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Sky Sports Fantasy Football – Five players to consider for the second Overhaul

For anyone else, it is a standard seven days in the heart of a national lockdown, but for Sky Sports Fantasy Football fanatics, it is it a week filled with optimism, hope and an awful lot of planning.

The second Overhaul is here, a time for change and glances to the future, as pretty much anything goes. Aside from the £100m budget remaining the same, Sky Sports Fantasy Football players can make unlimited changes to their side without them counting towards the 40 they have available for the season.

The Overhaul period runs from Monday 8 February to 12.30pm on Saturday 13 February at 2:30pm.

If you wanted a full team of rampant Manchester City players, you could do it, so long as you are within the £100m budget. Now is the moment to get the edge over your fierce friends in mini-leagues, earn the bragging rights, or even put yourself in contention for the £50,000 jackpot.

For many of us, that may not be a realistic possibility, but with new fixtures on the horizon and plenty of cut-throat decisions to be made, there are some players who should be at the forefront of consideration to make your final Overhaul XI of the campaign.

Ruben Dias – £9.1m

If you haven’t had Ruben Dias in your Fantasy Football XI before now – why? Potentially the signing of the summer, Dias has been the Virgil van Dijk of Manchester City, revitalising their defence and proving exactly why defence wins, or soon can win you, championships.

Since being introduced to Sky Sports Fantasy Football teams, the Portuguese international has racked up 148 points in just 20 games, averaging 7.4 points per match. It is a staggering record, even more so when you consider the fact he has only dipped below five points in four of those 20 matches.

The City centre-half is in 90.9% of the top 1,000 Fantasy Football teams, and I still think this ought to increase with the Overhaul just under two days away from finishing. They may play Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, but you cannot argue with Pep Guardiola’s defence this campaign, who look assured, resolute and even nonchalant at times.

Raphinha – £6.8m

Raphinha brings in double digit haul as Bamford blanks again

He is Brazilian, and he only cost £17m. Patrick Bamford (£8.2m), another good option for a Sky Fantasy striker position, said himself that Raphinha was a ‘steal’. Looking at his Fantasy Football price, you could say the exact same. A mere £6.8m for a goalscoring and playmaking midfielder: yes, please.

Raphinha has 39 points from his last four games, which includes two goals, three assists and two Man of the Match awards. You will not get a better player in the game for £6.8m. He now has four goals and five assists for the season already, which leads us to believe that he will have an even better second half of the campaign.

Jack Harrison (£6.9m) could be another Leeds asset worthy of consideration, but the flare and panache of Raphinha is extremely attractive. Again, the selection percentage within the top 1,000 is increasing day-by-day, currently standing at 14.4%.

Jorginho – £8.4m

This may be a surprising inclusion, but Jorginho was once a target for Thomas Tuchel at PSG. N’Golo Kante is expected to come in and play alongside the Italian when fit, but much like Ruben Dias, Jorginho looks like a guaranteed five points per game.

Sure, you have other ‘enablers’ within the game such as Oriol Romeu (£6.9m) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£7.4m), but there is one significant difference between Jorginho and his two competitors: penalties. He was relieved of his duties earlier in the campaign but it appears he has won back spot-kick responsibilities after scoring two in as many games.

The pass-master has registered 34 points in his last four Premier League matches, hitting tier two pass bonus points in all of those. With a top 1,000 selection rate of 10%, the Italian international is an ever-increasing thought on the minds of Fantasy Football players.

Takumi Minamino – £7.2m

Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 23?

This may be a rogue shout, but Takumi Minamino offers a differential option like no other, specifically drawing on the fact he is in only 0.2% of the top 1,000 Fantasy Football teams in the Sky game.

The Liverpool loanee scored on his debut for Southampton at St James’ Park, earning eight points, and he was probably unfortunate not to see that figure surpass the double-digit mark. He impressed and I have no doubts that he will continue to feature whenever possible for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

Southampton are one of the clubs (alongside Manchester City and Aston Villa to name a couple) who are playing catch-up with the rest of the teams in the Premier League. One of these matches is against Leeds, and they do also have an individual game-day at Everton, providing a wealth of captaincy opportunities.

Robert Sanchez – £6m

Salah and blanks again as Brighton defensive assets shine ahead of good run 3

Robert Sanchez is the cheapest starting Premier League goalkeeper at just £6m, and he has performed superbly since earning the number one shirt at Brighton. He has tallied 70 points from his 12 starts, with 53 of those coming in his last six outings.

