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Jun 26, 2013

Premier League Fantasy Ironmen Part 2 -- Midfielders $amp; Forwards

In my previous blog, I looked at Premier League goalkeepers and defenders who can be described as Ironmen -- they had the most minutes in 38 2012-13 PL games. Of note, goalkeepers Joe Hart, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Simon Mignolet and defender Leighton Baines played the maximum 3,420 PL minutes last season.

No midfielders or forwards did that, but there were players who came close. Below are those who played more than 3,000 minutes:

Midfielders

James McCarthy, Wigan, 38 games, 3375 minutes, 134 points Santi Cazorla, Arsenal, 38 games, 3312 minutes, 229 points Jobi McAnuff, Reading, 38 games, 3274 minutes, 135 points Bradley Johnson, Norwich City 37 games, 3228 minutes, 123 points Steven Gerrard, Liverpool, 36 games, 3223 minutes, 199 points Morgan Schneiderlin, Southampton, 36 games, 3210 minutes, 136 points Leon Osman, Everton, 36 games, 3186 minutes, 145 points Steven N’Zonzi, Stoke, 35 games, 3109 minutes, 109 points Robert Snodgrass, Norwich City, 37 games, 3069 minutes, 160 points Steven Pienaar, Everton, 35 games, 3066 minutes, 158 points Michu, Swansea City, 35 games, 3017 minutes, 223 points Michael Carrick, Manchester Utd., 36 games, 3047 minutes, 128 points

Note: While McCarthy, McNuff, Johnson, Scheiderlin, and Carrick were ironmen, they were not reliable fantasy players. The worst was N’Zonzi, who averaged only three points a game.

Midfielders at the opposite end who could be in the balsa wood category are:

Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal, 36 games, 2099 minutes, 90 points Nathan Dyer, Swansea City, 37 games, 2318 minutes, 117 points Matthew Etherington, Stoke, 31 games, 1732 minutes, 66 points

And the legendary non-scorer: Jon Mikel Obi, Chelsea, 22 games, 1630 minutes, 66 points

Forwards

Jonathan Walters, Stoke, 38 games, 3310 minutes, 133 points Rickie Lambert, Southampton, 38 games, 3136 minutes, 178 points Robin van Persie, Manchester United, 38 games, 3126 minutes, 225 points Papiss Cisse, Newcastle, 36 games, 3006 minutes, 133 points

Notes: Despite suspensions for a toilet tongue and a bad bite, Liverpool's Luis Suarez played 33 games, 2,955 minutes, and had 196 points. Wigan's Arouna Kone, who played in the African Nations Cup in January, played 34 games, 2,933 minutes, and had 157 points.

In the balsa wood category for forwards:

Danny Graham, Swansea/Sunderland, 30 games, 1847 minutes, 87 points Sergio Aguero, Manchester City, 30 games, 1953 minutes, 122 points