Fantasy Friday: Week 3 EPL Fantasy Tips

Premier League Fantasy Tips

Each week Fantasy Friday will bring tips for Premier League fantasy leagues including matchups to watch out for. Keep up to date on players injured, suspended or questionable for each week.

In week 3 of the EPL there are several interesting match-ups and not many that will help out fantasy teams a whole lot. It seems that teams have been playing rather defensively to start the season, but not quite enough to recommend a clean sheet.

I would say that Mancester City has the best chance of a clean sheet this weekend as well as the best chance for scoring goals. Picking up David Silva, Sergio Aguero or Edin Dzeko along with Joe Hart could be quality buys this weekend.

Up front I would recommend Robin van Persie who has been deadly against Liverpool. If Wayne Rooney is able to put in another display like he did against Chelsea he would be a quality midfield pick as well.

Don’t forget that both Chelsea and Aston Villa are off this weekend so be sure to drop any players from those two teams. Instead look at some cheap pickups from West Ham United or even Fulham who could do well against a struggling Newcastle United side.

Injuries and Suspensions:

For week 3 there are several players that are out through injury or suspension and several more that are questionable.

Arsenal: Jack Wilshire: ankle/foot; expected back against Tottenham

Aaron Ramsey: groin/pelvis; expected back against Tottenham

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: out for 6-12 weeks (early October)

Lukas Podolski: hamstring; out 8-10 weeks

Mikel Arteta: out till late September

Thomas Vermaelen: out till late September

Diaby: out indefinitely

Aston Villa: Nathan Baker: questionable; ankle injury

Ciaran Clark: questionable; head injury

Chris Herd: questionable; calf injury

Charles N’Zogbia: out indefinitely following surgery

Cardiff City: Andreas Cornelius: ankle sprain; questionable against Everton

Chelsea: David Luiz: questionable; hamstring injury

Crystal Palace: Yannick Bolasie: out indefinitely: hamstring

Patrick McCarthy – groin injury; out indefinitely

Glenn Murray: out till October/November; knee

Jonathan Parr: questionable; match fitness

Jerome Thomas: out till September; ankle injury

Everton: Antolin Alcaraz: out till September; hamstring

Darron Gibson: questionable; knee

Fulham: Fernando Amorebieta: out till end of August/early September; knock

Kieran Richardson: out till late September; hamstring

Maartin Stekelenburg: out till end of August/early September; shoulder

Hull City: Faye: out till end of August; calf

Stephen Quinn: out till end of August/early September; hamstring

Yannick Sagbo: out with 3 match ban following red card

Liverpool: Joe Allen – Hamstring; questionable

Aly Cissokho – ankle sprain; questionable

Sebastian Coates: out for the season with ACL knee surgery

Kolo Toure – groin injury; questionable/doubtful

Luis Suarez: serving 10 match ban; tentative return on 9/21

Manchester City: Stevan Jovetic: questionable; match fitness

Vincent Kompany: out at least a month; groin

Matija Nastasic: out till end of August/early September; ankle

Micah Richards: out till September; hamstring

Manchester United: Darren Fletcher: out indefinitely; illness

Javier Hernandez: out till September; thigh

Nani: out till September; knock

Rafael: out till mid-September; hamstring

Newcastle United: Jonas Gutierrez: questionable; hamstring

Ryan Taylor: out indefinitely; knee

Loic Remy – calf; questionable/probable

Steven Taylor: out till 9/14 serving 3 match ban for red card

Cheick Tiote – groin; out till mid September

Michael Williamson: out till end of August/early September; knock

Norwich City: Elliott Bennett: out for several months; knee

Gary Hooper: out till end of August/early September; shin

Southampton: Morgan Schneiderlin – knock; questionable

Luke Shaw – knock; questionable

Stoke City:

Sunderland: Phillip Bardsley: out indefinitely; broken foot

Wes Brown: out till end of August/early September; knee

Lee Cattermole: questionable; knee

Swansea City: Wilfried Bony – ankle; questionable

Nathan Dyer: questionable; hamstring

Jonjo Shelvey – knee; questionable

Neil Taylor – thigh; out 4-6 weeks

Ashley Williams – knee; questionable

Tottenham Hotspur: Gareth Bale: out till end of August/early September; foot

Aaron Lennon – foot; questionable

West Bromwich Albion: Ben Foster – foot; out for up to 12 weeks

Nicolas Anelka: out till September; compassionate leave

Zoltan Gera: out for the season; knee

Billy Jones – knock; questionable

Steven Reid: out till September; knock

George Thorne: out for up to 8 months; knee

Matej Vydra – hamstring; out 2-3 weeks

Claudio Yacob – knock; questionable

West Ham United: Andy Carroll: out till mid-September; foot

Alou Diarra – knee; questionable


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