Punting for Gold – GW27

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!


Jordan Ayew

Team:  Swansea City

Opponent:  Burnley (Home)

Ownership:  16.1%

Prospects:  The forgotten brother.  All the attention has been on brother Andre since his big January transfer move back to Swansea.  Yet it is Jordan who has been making the headlines in recent times for the performances on the pitch.  Having returned a remarkable 39 FPL points in 8 gameweeks, it is surprising that he is only owned by 16.2%.  As well as red hot form which has seen the Swansea front man make his way into our Hot or Cold list, there is very little competition for a starting forward spot.  Wilfried Bony is injured until the end of the season, new signing and brother Andre Ayew is yet to recover from his hamstring injury and, well other than a hatty against Notts County in midweek, Tammy Abraham hasn’t registered a goal since October.

Points Scored:  2


Joe Allen

Team:  Stoke City

Opponent:  Brighton & Hove Albion (Home)

Ownership:  11.9%

Prospects:  The Welsh Messi has contributed with 4 assists and 2 goals this season for a struggling Stoke side.  However, Allen has been instrumental in Stoke’s recent turn around.  Opponents Brighton have been serial strugglers away from home this season having only kept 3 clean sheets away from home.  Expect goals in this one, and look to Allen for attacking returns as he is sure to be at the centre of all things good for Stoke.

Points Scored:  2


Jordan Ibe

Team:  AFC Bournemouth

Opponent:  Huddersfield Town (Away)

Ownership:  2.2%

Prospects:  Surprisingly Draft Fantasy Football managers haven’t picked up on the Bournemouth midfielder yet.  At only 2.2% ownership, Ibe is highly likely to be available in your Draft Fantasy Football league.  Ibe is on fire right now, with 3 assists and a goal in the last 5 gameweeks he is one of the leagues most on form players.  Up next for Ibe is Huddersfield, who in comparison have conceded 14 goals in the last 5 gameweeks.  Draft Fantasy Football managers should most certainly be looking to Ibe for attacking returns this gameweek.

Points Scored:  1


Javier Hernandez

Team:  West Ham Utd

Opponent:  Watford (Home)

Ownership:  47.9%

Prospects:  A high ownership player to be included in our Punting for Gold article, so we apologise if you are one of the unlucky Draft Fantasy Football managers who will be cursing your rival managers.  Literally zero competion for a starting spot, Hernandez is also on great form.  Having scored 2 goals and an assist in 3 gameweeks; Hernandez will be sure to cash in on a Watford defence that has only kept 1 clean sheet in 13 gameweeks.  There are going to be goals in this one.

Points Scored:  7


Roberto Pereyra

Team:  Watford

Opponent:  West Ham Utd (Away)

Ownership:  13.7%

Prospects:  This is a really really big punt, and we were amazed with the relatively high ownership.  The Watford chap has had to bide his time, having not started a game in 7 gameweeks.  Although he didn’t start against Chelsea, the 25 minutes he played was enough to get us thinking at the Fantasy Football Chaps; a goal and an assist in 25 minutes against the reigning champions – decent.  Competition for places is tight however, with new loan signing (check out more about the January transfers in our January Transfer Analysis) Gerard Deulofeu on great form since joining his new side, but Richarlison de Andrade has really gone off the boil recently.  Richarlison has not registered an attacking return in 5 gameweeks; it is possible that Pereyra will be pushing for a starting place this weekend.

Points Scored:  1


* Ownership statistics taken from www.draftfantasyfootball.co.uk


Total Score:  13

Average Score:  2.6


Previous Scores


Stanislas, Sturridge, Townsend, Mario, Deulofeu

Total Score: 23. Average Score: 4.6


Batshuayi, Shaqiri, Walcott, Bernardo Silva, Guido Carrillo

Total Score: 22. Average Score: 4.4


Deeney, Albrighton, Walcott, Gundogan, Chamberlain

Total Score: 11. Average Score: 2.2


Carrillo, Wilson, Atsu, J.Ayew, Tosun

Total Score: 26. Average Score: 5.2


A. Ayew, Lamela, Okazaki, Mooy, Bernardo Silva

Total Score: 12. Average Score: 2.4


Wilshere, Arfield, Albrighton, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Atsu

Total Score: 10. Average Score: 2


Bernardo Silva, Mata, Fabregas, Lamela, Depoitre

Total Score: 14. Average Score: 2.8


Gundogan, Mooy, Mata, Arnautovic, Lingard, Depoitre

Total Score: 39. Average Score: 6.5


Arnautovic, D.Gray, Arfield, Pereyra, Lennon.

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6


Arnautovic, Lanzini, Gayle, Alrbighton, Giroud.

Total Score: 12. Average Score: 2


Wood, Bony, Gayle, Townsend, Surman.

Total Score: 30. Average Score: 6


Pereyra, Defoe, Diouf, Albrighton, Niasse.

Total Score: 13. Average Score: 2.6


A.Ayew, Gayle, Rondon, Surman, Ramsey.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2


Loftus-Cheek, Sobhi, Hughes, Lanzini, Calvert-Lewin.

Total Score: 29. Average Score: 5.8


Knockaert, Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Depoitre, Wilson, Chamberlain.

Total Score: 22. Average Score: 3.6


D.Gray, Shelvey, Mooy, J.Ayew, Murray.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2


Stanislas, Doucoure, Mahrez, A.Ayew, J.Ayew.

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6


Lanzini, Atsu, Diouf, Chadli, Townsend.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2


Hendrick, Gross, Carillo, Bony, Batshuayi.

Total Score: 9. Average Score: 1.8


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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!


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