Punting for Gold – GW33

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!

Jermain Defoe

Team: AFC Bournemouth

Opponent: Watford (Away)

Ownership:  23% (Togga) / 36% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  The veteran striker has had a very mixed season, as he’s massively struggled with his fitness.  Having returned to the first team squad a few weeks ago, Defoe has been making late cameo’s off the bench.  In GW32, his cameo resulted in scoring the equaliser against Watford, which has upped his prospects no end.  This, coupled with the fact that Callum Wilson hasn’t scored since GW25, means that Defoe could be on for a decent points haul this weekend.  The Cherries face Crystal Palace at home, and they will surely score a goal or two.  Defoe will be looking to make the most of his time on the pitch, as he looks to mount a late bid to return to the England squad for the World Cup.  The Englishman also has a double GW34, although Bournemouth’s fixtures that gameweek are against Liverpool and Man Utd!

Points Scored:  2

Aaron Lennon

Team: Burnley

Opponent: Watford (Away) 

Ownership:  10% (Togga) / 1% (DFF)

Prospects:  The January transfer signing has been showing some good form in recent weeks, having established himself in the Burnley starting eleven.  Lennon has gained an assist in each of his last two games, and looks to be a solid acquisition for the coming weeks.  The Englishman has made our Hot List, due to his form, and the fitness concerns over Gudmundsson.  Burnley have a decent fixture schedule, which includes a double GW34.  The Clarets are visiting Watford this weekend, and we’d expect them to score a couple of goals, considering the red hot form of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.  If either of those Chaps are free agents, we would certainly recommend signing them up!

Points Scored:  2

Andre Ayew

Team: Swansea City

Opponent: West Bromich Albion (Away)

Ownership:  17% (Togga) / 15% (DFF)

Prospects:  Swansea City are taking a trip to the Midlands this weekend, as they visit bottom side West Bromich Albion.  The Baggies are in turmoil, as they have now sacked Alan Pardew, and look destined for relegation.  Therefore, Swansea should be confident of getting a result as they look to push on and steer clear of the relegation battle.  With Jordan Ayew suspended, and Tammy Abraham seemingly out of favour, we’re looking towards Andre Ayew to bring home the points this weekend.  He’s their best player, and will be looking to kick on from the two assists he gained in GW29.  Swansea face Everton at home in GW34, and look set to have a double GW37, so the Ghanaian could have prosperous end to the season.

Points Scored:  2

Jose Izquierdo

Team: Brighton & Hove Albion

Opponent: Huddersfield Town (Home)

Ownership:  21% (Togga) / 5% (DFF)

Prospects: We’re going back to the boy from Colombia for a second consecutive week, as Brighton face an out of sorts Huddersfield Town side at home.  Brighton will surely pick up a valuable win as they look to secure their survival.  Those of you Chaps who have read our Hot or Cold player rankings will have noticed that Izquierdo features as a ‘hot’ player, as he’s shown some great form in recent weeks. With Anthony Knockaert out suspended until GW34, Izquierdo will be unchallenged in making the starting eleven.  Looking further ahead, Izquierdo has a double GW34, so he’s definitely worth a shot for the coming games!

Points Scored:  2

Kelechi Iheanacho

Team: Leicester City

Opponent: Newcastle Utd (Home)

Ownership:  12% (Togga) / 30% (DFF)

Prospects:  The Nigerian striker had started to show his true form before the international break, and made the bench in GW32 despite breaking his hand just a few days prior.  With Okazaki hooked over before the hour against Brighton, we’re expecting Iheanacho to be handed the start he has deserved for a while.  The Foxes face Newcastle Utd at home, and have a real chance of bagging a couple of goals.  The Magpies have been solid defensively in recent weeks, but we would expect Leicester to be able to break them down.  Iheanacho looks to be a great differential option for the weekend, and with a double GW34 coming up, he would be a shrewd acquisition.

Points Scored:  0

Total GW Score:  8

Average GW Score:  1.6

Season Average:  3.8 Points Per Player


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

Check out our GW33 Calculating The Cleanie article here!


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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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