FPL Week 12 Rankings: Forster Headlines Goalkeeping Options

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After scoring 24 points in the last four gameweeks, 51 points in the season, and facing the worst ranked attack in the league means that Fraser Forster finally makes his way into the elite group this week. Forster is the back line of the best defence in football and has scored 6-plus points in seven or more weeks this year and has never scored less than two points. Fresh off the international break where he represented England against Scotland, he should be raring to go against an Aston Villa side who have less teeth than a toothless man.

Speaking of international breaks; that is the last until March so we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Nothing is worse than seeing your fantasy players go off on international duty and pick up knocks but to add to that we also lose out on the greatest and most exciting league in the world so I am glad this little spate of internationals is over.

Forster is joined at the top of the rankings by a familiar face to the elite tier in Thibaut Courtois who is the goalkeeper for the second best defence in football-even if they have struggled to keep clean sheets. That doesn’t stop the Chelsea defensive unit appearing high in the rankings because they are traditionally a defensive juggernaut and you just never expect them to concede.

On the injury front we have some big ones casting questions over this week with Baines, Shaw, Fabregas, Di Maria, Tadic, Sneiderlin, Welbeck and Balotelli all at 75% for this week. I do expect the majority of them to play and for further insight into each of them you can see my complete injury list below and my thoughts on the players who are fantasy relevant to your teams.

Goalkeepers

Elite

Names Team Opponent YTD FPR
Courtois Chelsea West Brom 33 1.18
Forster Southampton Aston Villa 51 1.55

 

Near Elite

Mignolet Liverpool Crystal Palace 33 1.18
Hart Man City Swansea 39 1.30
Lloris Tottenham Hull 43 1.09

 

Must Starts

Szczesny Arsenal Man Utd 33 1.00
Howard Everton West Ham 28 0.91
Begovic Stoke Burnley 30 1.00

 

Minor Question Marks

McGregor Hull Tottenham 21 0.67
De Gea Man Utd Arsenal 40 1.09
Krul Newcastle QPR 37 1.00

 

Major Question Marks

Fabianski Swansea Man City 45 1.45
Heaton Burnley Stoke 40 1.09
Speroni Crystal Palace Liverpool 35 0.64
Schmeichel Leicester Sunderland 20 0.70
Lindegaard Man Utd Arsenal 0
Pantilimon Sunderland Leicester 5 1.00
Adrian West Ham Everton 26 1.10

 

Stay Clear

Green QPR Newcastle 31 0.80

 

DO NOT TOUCH

Guzan Aston Villa Southampton 38 0.91
Foster West Brom Chelsea 36 1.10

 

Defenders

Elite

Names Team Opponent YTD FPR
Ivanovic Chelsea West Brom 48 1.36
Baines Everton West Ham 69 1.45
Coleman Everton West Ham 45 1.38
Clyne Southampton Aston Villa 63 1.82
Bertrand Southampton Aston Villa 61 1.73
Fonte Southampton Aston Villa 57 1.64
Alderweield Southampton Aston Villa 33 1.86

 

Near Elite

Cahill Chelsea West Brom 37 1.55
Terry Chelsea West Brom 30 1.36
Azpilicueta Chelsea West Brom 32 1.33

 

Must Starts

Jagielka Everton West Ham 48 1.09
Distin Everton West Ham 7 0.80
Kompany Man City Swansea 30 1.30
Clichy Man City Swansea 28 1.00
Mangala Man City Swansea 13 1.20
Shawcross Stoke Burnley 35 1.18

 

Number 2/3 Options

Mertesacker Arsenal Man Utd 30 1.20
Gibbs Arsenal Man Utd 30 1.13
Chambers Arsenal Man Utd 41 0.90
G.Johnson Liverpool Crystal Palace 10 1.00
Moreno Liverpool Crystal Palace 30 1.00
Skrtel Liverpool Crystal Palace 20 0.78
Lovren Liverpool Crystal Palace 26 1.18
Janmaat Newcastle QPR 47 1.09
Dummett Newcastle QPR 34 1.20
Williamson Newcastle QPR 18 0.88
Pieters Stoke Burnley 25 1.11

