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 26!
Aaron Ramsdale | Goalkeeper | Bournemouth | 26% Owned
Bournemouth may be turning a corner. Holding on to a crucial three points against Aston Villa may give them the confidence needed to beat the drop. Aaron Ramsdale had a great game between the sticks and you’d expect him to be busy again at Sheffield United.
Shkodran Mustafi | Defender | Arsenal | 28% Owned
Arsenal’s new found defensive steel has coincided with the return of the much maligned Shkodran Mustafi. As ropey as he can be defensively, his all action defending style makes him an absolute beast in Togga scoring.
Charlie Taylor | Defender | Burnley | 24% Owned
It looks like Charlie Taylor has made the left back spot and Burnley his own in recent weeks with a series of fine displays. His good form has also translated into good points returns recently too and he always looks a threat going forward.
Jannik Vestergaard | Defender | Southampton | 17% Owned
This one is a bit of a punt. Jannik Vestergaard May be brought into the fold against Burnley in order to combat that threat they pose from set pieces. His considerable height should see him win the majority of aerial battles, even against giants such as James Tarkowski and Ben Mee.
Solly March | Midfielder | Brighton | 25% Owned
Another one firmly in the punt category. Solly March enjoyed an all action cameo against Brighton at the weekend, scoring 7.5 points in 18 minutes. It’s a gamble to assume March will start but if he does he will surely rack up the points at home against Watford.
Nabil Bentaleb | Midfielder | Newcastle | 28% Owned
Nabil Bentaleb attracted plenty of attention on the waiver wire following his January move to Newcastle due to his all action style. He proved why in his debut, scoring 14.5 points despite picking up a booking. He should score well again when playing against an Arsenal side who will try to dominate the midfield possession. Don’t expect his ownership to be this low for long.
Alex Iwobi | Midfielder | Everton | 38% Owned
Everton are beginning to get the injured players fit again as they seek some consistency. One of those is Alex Iwobi who should score well against an out of form Crystal Palace side. Those threatening his place (Bernard and Theo Walcott) are also below the 60% mark.
Sander Berge | Midfielder | Sheffield United | 43% Owned
Many FPL fans are bemoaning the arrival of Sander Berge due to the playing time he will steal from John Lundstram. However Berge looks like he could be a decent asset himself. The Blades record signing looks like he will be right at home in that United midfield and he will look to make those late runs into the box that saw Lord Lunstram be so effective in the early part of the season.
Stuart Armstrong | Midfielder | Southampton | 11% Owned
Stuart Armstrong’s hot form was disrupted by injury a few weeks back. Now that the Scot is back fit again he should be considered as a real option ahead of a winnable fixture against Burnley.
Christian Benteke | Forward | Crystal Palace | 20% Owned
Like I say whenever Christian Benteke features in this article, imagine the points he will get when he finally scores a goal. The ghost points king!
Shane Long | Forward | Southampton | 19% Owned
Shane Long continues to play the perfect foil to goal scoring king Danny Ings. Long is playing well himself though and is due a goal. The Saints face Burnley who aren’t known to travel well…