December
08

The Community Round Up

Filed under: Community - Posted by: Jonty

This week has seen the re-emergence of rotating defender strategies, a concept long thought lost, as premium defenders dominated the scoring in the first few weeks of the season.  The community has also been taking a look at potential improvements to the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game and its bonus points system, as well as airing their ongoing frustrations surrounding those pesky Yaya Toure- and Aaron Ramsey-owning casuals. We catch up with the week’s discussions, along with the very latest in our community tournaments.

The Hottest Topics

Among our most popular posts this week was Maxi’s soapbox-style discussion about team value and his criticism of those placing too much emphasis on how much their Fantasy squad is worth. He ponders whether money made on a player that is a season keeper really matters.

The structure and rules of the FPL game also came under discussion this week, courtesy of Evs. Among ideas to improve the game was Stinkfly’s suggestion that managers be restricted to just two players per team. Also, Gimli Son Of Gloin wants keepers to be given more points for a clean sheet, while Ryan called for defensive midfielders to get rewarded for their hard work protecting the backline.

Granville was also on hand to say his piece, aiming his ire specifically the Bonus Points System (BPS). He was concerned that a whopping seven players gained bonus points during Crystal Palace’s largely drab 1-0 victory over West Ham. Could the BPS be improved? Champ certainly thinks so, with his call to “bring back the man in the stands”.

With premium midfielders starting to pick up points, those who sing at the church of cheap defensive rotation were in good voice this week. Innsie’s post looking at the best options was particularly good, particularly for those already with a Crystal Palace defender. Bankst was another looking at rotation options, this time focusing on goalkeepers. A blend of Cardiff stopper David Marshall and Palace’s Julián Speroni was picked out as particularly enticing.

Talking of keepers, Evs was one of many in the unenviable predicament of having both his stoppers, Southampton’s Artur Boruc and Kelvin Davis, injured going into Gameweek 14. During his discussion about what his fellow sufferers plan to do he talked up (and ended up drafting in) Manchester City’s goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, while Hamerstergod was eyeing up Cardiff’s Marshall.

Boruc’s injury will have come as a blow to many a “casual manager” – those who put their trust in the bandwagons and adopt a fire-and-forget policy. On that front, HVT had a go at creating the the definitive ‘casual’ team. True to form this season, it turns out that he created a pretty impressive lineup.

And finally, ahead of Gameweek 14, Konig Luther provided this interesting post about how many points are needed to reach key ranking achievements. Giggs Boson was among those pleased to discover he was just a whisker away from the top 10,000 at the time.

Community Leagues & Cups

Torres Magic’s Last Man Standing League has lost another 62 managers across Gameweeks 13 and 14, leaving 488 to continue on.

Evs, Bootsy, Athletico Timbo, Crouch Potato, Chazza and Koneheads currently lead In Tommy We Trust’s All Things leagues.  Meanwhile, his cup competition has reached the quarter finals stage with La Roja among the community names still involved.

In Fifa Las Vegas’s ‘Championship style’ competitionSomebody’s Gonna Get Lit Up and Champ are currently embroiled in the final, which is taking place over Gameweek 15.

A reminder that the FFS Paddy Power Cup Third Round was played out over this weekned’s matches – we’ll bring you a full run-down of the results and the draw for the next round on Tuesday.

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  1. What's the best keeper to rotate with McGregor until JWC?

    • 11 months, 18 days ago
    1. Speroni (CRY)

      • 11 months, 18 days ago
  2. Oi new post btw people!

    • 11 months, 18 days ago
  3. Bench question.

    Which of these 4 would you not bench?

    Sess away at Cardiff
    Evans away at Villa
    Whittingham home v WBA
    Davies (Hull) home v Stoke

    • 11 months, 18 days ago
    1. Play Davies

      • 11 months, 18 days ago
      1. I was thinking that. Cheers.

        • 11 months, 18 days ago
  4. 2 FT, 0.2 in the bank, any suggestions?

