The Community Round Up

Filed under: Community - Posted by: Jonty

Christmas came early this year, as the community tampered with a rather smart online toy offering analysis of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) points won and lost. We examine this, along with an array of the week’s other hot topics and glance at the latest developments in our community leagues, whilst revealing if anyone was close to guessing Mark’s predictably doomed Gameweek 13 transfers.

The Hottest Topics

It may sound like the Transformers’ latest recruit but Gargamel’s “Gargatron” is in fact a nifty FPL analysis tool which has sent the Fantasy Football Scout community into a frenzy. It’s easy to operate but works best using Google Chrome and provides a handy summary of just how good or bad your captaincy and bench decisions have been to this point – it can, however, make grizzly reading.

As competition for our three striking berths intensifies, D1sable took over the Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic on Wednesday to ask whether an ailing Christian Benteke is enduring second season syndrome or just needs more assistance from his team-mates to shine. There was mixed reaction from the thread – Ansinthe Minded was amongst those optimistic that the Belgian will return to his 2012/13 form, while King Nil Miss felt that a lack of sharpness was in evidence following Benteke’s recent groin injury.

Among the best anaylsis of Benteke’s form came from Agbonloahorse. His research shows just how relient Benteke is on Gabby Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann. Of the 28 games in which all three have started, Benteke has racked up 27 goals. In the 25 games in which one of them has failed to start, he has scored just seven goals. Eye-opening stuff.

Mr Smith has been taking a look at two other options, Wayne Rooney and Romelu Lukaku. His excellent post shows that the far cheaper Everton man is keeping pace with the United striker and, in the eight matches to Gameweek 12, had in fact notched more goals.

Just how much of a premium are Fantasy managers willing to pay for a few extra bonus points? This was the key issue covered in Dogba’s discussion on the merits of Everton’s two centre backs, Phil Jagielka and Sylvan Distin. With the pair fairly even in terms of starts and underlying attacking stats it appears that the key difference is Jagielka’s ability to hoover up bonus points on a more regular basis. But, Dogba asks, is that really worth the 0.7m premium Jagielka suitors face over his defensive partner?

Portsmouth Bubblejet has been looking ahead to the festive fixtures and concludes that Gameweeks 13 to 20 present plenty of opportunity to explore rotating options. If you fancy some cheap or mid-priced defensive and midfield candidates to rotate over Christmas, his analysis will prove invaluable.

Meanwhile, since Granville failed to correctly guess Mark’s three transfers during this week’s Scoutcast, we thought we’d give the community a chance to try their luck. Sarjeant was closest with his guess that Sturridge, Rooney and Nasri would make way for Aguero, Suarez and Ravel Morrison. If he had suggested Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami instead of the West Ham makeweight, he would have been spot on. Typically, all three of Mark’s signings earned just a couple of points each – while the ousted Wayne Rooney helped himself to a brace at the Lane. Painful.

Community Leagues

The leaders in In Tommy We Trust’s All Things leagues are La Roja, Chilin_Dude, Athletico Timbo, Crouch Potato, Chazza and Koneheads who, going into Gameweek 13, was ranked 532 in the world.

The last 32 in his cup also took  place this weekend. We’ll have the results of the ties between the likes of Greenwindmill and Copenhagen Allstars and La Roja against BlueHazard next week.

In HeelsOverHead’s Worst To First – 2 Million+ Club, for teams with an overall rank below 2,000,000 in the first five game weeks, seven teams have climbed into the top 500,000 and 14 are in the top 1,000,000. Going into Gameweek 13 YOLO Toure was in pole position after climbing to the lofty heights of 187,428th.

Of those taking part in  TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing league, 36 managers got the chop ahead of Gameweek 13 after failing to reach the safety score of 52.

The FFS Paddy Power Cup Second Round also took place this weekend. Look out for the results and third round draw in the next 24 hours.

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  1. There's so much good strikers this season I don't know who to get :-( . Currently have Remy, Aguero, Suarez. Who should I get out of these options and who to take out?
    A) Lukaku
    B) Giroud
    C) Rooney

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
    1. Nice to see you dont have any of the injured players

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
    2. I'm doing Kun -> Rooney soon. Have Lukaku instead of Remy and also have Suarez.

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
    3. Why do you want to ditch any of them?

      If you have enough to do Remy > Rooney I'd do that, if not then keep the same front 3.

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
  2. Chesny is picking up transfers, i'm guessing for Boruc.

    Vorm owners, what are you guys doing?

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
    1. Waiting on pressers. Really need him back, his next few fixtures are ace

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
  3. Which one is the best gamble? Gazzaniga or Kelvin Davis?

