Fantasy Premier League: Top EPL Picks, Values for Jan. 29

Tuesday’s slate is loaded with three big clubs in position to win and pile up goals. The main question will be which team to throw the most money at. Of course, finding the right value plays will also be useful in the EPL $20K Corner Kick Special with Fulham possibly a popular team to back as a rare favorite.

FORWARD

STUDS

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal vs. Cardiff, $9,600 — Instead of spending on goal-or-bust players like Marcus Rashford and Sergio Aguero, Aubameyang provides as much value at a cheaper rate. He’s also been much better at home with five goals and two assists in the last five matches, and that includes his 6.8-point performance against Chelsea last league match. Cardiff have allowed the most shots (90) and chances (73) over the last five gameweeks and that should lead to a floor of at least 10 fantasy points for Aubameyang.

Other Options — Marcus Rashford, Manchester United, $10,800; Sergio Aguero, Manchester City, $10,400; Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal, $9,300

VALUES

David Hoilett, Cardiff at Arsenal, $5,100 — Hoilett has at least 7.3 fantasy points in his last four matches and this is the cheapest he’s been in a while. Arsenal are big favorites, but their back line is still shaky and dealing with injuries. Even if Cardiff doesn’t score, which it hasn’t done in the last four in all competitions, Hoilett can still provide value, averaging two shots and 4.2 crosses over the last five matches.

Other Options — Steve Mounie, Huddersfield, $6,100; Jurgen Locadia, Brighton, $5,700; Ryan Babel, Fulham, $4,600


MIDFIELDER

STUDS

Paul Pogba, Manchester United vs. Burnley, $9,800 — If you have money to burn, Pogba will be hard to fade with at least 16.5 fantasy points in five of his last six starts. His floor has been around 10 points with the help of five shots and a couple chances created every match, and that’s in addition to making the score sheet in all but one of those starts. In another matchup, he’d be too expensive, but Burnley have allowed the third-most goals in the league (44) and Man United are rolling.

Other Options — Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City, $9,100; Felipe Anderson, West Ham, $8,300; Jesse Lingard, Manchester United, $7,000

VALUES

Jean Michael Seri, Fulham vs. Brighton, $4,200 — Seri has returned to fantasy relevance since he’s back on corners with 13 in the last two matches. This is one of Fulham’s most favorable matches of the season, so it only makes sense that there will be more free kick opportunities. Brighton have also allowed the second-most chances in the league and that could help Seri push his floor closer to 10 points, which is a steal for the price.

Other Options — Ander Herrera, Manchester United, $5,300; Ruben Neves, Wolverhampton, $5,000; Jason Puncheon, Huddersfield, $3,700


DEFENDER

STUDS

Ashley Young, Manchester United vs. Burnley, $6,200 — After a few duds under United’s new manager, Young has returned to viability with 18 crosses and 20.5 fantasy points in the last two matches. If that continues, he could easily match Lucas Digne’s floor for much cheaper. To help, Burnley have allowed the second-most corners (157), fourth-most crosses (473) and most chances (325) this season.

Other Options — Lucas Digne, Everton, $7,400; Benjamin Mendy, Manchester City, $6,000; Nacho Monreal, Arsenal, $5,300

VALUES

Cyrus Christie, Fulham vs. Brighton, $4,100 — There are a few stipulations with Christie, but he’s had at least five fantasy points in his last four matches in which he played at least 46 minutes against a team in the bottom half of the table. He’s played a full 90 in five of his last six starts, so that shouldn’t be a problem. Christie is averaging four crosses, one tackle and one interception per 90 minutes and even has a chance for a clean sheet against Brighton.

Other Options — Jonny, Wolverhampton, $4,100; Terence Kongolo, Huddersfield, $3,900; Sol Bamba, Cardiff, $3,300


GOALKEEPER

STUDS

David De Gea, Manchester United vs. Burnley, $5,900 — It’s hard to see De Gea not getting at least seven fantasy points with a win likely and the second-best odds for a clean sheet. The hope is that he’s forced into a couple saves, but doesn’t allow one against Burnley, who have just nine goals in 12 road matches this season.

Other Options — Ederson, Manchester City, $6,000; Bernd Leno, Arsenal, $5,800; Jordan Pickford, Everton, $5,300

VALUES

Jonas Lossl, Huddersfield vs. Everton, $4,200 — If you throw out the Man City loss, Lossl has at least five fantasy points in his last four starts. He’ll likely allow at least one goal against Everton, but he’s held value because of saves and that should be the case again. It also helps that Everton are struggling and have lost their last three on the road, most recently in the FA Cup to Millwall.

Other Options — David Button, Brighton, $4,500; Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham, $4,300; Tom Heaton, Burnley, $3,600


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