Here’s the GW3 telegraph fantasy football “ones to watch”. This is a menu of players to pick from for your team with factors stating why.
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 telegraph fantasy football players in would have in my team. At the bottom is a key if you want a bit more detail on the factors listed
Hart £4.0m – quality
Howard £3.4m – value fixtures
Begovic £3.0m – budget
Comment – Hart still seems the best bet here despite the poor start. with negative points for goals youve got to try for quality.
Zabaleta £3.4m – value best value city def watch out if RB Maicon signs this could put game time at risk
Rafael £5.5m – value. attack Great value but a game time risk
Distin £3.2m – fixtures and value. Seems to be holding his place
Reither £3.0m – value fixtures
Jenkinson £2.8m – value. tough fixtures but better defence from arsenal. Difficult fixtures and will lose position when Sagna back but good until then
Gallas – £3.2m fixtures value. Bit of a game time risk but great value and kaboul injured
Again the negative points for goals conceded means that you do need a side capable of clean sheets. Ive gone for top 6ish sides with good fixtures above
Hazard £4.3m – Quality. form.
Bale £5.5 – Quality. fixtures.
Kagawa £4.1m – Quality. value
Michu £3.3m – value form. (15 la liga goals last season)
Kacaniklic £2.6m budget fixtures
Pienaar £3.6m – fixtures. form value
Fellaini £3.8m form. fixtures. played in an advanced position again. Good underlying stats too. Mirallas form only question over advanced role
Sigurdsson £4.0m VDV leaves he could be great value for those who cant afford Bale
Nolan £3.3m some really good fixtures.
Guthrie £2.7m – budget best choice with Kacaniklic but more secure
Diaby £2.8m – budget
Schneiderlin £2.8m secure with little return
Carzola £3.2m value. a bit more monitoring required before fixtures improve
Tevez £6.4m quality. form.
RVP £7.0m QUALITY no game time risk with Rooney injury
Adebayor £5.6m fixtures. value.
Jelavic £5.8m – fixtures quality
Petric £4.6m form. fixtures.
Lukaku £3.5m quality. value. Watch him to see if he can get starts. He is some player. fixtures are good just needs a chance
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
hope that stimulates some thought for your fantasy premier league team. Heres the link to the latest fantasy premier league fixtures article if you want to look at that again