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GW6 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.
With five gameweeks in the books it seems like things are starting to settle down a bit, the teams we can rely on to score us points are emerging, and the teams to avoid also appear to be making themselves known. With this information at hand let’s see if we can use it to our advantage to find some good picks.
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: Watford (A), Wolves (A), Tottenham (H), Crystal Palace (A)
Newcastle look to be comfortably in the bottom two defences this season along with Norwich. I would not go near any of their defenders if you paid me, and this begrudgingly includes Matt Ritchie. Despite the fact that Ritchie is creating chances at a serious rate, I just can’t see any game where they don’t concede, and more often than not, more than one. The Newcastle attack on the other hand is a different story, as there are multiple players with good attacking potential.
Allan Saint-Maximin is a real talent and he should be very high up most managers’ wish list, although he will be taken in all but the smallest leagues. I like Wilson slightly less for Draft PL due to his injury troubles, but he is still a good option. Two players who may be available that are definitely worth considering are Joe Willock and Miguel Almiron. Willock has a knack for turning up at the right time in the box, and Almiron has the backing of the manager and is producing half decent attacking numbers, despite never really performing consistently in the Premier League so far. The good fixtures coming up could be what he needs to start getting some attacking returns.
Next Four Fixtures: Norwich (H), Man United (A), West Ham (H) Watford (H)
Any run of fixtures that start Norwich (H) should be targeted, although I will say I think that the fixtures following this one are better than they appear at first glance. Both Manchester United and West Ham United have been been leaky so far despite good results, and Watford look rather poor. Rafa seems to be doing a good job at solidifying Everton (last week aside) and has a clear plan on how they should attack.
With Calvert-Lewin sidelined it looks like Rondon could be the starting forward for the tasty Norwich fixture, and, despite whatever people think of him, he knows Rafa and he’s calm in front of goal. I’d be surprised if at he was picked in many leagues, so he could be worth a punt even just for this week. Gray and Townsend have taken most of the headlines and rightly so, but my favourite midfielder in this team is Doucoure. He possesses great timing when bursting into the box, and can gain further attacking points from this. If he’s a free agent he's a must pick up for this week. At the back I like the Godfrey pick as an alternative to the highly owned Digne and Keane. Everton are quite well organised and should pick up their fare share of clean sheets in this decent run.
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.
McCarthy - Home to Wolves looks a good shout for a clean sheet with the way they have been finishing, and McCarthy could be ripe for save points in this too.
Begovic - While Pickford looks to miss out again, Begovic at home to Norwich is a fantastic pick up.
Godfrey - Should start vs Norwich in what looks like the most one-sided fixture of the week.
Mitchell - Palace often do well vs Brighton and Mitchell looks nailed on at full back.
Livramento - As I said above, Wolves at home looks a decent fixture and Livramento bombs up the right hand side to join in the attack.
Willock - Again I’m picking Willock this week as Newcastle have a good fixture and I still think he’s undervalued in their midfield.
Iwobi - It looks like both Digne and Coleman could miss out this week meaning Iwobi should get a start at one of the wingback roles, which could be very lucrative vs Norwich.
McNeil - Leicester haven’t been great so far this season and McNeil's creative numbers have been impressive, this could be the week he delivers his first attacking return.
Dennis - Newcastle are awful at the back and Dennis could get some real joy this week.
Rondon - Hate to say it bout he looks a good pick at home to Norwich this week with Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison out.
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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