4 FanDuel Premier League Studs to Target for Matchweek 25
Ashley Barnes, Forward, Burnley
FanDuel Price: $8,000
This may be the worst slate of the year so far when it comes to high-priced forwards, and Wilfried Zaha's suspension doesn't help matters.
Barnes has been in good form lately, and it's a great time to roll the dice on him with Burnley hosting Southampton. The Saints have given up at least one goal in five straight matches across all competitions, including four total goals over two FA Cup matches against Derby County, a second-flight side. For the season, Southampton have allowed 22 goals in 12 road EPL matches.
While Burnley have struggled for goals this season, they've netted exactly two goals in three of their past four league matches. Barnes has been a big part of the uptick in scoring, tallying two goals with one assist across his last five EPL outings. He's scored at least 16 FanDuel points in four of those past five games, including three games of at least 28 points.
With Chelsea a huge favorite, Gonzalo Higuaín ($10,000) and Pedro ($11,000) have appeal, especially Higuaín if he's starting at striker. But there are plenty of ways to get exposure to Chelsea, and Barnes is an attractive option given his matchup and red-hot form.