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Fantasy Premier League Rankings: October Update

Andrew Laird

Andrew Laird

Andrew Laird is the Senior Soccer Editor for RotoWire. He is also the Head of New Writer Training and a fantasy football and college basketball contributor.

With Gareth Bale atop our Premier League preseason midfielder rankings, it's high time that we updated the list to reflect, at least, our new No. 1. Just like last time, I and three other RotoWire soccer contributors ranked our top-20 forwards, midfielders and defensemen, and our top-10 goalkeepers.
Points were assigned to each player based on their ranking by each writer: 20 points for a first place vote, 19 points for a second place vote, 18 points for a third place vote and so on.

We had no consensus top picks at any position, which just goes to show how weird of a Premier League season it's been so far. Our preseason list included unanimous top-choices of Robin van Persie at forward and Gareth Bale, who ended up not playing a single Premier League game this season before his move to Real Madrid, at midfield. Needless to say, it was time for an update.

Rankings last updated 10/23

FORWARDS MIDFIELDERS DEFENDERS GOALKEEPERS
1 Olivier Giroud Mesut Ozil Leighton Baines Simon Mignolet
2 Romelu Lukaku Oscar Branislav Ivanovic Petr Cech
3 Christan Benteke Yaya Toure Pablo Zabaleta Hugo Lloris
4 Daniel Sturridge Aaron Ramsey Jan Vertonghen Artur Boruc
5 Luis Suarez Michu Kyle Walker Joe Hart
6 Robin van Persie Eden Hazard Seamus Coleman Wojciech Szczesny
7 Sergio Aguero Paulinho David Luiz Asmir Begovic
8 Wayne Rooney Steven Gerrard Glen Johnson David de Gea
9 Loic Remy David Silva Patrice Evra Tim Howard
10 Roberto Soldado Andros Townsend John Terry Jussi Jaaskelainen
11 Alvaro Negredo Frank Lampard Jose Enrique
12 Wilfried Bony Ross Barkley Dejan Lovren
13 Rickie Lambert Hatem Ben Arfa Jose Fonte
14 Gabriel Agbonlahor Santi Cazorla Danny Rose
15 Samuel Eto'o Theo Walcott Per Mertesacker
16 Edin Dzeko Marouane Fellaini Daniel Agger
17 Fernando Torres Emanuele Giaccherini Curtis Davies
18 Darren Bent Adnan Januzaj Phil Jagielka
19 Danny Welbeck Morgan Amalfitano Kieran Gibbs
20 Fraizer Campbell Ravel Morrison Sylvan Distin




FORWARDS

# OVERALL PTS LAIRD MOSINSKI PITNER RADUNE
1 Olivier Giroud 75 Christian Benteke Olivier Giroud Luis Suarez Romelu Lukaku
2 Romelu Lukaku 73 Luis Suarez Luis Suarez Olivier Giroud Olivier Giroud
3 Christian Benteke 71 Romelu Lukaku Romelu Lukaku Sergio Aguero Christian Benteke
4 Daniel Sturridge 60 Olivier Giroud Christian Benteke Romelu Lukaku Robin van Persie
5 Luis Suarez 59 Daniel Sturridge Wayne Rooney Christian Benteke Edin Dzeko
6 Robin van Persie 58 Sergio Aguero Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge Wayne Rooney
7 Sergio Aguero 57 Robin van Persie Sergio Aguero Robin van Persie Daniel Sturridge
8 Wayne Rooney 55 Roberto Soldado Robin van Persie Wayne Rooney Loic Remy
9 Loic Remy 45 Alvaro Negredo Loic Remy Alvaro Negredo Gabriel Agbonlahor
10 Roberto Soldado 42 Wayne Rooney Roberto Soldado Loic Remy Danny Welbeck
11 Alvaro Negredo 40 Wilfried Bony Wilfried Bony Roberto Soldado Sergio Aguero
12 Wilfried Bony 33 Loic Remy Rickie Lambert Samuel Eto'o Alvaro Negredo
13 Rickie Lambert 27 Fernando Torres Fernando Torres Wilfried Bony Roberto Soldado
14 Gabriel Agbonlahor 22 Rickie Lambert Alvaro Negredo Rickie Lambert Samuel Eto'o
15 Samuel Eto'o 19 Darren Bent Ricky van Wolfswinkel Andreas Weimann Marouane Chamakh
16 Edin Dzeko 17 Gabriel Agbonlahor Jay Rodriguez Gabriel Agbonlahor Wilfried Bony
17 Fernando Torres 16 Fraizer Campbell Darren Bent Papiss Cisse Rickie Lambert
18 Darren Bent 14 Samuel Eto'o Marko Arnautovic Dimitar Berbatov Darren Bent
19 Danny Welbeck 11 Dimitar Berbatov Dwight Gayle Fraizer Campbell Nicika Jelavic
20 Fraizer Campbell 7 Edin Dzeko Fraizer Campbell Darren Bent Luis Suarez



