FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Targets
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Targets

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MATCHES (EDT)

10:00 a.m: Southampton v. Bournemouth
10:00 a.m: Burnley v. Brighton
10:00 a.m: Crystal Palace v. Leicester City
10:00 a.m: Huddersfield v. Everton
10:00 a.m: Newcastle v. West Brom
12:30 p.m: Swansea City v. Chelsea

GOALKEEPER

Nick Pope, BUR v. BHA ($5,500): Brighton have scored just four goals in their past four games, including three shutouts. Only three teams in the league have scored fewer goals than Brighton this season, and Burnley are tied with Chelsea for the fifth-best home defense in the league. On top of that, Pope has made at least four saves in six of the past 10 games.

DEFENDERS

Ryan Bertrand, SOU v. BOU ($5,500): Bertrand has been starting as a left wing-back lately, and this gives him a great chance of creating some scoring chances Saturday. He nabbed an assist from this position two weeks ago against Chelsea, and a softer matchup against Bournemouth should allow him to get into open space to cross in deliveries for Southampton's goal scorers, Charlie Austin ($7,500) and Shane Long ($8,000).

Ben Chilwell, LEI at CPL ($5,500): Chilwell has taken over the left-back position from Christian Fuchs, who hasn't started a match since March 3. Chilwell has been sending in a ton of crosses as he gets more comfortable in the backline, and there likely won't be a true right winger that he will have to worry about Saturday, so he should have a lot of freedom to get forward. He has provided two assists in the past five games, and has reached 20 fantasy points in three contests during that span.

Emerson, CHE at SWA ($5,000): FanDuel did not adjust Emerson's price in light of Marcos Alonso's suspension, and in his first start since February (when he had in an assist), he came back with another assist. With two assists in his past two starts, Emerson provides solid upside in place of Alonso, whose price is $1,000 higher.

MIDFIELDERS

Ryan Fraser, BOU at SOU ($7,500): Fraser might be able to finish the season as a regular starter, with Junior Stanislas out injured, and if so, he is likely to end the year with a bang. He enters Saturday having scored at least 18 fantasy points in three of his past four starts, including just one assist in that span. This means that he has a reliable floor, especially given the fact that two of the matches were against top-three opponents. Southampton are in free fall, having allowed 12 goals in the past five games, and, though the Saints will be fighting for their lives (they are four points from safety), opponents smell blood in the water.

Andros Townsend, CPL v. LEI ($7,500): Townsend has been recently moved into a forward position alongside Wilfried Zaha, which has gotten him closer to goal, though he has yet to make it count in his new role. He has reached at least 16 fantasy points in six of his past eight games, and that is with just one goal and assist in that span. Four of the matches were against top-five competition, so don't let the lack of goal and assist production deter you, for his fantasy numbers are only evidence of the safe floor that he provides.

Yohan Cabaye, CPL v. LEI ($7,000): Cabaye is the box-to-box midfielder of the week. He takes most of Palace's set pieces, which gives him loads of opportunities to get on the stat sheet, and he has reached 20 fantasy points, without a goal or an assist, in three of his past seven appearances. Meanwhile, Leicester have given up eight goals in the their past four away matches.

FORWARDS

Wilfried Zaha, CPL v. LEI ($9,000): Palace seems to be the stack of the day, as most of their players are simply too cheap. Some of the players priced above Zaha are not of the same level of quality as the former Manchester United man, and his 65.5 fantasy points two weeks back is evidence of his sky-high ceiling. With that game, he has three goals in his past three matches, now starting as Palace's main man up top.

Solomon Rondon, WBA at NEW ($8,000): The Venezuelan has been on a tear of late, with three goals and two assists in his past six games. He hasn't dropped below 17 fantasy points in that span, and he dropped a 39-spot last week against Liverpool. At the basement of the table, West Brom will push for goals and all three points from here on out, and Rondon will have to score if the club has any chance of surviving the relegation battle.

Joshua King, BOU at SOU ($7,500): After a couple tough spots against top-four teams, King faces a soft Southampton back line. Before coming up against Manchester United and Liverpool, King had scored in back-to-back games, and had three goals in his past five starts. His floor is not as safe as the forwards listed above, so he'll likely need to score to meet value.

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. Evan Morter plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: DraftKings: MeccaWorld.
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Evan Morter
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