December
15

The Community Round Up

Filed under: Community - Posted by: Jonty

The community have been on the defensive this week as Fantasy managers look to freshen up their rearguard troops. Differentials, Everton’s kind run and the exact cost of a hit have also been among other key discussions taking place. We take a further look at what’s been buzzing, whilst catching up with the latest in our community leagues, congratulating some early season champions in the process.

The Hottest Topics

The resurgence of clean sheets for cheap defenders has produced a glut of defence minded research over the week as community members ponder the merits of diverting cash out of defence and bailing out on teams with a porous backline. In Tinkerman’s discussion on cheapening defences Festive Demel was full of beans for his cheap as chips defensive setup that includes Crystal Palace’s Julián Speroni and Danny Gabbidon, as well as Cardiff’s Ben Turner and David Marshall.

Keith meanwhile knows exactly what he wants for Christmas in defence; a collection of clean sheets from Everton. He has been looking at the virtues of two of their key players Phil Jagielka and Sylvan Distin and how they fare under the Bonus Points System in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game.

Everton’s kind run has also turned Evs’s head. He asks not whether we should be investing in their ranks, but how many of their players we should be getting. Seamus Coleman, Romelu Lukaku have been mainstays of Optimus’s team but he also pledged to invest in goalkeeper Tim Howard going into Gameweek 16.

Among our most popular posts was 7ShadesOfSmoke’s look at picking the right differentials. With Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez and now at least one Everton defender in most squads, the search for an effective differential has never been more pertinent. He recommends midfielders with a proven track record who are coming back from injury – pre-empting the returns we’ve seen from Theo Walcott and David Silva this weekend.

Just how much is an Fantasy Premier League (FPL) hit worth? Monkey Hanger has been rifling through the figures and thinks he’s worked it out. His analysis shows that for those with a FPL rank of around 550,00 a hit will cost 20,000 places and those with a rank of around 1,000 are set to struggle to stay in the top 2,000. His research does come with a huge caveat though; if the hit pays off the rise up the rankings can be nothing short of spectacular.

The Community Leagues

A few of our community competitions have reached a nailbiting conclusion over the last couple of weeks. Co-league host Thomass67 has emerged victorious to win Thomass and Peppie&Felix’s Friends Life T20 H2H competition.

The Solomon Islands have scooped the coveted FFS Beach Soccer World Cup prize after defeating Brazil in the grand finale during Gameweek 15. The organisers tell us that ironically it was the Solomon Islands management’s faith in the Brazil and Spurs midfielder Paulinho that won them the competition.

In Fifa Las Vegas’s Championship style league Somebody’s Gonna Get Lit Up emerged as the overall winner.

Well done to all this season’s champions to this point.

Those who registered an overall rank below 2,000,000 over the first five Gameweeks have found some comfort in Heels Over Heads’s “Worst To First – 2 Million+ Club”. Bales of Fury now sits in 90,918th and takes first place in the tournament, as well as the accolade as the first league member to enter the top 100,000.

Meanwhile in Torres Magic’s Last Man Standing competition Whoisme topped the league with a score of 85 at the end of Gameweek 15 and another 42 were axed, leaving 446 survivors. Details of his leagues can be found here.

The leaders of In Tommy We Trust‘s All Things leagues are Evs, Bootsy, Athletico Timbo, Crouch Potato, Chazza and Koneheads.

 

The FFS Paddy Power Cup was back in action for Gameweek 16 – we hope to have the results and draw with you for Tuesday this week.

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  1. Will Aguero drop tonight? Not sure how the yellow flag affects price change...

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Looks very likely

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. yes he will drop.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. Ok thanks. Not sure whether to ship for Negredo or wait...

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    4. Damn knee jerkers! He might only be out for 1 game! why risk the 0.5m

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. 1) Didn't look like the kind of injury that would last only a week
        2) Whilst he is an exceptional player, he is injury prone, and it's not unlikely he may suffer further niggles anyway
        3) TV is 109.8 so not the end of the world
        4) Even if I was to get Aguero back in 2 weeks, for example, I think Negredo & Walcott will score more points in two weeks than Sessegnon & Barkley

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    5. Only on 81%, so don't think so.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. He was on +68% yesterday he'll definitely drop tonight

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
      2. Guess it depends on the proportion of transfers that happen after 9pm...does Totalfpl update hourly do you know? thanks

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
  2. Won another £5 free bet thanks to TFPL 'Outrank Frank'

    Franks terrible haha.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  3. Told you guys about Welbeck

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. and Paulinho.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. When was that? After paulinho (c) post

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Paulinho failed. So did fletcher. I got 6/8 picks right, not bad.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. How did those work out for you, my guess 57

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
          1. Unless he grows a pair and links his team, we'll never know,

            • 1 year, 2 months ago
            1. Claimed he was on 44 before today

              • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. you did, so congrats for playin him

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Thank you.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    4. Told you about Suarez.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. I'll be laughing when he leaves in January. OK its gonna suck not having him against Cardiff next week but then city and chelsea away then he elaves so why would I bring him in now?

