Ive decided to roll out the “ones to watch” to all the formats so heres the first facebook premier league fantasy “ones to watch” for GW4. This is a menu of players to pick from for your team with factors stating why in an abbreviated form.
Remember facebook premier league fantasy is very different to the rest of the formats. Theres 2 transfers per week so you can be far more short term than other formats plus values fluctuate wildly and money is tight so value is everything. thats the reason for the focus on budgets. The key with budget choices here is game time so you have a playing reserve or cheap rotation player to maximise the rest of your squad. Thats what Ive focused on in the budget choices
Below each position if applicable is a “bubbling under” category for monitoring certain players before they are added to the “ones to watch” list. Remember these are facebook premier league fantasy players I would have in my team. so there is also alot of emphasis on the budget element. to be successful you need captain options and budget and value players. At the bottom is a key if you want a bit more detail on the factors listed
Howard £11.0m – fixtures. form. strong defence and fantastic fixtures short and long term
Foster£10.1m – fixtures. form. good shot stopper equals save points plus defence seems undervalued
Budget (make sure you check home and away rotation if you’re not going for an elite keeper
Jaaskelainen £8.1m – fixtures. form. value.
Federici – £8.0m – budget
Davis £8.1m – budget
Begovic £7.0m – Bubbling under budget
Guzan £6.1m – budget – the only one in this price who might play thanks to Lamberts continual rotation
DeGea – £11.7m value. Query over whether he will get his place back. He will get clean sheets and save points. just need to monitor whether he will start.
Rafael – £10.4m attack. CS. Some game time risk but shouldn’t be until game week 7 unless Evans or Valencia plays there
Ivanovic – £8.3m attack value
Mcauley – £8.2m attack value fixtures
Gibbs £8.2m – value. CS
Baines. £10.0m – attack. fixtures. CS
Fox – Saints£6.0m
Reid – West Ham attack. £6.3m
Bertrand – £6.0m. loads of game time risk but has playing prospects and a Chelsea player at this price maybe worth the gamble
Fabio – £6.0m
Jenkinson – £6.6m short term (GW7)
Hazard – £17.6m – Quality. form.
Kagawa – £11.2m – Quality. value
Michu – £11.6m – form.
Pienaar – £8.1m – form. fixtures. value
Fellaini – £9.5m form. fixtures. value. advanced position needs monitoring
Nolan – £8.2m fixtures. form.
Cazorla – £15.6m quality. form. 2 difficult fixtures after saints at home only draw back.
Guthrie – Reading – £7.0m
de Guzman – Swansea – £6.0m
Schneirderlin – Southampton – £6.0m
Cleverly – Man U – £6.0m some game time and coming on as sub risk
Diaby – £6.3m – form
Sterling – £6.6m Liverpool. A risk with Assaidi getting to fitness and Joe Cole coming back but form but with form shown maybe worth it
Nasri – £13.6m needs game time monitoring
Tevez £13.6m – quality. form.value
RVP – £23.0m – QUALITY. form. The captain system means value is irrelevant for the double points
Jelavic – £13.8m – fixtures quality
Lambert – £9.3m – value
Carrol – £10.1m – value
Bent – £11.9m – value
Torres – £12.4m – value
lambert at £9.3m s the cheapest guaranteed starter. Personally I would not be scrimping in this area but if you want to invest in this area without buying lambert, heres a few gambles.
Weiman – not going to play every week by any stretch but as i said above you need to go to lambert at £9.3m to find someone who is.
Lukaku – again game time no where near guaranteed and hasn’t started yet but hes some player even from the bench
Rodallega – again has started as a sub but has the potential
quality – an elite player for his position
value – a player at a value that is less than the returns I expect
fixtures – a player facing good fixtures over the next 6 games
budget – filler at the minimum price the position allows. Should play
sleeping giant – a player with past form who may have had a quiet season last year but has the potential for far greater returns than his value
YC – card magnet
DGW – has 2 games in the specified game week
pre-season – has pre-season form
pens – should take penalties
short term – will only play for a few games
Form – current form
CS – clean sheet
hope that stimulates some thought for your facebook premier league fantasy team. Heres the link to the latest fixtures ease article if you want to look at that again