Punting For Gold – GW38

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!

 

Jordan Ayew

Team:  Swansea City

Opponent:  Stoke (Home)

Ownership:  52% (Togga) / 18% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  With Swansea City needing a complete miricale to survive the drop, Swansea must not only win, but score a lot of goals.  Ayew has lead the attack well for Swansea this season and will be likely to lead the attack again this gameweek as Swansea are likely to go all out in search for goals.  Perhaps more telling and realistically, Ayew will be playing for personal pride and a new contract.  Stoke are already down and their form is poor, having only kept one clean sheet in their past seven gameweeks.

Alternative Choice:  Tammy Abraham – Having started the season well Abraham tailed off badly.  However, with Andre Ayew not finding the net since his January move we expect Abraham to be given centre stage this weekend in Swansea’s quest for a lot of goals.

Points Scored:   2

James McArthur

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  West Brom (Home)

Ownership:  8% (Togga) / 0% (DFF)

Prospects:  We haven’t mentioned James McArthur all season, so in the final gameweek we are delighted to include the Palace midfield in our Punts.  With two goals and two assists in the last four gameweeks, McArthur is very much an in form player and his Palace side are also very much on a roll.  West Brom are already relegated and having nothing to play for.  This being said, their form has been exceptional of late; but it was too late.  We are expecting a feast of goals as both sides will aim to go out on a high.

Alternative Choice:  Ruben Loftus-Cheek – The midfielder has been in good form of late with an assist and a goal in the last two outings and features in our ‘Hot’ player rankings.

Points Scored:  2

Olivier Giroud

Team:  Chelsea

Opponent:  Newcastle (Away)

Ownership:  80% (Togga) / 37% (DFF)

Prospects:  Oh what did we say?  The GW37 punt came good didn’t he.  What an absolute hero, we love our hot rated boi Giroud and we’re pretty sure the Chelsea fans are loving him too.  A goal in GW37 to go with his brace in GW34 leave Giroud the main man for Chelsea when it comes to leading the line.  Newcastle last kept a clean sheet in GW32, and given that they are now safe, we expect the Newcastle defence to already be on their holidays.

Alternative Choice:  Ayoze Perez – On the opposite side to Giroud this gameweek but like Giroud, Perez also features in our Hot or Cold player rankings.  Perez has been a consistent performer for Newcastle in their quest to retain top flight action, with 6 goals and 6 assists.

Points Scored:  2

Callum Wilson

Team:  Bournemouth

Opponent:  Burnley (Away)

Ownership:  41% (Togga) / 13% (DFF)

Prospects:  Wilson has re-established himself as part of Bournemouth’s two man strike force since his nasty injury.  However, since GW25 Wilson has not scored a goal.  So why are we Punting on him?  He is likely to be available in your Draft Fantasy Football League, and whilst he’s in a poor run of form; he is quality.  Burnley have nothing to play for, so we expect all out attack and plenty of chances for goals.

Alternative Choice:  Danny Ings – With the Champions League final round the corner, Firmino is unlikely to play.  Ings should be next in line and a safe from relegation Brighton will be in party spirits with nothing to lose; expect free flowing and attacking football.

Points Scored:  8

Sam Vokes

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Bournemouth (Home)

Ownership:  41% (Togga) / 13% (DFF)

Prospects:  Ok, he’s played second fiddle all season to Wood and Barnes.  Chances have been very limited, but Vokes has still contributed 4 goals and two assists.  With both Barnes and Wood suffering minor injuries, Vokes looks set to play a part in the final gameweek.  Until GW37’s clean sheet against Swansea, Bournemouth had  struggled to keep a clean sheet; their previous cleanie came in GW25!  With both sides safe, we are looking for a goal festival.

Alternative Choice:  Laurent Depoitre – The Huddersfield front man was in sublime form against Chelsea in GW37, up next an Arsenal side; not renowned for defending and overcome with the emotion of Arsene Wenger’s last game – yes please.

Points Scored:  1

Total GW Score:  15

Average GW Score:  3

Season Average:  3.7 Points Per Player

 

Check out our GW38 Calculating The Cleanie article here!

 

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

 

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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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