Punting for Gold – GW32

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!

Junior Stanislas

Team: AFC Bournemouth

Opponent: Watford (Away)

Ownership:  65% (Togga) / 2% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  When fit, the Bournemouth boy has been riding the wave of sublime form this season.  Don’t be put off by the attacking returns for the season (3 assists and 5 goals).  Since returning from injury in GW24, Stanislas has registered 2 assists and 4 goals.  During the same period, Watford have conceded 13 goals; although of these only 1 goal has been scored by an opposition side at Watford.  This game has goals in it for sure, look to the guarenteed starter Stanislas for attacking returns.  He’s been a consistent feature of our Hot List in recent weeks.

Points Scored:  1

Chris Wood

Team: Burnley

Opponent: West Bromich Albion (Away) 

Ownership:  34% (Togga) / 7% (DFF)

Prospects:  As a 3rd choice striker for many Draft Fantasy Football managers, the season started relatively well for Draft Managers with ownership of Wood; with 4 goals in the opening 14 gameweeks.  However since GW14 the Burnley front man had to wait until GW29 for his next attacking return.  A goal in the 45 minutes was enough to help Burnley to victory over Everton but also to guarantee a start in GW30 which brought about more attacking returns; 2 goals and an assist later and Wood is hot property in Draft Fantasy Football Leagues.  Premier League basement boys West Brom will be in Wood’s sights this gameweek.  West Brom have conceded 18 goals in the past 7 gameweeks, of which half of these goals have been conceded at home.  Zero clean sheets since GW23 suggests there will be plenty of goals; be sure to look to Wood if you’re looking for a low budget 3rd choice striker for GW32!

Points Scored:  9

Robert Kenedy

Team: Newcastle United

Opponent: Huddersfield Town (Home)

Ownership:  28% (Togga) / 2% (DFF)

Prospects:  In the 6 Premier League gameweeks since joining Newcastle in January, Kenedy has registered two goals and an assist.  Huddersfield have conceded 7 goals in their last 4 away fixtures, and Kenedy will be guaranteed to start in what looks to be promising fixture for attacking returns.  Newcastle’s home record has been pretty good recently; 7 out of a possible 9 points and 5 goals since Kenedy has joined picking up the big scalp of Manchester United in the process.

Points Scored:  6

Jose Izquierdo

Team: Brighton & Hove Albion

Opponent: Leicester City (Home)

Ownership:  20% (Togga) / 5% (DFF)

Prospects:  Its all got a bit controversial between the Fantasy Football Chaps here as we have highlighted Leicester in our GW32 Calculating the Cleanie!  But those of you Chaps who have read our Hot or Cold player rankings will have noticed that Izquierdo features as a ‘hot’ player!  Either way, Leicester are featured in our cleanie post predominantly for future gameweeks, and Izquierdo is in good form with 2 goals and an assist in the past 5 gameweeks.  With Anthony Knockaert out suspended until GW34, Izquierdo will be unchallenged in making the starting 11.  Looking further ahead, Izquierdo has a really tough run in, so this gameweek and next gameweek (at home to Hudderfield) are the best bets for attacking returns!

Points Scored:  2

Marcus Rashford

Team: Manchester Utd

Opponent: Swansea City (Home)

Ownership:  93% (Togga) / 44.8% (DFF)

Prospects:  The ownership stats came as a surprise to us here at the Fantasy Football Chaps (Rashford is a free agent in our classic 8 man Draft Fantasy Football League) as we all know how much Jose loves to rotate Mata, Lingard, Rashford, and Martial.  These ownership stats are likely to have taken a sharp incline after Rashford’s brace of goals in United’s last fixture; a GW30 victory against Liverpool.  The young England international has been somewhat of a forgotten figure this season, although 6 goals and 5 assists is not a bad return for a chap subjected to such significant rotation.  Struggling Swansea up next, and with Jose under pressure to play expansive football, it is highly unlikely young Rashford will be dropped for this GW32 fixture.

Points Scored:  1

Total GW Score:  19

Average GW Score:  3.8

Season Average:  3.8 Points Per Player

 

Check out our GW32 Calculating The Cleanie article here!

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

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📝 Draft Platform 📝

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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