Sergio Aguero playing an international friendly between Switzerland vs. Argentina, 29th February 2012

Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6: Attacker Picks

DailyFantasyUK here, sharing our attacker picks for Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6.

We’ll be focusing on this week’s mega Saturday, including eight fixtures from which to choose your players.

We’re listing prices for DraftKings, FanDuel, Mondogoal and PlayON so you can compare the sites for expensive and bargain picks (please note that DraftKings does not include the Manchester United vs. Leicester City match at 12:30pm).

Make sure to check out the Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6 defense guide, which will be published soon!


Forwards

Sergio Aguero playing an international friendly between Switzerland vs. Argentina, 29th February 2012

This season’s prodigal son returns. Manchester City will get a confidence boost from welcoming Sergio Agüero back onto the Premier League pitch.

  • Romelu Lukaku, Everton ($8,800 DK, £10.1m FD, £10.3m MG, £12.5m PO). Lukaku has been on amazing form for the last two game weeks. He followed up his Week 4 hat-trick with 1 goal and an assist in Week 5. Everton are up against an easy target in Bournemouth, giving Lukaku plenty of room to do his thing. We suggest you strongly consider him for your Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6 attacking side!
  • Sergio Agüero, Manchester City ($10,500 DK, £16.3m FD, £12.7m MG, £14.9m PO). This season’s prodigal son returns. Back after a three match ban, Agüero is expected to be on a lot of fantasy manager’s lineups. His scoring ability is certainly still evident from a successful appearance in the United Champions League, gaining 42 DraftKings fantasy points. Manchester City have had a very strong season, and are expected to do well against Swansea. Now the team will get a confidence boost welcoming one of their strongest strikers back onto the Premier League pitch.
  • Diego Costa, Chelsea ($8,700 DK, £12m FD, £15.3m MG, £13.7m PO). Costa is the league leader for goals after five great performances with Chelsea. Even during Chelsea’s loss against Liverpool last week, Costa shone through with a goal on two shots. With his team up against a worthy opponent in Arsenal, Costa will feel the pressure to really pull it out the bag in defending his team’s high league table position.
  • Sadio Mané, Liverpool ($7,500 DK, £9.5m FD, £11.1m MG, £12.3m PO): For an alternative pick with variability, consider Mané. His fantasy scores have been yo-yoing over the past few weeks, which could crucially make or break your tournament results. Liverpool’s upcoming fixture against Hull City is looking promising for the Senegalese striker, and he’s at a good fantasy salary price too.
  • Nacer Chadli, West Bromwich Albion ($5,700 DK, £5.3m FD, £7.2m MG, £8.8m PO): Chadli’s performance against West Ham last week will be leaving the Spurs pining for their former midfielder. With 2 goals and 2 assists in 75 minutes of play, he truly blazed across the pitch to fantasy point scoring glory (to the dismay of this season-long fantasy manager who benched him!) West Brom are up against Stoke this week, who are a full 10 places below them on the league table. We’re expecting great things from Chadli.

Players to Avoid

Zlatan Ibrahimović at Euro 2012

Zlatan Ibrahimović only made one shot, missing the goal, and did little else in Week 5.

  • Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur ($10,000 DK, £12.9m FD, £10.4m MG, £14.8m PO). Kane put in a great performance last week, scoring the winning goal against Sunderland, but picked up a serious ankle injury in the process. Kane has suffered ligament damage that apparently may take up to 2 months to heal. You could consider Vincent Janssen ($8,100 DK) or Son Heung-min ($5,900 DK) as alternatives, but not up against a powerful Manchester City team with Sergio back.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović, Manchester United (£15.1m FD, £16.2m MG, £14.1m PO). Yep, we’re avoiding the season’s most popular fantasy striker this week. Manchester United were appalling against Watford last week, resulting in their third loss in a row. Their biggest weakness was a disorganised defence line, but Ibra and his fellow attackers weren’t up to much either. Ibra only made one shot, missing the goal, and did little else. We’re feeling a bit wary about Manchester United until Mourinho learns how to organise a better team.

Midfielders

Andros Townsend playing for Crystal Palace

Townsend has finally ended his scoring drought, netting a goal and making an assist against Stoke in Week 5. We’re hoping for a repeat performance for Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6.

  • Kevin de Bruyne, Manchester City ($10,100 DK, £16.3m FD, £14.3m MG, £14m PO). Kevin de Bruyne has been going from strength to strength this season. He pulled out all the stops in Week 5’s match against Bournemouth, racking up a goal, an assist and four shots on goal. A prolific goal scorer and assisting genius, de Bruyne is worth his expensive fantasy salary, especially for cash games.
  • Eden Hazard, Chelsea ($9,000 DK, £13.4m FD, £14.5m MG, £14.1m PO). Hazard has proved to be a versatile, yet consistent player this season. The number one dribbler after five games, Hazard can rack up the points on a range of stats, which is particularly important for keeping a good floor score. With Chelsea up against Arsenal this week, the Belgian midfielder will have many chances to test out his attacking mettle.
  • Alexis Sánchez, Arsenal ($9,300 DK, £14.3m FD, £12.4m MG, £14.1m PO). Yes, he did miss that penalty against Hull last week, but Sánchez still put in an incredible performance, with 2 goals in 5 shots. Likely to start in Arsenal’s match against Chelsea, Sánchez has proven to be a strong fantasy favourite so far this season.
  • Raheem Sterling, Manchester City ($8,000 DK, £12.1m FD, £8.7m MG, £11.0m PO). For a less pricey alternative, Sterling is a great pick. The Man City striker was on de Bruyne’s heels last week in terms of fantasy points, with a goal, an assist and three shots on goal. In their team’s upcoming clash with Swansea, Sterling will once again have great opportunities to put in another dazzling performance.
  • Andros Townsend, Crystal Palace ($8,800 DK, £9.9m FD, £9.7m MG, £9.0m PO). Townsend has finally ended his scoring drought, netting a goal and making an assist against Stoke in Week 5. On Saturday the versatile left or right midfielder is up against Sunderland, another team with a weak defending side this season. We’re hoping for a repeat performance, with Townsend as an essential part of Palace’s attacking side.
  • Roberto Firmino, Liverpool ($7,600 DK, £10.7m FD, £7.2m MG, £11.6m PO). It looks like Firmino has recovered from his groin injury, as he played in Liverpool’s successful 3-0 EFL match against Derby. Provided he’s still fit for the Premier League match against Hull, Firmino’s bursts of genius are appropriate for a tournament lineup.

Players to Avoid

Paul Pogba playing for Juventus

Last week’s match against Watford was a particular low for Pogba; he didn’t even get 1 fantasy point on Mondogoal.

  • Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur ($10,000 DK, £11.7m FD, £11.8m MG, £11.7m PO). Spurs manager Pochettino benched Eriksen in Week 5, possibly due to the toll of European fixtures. It’s a similar story for fellow midfielder Erik Lamela ($7,900 DK, £10.5m FD, £8.9m MG, £10m PO); it’s unlikely the benching move will be permanent, but keep an eye on those lineup announcements.
  • Paul Pogba, Manchester United (£11.2m FD, £10.8m MG, £11.4m PO). We were expecting such good things from new transfer Pogba, but so far he hasn’t been able to deliver anything beyond average performances. Last week’s match against Watford was a particular low; he didn’t even get 1 fantasy point on Mondogoal. Perhaps Pogba needs to be given time to settle into the Manchester side, but until then we’re giving him a miss.

This has been our attackers guide for Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6.

Make sure to check back for our Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6 defence guide soon!

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