Punting for Gold – GW29

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!

Glenn Murray

Team:  Brighton & Hove Albion

Opponent:  Arsenal (Home)

Ownership:  13.1% (Draft Fantasy Football) / 25% (Togga)

Prospects:  The Brighton forward is the ideal 3rd choice striker for your Draft Fantasy Football team.  Murray has been in sublime form of late, registering 4 goals in the past 4 gameweeks; making the Fantasy Football Chaps Hot or Cold feature as an in-form ‘hot’ player.  If there is one thing that opposition, Arsenal cannot traditionally handle in defence; its a classic English centre forward like Murray.

Points Scored:  9

Ki Sung-Yueng

Team:  Swansea City

Opponent:  West Ham United (Home)

Ownership:  0.2% (DFF) / 0% (Togga)

Prospects:  Going by the ownership statistics, this Chap must be the most in-form, completely guaranteed free player in Draft Fantasy Football right now.  An assist and a goal in the past 3 gameweeks has prompted Draft Fantasy Football managers to take a bit of notice of the forgotten man.  A complete punt for a 5th midfielder, but with two porous defenses up next in West Ham and then Huddersfield; look to Ki for a real wildcard attacking return!

Points Scored:  13

Manuel Lanzini

Team:  West Ham United

Opponent:  Swansea City (Away)

Ownership:  26.6% (DFF) / 89% (Togga)

Prospects:  The creative spark in the West Ham side returned from injury in GW28 and got through 57 minutes without any issues.  Up until his injury Lanzini had scored 3 goals and registered 6 assists in a purple patch of form over the previous 13 gameweeks.  It is possible that rival managers in your Draft Fantasy Football league are choosing not to pick him up; focusing their attention on players with a fixture in GW31 (for more GW31 information check out our analysis feature on how to plan and pick up players with fixtures).  However, putting GW31 to one side and focusing on GW29, Lanzini will be facing a Swansea side fresh from conceding 4 goals to Brighton; if he is free in your Draft Fantasy Football league, you need to be signing him up.

Points Scored:  2

Chris Brunt

Team:  West Bromich Albion

Opponent:  Watford (Away)

Ownership:  2% (DFF) / 50% (Togga)

Prospects:  Brunt has been in and out of the West Brom side this year, making the midfielder one to avoid.  But recent gameweeks has seen a resurgence in consistent playing time, and with that, form.  Having contributed 3 assists in the last 3 gameweeks, Brunt will be looking to add to this tally as Watford, with an improving yet weak defence, stands in the wingers way.  If you are looking for a budget player to slot in as your 5th choice midfielder, look no further than Brunt who also comes with a guaranteed GW31 fixture!

Points Scored:  2

Troy Deeney

Team:  Watford

Opponent:  West Bromich Albion (Home)

Ownership:  11.8% (DFF) / 45% (Togga)

Prospects:  One of the Fantasy Football Chaps ultimate favourites, Deeney is a complete Draft Fantasy Football legend.  We haven’t featured Deeney since GW24 Punting for Gold when he drew a blank attacking return.  But in the 4 gameweeks since, the Watford talisman has returned 2 goals, resulting in impressive victories against Chelsea and Everton.  Expect Deeney to be leading the line this gameweek against West Brom; who have conceded 12 goals in the past 5 gameweeks.

Points Scored:  9


Total Score:  35

Average Score:  7


Season Average:  3.8 Points Per Player


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


Previous Scores


Fraser, Gudmundsson, Rondon, Pritchard, Izquierdo

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6


J. Ayew, Allen, Ibe, Hernandez, Pereyra

Total Score: 13. Average Score: 2.6


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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Here at The Fantasy Football Chaps, we’re proud to be pioneer’s for having a Draft Fantasy Football League that runs COMPLETELY OFFLINE!  Check out our article looking into how to make this a reality, and have full control over customising your Draft League!

If this sounds like too much effort, we would highly recommend using an online platform from either the guys at Draft Fantasy or Fantrax.   Draft Fantasy uses a scoring system similar to the standard Official FPL game, where as Fantrax mainly uses the more intelligent scoring system made famous by Togga.  Both offer potential for end of season playoffs, as well as many other options for customisation!


🔥 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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