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 (EDT)

7:30 a.m: Stoke City v. Crystal Palace
10:00 a.m: Bournemouth v. Swansea City
10:00 a.m: Leicester City v. West Ham
10:00 a.m: Watford v. Newcastle
10:00 a.m: West Brom v. Tottenham
12:30 p.m: Everton v. Southampton

STRIKERS

Peter Crouch, STK v. CRY (€9M): Stoke City are in a must-win spot, putting Crouch in play once again as their big target forward. He's a double-digit threat based on his ability to rack up points through duels won, and with Stoke pressing for goals he should see some opportunities to put his name on the scoresheet.

Charlie Austin, SOU at EVE (€7M): Austin is another player I'm buying into the relegation battle narrative on. He leads Southampton with seven goals on the season despite making only seven starts, and with their backs against the wall, surely goals will have to come from someone other than Dusan Tadic down the stretch.

Gerard Deulofeu, WAT v. NEW (€4M): Deulofeu returned from an extended absence due to a broken foot with a 26-minute stint against Tottenham on Monday. Watford are in desperate need of an attacking boost having gone three games without a goal, and Deulofeu provides just that if he cracks the starting lineup.

MIDFIELDERS

Xherdan Shaqiri, STK v. CRY (€9M): Shaqiri hasn't scored more than five fantasy points in either of his last two games, but it's do-or-die time and I think he steps up with a big performance Saturday. Look for him to add to his seven-goal, six-assist haul in a must-win game against Crystal Palace.

Son Heung-Min, TOT at WBA (€8M): Son is scoreless in five straight, but if his 18.45-point haul against West Brom earlier in the season is any indication, he may not need to score to make value at €8M. He did all of that without a goal or an assist, and if he's able to make his mark on the scoresheet another massive point haul would be in order.

Manuel Lanzini, WHU at LEI (€7M): Lanzini topped double digits last Sunday in his first start in over a month after missing out with a knee injury. He supplied an assist and turned in 12.55 points the last time he faced Leicester City, and Lanzini could be pushing 2x value if he continues to start.

DEFENDERS

Moritz Bauer, STK v. CRY (€7M): Taking the value with the Stoke City backline is the safe move on this slate. Bauer is averaging right at about a point per euro this season, which works just fine considering we're simply trying to avoid a goose egg from a scratched player in one of the later games.

Kurt Zouma, STK v. CRY (€7M): Zouma is another value piece from a Stoke City backline that will be doing everything in their power to get a result. He's topped double digits on numerous occasions, and again, we have the safety of guaranteed points using players from the first game.

Kevin Wimmer, STK v. CRY (€3M): Wimmer hasn't started in months but he could be included in the starting lineup Saturday due to injuries along the back. At minimum price, he would be a must-play to free up funds elsewhere, with the same going for any bargain defender who turns up on the first team sheets of the day.

GOALKEEPER

Joe Hart, WHU at LEI (€7M): Hart did not play last week against Manchester City due to the terms of his loan agreement, but should be back in net at Leicester. He's the cheapest projected starter, and with goalkeeper such a shot in the dark, I'm more inclined to pay down at the position if there are no clear cut options to spend up on.

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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