Game Week 16: Fantasy Review

Posted by John Culea

Right now there is Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and everyone else. Suarez had a brace and two assists in the Reds' crushing defeat over Tottenham. The Uruguayan is the best in the Premier League and maybe in the world. He owned fantasy week 16.

DOUBLE PLEASURE

Luis Suarez, Liverpool
A brace on Sunday and two assists give him 17 goals and four assists in 11 games. He has eight goals and three assists in his past three matches and his 11.0 value makes him the top forward fantasy point producer and a bargain as the most expensive fantasy player.

Fernandinho, Manchester City
The Brazilian’s brace, his first goals of the season, were among the salvos that filled Arsenal’s net.

Theo Walcott, Arsenal
The midfielder’s two goals on Saturday were his first scores this season.

Danny Welbeck, Manchester United
Two early goals, three minutes apart were his first scores since August.

STILL HOT

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
A goal on Saturday gives him five scores in five matches and a boost in value to 9.8. The injury-prone Argentinean went down and left the game with a calf problem.

Marouane Chamakh, Crystal Palace
Three goals in three matches are making believers out of those who scoffed at the one-time Arsenal flop. Amazingly, he has four goals in only seven shots. His value is up to 6.6.

Seamus Coleman, Everton
His goal gives him three and an assist in four games and increases his point total to 101, top among fantasy defenders.

Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal
The top fantasy player has 114 points. An assist on Saturday was his sixth of the season.

Yaya Toure, Manchester City
A penalty goal gives him three and two assists in five matches and a tie for second place.

Eden Hazard, Chelsea
An assist on Saturday gives him two goals and two assists in three games.

Romelu Lukaku, Everton
Saturday’s assist gives the Chelsea loanee three assists and three goals in five games.

Alvaro Negredo, Manchester City
Four goals in the past seven games for the forward.

Jay Rodriguez, Southampton
Saturday’s goal gives the forward three in four games.

Dimitar Berbatov, Fulham
His penalty goal was his second to go with one assist in three games and a value increase to 7.5.

Pablo Zabaleta, Manchester City
The defender has three assists in his past four games.

Gary Hooper, Norwich
Now four goals in the forward’s past six matches.

Nathan Dyer, Swansea
A goal, his second in three games was followed by a fractured ankle.

MOMENTS TO REMEMBER

John Flanagan, Liverpool
The 20-year-old defender, a Liverpool native and product of the Reds’ youth program scored his first Premier League goal of his career.

REDEMPTION

Jordan Henderson, Liverpool
The midfielder, derided by many as a transfer bust, scored his first Premier League goal of the season on Sunday and has a goal and two assists in his last two games.

HAS HE ARRIVED?

Raheem Sterling, Liverpool
The 19-year-old midfielder has two goals and one assist in his past three games.

KEEPING A BAD TEAM ALIVE

Jussi Jaaskelainen, West Ham
His eighth clean sheet of the season along with six saves moves him into a tie for second among fantasy goalkeepers.

UH-OH

Petr Cech and the entire Chelsea defense
The goalkeeper and his pals have only one clean sheet in their past 11 matches.

Christian Benteke, Aston Villa
His last goal was Sept. 14.

Michu, Swansea
His last goal was Sept. 28.

Loic Remy, Newcastle
The forward, with eight goals, has not scored in his past four matches.

Tottenham
The team failed to have one shot on target against Liverpool.

THUMBS, FINGERS, HANDS AND FEET

Assem Allam, Hull owner
A television shot caught Allam twiddling his thumbs during his teams’ 0-0 snoozer.

Jack Wilshere, Arsenal
The midfielder faces FA disciplinary action for an obscene gesture to Manchester City fans.

Mesut Ozil, Arsenal
Ozil was berated post game by teammate Per Mertesacker for not clapping in appreciation to supporters who traveled to the Etihad (he later apologized on Twitter). Ozil had one assist in the match.

Paulinho, Tottenham
A straight red card for planting his foot in Suarez’s chest, perhaps the only way to stop the Uruguayan.

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