Allsvenskan Fantasy

GW 2 Allsvenskan Fantasy – Ones to Watch

This time I’ve picked out five players worth considering ahead of GW2. I’ve chosen players –– some of them out-of-the-box picks––who can deliver soon.

Eric Otieno (5.5)

The Kenyan left-back was one of the most exciting players to watch in GW1. Not only did he keep a clean sheet but he also delivered an assist. He flew under the radar in many fantasy drafts ahead of GW1 mainly because the now injured Eric Kahl (6.0) is still considered to be the first choice given the defensive solidity he brings to the side. However, if Otieno manages to impress the gaffer he may make that left-back spot his own.

Saky Ylätupa (6.1)

Ylätupa stole the show against Degerfors IF, but Otieno had a brilliant game too. No other defender completed more tackles than him in the match vs Degerfors. He also created one big chance. What makes him a stand-out pick is his crossing ability, which suggests he can rack up offensive bonus points if he is given space. He can offer value if he becomes the first choice left-back at AIK.

Amir Al-Ammari (6.5)

Despite not being involved in the goal scored by Mikael Boman (5.5), the Halmstads BK midfielder delivered 6 points. No outfield player in the league made more ball recoveries (13) than Al-Ammari in GW1. He also made 3 key passes, more than any of his teammates.

Even though he is a defensive midfielder, he has the potential to score some goals this season; he even scored in pre-season against Malmö FF. Halmstads BK may not be a very attacking side, but Al-Ammari’s numbers suggest he can be a creative force if he manages to benefit from set-piece duties. While at Superettan, Al Ammari scored 9 goals and gave 7 assists for Jönköpings Södra IF in 30 appearances. Owned by only 0.7 % of managers he happens to be a differential too.

Per Frick (8.5)

Elfsborg were somehow unlucky not to score versus Djurgårdens IF. Had it not been for some resolute goalkeeping by Aleksandr Vasyutin (6.0) and a good display by the whole defensive line, Elfsborg would have broken the deadlock as they had 10 shots, 4 of which were on target. Per Frick, though, didn’t have the best of games in spite of hitting the woodwork once after a great cross by Simon Strand (5.5) Nevertheless, he’s still on penalties and the fact he fares well in the bonus points department among strikers can’t be overlooked. He faces a Varbergs BoIS FC side that conceded 11 shots from inside the box in their last game. Elfsborg haven’t scored in their last 3 competitive games and will look to gain some momentum back.

Victor Edvarsen (6.5)

Degerfors IF were outplayed by AIK in what was their first Allsvenskan game since 1997. Edvarsen had a very quiet game having had only 3 shots off target, which in a way reflects the lack of aggressiveness shown by Degerfors. However, they now face a Kalmar FF side that, regardless of their clean sheet versus Östersunds FK, are still to prove they can handle defensive duties against attacking sides.

Degerfors are likely to adopt a more attacking-minded approach this time and if that is to happen Edvarsen will be instrumental. The Degerfors striker boasts a serious goal-involvement threat as he’s not merely a goalscorer but a creative force capable of creating chances from both set pieces and open play. He had 25 goal involvements in 29 appearances last season at Superettan.

Antonio Čolak (9.6)

It is no wonder the Malmö FF striker has gone up in price already. A decent display against Hammarby IF in the opening fixture of the season saw him deliver 6 fantasy points in spite of not finding the back of the net. He has a tough fixture away at BK Häcken but he looked really energetic and aggressive on his debut at Allsvenskan having had 8 shots (2 on target), and one fantasy assist. He also made 6 ball recoveries which gave him 1 defensive bonus point. 

The visit to the Bravida Arena will be a hard challenge for the current champions and Čolak will be eager to score his first goal for Malmö. If he goes on a streak he will soon become a highly-coveted asset ahead of GW7.

Gerardo7 Fantasy Football aficionado. Panelist at @BenditoFantasy and @FF_Titans contributor. Name a Fantasy Football game, I'll play it. Allsvenskan record: 77th (2019) and 148 (2020). Best FPL finish: 358 (2017) If you want to chat about Allsvenskan Fantasy or any other fantasy football game, follow me on twitter @BitacoraFantasy”

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  1. Geoff
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    • 9 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    I really can't decide if I should make a move.. I kind of want move data and to take a hit for 3 transfers next week.

    Who else with the same issue? I don't think I've done anything terribly wrong, it just is looking quite average

    1. Nimby
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      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      Already got injury concerns over 3 players - Kahl, Bengtsson and Toivonen so yep. I like Frick as a name. Sounds like a swear so I think I'll being him in for Toivonen.

