Here’s our fantasy premier league defender player rankings GW12 article. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice
FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE DEFENDER PLAYER RANKINGS GW12
If the article is a little stats heavy and long winded then there is a suggested players section at the end.
I’ve firstly ordered the teams by what I think is their defensive strength based on this season’s stats. The stats after that are their:
fixture ease ranking so you can see who has the best fixtures over a 6 gameweek spell. See our fixture ease article
best cheap secure gametime option and an attacking option so you can compare price.
even potentially cheaper player who needs further explanation which is below the schedule
GK price in as a comparison.
bookies odds for a clean sheet for GW12.
Expected goal information is from the excellent site understat.com. See our underlying stats article for more expected goals information and Joseph Crilley’s gameweek review articles part 1 and part 2
Here’s the schedule in it’s normal format with the additional xG conceded home and away rankings. It maybe difficult to make out especially on a phone so if you’d rather have access to the original google spreadsheet click on the link
THE VALUE RISK PLAYERS
Otamendi is suspended this week but both Otamendi and Stones have the issue of Kompany if he’s ever fit above him.
Jones is definitely the pick it’s just whether he’s injured or not this week.
Luiz was left out of the team last week apparently after a fall out with the manager. Reports suggest that this is now done so you would think he would start.
Seems to keep being picked if you want to save the cash over Evans but has alot of competition
THE £4.5M ISH MEN
As i said last week, ideally you’re looking for a £4.5m defender with a team that is good at home and that’s where you plan their fixtures for.
There are 3 candidates which fit that bill albeit on limited data
Unfortunately none of them as combinations rotate together particularly well. So if you’re looking for home and away rotation options you may need to accept a less than perfect rotation partner
PLAYER SUGGESTIONS FOR GW12
Here we look at finding some options for GW12 balancing defensive strength, the next fixture and fixtures ahead. A number of options this week.
Man Utd – a great time to buy. Monitor Jones’ injury otherwise you may have to go for Valencia as the expensive option or De Gea to save cash. Smalling has played a number of games but still at risk of a back 4 Jones/Bailly partnership
Chelsea – a great time to buy with good fixtures over the horizon. Luiz if noises are positive around a start or then it’s a splash out to Azpilicueta or Alonso
Mee or Ward or Pope. A great entry point for Burnley players
Gomez or Moreno – a good home fixture at around £4.5m for both. Buy for home rotation only at the moment.
Daniels – a great time to buy if you’re so inclined. A good run of fixtures although Bournemouths defence has some questions and while Daniels looks great on the eye his xG and xA are terrible.
Dann – Palace have a good run of fixtures and aren’t a disaster at home. Dann has very good attacking potential. He’s at a reasonable price and if you’re looking to throw the dice with carefree abandon then this may suit you
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