TheSix Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday EPL Value Plays
TheSix Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday EPL Value Plays

This article is part of our TheSix 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

STRIKERS

Gabriel Jesus, MCI v. SOU (€9M): With squad rotation looming, there are going to be several value plays that emerge once starting lineups are released. Jesus has only one start in his last three appearances but has still managed to score two goals in limited minutes. Strike partner Sergio Aguero could also be considered a bargain at €10M, but don't be surprised to see Jesus get the nod in a favorable home matchup with Southampton.

Olivier Giroud/Danny Welbeck, ARS v. HUD (€4M): Both Giroud and Welbeck are in contention to start, and with Arsenal heavy favorites at home against Huddersfield, we may be able to get goals from the Gunners at near minimum salary. Teammate Alexandre Lacazette has the highest goalscoring odds of any player on the slate and – if he starts – won't break the bank either at €10M.

MIDFIELDERS

Sadio Mane, LIV at STK (€7M): Mane was relegated to the bench over the weekend but is a strong candidate to return to the starting XI on Wednesday. He's topped double-digit points in his last three starts and, with a favorable matchup at Stoke, presents a salary-saving way into the high-octane Liverpool attack.

Willian, CHE v. SWA (€7M): Willian hasn't started any of Chelsea's last five Premier League matches, but with the potential for squad rotation, he could be back in the lineup at home against Swansea. When he's started this season, Willian has been good for double-digit fantasy points through a combination of accurate passes, touches and duels won, and he has the ability to turn up on the scoresheet with a goal or an assist.

Jack Wilshere, ARS v. HUD (€5M): Wilshere could get a spot start Wednesday with Mesut Ozil (illness) and Alex Iwobi (dead leg) questionable. His minutes have been scarce this season, but if he's in the lineup he has a good chance to get involved in an Arsenal attack that is expected to score goals at home against Huddersfield.

DEFENDERS

James Milner, LIV at STK (€9M): He doesn't save a ton of salary, but Milner is here based on the assumption that he could play in more of an attacking role if he starts – essentially giving us another attacker if we want to deploy the "all-out attack" strategy. He started in the midfield against Chelsea on Saturday and – if he's not a victim of squad rotation – he's worthy of a roster spot in a good matchup at Stoke City.

Vincent Kompany, MCI v. SOU (€8M): Kompany has over 70 accurate passes and 80 touches in two straight starts, hitting 11 points in each. Manchester City have another favorable home game against Southampton, putting Kompany back on the radar at a slight discount compared to similar options at defender.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, LIV at STK (€6M): Alexander-Arnold has been in and out of the starting lineup this season, but when he starts he regularly flirts with double-digit fantasy points. While he doesn't rack up the defensive stats, he's not shy about bombing forward when he's in the lineup and could be a cheap source of points if he's in the first XI.

GOALKEEPER

Lee Grant, STK v. LIV (€6M): Grant's had a rough go of it since stepping in for usual starter Jack Butland, and things won't get any easier with Liverpool's potent attack in town Wednesday. A clean sheet might be a stretch, but for €6M Grant won't kill your lineup if he can garner 5-6 points while saving salary at the same time.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Schuyler Redpath plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: DraftKings: MONEYMACHiNE, FanDuel: coincollector, Play The Six: DraftKicks, Yahoo!: DraftKicks.
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