Once again both under the radar picks for the previous gameweek pulled through with flying colours. Andy Carroll, the star of the gameweek, scored twice and set up fellow striker Diafra Sakho in order to bring home 16 points for any fantasy football managers who put their faith in him. Benteke on the other hand was not as extraordinary but still managed 5 points with an assist, a relatively good return for an extremely poor gameweek. So with both picks bringing home the points (AGAIN), let’s move on to the under the radar picks for gameweek 16.
EDIN DZEKO, £8.1M, 4.9% TSB
With fellow striker and star fantasy football man Sergio Aguero, side-lined for at least 4 weeks, the Bosnian striker seems the perfect replacement for your fantasy side. Having returned to fitness in last week’s game against Everton, Aguero’s injury has come at the perfect time for Dzeko to prove himself to Manuel Pellegrini. An injury plagued season so far has seen Dzeko play only one full game, in which he netted twice against Hull. If given the chance Dzeko is bound to score and with an extremely promising run of games for City over the Christmas period it is crucial to have some attacking, Manchester City coverage. If you need an Aguero replacement that is likely to shoot you up the rankings then look no further than Edin Dzeko.
JEFFERSON MONTERO, £5.7M, 0.4% TSB
Ecaudorian winger Montero is proving to be an exciting prospect at Swansea and he offers great fantasy football potential as well. Having started the last seven games consecutively, game time is not a problem for Montero and Swansea’s counter attacking style of football seems to suit him down to the ground. Some great fixtures face Swansea in the coming games over the Christmas period, however with games in quick succession it could mean Montero is the subject of some rotation with fellow winger Nathan Dyer. Despite this Montero is still a great pick for your fantasy side if you are looking for some, out of the ordinary Swansea coverage – with only 0.4% of users selecting Montero in comparison to the 50.4% that own Sigurdsson. Swansea face Spurs at the weekend and it is likely that Montero will be involved in all of Swansea’s counter attacks, something Tottenham can’t seem to defend against. So if you need someone who can make a difference, take a gamble and get Montero in.
After a week of injuries and suspensions in gameweek 15 it is likely that the majority of fantasy football players will be taking points hits and bringing in a variety of replacements. At this stage of the season it is crucial to own those low value players that gain consistent points in order to allow for the standard big money players. So good luck to everyone for gameweek 16 and thanks for reading.