A five-game main slate is on tap Saturday, with Tottenham’s trip to last-place West Brom sticking out as a game that could be one to target for fantasy points. There are also relegation battles to be mindful of, so let’s take a look at some of the top players to target at each position.
Harry Kane, Tottenham ($12,200) — Kane eats up nearly a quarter of our salary, but up against the worst team in the league, he’s also the player most likely to explode for a multi-goal game. To be fair, West Brom have strung together a four-game unbeaten run coming against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, but Kane has a goal in three of his last four games, and I wouldn’t count him out of the Golden Boot race just yet.
Others to Consider — Son Heung-min, Tottenham ($8,600); Jamie Vardy, Leicester City ($8,200); Marko Arnautovic, West Ham ($7,700)
Gerard Deulofeu, Watford ($6,300) — Deulofeu logged 26 minutes versus Spurs on Monday in his first appearance in over two months since recovering from a broken foot. He’s a much needed attacking spark with Watford scoreless in their last three, and while he may only go 60 minutes even if he starts, he’s priced low enough to where we can take him in tournaments.
Others to Consider — Richarlison, Watford ($6,700); Charlie Austin, Southampton ($6,300); Wayne Rooney, Everton ($5,900)
Christian Eriksen, Tottenham ($10,600) — Eriksen notched three goals and one assist across five games in the month of April, good for an average of over 18 fantasy points per game in that span. Chelsea have an outside chance of catching Tottenham for fourth place and a spot in Champions League next season, so don’t expect Eriksen to take his foot off the pedal at West Brom.
Others to Consider — Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City ($9,300); Ryan Fraser, Bournemouth ($9,400); Dele Alli, Tottenham ($8,700)
Dusan Tadic, Southampton ($7,400) — Gone are the days of rostering Tadic at $4,400, at least until next season. Deeming him a value at this price may be a stretch, but comparatively, he gives us a $2K discount compared to the high-end options on this slate. With Southampton desperate for a result as they fight off relegation, Tadic has as much upside or more than some of the midfielders listed above. He exploded for a brace and 33 points last weekend and with their backs against the wall, I think we get another productive outing at Everton.
Others to Consider — Yannick Bolasie, Everton ($5,700); Joao Mario, West Ham ($5,600); Sam Clucas, Swansea City ($4,100)
Jose Holebas, Watford ($6,700) — Holebas failed to hit double digits for the first time in five games, but he was back to his role as Watford’s primary set-piece taker versus Tottenham on Monday. If Deulofeu starts, he could eat into a share of dead ball duties, which would downgrade Holebas slightly. However, I still think he has more avenues to hit double digits than the other high-end options on the board.
Others to Consider — Aaron Cresswell, West Ham ($5,700); Kieran Trippier, Tottenham ($6,200); Ben Chilwell, Leicester City ($5,900)
Martin Olsson, Swansea City ($4,400) — Olsson sent in six crosses and finished with seven points last weekend and with Swansea in the thick of a relegation battle, we can expect him to continue to play his part up-and-down the left side of the field. He’s sent in four or more crosses and taken a shot in three of his last four outings, highlighting his ability to get involved in the attack.
Others to Consider — Connor Roberts, Swansea City ($4,000)
Alex McCarthy, Southampton ($4,900) — This may be the first time I’ve recommended a road goalkeeper in this spot all season, but I’m buying in on the relegation battle here. Southampton currently sit one point back of safety and need a win ahead of Tuesday’s relegation clash at Swansea. McCarthy made six saves last weekend to help Southampton earn their first win in nearly three months, and he’s topped double-digit points in back-to-back games. With relegation looming, he could make it three straight with double figures considering Everton have little to play for at this point and have scored just two goals over their last three home games.
Others to Consider — Hugo Lloris, Tottenham ($5,900)
Ben Foster, West Bromwich Albion ($3,600) — Foster notched his second clean sheet over his last three games last Saturday, and while it’s a longshot that he’ll be able to keep Harry Kane and company off the scoresheet it’s almost certain that he’ll see several save opportunities come his way. A loss ensures relegation while a shock win could give West Brom a lifeline heading into the final game week, giving Foster good reason to be on his toes on Saturday.
Others to Consider — Joe Hart, West Ham ($4,400); Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea ($4,400)
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