Game Week 6 Top Picks To Buy & SellArticle written by BenjaminSutton
Lets take another look at our top picks to buy and sell as Fantasy Football enters game week 6
Who to buy
Joselu – Forward, Newcastle £5.5
I mentioned him last week and, despite an erratic performance against Stoke, I’ll carry on singing the Spaniard’s praises as long as he seems. Newcastle have found fantastic form in recent weeks winning all 3 of their last 3 games but they have also looked good doing it.
They’re 6th in the league in total xG (expected gaols) and lie 7th in shots allowed per game which is incredible for a promoted side. Joselu is the main scoring threat of this side and he currently has 17 shots for the season and an xG per 90 of 0.75 which is 5th in the league of players who’ve played over 150 minutes. If we compare this to one of our premium forward options Lacazette, we’ll see the Arsenal man only has 8 shots, despite playing more minutes, and only an xG per 90 of 0.42. Joselu feels incredibly under priced and it’s only a matter of time before he starts banging in goals and turning fantasy managers heads
he currently has 17 shots for the season and an xG per 90 of 0.75 which is 5th in the league
Matt Ritchie – Midfielder, Newcastle £6.0
Those that have kept faith in the Scottish midfielder have been rewarded with 3 assists in 3 games. As I’ve already stated, Newcastle might be a good team this season that get into attacking positions. With Ritchie on set pieces, including penalties, it seems he could be a very good value pick this season with a very high output if Newcastle keep their form up.
Those that have kept faith in the Scottish midfielder have been rewarded with 3 assists in 3 game
Lukasz Fabianski – Keeper, Swansea £4.5
Fabianski is currently the number 1 GK in fantasy with 3 clean sheets and 24 saves. The scary thing for Fabianski is the fact Swansea are conceding more shots than any other team in the league apart from Burnley. But this gives Fabianski huge save point and bonus upside which is what made Tom Heaton one of the best fantasy players of last season.
Fabianski in my mind is the best way into the Swansea defence because the attacking upside of this team is very limited only scoring 2 goals and lying dead last in shots per game by quite some distance. Their next 4 fixtures are very favourable to get clean sheets and the keeper is in the form of his life so he could easily remain the number 1 keeper in the game by week 10.
Sead Kolasinac – Defender, Arsenal £6.0
Surviving a reckless challenge from David Luiz, Kolasnic has quickly earn't himself a reputation as a tough bastard. But for fantasy purposes he looks a very handy option. Arsenal look set to keep more clean sheets having kept Bournemouth and Chelsea out and may now also pose a threat going forward. Kolasinac has already scored 2 goals this season, albeit not in the premier league, but he does have 2 assists in the premier league with an xA90 (expected assist per 90) of 0.29 which is the exact same as Christian Eriksen. He’s another player with huge fantasy potential.
he does have 2 assists in the premier league with an xA90 (expected assist per 90) of 0.29 which is the exact same as Christian Eriksen
Who To Sell
Charlie Daniels – Defender, Bournemouth £4.9
Daniels is owned by 11.8% of managers making him one of the highest selected players in the game. Despite the ownership Bournemouth look lacklustre at the back as well as having tricky fixtures over the next 5 weeks which means the chance of clean sheets will be very low. The bookies give Bournemouth a 17% chance of a clean sheet this week (which is the 4th lowest) and 26% against Leicester the next game week.
Although Daniels does have attacking returns in him and might be Bournemouth’s best player going forward, the goals might be few and far between unless he pulls out more wonder strikes.
The bookies give Bournemouth a 17% chance of a clean sheet this week (which is the 4th lowest) and 26% against Leicester the next game week
Harry Maguire – Defender, Leicester £5.1
Maguire got an early influx of transfers in this season after scoring and providing an assist, but after 5 games he still only has 1 chance created and one total shot. Spending £0.6 extra over Danny Simpson seems foolish considering both pretty much only offer clean sheet potential without attacking returns. But Leicester’s defence hasn’t been all that strong this season.
Perhaps due to their tough fixtures, Leicester are 3rd in shots allowed behind only Burnley and Swansea suggesting their title winning stronghold at the back no longer remains.
Spending £0.6 extra over Danny Simpson seems foolish considering both pretty much only offer clean sheet potential without attacking returns
Chicarito – Forward, West Ham £7.0
Perhaps an obvious sell candidate for many, but he still remains the 4th highest selected forward in the game. The main concern for Chicarito is the return of Andy Carroll which has moved the Mexican out to the wing and now manager Slaven Bilić has said it will be difficult to play them together. We also have to factor in the opportunity cost of using a forward slot on Chicarito when so many people are now looking to get 3 heavy hitting strikers and Vardy and Firmino seem far better options for only around £1.5 more.
Slaven Bilić has said it will be difficult to play them together