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: Huddersfield/Stoke
The Team: Such was the success of last weeks ‘Calculating the Cleanie‘ this week we are looking to Huddersfield and Stoke to back up gameweek 23’s success. Neither side have shown particularly good form in the past weeks. Neither team have been prolific in front of goal and as a result we Chaps think that this game has draw written all over it.
The Players: There is only one reason a Huddersfield defender will be taken in your Draft Fantasy Football league; freeing up budget. If you do indeed have carte blanche of both sides defence, we would suggest the likes of Mathias Jorgensen (Zanka) or Kurt Zouma.
The Opposition: Although Stoke have appointed Paul Lambert, which normally involves an improvement in form. Yet Stoke’s form is appalling in front of goal. No goals in the past three gameweeks, and two goals in the past seven gameweeks.
The Prospects: Looking forward, picking up a Huddersfield defender is only a short term solution. Draft Fantasy Football is sometimes just that. The fixtures are not kind beyond this gameweek, but it could well be enough to secure that all important gameweek victory!
West Ham vs Bournemouth has the potential to to bring defensive returns. All aboard the West Ham train? Moyse has got the Ions scoring freely, and the form is good; but can he tighten up the defence? Look to Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku for the defensive returns.
But, if you are after a big punt, then Burnley at home to Manchester United could be a punt of exceptional risk and reward. Burnley have kept two clean sheets in their past six gameweeks. Yet there is something about this gameweek that gives us a feeling that a surprise could be on the cards; look to Nick Pope for the defensive returns.
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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!