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Shinji Okazaki

29-Year-Old Forward     Leicester City  Premier


Birthdate:  April 16, 1986    Nationality:  Japan    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  154 lbs    
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Okazaki scored on his only shot in a 1-1 draw to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Okazaki is one of the only forwards on this team who has been struggling, but he's been playing better recently. He now has three goals on the season, which all came in his last six games. Okazaki should be able to continue to build off this run, as this is one of the most potent offenses in the Premier League.

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December 20, 2015

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Okazaki got off three shots and scored Leicester's final goal in a 3-2 win over Everton on Saturday.

Okazaki has three goals in 16 games but has failed to capitalize on the tremendous scoring of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez by picking up assists, as he has zero this season. He's also battling for playing time with Leonardo Ulloa, which limits his fantasy upside.

November 21, 2015

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Okazaki punched a goal in off his lone shot in 27 minutes of play off the bench in the 3-0 away win over Newcastle on Saturday.

A hesitant Rob Elliot left the ball in Okazakiís feet at the six-yard box and after a quick scramble the ball, eventually, crossed the line for the third goal. The Japanese started the season as a first-team member but has been unimpressive as of late and dropped to the bench for this game. With Leonardo Ulloa playing well look for this trend to continue and Okazakiís fantasy value to diminish off the bench.

August 15, 2015

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Okazaki scored in Saturdayís 2-1 win at West Ham.

Okazaki opened his account for his new club after a Jamie Vardy cross found him in the 28th minute. His initial effort was saved by West Ham Ďkeeper Adrian before it fell straight back to him and he slammed the ball home.

June 9, 2015

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Okazaki enjoyed another productive campaign for Mainz, totaling 14 goals and three assists in 34 starts.

The Japanese striker fizzled out a bit after starting the season with eight goals in his first 13 matches, but still finished with double digit goals for the second straight season after an unproductive stint with Stuttgart. Okazaki has drawn interest from the Premier League in recent weeks, with Leicester City reportedly in hot pursuit of the 29-year-old.

April 19, 2015

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Okazaki scored two first half goals as Mainz beat Freiburg 3-2 Saturday.

The striker scored his 11th and 12th league goals of the season to help send Mainz on the way to victory. The Japanese striker showed how clinical he can be in front of goal by scoring both of his shots that hit the target.

April 12, 2015

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Okazaki only registered one shot Saturday as Mainz lost 3-2 to Bayer Leverkusen.

Okazaki played the full 90 minutes of Saturday's defeat but made little impact. He only got on the ball 26 times, lower than any other starting player.

April 1, 2015

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Okazaki scored as Japan hammered Uzbekistan 5-1 in an international friendly Tuesday.

Okazaki got his 42nd international goal for Japan with a goal in the 54th minute. The Mainz frontman played 82 minutes before being replaced by Kengo Kawamata.