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Draft Premier League: Gameweek 7 Start and Sit

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 7 Start and Sit article! We’re here to talk you through some of the big Fantasy EPL decisions you may need to make for the upcoming fixtures.

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Gameweek 7 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.

For our Start and Sit candidates, we’re going to highlight one player in detail for each position, as well as suggesting a few alternatives. Let’s get to it!

Defender Starts

Liam Cooper vs WAT

Leeds have conceded the 2nd most goals in the league so far this season, yet Cooper has managed to score 7 points per start during that time. That’s largely due to his proclivity for acquiring peripheral stats including Aerials, Tackles, Interceptions, and Clearances, all vital parts of the Fantrax game. Well this week, Leeds faces a friendly matchup vs Watford and boasts a 37% chance of keeping a clean sheet according to the oddsmakers. That adds up to a nice recipe for success for Cooper to score a double-digit haul this gameweek.

Alternate Starts:

Alex Telles vs EVE

Matt Lowton vs NOR

Cristian Romero vs AVL

Defender Sits

Andrew Robertson vs MCI

Robertson is a great player, but Man City is the toughest offense to play against as a fantasy defender hands-down. They’ve allowed the least fantasy points against them by defenders by far, and have consistently stifled opposing studs. Take Marcos Alonso for example; the Spaniard played City last week, having averaged more than 20 points per game, and scored an atrocious -1.25 points against them (in only a 0-1 loss). Expect a similarly disappointing performance from Robertson.

Alternate Sits:

Kyle Walker vs LIV

Joel Matip vs MCI

Lucas Digne vs MUN

Also check out the Draft Premier League Gameweek 7 Waiver Wire!

Midfielder Starts

Ademola Lookman vs CRY

The diminutive Englishman showed just why Leicester City decided to invest in him during the off-season, scoring 15 fantasy points without an attacking return, and generally looking like the spark that Brendan Rodgers’s side has been lacking so far this season. This week, Lookman faces an easy matchup vs Crystal Palace and is favored to score a goal or assist nearly 40% of the time. Even without that, he provides one of the best floors for a Fantrax midfielder outside of the highly-owned and well known-studs

Alternate Starts:

Callum Hudson-Odoi vs SOU

Mathias Antonsen Normann vs BUR

Joe Willock vs WOL

Midfielder Sits

Jadon Sancho vs EVE

This one’s a rather big call, benching the big-name United winger. Yes, Sancho has upside this week and a possibility of finally getting an attacking return vs Everton. But the downside is also very real. Sancho has looked genuinely unimpressive in every game he’s started this season including the midweek UCL game where he was substituted early once again. He’s averaging less than 4 points per 90 minutes this season and is by no means a guarantee to get 90 minutes given a start either. The downside risk is far too high, and I’d much prefer a punt on a waiver wire pickup or one of the options mentioned above.

Alternate Sits:

Rodri vs LIV

Conor Gallagher vs LEI


Forward Starts

Rodrigo vs WAT

In Patrick Bamford’s injury absence, Rodrigo has taken up the Leeds starting striker role. While he didn’t excel last week vs West Ham, this week’s matchup vs Watford is much more favorable. Leeds likes to constantly be attacking and should generate plenty of offense. The oddsmakers give Rodrigo a 35% chance of scoring this week. You likely won’t find a better week to start the Leeds forward.

Alternate Starts:

Kelechi Iheanacho vs CRY

Chris Wood vs NOR

Emmanuel Dennis vs LEE

Forward Sits

Diogo Jota vs MCI

Another Liverpool player features and this time it’s the Portuguese, in-form forward. Jota scored 18.5 just last week but there are many reasons to bench him this week vs City. Firstly, he’s a rotation risk in the last game of the gameweek due to Firmino being back healthy and firing. Firmino subbed on for Jota in the midweek UCL game and scored 2 goals off the bench. Don’t be surprised if Jurgen Klopp starts the veteran Brazilian over Jota. On top of that, City are a difficult matchup for any attacker, particularly those who are dependent on goals and assists for most of their fantasy points. Well, Jota fits that description well, so without an attacking return this weekend, you may be looking at a serious risk to your lineup.

Alternate Sits:

Ferran Torres vs LIV

Che Adams vs CHE

Neil Maupay vs ARS


Check out Draft Society’s Fantrax Weekly Player Projections page for more player evaluations for the upcoming week!

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