The first round of games of the World Cup group stage is now done and it is set up very nicely, both in real life and in the virtual fantasy game.
With upsets, thrashings, goals and VAR controversies, the tournament in Qatar is certainly not disappointing so far.
With two more matchdays to go before the knockout stages, Fantasy World Cup is also shaping up to be much more interesting than we initially thought.
And unlike FPL, we now have two free transfers available. For a full set of rules, you can go here.
There are also a few chips available, and the optimum strategy will go a long way in you winning your mini-leagues. Check out the best strategy to maximise your chip usage here.
What doesn’t change across all these fantasy games though, is the value of budget players.
For every Messi and Mbappe in your team, you need a cheaper-valued player, to keep the overall team under the set amount.
In this post, we discuss some budget forwards that will help you score points in the next two matchdays.
Ismaila Sarr – Senegal ($6.5M)
Senegal’s most difficult fixture is now out of the way. They face Qatar next, not the strongest team in the tournament, and Sarr should be in for some serious points. Ecuador in MD3 will also get some points for the Senegalese striker, who is also on penalty duties for his side.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Serbia ($7M)
Similar to Senegal, Serbia’s toughest fixture (Brazil) has been played and they should now look at the remaining games with much more optimism and hope. If the team wishes to proceed to the knockout stages, they will need Mitrovic to perform and outperform, something he has routinely done this season with Fulham in the Premier League.
Richarlison – Brazil ($7.5M)
In a cup where Brazil goes in as favourites, all eyes were on Neymar and his form, along with the likes on Vinicius Jr., Antony and the other attackers. Richarlison, one of the ‘other attackers’, stole the headlines with a pair of goals in their win against Serbia.
Richarlison offers a cheap way into Brazil’s forward line and with Switzerland and Cameroon next, there could be more points for the Spurs man.
Memphis Depay – Netherlands ($8.5M)
This one is tricky. Depay was unfit in the first game and came on only as a sub. There is no guarantee that he will start the next game, although if he does, he is likely to get on the scoresheet too. But the gamble could be too big for some, especially with other, cheaper options available at your disposal.