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Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll lift West Ham to its fourth win in five matches, beating Leicester 2-0 on Saturday.

Carroll scored midway through the first half and Downing added to the lead shortly after the second half began with an unstoppable effort placed into the far corner. Downing has a goal or an assist in the last four games and Carroll has three goals in his last three. West Ham sits in fourth place, one point behind Manchester United, while Leicester remains bottom of the table with 10 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 20 - 1:42 PM

It's no surprise to see Aaron Cresswell at the top of the defensive recommendations for Week 17.

The easiest recommendation of the weekend would be West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell, who has starred as one of the most productive defensive players in the Yahoo fantasy game this season. Cresswell provides a well-priced opportunity to cover the likely Hammers clean sheet for the match against Leicester, while offering the added bonus of an attacking threat down the left flank.
Dec 19 - 4:28 AM

West Ham's Diafra Sakho comes highly recommended for Week 17.

West Ham have the pick of the Week Seventeen fixtures as they face rock-bottom Leicester City at Upton Park, so we are recommending striker Diafra Sakho - back to full fitness - as one of the top fantasy picks for Week Seventeen. Sakho is in the running for transfer bargain of the season having hit six goals in nine starts since his £4million move from Ligue 2 side Metz, and the Senegalese star has already built up a good understanding with Andy Carroll to form what could prove a devastating striker partnership as the campaign progresses.
Source: R
Dec 19 - 4:22 AM

Carl Jenkinson has been great for West Ham United in recent weeks and even better for fantasy managers.

Jenkinson has finished in double digits in three of the past four weeks and finished this week with 11 points despite not getting a clean sheet. Most of his points on the season have come from three clean sheets, 16 passes intercepted, 15 tackles won, 12 successful crosses, and 10 corners won. That production can easily be sustained and his £ 9.65 M price tag is affordable considering his consistency. He is one of our top defenders for week 17.
Dec 14 - 2:12 PM

Stewart Downing continued his hot streak against Sunderland this weekend.

The midfielder scored a goal to give West Ham a 1-1 draw at Sunderland and finished the week with 16 fantasy points. In week 15, he finished with 13 fantasy points when he picked up an assist and six successful crosses. The week before he had 9 points that came through another assist. His assists and goals make him a fine choice for any fantasy game, especially with West Ham facing Leicester next.
Dec 14 - 2:07 PM

West Ham maintained their place in the Premier League top four by coming from behind to draw 1-1 at Sunderland.

The Hammers trailed to a Jordi Gomez's penalty after Adam Johnson fell dramatically after minimal contact from a James Tomkins challenge but fought back within seven minutes. The goal came from in-form Stewart Downing, who struck a deflected shot from the edge of the box, and both sides had chances to win it. Jozy Altidore's missed a sitter from close-range while Aaron Cresswell saw a one-on-one chance saved by Costel Pantilimon. West Ham stay fourth while Sunderland drop to 15th.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has put a £20m price tag on defender Winston Reid.

Reid is a quality defender but we don't see anyone paying £20m for him. Allardyce insisted he'd rather lose Reid for nothing in the summer than sell him in January, but that would be stupid considering West Ham's financial status. This is a tricky situation, but we feel pretty confident Reid will keep his fantasy value even beyond January.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 12 - 12:27 AM

Mark Noble is once again expected to miss out for West Ham as the Hammers travel to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland and Sam Allardyce will be hoping for a repeat of last season's result on Wearside to move back into third place.

Noble has struggled recently due a calf problem but was close to a return in GW15 but suffered a setback with a separate Achilles injury which could keep the midfielder out for at least another week. However there was better news for full-back Carl Jenkinson after limping out of the win over Swansea – further tests revealed the defender was suffering from cramp and did not strain his hamstring. With an almost fully fit squad Allardyce will have a number of difficult decisions to make. A man-of-the match performance by Andy Carroll secures his place but Enner Valencia made way at half-time for leading scorer Diafra Sakho who linked up well during his 45 minute cameo.
Source: Clubcall
Dec 11 - 7:10 AM

Diafra Sakho returned from injury with a goal in West Ham's win over Swansea.

The striker came off the bench and made a big impact. He scored a goal and he also got Lucasz Fabianski sent off for denying him a clear goal scoring opportunity. With Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia both playing well right now, it will be interesting to see who starts for the Hammers next weekend. Either way, we see Sakho getting major playing time in the future as long as he remains healthy.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 7 - 2:07 PM

Not having scored a league goal since March, Andy Carroll finally erupted for two goals along with an assist, as he played a part in every score as West Ham United climb to third in the table with a 3-1 win over Swansea City.

Sam Allardyce has got the Hammers flying high and if Andy Carroll has woken up, who knows how high they may finish this season. Their home form has been superb, and if it weren't for a nifty counter-attack by the Swans in the opening half hour, it would have been another clean sheet. Carroll would head in a Carl Jenkinson cross to level the match before the half, then used his height again to head home a Stewart Downing corner. Sitting on a trick, he was somewhat slighted by Diafra Sakho on a break when Sakho could have laid it off to him for an easy tap in hat trick, but Sakho took the shot himself and hit the post. The morale was still there though, and moments later it would be Carroll assisting Sakho instead for the Hammers' final tally. It will be off to Sunderland for them next.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 7 - 10:48 AM

Kevin Nolan scored West Ham's opener as the Hammers came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over West Brom.

Kevin Nolan has started the inevitable fade from prominence that all athletes. After years of being a consistent scorer for Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham he has had a very quiet season so far in 2014-15. That changed on Tuesday when he leveled the score from a set piece against West Brom. Stuart Downing, back in the line-up after some injury issues, set up James Tomkins for the winner in first half stoppage time to see the Hammers start a new winning streak after beating Newcastle at the weekend.
Dec 2 - 4:53 PM

Aaron Cresswell scored his first Premier League goal as West Ham moved up to fifth in the table with victory over 10-man Newcastle.

Cresswell has been an excellent fantasy asset all season and the West Ham man continued his fine form with the winning goal to move his side in to 5th position. The full back's 56th-minute strike ended Newcastle's run of five successive league wins and handed the Hammers their first win in four. The Magpies finished the match with ten men when Moussa Sissoko was sent off for two yellows cards.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 29 - 12:02 PM

Andy Carroll is ready to make a difference at West Ham United as he has now returned to full fitness.

The oft-injured striker played the full 90 minutes last time out and despite not registering a good fantasy output, was impressive in real life considering it was only his second match of the season. Carroll will likely improve and he can be considered in fantasy leagues as he comes at a low price tag.
Nov 28 - 4:36 PM

Enner Valencia is still dealing with a minor knock and will likely miss this weekend's match against Newcastle.

In Valencia's absence, Andy Carroll will likely draw another start as he successfully played 90 minutes last time out. Carroll is very injury prone but he may be worth a look in some leagues as he comes with a very low price tag. Valencia's injury shouldn't keep him out long and we can see him back on the pitch as soon as next week.
Nov 28 - 4:09 PM

Winston Reid will serve a one-match ban in gameweek 13 for accumulating five yellow cards.

Reid is a major part of West Ham's success on the defensive side and will be missed against Newcastle. James Collins and James Tomkins are expected to start and both make decent options in fantasy leagues. Despite that, our West Ham defender of choice remains Aaron Cresswell.
Nov 28 - 3:44 PM

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