Straight off the bat from Week 1, let’s look at the players you’ll want to consider drafting for the Saturday of Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 2.
Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 2 (Saturday)
Watford v Chelsea
Chelsea showed their prowess with a 2-1 win against West Ham on Monday. Capoue is a good pick for Watford on Midfield, but against Diego Costa and Eden Hazard it’s difficult to see Watford getting one over Chelsea.
Swansea City v Hull City
Swansea have a strong side – and who doesn’t like Lukasz Fabianski in goal – but we’ve got our eye on Hull’s Robert Snodgrass as a potential scorer, after Hull’s 2-1 victory against Leicester last week.
Leicester City v Arsenal
Arsenal put in a poor appearance against Liverpool in Week 1, losing 3-4 with a depleted front line and weak defense. Frankly, Leicester weren’t strong in their first game either, losing 2-1 to Hull. Riyad Mahrez is a good potential forward.
Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace
Tottenham are the team to watch this Saturday, in large part thanks to Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen. However, Crystal Palace midfielder Andros Townsend is also a good pick after a brilliant opening performance.
West Bromwich Albion v Everton
Everton has some excellent fantasy choices, including anticipated returning forward Romelu Lukaku and new transfer Yannick Bolasie. West Brom forward Salomon Rondon is one to watch, but Everton is just looking too good.
Burnley FC v Liverpool
Goal-scorer Philippe Coutinho is a big name this week, though he did have a hamstring cramp in the second half of last week’s match. Burnley’s Andre Gray didn’t quite pull it out the bag, but is still a good tourney choice.
Now let’s take a deeper look at the standout players for your Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 2 rosters.
Compared to Week 1, Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 2 doesn’t have the best pickings for Forward on Saturday. But we work with what we’ve got! Here are our recommendations, including some bargains for tournaments:
- Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City ($9,900 DK; £13.4m PO; £11.7m MG). With Arsenal still plagued with injuries and coming from a 3-4 loss to Liverpool, this Saturday will be a key match for Mahrez. Getting a goal last week and 2/5 shots on target, Mahrez is a pick for cash games or tourneys.
- Romelu Lukaku, Everton ($8,900 DK; £12.5m PO; £8.2m MG). Lukaku is a popular stud player, though a recent minor injury may make some contestants a little bearish on rostering him. However, he has a 75% chance of returning on Fantasy Football Scout; just keep an eye on it!
- Erik Lamela, Tottenham Hotspur ($7,300 DK; £9.9m PO; £9.9m MG). Take Kane’s lacklustre performance last week and his $10,000 DK price tag. Compare it to Lamela, who had two crosses, two successful tackles and scored a goal on three attempts. It’s a no-brainer. Kane may well make a comeback, but for this week our attention is on Lamela for a Hotspur forward.
- Robert Snodgrass, Hull City ($6,300 DK; £7.6m PO; £9.5m MG). Snodgrass played an excellent match against Leicester last week, scoring one goal on five shots, two of which were on target. We’re looking for this to continue against Swansea.
- Shinji Okazaki, Leicester City ($5,900 DK; £8.3m PO; £3.5m MG). For a cheaper forward who gets a consistent slice of the action, try Okazaki. An ideal tourney pick, if playing – especially on Mondogoal.
Midfield looks to be the key position to roster for Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 2, with some great stud players to choose from.
- Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur ($9,200 DK; £11.7m PO; £11.8m MG). Eriksen didn’t score last week in Tottenham’s draw against Everton, but he did put in five crosses, attempt three shots, and win three tackles. Plus he put in 6 goals and 13 assists last season, which certainly shouldn’t be overlooked.
- Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool ($7,400 DK; £11.6m PO; £14m MG). Don’t let Coutinho’s hamstring scare last week put you off; as long as he’s playing, this midfielder is a solid fantasy pick. He scored two goals against Arsenal last week, and is strong on WhoScored for accuracy, passing and tackling.
- Andros Townsend, Crystal Palace ($6,700 DK; £8.9m PO; £9.5m MG). Townsend racked up an impressive 22.75 DK fantasy points last week, thanks to a range of shots, tackles and interceptions. It goes to show that midfield doesn’t have to be all about goals and assists in daily fantasy – though of course, they definitely help!
- Gylfi Sigurdsson, Swansea ($8,700 DK; £10.1m PO; £10.7m MG). After being benched as not fit enough to play, Sigurdsson played for the last 30 minutes in the Swans’ opener last week. If he makes a full appearance this week, he’s a great player to consider for your lineup.
- Idrissa Gueye, Everton ($4,500 DK; £7m PO; £5.5m MG). For a bargain Midfield pick, take a look at Gueye. Last week he put in an excellent performance for Everton, with 5 successful tackles and 2 interceptions. If he’s in the starting lineup, he’ll be a great value pick for your team.
There’s still a range of solid goalkeepers for Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 2, and none of them are too pricey either.
- Ben Foster, West Bromwich Albion ($4,600 DK; £6.9m PO; £6.7m MG). Foster had a clean sheet with four saves last week, a fantastic start to the 2016/17 season. As long as injury is held at bay, Foster is set to have an excellent season.
- Tom Heaton, Burnley ($4,100 DK; £6.1m PO; £11.4m MG). Heaton did let in a goal last week, but he also made seven saves, scoring a decent 12 DraftKings points. We’re more interested in his stellar Clean Sheet record – with 2o clean sheets last season, Heaton’s got a reputation to protect!
- Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea ($4,800 DraftKings; £7.3m PO; £9.6m MG). Swansea’s keeper helped his team get a Clean Sheet last week in their 1-0 match against the positively slated Burnley. Fabianski is a solid pick, though he may be up against some aggressive playing from Hull City’s Snodgrass.
You’re spoilt for choice with good defenders for Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 2. In particular, keep a look out for defence sides from West Bromwich Albion and the Hotspurs!
- Kyle Walker, Tottenham Hotspur ($5,300 DK; £7.9m PO; £8.4m MG). Walker was a real star last week, scoring 12.3 fantasy points with an assist on Lamela’s goal. Beyond this, his success has been consistent over the last few years playing with the team, and is a solid fantasy pick.
- Craig Dawson, West Bromwich Albion ($4,600 DK; £6.8m PO; £7.8m MG). Dawson didn’t do his best last week, what with getting a yellow card, but he is a great pick for his price. Last season he got in 4 goals and was Man of the Match twice for good reason. Let’s hope he gets back on track against Everton this week.
- Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea ($4,400 DK; £8m PO; £8.3m MG). Azpilicueta will have good chances to tackle, assist and make passes in Chelsea’s game against Watford, from his Left-Right playing position.
- Jonny Evans, West Bromwich Albion ($3,400 DK; £6.7m PO; £7.8m MG). West Brom has a very strong defence side so far this season. For his cheap price, 28-year-old Evans is an excellent choice, with his strong skills for both passing and tackling. Consider stacking Evans and Dawson in your lineups this week.
- Federico Fernandez, Swansea City ($3,000 DK; £6.4m PO; £8.1m MG). Argentinian Fernandez really shone last week, winning five aerial duels and two tackles. His price makes him great as a tourney choice, though his fouls and yellow card last week make him a bit of a bearish pick for cash games.
Best of luck in Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 2 multipliers and tourneys!
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