The Premier League rolls on with Saturday’s main slate featuring a pair of heavy favorites to target as well as some relegation battles to consider. Let’s take a closer look at how the different scenarios affect the studs and values at each position.
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool ($11,600) – I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, but once again, Mo Salah is an elite option on this slate. He’s scored in six consecutive games, and at home versus Newcastle puts him in prime position to make it seven in a row.
Others to Consider – Harry Kane, Tottenham ($12,000); Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City ($9,500), Roberto Firmino, Liverpool ($9,100)
Nathan Redmond, Southampton ($4,900) – Redmond was active over a full 90-minute shift last weekend with three shots, five crosses and 8.5 DraftKings points in his first start since December. He took three of Southampton’s five corner kicks on the day, and if he’s back in the starting lineup at home against Stoke, he could open up some value in the second forward slot.
Others to Consider – Jordon Ibe, Bournemouth ($6,100); Jordan Ayew, Swansea ($5,900); Troy Deeney, Watford ($4,900)
Christian Eriksen, Tottenham ($9,800) – Eriksen has resumed his role as Tottenham’s primary set-piece taker, and he’s registered a combined 40 crosses over his last four appearances. He’s got a double-digit floor through shots and crosses alone and gets another exploitable matchup playing at home versus Huddersfield Town.
Others to Consider – Sadio Mane, Liverpool ($9,000); James Ward-Prowse, Southampton ($8,300); Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke City ($8,100)
Ki Sung-Yueng, Swansea ($4,400) – Ki continues to provide value as a set piece taker in the $4K range, with 9.8 points or more in three straight games. With Swansea teetering on the relegation bubble, I’m expecting Ki and company to come out motivated at home against West Ham.
Others to Consider – James Milner, Liverpool ($6,800), Chris Brunt, West Bromwich Albion ($5,900)
Jose Holebas, Watford ($5,700) – Holebas returned to his more natural role at left back last weekend, and he topped 11 points in the process. He continues to stand over most of Watford’s corner kicks when he’s on the field, and with Gerard Deulofeu potentially missing out through injury, he should continue to produce in that role.
Others to Consider – Ben Davies, Tottenham ($6,300); Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool ($5,600); Daryl Janmaat, Watford ($4,900)
Martin Olsson, Swansea ($4,100) – Olsson has a combined 19 crosses over his last three games, and he even got a couple of shots off in his last outing. He hit 7.5 points in that one and is in a good spot to continue to exceed that at home versus West Ham.
Others to Consider – Simon Francis, Bournemouth ($4,300); Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool ($4,100); Moritz Bauer, Swansea ($4,000)
Hugo Lloris, Tottenham ($6,000) – Lloris has a clean sheet in four of his last five EPL appearances. Up next is a Huddersfield side that he shut out back in September, and while their attack has shown signs of life recently, they have struggled mightily against top of the table clubs.
Others to Consider – Loris Karius, Liverpool ($5,800)
Jack Butland, Stoke City ($4,100) – Butland racked up nine saves at Leicester last weekend and managed 16 points despite a glaring gaffe that saw him deflect the equalizer into his own net. He’s had five saves or more in three straight outings, and in a relegation battle at Southampton, he’ll have to be up to the task again if Stoke are to come away with a result.
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