Allsvenskan Fantasy

GW3 Allsvenskan Fantasy – Ones to Watch

I’ve selected five players who are likely to stand out in GW3 for various reasons. Once again, I’ve included some under the radar picks in case you’re looking for differential assets. 

Jonas Knudsen (7.1)

The former Ipswich Town man was owned by just over 7.0 % of managers before the start of the season. With one attacking return in each of the first two gameweeks of the season it is no surprise Knudsen is the most bought defender ahead of GW3. At home to Östersunds FK, the in-form Danish left-back can reward managers with both attacking and defensive returns. 

The underlying stats indicate he’s the best value option out of all the Malmö FF defenders and he can come away with his first clean of the season on Sunday. He was the top chance creator against BK Häcken and it seems his potential for bonus is unrivalled amongst Malmö defenders at the moment.

Ari Freyr Skulason (6.0)

Recently signed from Belgian side KV Oostende, the Icelandic international started the season in style with a debut goal against Sirius. Playing in an advanced wing-back role, Skulason can thrive in open play and chip in the occasional goal here and there. He may have had a very average game vs Djurgårdens IF last time out, but his price makes him an appealing option given his potential for assists.

Judging by what we’ve seen so far, the experienced wing-back might be given more freedom to attack when he is up against weaker teams. IFK Norrköping faces two of the newly-promoted teams alongside Örebro OSK ––who have struggled up front––in the next four fixtures. Owned by merely 5.4% of managers, he’s a promising differential.

Magnus Eriksson (8.5)

The Djurgårdens IF midfielder can be found in only 3.6% percent of Allsvenskan Fantasy squads before his encounter against Varbergs BoIS FC, a side that struggled in defence last season. They conceded 3 goals at home to Elfsborgs in GW2 and have allowed their opponents a total of 21 shots inside the box over the first two gameweeks of the season.

Djurgårdens IF have impressed over the two first gameweeks of the season with two back-to-back wins against teams that finished in the top 6 last season. He looked very lively against IFK Norrköping: as well as providing one assist, he created 2 big chances and delivered 4 key passes. He registered the joint second highest number of shots (6) in GW2 and he faces a side that has shown defensive complacency ever since they were promoted to Allsvenskan last season.

Carl Gustafsson (4.5)

Probably not the most aggressive pick of the lot, the young Kalmar FF midfielder seems to be the best budget midfielder so far due to his potential for bonus points. Being in charge of taking corners, Gustafsson has produced 8 crosses and 6 key passes so far. Only Aslak Fonn Witry (8.1) delivered more key passes than him in GW 2. 

While his potential for attacking returns may depend on set pieces, he has shown some early signs of creative flair. He was the stand-out creator against Degerfors IF having created 4 chances. He also attempted 10 crosses in that game, having completed 6. He can be the perfect enabler to fund a move for a premium asset. His underlying stats suggest he can earn the odd assist to his name. 

Ola Toivonen (10.0)

The ex-PSV Eindhoven striker has started both of his side’s matches and is set to start against Östersunds FK on Sunday given his teammate Antonio Colak (9.6) is still recovering from illness. He is yet to score this season but, given his potential for hauls, his inclusion can be a differential move with a high ceiling.

Last season Toivonen delivered an attacking return in each of his two matches against Östersunds FK and he can exploit weaknesses in the opposition. This season he may have produced only two shots but his chance-creation ability is still there having produced 1 big chance and 4 key passes in 144 minutes of action. The fact Malmö have scored 5 goals in two matches can’t be overlooked. Östersunds FK look more defensively organised this season but they have a tough test ahead of them and the former Sweden international can be the key to break down the Östersunds FK backline. He delivered 15 attacking returns in 21 matches last season.

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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. Rotation's Alter Ego
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    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Another great Allsven article, loving the content so far this year 🙂

    Good luck this Gameweek to anyone playing!

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Yes! It’s great to discuss Allsvenskan fantasy in here! Good luck!

  2. melvinmbabazi
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    • 7 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Great article again Gerardo, Keep it up!!!

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I’m glad. Are you considering one of the above mentioned players?

      1. melvinmbabazi
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        7 months, 11 days ago

        Knudsen

        1. melvinmbabazi
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          • 7 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

          and Eriksson

  3. juan_c_narvaez
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Good articule. I think that you are overlooking bjorkstrom he is also a great player.

