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.
After a whopping 122.25 points scored in GW5, here are your picks for Gameweek 6!
Vicente Guaita | Crystal Palace | 29% owned
The Crystal Palace number one gets the nod between the sticks this week. Facing a tired and out of form Wolves side on Sunday, a clean sheet with a few saves is more than possible.
Diego Rico | Bournemouth | 9% owned
Another of the old FF92 favourites, Diego Rico gets another chance.
His first assist of the season was one to give encouragement. Southampton away is a fixture Bournemouth will look to win with Rico bombing forward at will as usual.
Jetro Willems | Newcastle United | 4% owned
I’m not saying Jetro Willem’s worldie strike at Liverpool will become a regularity but his love of a marauding run was encouraging.
Against Brighton they should be more common with a clean sheet a real possibility too.
Sead Kolasinac | Arsenal | 58% owned
At 58% ownership, Sead Kolasinac only just sneaks into our XI.
Following that disaster at Watford last week, I have very little faith in the Arsenal back line. However, Kolasinac’s lung busting runs were one of the few highlights of the Arsenal display.
We should see plenty more of them at home against Aston Villa this weekend.
Sofiane Boufal | Southampton | 20% owned
See last week, only with one more assist, nine more successful take ons and 19 more points to his name.
Yep, we love Sofiane Boufal.
Jonjo Shelvey | Newcastle United | 12% owned
An injury to Moussa Djenepo has forced us into a late change in the form of Jonjo Shelvey.
Not the most spectacular looking pick in the world but one that could be effective, Shelvey should be at the forefront of most attacking moves in a game Newcastle must look to attack and should also hog set piece duty in the absence of Matt Ritchie.
Christian Atsu | Newcastle United | 50% owned
Last year, Christian Atsu was droppable in Fantrax. This year he looks like a genuine asset.
Another assist, this time at Anfield ensured his average ppm stays up at an incredible 16.33. There should be more points to cone at home to Brighton.
Granit Xhaka | Arsenal | 47% owned
An extremely unfashionable pick. Granit Xhaka gets plenty of stick from Arsenal fans but is a very tidy Fantrax asset.
The Swiss midfielder picks up plenty of points through tackles and interceptions while his set piece duties lead to plenty of attacking potential too.
Chris Wood | Burnley | 32% owned
Averaging less than 1 point per match this season, it’s not been a memorable start to 2019/20 for Chris Wood.
The big New Zealander is yet to get off the mark but a hone game against Norwich may be exactly what is needed to kick start his campaign.
Che Adams | Southampton | 29% owned
Another one due a goal. Che Adams is finding Premier League life tougher than expected, finding the woodwork far easier to locate than the back of the net.
His time will surely come sooner rather than later. A goal in the South Coast Derby would be well received at St Mary’s.
Dominic Calvert Lewin | Everton | 32% owned
The signing of Moise Kean could easily have signalled a significant amount of time on the bench for Dominic Calvert Lewin.
However, the Gameweek after Jean’s debut, DCL was back in the lineup. His GW5 goal will certainly not have harmed his cause.
The visit of Sheffield United spells another excellent opportunity to stake his claim for that number 9 Jersey.