Burnley

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Jason Shackell had a terrible fantasy day in Burnley's loss to Everton over the weekend but the good news is that it gave him a nice price drop in fantasy.

The Clarets aren't looking the best club to shop for fantasy prospects right now because of recent performance, but while their attack has dried up lately, their defense has been pretty good. They will need the unit to step up this weekend when they host the upstart Foxes. Investment may not be wise, especially because of the double gameweek, but he may be worth scooping up at some point before season's end.
Apr 21 - 9:16 AM

Burnley have their backs against the relegation wall today after losing to Everton 1-0

The Claret ship is beginning to leak major water at just the wrong time, as Leicester City have hit a positive run of form while they themselves have gone four straight without scoring. They certainly played up for it and Kieran Trippier was his usual self, delivering plenty of balls to set up the likes of Danny Ings, but they were dealt a devastating blow just seconds before the halftime whistle when Ashley Barnes was booked for his second yellow, seeing him off the pitch. An anemic attack could ill-afford to lose one of their front line players and opportunities in the second half completely dries up as Toffee keeper Tim Howard was hardly bothered. It's not over yet for Sean Dyche's men, they have Sunderland and Leicester yet on the schedule, so they still have a say int their fate.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 18 - 12:18 PM

Burnley have now gone three straight without scoring a goal, making it difficult to trust any of their attacking options right now.

The timing of the drought could not be worse for the Clarets, as they fight to stay in the league. Danny Ings, the focal point of the attack, has been mired in a slump for most of 2015 but the team were still able to pick up points here and there with contributions from Barnes and George Boyd. Now, none of them seem to be in form. This makes even the mighty Kieran Trippier a bit overpriced when one considers removing assists from his arsenal if the goals aren't coming. They travel to Everton this coming weekend.
Apr 14 - 10:22 AM

Burnley applied defensive pressure throughout their 0-0 draw with Tottenham over the weekend and it may prove the difference in staying up this year, but a tough test in Arsenal are next up for them.

Of the clubs currently in and around the relegation zone, Burnley are playing the best defense and if they can just get Danny Ings to wake up, they may have enough to rise above the zone and stay in the Premier League for another season. However, Arsenal are next and the Gunners just made what was a sound Liverpool defense look abysmal, though Kolo Toure's presence certainly hampered them. The opponents get easier after that but then 3 of the next 4 are away from Turf Moor. Still, it should be an electric atmosphere in front of the home supporters this weekend after spirits are high in keeping Spurs out this past weekend.
Apr 7 - 11:18 AM

Burnley grabbed a vital point to keep pace with their fellow relegation-zoned rivals with a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor.

Burnley were a composed side today, not turning the ball over very much and applying constant pressure in defense. They had a few quality chances to get on the board but couldn't find the finishing touch. Danny Ings was especially frustrating in that regard, as he had a 1 on 1 with Michel Vorm and his shot went straight into the keeper's chest. George Boyd was his usual pesky self, nearly scoring in the final moments but it was not to be. The story was the defense and Heaton, who made a couple of crucial first half saves to keep the match level. It is a positive sign for their relegation fight as they may have the best defense of the clubs battling to stay up.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 5 - 10:44 AM

Michael Kightly, one of the few Burnley players with any top flight experience at the start of the season, looks to be a forgotten man at Turf Moor these days.

The Clarets do not have deep pockets to put it mildly, so even though Kightly isn't exactly All-World, when he was signed to a permanent deal from Stoke City after a successful loan spell saw him help Burnley gain promotion last season, it was for them, a major acquisition. However, the bigger impact signing has been George Boyd, who has nailed down a wide midfield position opposite Scott Arfield, and Sean Dyche has shown to keep the changes to his XI at a minimum. When Dean Marney went down injured, it could have opened the door for Kightly, but instead Ashley Barnes is out wide with Arfield tucked inside and Kightly hasn't so much as earned an appearance as a substitute for the past two matches. It wouldn't be surprising to see him request a transfer this summer.

Burnley enter the final eight gameweeks of the season still in the relegation zone but their pursuit of staying up should only help their overall fantasy output.

Of the three clubs currently in the danger zone, the Clarets have easily been the better performers of late, and with Sunderland only a point ahead, Sean Dyche and his men have reason to be confident. Typically, one or two clubs lingering near the bottom go on a run near season's end, creating fantasy production from a source that can go neglected by the typical manager. One only has to think back to last season when the Black Cats were left for dead to find an example of how you can cash in on a club fighting to stay up. An added incentive is the predictability of Dyche's team selection. So while a name like David Jones may not leap off the screen, he can be a budget option that at minimum can be relied upon to start.
Mar 25 - 7:17 PM

Danny Ings has been quiet lately, having gone without scoring in his last four games, but he should be monitored as he is due to rebound soon.

