Before we can even brush off this past weekend the mid week matches are hovering over us with a lot of questions luming about who will start who won't, if the early subs or late ones in week 16 are any indication to what line-ps to expect from week 17 or players that were involved for the full 90 would get another full game or not not. We had a mixed results with players not giving great performances but average and below avg performances. Silva and Vermalaen DDG helped most teams end with a decent points total. Let's move ahead to the preview.
The midweek matches that seem to have the most upside are Mancity vs Stoke and Newcastle vs WBA. Let's take a look at which players will be the best to be a part of your fantasy teams
Forwards: Aguero(Discount or no this guy has to be a part of ur plan to have a good week), Dzeko(As we saw Balotelli start next to aguero it is probable that Mancini is likely to give Dzeko this game). Ba(His match against Swansea was a frustrating affair but he did look like the most likely Newcastle player to Score and if you hold him at a discount at 16.88 he should be given this next game).
Midfielders: Silva(I'm sure most of you are holding him any way and if not then this would be the ideal time to pick him. He just gave an example of what he's capable of). Nasri/Milner(The midfield dilemma equating to balo and Dzeko. Nasri started against Arsenal if that's anything to go by). Obertan(A great enabler who gave 5 huge points against his value of 3, nothing wrong with that). Tiote(He is also a good filler with a tad better average than Obertan and can produce the odd goal so see if the upgrade is possible).
Defenders:Perch/santon(If you barn doored any of these then you would probably need to keep a close eye on the healths of R.Taylor and Williamson and make your choice accordingly).
Keepers:Krul(Another great barn door should cost you 4+ and with coloccini/Tiote being back is a great keeper to hold).
The Rest Of The Lot:
RVP: He's back down to 28.25 which only marginally makes him considerable but still it comes down to what you can improve by not having him rather than what u have to downgrade to have him. I still think there is more upside in spreading your points across the board and getting two strong spots rather than one. For those holding him on discounts I feel the one tough match is past him and the good run of matches is looking very promising.
Rooney: He did his average and that's good for the teams holding him at 17+. Not for Market price though.
Yakubu: The situation is well set up- two bad weeks vs below avg. opposition and it's now or never for the Yak. This would be the last time I will suggest him and teams would pick him. He better show up.
Fletcher: With reasonable consistency he is doing decent and can give at least a goal return.
Saha: It would be tough to keep two consecutive clean sheets in a row for Swansea so a good time to get on the Everton offensive.
Suarez: He hit the post twice and had a lively game but didn't return any points. A game against Wigan can be just the catalyst for a 20+ points game.
Adebayor: Have him on discounts then stick with him. Can't believe some people would have him as an enabler too.
Drenthe: In 18 mins he produced two shots and an assist, changed the game for Everton. Hopefully moyes recognizes this and gives him a full 90.
Nani: Good pick if on a discount otherwise look elsewhere.
O'Hara/hunt: If O'Hara is fit then I prefer him otherwise Hunt is a decent option.
Eagles: played just 45 mins but that might be just because he was being saved for this one, the biggest game of their season according to Coyle.
Larsson: Good match-up, great form.
Sessgnon: Good matchup, ok form but economical.
Brown: 6 points was a welcome and just what should be expected from him. Has a possibility of a clean sheet as well this matchday.
Vermaelen: He's stays just as impressive as he's been since his return.
Heitinga: A good cheap option with a high cs probability.
Boyata: Great filler. Good match.
Baines: One of the rare occasions he can be recommended. Even though I would stick to my theory that it's always better to push money downwards than upwards.
DDG: Well no explanation really required.
Howard: A good cheap option this week if you need to look elsewhere from DDG or Krul.
Ok. So there you have it.
Hope you make the best of it.