    Krul (Mignolet)
    Coleman, Terry, Johnson (Shaw, Moxey)
    Ozil, Ramsey, Lallana, Shelvey (Arnautovic)
    Suarez, Rooney, Lukaku

    • 11 months, 18 days ago
    1. Your forward line's set, Lallana has tough fixtures and possibly crumbling def behind him. Johnson and Migs in currently crumbling but have every other week good fixture. I have Terry but thinking of ridding myself after Palace.

      • 11 months, 18 days ago
    2. I'm considering Terry for the chop after Palace. An Everton double def might reap rewards?

      • 11 months, 18 days ago
      1. I was thinking Lallana and either Shaw or Johnson to go. Happy to bring in Cardiff def, but wasn't sure what mid to get in. Lampard worth a gamble? Can't afford Hazard unfortunately.

        Thanks for the replies.

        • 11 months, 18 days ago
  5. Should I lose Koscielny or Evans for Distin? Was set on Kos but he's playing very well whereas Man Utd don't seem to be able to keep a clean sheet at all!

    • 11 months, 18 days ago
    1. Not worth the trade IMO unless you are very happy with the rest of your team and don't have an Everton defender already.

      • 11 months, 18 days ago
  6. When do most people think is the best time to play Jan WC? I guess it depends on your team but are you looking to jump early of leave it as long as poss?

    • 11 months, 18 days ago
  7. *or. Sorry I'm typing on a phone.

    • 11 months, 18 days ago
    1. Aaaannnnd there's the reply fail!!

      • 11 months, 18 days ago
  8. WILLIAMS!!!! For f**k sake

    all i needed was 2 points you piece of shite

    • 11 months, 17 days ago
    1. Me too. That's my one point lead in the h2h wiped out

      • 11 months, 17 days ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 12

  • Begovic
  • Azpilicueta
  • Bertrand
  • Clichy
  • Sánchez
  • Tadic
  • Moses
  • Hazard
  • Aguero
  • Diego Costa
  • Austin
  • Clyne
  • Zaha
  • Kane

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 18 Nov, 2014 1:48pm
Player Club Factors
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR C, Vs
Down Forster SOT A, VsX
Up Fabianski SWA B
Up Krul NEW A
Up Heaton BRN B, Vs

Defenders

Last updated: 19 Nov, 2014 7:15am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Inj
No Change Ivanovic CHE B, Vs
Up Cresswell WHM B, Vs
Up Vlaar AVL B, Vs, Inj
Down Bertrand SOT A, VsX
Up Taylor SWA B
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Dummett NEW B, £
Up Trippier BRN B, Vs
Up Lovren LIV C, Vs
Down Chambers ARS B
Down Clichy MCI C
Down Kaboul TOT C

Midfielders

Last updated: 19 Nov, 2014 7:15am
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS A, OoP
Up Hazard CHE B, Vs
Up Downing WHM B, Vs
Up Oscar CHE B, Vs
Down Di María MUN C, Inj
Up Sigurdsson SWA B
Up Chadli TOT A
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
Down Tadic SOT B, VsX
Up Barkley EVE C, Rest
Up Sissoko NEW B
Up Zaha CPL C
Down Fer QPR C, Vs
Up Boyd BRN C, Vs, £
Down Brunt WBA B

Forwards

Last updated: 19 Nov, 2014 7:14am
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A
Up Diego Costa CHE B, Vs, Sus
Up Austin QPR A, Vs, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Vs, £
Down Pellè SOT B, VsX, Sus
Down Berahino WBA B, VsX, £
Up Bony SWA B
Down Welbeck ARS B, Inj
No Change van Persie MUN B
Up Sturridge LIV C, Vs, Inj
No Change Kane TOT B, Rest, £
No Change Ayoze Pérez NEW A, Rest

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
Weimann AVL 4
Diego Costa CHE 4
Fábregas CHE 4
Barry EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Moore LEI 4
Colback NEW 4
Janmaat NEW 4
Dunne QPR 4
Pellè SOT 4
Schneiderlin SOT 4
Taylor SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Reid 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