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Best XI

Best XI: Week 29

by Galin Dragiev
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  Hope you guys are enjoying the festivities, but in the meantime, I’ll be giving you the Best XI for this weekend’s matches.  Before that though, make sure to check out Nik’s Rotoworld Cup  – 4th Round Results.  We are down to 506 teams now, but there will only be one winner!  Also check out Neal’s Monday Morning Manager for all the in-depth story lines around the weekend’s action. Now, the Best XI.

 

Best XI

 

Points

We had a fairly high scoring week this time at 231 points.

 

 

Cost

This week the BEST XI cost £ 93.84M*.  The new price of our Best XI (if you were to try to create this team now after the price changes) is £ 127.9M.  That’s a 36.3% increase in price.

*Keep in mind the cost does NOT include any substitutes and is thus 96M instead of 100M, which assumes one might have four £ 1M substitutes.

 

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MVP

This week’s MVP was Leighton Baines.  Baines is a fine fantasy player, but it’s worth noting he’s only been on this list twice.  He now costs £ 17.68M and that’s not an amount you want to spend on a defender, no matter how good. I would advice avoiding him and spending your money up top.  Twice on the Best XI is not anything to brag about when there are multiple other defenders that have been here time and time again at a much cheaper price.

 

Formation

4-3-3 this week with defenders scoring well.

 

Formation Count

3-4-3

15

4-3-3

5

4-4-2

3

3-5-2

2

 

 

Repeat Offenders

I already talked about my frustration with Baines, so I’ll this chance to praise Jores Okore, who is making a lot out of his chances at Aston Villa this year.  Okore is a solid player for those looking at under 10M defenders.

 

 

K. Trippier

6

A. Sanchez

5

D. Costa

5

S. Berahino

4

H. Kane

4

S. Cazorla

4

R. Shawcross

3

A. Di Maria

3

M. Diame

3

M. Jedinak

3

G. Clichy

3

P. Cisse

3

R. van Persie

3

C. Pantilimon

3

John Terry

3

S. Downing

3

S. Larsson

3

S. Mane

3

R. Green

3

N. Clyne

3

D. Ings

3

L. Fer

3

V. Moses

3

D. Silva

3

T. Heaton

3

L. Koscielny

3

J. McArthur

3

 

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Team Rankings

Arsenal continue building their lead and look to have as big of a lead here as Chelsea do in the real table.

 

Arsenal

25

Manchester City

20

Southampton

20

Chelsea

19

Crystal Palace

17

Newcastle

15

Burnley

15

Tottenham

14

Manchester United

14

Sunderland

14

Hull City

13

Stoke City

13

QPR

12

West Brom

11

Everton

11

Swansea City

9

Aston Villa

9

West Ham

8

Leicester City

8

Liverpool

8

 

Galin Dragiev
Galin Dragiev is a Rotoworld contributor that focuses on Daily Fantasy Soccer and contributes for a number of outlets in the industry. You can find him on Twitter at @GalinDragiev.