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
    1. Hey, don't nick my question :evil:

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
      1. wow :)

        • 1 year, 17 days ago
    2. davis injured.

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
  4. Can someone please clarify. Davis or Gazzanigga? will keep till Jan WC
    Who will start?
    When will Davis return?
    They both played around 800 mins each last season

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
    1. no idea so i'll have both.

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
  5. Morning All. What would u do with this lot??

    Merte GJ Williams
    Morrison Ozil Ramsey Sess
    Aguero Remy Suarez

    Krul Collins Brady Coleman

    2FT. 1.1 mn in Bank.

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
    1. Nice team, perhaps upgrade Collins to a starter?

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
  6. (lost on bottom of page before last):

    Speroni or Marshall in for Boruc, folks ? Speroni's next couple look better. Hopefully Foster will be fit again then.

    Cheers :)

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
  7. New Article Posted
  8. KoL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    Hows this for 4 points?

    Rat Hazard Remy to Williams RavMo and Rooney?

    Too much tightrope walking? I have 6.2 for a mid and RavMo really the only decent one, or Brunt? lol

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
    1. Whittingham, nailed and better stats than morrison. Also decent fixtures

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
  9. Guys really need some help

    Boruc myhill

    Gj ivan coleman chester wilson

    Oscar couts ramsey whitts jwp

    Aguero rooney suarez

    .1 itb and 2fts

    A. Update on oscar?
    B. Will chester start playing this week?
    C. Who to get for boruc?

    If oscar is fit i was thinking ivan and wilson out for evans and koscielny. What do u reckon


    • 1 year, 17 days ago
    1. I reckon you get yourself a grav ;) :)

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
  10. Pretty set on moving Cazorla to Ramsey then.

    What to do with other FT? Save? I want to replace Barkley. 8.0 million replacement? Thinking of Cabaye. Anyone else?

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
  11. Migs
    Terry Ivan GJ Clyne
    Rambo Nasri Haz
    Rooney Suarez(c) Remy

    Whitt Sess Chester

    1FT 1mil in the bank.

    Do I need to use the transfer or should I save? Thanks in advance

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
  12. With Cruyff out of action, I'll be playing Myhill and hoping for some save points.

    And also hoping that Foster isn't due back yet.

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
    1. I am hoping the opposite, sorry ;)

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
  13. Anyone else going with triple ARS attack this week?

    At home to HUL who are missing their main CB.

    Wally, Rambo & Gru to bring home hauls.

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
  14. HELLLLP ive got 2 transfers this week with some money saved up.

    Baines has got to go (injured) I was thinking switching him for Coleman.
    Then.... Ozil out for Hazard?? or Giroud out for Aguero??

    Heres my current team:

    Zabaleta Baines Lovren
    Januzaj Barkley Ozil Ramsey Yaya-Toure
    Remy Giroud Suarez

    Rosenior Whittaker

    Thanks in advance!

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
    1. Also Lukaku has got some VERY tasty fixtures coming up... might switch out Remy for him? or Giroud...

      • 1 year, 17 days ago
      1. I wouldn't go with Everton defence for the next 2 Gws, seeing as they away to big teams. Maybe an Arsenal defender. I'd do Giroud to Aguero and then rather Toure to Hazard. Also you might want to think of getting R. Morrison in place of Januzaj or Barkley soon.

        • 1 year, 17 days ago
  15. Need a 4.9 defender or less to replace Sakho. Already have Swansea, Hull, and Southampton defence.

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
  16. Morning Guys. Need fresh eyes on my team, seem to have too many problems to figure out:

    Mignolet / Lewis
    McAuley / Chico / Baker / Terry / Clyne
    Hazard / Amalfitano / Walcott / Cabaye / Barkley
    Remy / Rooney / Suárez

    1 FT, £2.3m in the bank.

    - Baker and Barkley aren't getting the game time so i need to move them out
    - Amilfitano is playing but just not scoring
    - the Newcastle double up worked well the last few games but their fixtures get a bit ugly from now to Jan will need to move at least one of them on.
    - Chico has scored just 5pts in the last 4 games

    Any suggestions as to what needs fixing first would really help my mental health. Cheers

    • 1 year, 17 days ago
    1. Remy for Lukaku with his fixtures coming up after GW16!!!

      • 1 year, 17 days ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 17

  • Lloris
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Sánchez
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Downing
  • Bony
  • van Persie
  • Austin
  • Evans
  • Nasri
  • Carroll

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Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 1:25pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B
Up Adrián WHM B


Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs


Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX


Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:47pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B, Vs
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Livermore HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Tioté NEW 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Fonte SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
Wickham SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder