Fantasy football tips: The 7 most over picked players on Dream Team this season
11th December 2018

Many of last season’s big hitters on Dream Team have failed to live up to their pre season hype and are instead enduring a campaign to forget.

Despite several big names struggling they still remain widely picked by Dream Team gaffers when in reality they should be transferred out sooner rather than later.

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Fantasy football tips: The most over picked players on Dream Team this season

1 David De Gea (£3.5m) – 11.5%

De Gea has had his price slashed from £4.5m to £3.5m following his mistake laden start to the campaign.

Man United have leaked goals for fun and the Spaniard’s points tally is suffering, picking up just 31 points this season.

Despite his poor start to the campaign the Spaniard is still selected by 11.5% of Dream Team managers who would be better off reinvesting their £3.5m elsewhere.

2 N’Golo Kante (£2.1m) – 7.8%

Kante has been awarded more creative freedom under Maurizio Sarri this season yet still remains an ill advised selection on Dream Team.

The dynamo midfielder is one of the very best in Europe however his abilities don’t translate to big points in fantasy football with his efforts best appreciated defensively.

The Frenchman, who is still selected by 7.8% of Dream Team gaffers, has had his price decrease from £3m to £2.1m after picking up an underwhelming 35 points this season.

3 Nicolas Otamendi (£4.6m) – 7.6%

Otamendi has been a Dream Team favourite of seasons gone by but has struggled to make any real impression this campaign.

The Argentine, who was a popular choice of Pep Guardiola last season, has fallen victim to his manager’s ruthless rotation policy and had his starting spot snatched off him by Aymeric Laporte.

The centre-back has been selected by 7.6% of managers despite falling down the pecking order at Man City and only featuring sporadically this season.

4 Kieran Trippier (£4.3m) – 23.1%

Trippier was widely expected to shine this season after his performances in the World Cup made everyone sit up and take notice.

However, injuries have meant the Spurs man has endured a stop-start campaign and only picked up 59 points for his efforts on Dream Team.

The marauding right-back finds himself in 23.1% of teams despite the fact he’s not yet come good on his price tag of £4.3m.

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5 Harry Maguire (£4.4m) – 14%

Maguire was expected to take Dream Team by storm this season and be the points-scoring defender everyone needed to have in their squad.

In reality, ‘Slabhead’ has been part of an underwhelming Leicester side who struggle to keep clean-sheets with Maguire also struggling to find the net having scored just twice.

The centre-back still remains popular among Dream Team gaffers with 14% hoping that their hefty £4.4m investment will eventually pay off.

6 Naby Keita (£2.2m) – 5.8%

Keita was a relatively unknown entity when he arrived at Liverpool but that didn’t stop a plethora of Dream Team managers from taking a punt on the £3m man.

The energetic midfielder has impressed on the pitch but similarly to Kante his form has failed to translate over to fantasy football meaning he’s laboured to just 13 points.

Keita still finds himself in a modest 5.8% of teams despite offering very little in terms of a goal or assist threat for Liverpool.

7 Jordan Pickford (£2.7m) – 7.9%

Pickford became a household name following his shootout heroics for England at the World Cup which led many to believe he would bring his good form into the new season.

The Everton man has looked a shadow of the confident stopper we saw in Russia and has been at fault for several goals conceded this season.

A loyal 7.9% of Dream Team gaffers still have Pickford between the sticks, a real surprise considering his hot and cold form this season.

 

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