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Steven Naismith | Forward

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 159

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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


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After missing three league matches due to a hamstring issue, Steven Naismith returned to Everton's starting XI and promptly delivered a goal and an assist in the Toffee's win over QPR Monday night.

Naismith got off to a red-hot start to begin the season, scoring once in each of Everton's first three matches, but could only add another between then and this past weekend as his form dipped and then his hamstring put him on the shelf. Naismith will never be a flair pick at the forward position but he is generally undervalued in most fantasy formats. In the Yahoo game, he can also pad his numbers with some non-scoring categories that many other forwards are rarely able to do, speaking to his workman's like approach that Roberto Martinez recognizes. He may not repeat his 20 point Yahoo haul this weekend away to Southampton, but a home game against Stoke to follow after promises plenty of chances.
Dec 18 - 10:10 AM

Roberto Martinez will be happy his Everton side were able to come away with all three points this weekend as his injury-ravaged squad were just able to edge out West Ham at Goodison Park.

The Toffees went into game week 12 with up to eleven players at risk or ruled out through injury while Aidan McGeady was another late omission following a bout of sickness. Leighton Baines, Steven Pienaar and Darron Gibson all failed late fitness tests but Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy were able to start the game. However the biggest surprise was the inclusion of Belgium winger Kevin Mirallas - having missed the previous two months – who managed to complete 66 minutes before his replacement Samuel Eto’o scored the winning goal. But as the game was drawing to a close, Steven Naismith overstretched for a ball causing a muscular tear – his withdrawal will almost certainly mean a spell on the sidelines although the initial assessment revealed the problem won’t "keep him out for too long."
Nov 23 - 3:17 PM

Steven Naismith scored a consolation goal as Everton lost 2-1 to Manchester United.

It's also worth noting that Leighton Baines missed a penalty right before the break that would have equalized the match. This is very concerning for Everton now as they find themselves with only six points after seven matches and just a point outside of the relegation zone. The good news for The Toffees is that the schedule gets easier, with them scheduled to face Aston Villa, Burnley, Swansea and Sunderland next.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 5 - 10:00 AM

For the second consecutive match to open their season, Everton let a lead slip away and had to settle for a draw, the one today with Arsenal being particularly heartbreaking as the two sides finish 2-2.

For about the first 75-80 minutes of this one, everything was going swimmingly for the Toffees. Seamus Coleman picked up where he left off last season, opening his account for Everton's first goal when he collected a lovely lob pass into the area from Gareth Barry and finished easily. Then, just before halftime, the Toffees were on the break with loads of space. It was Steven Naismith, the beneficiary of a blown offsides call, who split the defense and scored his second goal in as many games. With Ross Barkley reportedly at least a month away from returning, Naismith appears to have secured himself a spot in the XI and is beginning to raise a few eyebrows in the fantasy community. His classification as a forward makes it hard to prefer him to others at his position, but with a current (and I mean current as of this very second) price of 7.59m, he at least needs to enter one's thinking in plus matchups.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 23 - 3:08 PM

After a goalless first half, Everton and Fulham found their attacking feet in the second, combining for four goals, all from substitutes, but it was the Toffees who got the better of it in a 1-3 win.

A calf injury to Ross Barkley was the unexpected catalyst to get the action started, as Steven Naismith enjoyed 45 minutes of some of the best football of his life. The opening goal went as an own goal for Fulham keeper David Stockdale, but it came from a Naismith strike. Kevin Mirallas would regain the lead for Everton after the Cottagers leveled, scoring from the bench himself. Then, in the closing minutes, Leighton Baines fed Naismith for the only goal he would be credited for, but he was all over the place and could have finished with a hat trick, if not more.
Mar 30 - 10:29 AM

On his 27th birthday, Steven Naismith celebrated in style, grabbing the only goal Everton would need to defeat Chelsea 1-0 in a thriller at Goodison Park.

It was an outstanding performance from Roberto Martinez's side, particularly by newcomer Gareth Barry, who dictated the flow of the game and helped the Toffees win the battle in the middle third. Naismith's goal was lucky as it came from a header with seconds left in added time at the end of the first half, but Everton deserved the three points regardless. They stand with Merseyside rivals Liverpool as the two remaining unbeaten clubs.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 05:13:00 AM