How to Win at Fantasy Football - Insider tips from Draft Fantasy

12:27pm Aug 4 2017

Make your Draft Fantasy Premier League season debut one to remember with these tips from DraftFantasyFootball.co.uk

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There’s only one day remaining until the Barclays Premier League kicks off, so the pundits at Draft Fantasy have crunched the numbers, analysed the stats and hereby declare the five golden rules to winning fantasy football this season.

1. Bag a big gun (and what to do if your mate bags Harry Kane before you)

It’s true, Harry Kane is the most picked player, but you actually only need one or two of the big guns to help you bring home the trophy.

Here’s the top 10 most selected players so far on Draft Fantasy:

1. Harry Kane – Spurs
2. Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal
3. Romelu Lukaku – Man United
4. Dele Alli – Spurs
5. Eden Hazard – Chelsea
6. Sergio Aguero – Man City
7. Christian Eriksen – Spurs
8. Kevin De Bruyne – Man City
9. Sadio Mane – Liverpool
10. Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal

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2. Don’t forget about promoted clubs

In terms of the highest point scorers, the top 10 is pretty much as you might expect, but don’t forget talent from newly promoted teams.

Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert and Huddersfield’s Tom Ince are good options based on their performance last season.

This is what the top 10 highest scoring players would look like if Championship points counted:

1. Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal (232 points)
2. Dele Alli – Spurs (208 points)
3. Anthony Knockaert – Brighton (196 points)
4. Eden Hazard – Chelsea (191 points)
5. Tom Ince – Huddersfield (190 points)
6. Christian Eriksen – Spurs (188 points)
7. Romelu Lukaku – Man Utd (188 points)
8. Glenn Murray – Brighton (188 points)
9. Kevin De Bruyne – Man City (166 points)
10. Matt Richie – Newcastle (169 points)

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3. Have a shortlist by position handy

The draft has started, the heavy hitters have all been selected and the picks are getting harder.

Use this shortlist of the best-scoring players for each position to arm you with options:

Strikers

1. Harry Kane – Spurs (191 points)
2. Romelu Lukaku – Man United (188 points)
3. Diego Costa – Chelsea (171 points)
4. Roberto Firmino – Liverpool (163 points)
5. Joshua King – Bournemouth (161 points)
6. Sergio Aguero – Man City (143 points)
7. Jermaine Defoe – Bournemouth (142 points)
8. Jamie Vardy – Leicester (137 points)
9. Fernando Llorente – Swansea (124 points)
10. Christian Benteke – Crystal Palace (123 points)

Midfielders

1. Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal (232 points)
2. Dele Alli – Spurs (208 points)
3. Eden Hazard – Chelsea (191 points)
4. Christian Eriksen – Spurs (188 points)
5. Kevin De Bruyne – Man City (166 points)
6. Gylfi Sigurdsson – Swansea (163 points)
7. Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool (151 points)
8. Mesut Ozil – Arsenal (148 points)
9. Pedro – Chelsea (144)
10. Sadio Mane – Liverpool (142 points)

Defenders

1. Marcos Alonso – Chelsea (166 points)
2. Gary Cahill – Chelsea (163 points)
3. Cesar Azpilicueta – Chelsea (148 points)
4. Kyle Walker – Man City (124 points)
5. James Milner – Liverpool (123 points)
6. David Luiz – Chelsea (122 points)
7. Toby Alderweireld – Spurs (121 points)
8. Leighton Baines – Everton (120 points)
9. Charlie Daniels – Bournemouth (120 points)
10. Ashley Williams – Everton (118 points)

Goalkeepers

1. Thibaut Courtois – Chelsea (139 points)
2. Hugo Lloris – Spurs (137 points)
3. Tom Cech – Arsenal (132 points)
4. David De Gea – Man Utd (131 points)
5. Fraser Forster – Southampton (130 points)
6. Tom Heaton – Burnley (127 points)
7. Artua Boruc – Bournemouth (113 points)
8. Ben Foster – West Brom (109 points)
9. Lukasz Fabianski – Swansea (108 points)
10. Heurelho Gomez – Watford (106 points)

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4. Weigh up new signings

Just because they were expensive doesn’t mean they’ll earn you points.

Here’s how the Premier League’s new signings would’ve performed in Draft Fantasy based on last season:

1. Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal (174 points)
2. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool (173 points)
3. Davy Klaassen, Everton (171 points)
4. Bernardo Silva, Man City (154 points)
5. Steve Mounie, Huddersfield 127 points
6. Sandro Ramirez, Everton (122 points)
7. Benjamin Mendy, Man City (98 points)
8. Chicarito Hernandez, West Ham (98 points)
9. Florian Lejeune, Newcastle (92 points)
10. Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea (82 points)

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5: It’s time to Draft…

You can’t win if you haven’t joined the party!

With the Premier League season set to kick off next Friday evening, now’s the time to gather your friends, work colleagues and social media peers and invite them to join you for a season of Draft Fantasy Premier League football.

You can create your own league, invite your friends to join and create a Draft start time that suits everyone, or, you can simply join one of the many leagues already created by our tens of thousands of users and get stuck straight in.

We’re delighted to have teamed up with The Fantasy Football Pundits and would like to invite their fantastic, loyal readers to try our DrafyFantasyFootbball.co.uk game this season and tell us what you think.

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