Yahoo DFS Soccer: Saturday's EPL Picks

Yahoo DFS Soccer: Saturday's EPL Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (EST)

FORWARDS

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, EVE v. LEE (£29): Calvert-Lewin leads the Golden Boot race with 10 goals, and up next is a Leeds defense that has conceded the third-most goals in the Premier League. He always looks like he's had a full English breakfast, and he should be ready to feast again with Leeds on the menu.

Gabriel Jesus, MCI v. BRN (£23): Jesus should be in line for another start, though Sergio Aguero could potentially return to the starting lineup. Whichever one starts is worthy of selection, as they occupy the top two spots on the anytime goal scorer odds chart and both have shown they have a cannon that can be unleashed at any given moment.

Karlan Grant, WBA v. SHU (£15): Grant can be viewed as a GPP play as a relatively cheap option on a home favorite. He has just one goal in five appearances, but on a small slate, a lot of the high-price studs are overrated due to the lack of options. It's shallow to just dismiss him on a three-game board where he could easily snatch a goal and conquer the slate.

MIDFIELDERS

Kevin De Bruyne, MCI v. BRN (£29): De Bruyne was rested in midweek UCL action, but he's projected to return to the fold for Saturday's clash with Burnley. KDB's jazzy movement in the midfield typically turns into assists, as seen by the three helpers he's delivered over the course of his last two home games.

James Rodriguez, EVE v. LEE (£27): Rodriguez powered the majority of the Everton set pieces last game. Although he came up empty-handed in that cagey 3-2 win over Fulham, he's back at home where he's logged all of his three goals and three assists this season. When he has a goal scorer as hot as DCL at his disposal, James should continue to supply the bullets for his rifle, especially with Lucas Digne out of the set-piece picture now.

Phil Foden, MCI v. BRN (£21): Foden is worthy of a pivot off De Bruyne to be a little different, or he can be included as part of a Manchester City stack. He delivered a cracker of a goal to send Manchester City through to the Round of 16 in Champions League action on Wednesday, and he should continue to be a threat going forward versus Burnley.

DEFENDERS

Joao Cancelo, MCI v. BRN (£16): Cancelo continues to show that he can be productive on both ends of the field. He's sound defensively but can also put opposing defenders on alert with his attacking prowess. Look for him to continue to be a two-way threat against Burnley on Saturday.

Benjamin Mendy, MCI v. BRN (£14): Mendy gets a plug here just in case his midweek UCL start carries over to Saturday's EPL clash with Burnley. He flirted with seven points without a goal or assist in that one, and given his ability to get involved on the flank, he's worth watching for at just £14.

Niels Nkounkou, EVE v. LEE (£10): It's yet to be seen who will replace Digne at left-back, but with Nkounkou coming in at minimum price, his price is worth looking out for when lineups are announced. He can get forward on the attacking end and could also be in line for clean sheet points, which can be heavenly when the stars align and we get points on both ends of the pitch from a defender. If it's not Nkounkou, keep an eye out for Jonjoe Kenny (£10) or Ben Godfrey (£11), who could also be in line for a start with all of Everton's injury woes.

GOALKEEPERS

Sam Johnstone, WBA v. SHU (£12): Look, Johnstone is nothing more than a value play here. He's like the lettuce in a salad: nothing fancy but necessary and gets the job done. Ederson (£18) is obviously the big spend if you have the means to pay up, but with the second-best clean sheet odds on the board, Johnstone is worth a dart throw to save at the position.

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