Deadline day has passed and several players swapped shirts prior to the Premier League transfer window closing. There are also some new faces to get familiar with, and a six-game featured slate on Saturday will give us a good look at the fantasy impact some of these midseason moves will have. Let’s take a closer look at the top targets and values for Saturday’s slate.
Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United ($10,400) – Sanchez left a lot to be desired after his Manchester United debut on Wednesday, notching just six points in a lackluster performance at Tottenham. He should have a much easier time in his Old Trafford debut against a reeling Huddersfield side, who have lost four straight by a combined score of 12-1.
Others to Consider – Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United ($10,100); Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (if he starts), Arsenal ($9,100); Jamie Vardy, Leicester City ($7,500)
Jay Rodriguez, West Bromwich Albion ($5,700) – If we can look past Wednesday’s poor result against league leaders Manchester City, Rodriguez has been rather productive over the last five games. He has four goals and an assist in all competitions over that stretch, and in a relegation battle with Southampton, he’ll be looked to for continued production.
Others to Consider – Callum Wilson, Bournemouth ($6,400); Alex Iwobi, Arsenal ($5,900); Salomon Rondon, West Bromwich Albion ($5,300)
James Ward-Prowse, Southampton ($8,500) – A lack of true “studs” puts JWP in the conversation here, as he’s topped double-digit points in four of his last five outings. He swung in 14 crosses in Wednesday’s draw with Brighton, and with Southampton currently facing relegation, they’ll need another big performance from Ward-Prowse at West Brom.
Others to Consider – Anthony Martial, Manchester United ($9,000); Paul Pogba, Manchester United ($8,600); Mesut Ozil, Arsenal ($8,100)
Joao Mario, West Ham ($5,900) – Mario hit 12 points in his West Ham debut through a combination of crosses, fouls drawn and tackles won, and he jumped right into the mix on set pieces. He took three of West Ham’s five corners on the day and should continue to be a factor with the Hammers dealing with multiple injuries.
Others to Consider – Jordon Ibe, Chelsea ($6,600); Solly March, Brighton ($5,100); Granit Xhaka, Arsenal ($5,000)
Aaron Cresswell, West Ham ($5,300) – Cresswell resumed a role on the wing due to Arthur Masuaku’s suspension for spitting on an opponent. He delivered 10 crosses and managed a pair of shots in Tuesday’s draw with Crystal Palace, and with Masuaku out until March 17th, we could see similar production from Cresswell over that span.
Others to Consider – Nacho Monreal, Arsenal ($5,700); Christian Fuchs, Leicester City ($5,000); Ryan Bertrand, Southampton ($4,800)
Sam Byram, West Ham ($3,800) – Byram lined up opposite of Cresswell and turned in a noteworthy performance with seven crosses and five interceptions. If he remains in the starting lineup he’s in a good spot to make value versus Brighton for less than $4K.
Others to Consider – Cedric Soares, Southampton ($4,400); Kieran Gibbs, West Bromwich Albion ($3,900)
David De Gea, Manchester United ($6,000) – Prior to Tuesday’s loss at Tottenham, De Gea had strung together four straight clean sheets, averaging 14 fantasy points per game over that stretch. He’s in prime position to bounce back considering Huddersfield have lost four straight and have just one goal to show for over their last five matches.
Others to Consider – Petr Cech, Arsenal ($5,800); Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City ($5,300)
Jordan Pickford, Everton ($3,700) – Paying up or settling for a mid-range goalkeeper may be the way to go on this slate, but considering Arsenal were just hammered by Swansea there could be some value in taking a shot with Pickford. Going this route on the road at an Arsenal team looking to bounce back is a risky venture, but one worth considering in large field tournaments.
Others to Consider – Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea City ($4,200)
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