 

Number 3 Options

O’Shea Sunderland Leicester 24 1.00
Vergini Sunderland Leicester 22 1.00
Brown Sunderland Leicester 16 0.56
Reveillere Sunderland Leicester 4 1.00
Kaboul Tottenham Hull 28 1.00
Rose Tottenham Hull 31 1.00

 

Tough to Trust

Duff Burnley Stoke 39 0.91
Trippier Burnley Stoke 39 1.00
Shackell Burnley Stoke 32 1.00
Robertson Hull Tottenham 24 0.56
Morgan Leicester Sunderland 19 0.73
de Laet Leicester Sunderland 21 0.82
Caulker QPR Newcastle 26 0.82
Isla QPR Newcastle 21 1.00
Dunne QPR Newcastle 6 0.33
Yun QPR Newcastle 9 0.75
A.Williams Swansea Man City 40 1.45
Rangel Swansea Man City 34 1.60
N.Taylor Swansea Man City 39 1.45
Amat Swansea Man City 14 1.50
Creswell West Ham Everton 26 1.33
Tomkins West Ham Everton 21 0.71
Reid West Ham Everton 24 0.89
Jenkinson West Ham Everton 16 1.00

 

The Question Marks with Upside

Monreal Arsenal Man Utd 25 1.14
Koscielny Arsenal Man Utd 20 1.00
Mee Burnley Stoke 22 1.13
Ward Burnley Stoke 6 1.00
C.Davies Hull Tottenham 24 1.00
Chester Hull Tottenham 27 1.00
Rosenior Hull Tottenham 7 0.60
McShane Hull Tottenham 9 0.80
Konchesky Leicester Sunderland 23 0.80
Moore Leicester Sunderland 12 0.56
Schlupp Leicester Sunderland 22 1.00
Wasilewski Leicester Sunderland 2 1.00
Manquillo Liverpool Crystal Palace 19 1.29
Jose Enrique Liverpool Crystal Palace 2 0.50
Sakho Liverpool Crystal Palace 10 1.25
Zabaleta Man City Swansea 19 0.86
Demichellis Man City Swansea 23 1.38
Sagna Man City Swansea 5 0.80
Shaw Man Utd Arsenal 18 1.33
Rafael Man Utd Arsenal 18 1.17
Jones Man Utd Arsenal 16 1.50
Evans Man Utd Arsenal 15 1.67
Blackett Man Utd Arsenal 13 1.00
Thorpe Man Utd Arsenal 1 0.00
McNair Man Utd Arsenal 14 1.25
Smalling Man Utd Arsenal 2 0.20
Steven Taylor Newcastle QPR 14 1.25
Haidara Newcastle QPR 9 0.75
Yanga-Mbiwa Newcastle QPR 0
Ryan Taylor Newcastle QPR 1 0.00
Bardsley Stoke Burnley 27 1.30
Wilson Stoke Burnley 28 1.27
Muniesa Stoke Burnley 10 0.80
Cameron Stoke Burnley 5 0.50
Coates Sunderland Leicester 0
Bartley Swansea Man City 2 1.00
Vertonghen Tottenham Hull 18 0.86
Dier Tottenham Hull 34 0.78
Chiriches Tottenham Hull 3 1.50
Fazio Tottenham Hull -2 0.00

 

Midfielders

Elite

Player Team Opponent YTD FPR
Sanchez Arsenal Man Utd 79 1.70
Hazard Chelsea West Brom 56 1.64
Di Maria Man Utd Arsenal 58 1.67
Chadli Tottenham Hull 64 1.70

 

Near Elite

Fabregas Chelsea West Brom 63 1.73
Oscar Chelsea West Brom 47 1.44
Sterling Liverpool Crystal Palace 55 1.45
Gerrard Liverpool Crystal Palace 45 1.45
Sigurdsson Swansea Man City 63 1.64

