fantasy premier league defender tips GW12 – player rankings for Defs and Gks


Here’s our fantasy premier league defender tips GW12 article where we give our defender and GK player rankings for gameweek 12. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice.

fantasy premier league defender tips GW12 – player rankings for Defs and Gks

There’s player suggestions at the end if you want to skip all the stats preamble.

Stats definitions:

I’ve firstly ordered the teams by what I think is their defensive strength based their goals, clean sheets and xG/shots conceded. You can see team defence and player xG in our cumulative underlying stats article

The stats after that are their:

fixture ease ranking so you can see who has the best fixtures to the end of the season. The first figure is GW12-17, the 2nd GW12-14. See our fixture ease article
best cheap secure gametime option and an attacking option so you can compare price.
GK price in as a comparison.
bookies odds for a clean sheet for GW12. The lower the better obviously.

Prices are as of Wednesday 7 November

Gameweek 12 Fixtures

fantasy premier league defender tips GW12

The Schedule

If you want access to copy and paste the schedule here’s the google spreadsheet link

fantasy premier league defender tips GW12

Some player suggestions

This is mainly looking at transfer suggestions this week although I have broadened it out a bit


My sense is that Van Dijk as the leader of the defence is the least rotatable and all the others will suffer rotation to a greater degree.  That’s unless you go for the premium GK option as I suspect Allison will play virtually every premier league game

Fulham (H)
Watford (A)
Everton (H)
Burnley (A)
Bournemouth (A)
Man Utd (H)


£7.0m Alonso for me is the best attacking defender but he’s far more expensive than £5.5m Luiz or Rudiger at £5.9m. That’s a big  premium for attacking potential. If you take the saving of Luiz and Rudiger you probably have to accept the occasional 11 pointer hitting you from Alonso.

Everton (H)
Spurs (A)
Fulham (H)
Wolves (A)
Man City (H)
Brighton (A)


I’m still not sure they’re a £5.0m defence but if you’re going to roll the dice the time is now with an excellent run of fixtures.  I would go with Chilwell myself.  Morgan at £4.5m is cheaper but I’m struggling to see how he holds his place over Evans.  That may not be an issue depending on Maguires injury which we’ve yet to get feedback on that I’ve seen.

Burnley (H)
Brighton (A)
Watford (H)
Fulham (A)
Spurs (H)
Crystal Palace (A)

West Ham

West Ham have some excellent fixtures and while I still have doubts over their defence Balbuena also offers attacking ability and at £4.4m he is at a price that justifies rotation for the good fixtures only

Huddersfield (A)
Man City (H)
Newcastle (A)
Cardiff (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Fulham (A)

See also the popular and not so popular defenders in the bandwagons and sinking ships article plus also who the 10 top managers I follow have in their team. Also who I have or maybe interested in getting in the early thoughts on the FFgeek team article

Lastly also see who Andrew Ferguson has in his team.  He finished 715 OR last season

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