Draft Fantasy Chaps Choices – GW29

Our weekly Chaps Choices article is here to give you hints and tips to help you find your golden ticket to a big score using our Alternative XI.  We recommend a starting eleven of Premier League Draft Fantasy Football differential picks, who could score big in the upcoming gameweek!

For this article we use the ownership statistics as per Draft Fantasy, with the rules being each player we highlight is required to have ownership of 35% or below, at the time of writing.  This way there’s a good chance some of these players will be free agents 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 system used by Draft Fantasy – with Bonus Points, but without Kante Bonus


Draft Fantasy Alternative XI:

**35% ownership or below**

Draft Fantasy Football GW29 DFF

🦅 FWD: Michy Batshuayi 🦅

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Burnley (Away)

Ownership:  1% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3.3

Prospects:  January transfer window signing Batshuayi has scored once since his arrival at Palace, and we’re backing him to add to his tally this weekend as Palace face a trip to Burnley.  Both sides lost in GW28, and will be looking to bounce back with a win.  We’re hoping for an open and entertaining game with a fair few goals!

GW29 Points Scored:  6


🍷 FWD: Ashley Barnes 🍷

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Crystal Palace (Home)

Ownership:  17% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  5.4 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Speaking of goals, Ashley Barnes has been the man for them in recent weeks.  He didn’t score in GW28, but we’re backing him to get back on the scoresheet this weekend.  Burnley face a Palace side who will be without their best defender in Sakho… all aboard the Barnes Bus!  Sign him up if you can, Burnley have guaranteed GW31 and 33 fixtures, and are on good form.  Team mate Wood (23% DFF) is, as ever, a good alternative.

GW29 Points Scored:  6


🦊 MID: Demarai Gray 🦊

Team:  Leicester

Opponent:  Watford (Away)

Ownership:  6% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  2.6

Prospects:  This week we’re backing Gray from the Leicester boys, as they face a trip to Watford.  Gray has gone somewhat under the radar in recent weeks, as team mates Maddison, Tielemans, and Barnes have taken centre stage.  Gray has been playing fairly well, and scored during the GW28 victory over Brighton.  Barnes (1% DFF) and Tielemans (0% DFF) are good options here too, if they are available in your Draft League.

GW29 Points Scored:  1


⚒ MID: Michail Antonio ⚒

Team:  West Ham

Opponent:  Newcastle (Home)

Ownership:  32% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4.6

Prospects:  Three returns in three games prior to the GW29 trip to City.  We’re backing Antonio to get back in amongst it this weekend as West Ham face Newcastle.  Snap him up if you still can!  West Ham also have the bonus of guaranteed GW31 and 33 fixtures.

GW29 Points Scored:  0


🐺 MID: Ruben Neves 🐺

Team:  Wolves

Opponent:  Cardiff (Home)

Ownership:  30% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  2.6

Prospects:  With team mates Moutinho and Jota failing to make much of an impact in recent games, we’re turning to Neves as Wolves face Cardiff in front of their own fans.  Hopefully Neves can put in a good performance and get Wolves back on track after a disappointing defeat to Huddersfield.

GW29 Points Scored:  0


🐝 MID: Gerard Deulofeu 🐝

Team:  Watford

Opponent:  Leicester (Home)

Ownership:  14% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  6.2 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Watford win 5-1 and then lose 5-0.  Classic Watford.  This weekend the Hornets face a rejuvenated Leicester side with a new manager, and we’re predicting a score draw.  Therefore, we’re backing their main man from GW27, Deulofeu.  The Spaniard optimises Watford’s inconsistency, but he’s got a decent chance of getting back on the score sheet in GW29.

GW29 Points Scored:  6


⚫️ DEF: Fabian Schar ⚪️

Team:  Newcastle

Opponent:  West Ham (Away)

Ownership:  2% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  5 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Schar has been on incredible form recently, and has been one of the reasons Newcastle have seen an increase in their form.  The Swiss defender has been bagging attacking returns to go with his clean sheets, and that’s why we’re backing him this weekend as Newcastle face West Ham.  A good option for GW29, and a guaranteed GW31 fixture.

GW29 Points Scored:  0


🐺 DEF: Willy Boly 🐺

Team:  Wolves

Opponent:  Cardiff (Home)

Ownership:  25% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  2.8

Prospects:  Wolves suffered a shock defeat to Huddersfield in GW28, but we’re backing them to get back to winning ways as they face Cardiff this weekend.  Boly looks like a great pick from their defenders, with Jonny (20% DFF) being a great alternative.  Wolves will surely gain that clean sheet they deprived us of on Tuesday night!

GW29 Points Scored:  6


👹 DEF: Victor Lindelof 👹

Team:  Manchester United

Opponent:  Southampton (Home)

Ownership:  28% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4.8

Prospects:  Lindelof has seriously upped his game since Solskjaer took over as boss… he’s been in our Hot List ever since!  Lindelof has been gaining attacking returns or clean sheets in basically every game recently!  This weekend United face Southampton at home, and we’re backing them for an easy clean sheet.

GW29 Points Scored:  1


🦅 DEF: Jeffrey Schlupp 🦅

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Burnley (Away)

Ownership:  8% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4.8

Prospects:  We haven’t featured Schlupp in recent weeks during his upsurge in form, but we can’t ignore him any more after two attacking returns in his last four games.  This weekend Palace face a trip to Burnley, and although Schlupp probably won’t get a cleanie, he has a good chance of bringing home a decent points score!

GW29 Points Scored:  5


🔵 GK: Matt Ryan ⚪️

Team:  Brighton

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  20% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  2

Prospects:  Brighton have been disappointing in recent weeks, but a home fixture against bottom of the league Huddersfield… how can we not back them?!  Ryan has low ownership, and a decent chance of a clean sheet.  Lovely stuff.  Duffy (28% DFF) is a great alternative if you’re after a defender; he offers a good goal threat from set-pieces.  Heaton (19% DFF) is an alternative if you’re after a keeper; his Burnley side face Crystal Palace at home.

GW29 Points Scored:  8


GW29 Team Points:  39

GW29 Team Average Score:  3.5 points per player

GW29 Average Ownership:  17%


📝 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!


📢 More Chaps Choices 📢

Check out our GW29 Fantrax Chaps Choices article here!


🚨 Blank GW31 Strategy 🚨

GW31 sees the first major obstacle for Draft Managers this season, as the FA Cup Quarter Finals coincide with the Premier League fixtures that weekend.  Navigating the blank and double gameweeks is essential for every Draft Fantasy Football Manager, so we’re here to provide some hints and tips on the best strategy, as well as players to target.


📊 Previous Scores 📊

Average Team Score: 37 Points

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