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Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 26

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird is the Senior Soccer Editor for RotoWire, as well as a fantasy football and college basketball contributor.

Chris Mosinski

Chris Mosinski

Fantasy sports connoisseur and expert soccer prognosticator.

As we all guessed heading into Gameweek 25, Norwich City held Manchester City scoreless, and Fulham scored twice in a draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. But the one we all saw coming was Liverpool's 5-1 rout of Arsenal, that easily could have been 7-0. Right?

Hardly. What an incredibly bizarre and fantastic weekend of Premier League action, which also saw Eden Hazard notch a hat trick (well done to anyone who captained him), and Martin Skrtel bag a brace against The Gunners within 11 minutes of kickoff. With the Liverpool attack red hot right now, you'll see a number of players near the top of our rankings for Gameweek 26, which takes place Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

As a reminder, Chris and I will be drafting against each other to formulate the rankings. A starting XI, plus seven bench spots (two strikers, two midfielders, two defenders, one goalkeeper). I had the first pick this week, Chris had two and three, I took four, and then we alternated after that. The overall rankings below will show how the draft played out, and then we break down each position, in case you're looking for that too.

If you have any feedback, whether on the format of the rankings, where certain players are ranked, or if you think we left someone out who should be on there, please feel free to post that in the comments section below.

Overall Rankings for Gameweek 26
1. Luis Suarez at Fulham
2. Daniel Sturridge at Fulham
3. Christian Benteke at Cardiff City
4. Eden Hazard at West Brom
5. Steven Gerrard at Fulham
6. Alvaro Negredo vs. Sunderland
7. Jesus Navas vs. Sunderland
8. David Silva vs. Sunderland
9. Seamus Coleman vs. Crystal Palace
10. Robin van Persie at Arsenal
11. Kevin Mirallas vs. Crystal Palace
12. Leighton Baines vs. Crystal Palace
13. Juan Mata at Arsenal
14. Martin Skrtel at Fulham
15. Kyle Walker at Newcastle
16. Santi Cazorla vs. Manchester United
17. Vincent Kompany vs. Sunderland
18. Branislav Ivanovic at West Ham
19. Wayne Rooney at Arsenal
20. Adam Lallana at Hull City
21. Kevin Nolan vs. Norwich City
22. Olivier Giroud vs. Manchester United
23. Adrian vs. Norwich City
24. Petr Cech at West Brom
25. Emmanuel Adebayor at Newcastle
26. Rickie Lambert at Hull City
27. Yaya Toure vs. Sunderland
28. Mesut Ozil vs. Manchester United
29. Pablo Zabaleta vs. Sunderland
30. David Luiz at West Brom
31. Peter Crouch vs. Swansea
32. Jay Rodriguez at Hull City
33. Danny Rose at Newcastle
34. Tim Howard vs. Crystal Palace
35. Hugo Lloris at Newcastle
36. James Tomkins vs. Norwich City

Are your midfielder rankings backwards? Yaya Toure and Mesut Ozil are at the bottom.
Laird: I have Ozil on my own fantasy team and he's been incredibly frustrating lately. It seems like without Aaron Ramsey in the lineup, he doesn't know what to do. Ozil has zero goals and one assist in his last seven Premier League games. Frankly, I was thisclose to picking Charlie Adam over Ozil this week. And while Yaya Toure has two goals and an assist in his last four league matches...
Mosinski: His conversation rate is very high in that span. In fact, one of those goals was a penalty.
Laird: Toure hasn't taken more than two shots in a game since Boxing Day and he has only two assists since then too. He also may get suspended for kicking Ricky van Wolfswinkel on Saturday. That's why we have Navas and Silva higher this week.

Adrian as the top keeper this week?
Mosinski: You know who I love in goal? Adrian. He's the hottest keeper in the Premier League since he took over. And now he's got a home match against Norwich City.
Laird: He's definitely up there. Petr Cech can match him (each have four clean sheets in their last five matches), plus Cech has two more just before that streak.

Edin Dzeko was No. 1 overall last week and now he's out?
Laird: Dzeko has a slight ankle injury, which actually led to Stevan Jovetic replacing him in the starting XI on Saturday. Negredo isn't 100 percent either, but it's tough to ignore his love of goal-scoring at the Etihad.

Strikers
1. Luis Suarez at Fulham
2. Daniel Sturridge at Fulham
3. Christian Benteke at Cardiff City
4. Alvaro Negredo vs. Sunderland
5. Robin van Persie at Arsenal
6. Wayne Rooney at Arsenal
7. Olivier Giroud vs. Manchester United
8. Emmanuel Adebayor at Newcastle
9. Peter Crouch vs. Swansea
10. Jay Rodriguez at Hull City

Midfielders
1. Eden Hazard at West Brom
2. Steven Gerrard at Fulham
3. Jesus Navas vs. Sunderland
4. David Silva vs. Sunderland
5. Kevin Mirallas vs. Crystal Palace
6. Juan Mata at Arsenal
7. Santi Cazorla vs. Manchester United
8. Adam Lallana at Hull City
9. Kevin Nolan vs. Norwich City
10. Rickie Lambert at Hull City
11. Yaya Toure vs. Sunderland
12. Mesut Ozil vs. Manchester United

Defenders
1. Seamus Coleman vs. Crystal Palace
2. Leighton Baines vs. Crystal Palace
3. Martin Skrtel at Fulham
4. Kyle Walker at Newcastle
5. Vincent Kompany vs. Sunderland
6. Branislav Ivanovic at West Ham
7. Pablo Zabaleta vs. Sunderland
8. David Luiz at West Brom
9. Danny Rose at Newcastle
10. James Tomkins vs. Norwich City

Goalkeepers
1. Adrian vs. Norwich City
2. Petr Cech at West Brom
3. Tim Howard vs. Crystal Palace
4. Hugo Lloris at Newcastle

And if you're curious how our teams line up against each other, here you go:

POS Laird Mosinski
GK Petr Cech Adrian
D Leighton Baines Seamus Coleman
D Martin Skrtel Kyle Walker
D Branislav Ivanovic Vincent Kompany
M Eden Hazard Steven Gerrard
M David Silva Jesus Navas
M Santi Cazorla Kevin Mirallas
M Adam Lallana Juan Mata
F Luis Suarez Danuel Sturridge
F Alvaro Negredo Christian Benteke
F Robin van Persie Wayne Rooney
BG Tim Howard Hugo Lloris
BD David Luiz Pablo Zabaleta
BD James Tomkins Danny Rose
BM Rickie Lambert Kevin Nolan
BM Mesut Ozil Yaya Toure
BF Olivier Giroud Emmanuel Adebayor
BF Jay Rodriguez Peter Crouch