Thursday August 13
Now that we've ranked our top goalkeepers & defenders, it's time to move on to the midfielders, who had a rough go of it in Gameweek 1. Of the twenty most-owned midfielders, only four of them scored more than 3 fantasy points in GW1. Now that number may seem surprising considering many fantasy experts had pegged this season to be a strong one for midfielders in terms of fantasy production; however, managers would do well to remember that often times goals/assists from midfielders will come from the run of play. At the start of the season, teams are still very rusty and familiarizing themselves with their own roles and that of their teammates, so it makes sense that midfielders numbers would lag behind a bit early on in the season.
With the above in mind, it's important to note that there are still some very favorable matchups for midfielders over the next several weeks and should garner quite a few points for fantasy managers, regardless of how early in the campaign we are. Below are our up-to-date rankings for fantasy midfielders, which not only take into account their GW2 matchups, but also their value (relative to their price), fitness levels and their upcoming fixtures from now until the end of September.