TheSix Fantasy Soccer: Saturday Premier League Value Plays
TheSix Fantasy Soccer: Saturday Premier League Value Plays

This article is part of our TheSix Fantasy Soccer series.

MATCHES (EST)

7:30 a.m: Burnley v. Manchester City
10:00 a.m: Bournemouth v. Stoke City
10:00 a.m: Brighton v. West Ham
10:00 a.m: Leicester City v. Swansea City
10:00 a.m: Manchester United v. Huddersfield
10:00 a.m: West Brom v. Southampton
12:30 p.m: Arsenal v. Everton

STRIKERS

Romelu Lukaku, MUN v. HUD (€9M): Lukaku hasn't lived up to expectations this season, but now with some reinforcements around him he may see an uptick in opportunities. He scored a goal and hit 12 points in his last home game, and now at home against Huddersfield he's in a spot where a breakout game would be no surprise.

Alexis Sanchez, MUN v. HUD (€8M): Sanchez had a forgettable night in his Manchester United Premier League debut, but he still managed to top 10 fantasy points in Wednesday's 2-0 loss to Spurs. He's arguably the best play on the slate matched up with a sputtering Huddersfield side, and at nearly half the cost of the most expensive options he should be one of the first players selected to your lineup.

Sam Vokes, BUR v. MCI (€7M): Vokes may or may not start, but he's listed here as a reminder to look for any values from the first set of starting lineups since there's no late swap on The Six. Using players from the early game locks in points without the risk of having a non-starter in your lineup from a match later on the slate.

MIDFIELDERS

Ilkay Gundogan, BUR v. MCI (€8M): Like Vokes, Gundogan is listed because we'll want to have heavy exposure to the early game on the slate since there's no late swap. While he's no guarantee to go 90 minutes, he's the cheapest projected starting midfielder from Manchester City and is no stranger to double-digit points when he's given a full match.

Joao Mario, WHU at BHA (€7M):Joao Mario turned in 13 fantasy points on his West Ham debut, and he should continue to feature especially with the rash of injuries within the squad.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, ARS v. EVE (€6M) and/or Aaron Ramsey, ARS v. EVE (€6M): Mkhitaryan isn't a lock to start but it would be surprising not to see Arsene Wenger shuffle the lineup after Tuesday's putrid performance at Swansea. If he's in he'd be hard pressed not to make value for the price. Ramsey topped 10 points at Swansea and regularly hits double digits when he starts, making for a nice value at €6M.

DEFENDERS

Aymeric Laporte, BUR v. MCI (€6M): Similar to Gundogan, Laporte gives us access to the early game on the slate to ensure we're getting points at each position. Laporte won four duels and made 72 accurate passes on the way to 12.05 fantasy points in his City debut Wednesday, and if he keeps the starting job he's positioned to top double-digits once again at Burnley.

Kevin Long, BUR v. MCI (€6M): Long scored 9.30 fantasy points in Wednesday's draw with Newcastle, planting him on the radar for Saturday's slate as we'll know for sure if he starts before lineups lock. A €6M defender frees up a nice chunk of change to spread around, so keep an eye for any other values that might emerge once lineups drop.

Seamus Coleman, ARS v. EVE (€6M): Coleman made his long-awaited season debut Wednesday after missing nearly a year with a broken leg. He topped 10 fantasy points and will continue to be a cheap source of points until he gets enough starts under his belt to trigger a price increase.

GOALKEEPER

Petr Cech, ARS v. EVE (€9M): Cech had a night to forget against Swansea on Tuesday, but he is in a good bounce-back spot at home against Everton. He's topped 10 points in his last four at the Emirates and will look to right the ship Saturday.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Schuyler Redpath plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: DraftKings: MONEYMACHiNE, FanDuel: coincollector, Play The Six: DraftKicks, Yahoo!: DraftKicks.
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Schuyler Redpath
Schuyler Redpath writes about fantasy soccer for RotoWire, DraftKings Playbook and MLSsoccer.com.
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