Punting for Gold – GW35

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!

Ilkay Gundogan

Team: Manchester City

Opponent: Swansea City (Home)

Ownership:  49% (Togga) / 18% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects: As Fernandinho sits out the final game of his suspension, Gundogan looks set to start as Manchester City host Swansea City.  Yes, they have now officially won the league, but The Citizens are not in any other competitions, so they isn’t really any need for them to rest any of their big names.  Therefore Gundogan looks highly likely to take a central midfield slot; and that’s why he’s featured in our Hot List.  The German has shown all season that if he does indeed start a game, he can bring home decent attacking returns.  Gundogan actually has two goals from his last two games, and took over penalty kick duties last time around in the absence of Sergio Aguerro; CASHBACK!  A great acquisition if he’s a free agent.  Gundogan has decent potential for the rest of the season, as he will get decent game time and City have a double GW37.

Points Scored:  3

Ashley Barnes

Team: Burnley

Opponent: Stoke City (Away)

Ownership:  28% (Togga) / 3% (DFF)

Prospects:  The big Bunrley striker has been in great form since the turn of the year, and is bagging himself a fair few goals.  Barnes has been slightly overshadowed by fellow striker Chris Wood in recent weeks, but this weekend it could be his turn to take the limelight.  If this Chap is a free agent in your Draft League, you really need to snap him up.  Burnley are back to winning ways, and have a very nice end of season fixture list.  Little known fact: Ashley Barnes is eligible to play for Austria… could he be in for a late call up for the World Cup?!

Points Scored:  7

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Team: Crystal Palace

Opponent: Watford (Away)

Ownership:  67% (Togga) / 1% (DFF)

Prospects:  The youngster returned to the Palace starting eleven in GW33, and will be given a decent run in the side ahead of the season finale.  Loftus-Cheek was starting to show some very encouraging form before suffering an injury in GW20, and he has potential to get in and amongst the goals this weekend.  Loftus Cheek features in the ‘Lukewarm’ section of our Hot or Cold Player Rankings.  The Eagles face a Watford side who concede a fair amount, and lost to Huddersfield last time around, so there’s a very good chance Palace will get themselves on the scoresheet.  With fellow midfielders Zaha, Townsend, and Milivojevic surely taken in all active Draft Fantasy Football Leagues, we’re looking toward the young Englishman for a route into the Palace midfield.

Points Scored:  2

Matt Ritchie

Team: Newcastle United

Opponent: Everton (Away)

Ownership:  82% (Togga) / 9% (DFF)

Prospects:  The Newcastle winger scored in GW34 to make it three goals in his past six appearances. Ritchie has been somewhat overshadowed in recent weeks, as Kenedy and Perez have been taking most of the plaudits. Therefore, as the Scotsman has gone slightly under the radar in recent weeks, so there’s a decent change he’ll be a free agent in your Draft League. Newcastle have really been upping their game, notching four wins on the bounce. They have a good chance of continuing this trend, as they face an out of sorts Everton side on Monday night. Expect Ritchie to be involved heavily in their attacking play, with the aforementioned Kenedy and Perez looking like great signings as well. The Magpies face West Brom at home in GW36, followed by a double GW37.  Getting on board the Rafa Benitez Boat would be a shrewd move.

Points Scored:  2

Will Hughes

Team: Watford

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Home)

Ownership:  38% (Togga) / 0% (DFF)

Prospects:  The Englishman has started the last three games for Watford, having returned from injury as a substitute in GW29.  Hughes has gained two assists since his reappearance, and looks to be given a decent run of games over the course of the season finale.  Watford face Crystal Palace at home, and will be looking to bounce back after a shocking defeat away to Huddersfield last time around.  The Hornets are very inconsistent, but they have a chance of bagging a goal or two against Palace, and Hughes should be a free agent in most Draft Fantasy Football Leagues.  Definitely worth a punt!

Points Scored:  3

Total GW Score:  17

Average GW Score:  3.4

Season Average:  3.7 Points Per Player

 

Check out our GW35 Calculating The Cleanie blog here!

 

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

 

Previous Scores

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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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