FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Targets

FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Targets

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FORWARDS / MIDFIELDERS

Mohamed Salah, LIV at WOL ($22): Salah is leading the league in goals, assists, shots on goal and is third in chances created. His floor is in the double digits and even more impressive, he's scored more than 29 fantasy points in 10 of 14 matches. Wolverhampton are solid defensively, but Liverpool and Salah are the league's top attacking side and have scored four goals in three-straight matches. Diogo Jota ($20) has scored in three straight while Sadio Mane ($19) is scoreless in three outings and is likely to be the least owned of Liverpool's front three. Should any of those three miss Saturday's match due to the congested schedule, Takumi Minamino ($8) or Divock Origi ($17) could come into the starting XI as replacements. 

Callum Wilson, NEW v. BRN ($19): Burnley concede the second-most shots on goal and chances created of the eight teams playing Saturday. Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin ($17) lead Newcastle in shots on goal, while Wilson is just ahead of Saint-Maximin in goals (5-3). Burnley are mid-table in terms of goals conceded, so this could be a good opportunity for one or both to have a productive outing. For Burnley, Maxwel Cornet ($18) has been their best attacker and is likely to benefit from playing a Newcastle defense that's conceded the most goals in the league and lead this slate in conceding shots on goal and chances created. Chris Wood ($16) and Dwight McNeil ($15) are two good alternatives if you don't have enough money for Cornet. 

Jack Grealish, MCI at WAT ($18): Grealish was a late substitute during Wednesday's win over Aston Villa after missing the previous three matches due to injury. Prior to injury, he was one of the first names on the team sheet and could come back into the starting XI now that he's healthy. Given his recent absence, his price is a bit lower than Gabriel Jesus ($20), Kevin De Bruyne ($19) and Bernardo Silva ($19). Grealish has been a consistent 15 points when in the starting XI and City have the highest-implied goal total against Watford, which makes room for Phil Foden ($18) if you prefer a stack and he makes the starting XI. 

Solomon March, BHA at SOU ($9): Pascal Gross ($14) has taken the majority of free kicks for Brighton this season, but he was left out of the starting XI during Wednesday's draw with West Ham. Solomon March replaced Jeremy Sarmiento in the 13th minute and took free kicks for the rest of the match and ended with 10.8 points. If both Gross and Sarmiento miss out, March could be in line for set pieces and a serviceable showing at a friendly price. Johann Berg Gudmundsson ($9) is another good option in this range if March isn't in the starting XI and you need a budget-friendly play. 

DEFENDERS

Joao Cancelo, MCI at WAT ($14): Manchester City have the best clean-sheet odds for their trip to Watford and Joao Cancelo has been their top defender through 14 matches. Similar to Trent Alexander-Arnold ($15), Cancelo consistently scores more than 20 fantasy points due to frequent clean sheets and his attacking forays. Watford have conceded the third-most goals in the league and should present a great opportunity for Manchester City players to have a big day. Kyle Walker ($8) is City's cheapest expected starter if you're playing for a clean-sheet bonus.  

Lyanco, SOU v. BHA ($6): Jan Bednarek is sidelined due to injury and Jack Stephens ($12) is questionable with a leg injury. This should lead to Lyanco coming back into the starting XI at center-back. He's definitely second choice to those players but did start two matches ago against Liverpool, where he finished with 15.6 points despite a 4-0 loss. Southampton are actually favored in this match with the third-best clean sheet odds, which bodes well for their defense. If Lyanco starts, he'll be one of the cheapest available players that will help your budget and allow you to stack some of the more expensive attackers. 

GOALKEEPERS

Alex McCarthy, SOU v. BHA ($10): Ederson ($14) has the highest clean-sheet odds and his price reflects that. Alisson Becker ($13) is close behind him as both players are tied for the league lead in clean sheets with seven. Both teams are in a good position to add their eighth if you want to play for the clean-sheet bonus and win. Southampton hosting Brighton has the lowest-implied goal total, putting both Robert Sanchez ($10) and Alex McCarthy ($10) as potential candidates. They've both conceded 10 goals over their past six matches, but Brighton are winless in their last six while Southampton are 2-2-2, giving McCarthy a slight edge in my mind. Southampton are also playing at home, leading me further to go with McCarthy. Burnley against Newcastle isn't the most enticing match on the slate in terms of attack, making Nick Pope ($9) a potential play, though Martin Dubravka ($11) has the advantage of playing at home. 

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