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 (EST)

7:30 a.m: Everton v. Chelsea
10:00 a.m: Brighton v. Watford
10:00 a.m: Manchester City v. Bournemouth
10:00 a.m: Southampton v. Huddersfield
10:00 a.m: Stoke City v. West Brom
10:00 a.m: West Ham v. Newcastle
10:00 a.m: Swansea City v. Crystal Palace
12:30 p.m: Burnley v. Tottenham
2:45 p.m: Leicester City v. Manchester United

STRIKERS

Sergio Aguero, MCI v. BOU (€9M): Aguero at this price could be viewed as a "free space" given the makeup of the slate. Manchester City are the biggest favorite by a wide margin, with Aguero and and Gabriel Jesus having the best anytime goal scorer odds. On an ugly slate like this I would have no problem paying top dollar for Aguero, and after seeing Liverpool dismantle Bournemouth last weekend, don't overthink making Aguero the first player you plug into your team.

Charlie Austin, SOU v. HUD (€9M): Austin has four goals across his last four starts, and he's managed two shots on goal in each of his last four overall. He came off the bench at Chelsea last Saturday, but with Southampton in a good place to snap out of a five-game winless stretch, look for Austin to be back in the lineup at home against Huddersfield.

Gabriel Jesus, MCI v. BOU (€8M): Jesus is no guarantee to start but at nearly half the cost of the highest priced players on the slate, he's certainly worth rostering if he happens to be named in the starting XI. Unfortunately we won't know if he's included until after lineups lock, making Aguero the Manchester City striker to take a risk on with Jesus projected to come off the bench.

MIDFIELDERS

Cesc Fabregas, EVE v. CHE (€9M): The Six includes the early game in their Premier League slate, making it well worth keeping an eye out for any values that might emerge once the first lineups are announced. Fabregas could be one of those considering his pattern of scoring 13-to-14 points per game regardless of a goal or an assist.

Morgan Schneiderlin, EVE v. CHE (€8M): There's nothing overly exciting about rostering Schneiderlin, but more than anything he could bring some peace of mind without having to worry about a potential inactive player later in the day. In a tough matchup against Chelsea, Schneiderlin should be good for his usual smattering of defensive stats, and a double-digit point tally is within reach.

Paul Pogba, LEI v. MAN (€6M): Pogba's three-match ban is up, and he's eligible to return to the lineup at Leicester on Saturday. His price is severely depressed due to the inactivity, making him arguably the top value in the player pool. Before the ban he was consistently hovering in the 15-20 point range, and you won't find Pogba this cheap anywhere else.

DEFENDERS

Kyle Walker, MCI v. BOU (€9M): Walker is averaging just over 11 fantasy points per game over his last five starts, and he serves as one of the best ways into the Manchester City defense. Teammate Eliaquim Mangala is available at the same price, but Walker does a little more across the board to put him in play at a reasonable salary.

Ben Davies, BUR v. TOT (€7M): Davies has played just one minute in each of his last two appearances, but he could be plugged back into the starting lineup at Burnley. Playing in one of the last game of the slate does us no favors, but Davies has topped double digit points in five of his last six starts if you're willing to take the risk to save some cash.

Davinson Sanchez TOT at BUR (€5M): There's a lot of potential value in the Tottenham defense, with Sanchez emerging as one of the top defensive values overall given his impending return to the starting lineup. Similar to Pogba, he's served his three-match ban and is expected to slot right back into the mix. Prior to his red card four games ago, Sanchez was regularly topping double figures and could prove to be one of the best values on the slate given his discounted price.

GOALKEEPER

Jack Butland, STK v. WBA (€7M): Butland comes in €5M less than the highest priced option, but it would be no surprise to see him outscore his more expensive counterparts. While he hasn't topped seven points in either of his last five appearances, Butland is worthy of a roster spot given the savings he offers combined with the fact that West Brom have just one goal in their last four games.

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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Schuyler Redpath
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