Updated: May 13
We ain’t afraid of no ghosts. In fact, we seek them – ghost points, that is. Ghost points are fantasy points that do not come from attacking returns or clean sheets. These can come in the form of key passes, successful dribbles, interceptions, accurate crosses, and aerials, among others. Identifying these points is essential for your Fantasy EPL prospects, and our Gameweek 31 Ghost Point Hunters article is here to help!
This Gameweek 31 Ghost Point Hunters article is based on the Fantrax Scoring System.
Check out our Ghost Point Tracker page for the full list of Fantasy EPL players and their respective Ghost Point capabilities!
Gameweek 31 Ghost Point Hunters
Part deux for the Ghost Point Hunters. In this edition, we will focus on ghost points sneakily accrued during this past GW. These spirits will be lower profile and some may even be on your waiver wire; they could be worth picking up this week. Let's see if they continue to haunt or if this was just a temporary scare.
Rostered: 26% (really?)
Ghost Points Per 90: 10.2
Prospects: While he has been rotated, he should get a good amount of games and can prove a differential.
Verdict: If you're in one of the 3/4 of leagues with him on the wire, swoop. If not, try to trade a MID5/streamer.
A favorite of our very own FFChaps, Tete comes in at #15 in our current Ghost Point tracker. And there was no denying Tete's ghosting this past gameweek. While he and his Fulham teammates let in three late goals (-6 pts right there) to Aston Villa, Kenny still somehow dropped over a dozen points without an attacking return. Impressive stuff from the fullback. His points came from a variety of sources: 3 Key Passes, 3 Accurate Crosses Not Corners,1 Shot on Target, 3 Aerials, 3 Tackles Won, 5 Clearances. Fulham has some difficult fixtures ROS (with a few favorable ones including Burnley & Newcastle) but they will be fighting for their lives and Tete, given this ability to score well even whilst conceding multiple goals, should prove a valuable asset for the run-in.
Team: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Rostered: 18% (rightly so)
Ghost Points Per 90: 5.5
Prospects: He has been nailed on, preferred to Silva; might sit occasionally but should be a FWD3/4 ROS.
Verdict: Willy J is likely on your wire given his meh performances. If you're in need of FWD depth, pick him up.
I never thought I'd be highlighting this next player, Willian Jose, or anyone with Willian in their name, really. There were somewhat high hopes and certainly big boots to fill for the loanee tipped to replace Raul Jimenez at Wolves. While he has shown flashes, he has been largely underwhelming and has yet to see the back of the net after over ten games leading the line. But Willian Jose broke out the ghosties this past gameweek, delivering nearly double digit points in the form of 3 Key Passes, 1 Shot on Target, and 2 Successful Dribbles. It was a relatively open game v West Ham and I want to see how Willy J cracks on from here (only averaging 5.5 ghost pts). But with Wolves' primo schedule ROS, I think he's worth a punt off the wire. He has to pair these ghosts with goals or assists at some point, right? Right?
Team: West Bromwich Albion
Rostered: 9% (all Fantasy EPL hipsters)
Ghost Points Per 90: 7.9
Prospects: Yokuslu should be a set and forget MID4/5 ROS.
Verdict: Pick him up off the wire for some midfield stability.
Our own Tottiandor shouted him out this week but yours truly also had an eye on Okay Yokuslu (what a name). While I refuse to use the "Turkish Kante" moniker, there is some merit to highlighting this Anatolian midfield warrior. He posted a tasty 11.5 ghost point tally this past GW v Chelsea. Yokuslu is a holding mid so no surprise that these were largely defensive points (4 Tackles Won, 4 Interceptions, 2 Clearances, 2 Aerials) but also with a Key Pass and 2 Successful Dribbles (likely given the man advantage for West Brom after the Chelsea red card). Yokuslu has passed the eye test and has posted an average of roughly 7.7 pts per game (all ghosts) over his last 6 starts - not too shabby for someone on the waiver wire. He will have a low ceiling and is unlikely to deliver any attacking returns but his consistently high floor provides MID4/5 value.
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