Given the state of attacking football in 2015, it comes as no surprise that the brunt of fantasy scoring has come from the midfield position this season. The "midfielder" position itself has become quite specialized in the last few years (defensive/holding, deep-lying, box-to-box, winger, attacking) and many offensive schemes call for wingers and attacking midfielders to create and take just as many shots, if not more, than forwards are.
The midfield position in the most pivotal position in fantasy because it is the positions where fantasy championships are won - simply because it is where the most value (fantasy production per dollar spent) can be found. Prices range from 4.5 up into the double-digits, and every year there will inevitably be a 'discount' player who can be purchased for cheap that will go on to have an amazing year. Even more often, certain low-cost midfielders will go on a streak, and provide fantasy points at a torrid pace until opposing teams begin to counter that player. The fantasy manager that can identify which midfielders will be long-term producers and hold them for a majority of the season versus the ones are simply on a hot streak and transfer them out at the right time... that is more often than not the manager that will be holding up the fantasy league trophy at the end of the season.
There will be many players this season that go under the microscope this season after one or two strong fantasy performances - Leicester's Riyad Mahrez is the first riddle of the 2015-16 season that managers are trying to solve: Is he going to be a flash in the pan, or will he be a season-long mainstay? He's listed in our Power Rankings this week... check out him and the other top midfielders below!