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Fantasy week 11 wrap-up

With no midweek games in week 11, the success of your fantasy team was going to come down completely to the strength of your squad, and not relying on players playing in two fixtures to score the majority of your points. And with only one clean sheet across the 5 games, registered by Gold Coast’s Glen Moss/Jerrad Tyson combination, it was going to come down to field players to score the bulk of your points. But with an average of 3.2 goals per game this week compared to 1.67 last week, there were substantially more points on offer this week.

As expected, it was Gold Coast’s Glen Moss who was the highest scoring goalkeeper this week with 6 points. But don’t hastily trade him into your team just yet, as an injury picked up toward the end of the game is looking like keeping him on the sideline for the best part of two months. So, instead, why not pickup his understudy Jerrad Tyson, who is likely to be between the posts for most, if not all, of those weeks, and at only $76k is one of the lowest valued players in the entire fantasy competition.

Similarly, with Gold Coast being the only side to keep their opposition to donuts, some of your best defenders this week were likely to be from the Robina-based club. Kristian Rees, Paul Beekmans and Adama Traore all registered 6 points for their fantasy owners, but the pick of the defenders this week were the goal-scoring duo of Victory’s Diogo Ferreira and the Mariners’ Pedj Bojic, who both scored a handy 8 points. Bojic has now scored 22 points over his last 3 games, and like the rest of the Mariners team, is in somewhat of a purple patch. He’s valued at over $200k, but if you have the budget available, he may be a wise investment.

In the midfield it was definitely a mixed bag of performers this week across a variety of teams. Gold Coast youngster Ben Halloran put up the best total of any players this week with 11 points, thanks largely to a goal, an assist and the previously spoken of clean sheet. Halloran, like Tyson, is valued at under $80k, so now is the time to bring him into your side (we’re looking at you, “people trying to find a way to offload Andy Slory”). Heart’s Aziz Behich, Matt Thompson and Mate Dugandzic scored solidly, with 8, 7 and 7 points respectively, and Wellington’s Alex Smith and the Mariners’ Mustafa Amini also scored sevens.

In terms of strikers, it was the usual – if you don’t score goals, you don’t score points. As such, there was a group of five players on six points this week that equal-top scored in the striker category simply because they all scored a goal, namely Jeremy Brockie, Bruno Cazarine, Archie Thompson, Billy Mehmet and Maceo Rigters. Billy Mehmet’s first goal since round one was a welcome sight for patient fantasy owners, and if you’re looking for a fairly low cost striking option, at $167k he may be a good choice.

But onto the weekly winner of the Pelé Sports prize, which this week was the Edson Electric Graphic Crew t-shirt. And the winner this week after a countback to break a three-way tie (based on the highest scoring individual player), with a total of 53 points, is Shane Cheek.  Shane’s selection of Mustafa Amini as his captain this week got him the ‘W’ after Amini put up a handy 14 points as captain. To claim your prize, Shane, please send an email to enquiries@ultimatealeague.com.

You can always be a part of our fantasy competition and have a chance to win weekly and grand prizes courtesy of Pelé Sports. To enter our fantasy competition, just navigate to our homepage, and use the fantasy link from the right hand side of the page.

Next week’s Pelé Sports prize for the weekly fantasy winner is the Pelada Shorts (see below). So, as always, make sure you pick and trade well this week, check in with the A-League injury list before the Sydney v Adelaide game tonight to make sure your players are available, and good luck with your team in week 12!

About the author

avatarJustin is a passionate football fan, and the Editor-in-chief of Ultimate A-League.

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