Fantasy Football – The Lesser Team Bargain Hunt

Our resident Fantasy Football guru Richard Beaumont aka Treakz on Twitter, reviews the potential players you should be looking to get into your squad quicker than that streaker in Malta.

Will the international break ever end? Feels like forever since we have seen some entertaining football but this weekend sees the return of FPL and a chance for me and many others to see if playing an early wildcard has paid off. An early wildcard has allowed me to draft in some popular choices over the fortnight to take advantage of price rises and now adjust my line up with a few extra quid in the bank.

The biggest fallers in ownership include Kane, De Bruyne and Aguero from the top teams, this week I’m taking a look at the potential from the so called lower teams.

Fabianski (4.5)

The first goalkeeper to feature this season and one I will be looking to bring into my side in the coming weeks. With two clean sheets already this season, Fabianski has 5/6 of the next fixtures with an FDR rating of 2. With saving potential to take into account, the Swansea keeper certainly looks to provide the value between the sticks and I expect ownership to rise.

Robbie Brady (5.5)

If Burnley are going to progress this season then they are going to have to improve on their woeful away record from last season. However, as they are an entirely different prospect at Turf Moor, Robbie Brady has home games against Crystal Palace, Huddersfield and West Ham in the next month. Brady’s potential over set pieces as well as major threat joining the attack, his threat and creativity rating are well clear of any other Burnley player. With just over 1% ownership across the game, a successful points return could prove the difference against other managers in coming weeks.

Tammy Abraham (5.5)

Again, Swansea players providing potential in the coming weeks due to their favourable fixtures. This time at the other end of the pitch. Abraham has had a positive start to the season in front of goal opening his account last time out. He has had chances in all three games and had the most touches in the box for any Swansea players. Following a goal laden season in the championship, Abraham has plenty to prove in the Premier League and looks to be an option as a third cheaper striker. The return of Wilfred Bony may threaten his starting place but not for a few game weeks and Swansea may attempt to accommodate both.

Ryan Bertrand (5.5)

Having looked at Cedric pre season, Bertrand is a slightly more expensive option at 5.5. After a successful international period picking up a goal followed by a bizarre look of the disappointment of scoring, he remains amongst the top five creative defenders in the game. With FDR ratings of two or below running into November, Southampton have only shipped two goals this season and if this run continues, Bertrand ticks all the boxes at both ends of the pitch

Ahmed Hegazi (4.9)

Purely based on the vast rise in ownership since the start of the season, Hegazi’s price has gone up .4 million. What we know is that the towering defender has already scored one goal this season and his towering presence in the box has led to his threat level to be way ahead of any WBA defender and third highest in the game. What we aren’t so sure about is whether he will keep his place in the side However, with the return of West Brom’s regulars Evans and Mcauley alongside the signing of Gibbs, will Hegazi retain his place in the side long term?

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