How to select your daily fantasy football midfielders
The first thing to note when contemplating your midfield selections is that they come in a variety of guises. This is somewhat different to the other positions where players tend to have a clearly defined function. We discussed the role of the deep-lying play-maker in Hidden Treasure – the classic ‘Number 4’ but the list of midfield choices will also contain wide players and box-to-box midfielders such as Paul Scholes who Zinedine Zidane, the former France International, once praised by saying:
“My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder.”
The Ginger Prince was certainly special and possessed many of the attributes that daily fantasy football providers are now including in the scoring mechanics of their game. To evaluate which midfielders offer the best value for money it is imperative that you first get a firm grasp of the scoring system so that you can gauge which skills to focus on. This will differ from game operator to game operator so make sure you have a thorough understanding of your site’s rules. Things to look out for include tackling ability, pass completion, playing time, shots on target, fouls drawn and so on.
To illustrate this more clearly we feels it’s appropriate to conduct a case study that focuses on English Premier League midfielders which will highlight procedures that can be used and selection pointers when it comes to analysing midfielders for any fantasy football product, not just the operator in question which is in this case Mondogoal.