We don’t always get opportunities like this in life, to turn things around at the end and finish with a flourish. That’s why it’s called fantasy I guess, and week 37 provides us with one of the greatest opportunities to improve our standing. So while we may not be able to improve that 401k at age 59, we can improve our league positions.
Double game weeks are game changing if used correctly, I’ve saved my triple captain for this week, and my goal is to get into the top 200 of the Beat The Bloggers league from my current position of 244. Let’s not waste any time, so let’s get into the men who may help us leap tall buildings (sorry, Avengers on the mind).
Critical games, two clean sheets will be massive.
The safe option for Spurs, these are games Mauricio Pocchetino will expect his defense to be rarely tested. Concentration from the keeper is vital in these scenarios.
Has earned his manager’s trust, both games are on the road but United solid at the back and he has three goals in the last seven.
Should be straight back into the team after suspension, may not clean sheet against Liverpool but can get attacking returns.
Knowing who Arsene Wenger will rotate is difficult to predict; the German should be safe though.
Nicolas Otamendi (£6.4, Manchester City — vs Huddersfield, vs Brighton)
A lineup that will also have managers nervous also, the Argentine is the one I’ll be buying.
Leighton Baines (£5.6, Everton — vs Southampton)
Yes, he’s a single-game player. 20 points in his last two games make him hard to ignore.
Leroy Sane (£8.6, Manchester City — vs Huddersfield, vs Brighton)
Hold on! Before the knives come out, YOU SHOULD ALREADY OWN Raheem Sterling. If you do not, ignore this recommendation. Sane is the second city attacker you should get in midfield if you’re going with 3 attacking players from the champions.
Dusan Tadic (£6.2, Southampton — at Everton, at Swansea)
The perfect compliment to big budget transfers, has the magic in his boots to help keep the team up.
Christian Eriksen (£9.6, Tottenham - at West Brom, vs Newcastle)
Double digit goals and assists make him a must-own player with two games.
Kenedy (£4.8, Newcastle — at Watford, at Tottenham)
I know what you’re saying, where are Salah and Hazard? It would be easy to name all the big stars in the picks, but who has a £150 million budget?
Marko Arnautovic (£7.0, West Ham — at Leicester, vs Manchester United)
David Moyes still needs his men to get another three points to guarantee safety; his talisman is the player to help secure them.
Jamie Vardy (£8.9, Leicester — vs West Ham, vs Arsenal)
17 Premier League goals, and counting. Goalscorers will score, count on Vardy to do just that.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.7, Arsenal — vs Burnley, at Leicester)
Ineligible to play in the Europa League today, so expected to start both games in the double.
Gabriel Jesus (£10.4, Manchester City — vs Huddersfield, vs Brighton)
Sergio who?!? Goals in three successive games make him a strong captain option this week.
Harry Kane (£13.0, Tottenham — at West Brom, vs Newcastle)
The man I saved the triple captain chip for... But do I still captain him? That question will keep me awake tonight.
As you can see, it’s an expensive list of strikers (sorry Jordan Ayew). The midfield has a budget feel to it as a result, but I went heavy up top with the plastic surgery. Apologies to those who wonder where David De Gea, Mo Salah and others are. Are you ready for what promises to be a big week?