fantasy premier league – my imaginary wildcard – game week 15


Here’s my imaginary wildcard for game week 15 of fantasy premier league.  Its a practical application of my “ones to watch “article and if I was using my Wildcard how I would use it today.

Norwich
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Bunn
£4.0
With Ruddy out Bunn looks the replacement until Feb and good rotation value behind a relatively solid defence
Aston Villa
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Guzan
£4.6
Now seems to have established his place.  Viable rotation only
Tottenham
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Caulker
£4.8
Should have been in the “ones to watch”.  good value and has attacking potential
Man City
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Nastasic
£5.5
Anyone apart from Kompany and Hart is going to be a game time risk and Citys fixtures arent great but with Lescott seemingly out in the wilderness the 19 year old Serbian seems worth the gamble for exposure to the best defence in the league.  Also not the type of player to come on as sub either like Zab is so you shouldn’t see those annoying 1 pointers.  Worth the gamble
Liverpool
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Jose Enrique
£6.0
Johnson maybe playing like a winger but Enrique is playing as a winger and getting forward.  The price is ok and the fixtures great.  He’s also a little cheaper than Johnson.  Its just that with Johnson you know he will play every week whereas how long will the Enrique situation continue.  However we are relatively close to the January wildcard so it is a fixable situation.  Personally I think its worth the gamble.
Reading
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Shorey
£4.1
Alternative option as a rotation filler to Gorkss at virtually the same price.  Takes free kicks so has some assist potential.  2 games in game week 16
Stoke City
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Cameron
£4.6
Stoke are the best defence outside the elite teams.  Cameron is the cheapest player with game timesecurity
Everton
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Fellaini
£7.4
Top of the shooting stats for midfielders but has slipped a little in the last 6 ranking.  Returned with a goal last week even if it was a shot from distance.  Remains to be seen if he’s fixture proof and the next 6 games will definitely tell us.  Im sticking with him but everything else of Evertons is going
Tottenham
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Bale
£9.7
How could I ever have thought about selling him.  Luckily still in my team.  Highly placed in the shooting stats for midfielders in the last 6 and the season plus with the fixtures improving then he’s a great buy in my view
QPR
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Taarabt
£5.5
Not in the “ones to watch” but there purely on fixtures and underlying stats.  A gamble that hasn’t returned but really has potential with the fixtures 
Southampton
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Puncheon
£4.6
Has more attacking potential than Schneiderlin but potentially  also more game time risk with Do Prado, Ramirez and Rodriguez. Has started the last 4 though and with relatively ok fixtures after the Liverpool away game he seems a good midfield filler.
Swansea
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Michu
£7.5
again not in the “ones to watch” article but the best at the money even with terrible fixtures
Man Utd
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Van Persie
£13.3
While Utd have such good fixtures he’s an essential. Rooney dropping deeper and lack of production from the midfield means he’s the best option by far.  Stats aren’t anything like last year but still worth buying
Liverpool
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Suarez
£10.4
Great fixtures.  Miles ahead of everyone in the shooting stats and now seems to have turned it in to goals.  I would go as far as saying a must have for me.
Arsenal
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Giroud
£8.5
Last 2 away games have been blanks but in my mind he’s still the best Arsenal coverage over Cazorla and Walcott.  4th in the season and last 6 shooting stats despite tricky fixtures and home to Swansea plus Arsenal are 1st in the next 6 fixture ease schedule you could do alot worse than buy him.
Good luck to all fantasy football geeks in fantasy premier league game week 15