Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday EPL Picks

Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday EPL Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (ET)

FORWARDS

Marcus Rashford, MUN at BUR (£25): After Bruno Fernandes (£28, midfielder) and Edinson Cavani (£15), Rashford has the next best goal-scoring odds and has been in great form this season. He's scored four goals over his past five matches, while taking 14 shots (nine on goal). He's scored at least 6.35 points in all of those outings and hit double digits in three of the five appearances. As mentioned, the bookmakers like Cavani to score, but he'll obviously need to make the starting XI to be a serious consideration. Anthony Martial (£21) scored in the previous matches, while Mason Greenwood (£20) failed to score more than 3.6 points in any of his past three starts. Chris Wood (£15) and Ashley Barnes (£14) are the best forward options for Burnley , with the former leading them in goals and shots. 

Richarlison, EVE at WOL (£22): With Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£25) sidelined due to injury, Richarlison should be the focal point up front for Everton. He's been a bit quiet in his past two outings, but had scored at least 8.5 points in the five matches prior to that. Wolverhampton concede the fewest shots of the six teams on the slate, so Richarlison will likely need a goal or assist to meet value. There's a slight chance Cenk Tosun (£16) starts, which would provide some salary savings. Pedro Neto (£22) is Wolverhampton's best attacking option with Raul Jimenez still sidelined, and he should have a share of set pieces. He's experiencing a four-match goal drought but has been able to contribute in other facets. 

David McGoldrick, SHU v. NEW (£13): There isn't a whole lot to froth over when we look at the forward bargain bin, so I had to get a bit creative here. Newcastle have conceded the most shots and shots on goal of the six teams, while McGoldrick has taken the second-most shots for Sheffield United this season after Oliver McBurnie (£14), who is facing a late fitness test. This is  worth a gamble in GPPs. 

MIDFIELDERS

Bruno Fernandes, MUN at BUR (£28): Fernandes is likely to be the most-rostered player on this slate and for good reason. He has the best goal-scoring odds, averages the most floor points and United are the biggest favorite. Fernandes and Harry Kane are the only two players in the league with at least 10 goals and seven assists, and that doesn't even touch the number of shots and accurate crosses Fernandes provides. It'll be a huge risk to skip over Fernandes in this matchup. Both Dwight McNeil and Ashley Westwood (£15) are facing late fitness tests, which could put Robbie Brady (£14) on set pieces for Burnley and make him a viable play. 

James Rodriguez, EVE at WOL (£21): Although Romain Saiss (£22) is scoring goals for Wolverhampton (two in three matches) all of a sudden, I'm weary to pay up for him with Rodriguez seemingly fully fit. The Everton midfielder is what I would consider Bruno-Fernandes-Lite, as he takes set pieces for Everton and averages 2.27 shots, including 1.03 on target, which helps him average a little over 11 points per 90 minutes. Gylfi Sigurdsson (£21) is likely to suffer from a volume perspective as long as Rodriguez starts. Abdoulaye Doucoure (£14) is a much more defensive option but had at least five points in three of his past four games. 

Ruben Neves, WOL v. EVE (£16): While I mentioned Saiss and his recent goal-scoring form, Neves is the safer play and will get you to the Bruno Fernandes (£28) - Marcus Rashford (£25) stack if you like United's odds. Neves is typically known for his defensive work but has supplied a shot on goal in each of his past five matches, helping him to at least 6.35 points in each of those appearances. Joao Moutinho (£13) has a share of set pieces with Neto but hasn't seen that responsibility develop into more than 5.0 points over his past seven matches. 

DEFENDERS

Luke Shaw, MUN at BUR (£16): Shaw is facing a late fitness test but worth keeping an eye on, as he could start ahead of Alex Telles (£13). Manchester United have the best odds to keep a clean sheet, which makes sense considering Burnley have managed just five goals in seven home matches. Harry Maguire (£15) is an alternative for United, along with Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£14). 

Yerry Mina, EVE at WOL (£16): Mina has been the bedrock of Everton's backline this season, which has them in a European place heading into the second half of the season. He's scored at least five points in his past seven matches and regularly finishes with more than seven. Seamus Coleman (£14) returned to the starting XI in Everton's previous match and offers good value at his price. 

Federico Fernandez, NEW at SHU (£11): Sheffield United are somehow favored in this match and have the second-best clean sheet odds after Manchester United. Why? I'm not entirely sure. What I am sure about is that Sheffield United have scored eight goals in 17 matches this season and could provide a great opportunity for the Newcastle back line to keep a clean sheet. Fernandez won't cost much and won eight tackles in his past two starts. Ciaran Clark (£13) and Fabian Schar (£13) will round out Newcastle's back three and are all options. 

GOALKEEPERS

Karl Darlow, NEW at SHU (£14): Jordan Pickford (£17) is the priciest goalkeeper with a matchup against Wolverhampton, while Rui Patricio (£16) has been utterly terrible this season, finishing with negative points in five of the past seven. Nick Pope (£15) is likely to see the most number of shots and has the best ceiling of the six goalkeepers if Burnley can keep a clean sheet. David de Gea (£14) has the best clean sheet odds for Manchester United. As mentioned above, Sheffield United are frequently incapable of scoring goals and Darlow ranks third in saves. The combination of the two make him an appealing option. 

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