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 11…
Alex McCarthy – Southampton – Goalkeeper
Alex McCarthy is the 5th highest scoring goalkeeper in Fantrax after 10 weeks but is only 27% rostered across all leagues. The Southampton faces Aston Villa on Friday night who are without former Saint Danny Ings and are in the middle of a difficult at the moment. I can see a low scoring game and more points for McCarthy in GW11.
Kortney Hause – Aston Villa – Defender
In the same match, Ezri Konsa’s suspension should see giant Villa centre back Kortney Hause keep his place in GW11. Although Hause endured a tough test up against Michail Antonio and co last Sunday who hit four past a sorry Villa side, he still scored 4.5 points thanks to his aerial dominance. Four goals from Southampton would be a huge surprise so Hause should comfortably surpass that score this week.
Emerson Royal – TOttenham Hotspur – Defender
Following Antonio Conte’s appointment, Emerson Royal should have been at the top of every waiver claim list this week as a manager who loves wing backs. Despite this, he is still only 47% owned in Fantrax which may owe to Tottenham’s current defensive frailties. Going into a kind run of fixtures, the Brazilian should be 75% Owned by GW14.
Rayan Ait Nouri – Wolves – Defender
Rayan Ait Nouri capitalized on Marcal’s injury absence once more with another fine performance from left wing back. He also took advantage of being on some set pieces by setting up Max Kilmans goal with a pinpoint cross from a corner. A trip to Crystal Palace with an in form Wolves side should give Ait Nouri more chances to impress.
Nuno Tavares – Arsenal – Defender
Another young full back who has taken advantage of his break in the team is Arsenal left back Nuno Tavares. Kieran Tierney is back in training ahead of the game against Watford but may find that he isn’t rushed straight back into thanks to the form of Tavares. The Portuguese youngster seems to offer as much of an attacking threat as Tierney, possible even more.
Mathias Antonsen Normann – Norwich City – Midfielder
Still Norwich City’s bright spark and still finding a place in our Differential XI. Mathias Antonsen Normann is still a great Fantrax pick after another double figure score vs Leeds United. The results aren’t getting any better for The Canaries but the fixtures are about to get better as they search for that elusive first win of the season.
Milot Rashica – Norwich City – Midfielder
Double Norwich! Milot Rashica had his best performance in a Norwich City shirt at the weekend, largely thanks to his accurate set pieces. He scored 14 points including an assist from a wicked delivery from a corner kick. As Norwich’s fixtures improve, he may start to put up those numbers that were expected from him on draft day.
Christian Norgaard – Brentford – Midfielder
Consecutive scores of 11, 12.5 and 14 points have seen Christian Norgaard turn into a decent midfield Fantrax option. Brentford’s coming fixtures are friendly and an assist in a disappointing 3-1 loss suggests that Norgaard can score well even when the team isn’t firing. His widespread collection of counting stats is an encouraging sign for owners.
Enock Mwepu – Brighton – Midfielder
Brighton midfielder Enock Mwepu announced himself on the Premier League stage in spectacular fashion with a long range strike against Liverpool at Anfield. Mwepu had been on the fringes of things at the Amex but should see much more game times from now on. As an all action midfielder, he should pick up plenty of points from attacking and defensive actions with the odd goal and assist thrown in too. Well worth a pick up as Brighton’s fixtures turn.
Alex Oxlade CHamberlain – Liverpool – Midfielder
This one is a bit more of a punt but as Liverpool’s midfield injuries pile up, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is likely to get his chance this weekend. He made the most of his substitute appearance last week as he replaced the stricken Naby Keita, placing a pinpoint cross right on top of Sadio Mane’s head for Liverpool’s second goal of the game. He plays in the last game of the week so try and have some cover in place if he doesn’t start!
Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal – Forward
There’s not many differential forward options to choose from this week so Alex Lacazette gets the nod having just made the cut for low ownership. He looks back in favour as part of a strong looking Arsenal side at the moment! If you’re looking for a more obscure differential, the likes of Sergi Canos, Armando Broja and Teemu Pukki may all be worth a shout this week.