Streaming defenders is an essential tactic in Draft Fantasy Football, so we’re here to outline the best options on a weekly basis.
We pick out the best options for a clean sheet to be found in a Premier League defence with potentially low ownership, as well as players who look set to start for a top 6 side on a given gameweek. Pick up a free agent from one of these sides to give your team a better chance of victory!
Top Tip: Burnley
The Team: This week we’re backing Burnley once again, as their clean sheet potential runs on for yet another week! Sean Dyche’s men host Swansea on Saturday afternoon, and are likely to gain a shut out for the third consecutive week. Great defensive displays have become the norm for Burnley so far this season. It’s time to get involved if you haven’t already done so!
The Players: With such strong defensive displays in recent weeks, its likely that Stephen Ward and Ben Mee have been picked up by fellow managers. James Tarkovski and Matthew Lowton may be free agents, and will be well worth signing ahead of this weekends game. They may not offer the assist potential of Ward, or the bonus point potential of Mee, but they’ll get you that six points which could come in useful at the end of the gameweek!
The Opposition: Swansea have been in decent scoring form this season, despite struggling at the lower end of the table. Tammy Abraham will be buzzing coming off the back of his international debut for England, and Wilfred Bony is likely to be returning from injury. With Abraham scoring three of his four goals so far this season at home, we’re backing Swansea to blank against the high flying, stubborn Clarets.
The Prospects: Looking forward, the three gameweeks after this one do not scream clean sheet potential, Arsenal at home, followed by Bournemouth and Leicester away, but this Burnley side will always be in with a shout for a shutout. Watford and Stoke at home at the beginning of December do however offer strong clean sheet potential once again.
AFC Bournemouth are definitely worth a look playing against Huddersfield Town at home. The Cherries are embarking on a good run of fixtures, after gaining a last-gasp win away at Newcastle Utd last time around. The likes of Nathan Ake and Steve Cook could provide good value this weekend, as well as over the coming weeks.
And finally, we’re bending the rules here slightly in backing a top team in Chelsea, but Andreas Christensen looks set for an extended run in the side, and is bound to be a free agent in Draft Fantasy Football. The Danish international came into the side for GW11, after a reported bust-up between David Luiz and Antonio Conte. Chelsea look set for a clean sheet against West Bromich Albion, and Christensen could be a great pick up.
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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!