MIDFIELDERS

# OVERALL PTS LAIRD MOSINSKI PITNER RADUNE
1 Mesut Ozil 79 Mesut Ozil Yaya Toure Mesut Ozil Mesut Ozil
2 Oscar 68 Eden Hazard Mesut Ozil Oscar Aaron Ramsey
3 Yaya Toure 65 Oscar Oscar Aaron Ramsey Andros Townsend
4 Aaron Ramsey 64 Yaya Toure Paulinho Eden Hazard David Silva
5 Michu 62 Michu Ross Barkley Yaya Toure Moussa Dembele
6 Eden Hazard 57 Aaron Ramsey Michu Michu Michu
7 Paulinho 45 Paulinho Frank Lampard David Silva Fabian Delph
8 Steven Gerrard 43 Marouane Fellaini Emanuele Giaccherini Andros Townsend Oscar
9 David Silva 42 Frank Lampard Aaron Ramsey Steven Gerrard Yaya Toure
10 Andros Townsend 42 Hatem Ben Arfa Eden Hazard Santi Cazorla Steven Gerrard
11 Frank Lampard 34 Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard Paulinho Eden Hazard
12 Ross Barkley 30 David Silva Hatem Ben Arfa Hatem Ben Arfa Adam Lallana
13 Hatem Ben Arfa 29 Santi Cazorla Theo Walcott Frank Lampard Adnan Januzaj
14 Santi Cazorla 19 Ross Barkley Gylfi Sigurdsson Ross Barkley Theo Walcott
15 Theo Walcott 14 Andros Townsend Ravel Morrison Theo Walcott Fernandinho
16 Marouane Fellaini 13 Yohan Cabaye Andros Townsend Morgan Amalfitano Mark Noble
17 Emanuele Giaccherini 13 Ramires Jonjo Shelvey Kevin Mirallas Paulinho
T18 Adnan Januzaj 9 Victor Moses Morgan Amalfitano Ramires Gareth Barry
T18 Morgan Amalfitano 9 Ravel Morrison David Silva Adam Lallana Michael Carrick
20 Ravel Morrison 8 Adnan Januzaj Mohamed Diame Samir Nasri Morgan Amalfitano


DEFENSEMEN

# OVERALL PTS LAIRD MOSINSKI PITNER RADUNE
1 Leighton Baines 78 Leighton Baines Leighton Baines Leighton Baines Glen Johnson
2 Branislav Ivanovic 71 Branislav Ivanovic Branislav Ivanovic Branislav Ivanovic Curtis Davies
3 Pablo Zabaleta 56 Kyle Walker Daniel Agger Jan Vertonghen Leighton Baines
4 Jan Vertonghen 55 Jan Vertonghen Pablo Zabaleta John Terry Jan Vertonghen
5 Kyle Walker 47 Pablo Zabaleta Kieran Gibbs Seamus Coleman Sylvan Distin
6 Seamus Coleman 42 Seamus Coleman David Luiz Kyle Walker Danny Rose
7 David Luiz 42 Per Mertesacker Kyle Walker David Luiz Branislav Ivanovic
8 Glen Johnson 41 David Luiz Jose Fonte Dejan Lovren Martin Skrtel
9 Patrice Evra 35 Patrice Evra John Terry Jose Enrique Pablo Zabaleta
10 John Terry 33 Jose Fonte Seamus Coleman Pablo Zabaleta Patrice Evra
11 Jose Enrique 30 Phil Jagielka Jose Enrique Glen Johnson Ben Davies
12 Dejan Lovren 29 Dejan Lovren Patrice Evra Per Mertesacker Chico
13 Jose Fonte 28 Jose Fonte Aleksander Kolarov Gareth McAuley Jonas Olsson
14 Danny Rose 27 Glen Johnson Dejan Lovren Phil Jagielka Nemanja Vidic
T15 Per Mertesacker 23 Danny Rose Danny Rose Chico Robert Huth
T15 Daniel Agger 23 Gareth McAuley Robert Huth Daniel Agger Gary Cahill
17 Curtis Davies 19 John Terry Glen Johnson Jose Fonte Ashley Williams
18 Phil Jagielka 17 Vincent Kompany Jan Vertonghen Patrice Evra Michael Dawson
19 Kieran Gibbs 16 Gary Cahill Guy Demel Matija Nastastic Aleksander Kolarov
T19 Sylvan Distin 16 Ryan Shawcross Gary Cahill Erik Pieters Phil Jones



GOALKEEPERS

# OVERALL PTS LAIRD MOSINSKI PITNER RADUNE
1 Simon Mignolet 39 Petr Cech Simon Mignolet Simon Mignolet Simon Mignolet
2 Petr Cech 33 Simon Mignolet Hugo Lloris Petr Cech Brad Guzan
3 Hugo Lloris 28 Joe Hart Petr Cech Asmir Begovic Artur Boruc
4 Artur Boruc 25 Artur Boruc Joe Hart Hugo Lloris Hugo Lloris
5 Joe Hart 21 Wojciech Szczesny David de Gea Petr Cech Petr Cech
T6 Wojciech Szczesny 16 Hugo Lloris Artur Boruc Artur Boruc Asmir Begovic
T6 Asmir Begovic 16 David de Gea Tim Howard Tim Howard Wojciech Szczesny
8 David de Gea 13 Asmir Begovic Wojciech Szczesny Petr Cech Jussi Jaaskelainen
9 Tim Howard 10 Jussi Jaaskelainen Jussi Jaaskelainen Jussi Jaaskelainen David de Gea
10 Jussi Jaaskelainen 9 Tim Howard Maarten Stekelenburg David de Gea Tim Howard