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Tim Howard    G    Everton
Howard is edging closer to returning to the United States to play in the MLS next season, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Howard has spent the last 10 years at Everton, and could head to the United States this summer. The Colorado Rapids are the latest team to be identified as a potential suitor for the veteran, and Everton may allow him to leave on a free transfer.
Memphis Depay    F    Manchester United
Depay was dropped to Manchester United's under-21 side on Monday where he responded by helping to create three of the team's seven goals against Norwich, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Depay joined Phil Jones and Adnan Januzaj in the match. The striker made a cameo appearance from the bench in United's draw with Chelsea last weekend, but made a missed pass that jump started Chelsea's attack to draw level.
Jamaal Lascelles    D    Newcastle United
Lascelles is eligible to face Chelsea on Saturday after serving a one-match red-card ban.

Fantasy Analysis

Given the injury issues that Newcastle continue to deal with, including many along the back line, Lascelles could grab a rare start, though the defensive matchup against Chelsea is far from ideal, even with their struggles this season.
Fabricio Coloccini    D    Newcastle United
Coloccini played Saturday's match against West Brom with a swollen knee, the Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Newcastle picked up a rare clean sheet during Saturday's game, and while it's certainly a plus that Coloccini is able to continue playing, a repeat shutout appears unlikely against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Daryl Janmaat    D    Newcastle United
Janmaat should be able to play Saturday against Chelsea despite dealing with dead leg, the Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Newcastle are dealing with a host of injuries throughout the team, particularly in defense, so while Janmaat's ailment certainly isn't good, it's a relief that he's not facing a significant time on the sideline.
Sam Byram    D    West Ham United
Byram could become the starter at right back, with James Tomkins out for 2-to-4 weeks with a calf injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Joey O'Brien is expected to start Tuesday's FA Cup match against Liverpool, though that's only because Byram is cup-tied. Byram is very much an attacking fullback, and he could be a solid alternative on the opposite side of Aaron Cresswell.
James Tomkins    D    West Ham United
Tomkins is expected to be out for up to four weeks after suffering a calf injury during the warmup before Saturday's match against Southampton. "James Tomkins got injured in the Southampton game, he felt it before the warm up but he said he was OK," manager Slaven Bilic said Monday. "At half-time he said he was OK but shortly after that it went, itís a calf injury. He has a scan this morning, so after that weíll know more. Itís probably a few weeks if we are lucky, maybe more. Itíll be two to four weeks."

Fantasy Analysis

Tomkins has been a regular starter at right back but the depth will surely be tested, as Arsenal-loanee Carl Jenkinson is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL. Sam Byram is a possibility for Saturday's Premier League match against Norwich City, though he is unable to play Tuesday against Liverpool in the FA Cup because he is cup-tied, which should allow Joey O'Brien to get a rare start.
Cameron Brannagan    M    Liverpool
Brannagan will not play in Tuesday's FA Cup match against West Ham due to an illness, manager Jurgen Klopp said Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

Brannagan is way too far away from first-team football during Premier League matches, so his fantasy value is basically unaffected by the illness.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge, who was available off the bench Saturday against Sunderland after recovering from a hamstring injury, is expected to play during Tuesday's FA Cup match with West Ham, manager Jurgen Klopp said Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

Due to two early injuries elsewhere, Sturridge was unable to play against the Black Cats, and while he is expected to participate in some part during Tuesday's tie, it's still undecided if he'll get the start. If he's able to make it through without suffering any kind of setback, he could be in line to start Sunday's Premier League match against Aston Villa, though Roberto Firmino has played well up front recently.
Divock Origi    F    Liverpool
Origi (knee) is expected to play during Tuesday's FA Cup match against West Ham, manager Jurgen Klopp said Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

Origi hasn't played since suffering his injury back on Boxing Day, and while his return to fitness is surely a boost, it's unclear if he'll get a shot at starting during Premier League play, as Roberto Firmino has done well in the striker role of late. Additionally, Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge are fit, which only complicates the selection decision for Klopp.