Here’s our fantasy premier league midfielder tips GW3 – player rankings article. There’s a table of stats to help and a spreadsheet that can be filtered how you like.
fantasy premier league midfielder tips GW3 – player rankings
You can also see our defender/GK GW1 player rankings here
Until there is a decent amount of data for the 19/20 season my rankings will be primarily based on historic performance.
I’ve picked a selection of midfielders who I think will start GW3 although where there is doubt it is mentioned in the commentary below.
I’ve then looked at their expected goals and assists data in 18/19 so far as well as how it relates to their historical numbers. After that I’ve then adjusted it for their ability to over/underperform, their bonus potential, their average minutes played and clean sheet points.
FFG Proj PPG: The PPG going forward using the above methodology adjusted for minutes played as above. This figure is not fixture adjusted
FPL PPM 18/19: The points per match from the fantasy premier league website for 18/19
Consistency: the % of starts where the player has scored a goal or assist. Only appearance of 45 mins or more count
Projected minutes: The average minutes played using a base of what they didin the last 10 gameweeks of 18/19. However in some cases where I didn’t think that was representative going forward I’ve subjectively adjusted them.
Fixture ease: this is the fixture adjustment from my attacking players fixture ease schedule article.
VFM: That’s the points for 6 games divided by the price to give a value for money estimate.
PPM 19/20: self explanatory.
ATGS GW3: the anytime goal scorer bookies odds for GW3 for £1 invested.
The schedule ranked by projected points
Here is the link to the google spreadsheet. You can go to file>make a copy and then sort it how you like.
However, the schedule is ranked by my projected points over 6 gameweeks. That’s my projected points per game adjusted for fixtures over 6 weeks
The schedule ranked by value for money
To do this I’ve just taken the projected points over 6 gameweeks and divided them by the price. It’s not a perfect system and tends to favour cheaper players. If you put it into practical use and pick 2 designated captains who you think will score the most points and then use VFM as a guide for the rest then it does fit into the FPL £100m value pretty well with a cheap bench. What it does mean is you have 2 expensive players as captain rotations and then alot of players at a similar price of around £6-7m and at the moment a 5 man defence. Those players probably have the most variance around their points potential and most FPL managers would find that a pretty inflexible structure
Here’s the schedule anyway for interest:
New players to the PL
It’s very difficult to make assessments of new players to the PL especially those who come from leagues where there is a limited amount of stats. I haven’t included Ceballos, Trossard and Ndombele as I just found it too difficult to assess them. Mount and Pulisic do make the above tables but again there’s alot of risk around the accuracy of those numbers.
At the £4.5m to £5.0m ish range the following midfielders are worth considering for your bench.
A fixture ease schedule for attacking players
Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the defences they face over the next 6 gameweeks.
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