Yahoo DFS Soccer: Saturday Premier League Picks

Schuyler Redpath
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Manchester United were dominated by Spurs on Wednesday, but Schuyler Redpath explains why the Red Devils should be popular fantasy options for Saturday's six-game slate.

Yahoo DFS Soccer: Saturday Premier League Picks

Manchester United were dominated by Spurs on Wednesday, but Schuyler Redpath explains why the Red Devils should be popular fantasy options for Saturday's six-game slate.

MATCHES (EST)

10:00 a.m: Bournemouth v. Stoke City
10:00 a.m: Brighton v. West Ham
10:00 a.m: Leicester City v. Swansea City
10:00 a.m: Manchester United v. Huddersfield
10:00 a.m: West Brom v. Southampton
12:30 p.m: Arsenal v. Everton

PLAYER RECOMMENDATIONS

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FORWARDS

Alexis Sanchez, MUN v. HUD (£26):




Sanchez went the full 90 minutes in his Manchester United Premier League debut Wednesday, but he failed to take a shot and only managed 5.65 fantasy points in a tough fixture at Tottenham. Relief comes in the form of a Huddersfield side that have lost four straight by a combined score of 12-1, and this one has the feel of a big performance from Alexis in his Old Trafford debut.

Jamie Vardy, LEI v. SWA (£22): Vardy has a goal in three of his last four appearances, and he’s also scored in consecutive home games. Swansea have pulled off a pair of shocking results, knocking off both Liverpool and Arsenal over their last two games, and if their form carries over to Leicester we should have a competitive game on hand with both teams getting chances. With Riyad Mahrez ruled out, Vardy takes on an even bigger role with a lack of scoring threats in the Leicester squad.

Theo Walcott, ARS v. EVE (£20): Walcott wasted no time in producing for his new club, scoring a brace in his home debut after he assisted on a goal in his full debut. Now he’s up against his former employer, and with the state Arsenal are in, it would be no surprise to see Walcott turn up at the Emirates with another good performance.

Romelu Lukaku, MUN v. HUD (£20): If you’re not buying into the Walcott narrative, consider Lukaku at the same price. He scored a goal and topped 15 points in his last home game and couldn’t ask for a better matchup with a reeling Huddersfield side in town.

MIDFIELDERS

Paul Pogba, MUN v. HUD (£24):

Pogba stands out in a midfielder pool that’s short on big names, especially with Mahrez expected to miss another game. He’s been pretty bad the last two, scoring a total of 3.25 points, and he was pulled in the 63rd minute of Wednesday’s dismal showing at Tottenham. If we can get past that, he has a great matchup and is back home where he’s churned out double-digit fantasy points in five of his last six starts.

Mesut Ozil, ARS v. EVE (£17): Ozil assisted on Arsenal’s lone goal in a dismal 3-1 loss at Swansea on Wednesday. He finished with 11.75 points despite the bad result, and with a retooled Arsenal attack, he’ll be asked to continue to make things happen against Everton as the new-look Gunners build chemistry.

Jordon Ibe, BOU v. STK (£15): Ibe has quietly averaged over 10 fantasy points per game across his last six as he continues to make his presence felt in the attack. He assisted on a goal in Bournemouth’s shocking 3-0 win at Chelsea on Wednesday, and now up against Stoke at home he’s in another good spot to keep it going.

DEFENDERS

Nacho Monreal, ARS v. EVE (£17):

This one kind of feels like chasing points, but Monreal has been a man on fire of late. He has a combined two goals, two assists and 38.30 fantasy points over his last two Premier League games, and his uptick in attacking production is too good to ignore at home versus Everton.

Antonio Valencia, MUN v. HUD (£15): As bad as Huddersfield have been, we’re going to want to have exposure to the Manchester United defense. Valencia provides just that, in addition to an added attacking presence in a favorable matchup at Old Trafford.

Hector Bellerin, ARS v. EVE (£14): While it’s been Monreal in the spotlight, let’s not forget that Bellerin also had a goal in consecutive games in the month of January. He’s a cheaper alternative with arguably just as much upside in what could be a back-and-forth affair with Everton.

GOALKEEPER

David de Gea, MUN v. HUD (£17):

De Gea is in the perfect bounce-back spot after a disappointing midweek loss at Tottenham. Huddersfield are in the midst of a four-game losing streak, and they’ve scored just one goal over their previous five games. Prior to the stumble to Spurs on Wednesday, De Gea had reeled off four consecutive clean sheets.




























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