Draft Fantasy Chaps Choices – GW35

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.


Double GW35!

Hopefully you Chaps have been following our End of Season Doubles and Blanks Strategy Guide, and already know that GW35 is a massive Double GW, Chaps!!  Eight sides have two games, and therefore we’ll obviously be focusing on these sides!  Arsenal, Man City, Man Utd, and Tottenham feature from the Top 6, alongside Brighton, Southampton, Watford, and WolvesBournemouth and Newcastle also offer decent potential from the mid-table sides with just a single game.

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: Danny Ings 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Newcastle (Away) and Watford (Away)

Ownership:  20% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  1.8

Prospects:  This Double GW legend has just returned from another injury layoff and has already picked up an attacking return in only his second game back!  Ings now has a season tally of 7 goals and 2 assists, making him possibly the best low budget striker in Draft Fantasy Football; a must have for your 3rd choice striking option.  GW35 see’s Ings go up against two of the easier fixtures in the double round; with Newcastle first followed by Watford.  Newcastle have conceded 10 in their last 6 GWs whilst Watford have been equally as poor at the back; shipping 13 goals in 6 GWs.  There will be opportunities for goals this GW, and we expect Ings to be right in the middle of them!  Rondon (28% DFF) featured in our Draft Fantasy Power Rankings – he looks to be the best option for single GW players as Newcastle face Southampton.

GW35 Points Scored:  2


🐝 FWD: Andre Gray 🐝

Team:  Watford

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Away) and Southampton (Home)

Ownership:  22% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3.8

Prospects:  With talisman and club leading goalscorer Deeney suspended until GW37 following his red card against Arsenal, we expect Gray to be given his chance to lead the line for The Hornets.  Two excellent opportunities for Gray await, with Huddersfield who’ve conceded 17 in their last 6 GWs and Southampton who whilst have been picking up better results have still been conceding goals; 8 in their last 6 GWs.  If you’re looking for an attacking differential this weekend chaps, look no further than Gray who is likely to be available in your Draft Fantasy league and be an almost guaranteed shoe-in for the double GW!

GW35 Points Scored:  11


🐝 MID: Abdoulaye Doucoure 🐝

Team:  Watford

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Away) and Southampton (Home)

Ownership:  27% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4.3

Prospects: We Chaps are really big fans of Doucoure; in fact he is quite the legend in our Draft Fantasy Football league (which we run offline btw)  having been in two championship winning squads and two Sacko squads (if you find yourself asking “what’s sacko?”  You’d better read this Chap).  Anyway, Doucoure has been in sublime form again this season, with 5 goals (2 in the last 3GWs btw) and 6 assists to his name; Doucoure is a nailed on starter for the double GW against Huddersfield and Southampton.  We won’t bore you again with how bad Huddersfields defence is, or how shaky Southamptons can be; but instead point out a couple of alternate midfield options that might take your fancy if Doucoure isn’t available.  Deulofeu (21% DFF) is our standout pick with 7 goals and 5 assists but he might be injured.  So take a look at Hughes (3% DFF) who has 2 goals and 4 assists this season and would be the direct replacement for Deulofeu is he isn’t fit.

GW35 Points Scored:  6


😇 MID: James Ward-Prowse 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Newcastle (Away) and Watford (Away)

Ownership:  11% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3.3

Prospects:  An absolute mainstay in the last 14 GWs having been ever present; Ward-Prowse has been in excellent form of late, leading the revival down on the south coast.  Ward-Prowse has great potential this weekend, as we already stated in our write-up about Ings, both Newcastle and Watford have pretty leaky defences at times.  Ward-Prowse is likely to be on set piece duty, which gives him a better opportunity at picking up attacking returns that his colleagues.  With 6 goals to his name this season, expect to see Ward-Prowse add to this over the double GW35!  We ranked JWP 2nd in our Power Rankings article for GW35, and 1st overall between GW34 and GW38!!

GW35 Points Scored:  3


🐺 MID: Diogo Jota 🐺

Team:  Wolves

Opponent:  Brighton (Home) and Arsenal (Home)

Ownership:  33% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  One of this season Draft Fantasy legends and one of the most in-form Draft Fantasy Football players that is likely to still be available in your league.  Despite being categorised as a midfielder, Jota has spent much of the later half of the season partnering Jimenez up front; giving Jota a much greater opportunity of picking up attacking returns.  Whilst GW35 opponents Arsenal might be a challenge for picking up an attacking return, Jota’s other opponents Brighton look to be a much easier opportunity.  Brighton have conceded 12 in their last 6 GWs and with a tough run in, look like they are starting to wobble.  We ranked Jota in 3rd place for GW35 in our recent Draft Fantasy Power Rankings article.

