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The Numbers Game – Attacking Full-Backs

With clean sheets so scarce again this season, Fantasy managers have been largely forced to look to their defenders for attacking returns. With budget options also proving popular acquisitions, there is a drive to identify those defenders who can perhaps offer supplementary points to add to those rare occasions when they can keep their opponents at bay.

Thankfully, the role of the modern-day full-back in the Premier League also appears to have changed, with the emphasis now on joining the attack and helping provide a stream of opportunities for others.

In this latest article for our members, we cast an eye over those full-backs who have recently impressed in this area, assessing those most likely to deliver those occasional assists that can make all the difference to our Gameweek totals.

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Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. Gazza2000
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Begovic
      Baines – Gibbs – Nelsen
      Sessegnon – Fellaini – Cazorla – Michu
      Suarez – Aguero – Berbatov

      Foster - Simpson - Cuellar - Puncheon, 1 FT, 2.2 in bank.

      Good to go ? any suggestions ?

      Plan is to get Bale and Mata in for Sess and Cazorla next week.

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      1. Van The Man
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Lack of Utd cover would be my only worry! Nice team otherwise.

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      2. ZaKNaFeiN
          3 years, 9 months ago

          New Post

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        • King Nil Miss ✩
            3 years, 9 months ago

            Was just watching this article from a sports newspaper(warning: not very reliable information) where AVB and Bale talked to this referee about those diving yellows and AVB, in Bales defense, said that most of them were made so Bale could avoid some injury that could put his carrer in danger. Furthermore this piece ends up saying that Bale has been injured for the past 2 weeks but he´´ll be available for the next match though starting on the bench.

            Doesn´t give much more than that 😉 at the end of Bales tweet, but it does give a bigger picture of what´s to happen Sunday.

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            1. Hazardous
                3 years, 9 months ago

                link

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              • Soccaholic
                  3 years, 9 months ago

                  Link?

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              • Dude, Where's Micah
                  3 years, 9 months ago

                  How long until scout picks?

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                  1. Jax
                      3 years, 9 months ago

                      2 hours

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                      1. Dude, Where's Micah
                          3 years, 9 months ago

                          Thanks!

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                    • COMH
                        3 years, 9 months ago

                        I was getting annoyed trying to figure out who to bring in and I think it's because none of the players for this week I really want especially when Bale/Mata are back on the agenda next week. FT is getting carried over.

                        Right now to my (c) choice.

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                        1. Daniel - DEXIT
                            3 years, 9 months ago

                            Always good to have 2FT in the festive period.

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                        2. Captain Robert Hatch
                            3 years, 9 months ago

                            My 7 man team will dominate this weekend!

                            45pts.

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                          • Soccaholic
                              3 years, 9 months ago

                              Repost bcz of no replies
                              I Have Enrique,Ridgwell,Demel as a backline this week...(all injured)
                              Add to that i have Fletcher who's dropping today so i must get rid if i want to say some cash...
                              Thinkin abt my forwards more than my backline...
                              1 ft 3.5 milll in the bank.. Fletcher--->Suarez Yay or Nay?

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                              1. rdpx
                                  3 years, 9 months ago

                                  I am probably going to do it, and also have def issues to deal with.
                                  Off out in half an hour or so - planning on making decision when i get back in later.

                                  Suarez looking likely, but I don't like him and his last 3 have been poor.

                                  Depending on defence choices I may end up with Tevez or Defoe for the price.

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                                • M_NUS United Force
                                    3 years, 9 months ago

                                    i just did the same and suarez is VC to my team

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                                    • 3 years, 9 months ago

                                      yay

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                                    • Soccaholic
                                        3 years, 9 months ago

                                        Thanks all.

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                                      • Captain Robert Hatch
                                          3 years, 9 months ago

                                          i gave my self a -4 with Fletcher -> Defoe and I'll only start 10

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                                      • athtrasna
                                          3 years, 9 months ago

                                          Hazard and FLetcher to Cazorla and Suarez for a 4 pointer?

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                                          1. Dante
                                              3 years, 9 months ago

                                              I reckon so.

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                                            1. Hello. Yes, This is Dog
                                                3 years, 9 months ago

                                                haha, excellent

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                                            2. Nibbsy
                                                3 years, 9 months ago

                                                Who is the best budget (

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                                                1. Hello. Yes, This is Dog
                                                    3 years, 9 months ago

                                                    probably iceland

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                                                      • 3 years, 9 months ago

                                                        🙂

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                                                      • Nibbsy
                                                          3 years, 9 months ago

                                                          Correct. You win £5.

