Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Week 31
Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Week 31

This article is part of our Fantasy Premier League Rankings series.

We have our first really short slate coming up this weekend, as 10 teams have had their Premier League fixtures postponed due to various FA Cup obligations. Included in that group is a significant number of popular fantasy options, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham off the board, leaving the rankings pretty light in terms of actually playable stars.

This is an ideal week for the free hit chip in the Premier League's official game, as you can finally stack all the Burnley, Newcastle and Huddersfield guys you've wanted to all season (right?). In actuality, players from Liverpool and Chelsea figure to be very popular in free hit teams thanks to their matches away to Fulham and Everton, respectively, And, as a result, you'll see their players high in the rankings this week, even though it feels like Mohamed Salah hasn't scored a goal in years (or Eden Hazard, for that matter, even if he found the back of the net just last week).

If you're sitting there wondering if it's just better to take a few zeros and not use your free hit, I think that's the wrong move. You could consider the free hit during a double gameweek, a strategy I successfully used last season, but that red arrow will likely represent a pretty big drop this time around. Just suck it up and play it like everyone else, even if you'd rather fill your team with differentials like Steve Mounie or Chicharito.

MATCHES (EDT)

For detailed stats and odds, check out the Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 31 Cheat Sheet.

FORWARDS
RankPlayerTeamOPPH/AMINGSSOGACCWIN%CS%
1Roberto FirminoLIVFULA21850.452.511.280.161.3275.00%44.67%
2Callum WilsonBOUNEWH18210.542.271.090.351.3346.74%33.73%
3Gonzalo HiguainCHEEVEA5090.534.421.240.001.4149.44%34.06%
4Jamie VardyLEIBURA20100.542.461.300.180.9432.50%25.54%
5Joshua KingBOUNEWH23090.352.140.740.121.2146.74%33.73%
6Salomon RondonNEWBOUA18880.383.000.910.241.1024.93%22.29%
7Ashley BarnesBURLEIH16840.482.781.280.110.9139.77%27.96%
8Chris WoodBURLEIH19250.331.960.840.000.6139.77%27.96%
9Dominic Calvert-LewinEVECHEH11640.462.160.770.080.4623.60%19.67%
10Aleksandar MitrovicFULLIVH26510.343.461.290.070.889.38%7.98%
11Steve MounieHUDWHUA15710.112.921.260.171.0314.38%17.97%
12ChicharitoWHUHUDH11290.402.791.280.240.3261.02%46.34%
13Ayoze PerezNEWBOUA22950.241.610.780.081.4924.93%22.29%
17Divock OrigiLIVFULA2550.712.821.410.351.0675.00%44.67%
19Olivier GiroudCHEEVEA6620.142.990.950.542.1849.44%34.06%
16Daniel SturridgeLIVFULA3350.543.761.610.271.6175.00%44.67%
14Kelechi IheanachoLEIBURA8940.101.510.500.401.3132.50%25.54%
15Andy CarrollWHUHUDH4550.002.771.190.000.7961.02%46.34%
20Cenk TosunEVECHEH9350.192.981.350.290.8723.60%19.67%
18Shinji OkazakiLEIBURA2170.002.071.660.410.4132.50%25.54%
MIDFIELDERS
RankPlayerTeamOPPH/AMINGSSOGACCWIN%CS%
