Draft Fantasy Chaps Choices – GW34

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.

 

Mini Double GW34!

Hopefully you Chaps have been following our End of Season Doubles and Blanks Strategy Guide, and already know that GW34 features two teams with double fixtures.  Those teams are of course Brighton and Cardiff.  Obviously they are two of the worst sides in the league, but who can resist a bit of Double GW banter?!  Brighton have two fixtures at home, so you should try and snap up a couple of their assets if you can.

 

Our Draft Fantasy GW34 to GW38 Power Rankings are also a good place to look for potential assets to tap into for this Mini Double GW34, and beyond!

 

Draft Fantasy Alternative XI:

**35% ownership or below**

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🍷 FWD: Ashley Barnes🍷

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Cardiff (Home)

Ownership:  24% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3

Prospects:  Burnley striker Barnes is the clubs top scorer this season with 10 goals, but he has also picked up 3 assists too.  With the ownership statistics reasonable for Barnes, we are backing him in our Draft Fantasy Football alternative 11 for GW34 as struggling Cardiff visit Turf Moor.  Defensively, Cardiff are poor; having conceded 61 goals in the Premier League this season, putting their defence as the 3rd worst in the league.  We are fully expecting there to be goals in this game and for Barnes to be at the centre of them!  Look towards Wood (35% DFF) if Barnes isn’t available.

GW34 Points Scored:  1

 

🍬 FWD: Dominic Calvert-Lewin🍬

Team:  Everton

Opponent:  Fulham (Away)

Ownership:  18% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  This chap has been on fire for Everton having picked up a goal and 2 assists in the last 4 GWs!  Calvert-Lewin is our priority selection for GW34 as the forward is guaranteed to start and is facing relegated Fulham.  Fulham are woeful in defence, conceding 76 goals this season; the worst defensive record in the Premier League.  We are backing Calvert-Lewin to add to his 6 goals and 4 assists this GW!  DCL performed very well in our recent Draft Fantasy Power Rankings article; we ranked him as the 4th best prospect ahead of GW34, and the 2nd best prospect between now and the rest of the season!  Team mate Bernard (14% DFF) has been in good form recently, so he’s one to look to if you’re after a midfielder.  The Brazilian scored in GW32, and was the man of the match during the GW33 victory over Arsenal.

GW34 Points Scored:  2

 

🐦 MID: Anthony Knockaert 🐦

Team:  Brighton

Opponent:  Bournemouth (Home) and Cardiff (Home)

Ownership:  8% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3.8

Prospects: Its 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 4 GWs for Brighton midfielder Knockaert who will look to continue his strong end to the season.  With a double GW coming up for Knockaert we fully expect him to add to his season tally of 2 goals and 6 assists with Bournemouth and Cardiff both at home.  Because of this, we ranked Knockaert in 1st place for GW34 during our Draft Fantasy Power Rankings.  Bournemouth will be forgiven for thinking they are already on summer holiday, but the truth is that their recent form is poor conceding 7 goals in the last 3 GWs and only taking 1 point.  Both Bournemouth and Cardiff are joint 3rd highest for conceding goals in the Premier League this season with 61.

GW34 Points Scored:  -1

 

🔵 MID: Victor Camarasa 🔵

Team:  Cardiff

Opponent:  Burnley (Away) and Brighton (Away)

Ownership:  2% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4.8 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  An absolute classic Draft Fantasy Football player.  He plays for a poor side,  but somehow Camarasa seems to pick up points all the time making him the ideal low budget 5th choice midfielder for your team.  With 5 goals and 3 assists; and 2 goals in the last 3 GWs we are fully on the Camarasa train chaps.  A double GW against two sides that have generally struggled this season and with average defences, it is surely worth a punt!  We ranked Camarasa in 6th place for GW34 during our Draft Fantasy Power Rankings article!

GW34 Points Scored:  7

 

🍷 MID: Dwight McNeil 🍷

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Cardiff (Home)

Ownership:  5% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Despite backing him last week for zero attacking returns, we are back for more of McNeil.   McNeil has contributed 3 goals and 3 assists since being introduced to the side in GW19.  Since then the 19 year old has made a huge impact scoring 60 points in only 14 GWs.  Like Burnley, McNeil’s opponents Cardiff have struggled defensively all season, conceding 61 goals, and keeping only 8 clean sheets.  Having shipped 13 goals in 6 GWs we fully expect goals in this fixture and for McNeil to be right in the thick of the action!  Ward-Prowse (11% DFF) is a great alternative here, as Southampton face Wolves at home – JWP has been on immense form since the turn of the year!

GW34 Points Scored:  8

 

🦊 MID: Youri Tielemans 🦊

Team:  Leicester

Opponent:  Newcastle (Away)

Ownership:  17% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  6 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  As we pointed out last week, we called it in our January Transfer Analysis –  Tielemans is a huge talent!  Tielemans is in absolutely red hot form right now having picked up a goal in GW33 his tally is now 2 goals and 2 assists in the last 4 GWs!  GW34  looks to be a promising GW for Tielemans as he does battle with Newcastle.  Newcastle have conceded 9 goals in the last 5 GWs and with an injury to key defender Lejeune we fully expect Leicester to score and for Tielemans to be at the centre of the action.  If he is free, you MUST sign up Tielemans.  Due to this incredible form, we ranked Tielemans very highly for GW34 during our Power Rankings!

