9 Fantasy Players That Are Flying Under The Radar

Miguel Perez
By Miguel Perez
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With many Fantasy Premier League Draft managers all gunning for the same star players with their early picks there will be the need to look at many players would ordinarily be off our radars in the traditional game.

When the likes of Sanchez, Kane and Lukaku are gone early on who will you turn to to get you points in your weekly head-to-head battles with your friends?

Here are some of the players we are looking at;

Christian Eriksen (Spurs)

Eriksen is often overlooked by Fantasy managers preoccupied with Kane and Alli, but with no squad limit of three players per club in the draft game Eriksen deservedly placed fifth in our list of midfielders having chipped in with eight goals and 20 assists last season. Should be snapped up early on by savvy managers but if you have the chance to pick him after the first round, do.

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)

Iheanacho recently completed a £25 million move from Man City to Leicester, where he sure to see more gametime than he did at the Etihad. His tally of 12 goals and five assists in 46 games may not seem impressive, but he was never a regular start and those appearance only equated to 1304 minutes, which would be less that 15 games if they were played in 90 minute blocks.

Willian (Chelsea)


Although on the margins of the squad last season the Brazilian still scored eight goals and assisted a further three goals in Chlesea's title winning campaign. The previous season Willian was the only star in a lacklustre season, where he pitched in with five goals and ten assists. With Hazard out injured, expect Willian to see minutes early on in the season.

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)


Southampton's excellent opening fixtures makes a Southampton defender a solid choice early on when forming a defence in the draft. Bertrand is our pick form Southampton's backline. Last season along with securing 12 clean sheets in 28 games, Bertrand was a constant attacking threat, scoring twice and providing five assists.


Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Burnley's Tom Heaton kept 10 clean sheets last season, the highest of any keeper playing for a club in the bottom half of the table

Jermaine Defoe (Bournemouth)


With 15 goals in two successive seasons for a struggling Sunderland team, and 158 Premier League goals in his career. Age doesn't seem to matter in his case having forced his way back into the England set up, playing in a much better team in Bournemouth will also help his cause.

James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

England U21 captain James Ward-Prowse is a set piece specialist and will be on most corners and free kicks when he plays.  Additionally two of his seven Premier League goals to date have come from the penalty spot.


Charlie Austin (Southampton)

Austin had been in great form last season scoring six goals prior to a long injury lay off. He has hit the ground running in preseason scoring price in a recent 2-2 draw against Brentford and if he can remain fit he is capable of reaching or exceeding the 18 goals he scored for relegated QPR in the 2014/15 season.

Pascal Groß (Brighton and Hove Albion)


Although expensive for a newly promoted midfielder Groß is coming off an excellent season in Germany, where despite playing for a side that ended up being relegated (Ingolstadt 04) created the most chances in the Bundesliga (95) and chipped in with 5 goals and 4 assists in 31 starts.

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