Yahoo DFS Soccer: Saturday EPL Picks
Yahoo DFS Soccer: Saturday EPL Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (ET)

FORWARDS

Harry Kane, TOT v. WAT (£28): The most expensive option on the slate? Why not. Watford have conceded the second-most amount of goals in the league this season (Yes, eight of those came against Manchester City), along with the third-most shots on goal of the 14 teams on the slate. Tottenham are the third-biggest favorites despite their poor run of form. Kane has the top goal scoring odds and will likely be on of the top owned players on the slate. Son Heung-Min (£23) provides slight price relief if you want to target the Watford backline.

Callum Wilson, BOU v. NOR (£24): Norwich City have conceded the most goals of any Premier League side and third-most away from home. Wilson finished with 4.60 points in his last outing, but had scored five goals in his previous four matches. Bournemouth are traditionally much better at home and will be facing a soft Norwich backline that concedes the most shots and shots on goal of any team on the slate. Joshua King (£16) is much more affordable but has been feast or famine for the most part, while Teemu Pukki (£18) has cooled off over his past three matches since starting the season red hot. Wilson is also a difference maker with the Manchester City attackers likely to have high ownership.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, CHE v. NEW (£12): Hudson-Odoi made his first start of the season during the 4-1 win over Southampton and did well to finish with 8.75 points before being replaced in the 80th minute. He's a bit of a gamble considering he's not a lock for the starting XI, but his low price (let alone at forward) would provide massive savings that could allow you to fit other quality options in the starting XI. Jay Rodriguez (£10) is another cheap option that could earn a start with Ashley Barnes (£14) dealing with injury and Johann Berg Gudmundsson ruled out with a long-term hamstring injury.

MIDFIELDERS

Riyad Mahrez, MCI at CRY (£21): Mahrez has seven starts in the Premier League and Champions League this season (five and two). In six of those seven starts he's scored 11.25 or more fantasy points. Manager Pep Guardiola's selection is tough to predict due to the embarrassment of riches City have in the midfield but it's worth rostering Mahrez if he's selected. Alternative options include Kevin De Bruyne (£26), who is back from injury, Bernardo Silva (£23), and David Silva (£20). All three of those feature prominently in City's attack and have higher upside than holding midfielders like Rodri (£18) and Ilkay Gundogan (£18), which is shown in their price differences.

Ross Barkley, CHE v. NEW (£16): N'Golo Kante (groin) has been ruled out after picking up yet another injury playing for the France national team, which should bring Ross Barkley into the starting XI as his replacement. In Barkley's last three starts, he's scored 8.8, 5.35 and 7.1. Those are respectable enough numbers to rely on at his price point. Mason Mount (£24) is considerably more expensive due to having four goals in eight Premier League starts.

Solomon March, BRI at AVL (£13): March was deemed fully fit following the international break and could come back into the starting XI against the Villains. Aston Villa concede the second-most shots of the teams on Saturday's slate. March has seen a small share of set-pieces when in the lineup, though it hasn't been consistent enough to rely on. Pascal Gross (£16) is the main set-piece taker for Brighton but costs a bit more. Across the pitch, John McGinn (£17) has been a reliable midfielder for long stretches, while Anwar El Ghazi (£17) has hit double digits in four of his past five outings.

DEFENDERS

Ricardo Pereira, LEI v. BUR (£15): The third-best clean sheet odds on the slate, along with Pereira's ability on defense set him up for selection against a banged up Burnley attack. Pereira completes just over 60 passes a match, along with 1.75 interceptions per 90 minutes. On top of those numbers, he's tied for third in tackles won of any Premier League player. Leicester sit at fourth in the table and will be looking to avenge a tough loss to Liverpool last time out.  

Joao Cancelo, MCI at CRY (£13): Cancelo was included in the starting XI the past two matches for City. The results were mixed as the beat Dinamo Zagreb and lost to Wolverhampton. Cancelo's collectively provided three shots, three accurate crosses and six tackles won, on top of consecutive yellow cards (not great) in those outings, which helped Cancelo to outings of 5.75 and 8.75, which is respectable considering his price point. City have the best clean sheet odds despite playing away to Crystal Palace, giving Cancelo another chance for an efficient outing. Benjamin Mendy (£16) is close to returning to the starting XI and could be an option at left-back against Palace.

Willy Boly, WLV v. SOU (£13): Wolves are coming off consecutive 2-0 wins, with the most recent success being the win over Manchester City prior to the international break. They'll face a Southampton side averaging one goal per game, while playing in the friendly confines of Molineux Stadium. They have the fourth-best clean sheet odds and Boly has three straight performances of five points or more. Jannik Vestergaard (£17) has been consistent through seven starts as he's hit five or more points in five of the seven outings.

GOALKEEPER

Paulo Gazzaniga, TOT v. WAT (£10): Tottenham signed Michel Vorm (£14) this week after Hugo Lloris (£17) dislocated his shoulder prior to the international break. Paulo Gazzinaga had been filling in for Lloris while he was sidelined, which should continue when Tottenham host Watford on Saturday. Speaking of the Hornets, they have four goals through eight Premier League matches (one goal in four away matches), which is the worst goal total in the league. Gazzinaga is minimum priced and appears to have a solid matchup despite Tottenham's recent woes. Aaron Ramsdale (£10) will also provide budget savings, but is facing a Norwich City team who have shown they can score goals against anyone. Nick Pope (£12) has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers on Yahoo all season, which is the likely reason for his slight price bump from his last appearance. Kepa Arrizabalaga (£16), Ederson (£18), and Kasper Schmeichel (£16) have the top-three best clean sheet odds.

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