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Simon Mignolet    G    Liverpool
Mignolet endured an inconsistent season which resulted in eighth-place finishes in both the standings and in defensive record.

Fantasy Analysis

Mignolet opened the season with three consecutive clean sheets and recorded 20 overall, but he also yielded multiple goals 15 times, including the UEFA Europa League final that the Reds dropped 3-1 to Sevilla. In Mignolet's defense, the back line in front of him was a virtual revolving door due to injuries and inconsistent form, so he will look to rebound for what should be a more competitive side in 2016/17.
Riyad Mahrez    M    Leicester City
Mahrez scored 18 goals and added 11 assists in all competitions this season.

Fantasy Analysis

The winger totaled just seven goals and seven assists in two Premier League seasons heading into the year, but he exploded out of the gate for 14 goals and seven helpers in the fist half of the seasons alone, collecting eight Man of the Match awards along the way. Mahrez's dynamic play made him the only player in the top flight with double-digit goals and assists, and the Foxes' dream run to the league title helped him garner the PFA Player of the Year award in addition to Leicester Supporters' Player of the Year honors. Mahrez is one of the hottest commodities in European football at the moment, but he seems resigned to following Jamie Vardy's suit and staying put for the 2016/17 season.
Dusan Tadic    M    Southampton
Tadic scored seven goals and provided 12 assists in 34 league matches this season.

Fantasy Analysis

Tadic again enjoyed a bit of an inconsistent season that saw him in and out of the first XI, but a late surge in which he totaled two goals and six assists in the season's final five matches gave us a glimpse of what he is capable of. Tadic actually finished tied with Dimitri Payet for third in the Premier League in assists, and he will look to finally put it all together over the course of a full campaign in 2016/17.
Roberto Firmino    F/M    Liverpool
Firmino scored 11 goals and added nine assists in all competitions in his first season in England.

Fantasy Analysis

Firmino got off to a big of a slow start and did not score his first goal until late November, but he made significant strides as the season went on and finished as the Reds' most productive offensive player. Firmino clearly became more comfortable at his new club, particularly while playing alongside compatriot Philippe Coutinho, and he should be in for another productive season in 2016/17 after a full year of adjustment time.
Ashley Williams    D    Swansea City
Williams returned to training Tuesday after suffering a bruised shoulder during Saturday's win over Northern Ireland, and he could play in Wales' Euro 2016 quarterfinal match against Belgium on Friday, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Williams has been a rock for the Wales back line, and his return will certainly be a boost against the high-powered Belgium attack. That being said, he gets most of his fantasy value through peripheral defensive stats, making him a fairly low-upside players.
Sadio Mane    M    Liverpool
Mane signed a long-term contract with Liverpool on Tuesday after transferring from Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Mane has shown tremendous fantasy upside in spurts, though consistency throughout a season has been lacking. That being said, he has great speed and should fit into manager Jurgen Klopp's plans perfectly, making him a very attractive fantasy option for the 2016/17 season.
Bastian Schweinsteiger    M    Manchester United
Schweinsteiger (knee) has insisted that he is fit enough to play an important role in Germany's Euro effort, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The midfielder's final game for Manchester United last season came in March due to a knee injury. He has been working on his fitness since then, and has made three substitute appearances in the Euro tournament so far. He indicates now that he is healthy enough to play even more this summer.
Nathan Redmond    M    Southampton
Redmond signed a five-year deal with Southampton after transferring from Norwich for a fee believed to be about 10 millioj, according to the BBC.

Fantasy Analysis

Redmond is a young and talented prospect and he may be the perfect replacement for the potential renegade - Sadio Mane, who seems to be Liverpool-bound. The former, an England under-21 star, finished last season with six goals, three assists and 1.5 shots per game in 35 Premier League appearances (24 starts) for a total of 13 goals in 122 appearances during his three-year spell with the Canaries.
Steven Davis    M    Southampton
Davis started all four games for Northern Ireland in Euro 2016, tallying one shot on target, six crosses, four dribbles and a yellow card on six fouls. He takes his international record to 87 caps and eight goals. N. Ireland lost 1-0 to Wales on Saturday with Gareth McAuley's own goal and were knocked out of the tournament at the round of 16.

Fantasy Analysis

Davis had a great campaign for Southampton last season to help them earn an Europa League spot. The 31-year-old creative midfielder lined up all over the midfield checking in some decent fantasy production. He finished his season with five goals and three assists in 34 Premier League appearances (31 starts).
Craig Cathcart    D    Watford
Cathcart started all four games for Northern Ireland in Euro 2016, recording one shot off target, one clean sheet, five tackles and one yellow card on four fouls. He takes his international record to 32 caps and two goals. N. Ireland lost 1-0 to Wales on Saturday with Gareth McAuley's own goal and were knocked out of the tournament at the round of 16.

Fantasy Analysis

Cathcart had a solid campaign for a stingy, for the most part of the year, Watford defense last season. The 27-year-old center back, though, wasn't the most productive player in the league finishing the season with one goal, one own goal, 10 clean sheets and 45 tackles in 35 Premier League appearances (34 starts).