We go through the GAFFR top picks for Gameweek 29 using stats, form and fixture ahead. After an eventful Gameweek 28, we look ahead to the new round. Gameweek 29 starts on the 28th of January. This means managers have days to get their teams ready.
Going through the GAFFR top picks for Gameweek 29 can be hugely beneficial. As fantasy managers, we are always looking for players who could do really well in the next round. For that reason, picking out some of the best assets for the Gameweek ahead can be crucial when chasing down the competition.
Coventry play in one of the four matches being held in Gameweek 29. They play Huddersfield in the blank Gameweek ahead. Huddersfield had a small uptake in results recently but that hasn’t been maintained as they have failed to win any of their last three matches, losing two of them. They still remain a team to target in the Championship and that can be reflected in the fact they have conceded two or more goals in 14 of their games so far.
Although their opponents are struggling, Coventry are in a poor run themselves, losing three matches on the bounce in all competitions. That may be the case but they also scored two or more goals in two of the same three matches. The biggest contributor towards Coventry’s goals is Viktor Gyökeres (£8.2m). The Swedish striker is having another big season in GAFFR. Sitting as the second-highest striker in the game, Viktor has netted 12 goals already.
QPR are another team that have a fixture in Gameweek 29. It’s been a turbulent season for the promotion chasers and losing their manager seemed key to their downfall. Although struggling for consistency they have been scoring goals and that is all that matters. QPR face Hull who have also been struggling to maintain a string of positive results. Defensively, Hull have been poor this season, conceding two or more goals in a whopping 15 matches this season.
Ilias Chair (£8.4m) has been brilliant for most of his current campaign. His four goals and six assists have helped contribute to his huge 165 points in GAFFR. Chair sits as the second-highest-scoring midfielder in the game and going into a match against a very shaky defence, could be an absolute must for the round ahead. The Moroccan also offers himself up as a great option for captaincy.
Watford had an unconvincing start to their campaign. However, things seem to be on the up. They sit third in the Championship. The important factor is that they play in Gameweek 29 and can score goals on their day. They face Middlesbrough next who have kept just two clean sheets in their last 10 matches and slumped to a 2-0 defeat in their most recent league match.
Watford have the ability to score goals against any team and a large contributor to that is Ismaila Sarr (£11m). The midfielder sits as the fourth-highest-scoring player in his position, scoring seven goals and creating five assists in his 23 matches. Sarr is averaging two shots on target and one key pass per match in the Championship and so has plenty of potential heading into Gameweek 29.
Middlesbrough have been flying up the table since new manager Michael Carrick’s takeover. They stand sixth in the Championship and have made huge progress over the last month. Winning seven of their last 10 league matches, they have scored two or more goals in the last six matches. They face a fixture against Watford who have the ability to concede goals and that can be reflected in their most recent matches against Swansea and Millwall, losing 4-0 and 2-0.
The potential for Middlesbrough goals could be great in the round ahead and the standout option in their attack is Chuba Akpom (£6.3m). The budget striker seems to have cemented his place in the starting line-up and has bagged seven goals and one assist in his last 10 matches in all competitions. Akpom has the form to be a great GAFFR asset this week and for that reason makes the top picks for Gameweek 29.
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