By Adam McGill @adammcgill83twitter.com on June 10, 2014
Most think that only forwards can rack up points on a reliable basis, but midfielders can often be just as productive around the net. To help you pick out the top talent in the middle, here are the five best fantasy midfielders for the 2014 World Cup.
Muller won the Young Player Award in the 2010 World Cup and has steadily improved since that time. He scored 13 goals and added 10 assists with Bayern Munich this season alone. Muller is the future face of this German team and the 24-year-old is primed to have another amazing fantasy performance in Brazil.
Iniesta, at 30 years old, is getting up there in age. However, the veteran still has something left in the tank. The attacking midfielder scored three goals and added seven assists this season with Barcelona and has continually been productive anytime he is on the pitch. Iniesta won't put up the number he did last World Cup, but he will do enough to be a top-five fantasy option in the middle.
The 23-year-old midfielder has shined this season for Chelsea, as the youngster has racked 14 goals and seven assists. He has become the face of Belgium’s team of young superstars and all eyes will be on him in Brazil. Hazard is a natural playmaker, though, so expect him to rise to the challenge.
Di Maria will be the primary person feeding the ball up to Lionel Messi and that job has to count for something. Plus di Maria racked up an astonishing 17 assists in La Liga play while creating 3.3 scoring chances per 90 minutes of work. The veteran will be all over the field in Brazil and will be one of the premier fantasy midfielders in the World Cup.
Toure was on fire this year in the EPL, as the veteran scored 20 goals and added nine assists for Manchester City. The 31-year-old will be the key player in the middle of the Ivory Coast offense and he will rack up the points in Brazil. Toure may be limited early on with a thigh injury, but expect him to be in mid-season form by the end of Group Play.
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