RotoWire Partners

Shay Given

Goalkeeper     Stoke City  Premier

Republic of Ireland

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  Unknown

Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Show ContractHide Contract


Shay Given Contract Information:

Signed with Stoke City in July 2015 after transferring from Aston Villa.

Shay Given EPL Stats – Season Projections
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Most Popular Fantasy Soccer Stats
Season Team Mins Saves Goals Allwd Clean Sheet
2015 Proj. Stoke City 720 27 12 2

November 18, 2015    Shay Given News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Given (knee) is still not fit following his injury in the victory for Ireland over Germany in October, the BBC reports.

The 39-year-old keeper has been sidelined for both international and club duties since his injury in October. He'll continue his recovery as the Irish squad tries to qualify for Euro 2016.

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Shay Given

<a href='/soccer/showArticle.htm?id=23885'>DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: EPL Sunday Value Plays</a>

DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: EPL Sunday Value Plays

With some big tournaments Sunday, RotoWire's Alex Spalding has some value plays that will be lesser-owned to help with big GPPs.

More Shay Given Articles   View Last 30

DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: EPL Saturday Value Plays  

Shay Given: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 31, 2015

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Given will be unavailable for the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 playoff against Bosnia as he awaits knee surgery, according to Damian Spellman of the Press Association.

Given's role as Jack Butland's backup doesn't give him much fantasy Premier League value, though it's certainly a bit to the Irish squad in their quest for qualification.

October 24, 2015

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Given (knee) is available off the bench Saturday against Watford.

Given's role is as the backup, so he wasn't expected to start even with his return to fitness. Jack Butland will continue holding down the fort in front of the net.

October 15, 2015

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Given continues to receive treatment for a twisted knee he suffered during the international break, the Stoke Sentinel reports.

Given isn't Stoke's starting keeper anyway, so his absence will only allow Jakob Haugaard to sit on the bench while Jack Butland continues to start.

July 10, 2015

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Given signed a two-year contract with Stoke City on Friday after a free transfer from Aston Villa.

Given started a number of Premier League matches toward the end of last season, but with Brad Guzan expected to reclaim the No. 1 spot, Given will move to Stoke and battle for a starting job with English youngster Jack Butland. Asmir Begovic, who started most of Stoke's game last season, is widely believed to be heading to Chelsea to back up Thibaut Courtois.

May 5, 2015

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Given, who started last weekend's match against Everton, is expected to keep the starting job Saturday against West Ham, the Birmingham Mail reports.

While Given allowed two goals to Everton last week, his three saves were enough to grab a much-needed victory for a side that continues to fight off relegation. Manager Tim Sherwood would not speculate who would start the FA Cup final, saying the club needs to focus on staying in the Premier League.

May 2, 2015

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Given is starting Saturday against Everton.

It's unclear why Given is in goal, as Brad Guzan is available off the bench. It's not the best of fantasy matchups, particularly with Aston Villa seemingly trying to win games by outscoring opponents and not holding them to clean sheets.

November 7, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Given has only made one appearance for Aston Villa this season and it came during the Capital One Cup.

Given is solidly behind Brad Guzan as the starting goalkeeper and won't likely spend any time in net during Premier League play while Guzan remains healthy. Because of this, the 38-year-old should be passed over in virtually every depth of league.