He has not dipped below five points in that stint, keeping four clean sheets and saving a penalty at Manchester City. It is form that has seen an 11% rise in the top 1,000 players recruiting his services, and this is expected to increase further with Brighton’s game-day against Crystal Palace taking place on Monday night.

Whatever your thoughts are on Ederson (£7.9m) or Emiliano Martinez (£6.3m), Sanchez does not only provide the budget option, but he offers you captaincy availability while being great value for money. It then allows the prospect of reinvesting that money elsewhere in your team.

The Overhaul deadline ends on Saturday at 12:30pm, so create or amend your Fantasy Football team here.

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380 Comments Post a Comment
  1. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Okey

  2. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    2FT... IF Dias is out..

    Dias, DCL ->Jesus, Lowton?

    Have Gundogan, Cancelo

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I doubt Jesus will play both

  3. jb1985
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Below is current set up, would you put DCL on the bench in place of Bamford as possible DCL could miss Fulham but play City, if its the case of only playing one game then i would rather Bamford play over DCL.

    Pope*
    Dias*, Stones, Shaw,
    Soucek, Grealish, Fernandes, Salah, Gundo
    DCL*, Watkins

    Martinez, Bamford, Coufal, Justin*

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Pope trained today, he’s fine.

  4. Fiqz Fariss
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I have 1 FT 0.0 ITB. Which transfer is the best for upcoming weeks? Chilwell > ?

    1) Godfrey/Holgate/Keane
    2) Lowton/Pieters
    3) play Chilwell if he not play, Justin, Alioski play and do Chilwell move next week

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      You can do 2 or wait and then 3

  5. mcsteely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    A: Mendy & Dier --> Pope & Tarkowski/Mee
    B: Stones & Salah --> Sterling & Tarkowski/Mee (bench Cresswell)

    Wildcarding next week so not bothered about long term

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Would have to bench Cresswell with A

    2. Sho-kun
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A if you've two or more city players

  6. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Don't know what to do.. Kinda stuck. Just Coufal to Mee or something?

    The current team:

    Martinez
    Shaw, Dias, Stones, Coufal, Alioski
    Grealish, Salah, Bruno, sterling, Soucek
    Watkins, Antonio, Bamford
    2ft's

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

  7. aleksaa2
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Sean Dyche: "Corky [Jack Cork] and Popey [Nick Pope] have trained today, which is good. Woody [Chris Wood] is a doubt for the weekend. Josh Brownhill has settled down. He’s certainly in with a chance on Saturday."

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Why does Brownhill not get a fun nickname?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Browney?

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Turdpile?

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Pope IN

    3. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      "Charlie Taylor is touch and go."

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Is Dychey Australian?

      1. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Did he start each sentence with 'ah look...'?

    5. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Reassuring to know Nick is also a Popey

  8. Congers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Dyche on injuries - “Corky and Popey have trained today which is good. Woody is a doubt for the weekend. Josh Brownhill has settled down.
    He’s certainly in with a chance on Saturday.”

  9. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Is it good for a WC if the following players are the ones I want out?

    Button
    Coufal Alioski Dias*
    Salah* Barnes Soucek
    DCL Antonio

    Only hesitant on Dias and Salah out, but want to get Rashford and Sterling/Foden in

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Any news on DCL?
    Worst case scenario would be if he missed Fulham game but then plays against City and blanks.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      If he's out against Fulham, why would you want him for a City game

      1. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        That's why he's calling it the worst case scenario.

    2. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Not good news. Looks like he's out of the Fulham game at least

    3. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      With Jack and Son on the bench I am considering benching him

  11. matzi11a
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Im running a new type of backup on the comment database. Hopefully there shouldn't be any disruption. But if there is then this will be why.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      No problem

      1. matzi11a
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        cheers, all done.

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Okay great news that Popey is back fit. Time for a huge hit to enable bench boost.

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Don't take more hits than you would stand to reasonably gain in the BB

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I'm looking at Son & DCL to Raphina & Cavani for a -8

  13. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    which option looks best

    A. Johnstone > Pope (have mccarthy as other keeper)
    B. Coufal>lowton
    C. Cresswell>Mee

    1. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        cheers

    2. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        cheers

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I would say A, but I after the Sheff U game unload one of your WHU

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        yeah probably doing coufal>dallas/shaw

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A

  14. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Start only one!

