As fantasy leagues inch toward trade deadlines, Bradley Stalder brings week-winning stats to help you get that W and secure a playoff spot.
With Week 5 coming, bye weeks will start impacting fantasy managers. This week, players on the Browns, Chargers, Seahawks, and Buccaneers will be out for fantasy teams with bye weeks. For seasonal leagues, DFS, and more, this week’s must start and sit picks can give you some guidance on setting your lineups. Good luck!
Some fantasy players love to know what they have before they draft a player. “Have to see it first drafters” are organized and rule-based. They like to draft experienced players with large NFL sample sizes. “Look how they did last year! This is what I am expecting again this year!” The problem with this drafting style is that it rarely produces the sort of build that can truly dominate your opponents. Often this style of drafting leads to chasing old scores and drafting players who have already played their best seasons as a pro. This limits the unknown upside that lies with players who are on the verge of breaking out.
After a tumultuous era, Newcastle United finally announced the departure of Mike Ashley with a Saudi-led consortium taking over. A new owner rarely comes with the intention of riding out their time with the club. And if we know anything about a middle-east led ownership, it’s that they come to win. Manchester City is a good example of this. They have completely turned the side around, not just by spending money on the team but on the all-around development of the club. They have improved the state of facilities at the club and the improved the youth academy as well.
They are not linked to Eintracht Frankfurt’s Evan Ndicka yet, but the recent Europa League winner is out of contract in 2023. If he is looking for a move, Newcastle could build their defence around him. At 6 foot 4 inches tall, N’Dicka is an excellent tackler and could help clean up the Newcastle defence. He is also in the top 99 percentile of passes blocked and top 95 percentile of shots blocked in the top 5 leagues of Europe.
Victor Osimhen is a clinical striker and an inside-the-box threat, and he is still only 23 years old. Besides being a good goal scorer, he is also a great ball carrier. He can carry the ball into dangerous locations, and his speed helps him evade defenders. His ball-carrying ability sets him apart from the other attackers in his age category. A striker with excellent physical attributes and goal-scoring ability is what the current Arsenal team is lacking. Osimhen will help them fill that void.
Tino Livramento is just 19 years of age and has already shown signs of being a world-class full-back. The 19-year-old excels in both defending and ball progression. The Englishman is excellent at carrying the ball forward. Besides being good at progressing the ball, he is also good at defending. Any team in the world would be lucky to have him. Arsenal should definitely make a move for him this summer. He will provide them with some much-needed creativity and a high defensive read of the game.
While Jacob Ramsey has a lot of upsides, he can be a little reckless too with his passing. Due to the sheer volume of passes he attempts, he invariably ends up dispossessing often. Overall, he is a wonderful player and you can look forward to more of him next season. It also isn’t long before some top clubs come knocking on Villa’s door inquiring about his availability.
Crystal Palace have a gem of a player in Michael Olise, and under the able guidance of Patrick Vieira, he is will only get better. While a number of top clubs will be interested in his services, Arsenal look to be leading that list. With a release clause of just £35 million, he will be a bargain for the Gunners.
A lot of Premier League players saw their countries qualify for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. But you won’t see a number of notable Premier League stars in November’s tournament. Who are they, and are there enough of them to join forces and make a decent team? Find out here.