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Dame N'Doye returned to the Hull City starting line-up in Week 28 and made a major impact but couldn't power his team to victory as they drew with Sunderland 1-1.

Dame N'Doye was difficult for Sunderland to handle all evening. His first half goal was a thing of beauty as he redirected a hard-driven cross into the back of the Black Cats' net with a deft back heel. Sunderland equalized through Jack Rodwell in the second half. N'Doye had a chance to score the winner but could only put his headed chance straight into the gut of Costel Pantilimon.
Mar 3 - 4:38 PM

Dame N'Doye was rested due to fatigue after having to travel back and forth to Senegal last week. He is questionable for Week 28 but seems likely to play having had two more days to recover.

Both Jelavic and Dame N'Doye were absent over the weekend and Steve Bruce will hope that he has at least one of the duo back. Sunderland's trip to the KC Stadium offers a good chance for three points but that chance will be diminished with no recognized forwards available along with the absence of Robbie Brady. If you have the option to wait until line-ups are released then one or both Hull City forwards could be options but if you don't then it's probably best to avoid both Jelavic and N'Doye
Mar 3 - 10:46 AM

Nikica Jelavic who missed Hull City's Week 27 loss has a chance to feature in Week 28 with his manager saying that he's "hopeful".

Both Jelavic and Dame N'Doye were absent over the weekend and Steve Bruce will hope that he has at least one of the duo back. Sunderland's trip to the KC Stadium offers a good chance for three points but that chance will be diminished with no recognized forwards available along with the absence of Robbie Brady. If you have the option to wait until line-ups are released then one or both Hull City forwards could be options but if you don't then it's probably best to avoid both Jelavic and N'Doye.
Mar 3 - 10:38 AM

Steve Bruce revealed post-match on Saturday that Robbie Brady suffered a "horrible calf injury" in training which could sideline the midfielder [come defender] for "weeks or maybe months."

The news of his absence will come as a massive blow to the Tigers as Brady has been in great form and this latest setback effectively rules the player out of a number of crucial games against teams around them at the bottom including Sunderland and Leicester City. Bruce was also forced into two other changes prior to the loss at the Britannia as the boss decided not to risk top scorer Nikica Jelavic – the striker is managing an ongoing knee complaint and cannot play two games in quick succession though he should be available on Tuesday. The in-form Dame N’Doye was also restricted to a place on the bench after spending most of last week travelling to Russia presumably tying up loose ends following his last-minute move during the January window.
Mar 1 - 5:39 AM

None of Nikica Jelavic, Dame N'Doye or Abel Hernandez started Hull City's match at the Britannia and, predictably, they didn't score as they went down 1-0 to Mark Hughes' side.

Jelavic and N'Doye had both been in exceptional form over Hull City's past three Premier League matches. It isn't clear why N'Doye started the match on the bench or why Jelavic was omitted from the match day squad entirely. Regardless, in the absence of that much firepower, Hull City reverted to being the punchless group that was in the relegation zone as recently as mid-February. They did well to frustrate Stoke City for much of the match but couldn't hold them off entirely and went down to a second half Peter Crouch header.
Feb 28 - 12:17 PM

Mohamed Diame is still not back in training after suffering a setback in his recovery from an early-December knee injury.

The setback comes at a bad time with Weeks 27 and 28 coming right on top of each other. It has already been confirmed that Diame will definitely miss Week 27 and since he's yet to start training again, mid-week will almost definitely come too soon for him to play even a substitute's role in that match.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 27 - 12:10 PM

Nikica Jelavic has returned to fitness in February and goals have come with his renewed fitness.

Jelavic has been a nice redemption story for Steve Bruce when he has been healthy. Ditched by Everton for poor performance, the Croatian forward proved to be a bargain last January when Steve Bruce bought him. 2014-15 has been up and down for the forward punctuated by an early-January injury that cost him a month and a half of the season. Back from that injury he has picked up his scoring pace with goals in each of Hull City's past two matches. The only caveat to his production is that he is scoring goals but not adding much in the way of phantom points. If Buddy Ryan were his manager at Everton he might have been quoted as saying "All he does is score goals." as he sold him.
Source: Yahoo.com
Feb 26 - 3:40 PM

Robbie Brady has had an up and down season from a fantasy point of view and he was "up" again in Week 26.

