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Stewart Downing was very active in his first Premier League match of the season and finished with 13 fantasy points for the week.

Downing was able to put in four successful crosses and win a corner on top of putting two shots on target for West Ham. He was a creative spark that was missing last season at West Ham, so it's hard to tell if he's improved this season or this was just a one game performance. At £ 10.85M, there is potential for him to become fantasy relevant, but avoid him until he proves he can contribute on a regular basis.
Aug 17 - 12:57 PM

James Collins was sent off for two bookable offences as West Ham were defeated by Spurs at Upton Park.

Collins was booked for a foul in the first half before blocking off Emmanuel Adebayor with half an hour to go. Referee Chris Foy produced a second yellow card, reducing West Ham to 10 men, and it was a key moment as Tottenham went on to grab an injury-time winner.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 16 - 12:57 PM

New to the Premier League, Aaron Cresswell is a bargain defensive option for the opening weekend of the season

One of the outstanding performers in the Championship over the past few years and named in last season's team of the season, Cresswell left Ipswich Town to join West Ham in the summer and should start at left-back. An absolute steal at just £1million in the Yahoo fantasy game.
Aug 15 - 3:02 AM

West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison is back in practice despite having a court date later this month.

Morrison is an interesting player to monitor this season because he was fairly exciting in the Premier League last year before having problems with Sam Allardyce. He was then loaned out and was good at QPR, helping them to promotion. He is now back with the Hammers but has found himself in legal trouble and that could cause him to be suspended by the Premier League or the club. If he can find a spot in West Ham's revamped attach, he could possess some sneaky fantasy value later in the year.
Source: Daily Mail
Aug 14 - 9:39 PM

West Ham have signed striker Diafra Sakho from FC Metz on a four-year deal.

Sakho is a competent striker who has a solid history in Ligue One. The 24-year old had 44 goals in 114 matches and is young enough to where he has time to adjust to the Premier League and its physical style. We don't recommend Sakho in week one or two but if he can adjust well to life in the Premier League, he could be a good option in a revamped West Ham attack. He will likely partner Enner Valencia with Mauro Zarate supporting them from behind.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 14 - 5:24 PM

West Ham United winger Matthew Jarvis is set to miss Saturdays London derby after picking up an injury last weekend.

Sam Allardyce met with the gathered press today to provide a team news update ahead of the clash with Tottenham Hotspur. The West Ham coach confirmed his squad has one / two minor concerns but is confident Guy Demel, Carl Jenkinson and Aaron Cresswell will recover from their respective muscular injuries to feature. Matt Jarvis joins Andy Carroll on the treatment table with an undisclosed problem while Enner Valencia is working on his fitness." But that's a situation that's developing quite nicely now." A return before the end of August is realistic for the Ecuadorian star.
Aug 14 - 8:24 AM

Still recovering from his World Cup exertions, Enner Valencia is likely to miss the Hammers' first two Premier League matches of the season.

With Andy Carroll already a long term absentee, the news that big summer signing Enner Valencia will also miss the club's first two matches because he is short on fitness is a big blow. West Ham have had a controversial summer with rumors of Sam Alardyce's head being on the chopping block and front office disagreements over transfer policy. Valencia was one sliver of good news over the summer and even that now comes with fitness concerns. Not a good start for the Hammers and Big Sam.
Aug 11 - 7:34 PM

George Moncur has joined Colchester United on loan until January.

West Ham have let Moncur join Conchester on loan as their midfield is too crowded for the youngster. Moncur is only 20 years old and has been loaned out regularly. He is a midfielder for the future and isn't likely to have a fantasy impact in the next couple of years.
Source: BBC
Aug 9 - 1:59 PM

According to Sky sources, West Ham have signed Morgan Amalfitano on a free transfer.

Sky Sports are reporting the deal and that's usually as good as done. Amalfitano played for West Brom last season when he was there on loan, scoring four goals in 30 matches. We don't think his value is much higher here and he'll probably be a fantasy backup at best. It's still a good signing for West Ham as they look for offensive options and Amalfitano can provide a spark at times. It's been a great transfer season for the Hammers so far but they'll have to get their chemistry in order soon as the season starts in a week.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 9 - 1:54 PM

New West Ham striker Enner Valencia is targeting a top six finish for the Hammers this season.

Valencia wants to play in European competitions and is targeting that as a potential finish for the Hammers this season. The new striker will have to be phenomenal for his team to even get close to the top six as they've struggled in attack for the past few seasons. With Andy Carroll injured again, Valencia will lead the line for West Ham with the support of Mauro Zarate from behind. Both Valencia and Zarate could be decent fantasy options if West Ham can figure out their offensive woes but that is a risky bet at the moment. Valencia may miss the first match of the season due to fitness concerns.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 8 - 3:26 PM

West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson will miss the start of the season after suffering a groin injury in West Ham's 2-0 loss to Malaga.

This is yet another big injury blow for West Ham as they are already missing Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia to start off the season. Defender Guy Demel is also sidelined through injury and likely won't be available to start the season. The Hammers squad keeps getting weaker by the minute and West Ham fans will have to hope they can once again avoid relegation with a injury-ridden squad.
Source: Mirror
Aug 4 - 5:15 PM

West Ham continued to struggle in pre-season matches as they lost 2-0 to Malaga.

West Ham have been fairly solid defensively, especially when they have their first team on the pitch, but have struggled to score goals once again as Andy Carroll continues to be injured. To make things worse, new signing Enner Valencia will not be fit for the beginning of the season. Mauro Zarate will be relied on for goals once the season starts and could be a decent fantasy choice for adventurous fantasy managers, although the Hammers' poor pre-season form is making him a dangerous player to own.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 3 - 9:06 PM

QPR have stepped up their efforts to sign Morgan Amalfitano from Marseille.

Amalfitano enjoyed a loan spell with West Bromwich Albion last season and impressed on occasions, but a permanent move failed to materialise. The 29-year-old is reportedly still available for a cut-price fee of £2.5million, and he would be a good value signing for QPR if they can pull it off.
Source: Daily Mail
Aug 1 - 6:10 AM

Arsenal right back Carl Jenkinson has completed a season-long loan move to West Ham United.

With Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers both having arrived, Carl Jenkinson was unlikely to see a great deal of playing time at the Emirates this season. In order to continue his development, Arsenal has loaned him across London to Big Sam's West Ham United. Neither Guy Demel (30 starts at right back and 33-years-old) nor Joey O'Brien (6 RB starts and 28) have a lock on the starting job so Jenkinson should have a chance to earn significant playing time. At 5.15 in the Yahoo game, it is worth tracking Jenkinson's starting status as a potential spot fantasy starter.
Jul 31 - 4:37 PM

Mauro Zarate scored his first goal for West Ham United in their 2-1 loss to Wellington Phoenix.

Zarate was acquired to support Andy Carroll in attack but with the big man getting injured again, Zarate could find himself leading the line for West Ham at the beginning of the season. He costs £5.50M in the Yahoo game and is listed as a midfielder, making him a bargain for fantasy managers. To make the deal sweeter, West Ham have a favorable schedule to start the season with games against Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Southampton, and Hull City. Enner Valencia also gets a big bump with Andy Carroll's injury struggles.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 23 - 4:55 PM


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