DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Cheat Sheet
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.

MATCHES (EDT)

10:00 a.m: Hull v. Arsenal
10:00 a.m: Leicester v. Burnley
10:00 a.m: Manchester City v. Bournemouth
10:00 a.m: West Brom v. West Ham
12:30 p.m: Everton v. Middlesbrough

ODDS REPORT

EXPECTED CORNER TAKERS

Hull: Robert Snodgrass
Arsenal: Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil
Leicester: Marc Albrighton, Christian Fuchs, Riyad Mahrez
Burnley: Johann Berg Gudmundsson, George Boyd, Michael Kightly
Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Jesus Navas
Bournemouth: Max Gradel, Charlie Daniels, Harry Arter
West Brom: Craig Gardner, James McClean, Nacer Chadli
West Ham: Dimitri Payet
Everton: Kevin Mirallas, Gerard Deulofeu, Leighton Baines
Middlesbrough: Gaston Ramirez, Stewart Downing

PLAYER RECOMMENDATIONS

GOALKEEPER

Kasper Schmeichel, LEI v. BUR ($5,600): After an impressive clean sheet at midweek, Schmeichel enters a favorable home matchup with a Burnley side that was extremely lucky to walk away with a draw last weekend. Schmeichel's six goals allowed may look alarming, but he's supplemented that with 16 saves while twice not allowing a goal (he was subbed out in the 57th minute against Swansea and not eligible for the clean sheet bonus). Leicester isn't nearly the best team in the Premier League, but they are certainly among the upper echelon.

Eldin Jakupovic, HUL v. ARS ($4,300):
Maybe its just a fluke, but Hull City appear to be solid – or at the very least in form. Jakupovic has already collected 16 saves, two wins and a clean sheet. Arsenal faces some injury concerns and squad rotation from Champions League at midweek that could leave them vulnerable.

DEFENDER

Arthur Masuaku, WHU at WBA ($5,000): Masuaku has been productive since joining the Hammers, averaging 10.7 fantasy points per game over his last three, including four crosses per match during that span.

Bacary Sagna, MCI v. BOU ($3,600): It figures to be Sagna's turn at right back for City after Pablo Zabaleta got the call for their Champions League match Wednesday. Sagna''s far from prolific, but the five fantasy points he's collected so far are below where you actually expect the fullback to be.

Brendan Galloway, WBA v. WHU ($3,600): Galloway's last performance was a tad disappointing, but he had two shots and two crosses as part of an 11-fantasy-point outing in his first start the gameweek prior against Middlesbrough. As of now, West Ham is not a team you should shy away from targeting against.

MIDFIELDER

Dimitri Payet, WHU at WBA ($9,600): West Ham is in trouble behind a very poor defense, but conceding goals just incentivizes Payet to move forward and attack that much more. In his first start of the season he picked up two assists on his way to 25 fantasy points, and it could have been much bigger than that.

Leroy Sane, MCI v. BOU ($6,100): Sane made his long-awaited debut in Wednesday's Champions League match, coming off the bench to assist on Kelechi Iheanacho's ($7,200) goal. Sane scored eight times and assisted on six others last season in the Bundesliga for Schalke 04.

Demarai Gray / Bartosz Kapustka, LEI v. BUR ($4,600/$3,800): With some squad rotation possible, one of the young duo of wingers for Leicester could grab a start. In Gray's one Premier League appearance this season he pick up eight fantasy points in 68 minutes. Kapustka hasn't seen time for Leicester yet, but he scored a goal and 18 minutes in World Cup qualifying for Poland.

FORWARD

Riyad Mahrez, LEI v. BUR ($9,500): After a wonderful double at midweek in the Champions League, Mahrez will look to carry that momentum into Saturday's matchup with Burnley. The most encouraging take of all from the midweek performance was the fact that he's still the go-to penalty taker.

Raheem Sterling, MCI v. BOU ($7,400): Given the squad rotation due to happen with the Champions League now underway, and Sergio Aguero serving a suspension, the talented secondary guys get their opportunity to lead the attack. Sterling has been better than ever this season, accumulating two goals and three assists. The Manchester Derby wasn't kind, but in the three games prior, Sterling contributed to five goals while averaging 23 fantasy points per appearance. Kelechi Iheanacho is an excellent target up front as well in place of Aguero, as evidenced by his goal and assist against Manchester United.

Kevin Mirallas, EVE v. MID ($5,900): Infamously inconsistent over his career, Mirallas has been quite different this season, as he's scored between 12 and 14 fantasy points in every game. He has corner duty, averages two shots per game (1.25 on target) and has contributed directly to two goals already this season.

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. Alex Spalding plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: ajump08, DraftKings: ajump08.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Spalding
Alex splits his expertise between College Basketball, NBA, NFL, MLB, and Saturday morning BPL. You'll find him under the username ajump08 on DraftKings and FanDuel.
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