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9 Players Who Can Turn Your Fantasy Football Season Around

By Mikey Traynor
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If you've had a tough start to the fantasy football season, fear not, as so has the majority of other managers.

For whatever reason, average scores are way down this season, as a "good" gameweek has gone from around 60 points to anything over 40.

Of course, those who brought the following players into their teams nice and early are probably not struggling, but there are still teams out there hanging on to the likes of Rooney, Kane, and Sanchez just waiting, praying for them to do something. Forget about them and get the following guys into the squad.

We're rating them in order of necessity:

Category 1: What are you doing with your life if you don't have these players?
Category 2: You seriously need to find space for these boys.
Category 3: Well worth a punt.

Category 1

Riyad Mahrez - Leicester City

If you don't have Riyad Mahrez in your team, you needn't bother with fantasy football this year.


Dimitri Payet - West Ham United

Similarly, the only reason you wouldn't have the classy Payet in your team is because you've set yourself a challenge to struggle as much as possible.

Callum Wilson - Bournemouth


He took a game or two to get going, but he's banging them in now and shows no signs of stopping, at 5.6m with the serious lack of decent strikers this year, just get him in.

Category 2

Boaz Myhill - West Bromwich Albion


Believe it or not, but Boaz Myhill is the best keeper in fantasy football so far this year. Tony Pulis teams are always good for a fantasy football defender or keeper, and Boaz is the #1. Cheap as chips too.


Odion Ighalo - Watford

If Watford score, Ighalo scores. The Nigerian is feeding off of Troy Deeney playing deeper, so if you have the Watford captain then you need to swap him out. Only costs 5.1m, but not for long.

Bakary Sako - Crystal Palace


While Bolasie and Zaha are better known names, it's the new signing from Wolves who looks the most dangerous Palace attacker this season. Palace are in good shape, and Sako is always a goal threat.

Category 3

Anthony Martial - Manchester United

It looks as though he's going to be Man United's starting striker, and he's proven he can keep his cool and take a chance, so at 8.1m (and rising) he could be a gamechanger.


Diafra Sakho - West Ham United

West Ham's best striker when all are fit and not being arrested for threatening to kill (like Sakho was earlier in the season), and a proven goalscorer in a tasty Hammers side. Give Diafra a shot.

Graziano Pelle - Southampton


You're never fully sure what you're going to get from Pelle, but as he proved with his header against Manchester United, he can pop up from anywhere and bag a goal. Consistent inconsistency, but he'll be up in the top scoring strikers at the end of the season.

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