Updated: Oct 26, 2021
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 5 Ghost Point Hunters article is here to help!
This 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 5 Ghost Point Hunters
The season is starting to hit its stride - trends are crystalizing and new ghosts are appearing in grandma's attic. This week, we intersperse some new faces with some old stalwarts: Takehiro Tomiyasu,
And the Dr. Peter Venkman Award goes to...SUI himself, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rostered: 24% (c'mon lads)
Ghost Points Per 90: 15.5
Prospects: Started in his debut, subbed off early due to lack of fitness as he had only trained once with the team prior to match v Norwich. Should be nailed on RB with some tasty fixtures forthcoming.
Verdict: Pick him up off the waiver wire!
Every ounce of my being is yearning to write about how Nicolas Pepe ranked first in ghost points this week, dropping an absurd 23 scary scores - something Firmino can only dream about when he's not shooting the ball into the atmosphere. But I will refrain. Instead, I'll call out Pepe's new teammate, Takehiro Tomiyasu. Never accuse yours truly of playing favorites. Tomi, a summer transfer from Bologna in Serie A, made his first cameo just days after joining the club, which says a lot about how highly Arteta rates him as well as the current state of the RB position (Bellerin left his mark). He didn't miss a beat, putting in a very solid defensive performance and was also unlucky not to score from a tasty volley in the first half. Tomi will mop up defensively on the right and make overlapping runs when he cans while Tierney continuously bombs forward on the left.
Fantasy-wise, Tomi was a monster, racking up 16.5 points, 10.5 of the ghost persuasion. These largely stemmed from Aerials (7!), but he also delivered 1 Tackle Won, 1 Accurate Cross Not a Corner (ACNC), 2 Clearances, and 1 Successful Dribble. He tacked on a clean sheet for good measure, despite being subbed off early. In fact, he waited until the 61st minute so we could get the points; he's one of us. In short, it was a hell of a debut. Early days but Tomiyasu can only get better. His defensive reputation led yours truly to be skeptical of his fantasy prowess but his aerial prowess and dangerous runs forward have made me a believer. Sure, it's Norwich, but it was also his first start. He should have plenty of opportunities this GW to solidify his status as an aerial god versus Burnley. Scoop him up sharpish and let the ghost points flow.
Team: Aston Villa
Rostered: 95% (more than CR7)
Ghost Points Per 90:
Prospects: Rotation and congested fixtures m
Verdict: I would trade a nailed on MID 4/5 plus one (e.g., Sh
Next, we have a similar type of play
Ghost Points Per 90: 9.4
Prospects: The RB spot should largely be his and
Verdict: I would trade a low end MID or FWD plus one if need be (e.g.
Last but not least, the ghos
Dr. Peter Venkman Award:
Cristiano Ronaldo (FWD, Manchester United): Did you all hear that Cristiano Ronaldo was back at Man United? Despite the Man Utd social media admin keeping it fairly under wraps, the secret is out. He made his re-debut in the most difficult of circumstances - Newcastle at home. Two goalkeeping errors led to two goals from Ronaldo and 23.5 fantasy points. Tasty, right? Yes, but as expected, the ghosts were not there. He only produced 5 ghost points The young Spaniard struck again this past GW, dropping a mouthwatering 32.5 points. Very impressive. The problem is that he needed two goals and an assist to get there. So in addition to rotation concerns, his lack of ghosts are terrifying. He currently ranks #174 in our handy Ghost Point Tracker, averaging a measly 5 ghost points per start. Casper weeps. Trade him out on a high or keep as Pep roulette cover.
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