GW35 Points Scored:  11


🦊 MID: Youri Tielemans 🦊

Team:  Leicester

Opponent:  West Ham (Away)

Ownership:  17% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  5.2 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  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!  GW35  looks to be a promising GW for Tielemans as he does battle with West Ham; who have conceded 11 goals in the last 5 GWs.   We fully expect Leicester to score and for Tielemans to be at the centre of the action having had a quiet GW34.  If he is free, you MUST sign up Tielemans.  Due to this incredible form, we ranked Tielemans very highly for GW35 during our Power Rankings!  Look towards Bournemouth boy Brooks (21% DFF) if you’re after the best of the low ownership single GW players – he faces Fulham at home!

GW35 Points Scored:  5


🐝 DEF: Craig Cathcart 🐝

Team:  Watford

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Away) and Southampton (Home)

Ownership:  12% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  1.3

Prospects:  A solid pick for GW35 with two opportunities for returns.  Cathcart has been  an absolute mainstay for Watford this season, starting 31 GWs; missing only 2 GWs and playing only 8 minutes in another GW.  We are confident the Cathcart will start, so what of his chances at picking up a cleanie?  Well we don’t think much to the fixture against Southampton as the Saints are fighting hard for their survival and are in good form.  However the fixture against already relegated Huddersfield is the most certain clean sheet available in the Premier League.  Huddersfield have scored only 19 goals all season and only 4 goals in the last 6 GWs.  Clean sheet for Cathcart cannot be more guaranteed than Huddersfield.

GW35 Points Scored:  3


🐺 DEF: Wily Boly 🐺

Team:  Wolves

Opponent:  Brighton (Home) and Arsenal (Home)

Ownership:  27% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  2.5

Prospects:  One of the standout performers for Wolves this season, Boly has lead from the heart of the defence week in, week out; missing only 2 GWs when suspended.  We are not going to focus on the GW35 fixture against Arsenal, but we do believe Boly has an excellent opportunity at a clean sheet this weekend against Brighton.  Brighton are on a poor run which has seen them slip into a little bit of danger, but more worryingly is that the goals seem to have dried up with only 4 goals in their last 6 GWs.  With creative midfielder Knockaert out suspended, much will rest on the shoulders of Murray who has only scored 1 goal in the last 8 GWs!  We ranked Boly in 7th place for our GW35 Draft Fantasy Power Rankings – his prospects look very good!

GW35 Points Scored:  8


🔫 DEF: Shkodran Mustafi 🔫

Team:  Arsenal

Opponent:  Crystal Palace (Home) and Wolves (Away)

Ownership:  35% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs: 3.3

Prospects:  Mustafi has only missed 2 games in the last 10 GWs and has become one of the most critical players as Arsenal make their move to consolidate a top 4 spot.  With 6 clean sheets to his name this season, Mustafi will be looking to make that 7 against Crystal Palace and 8 against Wolves.  Both fixtures are tricky, and as easily as it could be 0 clean sheets from the 2 fixtures; Mustafi could well walk away with 2 cleanses for this GW35 round.  What makes this one tricky is that Crystal Palace have scored 8 goals in 6 GWs but have turned back to striker Benteke; who if he gets another start isn’t going to score.  Wolves have been consistent goal scorers all season but are coming off a long, long season and now have nothing to fight for; so you could expect a lacklustre “we’re already on holiday” performance.  Tricky to call, but we expect Arsenal and Mustafi to pick up 1 cleanie over the weekend as they fight to consolidate a top 4 spot!

GW35 Points Scored:  0


😇 DEF: Ryan Bertrand 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Newcastle (Away) and Watford (Away)

Ownership:  26% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  2.3

Prospects:  Its been a quiet season for Bertrand who has not quite hit the standards we come to expect from the attacking wing back.  This term, Bertrand has only contributed one goal, coming all the way back in GW3.  So all hopes will be on defence returns this GW as Bertrand will have two golden opportunities.  First up is Newcastle who provide the better opportunity for the clean sheet; as they are far less formidable in front of goal, scoring only 6 goals in their last 6 GWs.  Bertrand’s second opponents in GW35, Watford have been pretty impressive of late in front of goal, scoring 8 in their last 6 GWs.  But they will be without talisman and leading goalscorer Deeney who has 9 goals this season.

GW35 Points Scored:  3


😇 GK: Angus Gunn 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Newcastle (Away) and Watford (Away)

Ownership:  5% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3

Prospects:  Purely on form Gunn is the best low budget goalkeeper that is likely to be available in your Draft Fantasy League.  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 without Deeney, and Newcastle have little fire power up front.  Who fancies a double clean sheet this GW chaps?

GW35 Points Scored:  4


GW35 Team Points:  56

GW35 Team Average Score:  5.1 points per player

GW35 Average Ownership:  21%


📢 More Chaps Choices 📢

Check out our GW35 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: 36 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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