Updated: Nov 12, 2021
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GW10 Preview for OFPL Scoring Draft
This article is based on the OFPL Scoring System made famous by the Official Fantasy Premier League game. Bonus points and Kante Points (1 point for every two tackles or interceptions) are also included as per Draft Fantasy Football. Much of this insight will be applicable to OFPL Draft and Fantrax/Togga style too.
Nine gameweek’s in and the Mo Salah domination just won’t stop - what I would give to have him on my draft team. Luckily, there are other avenues to points if you know where to look. Let’s see if we can find some today!
The following teams have a good run of fixtures coming up and should be targeted for trades or free agent pick-ups.
Next Four Fixtures: West Ham (H), Southampton (A), Brighton (H), Palace (A)
After messing about with a five at the back system that just hasn’t really clicked for Dean Smith’s side, Villa switched to four at the back when Leon Bailey came on vs Arsenal and looked all the better for it. You have to think that going forward they’ll stick with this system going into these next four fixtures.
With that in mind, aside from the highly owned obvious pick of Danny Ings, my favourite pick from Villa is probably the aforementioned Bailey. Back to full fitness, he looks primed for his first start for Villa this weekend. Backed by great attacking numbers in limited minutes, he looks sure for returns in this period. Other attacking options that look good are Watkins, no matter the system I think Smith will try to fit him in, and McGinn who has always had the ability to get amongst the fantasy returns.
Next Four Fixtures: Everton (H), Palace (A), West Ham (H), Norwich (A)
The last time I wrote about Wolves it was at the start of their long run of decent fixtures before they’d scored a goal in the league. Things have changed since then and they now look like a secure if unspectacular outfit. This does make them reasonably reliable and, importantly, predictable.
Despite the goals seemingly all coming from Hwang my favourite pick is still Jimenez. Class is permanent and Jimenez oozes class. The partnership with Hwang only boosts his potential from a creative standpoint, and more goals are sure to follow. Speaking of Hwang, he may have been over performing so far but I’m still bullish on his chances going forward, being clinical is no bad thing! Defensively, Sa looks a save magnet which, for a team with decent clean sheet potential, is a great thing. I also like Semedo, Saiss and once fit Marcal for attacking potential.
One Week Pickups
Goalkeeper or defenders with a bad fixture? Attacker with a potential short-term injury? No worries, I’ve got a smattering of players that could serve as good one-week punts to fill a void.
Pope - Brentford at home this week could play into Burnley’s hands, Pope is always good for a save point or two even if they concede.
Foster - I’m not big on Watford’s defence whatsoever, but if you are in desperate need of a goalkeeper this week then Foster is probably free and has a decent fixture.
Saiss - Wolves play Everton at home this week who are absolutely ravaged by injuries. Saiss also has a decent record at attacking returns.
Llorente - Easily Leeds’ best defender - they look a much better unit when he’s in the side. Norwich away is an obvious fixture to target.
Tarkowski - Similar story to Pope, Brentford at home could looks to be a decent fixture for them and Tarkowski is a secure starter with a bit of attacking threat.
Bailey - Transforms Villa when he comes on. Bailey should finally get his start in the league this week and looks a real threat. West Ham travel to Villa Park and this looks like it could be a goal fest.
Fornals - Another player from the same fixture that looks filled with goals, Fornals is the least likely West Ham mid to be picked and still has decent attacking numbers.
Klich - Klich has been getting plenty of minutes whilst Bamford and Phillips have been out, and he looks set to keep his spot when Leeds are back to full fitness. A bit of a no brainer pick given the Norwich fixture.
Lacazette - After another good performance vs Villa. I would be very surprised if Lacazette dropped out the lineup this week, and although Leicester away isn’t the easiest, I wouldn’t snub the chance to pick up Arsenal’s starting striker.
King - Back from injury with a hattrick, do I need to say any more than that?
That concludes my picks to look out for in the free agent pool, as well as players to try to trade for. I hope you found this helpful, if so a follow over on Twitter would be much appreciated @SnakeDraftFPL
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