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: Crystal Palace
The Team: This week we’re backing Crystal Palace for our guaranteed clean sheet as they visit Southampton. Palace today upset the odds and held out the Premier Leagues free scorers Manchester City for a surprise clean sheet.
The Players: James Tomkins and Martin Kelly are the best punts for nailed on starters, given that Mamadou Sakho and Scott Dann are both out injured. For more than just clean sheet potential, look to Timothy Fosu-Mensah for attacking returns as he looks set to continue in the wing-back position.
The Opposition: Southampton are in a serious run of poor form although they held Manchester United at bay in gameweek 21. Southampton look poor going forward and as suggested in our ‘Hot or Cold‘ player ratings, only Dusan Tadic looks likely to create any meaningful attack.
The Prospects: Looking forward, picking up a Crystal Palace defender may bring future clean sheet potential. Burnley, West Ham, Newcastle and Everton all face Palace in the next 5 gameweeks after GW22.
Leicester vs Huddersfield has the potential to throw up a clean sheet. We would be backing Leicester, as Huddersfield away scoring form has been relatively poor this season. Leicesters defensive chaps are also likely to be available in your Draft Fantasy Football league. Top tip (if available): Harry Maguire.
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🔥 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!