Yahoo DFS Soccer: Saturday EPL Picks
Yahoo DFS Soccer: Saturday EPL Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (ET)

FORWARDS

Marcus Rashford, MUN v. WAT (£21): At this price, you're basically deciding between Rashford and Callum Wilson (£21). United are playing at home against Watford and have the highest implied goal  total, while Bournemouth are playing at Leicester City and are serious underdogs. Rashford has the highest goal-scoring odds of any player on the slate and should be United's focal point in the attack with Romelu Lukaku (£20) possibly missing out due to a foot injury. Anthony Martial (£21) pulled out of international duty with France due to a knee injury and could miss out as well.

Raul Jimenez, WOL at BUR (£18): I think there's two pretty intriguing options at this price, with both Jimenez and Jamie Vardy (£18) having favorable matchups. Jimenez has been in terrific form over the past five matches, scoring four goals and providing an assist while helping Wolves advance to the FA Cup semi-final. He was also on target for Mexico during the international break in a 3-1 win over Chile. Basically, he's been on fire and will have a favorable matchup against a Burnley side that have dropped their past four. The Clarets notably allow the most goals, shots and shots on target of any team on the slate and will offer a great opportunity for Jimenez to continue his run of form. Meanwhile, Vardy will face a Bournemouth team that has conceded the second-most goals away from home (35), and he has the second-best goal scoring odds (trailing only Rashford).

Danny Ings, SOU v. BRI (£12): Ings played 45 minutes in a simulation match over the international break and could be ready for a start against Brighton. Both teams are in the relegation scrap and will need to produce to avoid dropping further into the fight. Despite playing in 18 of a possible 30 matches, Ings still leads Southampton in scoring with seven goals. At this price, you won't need a goal to return on investment, which is possible considering Brighton concede the second-most shots on the slate. On the other side of the pitch, Glenn Murray (£16) netted in his last Premier League start and will be forced to lead the line again with Florin Andone (£14) facing a late fitness test.

MIDFIELDERS

Luka Milivojevic, CRY v. HUD (£21): It's definitely tough to fade Paul Pogba (£23) on this slate given that he's the most expensive player in what seems like mild pricing across the board, but there are a few cheaper options who could allow the budget savings for both players. I like Milivojevic because of his matchup and floor. In matches he doesn't score a penalty, he's supplemented his fantasy lines with accurate crosses and defensive work (interceptions and tackles won). Milivojevic has had at least 5.25 points in 14 of his last 16 appearances, scoring at least 14.00 six times. Huddersfield have yet to win an away match this season and have conceded 40 goals in 16 away trips, giving the Serbian a good-looking matchup.

Aaron Mooy, HUD v. CRY (£14): Yes, Huddersfield are bad, but that doesn't mean we can't mine some value out of their lineup. Mooy seems to have finally shaken off a knee injury that hampered him for much of the season and has started back-to-back matches, where he produced a 4.00-point outing and then followed that up with an assist against West Ham en route to 8.45 points.

Anthony Knockaert, BRI v. SOU (£13): Pascal Gross (hamstring) continues to be sidelined, which has kept Knockaert on set-piece duty and elevated his fantasy profile. He's a steal at this price, especially in a relatively even matchup between two sides attempting to avoid the drop. He's started the past three matches and has scored 6.45, 9.00 and 10.20 points, respectively, and selecting Knockaert will  give you the ability to pair Milivojevic and Pogba.

DEFENDERS

Lucas Digne, EVE at WHU (£16): Digne should be the most expensive defender, but he comes in at a manageable price. He picked up a small knock playing with France but is expected back in the lineup against the Hammers. Everton have kept clean sheets in three of their past four matches, which helps considering Digne's floor is around four points. It's worth keeping in mind that Gylfi Sigurdsson (£19) and Digne share set-piece duty, which has been a factor in the French defender leading all Premier League players in accurate crosses (65).

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, CRY v. HUD (£14): Wan-Bissaka is facing a late fitness test, so it's possible he misses out, but it's worth noting that he was able to train Friday. He generally has a floor around four points, which could be boosted by a clean sheet. Huddersfield were able return to winning ways when they beat Wolves 1-0, but they could be relegated Saturday if they lose at Selhurst Park. Scott Dann (£10) is minimum priced and should start with Mamadou Sakho still sidelined, which puts him in play, especially with Palace having the highest clean sheet odds.

Diogo Dalot, MUN v. WAT (£13): Luke Shaw (£16) missed time for the England national team and details on his injury have been sparse, which could allow Dalot to keep his starting spot. United are the biggest favorite on the slate and playing at home. Dalot's starting sample size is limited, but in the last two matches he played 90 minutes he recorded 5.50 and 7.25 fantasy points. Ashley Young (£16) is a more expensive option and may be a safer play, especially because he has been taking the majority of set pieces.

GOALKEEPER

Vicente Guaita, CRY v. HUD (£13): David de Gea (£17) is the most expensive keeper on the slate and is a heavy favorite at home, but Guaita has the highest clean sheet odds and will be playing at home against the worst attacking side in the league. Guaita and Wayne Hennessey (£13) have shared time this season, though I'd still go with either option based on the matchup.

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