Yahoo DFS Soccer: Boxing Day Premier League Picks
Yahoo DFS Soccer: Boxing Day Premier League Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (EST)

10:00 a.m: Watford v. Leicester City
10:00 a.m: West Brom v. Everton
10:00 a.m: Chelsea v. Brighton
10:00 a.m: Bournemouth v. West Ham
10:00 a.m: Manchester United v. Burnley
10:00 a.m: Huddersfield v. Stoke City
12:30 p.m: Liverpool v. Swansea City

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FORWARDS

Mohamed Salah, LIV v. SWA (£27): Salah has been one of the most electric players to watch this season, and he continues to make his mark on the scoresheet. He's scored a goal in two consecutive games, belting four shots in each. Now facing a Swansea defense that have allowed eight goals across their last three, it's a risky venture not making room for Salah these days.

Richarlison, WAT v. LEI (£18):Richarlison has averaged nearly eight fantasy points per game over his last three appearances despite just a single assist. From drawing fouls to taking shots, Richarlison does enough across the board to keep his name in consideration, and if he happens to make his mark on the scoresheet against Leicester he could smash value.

Dominic Solanke or Daniel Sturridge, LIV v. SWA (£16): With the crowded schedule it wouldn't be too surprising to see either Solanke or Sturridge in the starting lineup. While both lack the appeal of usual starting forward Roberto Firmino (£23), they are a cheaper way into a potent Liverpool attack.

MIDFIELDERS

Philippe Coutinho, LIV v. SWA (£27): Stacking Liverpool could be a popular theme, with Coutinho sticking out as one of the top players to build a lineup around. He's bagged a goal in back-to-back games, and with Liverpool expected to hang multiple goals on Swansea, it would be surprising if Coutinho weren't involved.

Tom Ince, HUD v. STK (£14): Both Ince and Rajiv van La Parra are intriguing tournament plays at the same price, and van La Parra would be a fine pivot if Ince doesn't start. Each are attacking threats who usually account for a good share of Huddersfield's shots, with Ince hammering out a combined six shots in his last two appearances at home. For the price he won't completely kill your lineup if he comes up empty handed, but given his penchant for making things happen, Ince is well worth a stab in GPPs.

Chris Brunt, WBA v. EVE (£13): Brunt made the most of his first start since September, assisting on West Brom's lone goal over the weekend while hitting 9.40 fantasy points. He does enough across the board to warrant consideration at £13, and given his role on set pieces it's not unreasonable to think he might turn up with another assist in a favorable home game against Everton.

DEFENDERS

Marcos Alonso, CHE v. BHA (£16): Alonso has a goal and an assist over his last three, including a five-shot, 20.65-point performance in his last home game. Some might consider Alonso more of a left midfielder, which works in our favor giving us more exposure to the Chelsea attack from the defender slot.

James Milner, LIV v. SWA (£16): Milner hasn't started any of the last three games, but he did play 77 minutes off the bench against Arsenal on Friday after Jordan Henderson exited with a hamstring injury. With Henderson already ruled out against Swansea, Milner could occupy a spot in the starting lineup and, similar to Alonso, generally lines up closer to goal in more of a midfield role.

Luke Shaw, MAN v. BUR (£14): Shaw could benefit from roster rotation and would give us exposure to the defense with the best clean-sheet odds on the slate. He comes at a reasonable salary and hit six points through a collection of defensive statistics in his last start. If he can match that and get clean sheet points, a double-digit haul is very viable.

GOALKEEPER

Thibaut Courtois, CHE v. BHA (£15): It's two teams on opposite ends of the spectrum, as Chelsea have a shutout in back-to-back games while Brighton haven't scored in three straight. Courtois falls right in between saving a little cash compared to the highest priced goalkeeper, David de Gea (£17), while also being not too much more than any other starting goalkeeper who might be in consideration.

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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