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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. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Think Gundo's EO this week might be higher than Kane in 26, due to the difficulty of restructuring to bring Kane back in.

    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      It will be a problem especially for those who will sell and lose value.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Which is excellent, can see him absolutely smashing it. Has looked very good since his return

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Any thoughts on if his role changes if both Ferna and Rodri out? Hopefully Zinc steps in and Gundo role stays the same.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 15 hours ago

          I was talking about Kane but looks like Rodri trained today so Gundo's role shouldn't change.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      I have so much ITB it could happen in one move.

      ... but I don't really want him for MCI.

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      I have a cunning plan to get him for 26 😉

  2. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Which one to play?

    A. Dallas (ars)
    B. Adams (WOL)

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      B

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      A

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      A

    4. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      The one with potential for clean sheets, plays very close to strikers, and is in decent form.

    5. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      A

    6. Fiqz Fariss
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      B

  3. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    2 FT, 4.4 ITB

    Martinez ¦ Forster
    Maguire Coufal Cancelo Lowton
    Bruno Rashford Grealish
    Jesus Ings Wilson*
    ¦ Saka Barnes Holding

    Can I just get in Kane & bet against Gundogan again?

  4. wijohnson85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    A) son out for gundo/Foden
    B) Salah out for sterling

    (Funds Johnstone to pope 2FT)

    1. yosim
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      tough one, if you can get Son back in then maybe A yes
      not sure i would get rid of Salah

    2. tyron
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      prob a with gundo-security.

      wont be losing salah...

  5. shuddahaddum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Totenham playing Southampton or Aston Villa BW29. Kane (C)

  6. Dele
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Are we getting a Carlo presser tomorrow?

    1. tyron
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      yes i believe we are

  7. tyron
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    good day guys just one piece of advice needed to finish the puzzle. please help

    help please

    pope (mccarthy)
    stones cancelo mee cresswell azpi
    salah bruno rashford gundo (c) (maddison)
    antonio (bamford welbeck)

    simply WHICH TWO do i start out of

    a. cresswell
    b. azpi
    c maddison
    d bamford

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      A and B

      1. tyron
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        thank you. cheers

  8. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC25 team?

    MCCARTHY
    DALLAS, Cancelo, Stones
    RAPHINA, Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan
    BAMFORD, Kane

    Martinez, Targett, Watkins, Mitchell
    Bank 0.0m

    => 4 DGWers for 25
    1FT in 26 to get 11 DGWers (Kane TC)
    FH29
    BB TBC

    1. Henning
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Sounds Good.

    2. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Happy to go without Grealish?
      Worth losing Stones so you can pick up Sterling/KDB?

  9. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Any news on Dcl's scan?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Not yet

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      It's a girl! ... well played Dom.

  10. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    If DCL is out who do we expect EVE to play as main striker?

    1. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Richarlinho

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Yeh, that's what I thought. Seems a simple straight swap. Thanks.

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 17 hours ago

            Don't do it, you'll regret it.

            1. JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 16 hours ago

              Ha! I hear you. I don't think I've ever picked Richarlison as he seems to slightly mental and a red card magnet.

      2. Pino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        I can see King playing with Richarinho up front.

        1. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Now that's got me thinking. Always preferred King over Wilson in their BOU days. Great suggestion! Thanks.

    2. Cancelo Culture
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Probably been asked a million times already but any updates on the following players?

      A) Dias
      B) DCL
      C) Antonio
      D) Justin

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        and Digne

        1. Cancelo Culture
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          Yeah probably a selfish angle from me. I own all of the above.

      2. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        a) Stomach bug - should be Ok
        b) Waiting for scan results - probably not Ok
        c) Chatter suggests he's Ok and should play
        d) No news - wait for Brendan's presser tomorrow

    3. FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Who is a better option in this DGW only?

      a) Foden

      b) Gundogan

      1. OLEgend
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        B

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        B

    4. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Will wc in 25. So it's for just this week.
      I don't have a playing bench : DCL Brewster Ferguson.

      A)play DCL, laca as 1st sub(so effectively play laca)

      B)laca to Cavani(-4) {have rashford and Bruno}

      C)laca to richalison (-4)

      In B or C will bench DCL, TIA

    5. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      A Wilson to Ings

      Or

      B DCL to Richarlison?

