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 32 Ghost Point Hunters article is here to help!
This Gameweek 32 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 32 Ghost Point Hunters
This is our third time looking for fantasmas and we're focusing solely on defenders this week. And we really don't need to look beyond the waiver wire for these three lads, who you should be able to stream the rest of the season: Seamus Coleman, Kyle Bartley, and Nat Phillips. Defender ghost points are crucial. You can't just depend on Clean Sheets, you need some other sources of points for insurance. These chaps showed this past GW that they can deliver these points and they should be cheap waiver wire pickups!
Ghost Points Per 90: 7.4
Prospects: Carlo's right wingback in this new system, great ROS value off the wire if he keeps his place & form.
Verdict: PICK HIM UP!
A Fantrax veteran, someone I've personally picked up and dropped countless times over the years, Seamus Coleman may be at the beginning of a ghost point purple patch. The ghoulish Irishman dropped over 15 ghost points this past GW (21.25 - 6 Clean Sheet points). Here is how he crossed over to the netherworld: 3 Key Passes; 2 Accurate Crosses; 3 Interceptions; 1 Clearance; and 4 Successful Dribbles (the Celtic Adama Traore?). The guy was prolific, bombing down the wing at every opportunity. This comes on the back of dropping roughly the same amount of scary scores the previous GW (to go with a cheeky assist). Two 20+ point tallies on the trot, let's hope it continues. Coleman should still be on most of your wires and he is a great option on a free transfer.
Team: West Bromwich Albion
Ghost Points Per 90: 8.5
Prospects: Bartley is a stalwart in the back line of a resurgent West Brom but when do they realize that they're doomed for relegation?
Verdict: Waiver wire pickup.
West Brom, my word, where did you come from? Big Sam has reinvigorated his Baggies and the Fantasy EPL scores have followed. Defender Kyle Bartley has the Fantrax receipts to prove it - a mouthwatering 23 points (17 of the ghost persuasion) in GW31. These ghost points came from 2 Key Passes, 1 Interception, 8 Clearances, and 8 Aerials. Bartley is no one hit wonder, he has haunted opposition fantasy managers a few times this season, posting a respectable 8.5 ghost point average as per the Ghost Point Tracker. At this stage of the season, you have to ride these waves, so let's go with West Brom until proven otherwise. Tough fixture list ROS and we'll see how they perform when getting out of the relegation zone is mathematically impossible. But with his ghosting ability and the Baggies' red hot form, the West Brom defender is definitely worth a punt off the wire.
Ghost Points Per 90: 10.3
Prospects: Klopp has settled on the Phillips/Kabak pairing and he should be nailed on ROS with decent fixtures.
Verdict: Should be on many of your waiver wires; if not, try & trade a MID5/FWD3 before the secret is really out.
Highlighted in the Fantasy Football Chaps' GW 31 Sleepers article, Nat Phillips must be rewarded for his newfound ghost point scoring ability with a shout out this week. Again, refusing to deem him the "Bolton Baresi" - seriously, where do you lot come up with this stuff? - but his nearly 20 ghost point haul this past GW cannot be ignored. The Liverpool Defender got a large chunk of his point tally from, you guessed it, Aerials, winning 10 of them against Aston Villa. But he did also get some Key Passes, Clearances, and Tackles Won, showing some versatility. The Scousers have a good schedule ROS and while Phillips likely won't be able to replicate these Kurt Zouma-like aerial numbers every week, he is excellent value for the run-in.
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