26-Year-Old Defender Southampton Premier
Yoshida played the entirety of Southampton's season opening loss at Liverpool on Sunday.
Yoshida slotted next to Jose Fonte in central defense, filling the void created after Southampton sold Dejan Lovren to Liverpool this summer. The Japanese international's promotion to the starting XI is hardly surprising, as he managed 31 starts in 2012-2013, before Lovren's arrival last summer limited him to just seven starts last term. With a more consistent role this season, Yoshida's fantasy stock is on the rise, but will largely hinge on how Southampton's defense holds up amid numerous departures in the transfer window.