Welcome to DailyFantasyUK‘s Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 4 attacking guide. See our hand-picked collection of only the finest footballers for your premier league fantasy team this Saturday!
With Chelsea playing on Sunday and the Manchester teams going head-to-head before the DraftKings match window, pickings are looking a bit slim for Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 4 forwards. There are still some dependable players available, and a wealth of value/contrarian picks too.
Check out these forward options for your Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 4 teams:
- Jamie Vardy, Leicester City ($9,900 DK, £8.6m MG, £14m PO). Vardy scored his first goal against Swansea last week, in an overdue return to his great 2015 EPL form. Fingers crossed he’s on a roll, and now feels boosted after the international break. A good tournament pick, we’re hoping to see Vardy break through Liverpool’s weak defending side with his excellent finishing skills.
- Alvaro Negredo, Middlesbrough ($8,000 DK, £5.7m MG, £9.6m PO). This consistent starter is the jewel in Middlesbrough’s crown, and a strong player for cash games. Negredo has had a goal and two assists over three matches this season. He could be a real threat to a Crystal Palace on a losing streak.
- Cristhian Stuani, Middlesbrough ($7,600 DK, £5.2m MG, £7.3m PO). Stuani scored two goals against Sunderland in Week 2, helping him earn 29 DraftKings fantasy points. He’s not the most dependable player, especially given this is his seasonal debut, but Stuani looks to be a good choice against Crystal Palace.
Lucas Pérez, Arsenal ($7,000 DK). Okay, so we’re getting on the Pérez hype train. Wenger’s latest acquisition looks set to take over Olivier Giroud’s position, according to ESPN. If not, he may take over from Walcott on the wing. After a 3-1 victory against Watford in Week 3, Arsenal look to be picking up the pieces from their first two matches of the season. Pérez could carry this further.
- Abel Hernández, Hull City ($6,600 DK, £10m MG, £8.4m PO). Hull have been performing admirably, with two wins and a respectable 0-1 loss against Manchester United. Impressive striker Hernández will be up against a lacklustre Burnley attacking side this week. His record for assists and shots, as well as goals, make him a fantastic value pick.
Players to Avoid
This week we’re particularly bearish on Harry Kane, Shane Long, and Riyad Mahrez.
- Kane‘s performance in Weeks 1-3 has been disappointing, to say the least. With no goals so far and only one assist, he really isn’t worth a $9,900 price tag on DraftKings. Hopefully he’ll pick up as the season progresses, but as it stands he’s not a good daily fantasy prospect.
- Mahrez had a disastrous time of it in Week 3, messing up a penalty shot while teammates Vardy and Morgan secured goals. He’s still a solid pick, but for that price? Not this week.
- Long would usually be a decent pick for a value forward, but this week he’ll likely be up against an improved Arsenal attacking side. He may be a good contrarian pick for tournaments, but for cash games we’re leaving Long well alone.
When striker selection is scarce, you can count on midfielders to come to the fore (quite literally, in one Arsenal player’s case!) There are some great players on pitch for Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 4, including studs and value picks.
Try out these midfielders in your Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 4 lineups:
- Alexis Sánchez, Arsenal ($9,400 DK, £12.1m MG, £13.8m PO). After helping his team bulldoze Watford 3-1 in Week 3, all eyes are turning to Sánchez as a stud fantasy option. Racking up a goal, an assist and three shots on goal, Sánchez really showed his mettle as a stand-out player. He’s more likely to be back in midfield this week, but don’t let that deter you from considering this attacker for your roster.
- Santiago Cazorla, Arsenal ($7,400 DK, £11.7m MG, £10.5m PO). Carrying on our Arsenal theme for this week, we present Cazorla. With Cazorla you’re getting an affordable alternative to fellow Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil, without missing out on the brilliance of Sanchez. Cazorla’s personal fantasy scores aren’t to be sniffed at; a promising Arsenal attacking side only increases his appeal.
- Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur ($9,500, £10.8m MG, £11.7m PO). If you don’t want to put all your eggs in Arsenal’s basket, Eriksen is a solid midfield alternative. The Spurs are against Stoke City this week, who are at the bottom of the league table. Eriksen hasn’t scored yet, but this strong all-rounder has just strengthened his place on the team with a 5 year contract.
- Michail Antonio, West Ham United ($7,600 DK, £9.1m MG, £9.2m PO). One of the season’s current top scorers, Antonio has netted two goals and puts in good work across the positive fantasy stats. He managed to score against an intimidating Man City in Week 3, and this week will be up against more even opponents in Watford.
- Roberto Pereyra, Watford ($6,700 DK, £6.8m MG, £8m PO). Scoring his team’s only goal against Arsenal in Week 3, recent sign Pereyra emerged from the bench into unlikely triumph. Provided he’s a starter against West Ham this week (as he could be following that great performance), Pereyra could be an excellent pick.
- Joe Allen, Stoke City ($4,400 DK, £5.8m MG, £7m PO). For a contrarian pick, where better to look than the team who are currently bottom of the league table? This season has become a desperate survival battle for The Potters, and Joe Allen has been getting decent fantasy scores. Put the two factors together and you could get a fierce performance on Saturday.
Players To Avoid
As for the players to keep off your rosters this week… we’re concerned about Philippe Coutinho, Dusan Tadic and Robert Snodgrass.
- Coutinho, usually a fantasy darling, is unfortunately questionable to play against Leicester. Apparently Liverpool are rushing to fly him home Thursday morning after his appearance for Brazil in the World Cup qualifiers. This boosts his chances of playing on Saturday, but keep an eye on this player.
- Tadic will be up against a promising Arsenal attack this week, so he seems like a risky pick. This could be good for tournaments, where contrarian picks can pay off, but don’t touch him with a barge-pole for 50/50s.
- Snodgrass. Honestly we’re in two minds about this player. He injured his leg during Hull’s Week 3 match against Man United. On the other hand, he racked up a massive 45 fantasy points in Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against Malta. Be careful about rostering Snodgrass, but if he does play he could be an under-owned gem.
This has been our attacking guide for Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 4. Defense picks coming soon!
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