Updated: Nov 12
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GW11 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.
After a rather steady Gameweek 10 has come and gone, it's time to look forward to Gameweek 11 and see if we can find any good picks for the coming fixtures.
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: Wolves (H), Burnley (A), Aston Villa (H), Leeds (A)
After a great result against City, Palace finally come into a nice run of fixtures. They look like a stable and exciting outfit under Vieira, and have some exciting fantasy options to choose from all over the pitch.
Starting up front, Edouard looks the pick of the bunch with guaranteed minutes and an eye for goal, but I also wouldn’t rule out Benteke becoming a solid option. His form has begun to trend in the right direction. In midfield the obvious picks are Zaha and Gallagher who are streets ahead of the rest of the side, but I would also watch out for the emerging Olise as well as Eze who is returning from injury. In defence, Guehi looks very talented and alongside him Andersen is also an assured defender. I prefer these two over the fullbacks who don’t get forward too often. Guaita in goal is a good source of save points and a great option as a mid tier keeper.
Next Four Fixtures: Brentford (A), Southampton (H), Wolves (H), Newcastle (A)
With two points and a goal difference of -22 from their opening ten games, its very difficult to see a way back for Norwich. They have been vastly outclassed in almost all of their games so far, and are really struggling on their return to the Premier League. If anything is going to change, it needs to happen soon - and their next four fixtures certainly provide the opportunity to do so.
I won’t pretend that Norwich are brimming with great fantasy picks, however there are a few players that with a bit of luck could go on a good run. Up front, the man in desperate need of a goal is Teemu Pukki; what he would do for a glut of goals that he got at the start of their previous PL campaign. In midfield I've been reasonably impressed with Rashica, who takes a fair amount of set pieces and may be one of the few players in this side who can provide some attacking spark. Another option is Sargent who seems to have settled into a regular starting role now. With forwards thin on the ground in large FPL Draft leagues, he at least is a good bench option. The defence I’m afraid is a complete stay away. They seem far more likely to return less than the standard two points than they do a clean sheet, and there are far better options elsewhere.
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.
Sanchez - Good defensive side with Newcastle at home this week, as well as a good fixture run.
Fernandez - Raya out long term, Fernandez nailed with Norwich at home this week.
Tavares - “We need him back, and I don’t know when that will be” was the quote on Kieran Tierney’s fitness, and knowing his record it could be a while. Watford at home this week is an ideal fixture for Tavares.
Guehi - Palace look like a very secure outfit this year, they look competitive in every game and Wolves at home could be low scoring. Guehi is the most attacking option from their backline.
Lamptey - Came off the bench in the last two after long term injury, should get back into the lineup soon and is a very exciting defender for a good side.
Trossard - Whether he plays false nine, number 10 or wide, Trossard is very dangerous with a great fixture in Newcastle at home this week.
Oxlade-Chamberlain - An injury crisis in midfield at Liverpool should see Ox start at least one or two in midfield for Liverpool.
Janelt - After a poor performance vs Burnley, Brentford should bring back in Janelt and Mbeumo for the next fixture of Norwich at home, both good attacking options.
Daka - With Iheanacho coming off at half time vs Arsenal and Daka once again looking good off the bench I could see a starting role for him in the near future, if it’s this week then Leeds away is a great week for it.
Adams - Finally starting to hit a bit of form for Saints, leaky Villa looks like a fruitful fixture for Che Adams.
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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