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Togga Fantasy Football, Transfer Window Edition

This article originally appeared in the January 27th issue of our newsletter, The Raven. Subscribe HERE.  


Togga Head of Content and GFOP John Wallin Writes: With the transfer window slamming shut in four days, the biggest names to change teams are not among the biggest names in football. But fantasy football is driven by numbers, not names. Today, we look at three players affected by the transfer window and break down how you’ll want to approach them moving forward.

Gabriel Jesus (FWD) - Palmeiras to Man City. In his first appearance for City the Brazilian nearly scored, nearly assisted and saw a goal ruled offside. Not bad for nine minutes. Before you rush to include him in your XI remember that he is 19 years old. Pep has shown patience breaking younger players into the side (see 21-year-old Leroy Sane), so it’s hard to imagine Jesus getting consistent minutes. He may score a couple of all-world goals, but it will be nearly impossible to predict when they come.

Morgan Schneiderlin (MID) - Manchester United to Everton. The one-time Saint reuniting with manager Ronald Koeman is great news for FPL managers. Schneiderlin isn't much of a goal threat, but like new teammate Idrissa Gana, he earns points with his defensive acumen. For Southampton in 2014/15 he averaged 3.7 tackles won and 2.6 interceptions per match. That's better than defensive stalwart N'Golo Kante this year (3/2.5). He’s a sneaky differential play against bottom-half defenses.

Luciano Narsingh (MID) - PSV to Swansea. Swansea are riding the high of beating Liverpool at Anfield, but that win didn't paper over how poor the Swans have been. Even after beating the Reds, Swansea have a negative 25 goal differential, three worse than cellar dwellers Sunderland. All that said, Narsingh recorded a combined 14 goals and 15 assists in his last two Eredivisie campaigns. The right-footed attacker is versatile and can lineup on either wing or as a forward. He should join Icelandic talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson in the starting XI as soon as he is healthy. Again, a nice outside-the-box differential play.

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