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Moneyball – Adel Taarabt

The key factor for a player to appear in this series is to have a visible (or at least perceived) flaw which we believe is either over-emphasised or could end in the coming weeks. We’ve highlighted Jason Puncheon who lacked guaranteed minutes but has shone since securing his place in the Southampton first team. Leon Osman’s ‘flaw’ is simply being unfashionable in a side full of more exciting options, yet he is nipping at the heels of the more fancied Steven Pienaar and even Nikica Jelavic in total points.

This week’s player has a number of such flaws, though most of them are of no concern to us. Adel Taarabt is the prototypical mercurial talent; equally happy playing the part of a sublime match winner as that of frustrating prospect, doomed to never align his end product with his obvious talent.

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Chris Glover Creator of the plfantasy blog, providing a stats focused approach to fantasy football. Exiled to Canada but still prefer my sports played on grass rather than ice.” Follow him on Twitter

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  1. Zoomi
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Pick one keeper and three defenders.

    Begovic/Jussi
    Cameron/Ceullar/Demel/Baird/Enrique

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    1. Bedok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Pick your own, it's not like Defs going to make you season. Why don't you suggest a lot and we coment?

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      1. Zoomi
        5 years, 1 month ago

        Stop being so lazy and just pick them for me.

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  2. Ashley ♥
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Good to go?

    Jaaskelainen
    Baines, Rafael, Enrique
    Bale, Mata, Fellani, Michu
    RVP (c), Suarez (vc), Berbatov

    (Begovic, Puncheon, Davies, Clyne)

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    1. The Brown Casanova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Nice team. Fancy swapping?

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      1. The Brown Casanova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 years, 1 month ago

        In fact, how is this team even affordable?!

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      2. Love In the Time of Kolarov
        5 years, 1 month ago

        You take the team, I'll take the beard

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        1. The Brown Casanova
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 years, 1 month ago

          😆

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        2. Love In the Time of Kolarov
          5 years, 1 month ago

          but yes, good to go

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    2. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Indeed Sir

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  3. maaaaloney
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Michael Owen could start this weekend with news of a Crouch inj doubt. Good scoring record at the Hawthorns which include a 4 goal performance as well as his 100th goal. Looking to be the only player in the world to give him the armband this weekend. Good luck to the rest of the world.

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    1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Ha! I'd say Jerome/Jones have earned themselves a starting place to be honest

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  4. Omar Devone Little
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Begovic (Jussi)

    Rafael Huth Reid (Gorkks, Clyne)

    Silva Bale (vc) Sessegnon Ramirez (Sterling)

    RVP (c) Ba Berbatov

    2 questions, Bego or Jussi? and Sterling over Sess or Ramirez?

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    1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Jussi. Benitez................................................................................................

      Sterling over those yes.

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  5. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 years, 1 month ago

    I'm sorry, but I really don't like this article. I may well be wrong - but it all looks like smoke and mirrors to me ... 🙁

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    1. Bedok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Adel has done nothing, I agree. It's probably the Harry factor.

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      1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 years, 1 month ago

        I'll want the brown envelope first ... 🙂

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        1. Bedok
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 years, 1 month ago

          Brown envelope?

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  6. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Which two should I play?

    Begovic(wba) or Green(AVL)

    and

    Fletcher(nor) or Michu(ars)

    Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Green
      Michu

      Imo.

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      1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
        5 years, 1 month ago

        http://i.imgur.com/GqerD.gif
        ..

        ..

        Joking, thanks.

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    2. Love In the Time of Kolarov
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Bego for sure, flip a coin on #2

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      1. La Roja
        5 years, 1 month ago

        Bego and mighty michu

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    3. Dadio Mane
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Green and Michu. Is Cesar out?

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      1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
        5 years, 1 month ago

        Yep

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        1. Dadio Mane
          5 years, 1 month ago

          May as well give Green a run out then. WBA will score.

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          1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
            5 years, 1 month ago

            Thanks

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    4. Bedok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 1 month ago

      You actually have Green?

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      1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
        5 years, 1 month ago

        Indeed, have had him from the beginning when QPR was hyped up 😛

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  7. Dadio Mane
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Through GW6-14 Baines' fixtures were SOT wig qpr LIV ful SUN rdg NOR ARS Baines scored 24 points in 9 games, or a massive 2.7 PPG in those fixtures. 34 defenders outscored him in those 9 weeks, and 4 defenders scored the same amount of points (Clark, McCartney, Tomkins - all with 7 starts, and Ben Davies who is 4.0). When you sort into Value (form) he is the equal 102nd outfield player.

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  8. decisions
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Rafael to Enrique and tevez to Suarez?

    Here's current team;

    Fed/jaask
    Fonte, Davies, McCartney, jevans, rafael
    Mata, bale, fellaini, sess, puncheon
    Rvp, berba, tevez

    Yes or no??

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    1. Roonani
      5 years, 1 month ago

      I think its a good more especially that u have Jevans. I would eventually get Silva for Mata to get City coverage if you get rid of Tevez

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  9. सनकी
    5 years, 1 month ago

    nooooooooooooooo i'm short of 0.1m to do Gorkss/Nelsen>Nastasicc. any other good CS potential player ?

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  10. Dadio Mane
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Enrique in his last 3 - 24
    Baines in his last 9 - 24

    Come on, more Baines > Enrique transfers.

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    1. सनकी
      5 years, 1 month ago

      not sure what youre trying to do

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  11. SuperOsçarBaby
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Who play this - http://www.fantasyleague.com/

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  12. akshaycj47
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Suarez or Bale or RvP as a capt??

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    1. Martial-Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 1 month ago

      The million dollar question

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      1. Love In the Time of Kolarov
        5 years, 1 month ago

        Suarez for me. Bale always burns me. Rvp is a pretty safe bet anytime

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  13. faux_C
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Rumoured Liverpool team for any interested parties (i.e. Enrique owners):

    Reina, Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Enrique, Lucas, Allen, Gerrard, Sterling, Shelvey, Suarez

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    1. Royal5
      5 years, 1 month ago

      Enrique back at LB then..?

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      1. Martial-Mathers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 years, 1 month ago

        If that is the team (Probably isn't), then yes Enrique LB.

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  14. andres
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Last call: 🙂

    Bego rudy
    Baines rafael simpson (gorks cuellar)
    Mata bale sterling fellaini (puncheon)
    Rvp suarez berba

    0 in the bank, 1FT

    A mata to walcott
    B baines to jose enrique
    C both, -4

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  15. IL Fantasista
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Best Guthrie replacement besides Puncheon?

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  16. Hurricane H
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Gents, who to bench Puncheon or Sterling? It's been bugging me all afternoon

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    1. Long Live King Eric
      5 years, 1 month ago

      are you brain dead?

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      1. Hurricane H
        5 years, 1 month ago

        Lol, no!

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  17. 4-4-who?
    5 years, 1 month ago

    Who's bringing in Tara-bat?

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    1. aaamanion
      5 years, 1 month ago

      no1

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  18. bank1881
    5 years, 1 month ago

    My team
    Raphael spiegel
    enrique cuellar nastasic
    silva sessegnon taraabt sterling
    Rvp Suarez(c) Fletcher

    So what you guys think?

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