats in a home game against Bournemouth.
Others to Consider – Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle; $4,900), Will Hughes (Watford; $4,000), Darren Fletcher (Stoke City; $3,400)
Jose Holebas – $5,600 – Watford – Holebas came off the bench last Sunday but is back in contention to start with Kiko Feminia questionable. Prior to being relegated to the bench, Holebas served as the primary corner kick taker for Watford — which is always a big boost when deciding upon a defender to pay up for.
Others to Consider – Ben Davies (Tottenham; $6,000), Ashley Young (Manchester United; $5,900)
Martin Olsson – $4,100 – Swansea City – This looks like the type of slate worth making room for two of the top defender options, but if we’re scraping for value, Olsson can be serviceable with a combined 16 crosses over his last two starts. He’s averaging seven fantasy points per game across his last five, which is about what you can expect when going for value on this slate.
Others to Consider – Joel Ward (Crystal Palace; $4,100), Erik Pieters (Stoke City; $3,900), Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace; $3,900)
David De Gea – $6,000 – Manchester United – De Gea has topped double-digits in all but one game in his last 10 appearances across all competitions, and he’s in a good spot to continue that trend considering Manchester United are the biggest favorite on the slate at home against Brighton.
Others to Consider – Hugo Lloris (Tottenham; $5,900)
Thibaut Courtois – $4,400 – Chelsea – Courtois is tasked with keeping a thriving Liverpool attack at bay, and is priced accordingly with Chelsea traveling to Anfield. While it’s a big ask, Liverpool have scored just one goal and have been held scoreless against the other top three teams in the Premier League (Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham).
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