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Fantasy Premier League - Wolves players to target

By Nathan Judah | Wolves | Published: | Last Updated:

The biggest fantasy football league in the world is back up and running - but which Wolves players do you want in your squad for the 2020/21 season?

Which Wolves player is making your team?

For all budding wannabe managers, Fantasy Premier League makes every single game matter over an action-packed season.

With Nuno's men continually racking up the points, many will be looking at the old gold and black as must-have additions before the season kicks off on September 12.

Nathan Judah takes a look at some of the key Wolves players that could win you a fantasy title and more importantly bragging rights.

Goalkeepers

Rui Patricio of Wolverhampton Wanderers of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

With 13 clean sheets to his name last season, Rui Patricio (£5.5m) will be a popular choice among fantasy managers.

He certainly falls into the 'set and forget' range of keepers with no risk of rotation and plenty of clean sheets guaranteed.

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Burnley's Nick Pope and Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel fall into the same price bracket, with Pope scoring 17 more points than the Portuguese stopper last season.

But with a lot of investment going into high-priced midfielders, managers may opt for cheaper options and potentially a rotation pair.

If you're in a draft league and pick up Patricio - you must have John Ruddy (4.5m) as back-up.

The last thing you want is to invest in a top-priced goalkeeper only for him to get injured and your number two is owned by another manager.

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It's less important in the normal game as you can make a simple transfer.

Defenders

Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)

Aside from the trio of a Liverpool defenders (Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk and Andy Robertson) - Matt Doherty was best of the rest.

Available at a generous £6.0m, he's cheaper than the 'big three' (a whole £1.5m less than TAA) and one of the players I want in my side.

Willy Boly (£5.5m) gets an expected £1m price-hike and is less desirable than last season, however he should score more goals than he does.

You're obviously not selecting Jonny (£5.5m) with his ACL injury, but his potential replacement is an absolute bargain.

If (and it's still an IF with Wolves set to sign back-up in that position) Ruben Vinagre gets the chance to start, he's a must have at £4.5m.

More forward-thinking than Jonny, he could provide attacking returns, however Wolves' clean sheets may take a hit at the same time.

Best of the rest: Romain Saiss (£5.0m), Conor Coady (£5.0m) Max Kilman (£4.0m)

Midfielders

Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Adama Traore and Diogo Jota are Wolves' most expensive midfielders priced at £6.5m

Both are interesting in their own right - but each player is a rotation risk in Nuno's ever-changing front three.

Especially after lockdown, both players found themselves in-and-out the side with diminished attacking returns.

Jota has been reclassified as a midfielder which makes him an attractive option should he become a regular and find his form.

But with the likes of Pedro Neto (who was preferred off the bench vs Sevilla) and Daniel Podence (both £5.5m) expected to have more prominent rolls this season, both may be considered a risk.

On their day, Traore and Jota can win a game single-handedly - but with rotation issues and both rarely playing the full 90 mins, they may be overlooked.

Ruben Neves is £5.5m, but that maybe too much cash to part with for a player who was outscored by Leander Dendoncker (£5.0m) last season.

Best of the rest: Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) Morgan Gibbs-White (£5.0m), Bruno Jordao (£4.5m)

Forwards

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0.

Well it's a little thin up top - and I'm not talking about my hairline!

Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) is the one and only option at this moment in time - but what an option the Mexican international is!

Seventeen goals and seven assists last season was enough to see him as the fourth highest-scoring striker in the game.

He's been very reasonably priced by Fantasy Premier League and I think he's got a fantastic chance of having another similar campaign.

With Wolves not in Europe next season, the 29-year-old should get a bit of a break with fewer midweek requirements.

Nuno is expected to bring in another striker to add competition, but make no mistake - Raul is very much number one and assured of starting every week.

Best of the rest: Leonardo Campana (£5.0m)

Nathan's 5 tips for fantasy success.

1. Pick cheap goalkeepers

2. Select wing-backs rather than central defenders (VVD the exception)

3. Try and have multiple penalty takers in your line-up.

4. Pick tried, tested and successful.

5. Identify clubs who have strong alternate gameweeks and match the players accordingly.

Nathan Judah is a fantasy football veteran of 20 years, has won two UML titles, one IDL championship and two IDL cups.

Nathan Judah

By Nathan Judah

Digital Sports Editor of the Shropshire Star

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