For everyone else, it’s seven standard days at the heart of a national lockdown, but for Sky Sports Fantasy Football fanatics, it’s a week of optimism, hope, and a lot of planning.
The second overhaul is here, a time for change and looking to the future as pretty much anything is possible. Aside from keeping the £ 100m budget the same, Sky Sports Fantasy Football players can make unlimited changes to their site without counting on the 40 they have available for the season.
The overhaul time runs from Monday, February 8th to 12.30pm on Saturday, February 13th, at 2.30pm.
If you want a full team of rampant Manchester City gamblers you can as long as you are within the £ 100m budget. Now is the time to give your wild friends an edge in mini-leagues, earn or even stand for the bragging rights £ 50,000 Jackpot.
For many of us, this may not be a realistic possibility, but with new pairings on the horizon and numerous decisions to be made, some players should be at the forefront of thought in carrying out your final overhaul XI campaign.
Ruben Dias – £ 9.1m
If you haven’t had Ruben Dias in your Fantasy Football XI – why? Possibly Dias was the signing of the summer and Virgil van Dijk from Manchester City. He has revived his defense and has shown exactly why the defense is winning or may soon be championships.
Since joining the Sky Sports Fantasy Football teams, the Portugal international has accumulated 148 points in just 20 games, an average of 7.4 points per game. It’s an amazing record, all the more when you consider that it only fell below five points in four of those 20 games.
Half of the city center is in 90.9% of the top 1,000 fantasy football teams, and I still think that should increase with the overhaul just under two days before it closes. You might play Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday but you can’t argue with Pep Guardiola’s defense in this campaign that looks safe, determined and even nonchalant at times.
Raphinha – £ 6.8m
He is Brazilian and costs only £ 17 million. Patrick Bamford (£ 8.2m), Another good option for a Sky Fantasy forward position was that Raphinha was a “bargain”. If you look at his Fantasy Football award, you could say the exact same thing. Just £ 6.8m for a midfielder who scores and plays goals: yes please.
Raphinha has 39 points from his last four games, including two goals, three assists and two Man of the Match awards. You won’t get a better player in the game for £ 6.8m. He already has four goals and five assists for the season now, which leads us to believe that he will have an even better second half of the season.
Jack Harrison (£ 6.9m) could be another asset to consider in Leeds, but the flare and panache of Raphinha is extremely attractive. Here, too, the selection percentage among the top 1,000 is increasing day by day and is currently 14.4%.
Jorginho – £ 8.4m
This may be a surprising take, but Jorginho was once a target for Thomas Tuchel at PSG. N’Golo Kante is expected to play alongside the Italian when he’s fit, but much like Ruben Dias, Jorginho looks like a guaranteed five points per game.
Sure you have other “enablers” in the game like Oriol Romeu (£ 6.9m) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£ 7.4m), But there is one significant difference between Jorginho and its two competitors: penalties. He was relieved of his duties earlier in the campaign but it appears he has regained responsibility for the penalty after scoring two goals in as many games.
The Pass Master has recorded 34 points in his last four Premier League games and has earned Second Level Pass Bonus Points in all of these games. With a top 1000 selection rate of 10%, the Italian international is an ever bigger thought in the minds of fantasy football players.
Takumi Minamino – £ 7.2m
This may be a rogue reputation, but Takumi Minamino offers a differentiated option like no other, especially given the fact that he’s only featured on 0.2% of the top 1,000 fantasy football teams in the Sky game.
The Liverpool loanee scored eight points on his debut for Southampton at St James’ Park and it was likely unfortunate that that number did not break into double digits. He was impressed and I have no doubt that he will continue to perform for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team whenever possible.
Southampton is one of the clubs (alongside Manchester City and Aston Villa to name a few) that are catching up with the other teams in the Premier League. One of those games is against Leeds, and there is also an individual game day at Everton which offers a wealth of captaincy opportunities.
Robert Sanchez – £ 6m
The cheapest Premier League goalkeeper at just £ 6million, Robert Sanchez has performed superbly since his first shirt in Brighton. He has accumulated 70 points from his 12 starts, 53 of which have come in his last six games.
He didn’t drop below five points this stint, scored four goals and saved a penalty in Manchester City. It’s a form in which the number of the top 1,000 players recruiting its services has increased by 11%. This is expected to increase further when Brighton’s game day against Crystal Palace takes place on Monday night.
Whatever you think of Ederson (£ 7.9m) or Emiliano Martinez (£ 6.3m), Sanchez not only offers the budget option, but also gives you the availability of captaincy seats at great value for money . It then enables the prospect of reinvesting that money elsewhere on your team.
The overhaul period ends on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.Create or modify your fantasy football team here.
Luke and Joe
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