FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday Premier League Targets
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday Premier League Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel Fantasy Soccer series.

For detailed odds and stats, check out the Fantasy Premier League: Wednesday Cheat Sheet.

MATCHES (EST)

2:45 p.m: Bournemouth v. Burnley
2:45 p.m: Arsenal v. Huddersfield
2:45 p.m: Chelsea v. Swansea City
3:00 p.m: Everton v. West Ham
3:00 p.m: Manchester City v. Southampton
3:00 p.m: Stoke City v. Liverpool

FORWARD

Alexis Sanchez, ARS v. HUD ($11,500): Sanchez came through with a stoppage time game-winner Sunday to give Arsenal a big three points on the road. He's averaged 45 fantasy points per game in his last two matches, and a home game against a Huddersfield squad that has conceded at least three goals in each of their last two games is another good spot. As is the case with most players listed here, squad rotation is inevitable with the congested schedule. Alexandre Lacazette ($9,000), Danny Welbeck ($8,000) and Olivier Giroud ($7,000) all make for good plays if they are in the starting lineup, so be sure to confirm lineups before you lock any of these guys in.

Callum Wilson, BOU v. BUR ($9,000): Wilson erupted for a hat trick and 64.25 points in his last home appearance before coming back down to earth with a meager 1.75 points this past Saturday. His pace and nose for goal puts him in position to score when he's on the field, and he's in a good bounce back spot at home against Burnley. I'd rank Lacazette ahead of Wilson at the same price, but Wilson has a lower projected ownership coming off a dud.

Wayne Rooney, EVE v. WHU ($7,500): Rooney hasn't seen the field in two games but is back in contention to start at home against West Ham. Both Everton and West Ham find themselves on the relegation bubble and, with Everton needing all hands on deck to earn a big result at home, it would be surprising to see one of the Premier League's all-time scorers left out again. In his four games prior to being benched Rooney averaged over 24 fantasy points per game and his $7,500 price opens up funds to spread out elsewhere.

MIDFIELDER

Mohamed Salah, LIV at STK ($11,500): Salah has been on fire over the last five games, posting six goals and an assist, averaging over 38 points per game. Three of those goals came on the road and – with Stoke City showing some vulnerabilities at home – Salah checks in with arguably the highest upside of any midfielder on the board.

Leroy Sane, MCI v. SOU ($9,500): Sane has been a true boom-or-bust player, as he's either getting you single-digit points or flirting with 40 – rarely anything in between. With Manchester City projected to score goals at home against Southampton, Sane's in play for GPPs as he's topped 35 points in four of six home games. If Sane happens to be rotated, teammate Raheem Sterling is a worthy pivot for $500 less.

Jack Wilshere, ARS v. HUD ($5,000): With Mesut Ozil (illness) and Alex Iwobi (dead leg) questionable, Wilshere could be in line for a rare start. In a game where Arsenal are expected to be on the front foot, Wilshere could have some opportunities to contribute in the attack and would make for a nice value at $5K.

DEFENDER

Marcos Alonso, CHE v. SWA ($7,500): Alonso comes in as the highest-priced defender, but given his more advanced role in the Chelsea lineup, he's worth squeezing in if you have the funds. He holds the most goal-scoring upside of any defender on the slate and gave us a glimpse of his GPP-winning ability with 54.25 points against Tottenham earlier in the season.

Shkodran Mustafi, ARS v. HUD ($6,500): Mustafi has at least 23 points in three straight games, and he's positioned for another good tally at home against Huddersfield. While he picks up most of his points through defensive contributions, he turned up with a goal against Tottenham in Arsenal's last home game and can be a set-piece threat on the attacking end.

Davide Zappacosta, CHE v. SWA ($5,000): Zappacosta is part of a Chelsea defense that has kept a clean sheet in five of their last six games, and they're in another favorable spot at home against Swansea. While Zappacosta is a risk to be rotated, he's topped 17 points in back-to-back matches and his reasonable salary makes him worth keeping an eye out for when lineups drop.

GOALKEEPER

Petr Cech, ARS v. HUD ($5,000): Cech is a big reason why Arsenal are back among the top four, with a clean sheet in back-to-back outings. Visiting Huddersfield haven't scored an away goal in five straight matches, putting Cech back in play with a good chance to make it three straight shutouts.

Lee Grant, STK v. LIV ($4,500): Grant continues to deputize in goal for the injured Jack Butland, and he faces a tough test with Liverpool's high-octane attack up next. Grant has yet to top double-digit points in two appearances, but he's in position to rack up points through saves – and for near-minimum price the risk is worth the reward if it all comes together for Stoke at home.

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