Mario Balotelli has been suspended for GW17 for posting an abusive Instagram photo.
Adam Lallana continued to disappoint fantasy managers in Liveprool's 3-0 loss to Manchester United.
Stephen Ireland is expected to recover from a "bang on the knee" in time to face Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on Monday night.
Kieran Trippier continued his hot streak this weekend with 13 fantasy points against Southampton.
Phil Jagielka was solid in Everton's 3-1 win over QPR on Monday, finishing with nine fantasy points despite not getting a clean sheet.
Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback finished week 16 with double digit fantasy points.
Disaster has been averted for Newcastle United as third choice goalkeeper Jak Alnwick was passed fit today after picking up a shoulder injury during the Capital One Cup defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday night.
With the current rash of injuries among the Reds, Brendan Rodgers has been using three centerbacks and playing Alberto Moreno further up the pitch as more of a wingback/midfielder which adds to his fantasy value.
With the busy festive schedule ramping up, fantasy managers will be looking for cheap bench players that can offer something should a fantasy starter be rested and Scott Arfield can provide that in midfield.
Arsene Wenger has indicated that he isn't certain about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's prospects for playing against Liverpool on Sunday after injuring his groin against Newcastle.
Mesut Ozil was spotted heading to a training session before the weekend win over Newcastle and is hopeful that he will return sooner than the January estimate.
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.
Stephane Sessegnon collected three shots on target in West Brom's 1-0 win over Aston Villa in Week 16.
It appears that Alan Irvine may have changed Saido Berahino's role to "late-match change of pace" after dropping the forward from the starting line-up for two consecutive weeks.
Gareth McAuley started his second straight match for West Brom in Week 16 and the Baggies recorded their second straight clean sheet in the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.