Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6: Defense Picks

This is the DailyFantasyUK guide to Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6 Saturday defense picks.

We’ve lined up some of the best goalkeepers and defenders to consider for your Week 6 rosters – and some to avoid too!

Included are fantasy salary listings for the big four of UK daily fantasy football: DraftKings, FanDuel, Mondogoal and PlayON.

Remember to check out the Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6 Attacking Guide for our striker and midfield picks.


Goalkeepers

Claudio Bravo

You’re in with a good chance of a clean sheet if you roster Claudio Bravo.

  • Ben Foster, West Bromwich Albion ($4,700 DK, £7.3m FD, £6.7m MG, £7m PO). West Brom’s first-choice goalkeeper admittedly wasn’t on his best form last week, conceding two goals while saving three. Throughout the season, however, Foster has been on fantastic form. He’s only conceded 5 goals over 5 matches, in comparison to 19 saves. He’s looking good to get a clean sheet against league stragglers Stoke this week.
  • Claudio Bravo, Manchester City ($5,700 DK, £7m FD, £8.2m MG, £7.9m PO). Bravo is a key part of Man City’s incredibly strong team this season. His team is expected to do well against Swansea, making Man City players a real boon for Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6. You’re in with a good chance of a clean sheet if you roster Bravo into your lineups.
  • Maarten Stekelenburg, Everton ($5,200 DK, £6m FD, £5.6m MG, £6.9m PO). Stekelenburg is a great goalie choice, despite his one goal conceding stumble against Middlesbrough last week. With a respectable 7.8 fantasy point average on DraftKings, Stekelenberg is tipped to do well against Bournemouth’s attacking side. Consider stacking Stekelenburg with Evertonian defenders (see Baines and Coleman below) to fully benefit from clean sheet points.

Players to Avoid

Petr Cech

Petr Cech’s only been able to get one clean sheet so far, and did hardly anything in last week’s match against Hull.

  • Jordan Pickford, Sunderland ($4,800 DK, £7.3m FD, £8.1m MG, £5.9m PO). Pickford himself is a great player, but his defenders have really been letting him down this season. For instance, in Week 5 he was on an 8 save run, and looking to get a clean sheet, when a defense mistake meant he conceded a goal. Even the best goalie needs good support to do well. We reckon there are better options out there, especially if you want to benefit from clean sheet points as much as possible.
  • Petr Cech, Arsenal ($4,900 DK, £7.5m FD, £7.2m MG, £7m PO). Formerly a good cash game pick, Cech has been on a bad run of late. He’s only been able to get one clean sheet so far, and did hardly anything in last week’s match against Hull. He’s been demoted to 10th on Rotowire’s fantasy rankings table, and we can see why.

Defense

Leighton Baines defending the ball.

Consider putting Leighton Baines (right) into cash games, where consistency is key.

  • Scott Dann, Crystal Palace ($3,800 DK, £8.8m FD, £7.2m MG, £7.7m PO). Dann has done it again! As with Palace’s draw against Bournemouth in Week 3, he netted a goal against Stoke last week. One of the biggest goal scoring defenders this season and last, Dann is a worthy pick for your defense lineups. In his team’s match against Sunderland, we’re expecting good things from him.
  • Leighton Baines, Everton ($5,900 DK, £8.1m FD, £8.9m MG, £7.6m PO). This left-back defender is a competent and consistent player, and a starting stalwart for his team. Consider putting Baines into cash games, where consistency is key. For a slightly cheaper Everton option see teammate Seamus Coleman ($4,800 DK, £6.2m FD, £8.1m MG, £7.7m PO).
  • Aleksandar Kolarov, Manchester City ($5,400 DK, £8m FD, £9.6m MG, £8m PO). Kolarov really came into his own in last week’s match against Bournemouth, putting in a mixture of shots, tackles and clearances. We’re hoping the Manchester City defense side get another clean sheet against Swansea this week, putting Kolarov in good stead for another great fantasy score.
  • Kyle Walker, Tottenham Hotspur ($6,000 DK, £8.1m FD, £8.7m MG, £7.9m PO). The Spurs defending side continues to be on good form, with Walker as a highlight player. Walker puts in a lot of work across the board, particularly when it comes to tackles and crosses. The left-back could be onto his fourth clean sheet of the season after the Spurs go up against Middlesbrough.
  • Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal ($3,800 DK, £7.6m FD, £9.9m MG, £6.9m PO). Koscielny really flourished in Arsenal’s match against Southampton in Week 4, scoring a goal in one shot. His fantasy salary has been creeping up over the past few weeks, so it will be good to take advantage of his growing pitch prowess in Week 6. Arsenal are against the equally matched Chelsea this week, giving Koscielny opportunities to stave off attackers.

Players to Avoid

Danny Rose

Danny Rose is a strong pick usually, but a player back from injury isn’t always the wisest choice for daily fantasy.

  • Antonio Valencia, Manchester United (£7.1m FD, £8.2m MG, £7.1m PO). Valencia was benched 62 minutes into United’s disastrous show against Watford, and did very little with the time he was on pitch. This performance sits on top of a pile of disappointing appearances this season, causing us to doubt Valencia’s chances this week. Even if he does play this week, we reckon there are much better considerations for your lineups.
  • Danny Rose, Tottenham Hotspur ($5,800 DK, £8.9m FD, £9.7m MG, £8.5m PO). It’s possible Danny Rose is returning to the pitch this week after recovering from a hamstring injury. The expensive player is a strong pick usually, but a player back from injury isn’t always the wisest choice for daily fantasy.

We hope this guide has been useful for picking Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6 goalies and defenders!

Check out our Daily Fantasy Premier League Week 6 Attacking Guide to help you make the best lineup decisions for Saturday’s matches.

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