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!
Andre Ayew (West Ham Utd)
With injury concerns lingering over Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovic, and Javier Hernandez who is definitely confirmed as injured for this gameweek; David Moyes will be looking to Ayew to help push for West Hams first victory since gameweek 7. Ayew has been rare attacking threat for West Ham having returned 4 goals this season. This gameweeks opponents, Everton, have struggled to keep a clean sheet all season (their last clean sheet came in gameweek 1); this crucial game is guaranteed goals. Looking further ahead, West Ham have a very tough run coming up; so Ayew is only a short-term punt.
Points Scored: 2
Dwight Gayle (Newcastle Utd)
Gayle has recently seen his game-time increase over the past few gameweeks; which saw Gayle score Newcastle’s only goal in the past 4 gameweeks. Although Newcastle’s form is poor, their opponents this gameweek are manager-less West Brom who haven’t kept a clean sheet since a 0-0 draw with West Ham in gameweek 5. For Draft Fantasy Football managers who need a cheap 3rd choice striker; Gayle might be worth the punt for this gameweek.
Points Scored: 0
Salomon Rondon (West Brom)
The big West Brom striker has struggled for form this season, but Rondon spearheaded the West Brom attack with huge influence last gameweek against Tottenham Hottspur; picking up his second goal of the campaign. Draft Fantasy Football managers will be asking themselves the questions, was this gameweek the turning point for West Brom? If so, is now the time to jump on the West Brom train? Well chaps, we can’t predict the future (although we’re pretty good at it considering our form from last weeks ‘Punting for Gold‘ and ‘Calculating the Cleanie‘ articles) but considering Newcastle are West Brom’s visitors we reckon there is a good chance of goals. With Rondon likely to be leading the line we recommend a worthwhile punt. Looking ahead, in the next two gameweeks, West Brom play fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and Swansea; meaning Rondon could be a longer term investment.
Points Scored: 2
Andrew Surman (Bournemouth)
Is this chap one of the most underrated players in the Premier League? An ever present in the heart of the Bournemouth midfield, Surman has been a steady performer contributing 2 goals and 2 assists this season. It is Surmans recent form however that has raised interest; of the 4 returns, 3 have come in the past 5 gameweeks. With Bournemouth playing Burnley this gameweek, we are not expecting bundles of goals but back Surman to be involved in being one of Bournemouth’s creative outlets. Promising fixtures are also coming up for Surman, with the average defences of Southampton and Crystal Palace the next two games.
Points Scored: 2
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
There is a good chance Ramsey is already owned by one of your rival Draft Fantasy Football managers, but if he isn’t SIGN HIM UP! The Arsenal midfielder has enjoyed an extended run in the side and in return has contributed 2 goals and 3 assists in the past 5 gameweeks; taking Ramsey’s season tally to 3 goals and 5 assists. Huddersfield are this gameweeks opponents, who will have found confidence in their close lose to Manchester City. However, Huddersfield have conceded 9 goals in their past 3 away games and with the form of Ramsey and Arsenal expect there to be goals. Ramsey has a tough fixture coming after Huddersfield, entertaining Manchester United, but then afterwards Southampton, West Ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, and West Brom in the next 6 gameweeks.
Points Scored: 10
Total Score: 16
Average Score: 3.2
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