There’s no time to catch your breath in the Premier League, as the December games come thick and fast. Week 15 picks up just two days after the end of Week 14.
Never fear however, the team at PlayON can keep up, and they are back with Daily Fantasy Premier League offerings for the round.
I have also attempted to keep up and have been through the games to pick out my best from a DFS perspective, with must have guns, in-form value picks and a few sneaky PODs thrown in for good measure.
We start with the four games scheduled for Tuesday evening.
Bournemouth v. Huddersfield
Losses for both last out, with Bournemouth going down 3-1 to City, while Huddersfield lost 2-1 to Brighton after going down to ten men. It is now four losses in a row for the Cherries, although they remain in ninth. The Terriers are in decent form of late, but stay 17th after a poor start.
The only Premier League history in this one is from last season. The home team won, and scored four, on both occasions. That points mainly to the hosts for DFS then, but Huddersfield have scored in their last four so I would stay away from defenders in this one.
The man just keeps on scoring! Callum Wilson (£10.7m) has seven goals and seven assists for the season and picked up another last out against City.
His attacking stats have been nicely spread across the season too, so no real dry spells. Until he hits an actual lean patch, he is a must have almost weekly.
The fact that he has averaged nearly 1100 with a sole assist to his name, makes Jonathan Hogg (£7.5m) a great play. In terms of average to price ratio, only Wilson is higher from the midfielders and forwards in this one.
Hogg has also seen continued starts from round seven onwards. With a base like that he is worth a go, even before you think about what his score could be with an attacking stat boost.
With all the hype around Wilson, he will be the one everyone goes to from this game, and rightly so. But let’s not forget that Josh King (£10.6m) has a PlayON average of 1320 himself, courtesy of five goals. Starts in his last two, he is a chance to add to that here and not a bad option if you want to go against the hordes that will have the other Cherries forward in their side.
Brighton v. Crystal Palace
Wins apiece for these two in round 14 and both are unbeaten in the last two games. Brighton have a couple more wins overall though, and a slightly better record in front of goal.
One draw and a Palace win in the only two top flight games between these sides. I cannot split the sides in this one however, so I am sitting firmly on the fence and backing attacking players from each side.
After a strike like that, you cannot leave out Andros Townsend (£10m)! Scoring only his second goal of the season against Burnley, and registering his first assist, the midfield still boasts an average over 1200.
He will be full of confidence now, so expect to see him kick on and bring home more points for PlayON owners.
He has been in and out of the side, but when he is in, Anthony Knockaert (£9m) seems to be among the action.
Four assists and a goal for the season in less than ten games’ worth of playing time, bring him in if he gets a start here.
An unassuming average of 800 might keep his ownership low this week, but Solly March (£7.4m) has crept his way to five assists for the season, including both in the round 14 game and four in his last four.
If that run continues here, you would be foolish to not consider him, especially when others may not.
West Ham v. Cardiff
Both sides victorious in their last outing and they sit four points, and three places, apart on the table. The Hammers have the higher placing and are scoring slightly more, and conceding slightly less, than their opposition so far.
Both of the two matchups last season finished 2-0 to the Hammers and you would make them slight favourites to edge this one as well. That probably gives their players the edge for DFS selection too.
His fortunes heading the opposite way to Arnautovic, Felipe Anderson (£10.2m) is on fire, with four in his last four.
His average of 1600 is now over 300 away from anyone else in this game and he should deservedly be the first name in your PlayON side from this one.
Two goals last out and three-in-four, this is likely to be the lowest price Javier Hernandez (£8.6m) will be for a while.
A proven goalscorer, the Mexican should at least see another start in this one and could be in for a few goals against the opposition.
Watford v. Man City
Closing out the day, Watford, without a win in four, host the undefeated league leaders. City are flying, 100% across their last five and averaging three goals a game so far this term.
The visitors have also never lost to the Hornets at this level, winning six and drawing two of the eight clashes between the sides, including all of the last five. There is also a 5-0 and 6-0 drubbing in the last three fixtures.
You simply cannot look past the Citizens attackers for this and, given Watford have scored once in four, you would be backing in the visiting defenders too.
Not really much needs to be said here. Twelve starts, eight goals, seven assists, 2100 average. Raheem Sterling (£16.1m) – must have!
It is a bit harder to find value in the City team when they have so many higher priced superstars, but one who fits that bill is Ilkay Gundogan (£8.4m).
His price kept down by limited appearances, when he has played he has found the net three times and assisted another two, leading to a PlayON average of nearly 1400, in the top five of players in this game.
He was given 90 minutes last out and scored, so you would hope he is rewarded with another start here. If so, jump on.
Four games down, with six more to follow on Wednesday night. Head to the Games Lobby to enter your Tuesday teams and head back here to check out who you need in your teams for the rest of the round.