A seven-game Premier League slate takes center stage on Saturday. Let’s take a closer look at the top targets and values at each position.
Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City ($9,500) – Mahrez came back down to earth with an eight-point performance last weekend after topping 22 points in three consecutive games before that. Newcastle have had some surprisingly good defensive performances recently, but Mahrez is in a good bounce-back spot here as he scored a goal and hit 20 points the last time these teams met and a repeat performance could be in order.
Others to Consider – Harry Kane, Tottenham ($11,600); Kevin De Bruyne ($10,300); Son Heung-Min, Tottenham ($8,900)
Solomon Rondon, West Bromwich Albion ($5,900) – Rondon was in this spot last week, and he came through with a goal and 20 points. He continues to rattle off shots as West Brom fight to stave off relegation, and he’s topped double-digit points in four straight.
Others to Consider – Chris Wood, Burnley ($5,700); Ashley Barnes, Burnley ($5,500); Jay Rodriguez, West Bromwich Albion ($4,900)
Christian Eriksen, Tottenham ($9,200) – Eriksen just continues to pile up the peripherals, and he showed up with a stunning goal in last weekend’s win over Chelsea. He’s exceeded double figure fantasy points in nine of his last 10, and Saturday at an exploitable Stoke City squad should be no different.
Others to Consider – Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United ($8,500); Raheem Sterling, Manchester City ($8,200); Pascal Gross, Brighton ($8,000)
Chris Brunt, West Bromwich Albion ($6,000) – Brunt was a letdown last week with just 5.5 fantasy points through six crosses, but I think we can roll him out again at home versus Swansea. He’s averaging over eight fantasy points per game this season and his role on set pieces puts Brunt in position to top double digits any given slate.
Others to Consider – Will Hughes, Watford ($6,000); Roberto Pereyra, Watford ($4,200); Jonjo Shelvey, Newcastle ($3,700)
Jose Holebas, Watford ($6,600) – His price is getting to where we have to wonder if he’s really worth it, and for me, the answer is yes. Holebas delivered 10 crosses, supplied an assist and finished with 17 points in his last outing, and I’ve said it before, I wouldn’t hesitate to play a set-piece taking forward or midfielder with similar upside for the same price. There’s no reason to let the steep salary for a defender deter that thought process.
Others to Consider – Ben Davies, Tottenham ($5,700); Kiko Femenia, Watford ($5,000); Ben Chilwell, Leicester City ($4,900)
Ashley Young, Manchester United ($4,400) – There’s not much to get excited about once we get past the top options, but the Manchester derby could provide some value in a match that’s expected to be tightly contested. Young has two goals and three assists on the season and if the goals start coming in, it’s not farfetched to think he can play a part.
Others to Consider – Martin Olsson, Swansea City ($4,300); Allan Nyom, West Bromwich Albion ($4,000); Aymeric Laporte, Manchester City ($3,000)
Hugo Lloris, Tottenham ($5,800) – Spurs are positioned for a top-four finish, and they should have no trouble dispatching of a Stoke City side that currently sit in the relegation zone. Stoke have lost three of their last four with just one goal to show for over that span.
Others to Consider – Ederson, Manchester City ($5,300); Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City ($5,100)
David De Gea, Manchester United ($4,100) – De Gea is up against a Manchester City attack that could potentially be without top striker Sergio Aguero. City were also just held scoreless in midweek Champions League action at Liverpool, and with such a quick turn around before Tuesday’s return leg, they may opt to rest some key attackers.
Others to Consider – Jack Butland, Stoke City ($3,700)
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