Sunday morning’s slate also includes a Monday afternoon game, which looks to be a very intriguing three game slate. All three home teams will be heavy favorites, but it’s the Premier League and anything can happen. In today’s EPL Targets I will be analyzing some of the best plays for this slate of games and point out some of the best values based on price. Also follow me on Twitter (@jwl_15) for injury and lineup updates throughout the weekend.
Hugo Lloris – ($3,900) – Tottenham – Lloris is the top goalkeeper on Sunday and for good reason. He has only lost one time in his last seven starts for Tottenham, including four clean sheets. Tottenham now have a great matchup against Aston Villa, a team that has only scored once over their last three games. Lloris has earned a clean sheet or win in each of his last four home games this season and expect that to continue on Monday.
Tim Howard – ($3,800) – Everton – Everton’s very difficult start to the season looks to have finally ended as they face Sunderland at home on Sunday. Howard is winless in his last three starts which were against Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool. Expect Howard to bounce back in a big way on Sunday as Sunderland are without a goal in their last three road games.
Costel Pantilimon – ($3,300) – Sunderland – Pantilimon had one of the best performances by a Premier League goalkeeper this season against Newcastle United last weekend. He finished with a clean sheet win, but had to make eight saves in order to secure the victory. Everton have only two goals over their last three games and given Pantilimon form, they may have a difficult time on Sunday as well.
Cedric Soares – ($3,100) – Southampton – After a very promising start to the season, Cedric has been very inconsistent over the past few weeks. But even with his problems defending, he is still one of the top attacking fullbacks in the Premier League. Bournemouth have given up ten goals over the last two games, scoring only two over that same span of games. Expect Cedric to be heavily involved in the attack on Sunday as he will have plenty of chances to get forward.
Danny Rose – ($3,100) – Tottenham – Rose continues to improve every week as he finally looks to be at full strength after a lengthy injury spell kept him on the sideline. Rose recorded four crosses in each of his last three starts and has been heavily involved in the attack. Aston Villa have given up eight goals over their last four games and offer very little in attack. Similar to Cedric, expect Rose to have plenty of chances to get forward and play crosses into the inform Harry Kane.
Charlie Daniels – ($2,500) – Bournemouth – After Simon Francis looked like the top fullback on Bournemouth early in the season, Daniels has stepped up his game over the past few weeks. In his last two games, he has 12 crosses and earned his first assist on the season last weekend. Southampton will be a tough matchup away from home, but Daniels is expected to provide some attacking threat for Bournemouth on Sunday.
Alan Hutton – ($2,800) – Aston Villa – On a struggling Aston Villa team, Hutton has been a fantasy suprise as a defender. He has 22 crosses over his last four games and recorded his first assist a few weeks ago against Liverpool. Hutton may have to play a little more conservative against Tottenham on Sunday, but his eight combined crosses against Chelsea and Liverpool shows me that he is still a threat even against the bigger teams.
Sadio Mane – ($6,800) – Southampton – Mane has been moved to a midfielder on DraftKings, which makes him even more valuable for fantasy lineups. He has been arguably Southampton’s strongest attacking threat and has a goal in three of his last four games. Mane can impact the game by scoring or by creating for the likes of Graziano Pelle, so expect him to continue to be a huge performer in fantasy lineups on Sunday.
Christian Eriksen – ($6,200) – Tottenham – Erikson has been very good as of late with two goals and one assist over his last three games. Over that same game span he also has 20 crosses and 9 shots, meaning he is very involved in everything Tottenham does in attack. As mentioned before, Aston Villa has given up eight goals over their last four games and expect Erikson to benefit from that.
Matthew Ritchie – ($4,000) – Bournemouth – Although losing the last two games 5-1, Ritchie continues to become a very strong value play in fantasy soccer. He has two goals and an assist over has last five games, but more importantly he is increasing his value with his high volume of crosses. Ritchie has 34 crosses over his last three games and also added six shots. Although Bournemouth are underdogs, expect Ritchie to still get his chances to be influential in anything they do in attack.
Kevin Mirallas – ($3,900) – Everton – Mirallas has yet to reclaim his spot in the starting eleven for Everton after early season injuries, but the form of Aaron Lennon should make it much easier for Mirallas to get a start. He has always been that guy who thinks he can create and score from anywhere and expect his numbers to reflect that if he does get the start against Sunderland. Mirallas does have a 10 crosses game to his name this season and hopefully he can continue his success on Monday.
Romelu Lukaku – ($7,000) – Everton – Lukaku struggled over the last two weeks in very difficult matchups against Arsenal and Manchester United, but expect him to bounce back on Monday. Everton face a Sunderland team that have the third worst goal differential in the Premier League. Sunderland also may be missing both of their starting central defenders on Sunday, meaning Lukaku will likely get plenty of chances to get back on the goal sheet.
Harry Kane – ($7,200) – Tottenham – Kane finally kicked out of his early season struggles last weekend, scoring a hat trick on four shots against Bournemouth. He should continue to get plenty of chances to score on Sunday against Aston Villa who have conceded eight goals over their last four games. With Kane scoring three goals last weekend, don’t be surprised if he goes on a goal scoring streak similar to last season.
Jeremain Lens – ($5,000) – Sunderland – Lens is one of the better value forwards for Sunday’s slate although in an unfavorable matchup. I mentioned early that Tim Howard and the Everton defense have been struggling as of late against top of the table teams and Lens will hope they don’t bounce back just yet. Everton have conceded six goals over their last three games and Lens should have plenty of chances, along with Steven Fletcher on Sunday.
Glenn Murray – ($4,100) – Bournemouth – Murray has done fairly well as a replacement to Callum Wilson who is out for the season. He has goals in two of his last three games, including eight shots over the same game span. Expect Murray to be heavily involved in the attack once again against Southampton on the road, and if Ritchie can provide the right delivery, don’t be surprised if Murray scores once again.