Punting For Gold – GW10

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.

 

Gerard Deulofeu

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Watford

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  3% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  The Spaniard made his first start for Watford this season in GW9, as Gracia shuffled his pack after some poor recent displays.  It worked a treat, as The Hornets gained a great victory away to a good Wolves side.  Although Deulofeu wasn’t directly involved in either Watford goals, he made a positive impression and is highly likely to keep his place in the side for the foreseeable future.  Watford face a shocking Huddersfield side in GW10, and therefore we’re backing the lowly owned Deulofeu to finally make his mark on the premier league this season.

Alternative Choice:  Isaac Success (1% – Draft Fantasy Football).  Another player to take advantage of the changes made by Gracia for GW9 was Isaac Success.  The striker has been fairly impressive during his cameo appearances so far this season, and was finally given his chance grim the off during the victory over Wolves.  With Deeney probably returning from injury, Success could lose his place, but he looks to be ahead of Gray in the pecking order now.

GW10 Points Scored:  8

Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Position:  Midfielder

Team: Brighton

Opponent:  Wolves (Home)

Ownership:  17% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  It’s been two starts in a row for Brighton’s record signing, as his slow introduction to life in the premier league seems to finally be paying off for Draft Fantasy Football managers.  The Seagulls have won both of their last two games featuring the Iranian, so we would expect him to remain in the side.  Brighton face Wolves in GW10, and based on their recent performances we’re expecting a third consecutive win to nil.  Jahan has a great chance of opening his account, and picking up where he left off last season where he was top scorer in the Dutch league.

Alternative Choice:  Jose Izquierdo (8% –  Draft Fantasy Football).  Another player to come into the Brighton side recently is Jose Izquierdo.  He started in GW9 in place of the absent Knockaert, and gained the assist for The Seagulls’ only goal.  Izquierdo was one of Brighton’s best players last season, so taking a punt on him now that he’s returned to full fitness could be worth while.

GW10 Points Scored:  3

 

Danny Ings

Position:  Striker

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Newcastle (Home)

Ownership:  36% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  We are breaking our 30% rule here as we expect the updated ownership statistics to show a drop in ownership post GW9, with no returns in the last four GWs; patience might be running a little thin with the Southampton front man.  For those Draft Fantasy managers who stick with Ings; Southampton have no other options up front, so you’re keeping a guaranteed starter!  Opponents, Newcastle, are absolutely rooted to the foot of the Premier League, having not kept a clean sheet in 3 GWs and having kept only 2 clean sheets all season (one of which came early on against Cardiff).  Newcastle have conceded 6 goals in 3 GWs, and with Southampton desperately in need of a change in momentum, we expect Ings to spearhead the charge for the all important victory!

Alternative Choice:  Nathan Redmond (3% – Draft Fantasy Football).  Its been a very quiet season for the former Norwich City player, but Hughes has shown great faith in the wide attacker; Redmond has started every GW so far this season.  Attacking returns are bound to be around the corner for Redmond as a player of his quality, having not picked up an attacking return in 9 GWs; we’d expect the tide to turn as Southampton look to desperately improve on their recent poor form.

GW10 Points Scored:  2

Junior Stanislas

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Bournemouth

Opponent:  Fulham (Away)

Ownership:  7% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  We’ve been chatting about Stanislas quite a bit recently; having featured the Bournemouth winger in our GW7 Punting for Gold with great success as he returned 9 points.  Since returning from injury, Stanislas has not yet started for the Cherries and in response, David Brooks (1% – Draft Fantasy Football) has really upped his performances, but Brooks put in a flat performance in GW9 and was replaced before the hour mark, by our chap Stanislas.  We think Howe will now move towards Stanislas as the starting right wing; with Brooks warming the bench.  Opponents this weekend, Fulham, have not kept a clean sheet all season and shipped four goals against Cardiff in GW9!!

Alternative Choice:  Ryan Fraser (48% – Draft Fantasy Football).  This seasons Draft Fantasy Football and hot list legend has had a quiet couple of GWs but is still an attacking threat and  with relatively low ownership; there is a chance this chap might be available in your DFF league.

GW10 Points Scored:  1

Grady Diangana

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  West Ham

Opponent:  Leicester (Away)

Ownership:  Not Currently Available on Draft Fantasy Football

Prospects:  With Andriy Yarmolenko picking up a season ending in GW9, we are looking to his replacement in the West Ham side as our final punt for GW10.  There is plenty of talk in the papers about who West Ham will turn to; we think youngster Grady Diangana will get the nod ahead of the more experienced options.  Diangana was the like for like substitute for Yarmy in GW9, which is a massive hint as to how Pellegrini will line his GW10 side up.  Diangana is inexperienced, but he has seriously impressed in his three first team performances so far.  The U23 star has serious pace, and showed in his cameo against Spurs he doesn’t fear taking on defenders and could have won a penalty.  Fair enough, you might not have faith in the West Ham youngster; but the forthcoming fixtures are great; a Leicester side that has only kept two clean sheets all season are the opponents in GW10, and then only Man City from the top 6 face West Ham over the following 11 GWs!!!!  Regardless of who nails down the starting spot, we highly recommend keeping an eye on the West Ham attackers over the coming weeks!!

Alternative Choice:  Michail Antonio (26% – Draft Fantasy Football).  The safe option for West Ham’s replacement for Andriy Yarmolenko.  Antonio is a real utility player, and this has arguably been his downfall having never been given a prolonged run in one position.  But the former Nottingham Forest player looks out of favour and will probably have to settle for opportunities from the bench.  He just needs to take an opportunity when it arises.  Keep you eye on this situation!

GW10 Points Scored:  3

Total GW10 Score:  17

Average GW10 Score:  3.4

Season Average:  3.4 Points Per Player

 

📢 More Articles 📢

Check out our GW10 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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