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                                                    1. Federico
                                                        3 years, 9 months ago

                                                        So, Ridgewell.

                                                        Stick or twist? I'm looking in the 5.6 price range.

                                                        Do we know if he's been training?
                                                        If he's likely back next week, I think I'll keep.

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                                                        1. Dude, Where's Micah
                                                            3 years, 9 months ago

                                                            He's worth keeping if you already have him and are able to field an ok defence without him. Put him in your starting lineup in case he starts, I think West Brom will stay fairly tight at the back over the next few GWs.

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                                                            1. Federico
                                                                3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                Cheers!

                                                                That's exactly my thinking.
                                                                Was just wondering if there were any indications of serious injury.

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                                                          • Wally Wally
                                                              3 years, 9 months ago

                                                              Is Walcott taking any part in this weeks game??? And what about Sterling??? What would be an ideal replacement for Walcott at this stage??? Really need help...Lots of casualties in my team...

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                                                              1. Jax
                                                                  3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                  nobody knows about walcott.

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                                                                • 3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                  Captain?
                                                                  RVP, Tevez or Saurez

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                                                                • Panos
                                                                    3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                    OR long term?

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                                                                    1. Panos
                                                                        3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                        oups!

                                                                        Sagna OR Clichy long term?

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                                                                    2. Nibbsy
                                                                        3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                        Who is the best budget defender (

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                                                                        1. Nibbsy
                                                                            3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                            Something weird going on with my posts. Best def for under 5.0?

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                                                                            1. rdpx
                                                                                3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                hard to ignore Bassong at 5

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                                                                          • andres
                                                                              3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                              So I have sess, swap him for:

                                                                              A. Dempsey
                                                                              B silva
                                                                              C keep him and get sagna/g.johnson and get mata next week

                                                                              Bego ruddy
                                                                              Baines rafael simpson (cuellar gorks)
                                                                              Sess sterling fellaini michu (puncheon)
                                                                              Rvp suarez berba

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                                                                              1. Hello. Yes, This is Dog
                                                                                  3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                  C for me. though silva is tempting..

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                                                                                • myboycharlie
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                  C without doubt

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                                                                              2. rdpx
                                                                                  3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                  Tevez, Defoe or Suarez?

                                                                                  I am all of a sudden leaning away from Suarez...

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                                                                                  1. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                                      3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                      Defoe for me

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                                                                                  2. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                                      3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                      Gorkss or Cuellaar to GJ?

                                                                                      I will have more money in the bank if I sell Cuelaar. Will Cuelaar step up from the bench if needed in the festive period or he is waste of space having in mind the fixtures?

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                                                                                      1. rdpx
                                                                                          3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                          Will Gorkss play this week with Morrison injured?

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                                                                                          1. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                                              3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                              He didn't play midweek. I presume sure not. He is out of favor obviously

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                                                                                        • Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                                            3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                            Rover good luck in the cup. I think I saw you out there? We all cheer for u

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                                                                                          • rdpx
                                                                                              3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                              Ok I am away out .

                                                                                              Expect drunken question about my defence and ridiculous hit combinations around the 1am mark.

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                                                                                            • Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                                                3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                Just got another crazy idea. Sterling to Demps. Or maybe it isn't that crazy?

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                                                                                              • Red Devil Swede
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                Best replacement for Walcott? Already have Bale, Mata, Silva + Punch. Won't do Fellaini and not Michu.

                                                                                                0.1 in the bank. Cheers

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                                                                                                1. Sporting ABG
                                                                                                    3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                    seems like you've already done enough research.

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                                                                                                2. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                                                    3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                    Chances of City getting CS this week?

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                                                                                                    1. myboycharlie
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                      i think newcastle will score

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                                                                                                  • Iloveeggontoast
                                                                                                      3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                      Would u swao cuellar to sagna for a hit?

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                                                                                                      1. myboycharlie
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                        Sorry mate ya i would

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                                                                                                      2. myboycharlie
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                        Would u swap mignolet for a hit?? Only goalie choice tis weekend?

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                                                                                                    • TRIGGERLIPS
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                      Tip of the day

                                                                                                      If you want to decide who to transfer this week , first work out who you will need next week

                                                                                                      Aguero likely to top the capt polls next week , especially if he should score this week. For thaat reason im taking out Bale for a cheap mid , then next week can do Fletcher Aguero

                                                                                                      Sound good?

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                                                                                                    • pposter1
                                                                                                        3 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                        'SUPRISED NOT TO SEE CLARK (AVL) OR SHAWCROSS MENTIONED. EVEN BAIRD (FUL) FOR THAT MATTER.....'.

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