 

Top End #2’s

Jedinak Crystal Palace Liverpool 37 1.30
Barkley Everton West Ham 12 1.25
Silva Man City Swansea 40 1.44
Tadic Southampton Aston Villa 57 1.73
Larsson Sunderland Leicester 43 1.45
Eriksen Tottenham Hull 45 1.27
Brunt West Brom Chelsea 42 1.45
Downing West Ham Everton 54 1.50

 

Number 2/3 Options

Cazorla Arsenal Man Utd 22 1.10
Matic Chelsea West Brom 36 1.36
Puncheon Crystal Palace Liverpool 32 1.10
Bolasie Crystal Palace Liverpool 32 1.18
Diame Hull Tottenham 44 1.09
Elmohamady Hull Tottenham 31 1.36
Henderson Liverpool Crystal Palace 39 1.30
Mata Man Utd Arsenal 40 1.44
Fer QPR Newcastle 31 1.20
Schneiderlin Southampton Aston Villa 47 1.45
Wanyama Southampton Aston Villa 45 1.30
Moses Stoke Burnley 36 1.67
A.Johnson Sunderland Leicester 25 1.22
Routledge Swansea Man City 39 1.70
Lamela Tottenham Hull 32 1.18
Dorrans West Brom Chelsea 36 1.30
Noble West Ham Everton 28 1.43

 

Flex Options

Richardson Aston Villa Southampton 23 1.33
Westwood Aston Villa Southampton 23 1.30
N’Zogbia Aston Villa Southampton 25 1.20
Sanchez Aston Villa Southampton 10 1.70
Boyd Burnley Stoke 23 1.00
Jones Burnley Stoke 22 1.44
Willian Chelsea West Brom 33 1.00
McGeady Everton West Ham 24 1.25
Huddlestone Hull Tottenham 28 1.18
Livermore Hull Tottenham 25 1.09
Can Liverpool Crystal Palace 17 1.50
Fellaini Man Utd Arsenal 19 1.17
Sissoko Newcastle QPR 26 1.18
Colback Newcastle QPR 25 1.18
Cabella Newcastle QPR 24 1.10
Ameobi Newcastle QPR 18 1.33
Mane Southampton Aston Villa 27 1.50
Montero Swansea Man City 22 0.55
Ki Swansea Man City 31 1.36
Amalfitano West Ham Everton 22 1.14

 

Solid but Unspectacular

Ramsey Arsenal Man Utd 33 0.80
Arfield Burnley Stoke 30 1.09
Marney Burnley Stoke 15 1.14
Ledley Crystal Palace Liverpool 16 1.00
Ben Arfa Hull Tottenham 9 0.50
Quinn Hull Tottenham 19 1.14
Allen Liverpool Crystal Palace 16 1.00
Toure Man City Swansea 30 1.00
Fernando Man City Swansea 17 1.00
Navas Man City Swansea 27 0.90
Gouffran Newcastle QPR 24 1.00
N’Zonzi Stoke Burnley 26 1.18
Walters Stoke Burnley 26 1.14
Shelvey Swansea Man City 22 1.25
Mason Tottenham Hull 15 1.00
C.Gardner West Brom Chelsea 23 1.00
J.Morrison West Brom Chelsea 27 1.13

 

If You’re Desperate

Cleverly Aston Villa Southampton 17 0.89
Kightly Burnley Stoke 15 0.83
Osman Everton West Ham 15 0.86
Cork Southampton Aston Villa 27 0.89
Rodwell Sunderland Leicester 22 0.70
Cattermole Sunderland Leicester 23 0.80
Capoue Tottenham Hull 22 1.00
Sessegnon West Brom Chelsea 21 0.78
Song West Ham Everton 12 0.71

 

