Welcome to our Fantrax EPL Top 150 ROS Player Rankings: October Edition! Another International Break, another update to our Overall Player Rankings. We produce an essential list of Premier League players that you simply have to acquire this season!
These ROS Player Rankings are based on the Fantrax Scoring System.
For the full list of Fantrax EPL Player Rankings, check out our dedicated Overall Rankings page!
Overall Rankings October '21
Here we rank our Top 150 Rest of Season Premier League Players, based on their prospects on Fantrax between Gameweek 8 and the end of the season. Our Draft Society writers have joined forces to create Consensus Rankings to produce more accurate results. Keep in mind that these rankings assess the draft/trade value of players, and are not a prediction of their final fantasy score at the end of the season.
This list will be updated throughout the season, giving you access to our exclusive list of the best Fantrax Fantasy EPL players!
Mohamed Salah has risen to the top of our Consensus Rankings for October, with four of our analysts rankings him top of the pile. Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes are ranked joint 2nd, with each receiving a number one ranking from one of the gang. De Bruyne received a rank of 16th overall from @DraftGenie; here's what our maverick analyst had to say: "I think there will be a changing of the guard over the course of the season with KDB passing the baton over to Grealish and Foden. Both can play in his advanced midfield role, and Pep will use KDB less and less as the season progresses to keep him 100% for the run in the UCL".
We had another tie at 4th, with our analysts being unable to separate Cristiano Ronaldo and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Each received really strong rankings across the board. Romelu Lukaku is ranked 6th overall, with Sadio Mane closely behind. West Ham United striker Michail Antonio has sensationally risen into the Top 10 after an incredible start to the season. Fingers crossed he can stay fit! Midfield pair Raphinha and Jack Grealish complete the Top 10, with @DraftGenie's ranking of 17th for Raphinha the only major disparity from the consensus.
11 to 20
Kicking off the next group of Fantasy EPL stars is Allan Saint-Maximin. The Newcastle man had really high rankings from all, with @the_innergeek the only one to rank him lower than 13th. Here's what he had to say: "I thought I was high on him! I'm a big, big fan, but clearly not as much as everyone else. I guess I just like everyone else above him more. Looking at it again now, then I would potentially move him above DCL. But other than that - Traore, Foden, Cancelo - these guys are all better in my opinion". Ranked 12th overall is Son Heung-Min, with @TheFFChaps the only analyst to feature him inside their Top 10: "I've ranked Son higher than Antonio, Raphinha, Grealish and ASM as I just trust him more. He's been a proven asset year after year and he'll start every game when he's fit. I'm not sure I can say the same about the aforementioned quartet."
Mason Mount comes in at 13th overall, and this time @tottiandor is on hand to explain his higher than consensus ranking of 8th: "I am attributing less than stellar numbers in the first few to "EUROs hangover" . He has a great schedule coming up. Big man up top to finish the countless xA he accumulates that had been wasted by Werner". And ranked 14th overall is Harry Kane, with @the_innergeek being the only one to include the Tottenham talisman in his personal Top 10: "Talk about short memories. It was only 5 months ago that this guy finished as the 2nd highest points scorer in the league. Anything below 10 is ridiculous. He'll play 90 minutes every game (assuming he is fit). Our ranks are based on drafting "from now"... there's no way Kane doesn't get taken in the top 10 in that situation".
Our analysts were much more agreeable on the rest of the Top 20, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin ranked 15th, Phil Foden 16th, and Adama Traore 17th despite his recent stint on the bench. Joao Cancelo is the second defender to feature in our ranks, coming in at 18th. @DraftLad has him in the top 10, however, and says this: "The PPS has always been there and has generally been among the highest in the league for defenders. The question at the beginning of the season was always around how many starts he would get, with Zinchenko and Walker potentially being Pep's go to starters. Well that hasn't happened at all with Cancelo starting every EPL game since the start of the season. Zinchenko has been injured for part of it, and will return soon, but Cancelo still was starting over him when fit. Cancelo has had some poor defensive games (in reality, not fantasy) but his attacking output is enough that its hard for Pep to bench him. Even if Cancelo gets 75% of the games from here on out (which I think is a reasonable assumption) he's a top 10 player for me as he (and Trent) are WAR gods among the defender".
Two @DraftGenie favourites round out this group, with Jamie Vardy at 19th, and Paul Pogba at 20th. The Genie had this to say about his high personal ranking of Vardy: "He has never been below 10ppm, he's a machine, and an inspiration to all! Always defying the odds, and I back him to contend for the golden boot and once again be in contention for a top 5 fantasy forward. Leicester have struggled, yet Vardy still has 6 goals. Imagine if that midfield figures out how to play again."
