Fantasy Football betting guide: best players in fewer than 10% of teams

We’ve researched the best players Fantasy Football team managers are missing out on and how they could help your Gameweek 20 bets

The Premier League games keep coming thick and fast and we have got stuck into the stats in our Fantasy Football guide to see which players you need.

With hundreds of players to choose from, finding those who will give you the edge over your league rivals can be extremely difficult.

So here’s the Telegraph Betting guide to the men the majority of managers have avoided, but could bring in the points in this set of midweek matches, as well as some cash from having a flutter.

Fantasy football betting guide: Gameweek 20

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Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno, 89 points, £3.8m

Bernd Leno has been an integral part of Arsenal’s upturn in form and could be a key part of your Fantasy Football team for the rest of the season.

The German shot-stopper is the second-best keeper in Fantasy, behind only Ederson of Manchester City, but Leno has only been selected by 5% of managers. A clean sheet against Manchester United, including a notable save from Bruno Fernandes free-kick, was his fourth shut-out in the last five in the league, with a goal against Southampton the only blemish on that record.

The Gunners face Wolves, Aston Villa and Leeds United in their next three, which could mean more clean sheets with Mikel Arteta’s side looking much more organised at the back, and a bet on Leno to keep another one in Arsenal’s next game is tempting.

Bet: Arsenal to keep a clean sheet against Wolves @ 15/8 with bet365

Defender: Matt Targett, 82 points, £2.6m

Matt Targett is becoming a defender many Fantasy Football managers will need to start thinking about slotting into their teams as Aston Villa continue to improve.

The left-back has certainly not been looked at by a lot of managers so far, with only 3% having him in their team despite him being the seventh-best defender in the league with 82 points. Targett had an issue with bookings early in the season, with four in his first 10 games. That may have put off many managers, but has since shown more control and has not received a yellow card in his last nine.

In fact, Villa have not had a yellow card in three matches, so drafting in Targett at a bargain price of £2.6m could be a great move, as well as betting on under 1.5 team cards in the next clash against West Ham United.

Bet: Under 1.5 Aston Villa cards vs West Ham @ 8/11 with bet365

Midfielder: James Maddison, 85 points, £4.9m

Despite a season interrupted by injuries, which have limited him to 15 starts for Leicester City, James Maddison is still proving great value in the Fantasy Football world.

Maddison has 85 points, with six goals and three assists, including the one for Ashley Barnes to score the opener on Sunday before Leicester fell apart against Leeds United.

The Foxes are generally good at bouncing back from defeat in the Premier League, evidenced by their seven-game unbeaten league run after their previous loss to Everton in December. Maddison will fancy his chances against Fulham and Wolves in the Foxes’ next two, and with only 7% of managers having the ninth-best midfielder in the league, now is a great time to draft him into your side.

Fulham have kept one clean sheet in their last five and with Jamie Vardy out of action, Maddison will be key. The bookies, like a number of fantasy managers, seem to be sleeping on him getting on the scoresheet at any time at odds of 21/10.

Bet: James Maddison to score vs Fulham @ 21/10 with bet365

Striker: Callum Wilson, 101 points, £4.8m

Steve Bruce may have been the only person smiling more than the 6% of Fantasy Football managers who had Callum Wilson in their team on Saturday.

A brace against Everton showed just how clinical the Newcastle striker can be in front of goal, and how great he can be for your team with a few leading strikers injured.

With such a small number of managers taking a risk on the former Bournemouth striker, it could be a great time to do so with some big-name strikers such as Vardy and Harry Kane out of action and Wilson currently the fifth-best striker in the game.

Bet: Callum Wilson to score first vs Crystal Palace @ 8/5 with bet365

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