Differential Potential: Gameweek 15

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 15…

Alex McCarthy – Southampton – Goalkeeper

Saints stopper Alex McCarthy gets the nod for us between the sticks in GW15. His side will fancy their chances of a clean sheet again goal shy Brighton.

Diogo Dalot – Manchester United – Defender

Aaron Wan Bissaka’s absence paved the way for a Diogo Dalot start in GW14, one that you could argue was long overdue. Regular right back Wan Bissaka has been woeful this season and United fans must’ve been pleased by the more dynamic and technically adept Dalot’s showing against Arsenal last week.

AWB has been rated as “touch and go” for this week’s clash with Crystal Palace Dalot looks set for another run out against a lesser opponent.

Ashley Young – Aston Villa – Defender

Everyone loves an out of position defender in fantasy football and Ashley Young could be this season’s pick of the bunch. The veteran full back looks like a surprise favourite of Steven Gerrard’s at Aston Villa and may see more and more minutes going forward thanks to Leon Bailey’s latest injury.

Matt Targett is also a doubt for this week’s clash so Young should at least get further minutes at left back against Leicester.

Davinson Sanchez – Tottenham Hotspur – Defender

Davinson Sanchez is looking like one of those revitalised by Antonio Conte’s new look, defensively sound Tottenham team and seems to gain the most defensive counting stats from the whole back five. Spurs will be odds on to gain another clean sheet against strugglers Norwich City in GW15.

Charlie Taylor – Burnley – Defender

Another start for one of our favourites! Charlie Taylor is looking great this season and his low ownership statistics are a great surprise considering his consistency. A trip to Newcastle this week should give Taylor plenty more chances to bomb down the left flank and get decent crosses into the box.

Dan James – Leeds United – Midfielder

Dan James looks a different beast in recent weeks in a Leeds United shirt and is certainly one of Marcelo Bielsa’s favourites. That left wing slot seems to be his own and you feel he’s a few better final ball decisions away from putting in a monster score.

Matt Ritchie – Newcastle United – Midfielder

Newcastle’s lack of creativity on Tuesday night against Norwich was largely down to Ciaran Clark’s early sending off but also because of the absence of Matt Ritchie. This week he’s back, hungry and fresh, ready to cause havoc against a Burnley side that often travel poorly. Again, Newcastle really need a win.

Ryan Fraser – Newcastle United – Midfielder

Speaking of that red card, it was Ryan Fraser who was dragged after ten minutes to make way for a new centre half. He looks to be getting a run in the side at the moment under Eddie Howe which many think is a promising combination after previous success together at Bournemouth.

Douglas Luiz – Aston Villa – Midfielder

Hosting Manchester City is always tough but Douglas Luiz enjoyed a very productive run out against his former club in GW14. The Brazilian (still on set pieces) claimed an assist in a 21 point haul and is looking like one of the Fantrax finds of the season again. Another home against leaky Leicester is another great chance to add attacking returns.

Moussa Sissoko – Watford – Midfielder

This is an unfashionable punt but Moussa Sissoko scored well against Chelsea in GW14 thanks to a typically all action display accompanied by an assist. There’s no reason he can’t match those 17.5 points in what should be a very tough battle with Manchester City’s formidable midfield.

Joao Pedro – Watford – Forward

I don’t fancy Watford to get anything from City this weekend but as leaky as they are at the back, Claudio Ranieri has made the team much easier on the eye going forward and the attack shouldn’t be taken lightly (not many teams score past Chelsea, for example). If Kyle Walker is still out for City, I can see Joao Pedro giving stand-in left back Oleksandr Zinchenko a tough time.

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