A busy holiday schedule brings us a big midweek Premier League slate, with seven games in store Wednesday. The congested schedule means there will be some roster rotation, so be sure to watch for starting lineups once they are announced to ensure your players are active.
Let’s hit on some of the top players and potential values to target for Wednesday’s featured slate.
STUDSHarry Kane, Tottenham ($11,200) — Kane was right back at it again over the weekend, firing seven shots and bagging a brace in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Stoke. He has found the net in four of his last five appearances and — taking into account his ability to bag goals in bulk — Kane could be the difference maker in tournaments.
Others to consider — Sergio Aguero, Manchester City ($10,000); Son Heung-Min, Tottenham ($8,700); Roberto Firmino, Liverpool ($8,400)
VALUESCharlie Austin, Southhampton ($6,300) — Austin has made his mark on the scoresheet in each of his last three starts, accumulating 11 shots and six shots on goal in that span. He has four of Southampton’s last six goals and — barring rotation — should continue to serve as their main attacking threat at home against Leicester City.
Other to consider — Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool ($6,400)
STUDSPhilippe Coutinho, Liverpool ($10,600) — Coutinho has piled up a combined 79 DKFP in his last two starts on the strength of four goals and two assists. He was rested over the weekend, but he should be back pulling the strings in the attack Wednesday in a favorable home game against West Brom.
Others to consider — Christian Eriksen, Tottenham ($9,600); Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal ($9,500)
VALUESManuel Lanzini, West Ham ($6,000) — Lanzini was an integral part of West Ham’s 1-0 upset of Chelsea on Saturday, sending in six crosses and assisting on the winning goal. He has hit double-figure DKFP in six of his last seven appearances, and while Arsenal presents a stiff challenge, Lanzini has proven he’s capable of producing even against upper-tier opposition.
Others to consider — Dusan Tadic, Southampton ($5,900); James Ward-Prowse, Southampton ($5,600); Marc Albrighton, Leicester City ($5,400)
STUDSDanny Rose, Tottenham ($6,200) — After missing out over the weekend, Rose is a prime candidate to shuffle into Spurs’ starting lineup. He has managed seven or more crosses in each of his last four starts, and he’s in another good spot at home against Brighton to rack up both defensive and attacking points.
Others to consider — Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool ($5,800); Serge Aurier, Tottenham ($5,700); Daley Blind, Manchester United ($5,500)
VALUESArthur Masuaku, West Ham ($4,100) — Looking for value on this slate is tricky, with arguably the on-paper best all having tough matchups. That said, Masuaku came away with nine points against Chelsea on Saturday, and he has pumped in five or more crosses in four of his last five starts.
Other to consider — Martin Olsson, Swansea ($4,100)
STUDSHugo Lloris, Tottenham ($6,000) — Tottenham is among three heavy home favorites on Wednesday’s slate and will face a Brighton attack that have scored only one goal over its last four games. While this doesn’t appear to be the type of slate to pay up at keeper, a case could be made for Lloris if you’re aiming to lock in five points for the win bonus, with a good possibility of another five for the clean sheet bonus being the gravy on top.
Others to consider — Simon Mignolet, Liverpool ($5,900); David de Gea, Manchester United ($5,800)
VALUESAdrian, West Ham ($4,000) — Adrian was a key part of West Ham’s shock win over Chelsea, with 14.5 DKFP in a clean sheet win at home over the weekend. Arsenal surely will test West Ham with multiple shots, presenting Adrian with another opportunity to turn in another good score.
Other to consider — Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea ($3,600)
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