Simple fact: a good differential pick is the difference between winning a crucial Fantrax matchup 99% of the time. It’s all very well (and also, essential) having a core of top players. However, that low ownership gem that no one thought of can, more often than not, be the difference between a narrow loss and a convincing win which leaves your rivals in awe of your football knowledge.
Each week on Fantasy Football 92, we pick a full eleven consisting of low ownership players which you can help yourselves to in your league in order to (hopefully) grab yourself the win. All of our differentials are 60% owned or lower.
You can find out how we got on last week right here. Another very decent week for us!
Here’s our lineup for Gameweek 35, good luck!
Neil Etheridge (47% owned)
New week, same goalkeeper. Neil Etheridge conceded two more to add to the collection last week but still made enough saves to give a very respectable score of 10.75. The Cardiff stopper has now made 120 saves in the Premier League this season and should have plenty more opportunities during his double gameweek fixtures against Brighton and Liverpool. Don’t bank on a clean sheet but it shouldn’t matter too much.
GW35 score: 19.75 points
Lewis Dunk (43% owned)
Anyone who follows the FPL community on Twitter will be fully aware of “Shane Duffy gate” that has been rumbling on for the past four days. Over 60,000 captained the big centre back in the official game including himself), only for his Brighton side to ship five goals in a woeful performance against Bournemouth. We should probably heed this warning but we’re going to ignore it anyway and pick Lewis Dunk. Brighton can’t be as bad as they were on Saturday. Surely. Dunk should have a good chance of a clean sheet against Cardiff as well as several opportunities for aerial battles. His double gameweek fixture against Wolves is a bonus, making him a handy differential.
GW35 score: 30.25 points
Fabian Schar (54% owned)
Fabian Schar was back to his brilliant differential best on Friday. An unexpected clean sheet at Leicester topped of a massive haul of 19.25, largely down to his aerial prowess and his fondness of a marauding run up the field. Schar has been a revelation in Fantrax and a fixture against Southampton provides yet another great opportunity for big points!
GW35 score: 8.5 points
Jan Bednarek (11% owned)
Another defender in the Schar mould, Jan Bednarek has been another Fantrax differential favourite since the turn of the year. Another double figure haul last week despite failing to keep a clean sheet proves what a great low ownership asset he is. We’ll be hoping for a 0-0 bore draw between Newcastle and Southampton this week!
GW35 score: 4.5 points
Adam Masina (1% owned)
Last time we selected Adam Masina it didn’t go too well. Providing Jose Holebas is still struggling with his injury when Watford visit Huddersfield, Masina should keep his place and his attacking intent and set piece delivery make him a great differential in a game the Hornets should win comfortably.
GW35 score: 1.25
Victor Camarasa (56% owned)
Despite his disappointing performance last week, it’s always difficult to resist a double gameweek player and it’s always difficult to resist differential favourite Victor Camarasa. He’s come up trumps for us before, hopefully he can do it again this week against Brighton and Liverpool.
GW35 score: 15.5 points
Alex Iwobi (54% owned)
We could end up with an unchanged midfield from last week at this rate! Seven key passes for Alex Iwobi against Watford landed him a monster haul of 19 points without a goal or assist. His place in the team against Crystal Palace depends on his participation in the Europa League in Naples on Thursday. However, there is no doubt Iwobi was Arsenal’s most creative player on Monday night. Move over Mesut Ozil…
GW35 score: 2 points
Solly March (42% owned)
Another double gameweek player. Brighton have missed the creativity of Solly March in recent weeks but he should be fit once again for their crunch clash against Brighton. Anthony Knockaert’s suspension should help March’s cause and he could even take charge of set piece duties if Pascal Gross doesn’t make it.
GW35 score: 23.5 points
Robert Snodgrass (43% owned)
West Ham will take great encouragement from their performance at Old Trafford last week and Robert Snodgrass was one of those creative dynamos that Manchester United struggled to live with. His performance translated to a score of 11 points (including five key passes). After Manuel Lanzini was withdrawn with a knock, Snodgrass should feature again this week against a Leicester side that has proved itself to be less than watertight.
GW35 score: 3 points
Will Hughes (33% owned)
Will Hughes was in the running for our differential XI two weeks ago and just missed out. The Watford man went on to claim a goal and and assist against Fulham. You’ll just have to take our word for it. We’re not making the same mistake again here as Watford face Huddersfield.
GW35 score: 1.5 points
Andre Gray (15% owned)
Assuming Andre Gray is the man to take on the role as Watford’s main striker in the absence of Troy Deeney against Huddersfield, he becomes a great differential pick in all forms of FPL. It’s fair to say that he’s been less than clinical in front of goal this season (proved by his showing against Arsenal on Monday night) but 90 minutes against the Terriers defence is exactly what a striker needs to build up his confidence before a major cup final.
GW35 score: 1 point
Total score: 110.75 points