Punting For Gold – GW6

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.

 

Andre Gray

Position:  Striker

Team:  Watford

Opponent:  Fulham (Away)

Ownership:  29% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  The Watford striker has been ever-present this season and has formed a really good partnership with Deeney.  Gray has returned two goals in the five GWs so far and with a Fulham side fresh from shipping 3 goals in GW5 in his sights, we expect more great things from the Hornets front man.  He looks to be a great third striker option for those of you currently hanging on to the likes of Benteke, Austin, or Wood.

Alternative Choice:  Abdoulaye Doucoure (28% Draft Fantasy Football).  Doucoure is a mainstay in this Watford side and as such is always worth a shot, especially considering the excellent form Watford are in.  He gained the assist for Gray in GW5, and has made our Hot List as a great fourth/fifth midfielder option.

GW6 Points Scored:  6

Luciano Vietto

Position:  Striker

Team:  Fulham

Opponent:  Watford (Home)

Ownership:  16% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  Bursting onto the scene in GW3, when he replaced Draft Fantasy Football favourite Sessegnon to lead Fulham to a comfortable win with two assists, Vietto has been of interest to Draft Fantasy managers since.  Although two quiet weeks have passed, he still looks lively and threatening with the ball and with his low ownership and low price attached; he looks a really good value third striker option.  Fulham play a Watford side in great form this weekend, but they are conceding goals – The Cottagers will be looking to take advantage of this.

Alternative Choice:  Jean Michael Seri  (27% –  Draft Fantasy Football).  This chap joined the Premier League with high expectations and he has not disappointed.  Stellar performances in GW2 and GW3 has him on 1 goal and 1 assist for the season, but if you’re Draft Fantasy Football League plays Kante bonus points; then this is where Seri can also be of benefit. He’s returned 5 Kante points so far this season, leaving him just outside the top 10 in Draft Fantasy Football.  Handy points for someone also capable of picking up excellent attacking differentials.

GW6 Points Scored:  7

Ryan Fraser

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Bournemouth

Opponent:  Burnley (Away)

Ownership:  30% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  Again, we’re punting on Fraser because his form is absolutely red hot and he’s been a points machine for any Draft Fantasy Football manager that has taken a punt on him this season.  Although his ownership statistics have risen, we still can’t quite believe he is only resisting at 30% ownership on Draft Fantasy Football!?  Sign him up immediately chaps!  The Scottish winger bagged two goals, as well as an assist, in GW5 and was at the centre of Bournemouth’s attacking play.  Bournemouth face an out of sorts Burnley side this weekend, and he has a great chance of a big score once again!

Alternative Choice:  David Brooks (1% – Draft Fantasy Football).  With Stanislas still building up his fitness it is more than likely Eddie Howe will stick with Brooks for another GW.  Whilst Brooks is yet to bring any attacking returns he’s looked really lively in his performances and given Bournemouth are in such good attacking form, chances will be aplenty for Brooks against a Burnley defence that has looked all at sea this season.

GW6 Points Scored:  2

Andry Yarmolenko

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  West Ham

Opponent:  Chelsea (Home)

Ownership:  23% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  We cannot ignore Yarmolenko after last GWs performance; even if West Ham are hosting a Chelsea side that have only conceded 4 goals all season.  After his impressive first start for the Ions, Yarmolenko has gone straight into our in-form rankings having contributed with two goals.  Surely he’ll have cemented his place in the side now and will be bringing in more attacking points!  Many a Draft Fantasy Football manager would have drafted Yarmo fairly high, and subsequently dropped him after his series of cameos off the bench.  This is the time to pounce of the Ukrainian international!

Alternative Choice:  Marc Albrighton  (4% – Draft Fantasy Football).  We can’t realistically back any other West Ham boys against Chelsea other than Arnautovic so we’ve decided to go with Albrighton at Leicester as they host Huddersfield.  Albrighton has yet to fully establish himself in the starting 11 this season.   However, in the last three GWs he’s played only 112 minutes but has contributed a goal and an assist.  He’ll be knocking on the door for another start this GW but don’t worry if he doesn’t, he normally comes on and picks up some attacking points.

GW6 Points Scored:  3

 

Jordan Ayew

Position:  Striker

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Newcastle (Home)

Ownership:  6% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  A regular punting for gold featured player last season, Jordan Ayew has finally got himself into the starting lineup at Palace.  It didn’t take Ayew long to repay the faith shown in him, an assist in his second start helped Palace to a 1-0 win away from home over Huddersfield.  With Benteke injured, Sorloth looking decidedly average, and Wickham not featuring in a football game since, well we can’t even remember, we fully expect Ayew to nail down his place in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future!  The Eagles face Newcastle at home this weekend, and they’ve looked bad at the back all season.  We expect Palace to score two or three goals this weekend!

Alternative Choice:  Andros Townsend (25% – Draft Fantasy Football).  A guaranteed starter for Palace, week in, week out.  Townsend has started the season quietly but with some excellent fixtures on the horizon we fully expect the attacking midfielder to get in and amongst the attacking returns!

GW6 Points Scored:  2

 

Total GW6 Score:  20

Average GW6 Score:  4

Season Average:   3.4 Points Per Player

 

📢 More Articles 📢

Check out our GW6 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!

 

📊 Previous Scores 📊

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