1Sadio ManeLIVFULA23650.612.551.260.041.1875.00%44.67%
2Mohamed SalahLIVFULA25560.603.491.690.281.9775.00%44.67%
3Ryan FraserBOUNEWH24740.221.240.650.362.4046.74%33.73%
4James MaddisonLEIBURA21700.212.530.790.253.3632.50%25.54%
5Eden HazardCHEEVEA22430.522.931.320.442.9749.44%34.06%
6Gylfi SigurdssonEVECHEH24380.412.470.960.111.8523.60%19.67%
7Robert SnodgrassWHUHUDH18460.101.270.340.242.3461.02%46.34%
8WillianCHEEVEA17690.152.651.020.313.3649.44%34.06%
9Matt RitchieNEWBOUA22350.041.210.320.161.7324.93%22.29%
10Harvey BarnesLEIBURA6270.004.310.860.431.4432.50%25.54%
11Dwight McNeilBURLEIH9760.091.840.370.281.5739.77%27.96%
12Manuel LanziniWHUHUDH2070.001.300.430.000.4361.02%46.34%
13Miguel AlmironNEWBOUA3590.002.761.250.002.2624.93%22.29%
14Youri TielemansLEIBURA3870.233.491.400.471.8632.50%25.54%
15RicharlisonEVECHEH21460.462.520.960.080.5523.60%19.67%
16Felipe AndersonWHUHUDH25110.291.510.680.111.8361.02%46.34%
17Alex PritchardHUDWHUA16650.052.050.590.001.3014.38%17.97%
18Aaron MooyHUDWHUA17790.101.870.610.001.6714.38%17.97%
19Michail AntonioWHUHUDH16320.222.540.880.221.0561.02%46.34%
20Ryan SessegnonFULLIVH16610.111.140.380.271.469.38%7.98%
DEFENDERS
RankPlayerTeamOPPH/AMINGSSOGACCWIN%CS%
1Trent Alexander-ArnoldLIVFULA17830.051.110.350.301.5175.00%44.67%
2Virgil van DijkLIVFULA26650.100.880.240.030.2075.00%44.67%
3David LuizCHEEVEA24300.071.000.220.070.5649.44%34.06%
4Lucas DigneEVECHEH22510.121.040.280.162.0823.60%19.67%
5Andrew RobertsonLIVFULA25050.000.470.110.321.4075.00%44.67%
6Aaron CresswellWHUHUDH13200.000.480.000.001.0261.02%46.34%
7Joel MatipLIVFULA9950.090.630.180.000.1875.00%44.67%
8Cesar AzpilicuetaCHEEVEA26100.000.380.140.170.7949.44%34.06%
9Nathan AkeBOUNEWH26920.100.670.270.000.0746.74%33.73%
10EmersonCHEEVEA3000.000.600.300.000.6049.44%34.06%
11Ricardo PereiraLEIBURA24050.070.790.300.191.0532.50%25.54%
12Angelo OgbonnaWHUHUDH14160.000.640.250.060.1961.02%46.34%
13Harry MaguireLEIBURA21450.131.170.500.000.4232.50%25.54%
14Charlie DanielsBOUNEWH14390.060.690.190.000.6346.74%33.73%
15DeAndre YedlinNEWBOUA22040.040.370.080.041.0624.93%22.29%
16James TarkowskiBURLEIH23670.110.720.340.000.1139.77%27.96%
17Florian LejeuneNEWBOUA8100.000.670.110.000.5624.93%22.29%
18Charlie TaylorBURLEIH25200.000.180.000.000.3239.77%27.96%
19Ben MeeBURLEIH27000.000.530.100.070.2339.77%27.96%
20ZankaHUDWHUA21480.130.340.170.040.3414.38%17.97%
GOALKEEPERS
RankPlayerTeamOPPH/AMINCSGCSVPKFPKSVWIN%CS%
1Alisson BeckerLIVFULA2700170.572.071075.00%44.67%
4Lukasz FabianskiWHUHUDH270051.433.903161.02%46.34%
2Kepa ArrizabalagaCHEEVEA2520111.112.111049.44%34.06%
3Artur BorucBOUNEWH72031.503.632046.74%33.73%
5Kasper SchmeichelLEIBURA270071.402.334032.50%25.54%
8Tom HeatonBURLEIH99021.453.361039.77%27.96%
6Martin DubravkaNEWBOUA270091.272.734024.93%22.29%
7Jordan PickfordEVECHEH270081.402.675323.60%19.67%
9Jonas LosslHUDWHUA241741.562.794114.38%17.97%
10Sergio RicoFULLIVH189022.053.71309.38%7.98%

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