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Troy Deeney: Leading By Example

Troy Deeney: Leading By Example

Troy Deeney and Watford’s rise to Premier League prominence has been one of the feel-good stories of this Premier League season. Is he worth a punt in your fantasy line-up?   Name: Troy Deeney Position: Forward Fantasy Price: £8m (PlayON), £5.2m (FPL) Appearances: 16 Goals: 5 Assists: 4 A new Rocky movie – the seventh, and no not Adrian’s Revenge –

Marko Arnautovic – No Longer a Budget Zlatan

Stoke were scintillating in their destruction of Manchester City in Gameweek 15. A lucky day or a sign of things to come? PlayON Daily Fantasy Focus takes a closer look at their goalscorer Marko Arnautovic and his growing fantasy value.   Name: Marko Arnautovic Position: Midfielder Fantasy Price: £8.5m (PlayON), £6.1m (FPL) Appearances: 14 Goals: 5 Assists: 2   Throughout his short but mercurial career, Marko

Daniel Sturridge to Turn a Psychological Corner?

The England international was a stand-out in Liverpool’s 6-1 rout of Southampton on Tuesday night. Can he put his injury issues behind him once and for all?   Name: Daniel Sturridge Position: Forward Fantasy Price: £12.5m (PlayON), £10.1m (FPL) Appearances: 4 Goals: 2 Assists: 0   Jurgen Klopp commented last week that the England international needed to learn “what is serious pain and

Second Time’s the Charm for Everton’s Deulofeu

The ex-Barca starlet is fast becoming an integral part in Everton’s surge up the Premier League table. Can he now add value to your fantasy line-up? Name: Gerard Deulofeu Position: Midfielder Fantasy Price: £7.4m (PlayON), £6.3m (FPL) Appearances: 11 Goals: 1 Assists: 5 Sell a club a wonderkid, feed them for a year. Activate a sneaky £6m euro buy-back clause

Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United celebrates his first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St James Park

Georginio Wijnaldum’s four goals show Newcastle fans he was worth the money

Wijnaldum – the most expensive transfer of the Mike Ashley era – demonstrated why the club was willing to spend so much to sign him.  Newcastle United’s transfer spending under their notoriously thrifty owner, Mike Ashley, has usually resembled scavenging through the bins behind a charity shop. For years the exceptional management of Alan Pardew

uring the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Leicester City at Carrow Road on October 3, 2015 in Norwich, United Kingdom.

Norwich City’s Wes Hoolahan shining for both club and country this season

Despite his age and diminutive size, Irish international Wes Hoolahan has shown his quality in this season’s Premier League and was instrumental in his country’s historic victory over Germany during the international break. For the most part, the usual suspects have led the Premier League in creative terms over the early part of the season. A cursory glance

Sadio Mane of Southampton scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on October 3, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

Southampton’s Sadio Mane showing huge improvement in second season

After an inconsistent first season in the Premier League, Sadio Mane is proving himself as an elite Premier League attacker this year. There were plenty of good times during Sadio Mane’s first season with Southampton. The Senegal international broke Robbie Fowler’s long standing record for the quickest hat-trick ever scored in a Premier League game,

during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St James' Park on September 19, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Odion Ighalo surprisingly overshadowing Troy Deeney as Watford’s leading striker

Despite never scoring more than eight goals in a season of top flight football, Odion Ighalo has started off his Premier League career in spectacular fashion. Heading into the season, one Watford striker was receiving plenty of justifiable hype in fantasy football circles. Troy Deeney’s recent Championship exploits, coupled with the success of last year’s Premier