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If you're unsure about playing Yahoo's Daily Fantasy Football then you shouldn't be. You don't have to remember about double game weeks and there are no repercussions if you forget about it for a week or so.

On top of all of that, the rewards are instantaneous. A carefully selected eleven could pay for your night out over the weekend, that PlayStation game you wanted or that date night you promised your other half.

This weekend sees just four Premier League fixtures taking place due to FA Cup commitments, which means you'll have to get a little creative when selecting your fantasy team.

Bournemouth vs. West Ham United, Everton vs. West Bromwich Albion and Hull City vs. Swansea City all take place on Saturday, with Liverpool hosting Burnley on Sunday.

How to play?
It's simple really. You get a £200 budget and you have to select a goalkeeper, three defenders, three midfielders and two strikers. You can then use the one remaining selection to choose whoever you like, it's a bit of a wildcard slot.

We've combed through the eligible players for the weekend's matches to bring you the best value for money options from every position.


Name: Eldin Jakupovic

Price: £13

The Hull City shot-stopper is one of the players nominated for February's Player of the Month award. The Swiss keeper had an inspired month under new manager Marco Silva.

Hull welcome Swansea to the KCOM stadium and it's likely the home side will be tested defensively by the likes of Fernando Llorente, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Tom Carroll and Leroy Fer.

This means Jakupovic could be busy, and the more saves he makes, the more points he gets. For £13, he's cheaper than the likes of Joel Robles, Simon Mignolet and Darren Randolph.


Name: Gareth McAuley

Price: £14

West Brom's Gareth McAuley is a must have. First off, the Baggies have conceded just 1.2 goals per game on average so far this season. It means they aren't porous defensively and they're unlikely to be on the receiving end of a hammering — with the loss to Tottenham Hotspur being the exception.

What makes the 37-year-old unique, though, is the fact he's a goal threat. He has six Premier League goals to his name this term — his best return ever — and he keeps finding himself in goal scoring chances.

Everton aren't the best defensively when it comes to defending crosses and set piece; McAuley could find himself on the scoresheet this weekend.



Name: Adam Lallana

Price: £19

Adam Lallana hasn't scored or assisted a goal since New Year's eve when he crossed for Gini Wijnaldum to head home in the 1-0 win over Manchester City. But if his performance against Arsenal is anything to go by, the former Southampton man is close to returning to his early season form.

At £19 he's too good to not take a gamble on. He's been directly involved in 14 goals during this campaign and is considerably cheaper than the likes of Sadio Mane (£28), Philippe Coutinho (£26) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£23).


Name: Fernando Llorente

Price: £17

You aren't spoilt for choice here with Roberto Firmino (£26) and Romelu Lukaku (£27) being the standout names.

The former has just the three goals in his last 10 matches and, even though he scored and registered an assist against Arsenal, he's not in the best form of his career.

Romelu Lukaku has nine goals in his last 10 matches for Everton. He's got 18 in the Premier League for the season and, on current form, he's guaranteeing goals. But the Belgian powerhouse comes with a hefty price-tag and sometimes you just can't justify it.

Swansea number nine Fernando Llorente has scored three in his last two matches, taking him into double figures for the season. With the service he receives he's likely to cause Hull City a host of problems. 

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