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Premier League: Week 29 Player Picks

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Never mind the title, champions league and premiership status race, the fantasy league's are entering run in mode. Who can you pick up to make all the difference this week?

A gut pick for sure with a little logic.
A gut pick for sure with a little logic.
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We are starting to run out weeks to make your late bid for Blog League/private league glory. Now is the time you need to take a few gambles and I'm sure you will find the game much more fun when doing so.

The awesome foursome
Kun Aguero, Alexis Sanchez, Harry Kane, Diego Costa

If you hold these at heavy discount they are no brainer picks. At retail I may only recommend Kun but the first three in particular will love their chances to score this week.

Tim Howard - £1.39m

Everton are rocking a little sitting just 6 points clear of the bottom 3. It is quite the come down from the season they had last time. Howard has seen his side concede 2 goals against Stoke, Arsenal and Leicester in their last 3 league games which explains a great deal. However, prior to that it is worth noting they conceded just 1 goal in 4 league games. Finally Newcastle may be the first Premier league side to be mentally heading into their holidays and for the price he is a great low risk high reward pick.

Mark Schwarzer - £1.99m

The 42 year old shot stopper was as good as ever in his last league game at Man City and will keep his place for this one. If you are considering Schwarzer you will be pleased to know Hull have won only 1 of the last 13 away games and average just 8 shots per game.

Thibaut Courtois - £10.40m (around 6m on the barn door)

Who would have thought it, when faced with the dreaded double player week we had no choice but to go with Hugo Lloris. Often favourite Courtois was discarded to the Barn door and promptly racked up 20 fantasy points. I can see a number of you running with him this week at his BD price with an eye on the upcoming double week. Just a note of caution Peter Cech has played 4 league games. To earn a winners medal I believe he needs 6 more appearances in the remaining 11. It makes Courtois a consistent risk particularly if the Chelsea's Champions League run continues.

Robert Huth 6.77m

The other big german has started to settle in the Leicester back line and will have a great chance of a clean sheet this week. Further he will be a dangerous weapon at any set play where the ball can be delivered into the box.

Jeff Schlupp £9.67

Schulpp (what a fantastic name) has 8, 8 and 7 in his last three. You would think Mareaz has the obvious bigger points potential but Schulpp has the advantage of a potential rare Leicester City clean sheet here. He is a great out of position pick and one I really like this week.

Craig Dawson - £10.61m

Dawson has cemented the right back spot under Pulis and averages 8pts per game. He is expensive but has a habit of popping up with goal attempts and could spring a clean sheet. You may not have the funds but he is an interesting pick.

Bacary Sagna - £6.71m

With City getting ready for their trip to the Nou Camp, Sagna may get the nod at right back. You have to like City to win and there are signs the Burnley attack is starting to slow. Sagna is a pretty decent fantasy scorer for the price and could provide an alternative pick for you this week.

Vincent Kompany - £6.35m

Sagna is a starting risk but you have to think captain Kompany is less so despite a rest last time out. He is out of form but he will not face either power or pace against Danny Ings which will be a relief for him.

John Terry - £11.87m

Covering the Chelsea defence in home games is always a good idea and captain JT has teh hight point average. He is over due a home goal as well.

Yannick Bolasie - £8.45m

Jason Puncheon 12m may be in your mind when selecting an attacking player against poor travelling QPR but Bolasie averages 2 shots per game to Puncheons 1.7 and averages 7 fantasy points per game to Puncheons 6pts. I have tipped that Bolasie goal consistently so I may as well again.

Riyad Mahrez £9.12

Riyad Mahrez is the obvious pick against Hull City side who do not travel well. He shoots on site and continues to look a real danger in possession. Recent scores of 9, 2 and 2 pts concern a little but Mahrez seems most likely to be the match winner for Leicester this week.

Scott Sinclair £4.48m

Sinclair missed out last time by found himself back in the first team for the WBA cup tie. His confidence is growing and his pace and direct running are a danger on the break. I'm still not sure he is a certain starter or that he can produce away from home but he is wonderfully priced to gamble that he will.

Kevin Mirallas - £6.64m

The price is such a temptation. The concern is the drop in form post the missed penalty and the potential short game time/bench after Thursdays European adventures. The euro game is at Goodison and that makes me think he starts against Newcastle in a game Everton really must look for 3 pts return. If you see him perform v Kiev expect to see him in plenty of fantasy sides this week.

Santi Cazorla - £18,15m

Santi is a player that can rack up those mega 25-35 point games but the beauty is few will have him. A real gamble and expensive but as I said if you are playing catch up then gamble you must.

Ashley Young - £11.52m

Has found himself a 1st team regular at Old Trafford which is yet one more sign of where Utd are at this point in time. Having said that he has returned back to back double digit scores. For me this is a must win game and I expect a Utd side driving forward. Young could make it 3 games in a row with old school BFAY scores.

Yaya Toure - £8.63m

Like Mirallas the price, way more than the form appeals. At his best playing behind Kun his 2014/15 fantasy returns have been below par playing in central midfield. The signing of Wilfried Bony ended his hopes of a roll further forward but he is still racking up the shots on goal per game away from home. Yaya in the Premier League is a proven match winner when the club needs him to be and City must win this one.

James Morrison - £8.50

With WBA's results against Villa not Tony Pulis like expect a reaction by his new team against his old team. Morrison seems to have earned his place in the starting 11 and is a wildcard.

Andrej Kramaric £5.99m

The young Croatian is showing signs of performance while his fantasy returns vary. The price and fixture makes him a pick for this week. We have already seen one 20pt game since he became 1st choice, could we see a second?

Jermain Defoe - £6.83m

Again the price rather than form attracts. Villa will likely attack more under Tim Sherwood and given the little fella any space in behind is a bad tactic. If Sunderland can find the final ball Defoe will take his chances its just a question of how many will he get. One more for the low risk high reward theme.

Saido Berahino - £10.37m

It's a WBA side on bounce back and Berahino is on form again. Penalties in his locker and like Morrison the gut feeling Tony Pulis will be happy after the final whistle makes him an option for those playing catch up.

Wayne Rooney - £13.75m

The price is still great and Spurs do not do clean sheets. With Di Maria out Rooney now has freekicks to add to his penalties and lone forward role. Utd must win this one for me and the captain along with the keeper are the only world class players on show for the Red Devils.

I hope some of these picks has made you think or given you an idea or two. I will have a few of these in my side whilst I hope to make up ground on those above me.

Who is your gut pick this week?

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