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

Raul Jimenez, WLV v. ARS (£27): Jimenez doesn't have the best goal-scoring odds but facing Arsenal is hardly a stiff challenge. He's scored two goals in the past three matches and co-leads the league in shots and is second in shots on target. He doesn't do much peripherally, but I'd prefer him over Jamie Vardy (£27) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£29). Adama Traore is a better tournament play than Jimenez for a much cheaper price. 

Willian, CHE v. WAT (£23): From a purely fan standpoint, Christian Pulisic is the one to watch for Chelsea, but being a fan isn't going to win us much money. Willian has taken nearly all free kicks for Chelsea in the past three matches and has scored in the past two, while managing a formidable 8.05 points in the prior match. Tammy Abraham (£24) is slightly more expensive but has struggled, and Willian or Pulisic appear to be safer options. 

Mason Greenwood, MUN v. BOU (£17): Greenwood is coming off a goal and an assist against Brighton and should have no problem keeping his place in the starting XI for Saturday's visit from Bournemouth. Manchester United have scored three goals in consecutive matches since the restart and have a favorable matchup against a Bournemouth side that appears destined for relegation. United are the heaviest favorites on the slate and Greenwood has the sixth-best goal scoring odds. Marcus Rashford (£25) and Anthony Martial (£27) are considerably more expensive but have the top two goal-scoring odds and provide a somewhat safer option.

MIDFIELDERS

Christian Pulisic, CHE v. WAT (£26): Pulisic scored goals in both games following the restart and then drew a penalty that led to Willian's equalizer Wednesday against West Ham. He's been Chelsea's best attacker in the past three matches and appears to be fully fit after an injury layoff prior to the shutdown. Chelsea are favorites against Watford and Pulisic will have another opportunity to be influential from his wing position. Ross Barkley (£16) is a much cheaper alternative, though he doesn't have the upside of Pulisic. 

Dani Ceballos, ARS at WLV (£16): After starting the past three matches and taking the lion's share of free-kicks for the Gunners, Ceballos has proven to be a consistent, albeit somewhat limited, attacking option. Due to his duties as a holding midfielder, he doesn't feature as much in attack, though he has been a steady point scorer and easy on the budget if you need to plug a midfielder in. Romain Saiss (£13) is a similar alternative for Wolverhampton and is slightly cheaper. 

Harry Wilson, BOU v. MUN (£13): This is purely speculative because Wilson has started just one match, but Bournemouth are down to their last options as they try to crawl out of the relegation zone. Wilson has produced from multiple set-pieces this season and may be a sneaky option for production if they can find any good chances from dead balls.

DEFENDERS

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, MUN v. BOU (£18): United have kept consecutive clean sheets and will host Bournemouth, who have scored one goal in three matches since the restart. His price is a serious consideration, but he leads the league in tackles won and is 12th in interceptions. The matchup against the Cherries is the main thing to target, and you can feel confident in his consistency throughout the season. 

Patrick van Aanholt, CRY at LEI (£15): Luka Milivojevic has been the main set-piece taker for most of the season but Patrick van Aanholt has claimed a much bigger share of late. If that continues against an out-of-form Leicester City, van Aanholt could easily hit his target value. Ricardo Pererira (£15) is the same price and has been a go-to all season long from a defensive perspective. 

Conor Coady, WLV v. ARS (£13): If you think Wolverhampton can continue their defensive form, Coady is a viable option, and he's one of the cheapest defensive starters. He's had at least 4.7 fantasy points in the past three matches and could be in for more if Wolves can keep Arsenal out of the net. Matt Doherty (£17) is another solid option if you have extra salary. 

GOALKEEPERS

David de Gea, MUN v. BOU (£16): de Gea has the best clean sheet odds against Bournemouth and has two shutouts in as many matches. Vicente Guaita (£17) could see a fair amount of work against Leicester City, but he's also the second-most expensive option, while his counterpart, Kasper Schmeichel (£17), is the same price and has a better opportunity for a clean sheet. Aaron Ramsdale (£12) is the cheapest expected starter, but Bournemouth are struggling and United are pushing for a spot in the Champions League. Kepa Arrizabalaga (£18) is the most expensive goalkeeper and an option I would likely steer clear of. 

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