FPL: Remy Rises in Week 24 Rankings

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So this time last week I was wondering about whether Diego Costa would be suspended and then, lo and behold, he got suspended the following day. Now, while last week was a disaster for Costa to miss for Chelsea fans, this week is arguably worse for fantasy owners in week 24. Chances were last week was unlikely to be a massive game against a team who has a top 5 defence but this week against Villa, who shipped five to a Sanchez-less Arsenal last week, Costa could easily have been a fantasy monster. In his stead I expect to see Loic Remy start again after a decent performance last week and Remy should be a must start in all leagues this week. However, don’t go dropping a long term contributor for one week of glory unless you are desperate.

The rest of the striking group is the same as always really with Aguero headlining followed by a very English group containing the returning Sturridge. The return of Cisse, Sakho and potentially Welbeck adds depth to a position that looked devoid of any depth just a week or so ago.

Midfield was tough this week with there being a lot of middle of the road contributors so splitting them really came down to their fakepremier league rating, which judges them compared to average on a per game basis. However, the top end is a little weakened with the loss of Sanchez and no return for Nasri or Toure this week.

In defence the big headline was the sending off of Ryan Bertrand and I expect the more than capable Matt Targett to step up and is a great plug and play if you need some defensive help. Clichy’s apparent strangle hold over the left back slot for City sees him jump up to the elite group, just watch Kolorov play now!

Courtois and Hart headline the goalkeepers and if De Gea had a slightly easier match up he would join them. It’s not surprise that the keepers for the top four defences are the top four keepers this week. Tim Krul is my plug and play for the given his decent match up against Stoke and Newcastle’s seemingly strengthening defence.

Goalkeepers

Elite

Surname Team Opponent YTD FPR
Courtois Chelsea Aston Villa 71 1.25
Hart Man City Hull 78 1.29

 

Near Elite

De Gea Man Utd West Ham 91 1.35
Forster Southampton QPR 91 1.26

 

Must Starts

Ospina Arsenal Tottenham 19 2.00
Speroni Crystal Palace Leicester 72 0.83
Mignolet Liverpool Everton 77 1.29
Krul Newcastle Stoke 57 1.00
Fabianski Swansea Sunderland 89 1.36
Pantilimon Sunderland Swansea 68 1.50

 

Should Hurt You

Heaton Burnley West Brom 79 1.00
Robles Everton Liverpool 18 0.83
Begovic Stoke Newcastle 71 0.96
Lloris Tottenham Arsenal 89 1.22
Foster West Brom Burnley 76 1.09
Adrian West Ham Man Utd 74 1.22

 

Could Hurt You

Green QPR Southampton 71 0.86

 

Will More Than Likely Hurt You

Guzan Aston Villa Chelsea 80 1.09
McGregor Hull Man City 61 0.67

 

Question Mark

Hamer Leicester Crystal Palace 31 1.00
Schwarzer Leicester Crystal Palace 2 1.00

 

Defenders

Elite

Names Team Opponent YTD FPR
Ivanovic Chelsea Aston Villa 114 1.55
Terry Chelsea Aston Villa 110 1.55
Clichy Man City Hull 80 1.24
Clyne Southampton QPR 96 1.50

 

Near Elite

Azpilicueta Chelsea Aston Villa 74 1.41
Baines Everton Liverpool 98 1.14
Demichellis Man City Hull 50 1.00
Kompany Man City Hull 46 1.21
Fonte Southampton QPR 91 1.38
Targett Southampton QPR 5 0.25

 

Must Starts

Mertesacker Arsenal Tottenham 74 1.10
Koscielny Arsenal Tottenham 61 1.25
Monreal Arsenal Tottenham 60 1.07
Bellerin Arsenal Tottenham 29 1.17
Coleman Everton Liverpool 78 1.11
Skrtel Liverpool Everton 78 1.05
Moreno Liverpool Everton 65 1.06
Sakho Liverpool Everton 46 1.20
Jones Man Utd West Ham 46 1.73
Rojo Man Utd West Ham 29 1.09
Shaw Man Utd West Ham 31 1.10

 

#3 Options

Janmaat Newcastle Stoke 80 1.14
Muniesa Stoke Newcastle 41 1.08
Wilson Stoke Newcastle 40 1.06
Bardsley Stoke Newcastle 40 1.00
Wollscheid Stoke Newcastle 8 2.00
Williams Swansea Sunderland 80 1.18
Taylor Swansea Sunderland 68 1.24
Fernandez Swansea Sunderland 47 1.42
Naughton Swansea Sunderland 7 0.75
Walker Tottenham Arsenal 18 0.67

 

Flex Options

Dann Crystal Palace Leicester 65 1.10
Ward Crystal Palace Leicester 53 0.86
Jagielka Everton Liverpool 79 0.95
Stones Everton Liverpool 30 1.13
O’Shea Sunderland Swansea 70 1.09
Vergini Sunderland Swansea 64 1.05
van Aanholt Sunderland Swansea 39 1.08
Reveillere Sunderland Swansea 38 1.29
Rose Tottenham Arsenal 54 1.00
Vertonghen Tottenham Arsenal 60 0.94
Fazio Tottenham Arsenal 30 0.83