Question Marks with Upside

Chamberlain Arsenal Man Utd 28 1.00
Walcott Arsenal Man Utd 2 0.00
Wallace Burnley Stoke 10 0.50
Chalobah Burnley Stoke 3 0.00
Ramires Chelsea West Brom 22 0.83
McArthur Crystal Palace Liverpool 17 1.50
Zaha Crystal Palace Liverpool 17 1.60
McCarthy Everton West Ham 24 1.20
Pienaar Everton West Ham 14 0.67
Mirallas Everton West Ham 20 0.83
Lallana Liverpool Crystal Palace 19 1.17
Coutinho Liverpool Crystal Palace 18 0.78
Milner Man City Swansea 27 1.00
Nasri Man City Swansea 14 0.83
Lampard Man City Swansea 21 1.20
Herrera Man Utd Arsenal 24 1.00
Valencia Man Utd Arsenal 17 0.86
Kranjcar QPR Newcastle 16 1.00
Mutch QPR Newcastle 11 1.00
Henry QPR Newcastle 12 0.50
Davis Southampton Aston Villa 27 1.09
Buckley Sunderland Leicester 22 1.00

 

Strikers

Elite

Players Team Opponent YTD FPR
Costa Chelsea West Brom 63 1.67
Aguero Man City Swansea 79 1.73

 

Near Elite

Lukaku Everton West Ham 42 1.36
Rooney Man Utd Arsenal 31 1.38
v.Persie Man Utd Arsenal 32 1.10
Pelle Southampton Aston Villa 66 1.64
D.Sakho West Ham Everton 51 1.63

 

Top 10 Options

Austin QPR Newcastle 51 1.40
Berahino West Brom Chelsea 56 1.45
Valencia West Ham Everton 43 1.30

 

Number 2’s

Welbeck Arsenal Man Utd 37 1.00
F.Campbell Crystal Palace Liverpool 37 1.18
A.Hernanez Hull Tottenham 27 1.13
Ulloa Leicester Sunderland 46 1.18
Ayoze Newcastle QPR 30 0.60
Fletcher Sunderland Leicester 40 1.00
Bony Swansea Man City 38 1.09

 

Low End #2/High End Flex

Agbonlahor Aston Villa Southampton 29 0.80
Weimann Aston Villa Southampton 37 0.82
Ings Burnley Stoke 18 0.88
Naismith Everton West Ham 40 0.91
Vargas QPR Newcastle 28 1.14
Diouf Stoke Burnley 33 0.90
Wickham Sunderland Leicester 27 0.82
Kane Tottenham Hull 16 0.71
Long Southampton Aston Villa 25 0.60

 

Low End Flex Options

Jovetic Man City Swansea 21 0.83
Gomis Swansea Man City 17 0.44
Jutkiewicz Burnley Stoke 25 1.00
Eto’o Everton West Ham 25 0.86
Vardy Leicester Sunderland 36 0.78
Nugent Leicester Sunderland 21 0.90
Zamora QPR Newcastle 19 0.50
Crouch Stoke Burnley 32 0.89
Adebayor Tottenham Hull 37 1.00

 

The Question Marks

Bent Aston Villa Southampton 6 0.00
Barnes Burnley Stoke 16 0.38
Sordell Burnley Stoke 9 0.29
Remy Chelsea West Brom 12 1.00
Drogba Chelsea West Brom 15 0.25
Gayle Crystal Palace Liverpool 13 0.43
Chamakh Crystal Palace Liverpool 20 0.88
Wood Leicester Sunderland 8 0.50
Balotelli Liverpool Crystal Palace 20 0.89
Lambert Liverpool Crystal Palace 13 0.33
Borini Liverpool Crystal Palace 5 0.25
Dzeko Man City Swansea 29 0.70
Falcao Man Utd Arsenal 19 1.20
Wilson Man Utd Arsenal 3 0.50
Riviere Newcastle QPR 15 0.86
Cisse Newcastle QPR 31 1.20
Bojan Stoke Burnley 14 0.83
Barrow Swansea Man City 3
Emnes Swansea Man City 5 0.25
Soldado Tottenham Hull 7 0.75
Anichebe West Brom Chelsea 21 0.83
Samaras West Brom Chelsea 4 0.00
Cole West Ham Everton 19 0.75
A.Carroll West Ham Everton 1 0.00
Zarate West Ham Everton 15 1.50
Giroud Arsenal Man Utd 6 1.00