    1. Gerardo7
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      7 months, 12 days ago

      bjornstrom can offer some value indeed, I think he will shine soon. Hacken away is a tough one on paper but I would.my be surprised if he comes away with an attacking return.

      1. juan_c_narvaez
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Bjorkstrom, a leat with defensiva bonus points.

        1. Gerardo7
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          7 months, 11 days ago

          Yes. He’s definitely want to watch. I’ll own at some point!

  4. General Nuisance
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    7 months, 12 days ago

    Nice article, Gerardo.

    One transfer target for me.

    1. Gerardo7
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      7 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks! I reckon it’s Knudsen. My guess is that they will start keeping some clean sheets now and he will be a great value pick.

  5. FC Jammer
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    7 months, 12 days ago

    Nice article, Geraldo. Knudsen in.

    1. FC Jammer
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      7 months, 12 days ago

      Gerardo, sorry.

    2. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Yes! I’m confident he will deliver. Not sure he will keep on delivering attacking returns but cleanies are on their way!

  6. ReindeerHotdog
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    7 months, 12 days ago

    I'm going between these 'Ones to Watch' articles and the Scout Picks to play each week.

    Subs:

    Heintz to Gustafsson
    Nilsson to Knudsen

    Backing your picks this week so hopefully they come good! Cheers for the update mate.

    1. Gerardo7
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      7 months, 12 days ago

      Hey, mate. I’m glad you find those articles useful, hope that translates into points soon! Those are good transfers on paper. Heintz has struggled but he has.good fixtures. I’ve sold him too, so I hope he stays quiet. Good luck!

      1. ReindeerHotdog
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        7 months, 12 days ago

        I really have almost zero knowledge about Swedish football but it's always fun following these articles to see what sort of results you end up with!

        1. Gerardo7
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          • 5 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

          I agree. It’s a good experiment. I’m sure I’ll read all your articles on Eliteserien fantasy and who the same! Cheers!

  7. TallestJohn
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Knudsen the obvious transfer in especially for Lustig owners like me facing a big fixture swing. Also bringing in Alm who faces another team playing 3 at the back, plus DGW7 in the back of my mind.

    1. Gerardo7
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      7 months, 11 days ago

      Alm is a very exciting pick. I’m surprised, I thought he was going to be really highly owned!

  8. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Is Colak definitely out for the GW3 match?

    1. Gerardo7
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      7 months, 11 days ago

      It looks like it. But he can be one to keep, really. He’s a promising player.

  9. SUNFLOWER
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    7 months, 12 days ago

    Great article Gerardo, Knudsen especially looking like a great pick.

    1. Gerardo7
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      7 months, 11 days ago

      Thanks. Yes, he’s been value since far and has a good double gameweek. I’m tipping him to get his first cleanie on Sunday.

  10. poohdini
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    7 months, 11 days ago

    Nice article, Gerardo. I only have one of these myself (Knudsen) but thankfully I have had him since the start. I hope Colak recovers but I am rolling my FT this week.

    1. Gerardo7
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      7 months, 11 days ago

      Hey! I’ve had Knudsen since the start too. Deffo my favourite pick. I believe Colak will be back vs Djurgarden and start vs Varbergs so it’s wise to keep him!

  11. JulioCruz
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Thank you Gera, your help with these articles is highly appreciated.

      1. Gerardo7
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        • 5 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Anytime, mate! Hope you have a great gw!

    • bhh
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Got two free transfers but don't really know where to go with any of them. The defence all looks good so no need to change that yet.

      Alm and Chilufya are solid picks so don't want to change them out. Haksa has been underperforming but want to give him a chance against Halmstads (and I now can't afford Christiansen without another transfer). The other two are just picks to pick up a couple of extra points and they've been doing that so far

      Up front, Jeremejeff is worth riding out one last time with Sirius. My 6.5 and 6.0 strikers haven't scored - but realistically, there aren't many that have. Just don't feel there is enough to go off yet to know who the stars are going to be

      1. Gerardo7
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        7 months, 11 days ago

        Yes we don’t have significant data yet, so it’s early to have a clear vision.I reckon getting Gustafson could be of use or you can always downgrade a striker you’re not really happy with.