Let’s dock at Gameweek 29. Come alongside the dock with bow pointing into captain picks, big hitters, clean sheets, and punts. Also, note the obviously googled boating analogy.
- Suarez: 21 goals and 7 assists should be enough to persuade most Fantasy managers, despite the hefty price tag (10.9). Him and a certain Welshman are the obvious picks this Gameweek.
Bale: Speaking of obvious picks, Bale’s goal and display in Tottenham’s demolition of Inter Milan adds another proof of him maturing as a player. Being the focal point of Tottenham’s attack and his constant goal threat means that he is almost fixture proof.
Sturridge: Fit again, Sturridge will likely lead Liverpool’s attack against Tottenham. This should give him ample opportunity to score and likely lessen Suarez’s Fantasy threat. Still, I wouldn’t bet against Suarez, even though Sturridge has returned a goal or an assist in every League game since joining Liverpool.
After the captain picks, there isn’t much to pick from this Gameweek. With only six games being played and most of the top teams given a rest, our “artillery” has effectively been disabled. But not Michu, who despite playing away from home should be played, even if you have more than 11 players with a fixture this Gameweek.
Harte’s three assists in his last four Gameweek’s leads to his first inclusion in the heavy hitters this season. Apart from playing at home, he is delivering more than 10 crosses per game, creating two chances, and taking more than a shot per game. It’s nothing spectacular, but decent enough for a budget defender.
Lukaku missed last game as he couldn’t play against his employers. He’ll be back in the lineup against Swansea, and with three goals in his last two games he gets my vote this Gameweek.
Another mid-priced striker finds his way into the heavy hitters in the form of Aston Villa’s Benteke. His two blanks in a row came against Arsenal away and Manchester City at home, so his owners shouldn’t be discouraged. With six goals in six games in Gameweek 21 to 26, in both home and away games, he’s likely to add to his tally against Reading.
Norwich is your best bet for a clean sheet this Gameweek and Bunn is a great pickup at 4.2. Turner is the cheapest link in the defense, at the same 4.2 price.
Santon’s three assists in his last four games isn’t exactly indicative of his real threat. He has four created chances in his last four games so we can’t really expect the same returns in the next four. Still, given the lack of other options this Gameweek, he’s a decent play with Newcastle playing at home.
If you have cash and a transfer to spare, Samba is a solid bet, given QPR’s home fixture and his history of goal scoring and assists in the Premier League.
Sigurdsson’s goal and assist against Inter Milan followed his assist in Gameweek 28 and goal in Gameweek 27. He’ll likely start again against Liverpool and could be a decent one Gameweek punt.
Lambert would be in the heavy hitter category, if it weren’t for Norwich excellent defensive home record. He averaged almost ten points per game in Gameweeks 25 to 27 and is one of the few good punts this Gameweek.