Punting for Gold – GW28

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!

 

Ryan Fraser

Team:  AFC Bournemouth

Opponent:  Newcastle (Home)

Ownership:  1.5% (Draft Fantasy Football) / 29% (Togga)

Prospects:  Ryan Fraser is perhaps the less favoured of the regular attacking players for Bournemouth, but there’s not really a reason why… he’s been keeping up with his teammates in recent weeks, despite being fielded at right wing-back!  The Scottish international has three attacking returns in his last five games, and with Adam Smith possibly returning to the side for GW28, Fraser could be pushed further forward.  For those of you with an eye on the blanks in GW31, you’ll know that Bournemouth have a great fixture at home to West Bromich Albion.  We’ve highlighted Fraser as one to pick up in our analysis of players to look out for in GW31!

Points Scored:  2

 

Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Southampton (Home)

Ownership:  4.8% (DFF) / 78% (Togga)

Prospects:  The Icelandic international has been quietly bringing home decent returns despite Burnley’s poor form of late.  He’s notched two goals in the last six games, and started every game since GW10.  The winger is also the highest scoring Burnley midfielder.  Gudmondsson is a very high points scorer in Togga, with his style of play being rewarded in their scoring system.  This is reflected by his high ownership percentage on that particular platform.  With Southampton visiting Turf Moor this weekend, we would expect Burnley to get back to winning ways and Gudmondsson to be involved heavily.  Aaron Lennon is also another option, as he’s established himself on the right side of midfield in recent games.

Points Scored:  2

 

Salomon Rondon

Team:  West Bromich Albion

Opponent:  Huddersfield Town (Home)

Ownership:  22.6% (DFF) / 28% (Togga)

Prospects:  West Brom are not in a good place, but with a home fixture against Huddersfield, they have a chance of turning things around and picking up a big three points.  Rondon scored in the FA Cup last weekend, and will lead the line once again due to the recent injury to Daniel Sturridge.  The big Venezuelan also has the advantage of a GW31 fixture, as highlighted in our analysis, which means he has potential over the next few weeks.  Chris Brunt is also a decent option if you’re looking for a midfielder from The Baggies – he’s on set pieces, and could easily bag an assist at the weekend!

Points Scored:  2

 

Alex Pritchard

Team:  Huddersfield Town

Opponent:  West Bromich Albion (Away)

Ownership:  0.4% (DFF) / N/A (Togga)

Prospects:  A January transfer window signing who had failed to make much of an impact, Pritchard was given a start in GW27 and put in a big performance.  The Englishman opened the scoring, and also gained an assist during an inspiring performance for The Terriers.  Pritchard makes his debut in our Hot List on the back of this display.  Huddersfield travel to West Brom this weekend, and will be confident of bringing home a positive result.  With fellow midfielder Aaron Mooy ruled out with injury, there will be an increased impetus on Pritchard to provide the creative spark.  Huddersfield have an all important GW31 fixture, as well as an encouraging fixture list either side of that gameweek.  Therefore, picking up Pritchard, or striker Steve Mounie, could be profitable over the coming weeks.

Points Scored:  6

 

Jose Izquierdo

Team:  Brighton and Hove Albion

Opponent:  Swansea City (Home)

Ownership:  4.1% (DFF) / 5% (Togga)

Prospects:  Not a player we were expecting to feature in our Punts this season, but Izquierdo has started three games in a row, and scored in both GW26 and 27.  The Colombian winger provides something a little different for Chris Hughton, and has been showing his potential.  Brighton face Swansea City at home, which should bring a few goals as both sides continue their fight against relegation.  A poor fixture list, including a blank GW31, means that picking up Izquierdo would be a one week punt.  Jurgen Locadia is also one to look out for if you’re in need of a striker;  he scored on his debut in the FA Cup, and will be pushing for a start this weekend.

Points Scored:  6

 

* Ownership statistics taken from www.draftfantasyfootball.co.uk and www.playtogga.com

 

Total Score:  18

Average Score:  3

 

Previous Scores

GW27

J. Ayew, Allen, Ibe, Hernandez, Pereyra

Total Score: 13. Average Score: 2.6

GW26

Stanislas, Sturridge, Townsend, Mario, Deulofeu

Total Score: 23. Average Score: 4.6

GW25

Batshuayi, Shaqiri, Walcott, Bernardo Silva, Guido Carrillo

Total Score: 22. Average Score: 4.4

GW24

Deeney, Albrighton, Walcott, Gundogan, Chamberlain

Total Score: 11. Average Score: 2.2

GW23

Carrillo, Wilson, Atsu, J.Ayew, Tosun

Total Score: 26. Average Score: 5.2

GW22

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

Total Score: 12. Average Score: 2.4

GW21

Wilshere, Arfield, Albrighton, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Atsu

Total Score: 10. Average Score: 2

GW20

Bernardo Silva, Mata, Fabregas, Lamela, Depoitre

Total Score: 14. Average Score: 2.8

GW19

Gundogan, Mooy, Mata, Arnautovic, Lingard, Depoitre

Total Score: 39. Average Score: 6.5

GW18

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

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6

GW17

Arnautovic, Lanzini, Gayle, Alrbighton, Giroud.

Total Score: 12. Average Score: 2

GW16

Wood, Bony, Gayle, Townsend, Surman.

Total Score: 30. Average Score: 6

GW15

Pereyra, Defoe, Diouf, Albrighton, Niasse.

Total Score: 13. Average Score: 2.6

GW14

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

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2

GW13

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

Total Score: 29. Average Score: 5.8

GW12

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

Total Score: 22. Average Score: 3.6

GW11

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

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2

GW10

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

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6

GW9

Lanzini, Atsu, Diouf, Chadli, Townsend.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2

GW8

Hendrick, Gross, Carillo, Bony, Batshuayi.

Total Score: 9. Average Score: 1.8

 

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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!

 

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