Once again, Saturday’s main slate is exclusively the 10 a.m. ET games, which means Tottenham are the big favorite. That said, it was the same case a few weeks ago and they lost at home to Newcastle. Can they be trusted for the EPL $40K Saturday Chip Pass Special [$10K to 1st]?
STUDSSon Heung-Min, Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace, $9,000 — It’s not a must to spend on the top guys, but Son makes the most sense because of his floor. He’s yet to make the scoresheet, but he’s produced eight shots (four on target) and assisted four shots to go with a few crosses and fouls drawn. Harry Kane has already failed to surpass 3.2 fantasy points on two different occasions and one came against Newcastle. I’ll take the cheaper Son with a better floor.
Other Options — Marcus Rashford, Manchester United, $9,900; Raul Jimenez, Wolverhampton, $7,700; Ashley Barnes, Burnley, $7,300
VALUESLeandro Trossard, Brighton vs. Burnley, $5,800 — As long as Trossard starts, he’ll be in most of my lineups. He hit a floor of 6.1 points at Man City and produced five shots and seven shot assists in his two home starts. Brighton are a slight favorite and he should get his chances again. However, if Pascal Gross returns to the starting XI, I’d be more tentative to use him because Gross has taken set pieces when both are on the field.
Other Options — Jordan Ayew, Crystal Palace, $5,500; Callum Robinson, Sheffield United, $5,200; Che Adams, Southampton, $4,600
Mason Mount, Chelsea at Wolverhampton, $7,900 — Mount isn’t a typical top midfielder, but he’s slowly becoming one. In addition to his 14 shots, he’s been Chelsea’s main set-piece taker and has taken 18 corners in four matches. His floor has been somewhat inconsistent, seen in his disappointing Sheffield United performance, but Wolves have allowed the second-most crosses and fourth-most corners.
Other Options — Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, $9,600; James Maddison, Leicester, $8,600; Paul Pogba, Manchester United, $8,400
VALUESDavy Propper, Brighton vs. Burnley, $3,700 — From the outside, Propper is an unexciting play after tallying one goal and one assist last season. However, he already has as many shots on goal (two) as he had in 30 appearances last campaign. He’s gotten more forward in Brighton’s 3-4-3 attacking formation, while Dale Stephens has been more of the defensive midfielder. Propper’s floor has been around six points in similar matchups and that’s good for the price.
Other Options — Scott McTominay, Manchester United, $4,900; John Lundstram, Sheffield United, $4,300; Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester City, $4,200
George Baldock, Sheffield United vs. Southampton, $4,100 — This may be too much of a stretch for some, but the numbers support Baldock’s selection, especially as a wing back. In two home matches, he’s had a floor hovering around 10 fantasy points and this is the first time all season Sheffield United are favored. Southampton have allowed the most crosses to defenders and while some of that can be attributed to playing Liverpool and Man United, they allowed 32 total crosses to Brighton and Burnley.
Other Options — Marcos Alonso, Chelsea, $5,900; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Manchester United, $5,200; Enda Stevens, Sheffield United, $4,400
VALUESDan Burn, Brighton vs. Burnley, $3,300 — Burn has yet to finish below 4.6 fantasy points and now he’s favored at home. While he doesn’t have much upside, he does a little bit of everything, producing three shots, three shots assisted, five crosses and nine interceptions in four matches. Reaching five points is possible and that’s before a clean sheet.
Other Options — Joel Ward, Aston Villa, $3,700; Jack O’Connell, Sheffield United, $3,200; Nathan Ake, Bournemouth, $3,200
Hugo Lloris, Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace, $5,800 — I don’t suggest spending up at goalkeeper, but if you do, Lloris makes the most sense as the biggest favorite. He’s yet to finish in the negative even with no clean sheets because he already has 19 saves. Crystal Palace also haven’t been efficient offensively, scoring just three goals from 39 shots, 14 of them on target.
Other Options — Mat Ryan, Brighton $5,000; Kepa Arrizabalaga, Chelsea, $4,900; Dean Henderson, Sheffield United, $4,800
VALUESNick Pope, Burnley at Brighton, $4,300 — Burnley have had three straight difficult fixtures and Pope has made enough saves to stay fantasy relevant in all of them. He has 17 saves in four starts and Brighton are the opposite of an offensive force, scoring one goal since their three-goal opener at Watford. Pope is an underdog, but a win and clean sheet aren’t out of reach.
Other Options — Angus Gunn, Southampton, $4,600; Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City, $4,100; Vicente Guaita, Crystal Palace, $3,700
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