21 to 30
Raul Jimenez starts off the next group, with a strong ranking from all apart from @DraftLad with his ranking of 58th: "For me, Raul is currently a goal-dependent striker without the goals. While I think his fortunes will turn, offensively I think Wolves will remain frustrating and I remain concerned about Jimenez's output going forward." @tottiandor, however, likes the Wolves man, with a personal ranking of 13th. Andrew Robertson is up next, with our analysts generally agreeing on the Liverpool defenders prospects. @drafterthoughts was the one to rank him lower, stating: "Tsimikas has proven to be a more than able deputy, and I expect Klopp to rest Robertson for easy fixtures or during busy periods". Next up is English trio Ollie Watkins, a resurgent Andros Townsend, and James Ward-Prowse, as well Virgil Van Dijk and Diogo Jota who share the 25th spot with JWP.
Ranked 28th overall is Marcus Rashford, with @tottiandor the most cautious on the returning Manchester United star: "Too many cooks in the kitchen effect for me. Plus long term injury layoffs usually have a difficult re-emergence not just re-injury wise. I am fully aware how poorly Ole manages injury situations; just remember a game against Liverpool a few seasons ago when he started a player back from injury, he got reinjured, subbed somebody on who was rushed back and had to sub him as well. All in the first half". Reece James and Pascal Gross complete the Top 30.
31 to 40
Emi Buendia keeps a fairly high ranking, with our analysts generally backing him to return to the Aston Villa starting eleven and perform well. Jadon Sancho has dropped massively from his Pre-Season Ranking, now finding himself down at 32nd overall. @DraftGenie has kept faith in the Englishman, however: "We have seen what Sancho can do in his last few outings at United, and each performance he gets better. After starring for England his confidence will surely be sky high, and now will look to kick on in a United shirt. He will be key to any sort of title challenge United try to make, and should see an increase in output". Ranked 33rd overall is Ivan Toney, with @drafterthoughts being particularly bullish on the Brentford forward: "He'll start every game and can provide as well as score. Reasonable floor. Brentford have proven they can be dangerous against anyone. What's not to like?".
Coming in at 34th is Said Benrahma, with only @TheFFChaps ranking the West Ham man outside the Top 40: "I don't fully trust him yet as a Top 40 player. West Ham have a fair amount of competition, and European competition to contend with. I would prefer to own someone like Sarr or Ings who I know I'll get 35+ games from (barring any injuries of course)." Ismaila Sarr comes in at 35th overall, closely followed by Dwight McNeil and Youri Tielemans. Rounding out this group of players is Luke Shaw, Jarrod Bowen, and Gabriel Jesus.
41 to 50
Kicking off the final group of the Top 50 is Bukayo Saka. As you can see from the rankings, this is where our analysts will start to majorly disagree on the prospects of players. Riyad Mahrez is ranked 43rd overall, with Lucas Digne and Raheem Sterling also falling pretty far down from our Pre-Season Rankings. @DraftLad had the following to say about his ranking which is higher than average: "My PPS, WAR model factors in last years stats and this may be a blind spot where I'm considering last years stats too much for Digne, considering the manager change, style change, and loss of set pieces." Ben Chilwell and Jack Harrison remain in the Top 50, despite slow starts to the season. Aston Villa pair Leon Bailey and Danny Ings also make the Top 50, despite low rankings from @DraftGenie.
For the full Top 150 Fantrax EPL Player Rankings, check out our dedicated Overall Rankings page!
Just a Bit of Fun: Team Analysis
No-one is more comparatively bullish on any team than @DraftGenie is on Spurs. He is higher than average on pretty much every Spurs player in the Top 150, but particularly Emerson, Dier, and Hojbjerg. @drafterthoughts is next when it comes to Brighton; he's comparatively high on Mac Allister, Maupay, and Sanchez. @DraftLad is clearly looking to the long term, given he's comparatively bullish about Newcastle (Murphy and Willock much higher than average) and @the_innergeek likes Crystal Palace (Eze, Gallagher) and Watford (King, Cucho, Dennis).
@DraftGenie remains loyal to his brand; no-one is more comparatively bearish about a team than he his about Burnley. He is also skeptical about Villa (Bailey, Ings, Mings), Brighton, and Leeds (Rodrigo, Klich, Bamford). @TheFFChaps are very low on Watford, despite being a Sarr fan. This is pretty much down to not rating Dennis (ranked 152 overall so just missed the cut-off). @drafterthoughts is low on Leicester, Maddison especially, but also Ndidi and Barnes.
Just a Bit of Fun: Position Analysis
When the ranks are broken down by position, Goalkeeper is unsurprisingly where the big discrepancies are. @drafterthoughts is much more bullish on Goalkeepers than average, whereas @the_innergeek has zero Goalkeepers in his Top 150 and @DraftLad only has 1.
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