2016/17 English Premier League Season Preview: Goalkeepers

The season is almost here! Before the first match kicks off on August 13, you need to have your fantasy lineup set. On this week's podcast, we each review our top 10 goalkeepers leading into the upcoming season. Be sure to check out our season preview podcast to hear us bicker and banter over our rankings.

With goalkeepers, you are trying to find that difficult balance between making saves and keeping out goals. It's great if a keeper has to make a lot of saves, but you lose points in most leagues for each goal given up. Conversely, clubs with really good defenses are beneficial to goalkeepers if they keep clean sheets (shutouts), but a lack of saves can mean few fantasy points as well.

Brian

Brian has a special place in his heart for Jack Butland. After that, he relied heavily on club defense statistics to round out his Top 10.

  1. Jack Butland - STK
  2. Petr Cech - ARS
  3. David DeGea - MUN
  4. Joe Hart - MCI
  5. Hugo Lloris - TOT
  6. Simon Mignolet/Loris Karius - LIV
  7. Lukas Fabianski - SWA
  8. Kasper Schmeichel - LEI
  9. Ben Foster - WBA
  10. Adrian - WHU

Dave

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Dave went for his favorite club's keeper at #1. He has a couple of other keepers in his list that are not found in Brian and Scott's lists.

  1. Petr Cech - ARS
  2. Hugo Lloris – TOT
  3. Kasper Schmeichel – LEI
  4. David DeGea – MUN
  5. Jack Butland – STK
  6. Joe Hart – MCI
  7. Heurelho Gomes – WAT
  8. Thibault Courtois – CHE
  9. Fraser Forster – SOU
  10. Ben Foster – WBA

Scott

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Scott likes the combination of United's defense and Jose Mourinho as new manager to make de Gea his #1. Ben Foster is his preferred high-value, low-cost backup.

  1. David de Gea – MUN
  2. Petr Cech – ARS
  3. Hugo Lloris – TOT
  4. Kasper Schmeichel – LEI
  5. Ben Foster – WBA
  6. Jack Butland – STK
  7. Joe Hart – MCI
  8. Adrian – WHU
  9. Lucas Fabianski – SWA
  10. Heurelho Gomes – WAT