By getting 87.5 points last weekend, we assumed our team would’ve done reasonably well. Alas, the standard was super high and we were left for dust. While Raheem Sterling picked up 40 points for us, his strike partner Sergio Aguero earned just five. The star pick last week appeared to be Newcastle’s Ayoze Perez; just 2.5% of people selected him, yet the snub obviously motivated him to earn 35.5 points, and an all-important spot in our team of the week.
Draft Kings‘ game has just three matches from which we can select our team in week 31, and none of them feature the top sides so it should be an interesting competition this week. By using our algorithm to find who has performed best over the last six weeks, we’ve assembled our squad. Before we reveal all, here are the trio of matches.
With none of the top clubs and their fancy expensive players included, it was simple to select our team. The top six from our leader board all found a home, our shot stopper – Lukasz Fabianski – was in the top 15, which is rare for a goalkeeper, and we just had to scroll down the list until we found another forward.
That man was Newcastle’s Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon. He’s joined up front by Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, while Rondon’s fellow Magpie – last week’s aforementioned superstar, Ayoze Perez – is one of our three midfielders.
West Ham’s Declan Rice is up against Huddersfield so should do well, and our other midfield man, albeit in the Utility slot, is Leicester’s James Maddison.
That just leaves two berths at the back to fill. Our defenders are up against each other too, when the Clarets host the Foxes at Turf Moor. James Tarkowski and Harry Maguire are regulars in our team of the week, so it’s no surprise to see them get the nod here.
Here’s our full fantasy football week 31 team. Good luck!