We’ve reached the final gameweek of the season, and while most everything has already been decided there are still a few scenarios to be mindful of. As always with the final match week of the season, all games kickoff at the same time, and roster rotation can be expected so be sure to comb over starting lineups. Let’s take a look at the top targets and values for Sunday’s slate.
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool ($10,800) – Liverpool need a win to lock in a top four spot, and at home versus Brighton the Reds check in as the biggest favorite on the slate. Salah’s 31 goals are three more than Harry Kane’s haul heading into the final week, and I’m expecting him to cap off a dream season with an insurance goal or two to make no mistake who the Golden Boot winner is.
Others to Consider – Harry Kane, Tottenham ($10,500); Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City ($9,300); Roberto Firmino, Liverpool ($8,000)
Jordan Ayew, Swansea ($6,000) – Swansea’s only hope of avoiding relegation is to pull off a big win at home versus Stoke City coupled with a big Southampton loss to Manchester City. It’s an unlikely scenario, but with all games kicking off simultaneously there’s no reason to think Swansea don’t come out with their foot on the pedal. That bodes well for Ayew, who has fired off four shots in each of his last two games, topping double digits in both.
Others to Consider – Danny Welbeck, Arsenal ($5,700); Yannick Bolasie, Everton ($5,100); Victor Moses, Chelsea ($5,300)
Christian Eriksen, Tottenham ($9,400) – Eriksen is averaging over 14 fantasy points per game over his last 10 starts and has arguably the safest floor of any player on the board. Tottenham are playing to lock in third place, and with Spurs looking to feed Harry Kane early and often, we should see Eriksen’s usual healthy helping of crosses.
Others to Consider – Willian, Chelsea ($8,600); Sadio Mane, Liverpool ($8,400); Ryan Fraser, Bournemouth ($7,900)
Lewis Cook, Bournemouth ($3,000) – Cook has five crosses in back-to-back games thanks in large part to his share of corner kicks. He doesn’t do much else, but he doesn’t have to do a lot to make value, and at near minimum price he opens up a sizeable chunk of salary.
Others to Consider – Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea ($6,200); Granit Xhaka, Arsenal ($5,200); Ki Sung-Yueng, Swansea City ($5,000)
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool ($5,600) – Alexander-Arnold has a combined 21 crosses over his last three outings, and with Liverpool looking to lock in a top-four finish, he should continue to be active going forward in the season finale. Add in a potential clean sheet bonus and there’s good reason to feel good about another double digit outing from TAA.
Others to Consider – Benjamin Mendy, Manchester City ($5,400); Ashley Young, Manchester United ($5,400); Ben Davies, Tottenham ($5,200)
Leighton Baines, Everton ($4,400) – Baines sent in six crosses and took two of Everton’s three corner kicks in his last game, and with primary set piece takers Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney ruled out through injuries he should continue to deputize on set pieces.
Others to Consider – Connor Roberts, Swansea City ($4,400); Cedric Soares, Southampton ($4,300); Martin Olsson, Swansea City ($4,300)
Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea ($5,200) – Swansea have a far-fetched shot at leapfrogging Southampton to avoid relegation, as they would have to overturn a nine-goal differential on the final day. It’s highly unlikely that they’ll get there, but they should be pressing for goals at home versus Stoke City. This means Fabianski should see a handful of opportunities for saves if Stoke are able to counterattack, and with a decent shot at a five point win bonus I think Fabianski is in a good position to hit double digits for the second straight game.
Others to Consider – Lloris Karius, Liverpool ($6,000); Sergio Romero, Manchester United ($5,800)
Alex McCarthy, Southampton ($3,900) – McCarthy notched a clean sheet in a big win over Swansea on Tuesday to put Southampton in the driver’s seat for the final spot in the safe zone. As mentioned above, Swansea have a slim chance to catch them but that would mean Southampton would have to get rocked at home by Manchester City and Swansea would have to post multiple goals without conceding for the stars to align. Given Manchester City’s potent attack, it’s not unthinkable that they could hang a few on Southampton, but I think McCarthy comes up with enough saves to see Southampton to safety which should in turn translate to a useful fantasy score at a bargain price.
I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is MONEYMACHiNE) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.