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AM's Week 15 Player Picks

Thursday, December 05, 2013

No rest for the wicked. It's less than 24 hours since the completion of Week 14, but already we need to be deep in to thinking about Week 15, with the Yahoo Premier League deadline less than 48 hours away.


It's been an up-and-down couple of weeks for AM FC, as I amassed a poor 100 points in Week 13 before 190 points in Week 14 thanks to the phenomenal Luis Suarez. 190 is a massive score for a single week but I actually DROPPED in the rankings as many other fantasy managers broke 200, and this has left me down in 2,500th place overall. The dream of a Top 500 finish is slipping away, but I'm not giving up just yet.


Let's look at the week ahead ...


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Week 15 Fixtures
Arsenal v Everton
Crystal Palace v Cardiff
Fulham v Aston Villa
Liverpool v West Ham
Man Utd v Newcastle
Southampton v Man City
Stoke v Chelsea
Sunderland v Tottenham
Swansea v Hull
West Brom v Norwich


I can spot precisely one stand-out fixture, which would be Suarez and Liverpool's home match-up against West Ham, with Brendan Rodger's men back on the winning trail after thrashing Norwich and the Hammers fresh off the back of a defeat at Crystal Palace.


There could be potential value in Tottenham's trip to Sunderland, improving Swansea at home to Hull, West Brom hosting leaky Norwich and free-scoring Chelsea at Stoke. I had initially thought it would be worth picking up a Manchester United player or two against Newcastle, but Wayne Rooney's suspension combined with question-marks over Robin van Persie's fitness means I'll probably avoid.


Arsenal v Everton and Southampton v Manchester City should be terrific matches but both are difficult to call in either team's favour, so aside from discounts held I wouldn't be making any new investments. Fulham v Aston Villa and Crystal Palace v Cardiff are probably both best avoided for fantasy purposes, although both games are likely to be low scoring so it may be worth looking at defensive players.


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Nik Argiropoulos is a London-based soccer writer for Rotoworld and co-founder of Never Manage Alone. You can find him on Twitter @nikarg.
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