Punting For Gold – GW4

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.

We use the ownership statistics as per Draft Fantasy, with the rules being each player we highlight is required to have ownership of 30% or below.  That way there’s a good chance each player will be a free agent in your Draft Fantasy Football League!  Use these suggestions to give your team a little boost with a one week Punt!

N.B For the purposes of this article, we use the standard scoring systems used by Official FPL and Draft Fantasy – including bonus points.

 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Position:  Striker

Team:  Everton

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  10% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  We had backed Bernard in this slot, but after the news broke that he will not be ready to face Huddersfield this weekend, we’ve had to seek an alternative in Calvert-Lewin!!  The youngster came on as a sub in GW2 and 3, and started in the 3-1 victory over Rotherham in the League Cup.  Calvert-Lewin bagged two goals in this game, and therefore we’re backing him to start in GW4, taking the place of the suspended Richarlison.  Huddersfield have conceded 9 goals in the opening 3 games, and we’re expecting a win for Everton by a two/three goal margin.  There will be attacking returns for Everton players, and if Calvert-Lewin starts, he’s bound to get involved!  Take a chance on this Chap this weekend… he could play well and keep his place in the side whilst Richarlison is suspended!

Alternative Choice:  Theo Walcott (42% – Draft Fantasy Football).  Obviously Walcott would be the preferred choice over Bernard given his electric start to the season.  However, it is unlikely Walcott will be available in your Draft Fantasy league, but if he is snap him up immediately – he’s in our Hot List!

GW4 Points Scored:  7

Joao Moutinho

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Wolves

Opponent:  West Ham (Away)

Ownership:  10% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  Portugal international Moutinho is a real punt in that he tends to play in a deeper role.  However, Moutinho is absolutely nailed on to start against a West Ham side devoid of form or structure.   We expect Moutinho to get a fair bit of space and time on the ball, enabling him to pull the strings for Wolves.  An assist in GW3 showed us that he is starting to settle into Premier League football, and if you’re looking for a cheap, 5th choice midfielder then look no further.

Alternative Choice:  Helder Costa (6% –  Draft Fantasy Football).  The alternate choice to Moutinho is wide man Helder Costa.  A good performance in the draw with Manchester City means that we do not expect any changes to the starting lineup.  A midweek goal off the bench in the Carabao Cup means that Costa is now up and running for goals this season and will be hoping to take this form into the league.

GW4 Points Scored:  3

Antony Knockaert

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Brighton

Opponent:  Fulham (Home)

Ownership:  4% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  After a very impressive display against Manchester United in GW2 in which Knockaert bagged an assist we expect Brighton to persist with the midfielder in his creative role.  Brighton are not renowned for their goal scoring capabilities, so will be relishing the opportunity to take on Fulham who’ve conceded 7 goals in the opening three gameweeks.  We expect Hughton to go on the attack, with Knockaert central to the game plan.

Alternative Choice:  Alireza Jahabakhsh (22% – Draft Fantasy Football).  The big summer signing has not set the Premier League on fire like Brighton fans would have hoped.  Two substitute appearances have shown us very little, and he’ll be desperate to showcase his talents.  With Brighton failing to score in two of their league games, we expect Jahabakhsh, now well integrated with the squad, to start in GW4 as Hughton goes in search of more creativity and attacking intent.

GW4 Points Scored:  6

Andre Schurrle

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Fulham

Opponent:  Brighton (Away)

Ownership:  27% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  With Ryan Sessegnon starting at left back, in what was very much a second string lineup in the midweek Carabao Cup; we would expect Schurrle to retain his spot on the right hand side of Fulham’s attack.  Schurrle was in sublime form in GW3 as he picked up a goal in the 4-2 thumping of Burnley.  Brighton have conceded in all three games so far this season, and as we expect Brighton to be more attacking at home, there will be gaps and counterattacking opportunities for the likes of Schurrle to exploit.

Alternative Choice:  Luciano Vietto (5% – Draft Fantasy Football).  As we pointed out, with Sessegnon starting at left back in the midweek Carabao Cup fixture; we would expect Vietto to retain his place in the starting lineup for GW4.  Having joined on loan this summer, Vietto was on fire in GW3 with two assists and quite simply, Burnley couldn’t cope with him.  If Schurrle is taken in your Draft Fantasy league, which is quite likely; Vietto provides an opportunity for you to get on the Fulham train and to pick up a cheap 3rd choice striker.

GW4 Points Scored:  7

Demarai Gray

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Leicester

Opponent:  Liverpool (Home)

Ownership:  10% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  It’s pretty understandable that you would look at this punt and think “Liverpool haven’t conceded yet this season chaps, and Leicester are without Vardy!”  You’d be well within your rights to think this, and to a certain extent this selection is more about having one eye on the forthcoming Leicester fixtures (Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Newcastle, and Everton).  But Gray has looked sharp all season, and in Vardy’s absence in GW3 the young winger really stepped up; grabbing a well deserved goal.  Liverpool will concede eventually, and with the likes of Gray and Leicester have nothing to lose this gameweek!

Alternative Choice:  Kelechi Iheanacho (29% – Draft Fantasy Football).  Similarly to Gray, this is a real punt chaps.  But Iheanacho is guaranteed a start, and having picked up an assist in GW3 will be full of confidence.  If you are in the market for a 3rd choice striker, and fancy rolling the dice; Iheanacho is guaranteed to play in GW4.  If he can pick up a goal he will certainly push hard to retain his spot, or partner Vardy in up and coming ‘easier’ fixtures.

GW4 Points Scored:  2

Total GW4 Score:  25

Average GW4 Score:  5

Season Average:   3.7 Points Per Player

 

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Check out our GW4 Calculating The Cleanie article here!

 

📝 Ownership Statistics 📝

The quoted ownership statistics were taken from Draft Fantasy.  Check them out if you’re after an online platform for your Draft Fantasy Football league!  Draft Fantasy uses a scoring system similar to the standard Official FPL game, and has many customisation options such as Kante Bonus, flex positions, custom scoring, and end of season play-offs!

 

🔥 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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