A five-game Premier League slate takes center stage on Saturday. Here we’ll hit on the top targets and values at each position for your DraftKings lineups.
Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City ($12,100) – Once again it’s Manchester City players sticking out as the top options on the board. While Sergio Aguero ($11,700) carries more goal scoring upside, De Bruyne comes with a double-digit floor thanks to his involvement on set pieces. Additionally, he’s been in top form at home, with a goal, two assists and 58 DraftKings points in his last two at Etihad Stadium.
Others to Consider – Sergio Aguero, Manchester City ($11,700); Raheem Sterling, Manchester City ($10,500); Theo Walcott, Everton ($8,600)
Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Burnley ($7,100) – Gudmundsson turned up with a big goal to salvage a point against Manchester City in his last outing, and he continues to be the go-to on all of Burnley’s set pieces. He’s scored over 13 points in three of his last five — coming against the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool. He should continue to push double digits in a nice matchup at Swansea.
Others to Consider – Cenk Tosun, Everton ($6,200); Jordan Ayew, Swansea City ($5,900); Yannick Bolasie, Everton ($5,000)
Joao Mario, West Ham ($7,500) – Mario has swung in 13 crosses and he’s totaled 27.80 fantasy points in two games since joining West Ham. Unfortunately, his price has caught up with him as it’s jumped $2K since he was added to the player pool. Regardless of the price increase, his production has been too good to ignore in a favorable home game against Watford.
Others to Consider – Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke City ($9,200); Bernardo Silva, Manchester City ($7,700); Gylfi Sigurdsson, Everton ($7,600)
Gerard Deulofeu, Watford ($5,800) – Deulofeu played a big part in Watford’s 4-1 dismantling of Chelsea on Monday, scoring a goal and notching 19 points in his Vicarage Road debut. He took four of six corner kicks on the day, boosting his fantasy allure standing over set pieces for his new club.
Others to Consider – Solly March, Brighton ($5,200); Ki Sung-Yueng, Swansea City ($3,700)
Daryl Janmaat, Watford ($4,800) – I’m not sure if Janmaat can truly be considered a “stud” in this spot, but looking at the options above him, a case can be made for Janmaat emerging as one of the best options in the defender pool. He’s taken three shots in two of his last three games and given his nose for goal, Janmaat carries the goal-scoring upside that could be the difference maker in tournaments.
Others to Consider – Danilo, Manchester City ($5,600); Seamus Coleman, Everton ($5,100); Jose Holebas, Watford ($5,000)
Bruno, Brighton ($3,400) – Bruno won’t go away as long as he’s near minimum price and starting. There’s nothing flashy about him, but he continues to serve as a cheap outside back that contributes a share of points on both sides of the ball. He also makes for a placeholder to remind you to scour for values at the position that might emerge once lineups are announced.
Others to Consider – Charlie Taylor, Burnley ($3,300)
Jack Butland, Stoke City ($5,200) – Butland hasn’t allowed a goal in consecutive home games and now gets a Brighton attack with just one away goal to their name in their last seven road matches. He’s averaging over nine fantasy points per game across his last five outings, and with Stoke currently sitting in the relegation zone, he’ll be counted on to help lead them to a full three points at home.
Others to Consider – Ederson, Manchester City ($5,900); Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea City ($5,000)
Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City ($3,600) – Schmeichel has posted back-to-back negative scores and is on the road in the toughest matchup of the day at Manchester City. While this play could go downhill very quickly, Schmeichel is less than a month removed from a seven-save, 19 point clean sheet at Chelsea. Those are the kind of performances that help take down tournaments, so taking a shot with Schmeichel in GPP’s can be justified.
Others to Consider – Orestis Karnezis, Watford ($4,500)
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