This two game slate has very little star power, but there are plenty of great value plays between the games on Sunday and Monday. 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.
Wayne Hennessey – ($3,600) – Crystal Palace – Hennessey hasn’t put up double digit points in his last four starts, but he has a great matchup on Monday evening. Crystal Palace will be facing Sunderland, who have only scored five goals away from home this season. In their last road game, they lost 6-2 against Newcastle United and Crystal Palace will look to do the same. Crystal Palace are tied for 4th least goals against in the Premier League, so expect Hennessey to be one of the better goalkeepers in this slate.
Hugo Lloris – ($3,600) – Tottenham – Lloris has also struggled as of late, but he has a great chance to return to form against West Ham on Sunday. Lloris has scored 11+ points in four of his last five home games and are going up against a West Ham team that will be without Dimitri Payet. With Payet out with an injury, West Ham will likely struggle to score against Tottenham who haven’t given up more than one goal since Week 8 against Swansea City.
Danny Rose – ($3,800) – Tottenham – Rose has been very consistent so far this season, scoring 10+ in all five game he has started. He has recorded exactly four crosses in each of those games, with an assist in each of his last two. As mentioned before, the Spurs defense has been spectacular as of late, but they have also scored nine goals in their last three games, giving Rose plenty of freedom in attack.
Aaron Cresswell – ($3,800) – West Ham – Cresswell has been very good this season both defensively and in attack, but much more will be needed from him with Dimitri Payet out. West Ham will likely have to play a more direct style of soccer, looking for the likes of Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho on crosses. Cresswell was second on the team in crosses, behind Payet, so expect his numbers to increase moving forward.
DeAndre Yedlin – ($2,300) – Sunderland – Before the international break, Yedlin had his best performance fantasy wise for Sunderland. He earned eight points on two crosses in a difficult 1-0 loss to Southampton. While on international break with the United States, he advanced forward to a midfield role and earned an assist in a 6-1 win over Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Crystal Palace have only scored three goals over their last four games, so expect Yedlin to use this game to continue to grow as an attacking fullback.
Martin Kelly – ($2,200) – Crystal Palace – Kelly will likely remain in the starting eleven for Crystal Palace as both Joel Ward and Pape Souare are both expected to be out with injuries. He hasn’t been spectacular during his recent stretch of starts, but he will be worth a shot given his price. He does have a great matchup on Monday against Sunderland who have the worst goal differential in the entire Premier League.
Yohan Cabaye – ($5,400) – Crystal Palace – As mentioned before, Crystal Palace have a great matchup on Monday night against 19th place Sunderland. Cabaye will benefit from this matchup, as he has also benefited from the updated scoring system on DraftKings. He has scored 11+ points in all but one of his last ten games he has played. Sunderland has given up the most goals in the Premier League this season so expect Cabaye to get plenty of chances to create for himself and the rest of the team in front of him.
Christian Eriksen – ($6,400) – Tottenham – Eriksen has been very inconsistent this season, scoring a goal in only one of his last nine games. He does have double digit points in three of his last five matches, but his 41 point performance against Swansea City stands out. Tottenham has scored 15 goals over their last six games and although the numbers don’t show it, Eriksen has been very influential in those goals. Expect him to get plenty of opportunities in front of goal on Sunday, creating chances for Harry Kane as well.
Manuel Lanzini – ($3,600) – West Ham United – Lanzini has been very good in the middle of that West Ham midfield this season, but he will likely take on a bigger role with the injury of Dimitri Payet. Lanzini has two goals over his last four games and will likely be playing a more advanced role for West Ham moving forward. Also he is a prime candidate to take the corners and the set piece opportunities in a team that will rely on set pieces much more with Payet gone.
Yannick Bolasie – ($4,900) – Crystal Palace – Bolasie has earned 10+ points in three straight games, including a goal against Liverpool just before the break. As mentioned previously, Sunderland has given up the most goals this season and Bolasie is arguably Crystal Palace’s biggest goal scoring threat. He should get plenty of chances with the previously mentioned Yohan Cabaye creating chances in the center of that midfield.
Harry Kane – ($7,300) – Tottenham – The attacking starpower in this slate is considerably lacking, but Harry Kane is far and away the best option on Sunday. He has scored five goals over his last three games, scoring 16+ points in each game. Tottenham has scored seven goals in their last three home games, and 15 goals over their last six games. Expect Kane to be the most owned forward for this slate.
Steven Fletcher – ($3,900) – Sunderland – Fletcher has been one of the few brightspots for Sunderland this year. He has scored a goal in three of his last five starts, scoring 16+ points in each of those games. Crystal Palace are a good defensive team, but Sunderland have scored five goals in their last three games and should be able to create chances on Monday.
Andy Carroll – ($4,200) – West Ham United – Andy Carroll has only scored once this season, but with Payet out for a while, West Ham will likely play a more direct style. Carroll will benefit from this with plenty of crosses coming in his direction. He has scored 10+ points in two of his last four starts and expect these numbers to increase in the coming weeks.