Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday-Wednesday EPL Picks
Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday-Wednesday EPL Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (EST)

TUESDAY
2:45 p.m: Arsenal vs. Cardiff City
2:45 p.m: Fulham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
2:45 p.m: Huddersfield Town vs. Everton
2:45 p.m: Wolverhampton vs. West Ham United
3:00 p.m: Manchester United vs. Burnley
3:00 p.m: Newcastle United vs. Manchester City

WEDNESDAY
2:45 p.m: AFC Bournemouth vs. Chelsea
2:45 p.m: Southampton vs. Crystal Palace
3:00 p.m: Liverpool vs. Leicester City
3:00 p.m: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Watford

FORWARDS

Mohamed Salah, LIV v. LEI (£27): No one has been more prolific over the past month than Salah, as he's scored in five of six matches while also adding three assists; only Paul Pogba has been involved in as many goals over that time frame. Due to all 20 teams being on the slate, you're going to have a chance to invest in any of the top forwards. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£27) has the highest goal scoring odds against Cardiff City, followed by Sergio Aguero (£27) as the Manchester City attack will face Newcastle. Eden Hazard (£26) is in a similar price range but hasn't produced more than 8.95 fantasy points in his past four matches. It is worth noting Bournemouth's defense trails only three other clubs in goals allowed, which could boost Hazard's profile now that he'll be linking up with Gonzalo Higuain (£24). Salah's consistency and matchup make him my first choice, while Aubameyang is shortly behind.

Marcus Rashford, MUN v. BUR (£21): Despite scoring in four straight matches, Rashford's price has yet to change. Burnley concede the most shots and shots on goal of any team in the league, which typically puts opposing forwards in play. United's matchup boosts his floor, which could be a nice pivot from some of the other expensive options on teams in the top six. Anthony Martial (£21), Romelu Lukaku (£20) and Alexis Sanchez (£19) are similarly priced but aren't carrying the top form of Rashford. Roberto Firimno (£21) has played well over the past four matches and is similarly priced, while Callum Wilson (£21) will need to pass a late fitness test due to a hamstring injury. Finally, Alexandre Lacazette (£22) would be solid pivot from Aubameyang in a home matchup against Cardiff.

Fernando Llorente, TOT v. WAT (£15): Llorente would have had a productive outing in his previous match if he wouldn't have put the ball in the back of his own net. He played the full 90 minutes and took five shots (two on target) and should see another start with Harry Kane still sidelined. There's a chance Heung-Min Son (£23) comes back into the starting XI after returning from international duty with South Korea, though that isn't guaranteed. Danny Ings (£17) is another decent bargain in a matchup with Crystal Palace, who are down to their third-string keeper.

MIDFIELDERS

Paul Pogba, MUN v. BUR (£25): I mentioned Pogba in the forward section because he's been producing like a forward with five goals and four assists in his past six matches. Due to his high production, he's being priced at a level that may have you looking elsewhere for a better bargain. At this price, you'll likely need a goal or assist to justify ownership, though his floor is propped up by the number of shots he takes. He leads all players over the past six weeks with 29 shots (16 on goal) and will face Burnley, who allow shots at the highest clip of any team in the league. Kevin De Bruyne (£24) played his first 90 minutes since returning from a long injury layoff and could find himself more involved against Newcastle, while Christian Eriksen has been forced to shoulder the majority of Tottenham's attacking duties due to injuries.

Granit Xhaka, ARS v. CAR (£16): Xhaka isn't the cheapest defensive midfielder on the slate but will have a favorable matchup at home against Cardiff, who have allowed the fifth-most passes in the Premier League, boosting Xhaka's floor given his role. Along with passing, his share of set-piece duty and typical defensive statistics should see him justify a mid-tier price. He is susceptible to discipline, as he's received seven yellow cards in 22 Premier League matches, which may force some people away. Fulham's newest addition, Ryan Babel (£16), produced 6.45 points in his 55-minute debut and could keep his spot against a Brighton team that have won once in their past six matches.

Diego Jota, WOL v. WHU (£13): Jota is coming off a three-goal outing against Leicester City, which isn't realistic to expect Tuesday, but he is still worth rolling the dice at this price. West Ham have a bottom-half defense that allowed four goals to League One side AFC Wimbledon in Saturday's exit from the FA Cup. Demarai Gray (£14) produced 18.85 points during his first start in a month in the same match Jota had his hat trick in. Gray found the back of the net, but more importantly saw eight of 11 dead-ball opportunities for the Foxes. He's obviously a gamble due to his lack of playing time, but a gamble worth taking if he keeps set pieces against West Ham's vulnerable defense.

DEFENDERS

Lucas Digne, EVE at HUD (£16): Huddersfield's attack has been woeful over the past six matches, scoring three goals and being shut out in four of their past five matches, which includes a shutout loss to Championship side Bristol City in the FA Cup. The clean sheet is clearly in play for Digne, which would be great at this price. He has been as consistent as any defender this season despite Everton's relatively poor defense overall. A major role on set pieces, along with his league-leading 51 accurate crosses, gives him a good floor on top of his involvement down the left wing with Bernard. Aymeric Laporte (£17) is a safer play due to his 82.4 passes completed per 90 and potential for a clean sheet against Newcastle, but I'd go for upside with an expensive defender.

Luke Shaw, MUN v. BUR (£15): A short illness kept Shaw out of United's previous Premier League match, but he was able to return during Friday's FA Cup win over Arsenal. He should keep his place in the side against a resurgent Burnley. He's been the most consistent defender for United this season and has scored at least 6.75 points in his past three outings. A clean sheet against Burnley's attack isn't out of the question, as United have the third-best clean sheet odds. Ashley Young (£16) costs slightly more and has a large share on set pieces, though those duties haven't necessarily equated to big fantasy days.

Joel Matip, LIV v. LEI (£14): Matip returned to a starting spot alongside Virgil van Dijk (£16) against Crystal Palace and produced 11.85 points despite failing to record a shutout. He's expected to keep a spot in the Premier League's best defense, though Dejan Lovren (£14) was back in training the past week and has an outside chance of playing. Liverpool have the highest clean sheet odds on the 10-match slate and will be playing at Anfield, a place where they've only conceded six goals in 11 league matches.

GOALKEEPER

Bernd Leno, ARS v. CAR (£13): Cardiff has been the worst scoring attack away from home this season, managing only six goals in 11 matches. They don't produce a ton of save opportunities, which will force you to depend on a win and clean sheet with Arsenal being heavy favorites at home. Jordan Pickford (£14) and Everton travel to Huddersfield, whose attack has been nearly as poor as Cardiff's. Artur Boruc (£10) started Bournemouth's shutout win over West Ham, producing 11.5 fantasy points, but will be hosting Chelsea at the Vitality Stadium.

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. Christopher Owen plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: owenc8888 (DraftKings, FanDuel), RotoCrook (Yahoo!).
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