Has your head screwed back on yet? What a whirl wind of goals and points. I’m sure like me, you were getting either texts or messages from your buddies after every goal yesterday. Suárez’s impressive four goals and one assist helped bring the weekly point average up as a lot of fantasy managers made him captain. Bring in to the mix Hazard’s Brace and assist and Yaya’s performance and you have the recipe for a 90+ point game week.
Not even a full 24 hours later and we’re already bringing our attention to this weekend. That being said you can understand that if you as a fantasy manager are asked to work quickly so are the teams playing, meaning rotation and rest. I would look to bolster your bench this week as mention previously.
If this weekend wasn’t a hint enough it definitely brings up a very important point. How captain choice can make or break your game week. Now there’s no way to predict a four goal performance but you can use fixtures and past performance as an indication of what to expect. Myself, I would expect Norwich to come back strong defensively this weekend and will avoid captaining players on West Brom. This weekend you can kind of justify a risk captain due to rest as I am. I think with Aguero’s performance Wednesday that Negredo may do well. The deterioration in Southampton’s backline will only continue as they start to concede more per game.
Or you can go for locked in picks like Suárez or Rooney but since one is serving a one match ban captaincy is pretty obvious. But how do you jump ahead if you all have the same captain. Enter the speculation element. It’s all up to you.
Rooney – On the bench this week as he serves his one match ban. It will be interesting to see how Moyes handles it and who steps up
Negredo – I’m going to start following my own advice as last weeks tip to grab Suarez was perfectly timed as stated above Aguero resting may bode well for him.
Suárez – As of right now a must have in every managers team
Barkley – From what I heard he played well but didn’t get any results. Everton will have a nice run of fixtures after game week 16
Hazard – Benefitting from Oscar’s injury and a decent run of fixtures a good differential pick
Ramsey – Brought in last week to free up funds he still kept paze with Ozil who I replaced him with
Brunt – A three game week run of good fixtures I’m following my own advice and grabbing him for that run.
Howson – Bencher for a two points maybe a bounce back goal
Johnson – More for offensive returns as Liverpool have been conceding and can’t really keep a clean sheet
Mertesacker – Clean sheet offensive chances he’s a season keeper pending injury or suspension
Terry – Still in the middle of a good run of fixtures Sunderland did put up a good fight, hopefully the rest will but not score
Coleman – Kind of regret benching him as Everton Stun and win at Old Trafford. Oh well. Thems the breaks
Turner – A resilient showing at stoke made my risk pay off, I’ll justify the yellow for a non-goal against.
As always Good Luck and I’ll see you next Game week!