Fantasy Football Tips and Tricks for Serie A Round 11

Serie A Round 11 is coming around much too quickly for some of the top Italian sides forced to juggle their European football responsibilities with their desire to triumph in the Italian first tier.

We’ve assembled a list of players you’ll want in your fantasy draft. These will help you earn points. We’ve also cast our gaze at the injured, fatigued, or out of form players, you may be tempted to choose, but are better off ignoring for now.

Here are our Fantasy Football tips for Serie A Round 11:

Players to Consider

Winning at Fantasy Football, in any version of the game, comes down to choosing a good, reliable strategy and capable players. Every additional information you know about your footballers will help you decide on a good starting draft. Fantasy football is not much different, in that respect, from the work of the great managers themselves.

Heroes of the Serie A

We were worried about recommending Ante Rebic last week. The Croatian’s abilities are undeniable. However, outside the proximity of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he had struggled in the past. He proved naysayers wrong with his performance against Sampdoria. Milan will feel confident after their recent success in the Europa League and will look towards Rebic to provide the main goal threat against Parma.

Andrea Belotti, for yet another week, remains on our list of favorites. There’s little doubt that the striker is Torino’s best player. He remains consistent in spite of the team’s overall performances. Against Udinese, he will need to give a great performance, or else the entire setup of the Toro is likely to suffer.

Robin Gosens has been forced to take up the slack for Atalanta throughout the year. Fans will be thrilled with the fact that their team has qualified to the knock-out stage of the Champions League. Their mid-table performance in Serie A is harder to forgive. In spite of this, and despite being overworked, Gosens remains your best bet when choosing a Serie A wing-back.

Undervalued Gems

Roberto Soriano is unlikely to get on the cover of the top sports magazines any time soon. Yet, he is a highly underrated player that, at the moment, makes Bologna tick. He has provided four assists and five goals this season. Sinisa Mihajlovic will surely be putting his faith in him against Roma, and you can do the same.

Marko Pjaca has always been a fascinating player. The Croatian forward has all the potential to be one of the best in Serie A. His performances, however, have oscillated. The Genoa striker looks to have finally found his form. He scored against Fiorentina and we’re confident enough that he can stretch his run of good performances against Serie A champions, Juventus.

Players to Avoid

Yes, Serie A is one of the best football leagues in the world. But, even a competition that offers as much quality as this has to have its winners and losers. These are players that, for various reasons, should not be selected unless you are feeling charitable, or willing to risk.

Overpriced Players

Simone Zaza was on our list last week. We hate to mention him again. Frankly, we quite like the player and have great respect for his resume. However, if he does play, lower your expectations for now. He’s scored just one goal this season and had plenty of trouble expressing himself last week in the Derby della Mole.

There is no denying the career that Bruno Alves has enjoyed. We still rate him highly. But, there’s a good chance that he will struggle, at 39 years of age, to maintain the pace against Milan’s quick forwards.

Matteo Politano is something of a mystery this season. By that, we mean to say that Fantasy Football managers can never know when he’ll have an off day. His record is not terrible, but we see him as overpriced. We wouldn’t risk picking him as Napoli takes on Sampdoria.

Poor Performers

Crotone is bottom of the league and suffering in all types of ways. Yes, Junior Messias has often been their best player. However, he is also a forward that has scored just one goal this season. Realistically, he should be held accountable for the Rossoblu abysmal scoring record.

Berat Djimsiti like his Atalanta colleagues was in superb form last season. If you’ve been following Serie A, you will know that things have not gone their way this year. He has often been out o the squad, usually due to poor showing. He will, most likely, start against Fiorentina, but we’re unconvinced of his abilities at the moment.

Franck Ribery is a bona fide legend and the poster boy for Fiorentina. There’s no denying his quality, not even at 33 years of age. Still, the Viola has been lackluster this campaign. Don’t fully blame the Frenchman! But, with only two assists to show for his efforts, don’t exactly spare him either.

3 Simple Tips When Choosing Your Fantasy Football Draft: 

Follow form and late-season revelations! It’s important to take a guess on the teams that are likely to go all the way and play consistently throughout the season (Ahem.. Juventus!). However, picking players from teams forced to show their very best in the final weeks of the competition, is also likely to greatly improve your draft.

Avoid easily-injured players! We are not suggesting that you be heartless. After all, players like Roberto Baggio still maintained a great career in spite of their frequent medical problems. However, try to avoid players that tend to miss important matches, or get little playing time due to injuries.

Take a risk on regista and trequartista! Fantasy Football is all about scoring points. Sure, the regista might dictate play, but they score less often. Sure, a trequartista is likely to vanish from some important matches. However, on a good day, these are the kind of players that earn their teams a result and can help you create a top fantasy draft.