For DraftKings purposes we have six matches this Saturday with most of the fantasy intrigue for me revolving around three of the fixtures. The 12:45 kick off between City and West Brom does not count in DraftKings and all 10 games count for the PlayTogga.com Perfect XI game once again.
As a reminder both of these formats offer points for crosses and fouls drawn meaning the scoring differs from the standard FPL scoring.
G: David Ospina ($5,500)
D: Kieran Trippier ($4,900)
D: Ryan Bertrand ($4,600)
M: Stewart Downing ($6,700)
M: Nacer Chadli ($5,900)
F: Harry Kane ($10,100)
F: Diafra Sakho ($7,700)
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Flex: Danny Rose ($4,500)
David Ospina @ Newcastle: Newcastle have struggled upfront without Cisse and Arsenal have been stunning at the back since Ospina has come in. Ospina has quickly established himself as a #1 keeper but his value in this game is more dependent on a clean sheet than his saves totals.
Kieran Trippier @ Southampton: One of the most valuable non-strikers in the game because of the number of crosses he can put into the box. Trippier could be miles better on a team with more prolific attacking talent but even so he is still one of the first players I lock into my line-up each week.
Ryan Bertrand vs Burnley: Another decent crosser of the ball but with a better chance of clean sheet than Trippier.
Stewart Downing vs Sunderland: Sunderland are either going to rally or crumble this week and I am banking on them crumbling. Downing has been awesome this season and he is a rare player who is capable of scoring points in literally every way.
Nacer Chadli vs Leicester: After being humiliated last week I fear Tottenham are in the mood to do some humiliating of their own. Leicester haven’t been the greatest team at the back and Chadli offers a great balance of goal threat for a cheap price.
Harry Kane vs Leicester: The most in form player in the league right now. Before last week he had at least 5 shots in each of the last four games and has scored eight goals in the last 6 weeks. Tottenham need to be at their best to finish 4th and Kane is integral to that.
Diafra Sakho vs Sunderland: Sakho is another guy who offers a great goal threat for a reasonable price. Has had 15 shots in the last three weeks but the goals have been missing so far and hopefully he can find the net this week.
Danny Rose vs Leicester: Leicester have been blunt upfront so I like the chances of a Tottenham clean sheet. Rose offers a bit going forward as well so should have a decent score this week.
GK: David Ospina
D: Kieran Trippier
D: Branislav Ivanovic
D: Danny Rose
D: Leighton Baines
M: Eden Hazard
M: Santi Cazorla
M: Raheem Sterling
M: Stewart Downing
S: Harry Kane
S: Diego Costa
Branislav Ivanovic vs Hull: One of the greatest all around threats in the world with a decent match-up against a relegation threatened team is too hard to pass up.
Leighton Baines vs QPR: Has been in and out through injury this season but when he is healthy he is a great fantasy weapon because not only does he cross the ball a lot but he takes free-kicks and penalties.
Eden Hazard vs Hull: Quite simply the best fantasy midfielder in the Premier League and a game changer.
Santi Cazorla @ Newcastle: Has been awesome over the past couple of months and regularly gives you an above average fantasy haul.
Raheem Sterling @ Man United: Liverpool need to beat United this weekend if they want top 4 and Sterling’s pace and skill could easily be the difference. He could start up-front or out wide and wither gives him a chance to score a goal in what should be an attacking match.
Diego Costa vs Hull: It’s a really nice match-up for Costa and perhaps the best one outside of Kane’s making it hard to ignore the Chelsea striker.