Neal Thurman

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FPL Draft Sit vs Start WK4

Friday, August 31, 2018


Week 4 is one of those rare weeks where the match-ups are pretty straight forward.  Big teams are playing mid-table (and below) teams and even the matches involving teams outside the top six appear fairly straight forward.  Trying to ignore the fact that this is exactly when a crazy upset happens, here are some thoughts on which fringe players you should be thinking about sitting vs starting in your FPL Draft league for Match Week 4.  

 

Start

Seamus Coleman – It has been a disappointing start for Everton’s defense overall and Coleman specifically but the arrival of Huddersfield Town presents the opportunity to bomb forward as well as an impotent attack that only managed a single shot on target against Cardiff City last weekend. 

Ruben Neves – West Ham has proven that it takes more than a high volume of transfer activity to transform a team.  They have been giving up goals for fun and are set to welcome a Wolves side feeling particularly confident after going toe-to-toe with City last weekend and holding their own.  

Christian Benteke – He was painfully close to a break through last weekend and at home against Southampton seems like as good a time as any to finally come good.  I’ll like this pick even more if Max Meyer takes his rightful place ahead of Jeffrey Schlupp in the starting line-up for the Eagles.

 

Sit

James Tarkowski – Yes, he scored last weekend.  Yes, Manchester United are in something of a crisis.  Still, the underlying trend is that Burnley have been shipping goals and Tarkowski isn’t going to score on a regular basis to justify his spot in the line-up.

James Maddison – Hard to see him getting the sort of attacking opportunities he’ll need to be productive against a Liverpool side that will have the ball for the majority of the match.  Maddison will likely spend a lot of time defending rather than producing fantasy points.

Joshua King – Another one who scored last weekend but Everton are a different proposition than Chelsea.  King has been a secondary option thus far this season behind Wilson and it’s hard to justify starting a secondary option against quality opposition on the road.  

 

Enjoy the matches.



Neal Thurman manages the Rotoworld's Premier League coverage and contributes to Never Manage Alone which he co-founded. He is also a diehard Arsenal supporter. You can find him on Twitter @NealJThurman.
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