    2. General Nuisance
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      • 6 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      I agree. I think having two transfers next game week would come very much useful as bandwagons and bargains emerge.

    3. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      After watching the highlights, the difference between Jeremejeff & Colak was too good to resist making the switch before Colak's rise. Otherwise very happy with my side.

    4. Meltens
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      • 6 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      It was quite a boring and low scoring week for most managers so I get and share the frustration, but I would think holding is the smart move here.

    5. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      >I think most of us are in the same boat, Geoff. Pretty average week, the gap betwee most teams is minimal. Those who scored over 70 points used a chip (at least most of them). I agree with Meltens, saving a FT is a smart move. A hit next gw is very tempting. One GW of data is nothing, so its better to be patient for now.

  2. poohdini
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    • 4 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    Thanks Gerardo! Some intriguing names here. I already moved Jeremejeff to Colak - hoping for big things from him.

    Only heard and read good things about Ylätupa, definitely on my watchlist considering his price. Looking to own Frick really soon as well, his fixtures and the double are too good to ignore.

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      Hey, that early move can pay dividends very soon. Colak looked very hungry vs Hammarby and he might be on penalties in some games. Frick is a great option for GW2 and has a dgw, so not a bad shout at all. I have considered turning Jeremjeff to Frick.

    2. Hansel
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      • 11 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      Solid move, firing like crazy and a natural goal scorer it seems!

  3. melvinmbabazi
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    • 7 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    Great stuff Gerardo!

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      I'm glad you liked it, Melvin. Hope you have a great season.

  4. Bissisine
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    Thanx for this article, Gerardo.
    Keep it up. Great stuff!

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      I'm glad you read this, my friend. It's gonna be a great season for us.

  5. Meltens
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    7 months, 19 days ago

    Really lovely to see more content being provided on Allsvenskan Fantasy, we all know the FFS community section was a bit starved for attention last season so any and all articles/comments here really helps! 🙂 A good read Gerardo, and some solid players included.

    If anyone else is interested in providing content for Allsvenskan Fantasy it's really quite simple, either just submit an article here: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/submit-your-article/ or if you want to spitball regarding ideas I try to frequent these boards when I can so either give me a shout here or on Twitter.

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      Hey, Meltens, I'm glad you rated those picks. I'm glad the English-speaking community has a place to discuss this wonderful game. I'm sure there will be more players and more content very soon.

  6. juan_c_narvaez
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    I really Colak he is eager to score. But i think i Will go the oposite way. I Will start fixing my defense. Is Witry a good option? Last year he was some how irregular in his returns. Does anyone recomend 1 or 2 cheap defenderá, that can easily give some returns?

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      Witry had a bad spell last season but that was Djurgarden's form overall. He is a very reliable pick. If he delivers next gw, he'll be close to essential. Otieno can be a value pick, just monitor him.

  7. Make Arrows Green Again
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    • 4 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    Thanks for this Gerardo - lots of food for thought. After a good start (14 from 2) I ended up bang average (45 points) so I'm looking at whether I need to jump on a bandwagon or save a transfer for DGW3.

    Looking forward to sharing the highs and lows of GW2 with you all!

  8. Hansel
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    • 11 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    Had Otieno in all drafts until I chickened out 30 minutes before deadline because of Kahl.. No way I can see Otieno benched though, should have gone for him! Ylätupa great in pre-season and the first game but will monitor against tougher opposition before I jump on him

    1. Hansel
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      • 11 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      I'm on Johan Larsson for captaincy btw, Stefanelli VC. Who are your picks this gw?

      1. Gerardo7
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        • 5 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Stefanelli is a great pick. He was unlucky not to score vs Degerfors. Great pick going forward in spite of the tough fixtures. He will shine soon, very soon. I agree, Otieno to retain that left-back spot!

  9. zeslinguer
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    • 6 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    Dias > TAA -4?

    yay or nay?

    1. zeslinguer
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      • 6 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      sorry wrong place 🙁

  10. Spearmint
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Thanks Gerardo mate, gonna have a read of this now before I pull the transfer trigger this week.

    Also me and a few others in my gaming community have our own Allsvensk league you can find here:

    https://en.fantasy.allsvenskan.se/leagues/auto-join/7s16mx

    And our Discord is here:

    https://discord.gg/TEUdMXV7DR

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Already joined that minI-league. Hope this can be a great place to discuss transfers and other details about the game. Let us know who you bought

  11. Henryyy
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    • 6 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Impressive article Gerardo7, my Allsvenskan fantasy mentor 🙂

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Much appreciated, bro. Let’s smash it this season