Welcome back to the English Premier League and Draft Kings this weekend.

Saturday’s slate is six games, which does not include the early start between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. There is a separate set of three games for Sunday and Monday, which we will preview on Saturday.

And with that, away we go.

Southampton v. Sunderland

At first glance, this seems tailor made for Southampton. The hosts are clearly the better team against a…offensively challenged…Sunderland side. But with success, Southampton has seen its players see more international call-ups and the international break might interrupt their prior momentum.

Sunderland’s been the masters of the draw so far this season, so the chances of a Southampton blowout are relatively low. Even with that in mind, it’s really hard to fade Southampton as a whole, be it in a cash or GPP format. Starting at the back, Fraser Forster ($4,100) has seen his price rise consistently but is worth rostering. He will not likely see a lot of action, but he’s on a home favorite that has only given up five goals over seven league matches. For Sunderland, Vito Mannone ($3,500) is a GPP option—his chances for a win and/or clean sheet bonus are not high, but Sunderland have played well as of late and they could frustrate Southampton.

Southampton’s pair of Nathaniel Clyne ($4,500) and Ryan Bertrand ($4,200) are solidifying their places in that top tier of defenders that you can use on a weekly basis—alongside names like Baines, Ivanovic, Kolarov and others. The options in this game are more open in midfield—Dusan Tadic ($8,000) remains as chalk as they come, while Morgan Schneiderlin ($5,800) offers some upside but has not shown a return over the past three weeks—he could be due. Up top, Graziano Pelle ($8,100) and Sadio Mane ($6,700) both will see a lot of exposure this weekend in lineups, but a word of warning. Both played midweek for their countries, and the quick turnaround might see a lesser return for one or both. But all of Southampton’s options are affordable and are worth inclusion in your lineups.

Weekend before last, Sunderland gave those who rostered its attackers a great bounty in return—but going to the well with either Steven Fletcher ($6,100) or Connor Wickham ($5,000) seems like chasing prior results. Fletcher is the better of the two options just due to the fact he’ll be the lone striker up top, but his output is clearly based on service provided by others.

Newcastle United v. Leicester City

Ah, the ongoing Alan Pardew show. Honestly, this is a tough one to call—Leicester’s the better team, but they are on the road and Newcastle seem to be willing to do just enough to keep Pardew in charge and keep their fans from outright revolt. This game could go anywhere from a scoreless draw to a 2-2, 3-2 track meet, and anywhere in between. But with the salaries involved and the flexibility they provide, you will look for the upside in both lineups.

Both teams have a handful of players returning from African Cup of Nations qualifying—most just returned to the UK on Thursday evening, and the quick turnaround might see any of them omitted from starting lineups, or a less than 100% performance if they do play. Jeff Schlupp ($4,000), Riyad Mahrez ($5,500) and Papiss Cisse ($7,200) fall under that, and don’t be surprised if Pardew uses the latter off the bench in the second half. When Cisse is on, he’s spectacular—you just have to be willing to gamble. I see Cisse as a GPP only use if he does not start, and even then it’s the epitome of boom or bust.

Schlupp and Mahrez are definite options if included for Leicester City, but the top two of Leonardo Ulloa ($7,000) and Jamie Vardy ($6,300) have lost their shine. After both exploded against Manchester United last month, the pair has been relatively quiet. Vardy is the better option of the two because of their price tag, but I’d go other places that have either more upside or more reliability for the dollar. Newcastle’s Remy Cabella ($5,500) seems to be a vogue contrarian option this week in midfield; he has a solid floor when it comes to points and won’t return you a zero for your troubles. If Cabella starts, he is a strong option but I’d rather go Mahrez at the same price.

Defenders and keepers from this one are on the outside looking in, for the most part. A clean sheet for either Tim Krul or Kasper Schmeichel probably won’t happen just due to the fact their backlines are apt to make mistakes. If I had to choose one defender from this one to use, Newcastle’s Daryl Jaanmat ($3,300) is your best bet. He’ll get forward, get a few crosses to his name—maybe one gets put away. He’s gotten eight points in each of his last two games without any clean sheet bonuses. He is in question with a hamstring injury, so keep an eye on lineups, etc.

Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea

Palace hosts a rampant Chelsea in this one; your first instinct, as with most, is to get your options together, wait for a starting 11 from Jose Mourinho and stack, stack, stack.

But there’s a lot of uncertainty to who Mourinho goes with; here is one thing that’s certain—whomever Chelsea starts in goal has really good odds to get you points from a win/clean sheet. Thibaut Courtois (4,600) is expected to start, and while Palace’s attack does have things to be worried about, he is amongst the best options in goal as part of a huge favorite. If you want to go super contrarian, there is Palace’s Julian Speroni ($3,300)—but you’re going to hang your hat on the Italian standing on his proverbial head or Chelsea having a collective day off. It’s a lot to ask, even in a GPP lineup.

As for defenders, I cannot see touching anyone from Palace—I’ve brought up Martin Kelly as a sub-3K option in the past, but I cannot see him getting forward with any consistency. As for Chelsea, you know your options. Branislav Ivanovic ($4,400) is a week in, week out option. So is Cesar Azpilicueta ($3,500) at this point, but he doesn’t have the goalscoring ceiling that his teammate has. A total throw of the dice is Brede Hangeland at $2,000; you’d be depending on a goal to get any ROI, but you’re saving yourself money for other positions.

Midfield options are plentiful, but it’s a question of who starts. Mid-level options for Chelsea like Oscar ($6,200) and Willian ($5,500) played twice for Brazil in Asia, so Mourinho could go with Andre Schurrle ($5,500), but the German withdrew from Germany’s squad with a virus. So keep an eye on the starting 11 Saturday morning, and don’t be surprised if you are given the option to pay up or go really low. You have Cesc Fabregas ($9,200) and Eden Hazard ($8,400) as proven point providers; could we see Saturday be the day the fringe gets their opportunity in blue, like Mohamed Salah ($3,300)? Palace’s midfield is affordable and has returned investment over the past few weeks. Jason Puncheon ($5,100) has shown a pretty healthy floor over the past few weeks; he is a solid cash option but might not be a GPP darling this week because of the matchup. He’ll see a lot of Chelsea’s midfield stopper Nemanja Matic in midfield.

At forward, there’s just one topic: use Diego Costa ($12,200) or fade him.  By far the most expensive option in the slate’s player pool, to return investment you need most likely a pair of goals to his name. Then again, this could finally be the game Mourinho rests Costa, especially with Champions League play on the horizon. If Costa sits, lock and load Loic Remy ($5,700) in all formats.

Everton v. Aston Villa

In their current form, I can’t see using either goalkeeper from this one. Tim Howard is wildly overpriced, while Everton’s attack overrides any value you might get from Brad Guzan’s low price tag. In defense, there’s Leighton Baines ($4,700) front and center in this match and a clear step down with all other options. Seamus Coleman ($3,900) could return from a concussion that’s seen him miss games since the middle of last month, but he could remain on the sidelines.

Midfield options from both teams are a barren field, for the most part. Aiden McGeady ($4,500) is the best of the lot, but unless he scores that floor is awfully low. Leon Osman ($3,600) might have GPP potential, but its boom or bust with him as well.

The best options in this one are at forward. For Villa, Christian Benteke ($8,600) may get his first start back after tearing his Achilles last season, but even against Everton’s porous backline so far this season that price tag is hard to justify with other options around it more proven (Tadic, Pelle, Arsenal and Chelsea players, etc.). Gabriel Agbonlahor ($6,100) has the speed to give Everton some issues in attack, and is GPP option. For Everton, you have Romelu Lukaku ($9,700), who will see a lot of rosters this week in all formats against a Villa side that gives up goals in bunches. However, others in the same neighborhood price wise have similar upside and might be favored over him. Steven Naismith ($6,800) can score, but his value is extremely dependent on the Scot scoring. You can find others with the same upside and a better floor for the same price, or cheaper. If he starts, Samuel Eto’o ($4,400) will have a high percentage owned. Use him if Roberto Martinez uses Eto’o in the starting 11; if not, he loses a lot of luster.

