FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Targets

FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Targets

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MATCHES (ET)

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FORWARDS / MIDFIELDERS

Kevin De Bruyne, MCI at BHA ($22): Gabriel Jesus ($19) should lead Manchester City's attack after a busy week for the Cityzens, which includes three games in eight days. Jesus has started most of City's Premier League matches and been productive, scoring two goals and providing four assists. Aside from Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne is the most expensive attacker on the slate and scored in consecutive matches. His chances created hasn't been that high and he'll look to bump those numbers up against a Burnley side who allow nearly 12 per 90 minutes. Alternatives include Riyad Mahrez ($18), Jack Grealish ($18) and Phil Foden ($17), all players who are capable of huge games in an uneven matchup. For the money, Ilkay Gundogan ($14) is available Saturday and would be the cheapest expected starter for City. Neal Maupay ($17) leads Brighton's attack but he'll have a tough time against one of the league's stingier outfits. Pascal Gross ($14) is likely the best value play for Brighton as he takes most set pieces.  

Raul Jimenez, WOL at LEE ($19): Leeds United concede the most chances created of the 10 teams on Saturday's slate and Raul Jimenez is averaging 2.71 chances created per 90 minutes. Leeds United are tied for the third-most goals conceded in the league, which is a great opportunity for Jimenez to continue his form, as he's scored a goal and provided two assists in his past two starts (he was a sub in last weekend's win over Aston Villa after international duty). Hwang Hee-Chan ($17) is cheaper and should start on the right side, though almost all of his value has come from goals this season, so there aren't a ton of floor points coming from the forward. Francisco Trincao ($16) and Adama Traore ($14) are competing for the same minutes on the left wing, though both have been productive with starting minutes. For Leeds, Raphinha ($19) is always the main target because of his role on set pieces and general ability to create scoring chances. They'll still be without Patrick Bamford, which will keep Rodrigo ($17) in the starting XI as an alternative to Raphinha. Mateusz Klich ($16) is a better and more consistent option who consistently hits double digits. Joao Moutinho ($9) is the cheapest option worth considering and is a solid roster filller should you run out of budget. 

Callum Wilson, NEW at CRY ($19): Callum Wilson returned to the starting XI after being sidelined since late August and immediately made an impact as he scored in the second minute of last Sunday's loss to Tottenham. He's only featured in four league games this season, but he's scored in three of them while showing enough of a floor to warrant serious consideration. Crystal Palace are mid-table in terms of goals conceded and could be a good spot to go with Allan Saint-Maximin ($17), who's likely to be the most dangerous man on the pitch. Odsonne Edouard ($19) is Palace's most expensive attacker and finished with 32.9 points in Monday's draw against Arsenal. He'll be asked to shoulder much of the load alongside Wilfried Zaha ($18), who is coming off an illness. 

Nathan Redmond, SOU v. BUR ($16): James Ward-Prowse will miss one more league match due to suspension and Nathan Redmond should benefit from taking set pieces again. He took eight of nine set pieces last week against Leeds and could be in a good spot to replicate that performance, where he provided an assist and created six scoring chances, finishing with 30 fantasy points. If he can score half that Saturday it will be a return on investment. Armando Broja ($18) was the star of the match after finishing Redmond's squared ball and should be in line for another start. Dwight McNeil ($18) is Burnley's best option and his price has increased in recent weeks to reflect that. He's scored at least 9.9 points in all eight matches this season and is likely to repeat that against Southampton. Chris Wood ($17) is relied upon as Burnley's top goalscorer, though he's scored only once this season. 

DEFENDERS

Matt Ritchie, NEW at CRY ($11): This match has the third-highest implied goal total, so it may be tough to bank on a clean sheet for either team. That said, Matt Ritchie is averaging 2.75 chances created per 90 minutes and has put up at least 10 fantasy points in seven of eight matches. He should continue that against Crystal Palace. Tyrick Mitchell ($11) is Palace's best attacking defender and operates in a similar manner to Ritchie. Both are cost friendly and have a chance to be heavily involved Saturday. 

Lucas Digne, EVE v. WAT ($11): In four of the past five matches, Lucas Digne has finished with 14.5 points or more, while scoring double digits in all five. He's somehow not one of the more expensive defenders on the slate and is in a favorable home matchup against Watford, a side who have been shut out in consecutive matches. Digne contributes in a variety of ways, but a big part of it is the points he can gain from set-piece duties like scoring chances created. William Troost-Ekong ($11) is a clearance machine and will be heavily relied upon against an Everton attack still missing Dominic Calvert-Lewin

GOALKEEPERS

Jordan Pickford, EVE v. WAT ($12): Ederson ($13) and Manchester City have the highest clean-sheet odds, which is why he's also the most expensive goalkeeper. He missed last weekend's win over Burnley and will come back into the side after starting in Champions League on Tuesday. His counterpart, Robert Sanchez ($7), is considerably cheaper and will have plenty of save opportunities, though with a much slimmer chance of a clean sheet. Nick Pope ($8) is also another cheap option in a decent matchup against Southampton. Jordan Pickford ($12) has the second-best clean sheet odds and has scored 19.5 or more points in three of his past five matches. 

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