After a brief international break, the Premier League is back with a six-game fantasy soccer main slate Saturday. Let’s key in on the top targets and values that could take your team to the top in the EPL $50K Backheel Special [$10K to 1st].
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City vs. Fulham, $10,600 — Aguero assisted on the match-winner in his most recent outing, collecting 11.5 DK points along the way. He’s off to a hot start with three goals and an assist, and considering he’s done all that in the comfort of his home stadium, another home game against a Fulham side that have let in at least two goals in four consecutive games bodes well for Aguero.
Others to Consider — Raheem Sterling, Manchester City ($9,600); Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United ($9,400); Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City ($8,700)
Steve Mounie, Huddersfield Town vs. Crystal Palace, $4,700 — Mounie has yet to open his account, but he’s taken six shots — including four on goal — over his past two games, and he should continue to be an attacking threat at home vs. Crystal Palace. As a mostly goal-dependent forward, he’s far from a safe play, but for the price, Mounie is well worth a flier if firing off multiple GPP entries.
Others to Consider — Andros Townsend, Crystal Palace ($6,300); Joshua King, Bournemouth ($6,000); Jordan Ayew, Crystal Palace ($5,900)
Eden Hazard, Chelsea vs. Cardiff City, $10,500 — Hazard bagged a goal for the second straight game last time out and, with another cushy matchup at home, he’s a fine play in both cash games and tournaments. He’s contributed at least a goal or an assist in all four games to start the season and after seeing Cardiff ship three goals to Arsenal in their most recent outing, there’s reason to believe Hazard keeps the production going on Saturday.
Others to Consider — Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United ($9,200); Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City ($9,000); Willian, Chelsea ($8,800)
Philip Billing, Huddersfield Town vs. Crystal Palace, $3,900 — Billing is averaging 11 fantasy points per game across the first four games of the season, helped by his 21-point outburst at Everton before the international break. While he lacks set piece appeal, he’s shown he can rack up points across multiple categories, and for $3,900, he doesn’t have to do much to make value.
Others to Consider — James Maddison, Leicester City ($7,300); Luka Milivojevic, Crystal Palace ($5,200); Granit Xhaka, Arsenal ($4,300)
Benjamin Mendy, Manchester City vs. Fulham, $7,100 — Mendy notched his fourth assist of the season last time out and, while he didn’t do much else, he continues to prove his worth going forward. He’s tied with Jose Holebas for the most assists in the league through four games, and with goals expected against Fulham, it would be no surprise to see Mendy involved again.
Others to Consider — Marcos Alonso, Chelsea ($6,500); Jose Holebas, Watford ($5,600); Diego Rico, Bournemouth ($5,400)
Chris Lowe, Huddersfield Town vs. Crystal Palace, $4,000 — Lowe returned to the lineup last game and resumed his role taking on a share of Huddersfield’s set pieces. He finished with seven crosses, and if he remains in the lineup, Lowe gives us rare cheap exposure to set pieces at the defender position.
Others to Consider — Joe Bennett, Cardiff City ($4,100); Florent Hadergjonaj, Huddersfield Town ($3,800)
Kepa, Chelsea vs. Cardiff City, $6,000 — Kepa has hit double-digit points in three of four games so far and now gets a Cardiff City team that have been shut out in three of four. Everything sets up nicely for another good return from Kepa, albeit at top dollar at the position.
Others to Consider — Ederson, Manchester City ($5,900); David de Gea, Manchester United ($5,300); Petr Cech, Arsenal ($5,200)
Ben Foster, Watford vs. Manchester United, $4,300 — Foster and Watford have been a big surprise to start the season, reeling off four straight wins, including a big one over Tottenham in their most recent outing. Manchester United present another stiff challenge, but at home, Foster looks like a good value given the current run of form that both teams are in.
Others to Consider — Neil Etheridge, Cardiff City ($3,700)
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