Official FPL differential picks: Gameweek 13

We like to think of ourselves as the place to come for differentials after a season of a half of recommending low ownership picks in the Fantrax game!

Now we’re branching out into the world of the official FPL where there is an abundance of differential Potential to choose from!

Here’s five low ownership “outside the box” players we like for Gameweek 13 to get your ranking looking healthy!

Daryl Janmaat | Watford | Defender | £4.3m | 2.2% TSB

Playing in an advanced full back role, Daryl Janmaat follows Diego Rico and Lord Lundstram into the desirable bargain defender category.

Not only did the experienced Dutchman help Watford to a clean sheet while battling against a tough opponent in Onel Hernandez, he added a bonus point to his score to take his BPS tally for the season up to 7.

In Dwight McNeil, he will face another tough opponent in Gameweek 13 so should put in lots of defensive contributions while being expected to bomb forward in a formation set up for him to attack.

Ryan Fraser | Bournemouth | Midfielder | £7.0m | 3.2% TSB

Last year’s FPL hero is this year’s forgotten man. Ryan Fraser was in everyone’s FPL team by the end of 2018/19, considered to be one of the bargains of the season.

Contract uncertainty seemed to lose Fraser his place, thus seeing his form affected and the Scot was quickly dropped from many of the starter squads he was included in (mine included).

He seems to have regained his place just recently and his performances have improved as a result, topping a decent personal display off at Newcastle with a clever assist.

Fraser saw little action over the international break due to a “knock” but should be straight into the Bournemouth lineup against Wolves.

Mesut Ozil | Arsenal | Midfielder | £7.2m | 0.8%

We all remember 2015/16 don’t we? Bear with me on this one.

If it’s a differential you need, Mesut Ozil could be your man this week. While 99% of FPL managers try to squeeze Anthony Martial into their lineups for a tough fixture with stubborn Sheffield United, Ozil faces a woeful Southampton on Saturday and is available for £7.2m.

The supremely talented German will be well rested following the international break and should keep his place in the starting lineup with Nicolas Pepe returning late. Ozil is due a haul and a home game against a team who simply cannot defend may be exactly the kick start this FPL legend needs.

Gylfi Sigurdsson | Everton | Midfielder | £7.5m | 3.2 TSB

Gylfi Sigurdsson features as my differential pick in my rundown of my own team and so has to feature in this column too.

After a productive season of 13 goals and 6 assists last season, Sigurdsson has struggled at the start of this campaign, mirroring the fortunes of the team he plays for.

However, Everton finally look to be getting somewhere on the pitch and Siggy looks like he’s regained his place. This week’s home fixture against Norwich is an ideal platform for Marco Silva’s men to make a positive statement and Sigurdsson should be at the centre of most good things that they do.

Alexandre Lacazette | Arsenal | Forward | £9.3m | 1.7% TSB

With two goals and two assists in only six starts, Alexandre Lacazette’s having a quietly competent season.

While Ozil may be a one week punt, Lacazette is one that could be here to stay as he spearheads Arsenal’s attack at the start of a very favourable run of fixtures.


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