Aug 26, 2014, 1:12 PM EST
There’s still time to join up for a year of Fantasy Premier League fun via Yahoo’s free game, but don’t wait too much longer: the points are getting racked up!
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Who’s leading so far? Well, of course it’s Blazin Hansroy, but two of our writers have both together decent weeks to stay within striking distance. How’s your team doing?
Pro Soccer Talk’s Top Five
FC Blazin Hansroy (PST3) – 225 points
Dynamo Todd (PST1) – 222 points
Listerman (PST2) — 219 points
Musk of Mustoe (PST4) — 218 points
Mustang Rovers (PST1) — 216 points
Joe Prince-Wright (Mini Bradley Cooper) – 188 points
Nicholas Mendola (FC Buffalo Wolves) – 186 points
Kyle Bonn (Magath and Friends) – 116 points
To the field, where Spurs surprise defender Eric Dier continues to make Mauricio Pochettino look brilliant for poaching the 20-year-old away from Portugal and back to his home country. Hull’s Allan McGregor is the only holdover in the Top Five thanks to his big opening week.
Top scorers this season
1. Eric Dier, DF, Tottenham (44 pts)
2. Aaron Ramsey, MID, Arsenal (35 pts)
3. Stewart Downing, MID, West Ham (34 pts)
4. Steven Naismith, FWD, Everton (32 pts)
5. Allan McGregor, GK, Hull (31 pts)
Of course, it benefitted you to have multi-goal man Nacer Chadli in the lineup last week as well.
Now, every week we’ll give you a few new names to monitor who are owned by less than 1 percent of Fantasy players. Here’s your first batch to keep an eye on:
1. Danny Ings, FWD, Burnley — 4.75 mil, .79% owned
2. Vurnon Anita, MID, Newcastle – 6.54 mil, .62% owned
3. Craig Gardner, MID, West Brom – 6.16 mil, .37% owned
I’m very high on Gardner, a respectable player who has looked more than decent over the first few weeks of the season. Anita should put up respectable points as a reliable contributor at Newcastle, while Ings is loved at Burnley and capable of having some big weeks for little dough.
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