Ings is proving to be a streaky player indeed. Prior to this four game skid, he went a six game stretch where he scored in all but one, and before that, he went six matches without a goal. Working off of that model, he is due to be quiet for another match or two before going on another hot streak that should carry toward season's end. That would be wonderful news for the Clarets who are battling to stave off relegation. The best thing to do from a fantasy perspective is to monitor when his next goal comes and think about buying quickly thereafter for a possible hot streak.
Mar 18 - 9:58 PM

Michael Duff got the start for Bunley in their last match against Manchester City, and considering the positive result, he may have taken over for Michael Keane for the final stretch of the season.

Sean Dyche has certainly proved one thing, he does not make many changes to his XI. So the fact that he chose Duff over a healthy Keane and given the clean sheet they kept against the Sky Blues, one would have to feel comfortable betting that Duff will be back out there again this weekend when they travel to Southampton. Duff started the first twelve league matches with Keane then taking the next 17. Perhaps given Duff's veteran influence, it makes perfect sense to go with him for the final nine matches as they look to avoid the drop. Unfortunately, Duff is still more expensive than Keane in Yahoo, so the switch hasn't created any bargain opportunities.
Mar 17 - 7:45 PM

Burnley defeated Manchester City 1-0 at Turn Moor and provided a huge blow to Manchester's title chances.

A goal from George Boyd in the 61st minute was enough to beat Manchester City. Boyd scored with an impressive strike from outside of the box when the ball bounced to him after a corner. City controlled possession 70% of the time and had 21 shots, but only five of those were on target and it wasn't enough for a goal. The win is huge in both the title and relegation races, as Burnley are now just a point away from getting out of the relegation zone and Manchester remain five points behind league leaders Chelsea. The Blues also have a game extra to play.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 14 - 3:25 PM

Burnley are still in the relegation zone with ten matches left in their season, raising the question of whether or not it is time for Sean Dyche to shake things up in his XI.

To be fair, Dyche has had his hands tied financially in the top flight and the squad has about as much depth as the kiddie pool at the local YMCA. However, there are some weapons who have yet to be given a proper test, most noticeably Vokes, who was instrumental in the Clarets promotion push last year. Danny Ings is currently carrying a knock, putting his availability into some doubt and Ashley Barnes is the other forward Vokes may supplant in the near future. Both Vokes and Lucas Jutkiewicz made appearances as substitutes in the loss at Anfield and will be pushing for more pitch time as the season nears its close.

Things will not get any easier for Burnley in their struggle to avoid relegation as they will host Manchester City in their next match.

Burnley unsurprisingly came away empty-handed at Anfield last time out, and in the loss, their star attacking threat Danny Ings picked up a knock. It is always a boost to return home and the Clarets did manage a draw against the Sky Blues earlier in the season, but investment in their options are limited. They do offer plenty of budget options who are nailed on to start, with Michael Keane being the cheapest way into defense at the moment.
Mar 9 - 2:13 PM

Kieran Trippier looked like a top play for the weekend in defense, but Burnley lost their clean sheet and Trippier was credited with an own goal in a instant, as the Clarets wound up losing to Swansea City, 0-1.

Trippier ended the day with seven fantasy points in the Yahoo game and much less in other formats thanks to the double whammy. The incident came in the 64th minute when Jack Cork rattled a shot off of the bar and the loose ball took a touch off of Trippier before settling into the net. Danny Ings was quiet. Burnley need to start getting some positive results soon if they want to avoid a one-year cameo in the top flight.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 28 - 12:25 PM

Scott Arfield isn't likely to be at or near the top scoring fantasy midfielders this weekend, but for his cost he is providing solid value.

Currently at 5m, Arfield will be at home against Swansea City on Saturday. That is a solid buy for a player who is all but guaranteed to start (Sean Dyche refused to tinker with his XI) , is at home, and not against one of the better defensive units in the league, though to be fair Swansea City should be feeling confident after their historic win over Manchester Untied. As clubs continue to focus more and more on containing Kieran Tripper and Danny Ings, where the majority of their scoring comes from, it should give guys like Arfield a little more space in which to do something.
Feb 25 - 2:57 PM

Burnley host Hull City this weekend, offering a chance to look at some of their defense options beyond Kieran Trippier for fantasy purposes.

Trippier is the top scoring defender in the Yahoo game by a considerable margin and of course makes for an extremely good play this weekend, but unlike earlier in the season, you will have to pay a premium for it. Their opponents, Hull, have begun to find some attacking form since the arrival of Dame N'Doye, but they still have just one goal to their credit on the road since Boxing Day. Jason Shackell is a solid alternative to Trippier if you are fishing for a clean sheet and Michael Keane is available for below 7m.
Feb 23 - 2:36 PM



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