FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Targets

FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Targets

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FORWARDS / MIDFIELDERS

Mohamed Salah, LIV v. CRY ($23): There's a couple factors at play here besides Salah being an incredible goal scorer in a favorable matchup. He's scored in four of five matches this season, including Sunday's win over Leeds United and Wednesday's Champions League win over AC Milan. He's in great form and has the highest goal-scoring odds on the slate while playing for the second-biggest favorite. The one concern is that this will be his third match in seven days, though Liverpool are dealing with injuries to Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino, which should keep him in a prominent role. If Salah is too expensive, Sadio Mane ($21) has looked sharp to begin the season and will benefit from coming off the bench Wednesday. He took 10 (!) shots and scored a goal against Leeds United and will have another good opportunity against Palace. Last, but not least, Diogo Jota ($20) is the cheapest of Liverpool's attack and has finished with at least 23 points in his three Premier League starts. 

Jack Grealish, MCI v. SOU ($20): Gabriel Jesus ($21) has the second-highest goal-scoring odds, which makes sense considering City's matchup with Southampton. It'll be interesting to see what sort of rotation manager Pep Guardiola uses, but we should see Grealish back in the starting XI. He's scored two goals and provided two assists over the first five matches, while also drawing fouls and creating chances. He does enough peripherally to warrant consideration even if he can't score, as he's finished with 16 or more points in all four Premier League matches. Kevin De Bruyne ($23) played 71 minutes Wednesday and could be in line to make his first Premier League start against Southampton. Raheem Sterling ($18) has been a bit of an afterthought since Grealish's arrival but could come back into the side due to the congested fixture list. Similar to Liverpool, a Man City stack isn't out of the question if you can make it work. 

Ollie Watkins, AVL v. EVE ($18): This match has the third-highest implied goal total behind the two massive favorites, which means we could see a few goals in this. Danny Ings ($19) has scored two goals and provided one assist over four matches, though he was shut out against Chelsea last time out. Meanwhile, Watkins played his first full 90 against Chelsea and impressed with six shots (two on goal) in a match where Aston Villa failed to score. Both forwards should complement each other against Everton and are viable plays. Ings should stay on penalties, which may give him a slight leg up. 

Dwight McNeil, BUR v. ARS ($14): McNeil has yet to provide a goal or assist this season ,but he's contributed in all other facets, whether it be blocked shots (four), scoring chances created (seven), shots on goal (four) or tackles (12). Those contributions have helped him score at least 16.4 points in three straight matches and in double digits in all four starts. If he can add a goal or assist against Arsenal, he could be in for a big day. Ashley Westwood ($13) operates in a similar manner and has taken the majority of set pieces for Burnley. Chris Wood ($18) will lead the line against Arsenal, while Nicolas Pepe ($19) is coming off a 45-point performance in his previous match.  

DEFENDERS

Trent Alexander-Arnold, LIV v. CRY ($15): First name on the team sheet. You can't get this sort of production from most forwards or midfielders, so make it easy on yourself and put Alexander-Arnold in your lineup. He has finished with no fewer than 19 points and has scored 45, 25 and and 37 in the other three matches. Andrew Robertson ($14) has started the past two matches and scored an identical 20.9 in both outings 

Brandon Williams, NOR v. WAT ($10): This match has the lowest implied goal total on the slate and isn't expected to be an attacking fireworks display. Norwich are actually the favorite and have the third-best clean sheet odds despite failing to win or keep a clean sheet this season. Williams has started the past two matches and has contributed a lot defensively, and he may have the opportunity to do more in attack against a similarly matched Watford side. 

GOALKEEPERS

Ederson, MCI v. SOU ($13): If for some reason you have remaining budget, Ederson has been rock solid, as expected. He has three straight clean sheets in the Premier League and has the best clean sheet odds Saturday. Alisson Becker ($12) is slightly cheaper and has also kept three clean sheets in three matches. If you want a cheaper option, take a look at Daniel Bachmann ($8) or Tim Krul ($10), who could both end up in a low-scoring match. 

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