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2018 Fantasy FIFA World Cup Player Rankings

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Welcome to the 2018 Fantasy FIFA World Cup rankings. After each round of games, we will be updating the rankings based on how we expect each player to perform the rest of the tournament.

The FFWC follows a familiar format for Fantasy Premier League players. In the draft, each manager picks fifteen players, including two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders, and three forwards. There are unlimited transfers before the group stage and one transfer between each round of group games. Next, you have unlimited transfers between the group stage and the round of 16. Before the quarters there are three free transfers, before the semis, there are five, and you have five more free transfers before the final.

With 32 teams and hundreds of players to choose from, there are countless options for your team and starting eleven. Do not worry, here at Fantasy Six Pack we have compiled in-depth rankings to make it easy for a successful FFWC draft. We rank the top players at each position:

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Goalkeepers: 16
Defenders: 40
Midfielders: 40
Forwards: 24

Many factors were considered in these rankings, such as the difficulty of each player’s group, whether or not they’ll get playing time, value for their price, previous World Cup performances and of course, their ability (and likelihood for points).

2018 Fantasy FIFA World Cup Player Rankings

Among goalkeepers, Muslera moves up to the top spot thanks to a solid clean sheet against Egypt and favorable remaining fixtures. De Gea also rises a spot into second, despite his torrid performance against Portugal, because of his remaining group games of Iran and Morroco.
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Ochoa and Halldorsson shined against heavyweights Germany and Argentina and climbed the rankings accordingly.

In defense, Uruguayan Diego Godin earns first place as he is a starter for a consistent defense and only has Russia and Saudi Arabia left to face. Other Spanish defenders such as Pique received a boost as well for a similar reason to De Gea, as did some other first-round performers.

In the midfield, Germany star Mueller slots in at number one for his World Cup goalscoring history and experience as well as his spot in the starting eleven.


Especially in the midfield, Pogba, Modric, and Isco all rose for their goal scoring and creative exploits. Despite a limp early performance, Mueller remains number one for his goalscoring record in earlier World Cups and advance position for Germany.

Finally, Ronaldo proved his worth as the top ranking forward with a sublime hat-trick against Spain. With tw0 easy fixtures left in the group stage for Portugal, expect more goals to come. In contrast, Messi and Neymar were shut down completely in draws of their own, with Messi even missing from the spot. Lukaku, Costa, and Kane each scored a brace of their own and were accordingly boosted, while Suarez dropped a spot for his wasted opportunities in the opening round.

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Goalies

RankNameTeamStarting Price (€m)
1F. MuseleraUruguay5.5
2D. De GeaSpain6
3M. NeuerGermany6
4AlissonBrazil6.5
5H. LlorisFrance6
6T. CourtoisBelgium6
7W. CaballeroArgentina5
8J. ButlandEngland5.5
9H. HalldorssonIceland5
10R. PatricioPortugal6
11G. OchoaMexico5
12D. SubasicCroatia5
13D. OspinaColombia5.5
14V, StojkovichSerbia5
15K. SchmeichelDenmark5
16R. OlsenSweden5

Defenders

RankNameTeamStarting Price (€m)
1D. GodinUruguay5.5
2S. UmtitiFrance6
3J. GimenezUruguay5.5
4G. PiqueSpain6
5K. KimmichGermany6.5
6MarceloBrazil6.5
7R. VaraneFrance6
8M. HummelsGermany6
9K. WalkerEngland6
10S. RamosSpain6.5
11J. VertonghenBelgium6
12T. AlderwieldBelgium6
13A. YoungEngland5.5
14A. KolarovSerbia5.5
15J. AlbaSpain6.5
16J. MascheranoArgentina5.5
17N. OtamendiArgentina6
18CedricPortugal5.5
19PepePortugal6
20F. FazioArgentina5.5
21S. IgnashevichRussia4.5
22E. SalvioArgentina6
23R. GuerreiroPortugal5.5
24J. StonesEngland5.5
25V. LindelofSweden5
26B. IvanovicSerbia5.5
27V. CorlukaCroatia5.5
28V. KompanyBelgium6
29L. PiszczekPoland5.5
30D. SanchezColombia5.5
31K. GlikPoland5.5
32A. ChristensenDenmark5
33K. TrippierEngland5
34S. KjaerDenmark5
35H. AyalaMexico5
36J. Dtryger LarsenDenmark5
37R. SigurdssonIceland5
38H. MaguireEngland5
39M. CaceresUruguay5.5
40M. LustigSweden5.5

Midfielders

RankNameTeamStarting Price (€m)
1T. MuellerGermany9.5
2C. EriksenDenmark9
3J. RodriguezColombia9
4K. De BruyneBelgium10
5P. PogbaFrance9
6L. ModricCroatia9
7IscoSpain8.5
8D. AlliEngland9
9P. CoutinhoBrazil9
10A. IniestaSpain8
11J. LingardEngland7.5
12X. ShaqiriSwitzerland8.5
13G. SigurdssonIceland8
14E. ForsbergSweden7.5
15A. Di MariaArgentina9
16T. KroosGermany9
17S. Milinkovic-SavicSerbia7
18G. XhakaSwitzerland7
19S. LarssonSweden6.5
20M. OezilGermany9
21S. KagawaJapan6.5
22ThiagoSpain7
23A. MooyAustralia7
24B. SilvaPortugal8
25J. CuadradoColombia8
26H. ZiyachMorocco7
27J. MoutinhoPortugal7.5
28D. TadicSerbia8.5
29B. RuizCosta Rica7.5
30J. MoutinhoPortugal7.5
31A. DzagoevRussia7
32J. GudmundssonIceland6
33M. ElnenyEgypt6
34K. HondaJapan6
35M. ShojaeiIran5.5
36A. GuardadoMexico8.5
37I. RakiticCroatia8.5
38P. ZielinskiPoland8
39M. Krohn-DelhiDenmark7
40J. DraxlerGermany

Forwards

 NameTeamStarting Price (€m)
1C. RonaldoPortugal12
2L. MessiArgentina12
3NeymarBrazil12
4R. LukakuBelgium10
5A. GriezmannFrance10
6L. SuarezUruguay10.5
7D. CostaSpain9
8H. KaneEngland11
9M. SalahEgypt8.5
10R. LewandowskiPoland9
11K. MbappeFrance9
12R. FalcaoColombia8.5
13G. JesusBrazil9
14K. AgueroArgentina10
15T. WernerGermany9.5
16A. FinnbogasonIceland6.5
17R. SterlingEngland9
18S. ManeSenegal8.5
19J. HernandezMexico8.5
20E. HazardBelgium10
21M. ReusGermany8
22D. MertensBelgium9
23V. MosesNigeria7
24E. CavaniUruguay9.5
25D. SilvaSpain9
26H. LozanoMexico8
27M. MandzuzicCroatia9
28A. DzyubaRussia8
29P. DybalaArgentina8
30I. PerisicCroatia8.5

Rankings will be updated periodically throughout the tournament, and other articles to help you dominate your FFWC league will be published right here on Fantasy Six Pack.

About Benji Elster

Benji is an avid fantasy sports player and football fan in particular. He recently finished in the top 5,000 for the United States during the 2017/18 FPL campaign and hopes to bring his knowledge of the game to you. If you have any FPL related questions, be sure to ask him on Twitter @benjielster

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