Differential Potential: Gameweek 16

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.

Here are your picks for Gameweek 16!

Goalkeeper

After Martin Dubravka’s incredible display against Sheffield United last night, I’ve gone for the goalkeeper with the same fixture this week in Tim Krul. The Dutchman is having a decent season and is scoring well in Fantrax despite the lack of clean sheets. Always good for a penalty save too.

Defenders

Jeffrey Schlupp was the unexpected match winner for Crystal Palace in midweek. He got just enough minutes to be awarded with a clean sheet and topped it off with a goal too. Patrick Van Aanholt’s injury means he should get the nod against Watford. We’ve gone for Schlupp’s opponent Kiko Femenia as our super low ownership differential in defence due to defensive and attacking potential.

Davinson Sanchez should have plenty of aerial battles to win against Burnley while Tottenham are surely due a clean sheet this week. Completing the defence is Newcastle’s Federico Fernandez whose great form is backed up by a nice run of Fantrax scores: five of his last six games have brought 7 points or more.

Midfielders

This week sees another start for Onel Hernandez despite a less than inspiring five points against Southampton on Wednesday. He is joined by Jonjo Shelvey who, with two well taken goals in two games, is one of the form differential midfielders in the league at the moment.

Completing the hairless midfield duo is Aaron Mooy who continues to score well in a Brighton team that has performed well in recent weeks despite tough fixture. Will Hughes is quite the opposite, scoring poorly in a poor team, but we’re predicting (hoping for) a new manager bounce ahead of a winnable fixture against Crystal Palace this week.

Forwards

It wouldn’t be right not to start our old favourite after he finally scored his first Premier League goal on Thursday night. That’s right, Allan Saint-Maximin is in once again. Still only 55% owned. His trade value is good right now, never mind him being of low ownership!

Joining him up front is another newbie to the Premier League in Ismaila Sarr. He hasn’t caught the eye in quite the same way as Saint-Maximin but will have gained confidence from a couple of decent displays following his injury hit opening.

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