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Fulham, faced with a decided lack of goal-scoring options behind Dimitar Berbatov, are targeting Romanian forward Marius Alexe.

Unless Martin Jol knows something that no one else in the world knows, this seems like a move unlikely to produce a big impact. Fulham certainly need to get younger and this move would fulfill that need. They also need to find more scoring and acquiring a player who has scored only 30 goals in 108 appearances in the Romanian league doesn't feel like progress on that front.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Grazianno Pelle and Steven Davis are both suffering from fatigue and are at risk of being rested on Sunday.

The Southampton players have been overworked in recent weeks and were both taken out on Friday. It's not certain that they will be rested, but both are risks to play in fantasy this week. Harrison Reed, Dusan Tadic, and Shane Long will earn playing time if Pelle or Davis are rested.
Dec 27 - 6:08 PM

Ryan Bertrand is unavailable for week 19 due to a clause in his contract preventing him from playing against his parent club.

Bertrand is on loan from Chelsea and cannot face the Blues due to a clause in his contract. The options to replace him at left-back are experienced Toby Alderweireld and youngster Matt Targett. Alderweireld is a lock to play either at left-back or center-back and thus is the better fantasy option.
Dec 27 - 6:11 PM

Connor Wickham returns from suspension in week 18 and will be available to face Aston Villa.

Wickham was suspended for accumulating five yellow cards. He has had a quiet fantasy season and has only averaged five fantasy points per match. Away at Villa, he is not a great fantasy option.
Dec 27 - 6:14 PM

Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic could feature in GW19 after being an unused substitute on Boxing Day.

Jovetic is Manchester City's only active striker at the moment and they need him to get healthy sooner rather than later. After being an unused substitute, Jovetic will likely be given at least half an hour on Sunday against Burnley. Manchester City are bound to score a number of goals against Burnley and it's just a matter of whether or not Jovetic is on the pitch when the goals start flowing. He is a risky differential play this week but makes for a fantastic barn-door candidate due to Manchester's easy matchup in week 20.
Dec 27 - 5:31 PM

Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles is likely to start on Sunday against Newcastle due to the injury to American goalkeeper Tim Howard.

Everton are playing at St James' Park so the matchup is not ideal for a goalkeeper, but Everton aren't likely to get destroyed and at £ 2.33M, Robles is a decent enough option to allow you to spend extra elsewhere. Everton's New Year's Day game is also away from home so Robles isn't likely to have a premium matchup anytime soon. Use with caution.
Dec 27 - 5:39 PM

Steven Naismith will serve a one-match ban during gameweek 19 for accumulation of yellow cards.

Samuel Eto'o is set to start against Newcastle and makes for a decent option considering he is rested. Naismith will likely start on New Year's Day against Hull City and will be a solid option as a part of Everton's attack. He is definitely usable in season-long formats where depth is an issue but probably shouldn't be considered in the Yahoo! Fantasy game.
Dec 27 - 5:46 PM

Fraizer Campbell picked up a knock on Boxing Day and is at risk to missing the week 19 match at QPR.

Campbell's injury isn't expected to be very serious but with only 48 hours to recover from Boxing Day, it's unlikely he is passed fit for Sunday. With Crystal Palace's manager getting sacked, Campbell is to be avoided for at least this week. Depending on the new manager and his injury/circumstance, he could become an option in later weeks. Don't drop him just yet in season-long formats. Marouane Chamakh is also injured and Palace will have to rely on Dwight Gayle to lead the line.
Dec 27 - 5:53 PM

Kyle Walker is a high risk to be rested on Sunday after missing nine months to injury.

Walker returned from injury just a few weeks ago and is now a risk to be rested due to not having full match fitness. After missing nine months, it would be incredible to see him play twice in 48 hours. Kyle Naughton will likely benefit and get the start, but his fantasy value is limited with Manchester United coming to town.
Dec 27 - 5:59 PM

Hugo Lloris is expected to play on Sunday after he went through a scare of a concussion.

Lloris collided with Jamie Vardy on Friday but suffered only a minor mouth injury. Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Lloris was not concussed and is expected to play against Manchester United on Sunday. Tottenham have a full squad to choose from in week 19.
Dec 27 - 6:02 PM

Leicester forward Jamie Vardy is suspended for gameweek 19 due to accumulating five yellow cards.

Vardy has not been great to fantasy owners but the suspension rules him out of even the deepest leagues. Leo Ulloa played well in the Foxes' last might and should be considered in their trip to Hull City this weekend. He is not a great option but can be a differential play to the adventurous fantasy manager.
Dec 27 - 4:40 PM

Cheik Tiote is expected to return to Newcastle's lineup in week 19 after serving a one-match ban.

The midfielder picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Sunderland and the missed the week 18 match against Manchester United. He is now rested and could start week 19 against an injured Everton defense. Despite the likely inclusion in the squad, Tiote has been far from impressive after his return from injury this season and is only averaging three points per match. Avoid him in all formats.
Dec 27 - 4:59 PM





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