Scout Picks: GW24
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Alfie Whiteman 4.5m
Degerfors defence has rarely been the place to look for clean sheets this season, yet Alfie Whiteman has done a good enough job from a fantasy perspective since joining. Averaging 4 points per game largely down to saves and defensive bonus points, Whiteman will be called upon to ensure fellow bottom dwellers Örebro aren’t handed a lifeline in this anxiety ridden “6-pointer”-fixture.
Hjalmar Ekdal 6.4m
Hjalmar Ekdal might have stopped scoring every game, but he still offers a triple threat to points in clean sheets, goal potential, and defensive bonus points. Against Kalmar at home, Djurgården are going to have to tighten up the ship if the dream of winning the league is to stay intact, after two fiascos in a row against title challengers AIK and Elfsborg.
Johan Larsson 8.1m
The premium defender Johan Larsson is slowly working himself back into form as he and Elfsborg make one final push for the top spots. With a travel-sick Sirius side (2 wins in 12) coming to visit, Larsson has a good chance to reward his growing ownership.
Simon Strand 6.4m
Compatriot Simon Strand has been solid all season, without hitting quite the same heights as peak Larsson performances. 10 clean sheets, 7 offensive and 31 defensive bonus points this season is no small achievement for the consistent Strand though.
Mohanad Jeahze 6.3m
The marauding wingback Mohanad Jeahze is back fit and having had his minutes managed both in the cup and in Gameweek 23, he should be raring to go at home to Östersund. Östersund are cruising towards an uninspired attempt at staying up this season, rock bottom and having lost 8 of their 10 last games.
Joel Nilsson 5.7m
Joel Nilsson demonstrated his attacking prowess in Gameweek 23 as he slotted home another goal, making it 4 goals and 4 assists on the season. Göteborg comes to visit Mjällby and Nilsson’s confidence should be sky high after his recent exploits, with GW23 hero Oscar Wendt in need of another masterclass to contain him.
Magnus Eriksson 9.9m
Magnus Eriksson is a bonus points machine and rarely fails to make the list, for good reasons. The top scoring player in the game by some margin, Eriksson now faces Kalmar at home in a bid to make sure Djurgården remain in the front seat of the title chase.
Gustav Ludwigson 9.5m
Rested in the midweek cup game, Gustav Ludwigson has been ticking along nicely for Hammarby even if most fantasy managers would have expected more attacking returns on the season. Coming into a fantastic run of games now, Ludwigson will be given some time to try to pad those stats a bit more before the dust settles.
Patrik Wålemark 7.1m
Patrik Wålemark continues to rack up the points, and he now has 3 double digit hauls in his 6 last games. At home to Halmstad who seem content on drawing their way into a relegation battle, Wålemark should be given plenty of opportunities to continue his ascent up the charts.
Astrit Selmani 10.3m
A frustrated Astrit Selmani had a goal wrongfully chalked off for offside in the derby, which he was forced to watch mostly from the sidelines when Akinkunmi Amoo and Gustav Ludwigson formed a partnership up top. Neither him nor the coach made any secret of Selmani’s irritation at the benching, and you would assume he has spent the week making sure it is not repeated. Replacing either one of Amoo or Ludwigson won’t be easy, but as we saw towards the end of the derby there is a world where there is space for all three of them to thrive, even if it remains to be seen how often that is utilised.
Alexander Jeremejeff 9.4m
10 goals and 3 assists is not too shabby by Alexander Jeremejeff, yet many would have expected a bit more dominance and points production from Häcken’s main man up top. The next few games should tell us if he’s up for a golden boot challenge or not, with Halmstad’s resilience being tested from more than one angle in Gameweek 24.
Every week in the Scout Picks, a captain is selected from the 11 chosen players. The Captain Pick is meant to give some guidance into who has the biggest potential for points this Gameweek and who looks relatively safe, according to the Scout.
This Gameweek the Captain Pick is Astrit Selmani. Perhaps a bit less secure than the usual suspects, Selmani has the means, motivation, and likely the opportunity to prove to the coach that he deserves a starting spot week in week out, and that the goals will start flying in at the tail end of the season. 4 goals so far in the league is quite frankly well below par and the expected goals data indicates he is -3.5 goals from where he “should be”, if that is anything to go by.