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Yahoo Fantasy Football: 4 Great Value Picks for your Starting XI

 • by John Rooney
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The season is drawing to a close, and you may well be rueing another disappointing fantasy football season.

However, there’s still time to earn money with Yahoo Fantasy Football — even if you’ve never played it before.

Sign-up and deposit (minimum £5) today using the offer code FW50 and you’ll receive £50 worth of Reward Points that can be used to enter contests in which you can win cash prizes.

CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR £50 FIRST DEPOSIT BONUS USING THE CODE FW50

Here are four players that are offering good value to fantasy football managers this weekend.

Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United — £15

Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium means that, in four away games against the sides above them, Manchester United have failed to score a single goal.

José Mourinho’s team have been difficult to beat this season — only Tottenham can match them for the number of games lost (four) — but they simply haven’t scored enough goals. Couple this with the fact that Spurs have only conceded eight goals at home so far this season and you’ve got the recipe for a home clean sheet — and importantly eight points for Hugo Lloris.

Cédric Soares, Middlesbrough v Southampton — £13

Southampton's Cedric Soares challenges James Milner for the ball

Monday night’s 3-0 defeat to Chelsea confirmed what has looked inevitable for some time — Middlesbrough will be back in the Championship next season.

This is despite having the best defensive record in the bottom half (for a long period of the season it was considerably better than that).

Boro simply haven’t scored enough goals this season, and their return of just 26 is the worst in the league. Sometimes relegation releases the shackles from teams, as Hull City found out against Sunderland on Saturday, but the idea Steve Agnew’s side will suddenly find their shooting boots against Southampton seems very unlikely.

With this in mind, the Saints could profit, and a clean sheet for Claude Puel’s men seems a good bet. The likes of Cédric Soares and the more expensive Ryan Bertrand (£17) should be strongly considered for your defensive picks.

Martin Olsson, Sunderland v Swansea City — £13

Swansea City are the favourites to beat the drop ahead of Hull City following their win against Everton at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Paul Clement’s side have hit form just at the right time, picking up seven points from their last three games and only conceding one goal in the process — a Wayne Rooney penalty that shouldn’t have been given.

Martin Olsson season statistics

Sunderland may have beaten Hull at the weekend, but that was only the second game in 11 that the Black Cats managed to score, and you wouldn’t necessarily fancy them to do the same again against a well organised Swansea side.

Sweden international full-back Martin Olsson creates chances and has scored two goals since his January switch from Norwich City, while don’t be surprised if he gets a 4 point clean sheet bonus too.

Joshua King, Bournemouth v Burnley — £23

Bournemouth’s Norwegian striker Josh King keeps cropping up in these articles — but then that’s mainly because he keeps scoring.

He’s up to 15 for the season and will fancy his chances against a Burnley side that all but confirmed their Premier League survival with their 2-0 win at Crystal Palace and 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Unbeaten in their last three, Bournemouth don’t look as though they’re already on the beach, but will the Burnley players switch off after confirming what is a fantastic achievement for a small club? If they do, be sure that King will be there to make them pay.

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