Punting For Gold – GW11

Draft Fantasy Football is all about picking a diamond from the rough, a hidden gem that no one else has considered, or a Premier League player hitting a good run of form.  This weekly article is here to help you find your golden ticket to a big score, recommending five attacking differentials who could score big in the upcoming gameweek.

Your third striker just got injured?  Your fifth midfielder stuck in rotation hell?  We’ll help you out with some suggestions to give your team a little boost!

 

Demarai Gray (Leicester City)

A dynamic performance from Demarai Gray was the most noteworthy event to come out of Claude Puel’s first game in charge of The Foxes.  Moving Riyad Mahrez to the number 10 role, enabled Gray to be fielded on the right wing; and boy did he make the most of his chance.  A goal and two bonus points has propelled the young Englishman into our thoughts, with Draft Fantasy Football managers scrambling to take advantage of this new prospect.  A fixture away to Stoke City this weekend will provide Gray with plenty of opportunities to add to his promising start under the new regime.  Demarai Gray is a player well worth taking a punt on and hoping he can continue his form, and establish himself in the Leicester starting eleven.

Points Scored: 2

 

Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd)

Bear with us… obviously Jonjo Shelvey wouldn’t be anyone’s first choice midfielder, or even first choice Newcastle midfielder.  Matt Ritchie and Christian Atsu are likely to be taken in most Draft Fantasy Football Leagues, and Newcastle are on decent form and have a good fixture for GW11.  Shelvey has returned to the first eleven in recent weeks, possesses good passing skills, and has even taken a good proportion of set pieces away from Ricthie.  The Englishman would be a decent pick up, and may provide your fellow managers with something to laugh at… until he bags an assist or two on Saturday!  As outlined in our ‘Calculating The Cleanie‘ blog for GW11, Newcaslte have a very good chance of keeping a clean sheet, and dominating proceedings this weekend.  Take advantage of what should be a guaranteed win for The Magpies, and pick up a decent fifth midfielder who has set pieces on his side.

Points Scored: 1

 

Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town)

Aaron Mooy attracted plenty of interest earlier in the season, after gaining a goal and an assist in the opening two gameweeks.  Since then, his stock has gradually declined, and he may well be a free agent in Draft Leagues.  Mooy is a very talented player, and if Huddersfield are to revive their fortunes this season, the Australian will be at the centre of it.  A home fixture against a struggling West Bromich Albion side will give Mooy plenty of opportunities to gain attacking returns.  He’s well worth a punt for GW11, and with star striker Steve Mounie nearly back to full fitness, Mooy will have a deadly finisher getting on the end of his crosses and corners.

Points Scored: 3

 

Jordan Ayew (Swansea City)

Jordan Ayew makes his second consecutive appearance in our Punts, as Swansea face Brighton at home this weekend.  As outlined last week, Ayew is a trusted player under Paul Clement, and has developed a good understanding with fellow striker Tammy Abraham. With Wilfred Bony still struggling with his fitness, the Senegalese international will definitely keep his place in the side, and there could be goals in The Swans’ fixture at home to Brighton.  Ayew has gone totally under the radar in Draft Fantasy Football so far this year, but he is consistently gaining decent returns if you’re after a low profile third striker.

Points Scored: 2

 

Glenn Murray (Brighton & Hove Albion)

And Swansea’s opposition also bring a low profile third striker option to the game!  Big Glenn Murray has bagged three goals in the last two games, mostly thanks to the deadly crosses of Pascal Gross.  Murray has always been good in the air, and he also has penalties on this side.  The Englishman is definitely not a flair pick in Draft Fantasy Football, but use this to your advantage and snap up a good performer that may still be under the radar.  Brighton have good upcoming fixtures, and with Pascal Gross in the form of his life, goals should continue to come for Murray.

Points Scored: 8

 

Total Score: 16

Average Score: 3.2

 

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Here at The Fantasy Football Chaps, we’re proud to be pioneer’s for having a Draft Fantasy Football League that runs COMPLETELY OFFLINE!  Check out our article looking into how to make this a reality, and have full control over customising your Draft League!

If this sounds like too much effort, we would highly recommend using an online platform from either the guys at Draft Fantasy or Fantrax.   Draft Fantasy uses a scoring system similar to the standard Official FPL game, where as Fantrax mainly uses the more intelligent scoring system made famous by Togga.  Both offer potential for end of season playoffs, as well as many other options for customisation!

 

🔥 Hot or Cold Player Rankings ❄️

Our Hot or Cold Player Rankings are here to outline the current prospects of key Draft Fantasy Football Players.  Our ‘Hot‘ or ‘Cold‘ status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Premier League players, and bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Draft League.  Use these hints and tips to increase your chances of success!

 

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