Draft Fantasy Chaps Choices – GW38

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.

 

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.

 

Draft Fantasy Alternative XI:

**35% ownership or below**

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🔴 FWD: Divock Origi 🔴

Team:  Liverpool

Opponent:  Wolves (Home)

Ownership:  2% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  1

Prospects:  Wow!! Tuesday night chaps.  Whilst Origi’s form in the Premier League is nothing to suggest he warrants a call up; his brace of goals on Tuesday night in the shock 4-0 victory over Barcelona should give Draft Fantasy manager an easy decision to make this week.  With Firmino and Salah both doubtful for this crucial GW we fully expect Origi to start and look to lead the line for the free scoring Liverpool.

GW38 Points Scored:  2

 

🦅 FWD: Michy Batshuayi 🦅

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Bournemouth (Home)

Ownership:  23% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  1.6

Prospects:  We did have Calvert-Lewin in this spot ahead of the season finale, but he’s now been ruled out with injury.  Therefore, Crystal Palace man Batshuayi gets the nod after his goal in GW37.  The Belgian international is a quality player, but Hodgson has used him sparingly in recent weeks as he will be returning to Chelsea after his loan spell ends.  With Benteke still struggling with injury, it looks as though Batshuayi will start once again, as Crystal Palace host Bournemouth in what should be an entertaining game.  Llorente (12% DFF) is also a good option here, as he looks set to start for Tottenham against Everton, as Son is suspended, and Kane continues to sit out through injury.

GW38 Points Scored:  13

 

😇 MID: Nathan Redmond 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  15% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Redmond has been on fire in the second half of the season and has been a key player in helping turn the Saints fortunes around.  Redmonds total Draft Fantasy points haul of 127, the highest Southampton points scorer by some margin, goes to show just how crucial Redmond has been to Premiership survival.  GW38 see’s the visit of Premier League basement boys Huddersfield, who have shipped a whopping 75 goals this season; including 16 in the last 5 GWs.  We fully expect a Saints victory, plenty of goals and for Redmond to be at the centre of the action!

GW38 Points Scored:  10

 

🐝 MID: Will Hughes 🐝

Team:  Watford

Opponent:  West Ham (Home)

Ownership:  3% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  2

Prospects: With an FA cup final just around the corner and nothing to play for this GW in the Premier League, we Chaps expect a little bit of rotation in the Watford lineup which will benefit our pick; Hughes. In what is essentially a dead rubber for both teams, we expect this GW fixture to be quite open and deliver plenty of goals as neither Watford nor West Ham have been particularly water tight in defence all season.  Hughes is likely to get the nod ahead of established first team players as a bit of a fringe player; yet don’t be put off by Hughes chaps; when called upon he has been effective.  His 2 goals and 4 assists look modest, but they have come from limited game-time.  Rotation and a dead rubber GW are a lethal combination chaps; we’re backing Hughes as a wildcard option to prosper.

GW38 Points Scored:  2

 

🏠 MID: Ryan Babel 🏠

Team:  Fulham

Opponent:  Newcastle (Home)

Ownership:  4% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Points Per Game:  6 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Babel’s amazing form continues, and he’s now averaging 6 points per game over the last 5 GWs!!!  Not only is Babel’s form incredible, so are his ownership statistics,  4% ownership on Draft Fantasy Football; crazy.  With this weekend more than likely to be Babel’s last outing for Fulham we expect the dutch international to be in stellar form as he goes in search of another contract.  In fact, GW38 opponents Newcastle, are the sort of club that could be tempted by Babel’s services next season; so don’t be surprised to see an outstanding individual performance this weekend.  With only 1 clean sheet in their last 9 GWs, form would suggest that Newcastle will concede.  Couple this with Fulham’s upturn in performances and form under Scott Parker and we’d expect both Fulham and Babel to finish off the season with goals goals goals.

GW38 Points Scored:  1

 

🏆 MID: Ilkay Gündoğan 🏆

Team:  Manchester City

Opponent:  Brighton (Away)

Ownership:  22% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3.2

Prospects:  Gundogan is an good GW38 option for any manager looking to get onto the Manchester City midfield.  With De Bruyne out injured, Gundogan is likely to continue in the role he has occupied for the past 5 GWs. In return Gundogan has contributed an assist, taking his season tally to 5 goals and 3 assists; not bad for a deep lying playmaker.  GW38 opponents Brighton are practically walkovers, as they cannot be relegated and have also been poor all season.  Brighton’s main tactic is to defend with everyone behind the ball; and we chaps have a bad feeling about this style against Manchester City.  As City need to win to be sure of securing the Premier League, we expect Brighton to invite trouble.  City will score, and then the floodgates will open.  Gundogan gives any Draft Fantasy manager a chance of getting in on this action.