 

Low End Flex Options

Schlupp Leicester Crystal Palace 55 1.00
Simpson Leicester Crystal Palace 22 0.89
Wasilewski Leicester Crystal Palace 36 0.73
Coloccini Newcastle Stoke 59 0.72
Williamson Newcastle Stoke 36 0.65
Haidara Newcastle Stoke 34 0.78
Wisdom West Brom Burnley 73 0.95
Lescott West Brom Burnley 67 1.06
McAuley West Brom Burnley 31 1.13
Creswell West Ham Man Utd 80 1.33

 

No Help to You

Trippier Burnley West Brom 65 0.95
Shackell Burnley West Brom 53 0.86
Mee Burnley West Brom 47 0.94
Keane Burnley West Brom 25 0.69
Kelly Crystal Palace Leicester 43 0.89
Delaney Crystal Palace Leicester 33 0.80
O’Brien West Ham Man Utd 13 0.40
Demel West Ham Man Utd 7 0.60
Isla QPR Southampton 48 0.88
Hill QPR Southampton 21 1.14
Onuoha QPR Southampton 12 0.25
Dunne QPR Southampton 27 0.47
Hutton Aston Villa Chelsea 61 1.22
Okore Aston Villa Chelsea 27 0.82
Clark Aston Villa Chelsea 41 1.00
Davies Hull Man City 47 1.00
Dawson Hull Man City 22 0.67
Robertson Hull Man City 31 0.44

 

Question Marks with Upside

Cahill Chelsea Aston Villa 80 1.43
Zouma Chelsea Aston Villa 11 0.50
Johnson Liverpool Everton 37 1.09
Lovren Liverpool Everton 30 0.87
Enrique Liverpool Everton 9 0.75
Zabaleta Man City Hull 56 1.06
Kolarov Man City Hull 31 1.09
Sagna Man City Hull 15 1.00
Gardos Southampton QPR 18 1.00
Yoshida Southampton QPR 34 0.64

 

Midfielders

Elite

Surname Team Opponent YTD FPR
Cazorla Arsenal Tottenham 109 1.41
Hazard Chelsea Aston Villa 139 1.78
Oscar Chelsea Aston Villa 107 1.63
Sterling Liverpool Everton 107 1.55
Silva Man City Hull 97 1.59

 

Near Elite

Henderson Liverpool Everton 91 1.52
Di Maria Man Utd West Ham 75 1.47
Tadic Southampton QPR 97 1.52
Eriksen Tottenham Arsenal 121 1.43
Downing West Ham Man Utd 118 1.59

 

Great Options

Ozil Arsenal Tottenham 39 1.25
Coutinho Liverpool Everton 71 1.30
Navas Man City Hull 65 1.23
Mata Man Utd West Ham 83 1.35
Larsson Sunderland Swansea 79 1.39
Chadli Tottenham Arsenal 103 1.40

 

Must Starts

Boyd Burnley West Brom 67 1.19
Matic Chelsea Aston Villa 62 1.36
Puncheon Crystal Palace Leicester 70 1.00
Barkley Everton Liverpool 42 1.13
Colback Newcastle Stoke 72 1.23
Sissoko Newcastle Stoke 61 1.24
Fer QPR Southampton 78 1.27
Ward-Prowse Southampton QPR 50 1.54
Mane Southampton QPR 62 1.13
Elia Southampton QPR 20 1.67
Walters Stoke Newcastle 86 1.22
Dyer Swansea Sunderland 65 1.10
Cabella Newcastle Stoke 49 0.81
Moses Stoke Newcastle 41 1.42
Lallana Liverpool Everton 61 1.40

 

Flex Options

Ramsey Arsenal Tottenham 56 1.13
Elmohamady Hull Man City 68 1.22
Arfield Burnley West Brom 59 1.09
Jones Burnley West Brom 47 1.24
Mirallas Everton Liverpool 55 1.00
Valencia Man Utd West Ham 59 1.28
Fellaini Man Utd West Ham 45 1.15
N’Zonzi Stoke Newcastle 60 1.22
Lamela Tottenham Arsenal 55 1.05
Brunt West Brom Burnley 58 1.20
Zaha Crystal Palace Leicester 40 1.19
Flamini Arsenal Tottenham 41 1.11

 

Low End Flex Options

Sanchez Aston Villa Chelsea 36 1.00
Ledley Crystal Palace Leicester 50 1.26
McArthur Crystal Palace Leicester 50 1.33
Davis Southampton QPR 53 1.09
Morrison West Brom Burnley 55 1.22
Livermore Hull Man City 50 1.05
Gouffran Newcastle Stoke 53 0.90
Gomez Sunderland Swansea 50 1.00
Sessegnon West Brom Burnley 58 1.05
Gardner West Brom Burnley 50 1.05
Markovic Liverpool Everton 31 0.77

