Fantasy Football: The top five point scorers from gameweek 29

Gameweek 29 proved to be a difficult weekend for Fantasy Football managers, as many of the top selected players missed out on points.

Paul Pogba and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang both missed late penalties and received minus points, leaving thousands pulling their hair out across the country.

That of course meant that the top five point scorers this week were not the most popular, with four of the five players featuring in under 5% of teams.

We take a look through at who the top scoring players were this week.

Declan Rice (15 points)

A man of the match performance at the heart of West Ham United’s midfield helped them to a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle United, and showed why an England call-up seems likely for Rice.

A goal as well as a clean sheet bonus due to him being registered as a defender in Fantasy Football leaves 3.2% of managers overjoyed with the 20-year-old’s weekend.

The Hammers’ next three games look kind on paper, which could see managers take advantage of Rice’s 4.5m price tag.

Andreas Pereira (12 points)

Pereira scored a wonder goal in Manchester United’s 3-2 win versus Southampton at Old Trafford.

The Brazilian, who is selected by just 0.3% of managers, also assisted Romelu Lukaku to more than double his tally of points for the season.

The 23-year-old will have opportunities to play in the coming weeks due to United’s lengthy injury list, which could see his popularity rise.

Romelu Lukaku (12 points)

Fantasy managers shouldn’t sleep on Romelu Lukaku’s form.

The Belgian has now scored four goals in his last two games, following his brace in United’s 3-2 win versus Southampton on Saturday.

Lukaku is still the fourth most expensive striker in the game costing 10.7m, but, United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have only failed to score once in 11 Premier League games, so if Lukaku continues to play then chances will come his way.

Raul Jimenez (12 points)

The most used player in the top 5 this week, Jimenez’s goal and assist in Wolves’ 2-0 win at home to Cardiff City will come as no surprise to the 36% who selected him.

The Mexican is now clearly the best third striker in fantasy football ahead of Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson (injured) and Fulham’s Alexander Mitrovic.

His popularity is sure to rise after another stellar performance even though Wolves have a couple of tricky fixtures in the next few weeks.

Troy Deeney (11 points)

Watford’s captain came back to haunt Leicester City fans again as his goal and last-minute assist for Andre Gray saw the Hornets win 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

Deeney’s trademark performance was enough to ruin Brendan Rodgers’ return to the Premier League as Foxes manager.

However, Fantasy managers shouldn’t be too quick to put Deeney in their team, as Watford travel to both Manchester clubs over the next two game weeks.

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