      For free.

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Wilson currently benched and not playing BB fwiw

      2. ivantys
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          A, I fancy keeping DCL for 26

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 hours ago

            Same tbh

        • onceuponatyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          I mean, the question really is Wilson or DCL to go...
          DCL likely out, Wilson out for months.
          No brainer.

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 16 hours ago

            What's a no brainer?

            You're implying both out to me

            1. onceuponatyne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 16 hours ago

              Right, we have no idea the state of DCL. Might play, might be out a game or two, or might be out for weeks.

              Wilson is 100% out for at least six weeks.

              If I had to transfer one of them out, and the one who might play has a DGW, then there's not a lot to consider.

              1. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                Gotcha. Ta

      3. vincentwsho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Who will score more this week?

        A) Coufal (SHU)
        B) Tarkowski (cry, FUL)
        C) Mee (cry, FUL)
        D) Richarlison (FUL, MANC)

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Rich

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 hours ago

          C

      4. PlayPercentage
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Minamino not in the Southampton squad tonight.
        Must be injured. You would expect the manager to give him a run out with his new team mates.

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Or ffs

        2. ivantys
            3 months, 16 hours ago

            He's cup tied

            1. PlayPercentage
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 16 hours ago

              Thanks, that explains it. He must have played for Liverpool in an earlier round.

          • Viper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 16 hours ago

            He played vs. Aston Villa u12's so is cup tied

        3. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Wilson & Maddy to Gundo & Ings?

          Yay or nay?

        4. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Barnes, Wilson, Jesus -> Gundogan, Vardy, Kane

          For a hit?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 16 hours ago

            Barnes and Jesus have doubles. No for me

        5. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Really tempted to WC this GW... Is it worth it to ship out the following players? Will WC sometime before GW 29

          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.

        6. Viper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Apologies if it's been asked 1,000 times, but what way does the Southampton Wolves result affect things?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 16 hours ago

            Definite Spurs double GW26

        7. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Do you start Charlie Taylor if you have him?
          After those "touch and go" comments by Dyche

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 16 hours ago

            I would

        8. ivantys
            3 months, 16 hours ago

            Need a Wolves win to prevent the villa vs spurs fixture in 29, but they are so horrible can't see them winning here.

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 hours ago

              Spurs will play Fulham in 29 then

              1. ivantys
                  3 months, 16 hours ago

                  They'll play Saints in 29 if Wolves win here, basically I don't want villa to have a blank in 29.

                  1. ivantys
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      *fixture not blank

              2. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                When will we know for sure which teams have dgw26 and also plays gw29. Thats the teams who to attack the most.

              3. popey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                A) Stones, Salah,
                B) Coufal, Sterling

                Who do you prefer this week for third City spot with Cancelo & Gundo. Feels like Sterling has a higher ceiling and would prob captian him

                1. ivantys
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    B

                2. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 16 hours ago

                  Sorry..

                  If saints win then Spurs play Villa in 29???

                  If that's true then COME ON YOU SAINTS!!!

                3. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 hours ago

                  Anyone getting Richarlison if DCL is out?
                  Will likely spearhead the attack

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    On penalties too if Siggy not on pitch...

                  2. ivantys
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      Think Siggy will play. I got Rucharlison for the newcastle and leeds fixtures and he did nothing. Not interested in him anymore.

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 16 hours ago

                        Yeah probably, just an added bonus he could be on pens really

                        1. ivantys
                            3 months, 16 hours ago

                            Siggy's a better pick imo.

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 16 hours ago

                              Agree, if I had a midfield spot free for him!

                    • ivantys
                        3 months, 16 hours ago

                        Looks like a pen

                      • Milkman Bruno
                          3 months, 16 hours ago

                          I went triple Everton in gw23 with a double up of Rich and DCL

                        • Weeb Kakashi
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 16 hours ago

                          In defence there are quite a lot of cheap options to WC and BB in 26.

                          Rudiger Targett Shaw Davies(If Reg out for long) Kilman Mitchell

                        • ivantys
                            3 months, 16 hours ago

                            Ings offside G