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 24!
Vincente Guaita | Crystal Palace | Goalkeeper | 43% owned
We tipped Paulo Gazzaniga last week he scored a massive 20.25! Vincente Guaita gets the nod this week in his fixture at home to Southampton.
Brandon Williams | Manchester United | Defender | 39% owned
Brandon Williams made it into our Waiver Wire article and he gets the start in the Differential XI too! The discovery of Williams has arguably been the highlight of United’s season and I wouldn’t be surprised if he repeats the feat of GW22, grabbing a clean sheets and an attacking return this week against Burnley.
Japhet Tanganga | Tottenham Hotspur | Defender
See above. Pretty much word for word! Young Japhet Tanganga has adapted to Premier league life extraordinarily well at Tottenham and has a very favourable fixture this week at home against Norwich City.
Yerry Mina | Everton | Defender | 55% owned
Carlo Ancelotti seems to be rotating between Yerry Mina and Michael Keane but seems to favour the Columbian out of the two. I fancy Mina and Everton for a clean sheet against Newcastle this week and for the giant Columbian to dominate Joelinton in the air.
Matt Targett | Aston Villa | Defender | 48% owned
Matt Targett is one of those defenders who doesn’t need a clean sheet to score well. Which is useful gecause he plays for Aston Villa. He should get plenty of opportunities to bomb forward this week and his defensive task has been made much easier by the absence of Ismaila Sarr.
Robert Snodgrass | West Ham | Midfielder |56% owned
Finally we fall into the double gameweek trap. West ham play twice in GW24, making Robert Snodgrass a decent option. The Scot came in for the injured Felipe Anderson on Saturday and provided the only goal of the game with a pinpoint cross. Even if he starts against Leicester and comes on as a substitute against Liverpool, Snodgrass should score well.
Erik Lamela | Tottenham Hotspur | Midfielder | 60% owned
At 60% ownership, Erik Lamela scrapes into our XI for the second week running. As predicted, he started last week and returned an acceptable 7 points. It’s hard to ignore him with his match up at home to Norwich City this week.
Andreas Pereira | Manchester United | Midfielder | 32% owned
Through lack of options, Andreas Pereira should start once again in the Manchester United midfield. He always seems to score well in these favourable home fixtures and may be the key to unlocking the Burnley team in a United side short of creativity. If Juan Mata gets the nod, he’s worth a spot this week.
Aaron Mooy | Brighton | Midfielder | 35% owned
Starting any players facing poor Bournemouth seems to be a good tactic at the moment. Aaron Mooy absolutely dominated the return fixture against them on new year’s day and you wouldn’t bet against him doing the same again this week.
Theo Walcott | Everton | Forward | 15% owned
In the absence of Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson, Theo Walcott is Everton’s most creative player at the moment. The Toffees will be looking to him to provide that creative spark once again this week against Newcastle. Speaking of Newcastle…
Allan Saint-Maximin | Newcastle United | Forward | 52% owned
I like to think we saw him first. Allan Saint-Maximin is our boy and we will start him in this lineup whenever we can!