The blanks are gone, Week 29 is here. Then an unfortunate week off… then the stretch run. That sums it up completely my friends. The bad news is we all sit here hitting F5 to refresh the injury news on the beloved Harry Kane. The injury news will shape teams for the immediate and the distant future. Because he is a nailed-on fantasy asset, and with his timetable for return yet to be determined, it leaves us in a guessing limbo. Then if you add in the two-week ban to Ibra, the forward position narrows itself down by attrition almost. No fear my friends, that is why we all should have the wildcard in hand to attack the next 10 game weeks. I am not saying to use it now, I am saying that if you have it and with the FA Cup coming up after this week, it will be ample time to build your roster for the multiple DGW that are going to be available for several teams and opening up the player universe to basically everyone. Well, everyone with a double that is, and some have two in the future. So build wisely, but stay in the here and now and work for Week 29 first, future later. Here are some immediate transfer options to use for the FPL this week.
Dusan Tadic, Southampton – The emergence of Manolo is the reason for the Dusan season right now. Every goal score needs a facilitator. Tadic is that guy. Two doubles in his future and a price that converts to almost everyone’s budget right now. Sitting with a goal and three helpers in his last two Premier league games, his price and the upcoming schedule he is more attractive then anyone on Liverpool. Allegiances mean nothing this late in the year.
Heung-Min Son, Spurs – With the Kane injury news Son may be the biggest differential there for Tottenham. Alli and Eriksen are going to get a ton of love, and they already do ownership wise. the only thing troubling is his upcoming schedule and commitments to South Korea. A good idea for now, but his fitness and usage will be tested.
Antonio Valencia, Man United – Anyone sitting with two Everton or two Chelsea defenders please go get Anthony in one of their stead.
Jack Stephens, Southampton – I know they are missing VVD, but moving forward a Soton defender is a needed punch to the backside, especially when using the bench boost. The cheapest entry point in and getting you full 90’s to boot. Cheap here saves for a bigger name elsewhere.
Oumar Niasse, Hull – Don’t be dumb, he sits versus Everton this week. The forward options moving ahead are Costa, Manolo and Lukaku until Ibra is eligible to come back. Don’t try to be cute and reinvent the wheel here. Go chalk and be different with differentials through the midfield.