In Fantasy Premier League, players who are registered in a different position than their actual playing role are the out of position players. For example, when a midfielder is registered as a defender or a forward is registered as a midfielder, they become out of position players.
This can be highly advantageous in terms of winning points.
Being registered out of position increases the potential for some players to earn more points because they are more close to attack.
A midfielder registered as a defender receives 4 points for a clean sheet instead of the usual 1 point, and 6 points for scoring a goal instead of 5.
The same applies to a forward registered as a midfielder, as scoring a goal would be worth 5 points instead of 4, and even keeping a clean sheet as a midfielder would earn 1 point, whereas it would be 0 if the player was registered as a forward.
8 Best FPL Out of Position Players:
1. Pervis Estupiñán (Brighton)
Estupiñán is a defender in FPL but his attacking contributions and involvement in Brighton’s exciting style of play make him an appealing out of position option.
He consistently features in starting lineup, increasing his chances of earning points through clean sheets and defensive contributions.
What sets him apart as an out of position player is his ability to score goals and provide assists. Last season Estupiñán scored 1 goal and provided 9 assists.
The ongoing season is already a flyer with 1 goal and 3 assists in just 7 game weeks. But currently he is injured and out since game week 8, and the return date is unknown. Whenever he returns, Estupiñán should be one of the top priorities for FPL managers..
He is now more settled in the Premier League environment, which is further positively impacting his performances. You can always expect him to be at forefront whenever Brighton drops a performance and a half.
2. Vitalii Mykolenko (Everton)
The Everton defender is silently giving great performances without getting much notice from FPL managers. He has scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist in the ongoing season and is one of the top inform defenders in FPL charts.
Everton’s results are unpredictable and hard to guess but if you want to stand out you have to take risks on these under rated player. It’s not a buy call but just an idea for you to consider…
Vitalii Mykolenko’s original playing position is left back but he regularly joins the team in attack just like any good modern full back does. Check out the video below to see his playing skills:
3. Richarlison (Spurs)
He hasn’t done anything special yet for Spurs but with Harry Kane gone to Bayern, Richarlison is the only available striker in the Spurs team.
Good thing is that he is listed as a midfielder in FPL, which will give managers all the benefits of an out of position player if he starts performing.
His goal-scoring record for Spurs is poor but he previously played exceptionally well for Everton. An inform Richarlison will be my top priority out of position player any day.
4. Kai Havertz (Arsenal)
Kai Havertz isn’t primarily a forward, but he can be deployed in that role during games where the opposition is pressing hard.
Chelsea has used him in this way, and given the options available at Arsenal, there will likely be matches where Nketiah is on the bench and Havertz starts as a striker.
Gabriel Jesus is injury-prone, and will for sure be spending a lot of time out of playing 11.
It will be interesting to see whether Arteta opts to use Havertz as a striker in some games or not..
Havertz is listed as a midfielder in FPL, which could greatly benefit managers by providing extra points for attacking returns when he plays as a striker.
5. Serge Aurier (Nott’m Forest)
In his peak season to date Aurier provided 7 assists. He is available at just £4.5m price and is well capable of giving attacking returns.
Nott’m Forest’s defense is not that good but they still kept 8 clean sheets last season.
Combine that with Aurier’s attacking potential and low price and you can use him in favoring fixtures. He can give good out of position returns.
6. Pedro Porro (Spurs)
In only 1,132 minutes on the pitch, Pedro Porro scored 3 and provided 3 assists last season.
He is listed a defender in FPL but is basically a defensive midfielder who goes often to the right wing.
His price is just £5.0m. The on going season is his 1st full season with Spurs.
Pedro is young, energetic and well capable of producing lots of attacking returns. You should definitely consider him for your FPL teams.
7. Ivan Perišić (Spurs)
Perišić is another Spurs player who plays a lot out of position. His price at the start of the season is £5.0m, which is pretty good for a defender who played 2000+ minutes last season.
Perišić scored 1 and provided 8 assists last season. Currently he is injured but is expected to be back from 1st January.. For now you can put Perišić in the watchlist.
8. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Trent is included in our list of out of position players because, despite being listed as a defender, he often plays like a winger.
He frequently ventures forward to support the attack, making him a valuable asset in terms of offensive contributions.
He excels at providing numerous assists and earning points from clean sheets, with the occasional goal adding to his scoring potential.
FPL managers should consider Trent as a valuable player who can make a significant impact on their team’s performance.
There will be many out of position players as the season keeps moving on.
We will keep updating the list throughout the season.
Among all out of position players, the top assets are usually the defenders playing in midfield and strikers listed as midfielders.
Do keep a close eye on this one detail and you will score a lot of points in the FPL.
You can also consider players like Kieran Trippier and Ben White. They are also great options to look at as an out of position player. Though they are very expensive.