GW38 Points Scored:  9

 

🔵 DEF: Sean Morrison 🔵

Team:  Cardiff

Opponent:  Manchester United (Away)

Ownership:  4% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  3.4

Prospects:  Have we lost our minds: a Cardiff defender, away to Manchester United?  No chaps, it isn’t 1999 anymore.  Manchester United have been in seriously poor form of late; in the past 9 GWs United have kept no clean sheets, scored only 7 goals, and taken only 8 points from a possible 27.  They cannot qualify for the Champions League and their players are either already on holiday or already aware that their days are numbered at what was once the most powerful club in the world.  So what of Morrison?  The Cardiff defender has 8 clean sheets to his name this season, admittedly, only 1 of those has come in the last 4 GWs; but the fact remains, Cardiff have kept 8 and are capable of keeping more.  Morrison is also not the worst in the final third, with 1 goal and 4 assists this season.  With this being their last game in the Premier League, and with manager Neil Warnock desperate for Cardiff to go out on a high, do not write off an upset.

GW38 Points Scored:  5

 

😇 DEF: Ryan Bertrand 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  26% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  1

Prospects:  Both Saints and Bertrand have been poor in terms of defence recently, so the sight of the Premier Leagues worst goal scorers Huddersfield (21 goals this season) will be a welcome relief.  In all honesty chaps, we cannot see Huddersfield scoring a goal.  Fair enough, they have scored 3 in their last 5 GWs; which for Huddersfield is a goal scoring spree.  But reality check chaps, 3 goals in 5 GWs and 21 in 37 GWs.  All aboard the Bertrand cleanie.

GW38 Points Scored:  2

 

🍬 DEF: Seamus Coleman 🍬

Team:  Everton

Opponent:  Spurs (Away)

Ownership:  34% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  6.2 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  In most normal circumstances we wouldn’t be backing Coleman for a clean sheet against Spurs, particularly given the fact they scored 3 goals away from home in Ajax on Wednesday evening.  However, with Spurs almost guaranteed certain to qualify for next years Champions League, and with a Champions League final to prepare for, we expect the major Spurs stars to be rested for this one.  The likes of Llorente et al shouldn’t be a threat for our man Coleman or his Everton teammates who are coming off the back of 3 consecutive clean sheets, and a whopping 8 clean sheets in their last 10 GWs.  Coleman and Everton are well worth a clean sheet punt this GW chaps!  Zouma (10% DFF) is a great alternative here if Coleman is already taken!

GW38 Points Scored:  0

 

🏆 DEF: Vincent Kompany 🏆

Team:  Manchester City

Opponent:  Brighton (Away)

Ownership:  18% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  4.8 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Kompany is so hot right now!!  He’s absolutely blasted his way into our hot form ranking and at the same time helped his side to maintain their final push for Premier League glory.  Kompany has been involved in hardly any of Manchester City’s games this season, but he has now started in 4 of the last 5 GWs; keeping clean sheets in the last 3 and scoring an absolute worldie in GW37.  With Kompany’s ownership statistics so low chaps, you must sign this legend up as opponents Brighton offer almost no goal threat.  Brighton have the joint 3rd worst goal scoring record this season, having found the net only 34 times.  We cannot see Manchester City slipping up, let alone concede a goal.  This is the easiest cleanie sheet to call for GW38.

GW38 Points Scored:  2

 

🔫 GK: Petr Cech 🔫

Team:  Arsenal

Opponent:  Burnley (Away)

Ownership:  31% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Average Score Last 5 GWs:  0

Prospects:  Typically we would have Gunn in the side, his potential separates him from the rest this GW as opponents Huddersfield are the Premier Leagues worst goal scorers this season, with 21 goals in 37 GWs.  However we are big old softies and love a good fairytale ending.  So this week we are backing Arsenal and former Chelsea legend Cech to start in his final professional game.  Facing off against Burnley who’ve struggled this season, we like the idea of a fairytale ending for Cech, not only will he start but he’ll keep a clean sheet; a clean sheet that will be Arsenal’s first in 4 GWs.

GW38 Points Scored:  0

 

GW38 Team Points:  46

GW38 Team Average Score:  4.2 points per player

GW38 Average Ownership: 16%

 

📢 More Chaps Choices 📢

Check out our GW38 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: 38 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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