FPL: Top 5 Players To Watch For Gameweek 16

FPL: Top 5 Players To Watch For Gameweek 16

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  • November 11, 2022
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This will be the final gameweek before FPL is off the radar for more than a month. It’s go big or go home time. With just a single round of fixtures to plan for, chasing upsides is the mantra.

Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at the top 5 FPL players to watch out for in gameweek 16 of the 2022/23 FPL season.

Also read: FPL: TFTWC FPL Analytics Report (Part II) – GW 5 to GW 13

5. James Maddison (£8.2m)

Maddison is truly living the dream right now. After a stellar season so far, he’s finally gotten the call from Southgate to go to Qatar for the World Cup. He’s accumulated 6G and 4A in 12 games so far earning him 71 points in the game, 21 of which have come in the last 3 outings.

Against Everton, he ranked 1st in all the following metrics: 8 shots, 6 of them in the box, 4 key passes, and 2 assists. Also on set pieces, he is by far Leicester’s most obvious attacking outlet. West Ham have lost 3 of their last 4. What a glorious way it would be to celebrate his England call-up with a points haul.

4. Darwin Nunez (£8.9m)

Darwin Nunez is an enigma. Despite being chaotic on the field, he has a whopping 36 shots in 519 minutes of PL football. His average of 6.2 shots per 90 minutes is the highest record by any player in a single season with over 500 minutes.

The Liverpool striker also has the second-highest xG per 90 at 0.70 despite having played over 400 minutes lesser than the leader of the chart, Erling Haaland.

With Mitrovic and Wilson both having relatively difficult games and being doubts for the weekend, Nunez against Southampton could be a harmless and inspired punt if he ends up taking his chances.

3. Bukayo Saka (£8.0m)

Saka tried his best to help FPL managers by claiming Gabriel’s goal from last week, but we had to settle for an assist. However, against Wolves, we might not need to settle for a single-digit score. He faces a side that sits 19th on the table, having won just 2 games all season.

Wolves have struggled at the back with injuries, suspensions, and a lack of cohesion, conceding 22 goals in the process. Meanwhile, Saka has 65 SCA+GCA, making him Arsenal’s biggest attacking threat.

With Wolves’ disciplinary issues at the back, Saka could be needed in action to convert from the spot. This makes him a terrific option with just 1 game in mind.

2. Harry Kane (£11.6m)

Spurs have dominated Leeds at home in the recent past, scoring 2 or more goals on each occasion. Leeds might have found some form, but they have still conceded 22 this season with 3 against Bournemouth in their most recent game.

With Son out through injury, Kane is Spurs’ main man by a distance. He’s racked up 11 goals this term, second only behind Haaland.

Apart from Spurs’ first game of the season, Kane has scored in every single home game. He’s also on penalties, which again is a much-needed asset to have when the plan is to target a player for just one gameweek.

1. Kevin De Bruyne (£12.6m)

It would be blasphemous if your team didn’t have an extra Man City attacker for this gameweek. Apart from the obvious option in Haaland who is in almost every FPL team, De Bruyne is the standout captaincy choice for this gameweek facing Brentford at home.

Pep’s selections have made sure the FPL servers crashed yet again, with a lot of managers even quitting the game. There’s a possibility that Haaland could be rested once more. And let’s not even go down the Foden route (2,1,1….1?!).

KDB is City’s most potent attacker. The Belgian will be on free kicks and even penalties in the absence of Haaland. So it’s a no-brainer.

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