 

Solid Contributors with Limited Upside

McGeady Everton Liverpool 39 1.14
Can Liverpool Everton 32 1.27
Blind Man Utd West Ham 39 1.27
Westwood Aston Villa Chelsea 38 1.18
Delph Aston Villa Chelsea 27 1.15
Abeid Newcastle Stoke 9 1.25
Shelvey Swansea Sunderland 44 1.00
Mason Tottenham Arsenal 36 1.00
McManaman West Brom Burnley 1 0.00
Noble West Ham Man Utd 39 1.00
Song West Ham Man Utd 35 1.00
Huddlestone Hull Man City 37 1.00

 

Question Marks with Massive Upside

Cuadrado Chelsea Aston Villa 0
Walcott Arsenal Tottenham 12 0.40
Gil Aston Villa Chelsea 2 0.00
Sinclair Aston Villa Chelsea 3 0.00
Lennon Everton Liverpool 17 0.75
Young Man Utd West Ham 30 1.08
Ameobi Newcastle Stoke 48 1.20
Milner Man City Hull 56 1.00
Gerrard Liverpool Everton 78 1.20

 

Strikers

Elite

Surname Team Opponent YTD FPR
Aguero Man City Hull 112 1.44

 

Near Elite

Sturridge Liverpool Everton 15 1.50
Rooney Man Utd West Ham 85 1.42
Austin QPR Southampton 114 1.48
Pelle Southampton QPR 99 1.35
Kane Tottenham Arsenal 103 1.32

 

Great Options

Giroud Arsenal Tottenham 52 1.25
Ings Burnley West Brom 83 1.35
Remy Chelsea Aston Villa 29 0.75
Lukaku Everton Liverpool 82 1.22
van Persie Man Utd West Ham 91 1.29
Defoe Sunderland Swansea 11 2.00

 

Must Starts

Sakho West Ham Man Utd 72 1.50
Ulloa Leicester Crystal Palace 80 1.04
Falcao Man Utd West Ham 54 1.07
Berahino West Brom Burnley 89 1.09
Cisse Newcastle Stoke 71 1.00
Gomis Swansea Sunderland 35 0.53

 

Low End #2’s/Flex Options

Benteke Aston Villa Chelsea 38 1.07
Sanogo Crystal Palace Leicester 11 0.80
Gayle Crystal Palace Leicester 56 0.63
Naismith Everton Liverpool 74 1.05
Jelavic Hull Man City 60 1.17
Vargas QPR Southampton 49 1.00
Fletcher Sunderland Swansea 53 0.72
Valencia West Ham Man Utd 66 0.90

 

Lower End Flex Options

Weimann Aston Villa Chelsea 58 0.77
Agbonlahor Aston Villa Chelsea 52 0.76
Barnes Burnley West Brom 57 0.85
Hernandez Hull Man City 40 1.00
Vardy Leicester Crystal Palace 54 0.68
Krameric Leicester Crystal Palace 3 0.50
Crouch Stoke Newcastle 65 0.76

 

Questions Marks with Big Upside

Welbeck Arsenal Tottenham 68 1.11
Drogba Chelsea Aston Villa 39 0.35
Balotelli Liverpool Everton 22 0.67
Borini Liverpool Everton 17 0.50
Jovetic Man City Hull 56 0.86
Dzeko Man City Hull 32 0.54
Wilson Man Utd West Ham 15 0.63
Perez Newcastle Stoke 64 0.86
Diouf Stoke Newcastle 62 0.95

 

Question Marks with Limited Upside

Nugent Leicester Crystal Palace 42 0.80
Akpom Arsenal Tottenham 5 1.00
Vokes Burnley West Brom 4 0.00
Campbell Crystal Palace Leicester 42 0.88
Sagbo Hull Man City 3 0.00
Lambert Liverpool Everton 35 0.61
Zamora QPR Southampton 41 0.65
Seager Southampton QPR 1 0.00
Oliveira Swansea Sunderland 3 0.50
Barrow Swansea Sunderland 12
Soldado Tottenham Arsenal 27 0.57
Anichebe West Brom Burnley 35 0.85
N’Doye Crystal Palace Leicester 0

 

Question Marks with Very Limited Upside

Jutkiewicz Burnley West Brom 35 0.78
Murray Crystal Palace Leicester 5 0.25
Riviere Newcastle Stoke 21 0.46
Zarate QPR Southampton 25 1.29
Adebayor Tottenham Arsenal 38 0.91
Ideye West Brom Burnley 23 0.62
Cole West Ham Man Utd 23 0.46
Vaz Te West Ham Man Utd 6 0.50

 

Good luck with Week 24 and any specific questions that these rankings don’t address then shoot me a question over on twitter!

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