Draft Fantasy Chaps Choices – GW36

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.

GW34 to GW38 Strategy:

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.

But now lets get into this GWs content…

 

Draft Fantasy Alternative XI:

**35% ownership or below**

Draft Fantasy Football GW36 DFF

🦅 FWD: Christian Benteke 🦅

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Everton (Home)

Ownership:  24% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  2.6

Prospects:  Lets kick off this GW36 Draft Fantasy Chaps Choice with a player we never thought we’d feature again this season; Benteke.  The forgotten man of Premier League football has not lived up to the hype that he built during his remarkable 2012-13 season for Aston Villa.  But it would appear that Crystal Palace have turned to Benteke to see out the rest of the season as the striker to partner Zaha.  Benteke has already started to pay off the faith with an impressive performance in GW35 which brought about a goal and an assist.  With a Jekyll and Hyde Everton team coming up in GW36; we are backing Benteke for more success in front of goal!  The big striker was ranked as our 7th best low ownership player overall for GW36, based on our updated Draft Fantasy Power Rankings!

GW36 Points Scored:  2

 

⚫️ FWD: Salomon Rondon ⚪️

Team:  Newcastle

Opponent:  Brighton (Away)

Ownership:  32% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3.4

Prospects:  The Newcastle striker got back among the attacking returns in GW35 with an assist.  Despite Rondon’s recent dry attacking returns spell; he still boasts 9 goals and 6 assists which for a 3rd choice striker in any Draft Fantasy squad, is not to be dismissed.  So what of Rondon’s chances in GW36?  Well, opponents Brighton are in a big fight for  Premier League survival and are coming off the back of last minute heartbreak to Spurs.  Having conceded 11 goals in their last 5 GWs we are confident that Newcastle will score at Brighton and for Rondon to be in the middle of the attacking action!

GW36 Points Scored:  5

 

🔴 MID: Jordan Henderson 🔴

Team:  Liverpool

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  3% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3.8

Prospects: Its 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 3 GWs for Henderson which combined with the fact he has started 2 of the past 3 GWs means for us, Henderson is a genuine option for GW36.  Of course, this selection is a bold one.  Not only is Henderson a defensive midfielder; but could also be considered for the midweek Champions League semi final.  However, we think Milner is likely to get the nod for the Champions League leaving Henderson with a starting role for GW36 against relegated Huddersfield.  When it comes to attacking returns, as we’ve already mention, Henderson is in good offensive form; and he is a main set piece taker which promotes the opportunity for Henderson to pick up an attacking return!

GW36 Points Scored:  6

 

😇 MID: Nathan Redmond 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Bournemouth (Home)

Ownership:  15% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4.8 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  One of the standout performers during Southampton’s revival and push towards Premier League safety, Redmond is not only a guaranteed starter; but also looks a threat every time he has the ball.  With 4 assists and 5 goals to his name, Redmond is Southampton’s leading points scorer by an absolute country mile.  Adding to this, if your Draft Fantasy league applies monetary values to players; Redmond is likely to be a lower midrange midfielder and therefore the ideal low-budget 4th / 5th midfield choice.  With Redmond leading Southampton’s fight for every point available, we expect Bournemouth to be on the receiving end of a Nathan Redmond show this GW!  Redmond was ranked 3rd overall in our updated Power Rankings article for GW36 – he looks set to perform this weekend, and beyond.

GW36 Points Scored:  5

 

🏠 MID: Ryan Babel 🏠

Team:  Fulham

Opponent:  Cardiff (Home)

Ownership:  5% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  6 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Having joined Fulham in January, Babel has been impressive; picking up 4 assists and 4 goals.  With 2 goals and an assist in the last 3 GWs we are confident that Babel will add to his attacking returns tally with a home fixture against Cardiff.  Cardiff have not been in the greatest of form recently, with only 1 win in 5 GWs, their revival and late surge for Premiership safety has juddered to an abrupt halt.  Having conceded 8 goals in the last 5 GWs, defensively, Cardiff have struggled and we expect Babel to exploit their defensive frailties this GW.  The Dutchman was ranked in 1st place overall for GW36 in our Draft Fantasy Power Rankings article!!!  Snap up Babel if you can.