    A. Souceck
    B. Lacazette
    C. Maguire

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Soucek of course

    2. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      C

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      i'm playing soucek, so bench him

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      C

  15. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    If Wolves beat Southampton tonight, am I right in thinking Spurs are likely to still get a DGW26 against Fulham? (brought forward from GW33 when Spurs are in Carabao Cup Final)

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

  16. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Best move?

    A. DCL > Richy
    B. Bring forward the gw 26 plan and just get Kane (4 point hit)
    C. DCL > Ings

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Rich->ings(25)

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        would you just go straight to Ings?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          maybe, but no fun in that. depends on WC i suppose

  17. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Really stuck on my team, started the season well but have been going down in rank for several weeks now. If I'm at 290k right now, who should I prioritise getting in my team?

    Meslier
    Tarkowski Digne Dias Justin Johnson

    Salah Fernandes Barnes Soucek Romeu

    Antonio Bamford Watkins

    1FT, 6.6 ITB

  18. DK_13
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Spurs +- villa getting a game in 29 ruins all chip holding strategies(specially FH)
    The other 3 games would have been so low owned

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      The non-planners usually get let off a lot more lightly on the FA Cup QF blank weekend though to be honest.

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Holding FH for 29 but if it becomes too easy to manage, FH33 looks potentially juicy.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Dump for Richa?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        maybe. or Ings

    2. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      agree, if its his hammy then no way they will risk him

  19. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 1 day ago

      So the news is, Nick Pope is fine.
      Triple Captain activated 😎

    • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Do we expect Sterling to start 2 games in GW 34?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        back to the future Marty McFly.

        1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Kindly note I used the word 'expect.'

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            You also used the word 'GW 34'

        2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Haha 24 I mean.

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Man you're so ahead of us.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I would think so but you never know with Pep.

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hi...2fts...is the sensible move here chilwell and dcl to lowton and Bamford?

      Pending injury news of course but dcl must be a huge doubt.....thanks

      Martinez pope
      Cancelo dias chilwell coufal dallas
      Salah Bruno grealish gundog soucek
      Dcl antonio Watkins

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I think I can save my FH for BGW29 but then when do I use it?

    • mdm
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Bench one for me, please:

      A. Saka (LEE)
      B. Bamford (ars)
      C. Son (mci)

      Thanks.

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Son has the lowest ceiling. City have not conceded more than one goal for a long time.

    • unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Plan to BB26/FH19...when to WC? Got 2Fts

      Martinez -- Forster*
      Cancelo • Digne • Stones --- Coufal* Dallas*
      Bruno • Salah* • Gundo • Grealish • Rashford
      DCL • Antonio* --- Bamford

      A: WC25 to set up team for BB26 with 14 doublers (-4) + Bamford.
      B: Use my 4FTs till gw26 + 2 hits (i.e. -8) to get 14 doublers for BB26..and WC out of that

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        GW38 WC FTW UN

        1. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks..but no thanks:)

    • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Son

      1. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Dad?

        1. Black Knights
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Is that really you?

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yes dad?

        1. Black Knights
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Snap!

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Must upgrade my dial up 😉

      3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Wrong post

        1. Black Knights
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Son's crying now, cheers.

    • jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      If DCL is out - Kane or Rich to replace?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        DCL feels like the one for this week. But Kane saves a transfer. Same boat.

      2. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Kane

    • ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Have 2FTs, how does this look for a move? Coufal -> Digne/Keane. The alternative would be moving Wood on

      Martinez
      Mee Digne Cancelo Stones
      Salah Son Bruno Gundo
      Wood* DCL*

      Johnstone Bamford Grealish Dallas

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        If DCL sounds like more than one games will likely just move him to Richy

      2. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Digne is flagged too - got him in my team and really not sure what to do, definitely don't want to play him if he only gets the MCI game

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah I really like Digne and the SOU/avl or wba DGW in 26 looks appealing.

          Hopefully Carlo is clear in presser tomorrow

    • Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Partey and Tierney are out for Sunday, benching Leeds players could hurt you..

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        yeah but dpeends on rest of your team...

    • drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Thinking johnstone and son > pope and rashford for a hit ? Good moves

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        keep Son with dgw26 in mind