ChorleyRocks, for Fantasy Football First:
It is unusual to see so many defenders on this list. Indeed, the Points Per Million Per Game list is also headed by Mignolet, Fonte, Coleman, Santon, McGregor, Campbell, Whittaker and Jose Enrique – only one forward and all players priced £6m or less, which is great news for bargain hunters and managers in need of an extra 0.5m here and there.
FantasyYirma notes that defenders are snapping up the bonus points:
Gameweek 2 however only averaged 1.7 Goals per game so it is less surprising that with 9 clean sheets the defenders came out on top with 59% of the Bonus allocation.
Inside FPL publishes calculated Fantasy Football player ratings, based on their own formula; Theo Walcott is on top for Gameweek 2:
We add a player’s shots up to give them an expected goals value (xGoals) and do the same for assists (xAssists). Not all key passes are equal. Putting crosses into the 6 yard box is more likely to reward an assist than teeing someone up for a long-range effort.
Mark, from Fantasy Football Scout comments on West Ham’s mean looking defence:
Sam Allardyce loves a clean sheet and, when your one major goal threat is out injured, what better to tide you over than some steely resistance at the back. Winston Reid and James Collins won the plaudits at St James’ Park and look settled in the centre of a Hammers defence that, once again, looks set to deliver strong value for Fantasy managers.
All things FPL notes Manchester City’s firepower, despite the loss against Cardiff:
That said, City’s wealth of attacking options remain unblemished (they’ve created 31 chances this season, more than any side with the exception of Chelsea who have played one more game) and, while defensively they may be worth avoiding at present, there is little doubt that any FPL-winning team will require a couple of City’s big attacking guns, and next week, at home to Hull, it is hard not to see City quickly getting back on track.