Friday, 8 February 2019

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 26

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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Safe Pick – 
Aubameyang vs Huddersfield (A)

Consistency and reliability is key for Aubameyang, he has started 23 of Arsenal’s 25 games this season.  Even with the two games when he was subbed on he scored 2 goals in each game.

This week Arsenal start a 3 game run of favourable fixtures by traveling to Huddersfield Town, who are fresh off the back of a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Chelsea.

After conceding nine goals in three games, this is the week to own and captain Aubameyang.

Differential Pick - Batshuayi vs West Ham (H)

It only took an 8-minute substitute appearance for Batshuayi to make an impact for Crystal Palace - a fantastic individual move meant he was unlucky not to score himself but we can settle for an assist on his debut.

Batshuayi showed us last season in Germany that he can score goals, and goals is what Palace need this season – I think he could have a fantastic final third of the season.

Their opponents this week, West Ham, haven’t won a game during their last four games and were knocked out of the FA Cup 4-2 at the hands of AFC Wimbledon.


Safe Pick - Pogba vs Fulham (A)

"Pogba plays the ball into Rashford who finds the back of the net!".  This is becoming a regular occurrence under Solskjaer. Pogba has gone from a player we wouldn’t even consider, to a differential and now a safe pick.  He is up against Fulham next.

Fulham are still bottom of the table and have conceded 2 or more goals during their last 6 games, including their 2-1 defeat to league 2 Oldham.

Since Solskjaer's arrival Pogba has registered six goals and six assists during eight Premier League appearances. He has the form and ideal fixture – lock him in.

Differential – Gross vs Burnley (H)

After an injury hit first half of the season, Pascal Gross is back and hitting form as Brighton enter a period of favourable fixtures.

During his last three games Gross has attempted 19 assists and attempted 9 shots on goal, those have only converted to one goal and one assist but his performance vs Watford (which he provided no attacking returns) was a joy to watch.

Brighton’s opponents Burnley have failed to win any of their last 4 games and are hovering dangerously 1 place above the relegation zone.


Safe Pick – Lindelof vs Fulham (A)

Why Lindelof instead of an attacking fullback?  Well Lindelof has recently built up a number of additional points on Starting 11 with the number of passes and interceptions he is making, vital point scoring for the daily play game.

With two clean sheets and an assist during his last four games, the Manchester United centre back has proven a reliable choice for fantasy bosses and a fixture vs second from bottom Fulham won’t change that.

Differential – Wan-Bissaka vs West Ham (H)

The man we all love on FPL, a defender with a £4m price tag at the start of the season not only starting – but getting fantasy returns on an occasional basis.

There are not many players who can dribble past the Crystal Palace full back and that contribution has led to 9 of their clean sheets this season.

This week Palace host West Ham who have only scored once during their last 3 league games. 


Safe Pick – De Gea vs Fulham (A)

A Manchester United defensive stack this week; I agree their defence is far from water tight but it may as well be with the Spanish goalkeeper behind them.

Not only should De Gea keep a clean sheet this week but he will also score additional save points if and when Manchester United’s defence allow Fulham opportunities.

Differential – Foster vs Everton (H)

It wouldn’t be fantasy football without Ben Foster’s name making the odd appearance. Gone are the days of 'Pulis Power' at West Brom, however at Watford, Foster has kept two clean sheets during his last three games.

Their next opponents are Everton, who are going through the usual second half of the season slump now expected from any side managed by Marco Silva – first Hull, then Watford, now Everton.

Despite spending £300m on players over the last few years, Everton are failing to keep pace with the big boys and after losing 3 of their last 4 games – are starting slide down the table.

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Good luck!