We’re once again giving you our loves and hates for each week in a segment called “Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em”. You should know the drill, but if you don’t, we pick one option from each position. Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic. It is more based on my feelings and gut approach for the week upcoming and changes from week-to-week. I look at match-ups and form to formulate my craziness. It’s like musical chairs, without all the screaming kids and regretful feeling of loss. So sit back, relax, and have a look at who we would start and sit based on match-ups and value. It’s Fantasy Premier League Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, Week 4 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).
Start – Arthur Masuaku, West Ham – If not now, when for the forever blower of bubbles crew? The matchup is there for them to be a clean sheet favorite. Secretly performing phenomenally in other scoring formats, a clean here makes it all better though.
Sit – Luke Shaw, Man United – They play City! Yes, they are minus Kun, but if there is another team with a better chance to score then City versus the tight United defense, it is them.
Contrarian Play – David Luiz, Chelsea – I am sorta cheating, as he is a bigger name with heftier salary. His ownership says differently though owned in less by then 1%. It will be interesting to see who he replaces and how well he gets with the play build up.
Start – Roberto Pererya, Watford – Sooner or later, something will click with the Hornets attack. I have sailed on from the Ighalo/Deeney wagon and am looking at the facilitator instead. Got a goal last week and I am looking for his helping hand this week to guide the pass instead of burying it.
Sit – Erik Lamela, Spurs – The dreaded international duty stuff is going to ruin some well thought out transfer in ideas I think. If he plays, it will be in the coming off the bench variety
Punt Play – Shaun Maloney, Hull – The time has come for the Tigers to play their best players, Maloney is part of that group. Whether they realize it yet or not remains to be seen.
Start – Kelchi Iheanacho, Man City – Why not take that 13.0 money and keep it in the same teams fold? You can then take that extra 5-plus million and invest it in several targets. Nolito is in play to get some extra burn, but Kelechi is the guy for me this week.
Sit – Andre Gray, Burnley – We are still waiting for the Championship’s top scorer to get off the non goal streak. I believe it continues and the near 11% ownership will throw a fit and he will be aborted fast.
Lucky Strike – Simone Zaza, West Ham – As long as he doesn’t do some funky dance on his shot he should be okay. Valencia was getting the start before being shipped out on transfer, so Zaza looks like he could be in the sneaky catbird seat. DFS players watch when the starters get announced and then pounce.