Thursday, 23 August 2018

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 3



Starting 11 is a new Daily Fantasy Premier League football game and app, which has gained in popularity since last year, as managers get to pick a brand new fantasy team each week, without the headache of managing a season-long team.

As always, this week’s picks are suitable for all fantasy football game formats and will suit most scoring systems, so we hope you find good use for them, whether you’re playing Fantasy Premier League, or daily fantasy games over at Starting 11.

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Forwards


Safe Pick – Aguero vs Wolves (A)


After his devastating performance last weekend against Huddersfield, Aguero has reaffirmed his must-have status for this week.

A player brimming with confidence and a manager full of praise, should we almost feel sorry for Wolves this weekend?

We had high hopes for Wolves at the start of the season but they are yet to impress in the Premier League. After conceding four goals in their opening two games the last thing you need is a visit from Manchester City and an in-form Aguero.

Differential - Ings vs Leicester (H)

Only a player of Aguero's calibre can boast having eight shots in the box this season already... but so can Danny Ings!

An impressive substitute appearance during Gameweek 1, followed by a goal scoring full debut last weekend, Ings has the stats to back up his goal and is certainly worth a punt this weekend.

Yes he's a rotation risk, but on Starting 11 you can change your line-up right up to kick-off.




Midfielders


Safe Pick - Mkhitaryan vs West Ham (H)

Those tricky opening fixtures are out of the way so our attention turns to Arsenal, as their premium assets become more viable.

One of the stand out players from their earlier games was Mkhitaryan.  A goal as well as an assist is enough to please any fantasy football manager – this week he has a more straight forward task against a bedraggled West Ham team.

The Hammers have conceded six goals already this season and don’t seem to have improved on their defensive frailties that we have become used to in recent seasons.

Differential – Sigurdsson vs Bournemouth (A)

Over on FPL it seems to be "sell, sell, sell" after no returns from the Iceland international, but could a change be around the corner?

He could have recorded a number of assists if it wasn’t for poor finishing by his team mates.

As fantasy football managers look elsewhere, could he be a diamond in the rough?




Defenders


Safe Pick – Mendy vs Wolves (A)

If you were to look at statistics alone you would be forgiven to assume the Frenchman was in fact an attacking midfielder. Mendy has provided 16 crosses already after only 2 games.

4 assists and a clean sheet are fantastic returns for a defender who is fast becoming a must own player every week – he's straight into my Starting 11 line-up against Wolves this weekend.

Differential – Fosu-Mensah vs Burnley (H)

This pick is based more so on his opponents rather than his team's own form, Fulham are playing well but are yet to earn a clean sheet or in fact a point this season.

However, Burnley have their heads turned with European commitments that bogged them down on Thursday night, How tired will those legs be on Sunday?

I think this is Fulham’s moment to take advantage.




Goalkeepers


Safe Pick – Ederson vs Wolves (A)

A clean sheet in Gameweek 1, but unfortunate to concede during the 6-1 hammering over Huddersfield yet he did  record an assist for Aguero's goal

That was assist was no fluke, it’s something that’s been coming since last season as his long range distribution can be an asset as much as his neat footwork playing out from the back.

Man City see so much of the ball I don’t expect Wolves to even have many chances, let alone score.

Differential – Etheridge vs Huddersfield (A)
Can he  save a penalty in three consecutive games?

A player we would have all avoided during pre-season as Cardiff were favourites for the drop, but two penalty saves as well as a clean sheet against Newcastle has boosted his credentials.

Huddersfield have their heads down after losing 6-1 to Manchester City and this is Cardiff’s opportunity.