GW34 Points Scored:  1

 

🦊 DEF: Wes Morgan 🦊

Team:  Leicester

Opponent:  Newcastle (Away)

Ownership:  10% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3.2

Prospects:  Another absolutely essential GW34 signing if he is available chaps.  Morgan and his Leicester defensive colleague have another golden opportunity at a clean this GW with Newcastle visiting.  Why Morgan over Maguire and Evans, simply because he is the club captain and has started the last 3 GWs chaps; we are confident that Morgan will retain his place in the starting 11.  Newcastle have struggled in front of goal in the last 2 GWs drawing blanks against bother Arsenal and then Crystal Palace.  We can’t see their chances improving much this GW either as Leicester search for their 2nd clean sheet in 3 GWs.  Manchester United centre back Lindelof (28% DFF) is a good alternative here, as the Red Devils face a West Ham side without a goal since GW31.

GW34 Points Scored:  2

 

😇 DEF: Yan Valery 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Wolves (Home)

Ownership:  2% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  5.3 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Valery has really picked up his form in recent weeks with 2 clean sheets and 2 goals in the last 5 GWs.  We are backing Valery for GW34 because we think Wolves, who are already safe and now have nothing to play for this season will find it incredibly difficult to regroup after the devastating FA Cup Semi-Final defeat to Watford.  We expect this one to be a bit of a bore draw as both Saints and Valery pick up a clean sheet and vital point whilst Wolves fail to deliver suffering an FA Cup hangover.  If you don’t fancy Southampton for a cleanie, then why not take a punt on Cardiff captain Morrison (4% DFF) for some Double GW34 banter?!

GW34 Points Scored:  2

 

🍬 DEF: Seamus Coleman 🍬

Team:  Everton

Opponent:  Fulham (Away)

Ownership:  34% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  5.4 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  One of the most inform (and likely available) defenders in Draft Fantasy football at the moment; its 3 clean sheets in the last 3 GWs (Chelsea, West Ham, and Arsenal) for Coleman who also picked up an assist in the GW32 fixture against West Ham.  Coleman looks absolutely odds on favourite to pick up another clean sheet here chaps with Fulham the opponents; who boast a the 3rd worst goal scoring record with 30 goals this season.  Look towards Zouma (8% DFF) if Coleman isn’t a free agent in your Draft League.

GW34 Points Scored:  1

 

🐦 DEF: Shane Duffy 🐦

Team:  Brighton

Opponent:  Bournemouth (Home) and Cardiff (Home)

Ownership:  28% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs: 2.8

Prospects:  Duffy is not just in here for his clean sheet potential; this chap has 5 goals and 2 assists this season!  If all else fails, Duffy offers excellent attack potential against two of the poorest defences in the Premier League this season.  The double GW also gives Duffy a really good shot at potentially picking up a clean sheet.  Duffy was ranked 2nd for GW34 in our Draft Fantasy Power Rankings because of the potential clean sheet and attacking potential he brings this weekend!  Both fixtures have potential, although Bournemouth are considered an entertaining team, 44 goals (ranked 10th highest goal scorers) is not a huge season tally.  However, in comparison Cardiff make Bournemouth look like Brazil; returning 28 goals this season (19th highest goal scorers).  Dunk (9% DFF) is the best alternative in Draft Fantasy for a Brighton defender.

GW34 Points Scored:  1

 

😇 GK: Angus Gunn 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Wolves (Home)

Ownership:  5% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4.3 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Purely on form Gunn is the best low budget goalkeeper that is likely to be available in your Draft Fantasy League.  Gunn is more than just a GW34 pick chaps, we are looking further afield to the double GW35 round.  Gunn will face both Watford and Newcastle; probably the best fixture combination for GW35.  We’d say these two teams are probably two of the easier teams in the Premier League to play at this stage of the season as Watford are safe from relegation and Newcastle have little fire power up front.  Be sure to jump on Gunn now though chaps, as the more astute managers in your Draft Fantasy league will be eyeing him up and his ownership statistics have already increased from GW33.

GW34 Points Scored:  2

 

GW34 Team Points:  26

GW34 Team Average Score:  2.4 points per game

GW34 Average Ownership:  13%

 

📢 More Chaps Choices 📢

Check out our GW34 Fantrax Chaps Choices 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!

 

📊 Previous Scores 📊

Average Team Score: 37 points

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🔔 End of Season Doubles And Blanks 🔔

Double and Blank GWs are incoming!!  Check out our Strategy Guide in order to carefully navigate this period now that the re-arranged fixtures have been announced!  This period can make or break your season, so we’re here to provide some hints and tips to make this a successful period in your Draft League.

 

🚨 Draft Fantasy Power Rankings 🚨

Navigating GW34 to GW38 is a make or break time for Draft Fantasy Managers as we come up to the season finale… therefore we bring to you our brand new Special Feature: Power Rankings!!  We highlight our Top 15 differential players for each particular GW (under 35% ownership), give them a score out of fifteen, and produce a combined Power Ranking table that spans across these five GWs.

 

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