Roy Hodges, Sam Allardyce, and David Moyes are the talk of the EPL Table and, for now at least, not the butt of so many Bad British Manager jokes. Woy has gone from Crypt Keeper to Kryptonite (for Riyad Mahrez certainly), taking Palace to 14th along the way. Take away Benteke’s pen-fail and they’d be 12th. And the Hammers are off the heap following successive clean sheets against Arse and Chelski. Now, look at all us rankers with our inevitable jinxing of King Arthur, Cresswell, and Zaha. But really, ride this wave while you can.

Let’s get started.

  • Postscript from GW18: See above regarding Mahrez. I can’t say he’ll bounce back from his mediocre spell against Palace, but it’s hard to imagine a less productive outing (5.5 points), his worst in over a month. VvD didn’t disappoint though! That’s because he never saw one minute on the pitch. Phew.
  • Studs: It’s taken far too many weeks for Mohamed Salah to be labeled a sure-thing #1 player in fantasy, but the evidence is overwhelming. Salah and Raheem Sterling are overwhelmingly the most productive minute-to-minute scorers. If they start, they’re quite simply 1 and 1A in Togga’s format. Yes, above Kane and Lukaku. It shouldn’t have taken me this long. Mea culpa.
  • Duds: Are you still starting Mame Biram Diouf? Is Peter Crouch available in your league? Take the aerial points from Crouch, which is about all you’ll get out of Stoke’s attack these days. Put Diouf, and more importantly yourself, out of misery.
 GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
1Nick PopeMarcos AlonsoKevin De BruyneRaheem Sterling
2David De GeaKieran TrippierEden HazardMohamed Salah
3Lukasz FabianskiKyle WalkerChristian EriksenSergio Aguero
4Hugo LlorisCesar AzpilicuetaLeroy SaneRomelu Lukaku
5Jordan PickfordNicolas OtamendiPaul PogbaHarry Kane
6Thibaut CourtoisBen DaviesPhilippe CoutinhoAlexis Sanchez
7AdrianAaron CresswellWilfried ZahaRoberto Firmino
8Mat RyanBen MeeMesut OzilAlexander Lacazette
9EdersonChris SmallingXherdan ShaqiriRicharlison
10Fraser ForsterArthur MasuakuRiyad MahrezCharlie Austin
11Kasper SchmeichelEliaquim MangalaCesc FabregasWayne Rooney
12Petr CechKyle NaughtonBernardo SilvaDominic Calvert-Lewin
13Heurelho GomesGary CahillAaron MooyMarcus Rashford
14Jonas LosslJames MilnerMichail AntonioPedro
15Jack ButlandJose HolebasGylfi SigurdssonTammy Abraham
16Julian SperoniHarry MaguireJ. Berg GudumundssonJamie Vardy
17Simon MignoletAndreas ChristensenRuben Loftus-CheekGlenn Murray
18Ben FosterJonjoe KennyHeung-Min SonChicharito
19Rob ElliotMatteo DarmianMatt RitchiePeter Crouch
20Asmir BegovicNacho MonrealWillianGabriel Jesus
21Angelo OgbonnaJesse LingardDwight Gayle
22Martin OlssonDele AlliLaurent Depoitre
23Jan VertonghenAndros TownsendMarko Arnautovic
24Ryan ShawcrossDemarai GrayChris Wood
25Hector BellerinFerndandinho
26Christopher SchindlerMikel Merino
27Virgil Van DijkN'Golo Kante
28Marcos RojoAnthony Knockaert
29Daryl JanmaatAshley Young
30Kieran GibbsDusan Tadic
31Maya YoshidaYohan Cabaye
32Scott DannChoupo-Moting
33Kyle LongJuan Mata
34Christian KabaseleGranit Xhaka
35Matthew LowtonMarc Albrighton
36ZankaTom Cleverley
37Pablo ZabaletaWilfried Ndidi
38Alfie MawsonAndrew Surman
39Joseph GomezJoe Allen
40Ahmed HegaziDavy Propper

This season, our weekly fantasy Premier League ranks are a one-man affair, with Benji Wade taking over the mantle. You can find him on Twitter: .