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End of the Season Togga Perfect XI Sleepers

This article originally appeared in the April 21st issue of our newsletter, The Raven. Subscribe HERE


Squeaky Bum Time. It’s not just for the Title Race anymore. We are entering the home stretch of Men in Blazers' inaugural Togga Perfect XI Fantasy League. And it is… tiiiight at the top. Less than 35 points separate the Top Four: Thai Tractor Boy, dgp, JCUnited and PriMaradona. (If you aren’t in the mix for the season-long title, we are giving away a special patch to each weekly winner. Sign up HERE.) In hopes of getting an end of the season bump, we’ve asked Togga’s head of content and contributor, John Wallin, for three players who might fly under the radar these last few weeks.

Joshua King (Forward - Bournemouth) The Norwegian midfielder-turned-forward-turned-midfielder, who is still classed as a forward in Togga, has 13 goals, two assists and a 45.5-point hattrick outing against West Ham on his resume this season. That’s nearly identical to fantasy staple Christian Benteke (12 goals, two assists). Many pundits expected King to wilt when Benik Afobe returned, but he's been excellent in a supporting role - netting against Liverpool and Chelsea in recent weeks. The Cherries finish with three at home to Boro, Stoke and Burnley and have decent away matches at Sunderland and Leicester.

Stewart Downing (Midfielder - Middlesbrough) The Boro midfielder has been a poor fantasy option all season, until recently. Last week against Arsenal, he sent in 10 crosses and pocketed an assist on Álvaro Negredo’s goal to give him double digit Togga fantasy points in two of his last three matches. And he has a great matchup this week. Due to the fixture calendar, Boro players will have a double game week*, facing Bournemouth and lowly Sunderland.

Raheem Sterling (Forward - Manchester City) Raz has been an excellent fantasy play all season. So why is he a sleeper? Because he is classified as a forward. And fantasy owners often add Sergio Aguero and sit Sterling. But Sterling has 14 assists. That’s the most of any forward and third overall behind only Eriksen (17) and De Bruyne (16). He's also scored six goals. The best part is City's run-in includes Boro, Palace, Watford and a massive home/home double gameweek against Leicester and West Brom in week 37.

*Double Game Week Explainer - Due to the fixture calendar, some Premier League teams will play two matches in a single fantasy gameweek. For example, this week, United has a match against Burnley and City. If you start United players, their scores from BOTH of those games will count toward your weekly total. Teams with double game weeks for Gameweek 34: United, Middlesbrough, and Crystal Palace. Hello, Jonathan Benteke.