Getting your team selection correct in Draft Premier League is just as essential as your pre-season draft or your weekly waiver wire claims. And that’s exactly why we’re here to help with our Gameweek 15 Start and Sit article! We’re here to help you with some of the big Fantasy EPL decisions you may need to make for the upcoming fixtures.
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Gameweek 15 Start and Sit
Whether you’re an obsessed EPL fan like our Fantrax HQ team, or a casual player new to the world of Fantasy EPL, you know to start your attacking players against relegation-threatened sides. We’re not going to waste your time dealing with the obvious! The goal of this article is to delve into notable players across each Fantrax position and let you know if you should be starting or sitting those players.
Our format is as follows: We will be choosing 2 different teams. One will be our starts of the week, made up of non-obvious, low-rostered players. The other will be our sits of the week, made up of highly rostered, normally started players. We will keep track of how each team performs in next week’s article for full transparency.
Now let’s see the teams!
Starts of the Week XI (Below 50% Rostered)
|Martin Dubravka||GK||Newcastle||Burnley||9%||Burnley at home for Newcastle, and I'll be selecting quite a few of their low ownership players. Dubravka looks like a good GK stream this week.|
|Charlie Taylor||DEF||Burnley||Newcastle||35%||Taylor scored very well in GW14, and I expect this form to continue against a Newcastle side who don't usually score that many.|
|Alex Telles||DEF||Manchester United||Crystal Palace||17%||Not been scoring well, but I expect Shaw to miss out again and Telles to perform better at home to Palace.|
|Davinson Sanchez||DEF||Tottenham Hotspur||Norwich||15%||Two double figure hauls in a row, and I expect another at home to Norwich this weekend.|
|Ashley Young||DEF||Aston Villa||Leicester City||10%||Young should start this weekend, with Bailey and/or Targett likely to miss out. Hopefully Young will feature in an attacking role.|
|Matt Ritchie||MID||Newcastle||Burnley||41%||Ritchie should return to the Newcastle team after his suspension. I'd start him in a match that will probably be decided by set pieces.|
|Jonjo Shelvey||MID||Newcastle||Burnley||26%||Another Newcastle asset, this time Shelvey. The Englishman has been performing better under Howe, and his through balls may be needed to unpick a solid Burnley defence.|
|Ayoze Perez||MID||Leicester City||Aston Villa||7%||With Leicester sticking mainly to the same attacking players in GW14, there must be some rotation for GW15. Perez has a decent chance of getting a start, I believe.|
|Joao Pedro||FWD||Watford||Manchester City||10%||I think Watford will score against City; maybe Pedro will be the man to get the goal? Scored well for ghost points against Chelsea on Wednesday.|
|Sergi Canos||FWD||Brentford||Leeds||43%||Very hit and miss in terms of Fantrax output, and was unlucky to score an own goal in GW14. Leeds at home this week; could Canos gain a double figure haul ?|
|Joelinton||FWD||Newcastle||Burnley||35%||I'm following the lead of our GW14 advice, and backing Joelinton for the final forward start. The Brazilian is playing pretty well at the moment, but often doesn't get the Fantrax points to go alongside. Burnley at home this weekend!|
Average % Rostered: 23%
Sits of the Week XI (Above 80% Rostered)
|Ederson||GK||Manchester City||Watford||97%||Watford's attack is in pretty good shape, and I think they'll score against City. Ederson usually needs a clean sheet to score well.|
|Nelson Semedo||DEF||Wolves||Liverpool||80%||Semedo has actually scored fairly well in two of the last three games, and Wolves have three clean sheets on the bounce. Don't start Wolves defenders against Liverpool though!|
|Aaron Cresswell||DEF||West Ham||Chelsea||98%||Missed GW14 through injury. If he does return this weekend, I'd avoid starting Cresswell against Chelsea. Dont start your GW off with a minus score!|
|Ruben Dias||DEF||Manchester City||Watford||99%||I think Watford will score against City, and therefore, as above, I'd bench Dias. He usually doesn't score well for ghost points.|
|Valentino Livramento||DEF||Southampton||Brighton||83%||Despite facing a rather goal-shy Brighton side, I'd bench Livramento this week. His Fantrax scores aren't actually all that great.|
|Abdoulaye Doucoure||MID||Everton||Arsenal||82%||Back from injury, but struggled for points in the last two games. I wouldn't like to have to rely on Doucoure to perfom in the final game of the week.|
|Harvey Banres||MID||Leicester||Aston Villa||91%||Barnes has started the last two, and scored well in both. But don't bank on a third consecutive start. Leicester play in the penultimate game of the week.|
|Emiliano Buendia||MID||Aston Villa||Leicester||93%||Buendia returned to the starting eleven in GW14 and despite playing fairly well in real life, scored poorly on Fantrax. Start more consistent players ahead of Buendia if you can.|
|Richarlison||FWD||Everton||Arsenal||92%||Similar to Doucoure, I wouldn't want to be starting Richarlison if I needed the points to secure a win on Monday! Grabbed an assist v Liverpool, but has been poor recently.|
|Said Benrahma||FWD||West Ham||Chelsea||97%||Not picking up many ghost points, and the attacking returns have dried up. Bench him against Chelsea.|
|Wilfried Zaha||FWD||Crystal Palace||Manchester United||99%||United are obviously having a tough time at the moment, but I'm not backing Zaha to score against them nonetheless. He needs goals to score well.|
Average % Rostered : 92%
Check out Draft Society’s Fantrax Weekly Player Projections page for more player evaluations for the upcoming week!
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