Brady has seen just about everything this season. Strong form. Poor form. Position change. Injury. Playing predominantly as a left back these days, Brady's fantasy production has been lackluster in recent weeks. Week 26 saw a return to previously strong efforts but before anyone reads too much into it, his elevated production was due mostly to an assist. Unless he becomes an assist machine of Fabregas proportions this level of production isn't sustainable.
Source: Yahoo.com
Feb 26 - 3:35 PM

There isn't much more you could ask from a new player than what Dame N'Doye has delivered since joining Hull City at the end of January.

Two Premier League matches have yielded two wins, five shots on target, two goals and an assist. There are certainly examples of players who started quickly in the league and then flamed out but N'Doye certainly appears to have the physical gifts to be an above average Premier League forward. Based on what we've seen so far, it wouldn't be unreasonable to guess at a 13 to 16 goal average over a full season. Definitely worth picking up in both the short term and the long term across multiple types of fantasy formats.
Source: Yahoo.com
Feb 26 - 3:27 PM

Dame N'Doye scored his second Premier League goal in as many games as Hull City earned a late win over 10-man QPR to move clear of the relegation zone.

It was a late, late show from Hull with N'Doye winning the three points in the final minute of normal time. Nikica Jelavic had volleyed the home side into a 16th-minute lead from Steven Caulker's poor headed clearance and it looked like seeing out the game would be a simple task when Joey Barton was sent off, but QPR had other ideas. Charlie Austin headed a first-half equaliser and the away side hung on admirably in the second half before N'Doye's winner broke their hearts. Hull move up to 15th, while 18th-placed QPR slip into the drop zone.

Mohamed Diame was supposed to be nearing a return but a further knee injury in training has pushed his timetable back and he will miss Week 26 vs QPR.

Hull City are getting healthier with Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez both rejoining the attack in recent weeks but surprise goalscoring sensation Mo Diame won't join them for Week 26 as expected. The former West Ham man re-injured his knee in training and won't return as expected. No word yet on how far out the setback will push his return date.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 20 - 3:29 PM

New boy Dame N'Doye scored one and helped on the other as Steve Bruce's men scored a huge 2-0 victory over fellow relegation strugglers Aston Villa on Tuesday.

Starting his first match for Hull City after arriving late in the January transfer period, Dame N'Doye assisted on a first half Nikica Jelavic goal and put the match away with a goal of his own in the second half. The Hull City defense held the league's lowest scoring team without a goal yet again and Hull City pulled themselves out of the relegation zone and level with West Brom on points in 15th. A big outcome in a proverbial relegation six-pointer.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 10 - 4:57 PM

Nikica Jelavic's knee issue just won't go away enough to allow the forward to start the Week 25 match with Aston Villa. The forward may get a place on the bench as he recovers.

The original prognosis in early January was that Jelavic would likely miss between four and six weeks with his knee injury. At the end of January, Steve Bruce indicated that Jelavic might return early for the Match 23 match-up with Newcastle. Apparently Bruce was overly optimistic in his assessment as Jelavic looks like he'll not start in the Premier League until after next weekend's FA Cup action. He could come in off the bench in Week 25 but that should be the limit of expectation for the Croatian forward.
Feb 10 - 10:16 AM

After receiving a late clearance to play, Dame N'Doye impressed as a substitute in Week 24. He will be looking for a chance to start in Week 25 as a result.

With Nikica Jelavic still struggling to regain full fitness, new signing Dame N'Doye may well get his first start for Steve Bruce against Aston Villa on Tuesday. Jelavic is back in training but appears to be at something less than full strength so Steve Bruce will likely give N'Doye a chance to inject renewed life into the Hull City attack as they push to avoid relegation.
Feb 10 - 10:04 AM

Paul McShane offers a budget option in defense in Week 25 of the Premier League, as Hull City host the league's worst attack, Aston Villa.

It has been a tough season for Hull but perhaps the positive result over the weekend, where they nearly kept out Manchester City at the Etihad, will begin a positive run of form. From a defensive standpoint, a home game against Aston Villa should be viewed as any club's best chance for a clean sheet. McShane was given a spot over Curtis Davies in the Tigers impressive defensive performance and with James Chester still sidelined, one would imagine Steve Bruce owes the Irish veteran another start. For 3.71m in the Yahoo game, he is worth a play as your final defender.
Feb 9 - 4:18 PM


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