With just two games on Sunday, there is little choice to be had at any position especially goalkeeper. That in mind, we’ve given you the very best options in every part of the pitch. With plenty of players returning from injury, remember to use our new line-up indicators to make sure everyone is starting.
Tim Howard – ($4,300) – Everton – The U-S-A stopper hasn’t had the best season yet he will find respite on Sunday against a Swansea team that has never won against Everton. Howard has made the most saves (66) of any goalkeeper in the Premier League and as such offers great point potential. Even if he doesn’t pick up a clean sheet, a possible win adds even more to his value.
Thibaut Courtois – ($3,600) – Chelsea – Chelsea’s goalkeeper has to be considered good value at less than $4,000 given how defensively Guus Hiddink will set them up to attempt to hold onto his unbeaten record. Think Man Utd away fixture and you’ve got a good idea of how it’ll play out. The Belgian ‘keeper has averaged 2.8 saves per game and has shown good form since returning from a long-term injury earlier this season. Whilst a win against Arsenal could be out of the question, a clean sheet is still likely.
Leighton Baines – ($4,800) – Everton – Since returning to the Everton team, Baines’s stock has been steadily rising and is the best option at full back. Baines takes the majority of Everton’s set pieces and they are a legitimate threat in that regard thanks to their height. Baines has averaged seven crosses per game since returning in early December and is guaranteed to get you at least 10 points against an average Swansea side.
Bryan Oviedo/Brendan Galloway – ($2,600/$2,600) –Everton – Oviedo has been cleared as fit for this weekend’s game against Swansea and offers the best value out there at full back. With Seamus Coleman still expected to be missing, Oviedo will fill in and offers just as much as Coleman going forwards, possibly even more. The Costa Rican had a modest eight points in a tough match-up at Chelsea and will do better here. Should Oviedo be left out, Galloway will fill the void and is another great play at this price.
Cesar Azpilicueta – ($3,700) – Chelsea – On the fringes of even being considered a value player, Azpilicueta has been enjoying himself since Jose Mourinho departed. The Spaniard has averaged 9.3 fantasy points per game in that period, which is considerably higher than the 7.4 FPPG for the season as a whole. Even when he doesn’t slam in five-to-six crosses in a game, he posts decent numbers in the tackle and interception columns. Arsenal isn’t the greatest match-up but, as we’ve alluded to before, Hiddink is unbeaten since arriving at Chelsea and won’t give up that record without a fight.
Willian – ($8,000) – Chelsea – With Mesut Özil still questionable to start on Sunday, Willian is the best top level option available in midfield. The Brazilian has treated daily fantasy football players to an above average 17.3 FPPG over the past three games and is averaging an impressive 10 crosses per game; never a bad thing. Manchester United away is the only time in the last 10 that he has failed to reach double figures in points and that was mainly down to him being substituted with 20 minutes remaining.
Wayne Routledge – ($3,100) – Swansea – The winger has been bubbling under the surface in a Swansea side that is improving and at this price is a steal. Routledge’s nine crosses last time out against an out-of-form Watford team pushed him over the 10-point mark and Everton’s porous home defence ensures he will get more chances
Kevin Mirallas – ($3,600) – Everton – After being locked out of the team for weeks, the Belgian midfielder has returned with a glut of points. He has two goals in his last three Premier League games and posted a season-high 18 fantasy points last time out against Chelsea. Expect Roberto Martinez to shuffle his pack ahead of Wednesday’s Carling Cup Semi Final Second Leg against Man City and the fact he is likely to prioritise that fixture means Mirallas should start against Swansea.
Alexis Sanchez – ($7,300) – Arsenal – The Premier League’s coolest fans will be going selfie mad to celebrate the return of Alexis on Sunday. The Arsenal winger-cum-forward has 4.1 shots per game (second behind Philippe Coutinho) this season and put up six goals and one assist in 13 games before getting injured. His total of 57 shots is the league’s 10th best and he has played at least six games less than most of the other players in the top 10. Adds this to his ability to pull wide and it builds him up even more in the eyes of DraftKings 1-day fantasy football players.
Joel Campbell – ($5,000) – Arsenal –Blink and you might miss him; Campbell is very likely to be relegated back down to the bench before long. In the games against Liverpool and Stoke, Campbell averaged 15 FPPG and is an interesting proposition due to the fact he tallies at least five fouls drawn per game, a statistic that is often overlooked when picking a player. Just watch the line-ups come game time as Campbell’s place could be taken by Sanchez.