%{color:#FF6C00; font-size:14pt}*Burnley v. West Ham United*% 

The visitors are sneaky in this one; perhaps the most value of any team when it comes to salary and outcome both in a keeper/defensive bunch and in attack. A slight favorite on the road, Sam Allardyce’s boys only lack from the checklist real menace in an outside back or two. But more than a few this weekend, both cash and in GPPs, will have Adrien ($3,400) in net with Aaron Cresswell ($2,600) and Carl Jenkinson ($2,000) as a low cost stack. The degree of error for this is small; honestly, since Burnley won’t get a lot of shots of goal, a single goal ruins the high end ceiling for both keeper and defenders. But it could pay off nicely, especially if you want to spend in midfield and attack. Burnley’s Kieran Trippier ($3,800) has been one of the season’s surprises so far; with a relatively high floor who racks up points from crosses and fouls drawn.

In midfield, there are really only two viable options, both in West Ham colors. Stewart Downing ($6,600) is your relative sure thing; high floor with a ceiling that could be pretty substantial with this matchup. A flyer at minimum is Morgan Amalfitano ($3,000) if Allardyce uses him from the start. Up top, Burnley’s Lucas Jutkiewicz ($5,200) has been solid and doesn’t need to score in order to generate points, but with this matchup is likely a GPP option at best. There is a lot of value and upside for West Ham’s forwards in this one. Diafra Sakho ($6,300) will be highly owned because of the matchup and that salary, and has scored three in three games for the Hammers. He and Enner Valencia ($6,900) both have multi-goal ceilings, with moderate floors of five to seven points unless completely taken out of the match. If you’re going with either, it’s based on the thought Burnley is at home and tries to get a bit out of their collective shell to get some points against a mid-table club and get caught out while trying something new and wild like attack.

Arsenal v. Hull City

Like Chelsea before, another London club on the surface seems to be a rich hunting ground to stock your roster with. At home, facing a mid-table club that’s outgunned (pun intended), Arsenal is a strong favorite to win with relative ease. But with several players out due to injury, they’re not as certain as you’d like to think. They should win, but it won’t be easy. Therefore, I can’t fully throw my weight behind an Arsenal stack in goal and defense. I can’t fault anyone going with Wojciech Szczesny ($4,900) in goal on Saturday, but with multiple possible starters out (Chambers, Koscielny, Debuchy) there may be enough holes to limit a full ceiling of win and clean sheet. I’d rather go Thibaut or even down to Forster and save money.

If you’re going to stack Arsenal, you have Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs ($3,900) and Hector Bellerin ($3,200)—the outside defenders should have their chances going forward, but Hull’s 3-5-2 in theory could limit those opportunities a bit if the latter’s wingbacks can keep Gibbs and Bellerin in a defensive stance. I can’t see going with any Hull options in the back, although the individuals have pretty solid so far this season. Andrew Robertson’s ($4,100) price tag has risen significantly since Steve Bruce started using him as a wingback/outside midfielder. But the matchup just doesn’t fit this weekend for any of the mean in orange and black stripes. If you are going to pull the trigger on any Hull player in a GPP format, look to midfielder Mohamed Diame ($4,400).  He’s scored three in his last four league games, and performed well against Arsenal last season for West Ham. He’s the kind of powerful dynamo the Gunners sometimes have issues with. Diame, however, played for Senegal twice the past week and there’s the question of fatigue that I’ve brought up several times before.

Arsenal options in midfield and attack are plentiful; some should be highly owned while others may not. Santi Cazorla ($6,400) is the best bet in midfield, especially with Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey out. The best selections lie in forward spots for Arsenal; there is a good case to be made for all forward spots and your Flex to be wearing red and white, especially in a GPP. Alexis Sanchez ($9,500) and Danny Welbeck ($9,600) have rarely disappointed this season (except for Arsenal’s loss versus Chelsea), while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ($5,800) has loads of value at that price. Any surprise inclusions like Joel Campbell or Lukas Podolski are similar options to the “Ox”.

But with Arsenal’s potential instability in the back, don’t totally rule out Nikica Jelavic ($5,800) or Abel Hernandez ($5,200). Every team has its off-day; Saturday might be Arsenal’s turn to play poorly against a lesser team.