 

Injuries

Goalkeepers

Name Club Injury Return? Comments
Ospina Arsenal Thigh This Weekend
Hamer Leicester Hand This Weekend
De Gea Man United Hand 75% It seems likely he is going to play this week especially with it being a crucnch game against a big rival. If you have a viable back up then use them instead.
McCarthy QPR Thigh This Weekend
Boruc Southampton Loan January

 

Defenders

Debuchy Arsenal Ankle 27th Dec Callum Chambers isnt really doing enough to stop him getting regaining his place when he comes back
Koscielny Arsenal Achilles This Weekend I think he will be back this week but unless we get a definite answer on that then there are other options this week that I would think of using
Vlaar Aston Villa Knock 75% With three centre backs and the starting right back questionable chances are someone plays but this is an awful match up so I would steer clear of them all
Senderos Aston Villa Thigh 75% See Vlaar
Hutton Aston Villa Ankle This Weekend See Vlaar
Baker Aston Villa Knee 75% See Vlaar
Hunt Crystal Palace Loan 3rd Jan
McCarthy Crystal Palace Loan This Weekend
Williams Crystal Palace Loan 10th Jan
Baines Everton Hamstring 75% I absolutely hate it when top players are injured because benching them is next to impossible. I expect Baines this week so start him as normal
Alcaraz Everton Shoulder Unknown Looked set to be the main partner for Jag until this. Have to believe this opens the door for a Distin return
Stones Everton Ankle Unknown No guarentee about when he will back making it hard to stash him. If you have the space do it but Everton’s defence hasn’t been good enough to sacrifice your team waiting for him
Oviedo Everton Knock 30th Nov Not sure what to make of him because I do not know where his role is going forward but there might be something here. Worth monitoring when he returns
C.Davies Hull Back 75% Has been the most consistent defender on the team week to week but Hull hasn’t been a fantasy goldmine and I am not sure I see that changing this week.
M.Dawson Hull Ankle 50% I doubt they rush him back this week so I wouldn’t play him
A.Bruce Hull Hamstring 6th Dec
Dudgeon Hull Loan 10th Jan
Figueroa Hull Loan This Weekend
Jose Enrique Liverpool Knee 50% Cannot trust him to play even when healthy
Sakho Liverpool Thigh This Weekend Not sure what Liverpool do between him and Skrtel making it hard to fully trust either.
Flanagan Liverpool Knee Unknown
Kompany Man City Calf This Weekend Unless he suffers a set back they will play him because they have to if they don’t want to run the risk of this slipping away
Kolarov Man City Calf 6th Dec This is massive news for Clichy. If he is available in your league then go and get him because he will now play every game. As for Kolarov: Stash
Rojo Man United Shoulder 14th Dec For now stash
Rafael Man United Muscle This Weekend With the mess this defence is I am not sure it matters if he plays right now. Arsenal have only failed to score once this season!
Evans Man United Ankle 50% Man United’s defence has been incredibly frustrating this year. Evans isnt worth owning right now for me
Shaw Man United Groin 75% I think he will play this week because they don’t have much other option at the position
Jones Man United Shin 50% Might be back this week and with Rojo’s out he is worth owning going forward but he needs to stay healthy
Coloccini Newcastle Muscle 6th Dec This guts Newcastle because they had just built a good partnership at the back and they lose one of the guys for a few weeks. Droppable.
Steven Taylor Newcastle Knee 75% Oh look the other half of the partnership! Count on Williamson to start this week. Probably safest to bench him
Santon Newcastle Knee This Weekend Dummet and Janmaat have the full back positions locked up so don’t expect him to come racing back in full time
Ferdinand QPR Suspended 29th Nov Think he may be on his way out of football very soon and Harry may just write this experiment off
Huth Stoke Calf This Weekend Interesting to see if he gets any playing time as Stoke have been reasonbably good at the back. Monitor
Wilson Stoke Knock 75% A great match up for a great defensive group. I hope he plays
Bardsley Stoke Knock 75% See above
Dionatan Stoke Foot This Weekend
Wilkinson Stoke Loan 24th Jan
van Aanholt Sunderland Shoulder Dislocation 14th Feb Has been pretty good going forward this year but this is a bad one. Drop
Jones Sunderland Hamstring This Weekend With everyone else fit and a good match up I don’t see them risking him
Richards Swansea Knock This Weekend Not enough injuries around him for him to play this week
Fernandez Swansea Calf 13th Dec Just like that Amat gets his chance to slot straight back into this team. Fernandez is droppable
Tate Swansea Loan 27th Dec
Naughton Tottenham Suspended 3rd Dec A second red card of the year! Droppable for me
Walker Tottenham Pelvic 50% I want NOTHING to do with this injury prone but very talented player. Massive risk when he returns but there is significant potential rewards.
Olsson West Brom Achilles This Weekend Worth monitoring but not owning
Daniels West Brom Loan 10th Jan
Pocognoli West Brom Thigh 50% They are playing Chelsea this week so who cares if he plays because you cannot start him
Demel West Ham Thigh This Weekend Not sure of his role so shouldn’t be owned

