December
14

The Numbers Game – Attacking Full-Backs

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Mark

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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  1. 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.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Lack of Utd cover would be my only worry! Nice team otherwise.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  2. New Post

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  3. 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.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. link

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Link?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  4. How long until scout picks?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. 2 hours

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
        • 1 year, 8 months ago
  5. 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.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Always good to have 2FT in the festive period.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  6. My 7 man team will dominate this weekend!

    45pts.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  7. 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?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. 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.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. i just did the same and suarez is VC to my team

      • 1 year, 8 months ago

      yay

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    3. Thanks all.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    4. i gave my self a -4 with Fletcher -> Defoe and I'll only start 10

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  8. Hazard and FLetcher to Cazorla and Suarez for a 4 pointer?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. I reckon so.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. haha, excellent

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  9. Who is the best budget (

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. probably iceland

      • 1 year, 8 months ago

        :)

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. Correct. You win £5.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
  10. 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.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. 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.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. Cheers!

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

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
  11. 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...

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. nobody knows about walcott.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago

    Captain?
    RVP, Tevez or Saurez

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  12. OR long term?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. oups!

      Sagna OR Clichy long term?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  13. Who is the best budget defender (

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Something weird going on with my posts. Best def for under 5.0?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. hard to ignore Bassong at 5

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
  14. 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

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. C for me. though silva is tempting..

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. C without doubt

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  15. Tevez, Defoe or Suarez?

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

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
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  16. 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?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Will Gorkss play this week with Morrison injured?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. He didn't play midweek. I presume sure not. He is out of favor obviously

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
  17. Rover good luck in the cup. I think I saw you out there? We all cheer for u

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  18. Ok I am away out .

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

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  19. Just got another crazy idea. Sterling to Demps. Or maybe it isn't that crazy?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  20. Best replacement for Walcott? Already have Bale, Mata, Silva + Punch. Won't do Fellaini and not Michu.

    0.1 in the bank. Cheers

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. seems like you've already done enough research.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  21. Chances of City getting CS this week?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. i think newcastle will score

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  22. Would u swao cuellar to sagna for a hit?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Sorry mate ya i would

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Would u swap mignolet for a hit?? Only goalie choice tis weekend?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  23. 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?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  24. 'SUPRISED NOT TO SEE CLARK (AVL) OR SHAWCROSS MENTIONED. EVEN BAIRD (FUL) FOR THAT MATTER.....'.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 3

  • Krul
  • Caulker
  • Kolarov
  • Dummett
  • Fábregas
  • Ramsey
  • Sigurdsson
  • de Jong
  • Jovetic
  • Rooney
  • Aguero
  • Williams
  • Eriksen
  • Adebayor

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Up De Gea MUN B
No Change Courtois CHE B
No Change Mannone SUN C, Vs, £
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Down Ward CPL C
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Up Duff BRN B, Vs, £
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Up Sterling LIV A, Vs
Down Ramsey ARS B
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No Change Hazard CHE B
Up Dyer SWA A, £
Up Tadic SOT B, Vs
Up Sánchez ARS B
Up Puncheon CPL B, £
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
No Change Larsson SUN B, Vs, £
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No Change Cabella NEW B, Vs
Down Mata MUN B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B
Up Arfield BRN C, Vs, £

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No Change Diego Costa CHE A
Up Sturridge LIV B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN C, Vs
No Change Aguero MCI B, Rest, Inj
No Change Adebayor TOT B
Up Naismith EVE A, £
Up Pellè SOT B, Vs
Down Jovetic MCI B
Up Emmanuel Rivière NEW C, Vs, £
Down Bony SWA C, Vs
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