GW36 Points Scored:  9

 

🦊 MID: Youri Tielemans 🦊

Team:  Leicester

Opponent:  Arsenal (Home)

Ownership:  17% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4.8 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  This chap hasn’t left our DFF chaps choices for weeks because his form has been absolutely red hot.  With Tielemans still pulling the strings for Leicester he has picked up 5 assists and 2 goals in the last 8 GWs and whilst all Leicester fans will be desperate to snap the sublime midfielder up on a permanent deal; bigger clubs like GW36 opponents Arsenal will be keeping a close eye on Tielemans movements.  GW36 could in fact be a career defining one for Tielemans as Arsenal will be losing Ramsey at the end of the season will be looking to strengthen in the summer; more attacking returns this GW could put Tielemans at the top of the Arsenal summer shopping list.

GW36 Points Scored:  9

 

⚪️ DEF: Kyle Walker-Peters ⚪️

Team:  Spurs

Opponent:  West Ham (Home)

Ownership:  1% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  1.2

Prospects:  With Aurier out of GW36 with an injury, and the big Champions League semi final coming up during the week; it looks pretty certain that Trippier will be rested.  This opens the door to the young right back, Walker-Peters.  Having had very limited game time, when Walker-Peters has played (he’s only started in 3 GWs) performances have been exceptional, returning; 2 clean sheets and 3 assists.  We’d fully expect Spurs to keep another clean sheet this GW against a West Ham side that are injury ridden, and look to already be on their holidays.

GW36 Points Scored:  0

 

🔴 DEF: Joe Gomez 🔴

Team:  Liverpool

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  31% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  0

Prospects:  Another pick that could go either extremely well or very badly; so why have we picked Gomez?  With a big Champions League Semi Final coming up, we expect Liverpool to rest a couple of players; and as such we believe Gomez will be one of the main beneficiaries.  If Gomez plays, the clean sheet is almost guaranteed; as Huddersfield have only scored a woeful 20 goals this season.  If you haven’t got the nerve to back Gomez there is a potentially safer option in Matip (20% DFF).

GW36 Points Scored:  1

 

🦅 DEF: Aaron Wan-Bissaka 🦅

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Everton (Home)

Ownership:  29% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs: 3

Prospects:  We did have Newcastle man Lascelles in here, but he’s been ruled out with an injury, and we’re not too keen on a Toon defence without their captain.  Therefore, we’re going with one of the stars of the season, Palace right-back Wan-Bissaka.  The youngster has been a revelation this season, and is somehow still below 35% ownership.  Palace have a great fixture list to end the season, and despite injuries to defensive pair Sakho and Tomkins, they should still perform fairly well.  Everton at home in GW36 – they put 4 past United in GW35, but they are inconsistent, so a Palace cleanie, or AWB attacking returns, could be on the cards.  Everton do have injury concerns with Richarlison and Walcott being doubtful.

GW36 Points Scored:  9

 

🏠 DEF: Joe Bryan 🏠

Team:  Fulham

Opponent:  Cardiff (Home)

Ownership:  5% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  2.6

Prospects:  All aboard the Fulham train chaps as the relegated side enjoy a mini-revival and appear to be leaving the Premier League with a bang!  With two consecutive wins and clean sheets, Bryan has been in the middle of the revival.  The Fulham defender has not missed a GW since GW16 and Bryan has been involved in all 4 of Fulhams clean sheets this season.  Opponents Cardiff had a mini-revival themselves, but this appears to be over having only won 1 GW in the last 5.  Goals are hardly a threat, leading goalscorer Camarasa only has 5 goals to his name!  The Fulham is a new addition to our recently updated Draft Fantasy Power Rankings article; he featured in our Top 15 players for GW36 and GW38!

GW36 Points Scored:  6

 

😇 GK: Angus Gunn 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Bournemouth (Home)

Ownership:  5% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  2.6

Prospects:  If we are completely honest, there isn’t a lot of choice when it comes to goalkeepers for GW36.  All the big guns will be taken in your Draft Fantasy league, and it is unlikely that the likes of Schmeichel, Patricio, and Dubravka are also taken, so we’d recommend sticking with the chap that has seen us through the last few GWs; Gunn.  With Bournemouth up in GW36, we think Gunn has the best chance of a clean sheet given Bournemouth couldn’t score against Fulham and look to be on holiday.

GW36 Points Scored:  1

 

Seven of these players are free agents in our eight man league!

 

GW36 Team Points:  53

GW36 Team Average Score:  4.8 points per player

GW36 Average Ownership:  15%

 

📢 More Chaps Choices 📢

Check out our GW36 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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🚨 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.

 

🔥 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!

 

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