Gameweek 13 – Goals

In 2011/12 on November 26, 2011 at 11:57 am

It's all about the bonus points scoreboard

Earlier in the week I went to a charity do where Garth Crooks was chairing a discussion between; Gabrielle Marcotti, Mick Dennis and Big Sam.  It covered all the big issues in football; racism, agents, footballers as role models but there was one debate conspicuous by its absence.  Fantasy Football.  The elephant in room that the panel didn’t dare touch on.

As I wrote in my gameweek 12 fantasy football review – it is all about the strikers at the minute.  RvP, Aguero, Adebayor.  Unlike previous seasons where galactico midfielders led the way, this year it is all about the boys up front.  So who are the top picks for Gameweek 13?

Shane Long
The Irish striker has a decent points / game ratio at 4.0 just 0.1 below Luis Suarez.  He has stepped up to the Premiership with 4 goals (and 5 bonus points) and has overcome a maiming from Alan Hutton. If he is fit is a good shout for Gameweek 13.  £5.7million  is probably the best price you’ll get for him.

Javier Hernandez
The little Mexican has 5 goals in only 7 starts for United this season and a whopping 9 bonus points. With Rooney seemingly playing in centre midfield (now more likely – with Anderson injured) Hernandez is now the main goal threat for United.  From a fantasy football perspective he gets bonus points every time he scores.  This is good.

Ivan Klasnic
The Bolton striker is in great form this season and has 6 goals in 7 starts for Bolton.  For a team that is struggling this is pretty impressive.  Klasnic is cheap too at £5.8 million and on penalties.  At home to Everton.  Get him in.

Got a fantasy footy question – give me a shout on twitter @mjmaxwell.


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