 

Midfielders

Gnabry Arsenal LMF 22nd Nov Could have a role going forward. Worth monitoring because it probably won’t be a large one but there is a high ceiling
Arteta Arsenal Hamstring This Weekend Not worth the risk of starting and potentially should be dropped if there are better options out there.
Ozil Arsenal Knee Unknown Should be back in January and must be stashed given his potential ceiling
Diaby Arsenal Calf 29th Nov
Delph Aston Villa Shoulder Dislocation Unknown Droppable
Johnson Aston Villa Loan 22nd Nov
Gardner Aston Villa Loan 10th Jan
Taylor Burnley Achilles Unknown Droppable
Fabregas Chelsea Hamstring 75% They make take this opportunity to rest him so be cautious with him because we may not here anything before roster locks. Hard to sit him but also hard to play him in leagues that do not auto sub
Schurrle Chelsea Illness 75% Has struggled to get on the field so is barely ownable right now
McArthur Crystal Palace Calf 75% Has been a solid contributor this year but he isnt anything special to your fantasy team that its worth risking a big fat 0
Williams Crystal Palace Loan 1st Jan
McCarthy Everton Hamstring 75% Solid but unspectacular. Not worth risking that 0
Barry Everton Ankle Unknown Has been what most defensive midfielders are. Consistently below average contributors. Drop
Mirallas Everton Hamstring 50% You cannot start him this week unless there is a significant upgrade but your faith should soon be rewarded with his return
Gibson Everton Knock 75%
Snodgrass Hull Knee Unknown
Ince Hull Loan 30th Dec
Henderson Liverpool Hamstring 75% A top end guy worth risking the 0 unless you hear of a downgrade
Suso Liverpool Groin 6th Dec
Silva Man City Knee This Weekend Definitely worth risking the 0 because City need a spark if they are to stay in this title race. Second best player on the team by a wide margin
Di Maria Man United Ankle 75% I cannot see how he doesn’t feature. Start and enjoy watching
Carrick Man United Groin 75% A really unexciting option for fantasy especially as he could start in defence limiting his forward going opportunities and only rewarding him 1 point for a clean sheet
Blind Man United Knee Unknown A bit of a mix up how long he is out for. It could be 6 months and if it is you should drop him. For now just wait and see though
Young Man United Knock 75%
Lingard Man United Ankle Unknown
Obertan Newcastle Thigh Unknown Had a good couple of games but is now droppable
Aarons Newcastle Hamstring 6th Dec
de Jong Newcastle Thigh Unknown Not sure when he is coming back so for now monitor but you cannot stash him
Tiote Newcastle Knock This Weekend
Abeid Newcastle Toe 25% Starting to become fantasy relevant and while he is worth a pick up you cannot use him this week
Gutierrez Newcastle Critically Ill Unknown He should be returning to the club soon as I am pleased to say reports are he has beaten cancer.
Sandro QPR Hamstring 75% Hasn’t been anything special so he isnt worth risking
Faurlin QPR ACL 1st Jan
Davis Southampton Hamstring 75% Not in the league of the two guys below but is still useful. However, I do not feel he is worth the risk this week
Schneiderlin Southampton Groin 75% Got off to a hot start but even though he has slowed down he is still a useful midfielder who I expect to play and would start this week
Tadic Southampton Knock 75% One spectacular week has inflated his fantasy points but he is consistently one of the best midfielders around and well worth the risk as I expect him to feature
Ward-Prowse Southampton Foot 29th Nov Someone to have on the radar and possibly be picked up this week if you have the space
Whelan Stoke Leg 6th Dec Droppable
Odemwingie Stoke Knee Unknown
Ness Stoke Loan 10th Jan
Shea Stoke Loan 11th Dec
Giaccherini Sunderland Ankle This Weekend Not someone you can own until he can get significant playing time
Dyer Swansea Groin 75% Has been missing time lately after a hot start. You cannot start him this week
Routledge Swansea Groin 75% Has been one of the most consistent guys around but doesn’t have any of the big weeks that others have. I think he plays and you can start him
Bentaleb Tottenham Ankle This Weekend Not worth the risk of using or owning
Townsend Tottenham Ankle 75% Not regular enough to be worth starting
Roofe West Brom Loan 6th Dec
Morrison West Ham Loan 27th Dec
Poyet West Ham Loan 13th Dec

