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: West Bromich Albion
The Team: This week we’re backing West Brom for our guaranteed clean sheet as they host Brighton. The Baggies haven’t been the most solid at the back in recent weeks, but we’re backing them this week due to their opponents struggles on the road. West Brom face a Brighton side who have blanked during their last five away trips.
The Players: The standout pick for The Baggies is the ever-present Ahmed Hegazi. The giant Egyptian has played every game this season, and posses an aerial threat going forward too. Elsewhere, Kieran Gibbs and Jonny Evans are good alternatives, but both have been struggling for fitness ahead of the GW23 fixture.
The Opposition: As outlined above, Brighton are really struggling on the road. Couple this with the fact that Pascal Gross has somewhat gone off the boil, we’re not expecting Brighton to find the back of the net this weekend.
The Prospects: Looking forward, with away trips to Everton and Manchester City up next, the prospects aren’t great. If you can afford to bench a West Brom defender until the GW26 fixture with Southampton, a Baggies defender could do you well. They have decent home fixtures throughout February and March.
Although we have backed Jordan Ayew in our GW23 Punting For Gold article, we’re also highlighting Newcastle Utd as a potential clean sheet option. The Magpies have kept two clean sheets in a row, and are hosting a Swansea side who are still being moulded by their new manager. Jamaal Lascelles or Ciaran Clark look to be the best options for a route into the Newcastle defence. Lascelles has been struggling with a slight injury however.
If you’re after a bit of a punt on a player not guaranteed to start during GW23, Luke Shaw would be a great little option. He’s likely to be free in your Draft League, and has started the last three games. Manchester Utd are playing Stoke at home, so they are likely to gain a shut-out.
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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!