Tom Heaton BRN vs. CRY Fanduel ($6,600)
He is the standout contender for our keeper’s jersey at the top end of the market. The Burnley skipper’s 57 saves this season is way ahead of Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford, who ranks next on 40. With just four goals conceded in six matches at Turf Moor, it’s difficult to ignore Heaton’s claims ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace.
Claudio Bravo MCI vs. MID ($5,200)
earned his second clean sheet last time and faces a Middlesbrough side that have failed to score in two of their last four on the road. Pep Guardiola’s reliance on his keeper as an auxiliary outfield player even helps Bravo pick up a few points from his passing.
George Friend MID @ MCI Fanduel ($6,800)
The full-back’s 80 CBI’s recorded is augmented by 25 tackles (worth two points apiece in FanDuel) this term – only team-mate Antonio Barragan ($6,000) has won more.
Scott Dann CRY @ BRN Fanduel ($8,000)
returned against Liverpool and is in the top four defenders on FanDuel, posting an average of 23.75 points over six appearances. A trip to Burnley promises sets up a key battle with Sam Vokes and offers Dann the opportunity to exploit his own aerial power at set-pieces: the Clarets have conceded more attempts from set plays (56) than any other side.
James Tomkins CRY @ BRN Fanduel ($5,100)
as a potential budget alternative to Scott Dann from the Crystal Palace backline. Available for just $5,100, Tomkins has a FanDuel average of 18 points per match over the last six outings. Eight clearances against Liverpool bodes well ahead of the likely aerial battle against Burnley.
Papy Djilobodji SUN @ BOU Fanduel ($6,100)
from a Sunderland rearguard that will be under fire. The Senegalese defender has a 19.86 FanDuel average, having impressed earlier in the campaign, and could be good value if, as expected, he starts the clash at the Vitality Stadium.
Marcos Alonso CHE vs. EVE Fanduel ($5,300)
has been a regular of late in the Weekly Shop, and we just can’t ignore the Chelsea defender while he remains so kindly priced. Seven clearances and four tackles last time helped accrue a score of 20.5 and, even with Everton as a testing opponent, the Spaniard has to be on our shortlist.
Dimitri Payet WHU vs. STK Fanduel ($10,200)
has soared ahead of the midfield pack when it comes to creativity. The Frenchman is now top for chances created, with 33 over eight outings. Payet is also averaging 3.5 shots and 26 FanDuel points per match.
Victor Moses CHE vs. EVE Fanduel ($5,000)
can’t be overlooked given his price point. The Nigerian served up an assist at Southampton to add to his recent goal against Leicester City; those actions have contributed to a solid 26.5 point average over last four matches.
Ramadan Sobhi STK @ WHU Fanduel ($3,300)
pick up a first Premier League start for Stoke at West Ham. Prior to his move to the Potters, the young winger scored 17 goals and served up 15 assists in 74 outings for El Ahly Cairo.
His opponents Stoke have been more robust of late but have conceded 4.8 attempts per away match from set-pieces, a factor that plays into Payet’s hands.
Sergio Aguero MCI vs. MID Fanduel ($12,300)
Following his brace and assist at West Brom last time out, he could be indispensable to our squads ahead of the Etihad meeting with Middlesbrough. Aitor Karanka’s side should surrender opportunities to a confident City, while Aguero’s 17 goal attempts (eight on target) over the last four trails only Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s who boasts 25 with ten efforts on target.
Diego Costa CHE vs. EVE Fanduel ($10,000)
He is the other form striker on our shortlist. A total of 16 shots on target from 31 attempts highlight his accuracy so far this term and Costa’s consistency, scoring eight goals in ten matches, is just difficult to ignore. The Spanish international has also created 12 chances to provide two assists and contributed defensively with 12 tackles and 17 CBI’s. Costa’s FanDuel average of 30 points is surpassed only by Sunday’s upcoming opponent, Romelu Lukaku, among the FanDuel forwards.
Wilfried Bony STK @ WHU Fanduel ($4,700)
He finally got off the mark at the bet 365 stadium with a brace against Swansea City. West Ham will be missing defensive stalwart Winston Reid, and that may just help compensate for Stoke’s absentees and provide Bony with opportunities.
Callum Wilson BOU vs. SUN Fanduel ($5,700)
Bournemouth will host a porous Sunderland defence on the south coast, which has us considering striker Callum Wilson. Three goals from 20 attempts this season and spot-kick duties make Wilson our pick of the Cherries attack.
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