The Premier League is back with six games making up the main slate on Saturday. Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City all logged heavy minutes in midweek Champions League play, so be mindful of potential squad rotation on Saturday. With that being said, let’s dig into the studs and values at each position on DraftKings.
Hugo Lloris – $6,000 – Tottenham – Tottenham have arguably the best matchup on the board with Swansea City coming to town. Swansea have been held scoreless in three out of four games so far this season, while Lloris has kept a clean sheet in three of his last four (including international).
Others to Consider – Simon Mignolet (Liverpool; $5,900), Ederson (Manchester City; $5,700)
Jonas Lossl – $4,600 – Huddersfield Town – Lossl’s run of consecutive clean sheets came to an end at three with a 2-0 loss at West Ham on Monday. He’ll look to kickstart a new streak at home against Leicester City, who have totaled a single goal over their last two matches.
Others to Consider – Heurelho Gomes (Watford; $3,900)
Benjamin Mendy – $5,900 – Manchester City – Mendy has already shown flashes of his attacking skill set, with 17 crosses in just two appearances. He contributed an assist in the 5-0 shellacking of Liverpool, and a matchup against Watford is a good opportunity for Mendy to produce another double digit fantasy score.
Others to Consider – Ben Davies (Tottenham; $6,400), Jose Holebas (Watford; $4,900)
Aaron Cresswell – $4,000 – West Ham – Cresswell sent in an eye-popping 19 crosses in Monday’s win over Huddersfield, taking 10 corner kicks in the process. It’s yet to be seen if he’ll continue to take the majority of corner kicks, but for the price, he’s worth another look in the event that he does.
Others to Consider – Nyom (West Bromwich Albion; $4,300), Daryl Janmaat (Watford; $3,800)
Phillipe Coutinho – $9,700 – Liverpool – Coutinho logged 14 minutes off the bench in Wednesday’s Champions League draw with Sevilla, and with Sadio Mane suspended, he could be in line for his first start of the season against Burnley on Saturday. The Brazilian stuffed the stat sheet last season, and with more attacking weapons at his disposal, we should see more of the same this season. If Coutinho does start, it’s doubtful that he’ll go the full 90 minutes as Liverpool look to ease him back into the rotation, but even 60-70 minutes of Coutinho at home against Burley is more than enough time for him to do his damage.
Others to Consider – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham; $10,600), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City; $10,300), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool; $8,800)
Chris Brunt – $6,100 – West Bromwich Albion – Brunt leads West Brom with six chances created and 16 corners through their first four games of the season. He was rested in their last match but should be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. He’s a relatively safe play given his role on set pieces combined with his ability to tack on points in open play, regularly hitting double digit points without a goal or an assist.
Others to Consider – Tom Ince (Huddersfield Town; $5,500), Robbie Brady (Burnley; $5,700), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool; $4,400)
Harry Kane – $11,000 – Tottenham – With a goalless August behind him, Kane is hitting his stride with six goals and two assists for club and country since the beginning of September. He’s hot off a two goal, one assist, 36-point effort in dispatching of Borussia Dortmund in midweek Champions League play, and a good matchup at home against Swansea presents a prime opportunity for Kane to keep the goals coming.
Others to Consider – Sergio Aguero (Manchester City; $10,000), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City; $9,500), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool; $8,500)
Joselu – $5,700 – Newcastle – Raise your hand if you tabbed Joselu to be leading the Premier League in shots on target through the first four games of the season. Anyone? It may come as a surprise but Joselu’s nine shots on goal lead the league. He was quoted earlier this week saying he’s looking forward to scoring and celebrating against his former employer Stoke City, and for the price, he’s worth a look in the second forward slot based on his shot volume alone.
Others to Consider – Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town; $6,200), Andy Carroll (West Ham; $5,900), Richarlison (Watford; $5,400)
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