Round 11 came and went last weekend, with a few teams continuing strong starts and a couple finally getting off the mark with first wins of the season. It remains close at the top and bottom of the table, which makes some of the round 12 fixtures interesting.
Making it even more interesting, PlayON have Daily Fantasy offerings for the round, starting with a five game run sheet on Saturday.
To boost your chances, I have once again gone through the fixtures and highlighted the players I think you should be considering for your sides, from the superstar guns to the in-form value plays, with a few sneaky PODs thrown in to really set you apart from the others.
Huddersfield v West Ham
Fresh off a first win of the season, Huddersfield host West Ham, who themselves come into this off a victory in round 11. Both sides sit in the bottom half and would happily take another win here.
Two previous matchups between the sides at this level have seen two Hammers wins and a few goals. Cannot see that trend breaking here and will be on the visitors’ players for my DFS sides.
Flagged in last week’s preview, Felipe Anderson (£9m) did not disappoint, with two goals, taking his season PlayON average to 1350.
Three goals and an assist for the season for the midfielder and I expect him to go from strength to strength now.
Boosted by a goal, an assist and a clean sheet, Fabián Balbuena (£7.1m) has an average just shy of 1000, which presents great value for the price.
He also comes with the added bonus of having played every minute so far, which is good reliability when picking players.
A game where the Hammers could keep a clean sheet, given Huddersfield’s struggles in front of goal so far, not a bad pick by any means.
Finally off the mark in West Ham colours in round 11, Javier Hernández (£7.9m) is a proven goal scorer and could be rewarded with some additional game time.
A current average of 550 means many could overlook the striker, but if he gets a run in the team he could start finding the net with more regularity.
Leicester v Burnley
Both sides went into round 11 having gone three games without a win. Leicester ended that with a win over Cardiff, but Burnley extended their winless run to four games, going down to West Ham.
The last four of the meetings between the sides have all gone to the home side, which leans me towards the Foxes in this one. That said, neither side have been flush with clean sheets so far, meaning the odd Burnley forward could still feature.
A couple of quiet weeks, so I am expecting the goalscoring machine that is Jamie Vardy (£11.9m) to come back with a bang here.
He has proven his value over the last few seasons and you can never keep a gun down for too long. He could well add to his three for the season in this one.
In a mixed start for the Clarets, Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£10.4m) has managed to provide five assists and two goals, one of which came last out against West Ham.
A PlayON average of 1290 is second only to Arnautovic in this game. Expect the midfielder to be involved in any Burnley goal.
Another forward in claret and blue breaking his duck in round 11 after Hernandez, Chris Wood (£8.1m) also got off the mark for the season last week.
Another proven goalscorer who will look to kick on now, and another whose current low PlayON average could cause him to fly under the radar of others.
Newcastle v Bournemouth
Finally off the mark! The Magpies snuck past Watford last out for a first win of the season. The Cherries went down late to United, but that takes nothing away from their impressive start to sit sixth at this stage.
Four games in the history books for this one. Two Bournemouth wins, one Newcastle win and a draw. Given both sides keep it relatively tight at the back, with four clean sheets apiece; this could be a low scorer. However, I can still see both teams finding the net, ruling defenders out for PlayON.
Enjoying a stellar start, Callum Wilson (£10.5m) has six goals and seven assists so far, and four goals in his last four, leading to a DFS average of 1450.
In solid form and easily on track for his best season in the Premier League, you would be foolish not to consider him.
In his debut season, David Brooks (£7.5m) has three goals already and a DFS average of 1150. A complete steal picking up such a big average for that basement price.
The youngster continues to get a solid run in the side and all three goals have come in his last five games, so the form is certainly there.
New Magpies recruit Ki Sung-yueng (£6.4m) was lively last out, providing the assist for Perez’s winner.
An average down at 650 and limited action so far could keep him out of a few sides, but if he gets a run this weekend, he has already given glimpses of what he can do.
Southampton v Watford
Both sides come into this from losses. Watford’s was a tight 1-0 affair at Newcastle while the Saints were battered 6-1 by City. Southampton, in fact, only have the one win all season, much less than the six the Hornets have already amassed.
Eight previous encounters have produced three wins for the hosts to two for the visitors. On current form though, I am bringing in away team players.
With Capoue suspended and Deeney battling a hamstring injury, the attacking spark in this one could well come from Roberto Pereyra (£9.9m).
Flying out the blocks with three in his first three, a subsequent quiet spell has been broken with two more in his last three games, bringing him back into form and DFS contention.
In a less than fruitful Saints team, and with just two goals and a red card to his name, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (£8m) has maintained a very impressive 1350 PlayON average, suggesting very solid base scoring.
With the average coming in a mostly-losing side, you can pick him even if you think the Hornets win this. If he can get involved in a Saints goal, the added points could send his score sky high.
With Deeney and Capoue missing out, the spotlight is available for someone else. That someone could be Andre Gray (£8.3m).
A good start to the season, with three goals, showed what he is capable of. Limited minutes since have seen his PlayON average drop to 760, which could rule him out for many players. With Deeney out though, expect him to see more minutes and more chances to put the ball in the net.
Crystal Palace v Tottenham
The loss to City in round ten has been the only blemish of late for Spurs and they were back to winning ways in round 11 to stay in the top four. Palace meanwhile have no win in the last five and only two for the season, so will be keen for points here.
Tottenham have been victorious in ten of the 18 Premier League meetings between the sides, with the Eagles only winning three. All of the last four matches have finished 1-0 Spurs. Who am I to go against a run like that? Jump on the Spurs players.
Grabbing his fourth goal of the season last week in only his third start, Erik Lamela (£9.5m) has a new lease of life at the moment.
Even with the dilution of his bit-part appearances earlier in the season, the attacking midfielder has an average pushing 1300. A good shout for involvement in any Spurs’ goal here, which they are likely to get a couple of, look to boost your PlayON midfields with the Argentinian.
A fourth assist of the season against Wolves to go with a goal, Kieran Trippier (£8.6m) continues to fire, keeping Serge Aurier to just two appearances this season.
With all full-backs on display likely to enjoy pushing forwards, the Englishman could find some space in behind the Palace back line and a chance for more attacking stats.
Five games out of the way for Saturday, but there are still four more games’ worth of PlayON fun coming your way Sunday. Head to the lobby to get your teams in and head back here to check out the Sunday preview.