 

Strikers

Welbeck Arsenal Hamstring 75% Against his old club in a crunch game? Yeah I think he plays this one
Giroud Arsenal Ankle 50% Could be on the bench this week but I don’t think he is useable for fantasy. Worth maiing a late ditch to acquire him IMO
Benteke Aston Villa Suspended 2nd Dec A stupid decision has cost him and after losing him for the first seven weeks this may be the last straw for people. You have to hold him but this hurts
Kozak Aston Villa Broken Leg Unknown
Vokes Burnley Knee Unknown
Murray Crystal Palace Loan 10th Jan
Kone Everton Knock This Weekend
Jelavic Hull Knee 50% I don’t expect him to start so another boost for Hernandez owners. Jelavic is probably benchable this week
Balotelli Liverpool Groin 75%
Sturridge Liverpool Thigh Unknown Could this get any more frustrating for owners! Everytime he looks like returning he suffers a set back. You HAVE to stash him but I am not comfortable with it.
Dzeko Man City Calf 25%
Falcao Man United Knock 50% Hard to trust again until he is fully back. Stash him and hope they don’t rush him too quickly
Cisse Newcastle Knee 75% He is really starting to frustrate people with his constant injury issues. Not sure you can start him this week
Rodriguez Southampton Knee 6th Dec Time to start trading for him
Gallagher Southampton Knee 75%
Graham Sunderland Loan 10th Jan
Donnelly Swansea Ankle This Weekend
A.Carroll West Ham LMF This Weekend Unlikely to start this week but this is definitely the time to go get him and see how they use him

 

So there are my comprehensive rankings for Week 12! If any injury news emerges following the writing of this at 2:45pm ET then I will endeavour to update the article so make sure you check back. If you have any decisions you are deliberating over then be sure to come find me on twitter following the link below.

Good luck for this week and enjoy the return of the Premier League!

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