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    5. Yeah he totally showed Suarez how its done ;)

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  4. Has anyone been talking about Raheem time again? Looking back in the team on regular basis at 4.9
    Might cash in 3 point max barkley

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Been thinking about it. But I might do it for ravmo as West ham don't look like scoring

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. yep i think it looks solid until WC

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. I'm sure there'll be lots of chat, he's viable but not consistent enough to rival the likes of hazard rambo etc. A benching dilemna in the making perhaps against mci and che.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Wouldn't be instead of hazard, was thinking after those games, maybe in WC

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
      2. at 4.9 i wouldnt expect him to be lol, but as a cheapie 5th or rotating pair, he looks like good value for a wee while

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
      3. At 4.9 he doesn't need to be a rival to Hazard and Ramsey.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. Im not sure everyone will see it that way. If you're getting him in for the bench you don't want to be sacrificing a transfer or -4 for no reason. I imagine most on here have the aguero situation to deal with first.

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Found it in about 1 second.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Took me around 2. Does this affect GW ranking?

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. found it

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. Is it the one at the top?

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    4. 10 seconds 8-)

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    5. Liars!!!

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. 2/3rds of the way down in the centre ;)

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. Yeah, but that took you 4.76 minutes!

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
    6. What's the point? It's not even hidden.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  5. Pants likely to be dropped now?

    And how many points do we think Wally will get against Chelsea?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Just cause you beat me in H2H doesn't mean you can steal my jokes :)

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. What joke? :)

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. Wally against Chelsea one, calling giroud a Wally ;)

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
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  6. AGUERO -78% WOW!!! :(

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. -82.8 ;)

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. ooof gonna be close tonight

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
  7. does fletcher look a viable option in the utd midfield? not a utd fan but made up for the guy coming back after what he's been through.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  8. Here is my strategy with Augero.

    We all dont know how long he will be out for... so risk him one week on the bench. If the news tells us he will be out for longer, we now have 2 free transfers for the week.

    With a 12 million price tag, you can get in two good replacements anywhere on your team.

    What makes this strategy even better is you will enter gameweek 18 with 2 FT when the cup starts

    Let's not knee jerk dudes and dudettes

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. 2 free transfers for the following week*

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. we all wont have 2fts

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. if you dont transfer this week. You will have 2 for gameweek 18 - the fantasy cup starts then

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. Not sure I agree, with that dosh rather attempt to upgrade in areas,wc just around the corner.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. If augero plays next week. You still have the 2 fts - I guess the fantasy cup is a lottery anyway, lots of good teams knocked out by Ghost teams

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. Should have news on that before he drops hopefully. I have a very strong hunch he won't be in the squad next week.

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
            • 1 year, 2 months ago
    4. Som eof us already have 2ft

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. haha good job, I find it difficult not to use it every week

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. I usually know what you mean :). 1 ft is a guidline

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
  9. Sean4 is in the house! I love him.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. kindred spirit eh? ;-)

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. Like how everyone is bringing up Paulinho and Fletcher but ignoring all my other picks. (Everyone else scored)

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. CAPTAIN Paulinho, no less. Well, -2 less.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. I also recommended captain Welbeck, Walcott and Torres.

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
          • 1 year, 2 months ago
        2. Paulinho was unlucky Spurs had such a poor performance. No one could predict spurs would be so awful.

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
          1. I think a lot of Spurs fans weren't too shocked.

            • 1 year, 2 months ago
            1. Liverpool really aren't even that good. Swansea will finish abover Spurs genuinly have a better team.

              • 1 year, 2 months ago
      2. What are your predictions for next week?

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. Suarez hatrick.

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
        2. Also Fulham to Beat City 2-1 with bERBATOV GETTING AT LEAST 1

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
        • 1 year, 2 months ago
  10. 2FT.

    If I go Aguero -> Lukaku

    Who should I upgrade to Silva out of:

    1) Redmond
    2) Januzaj
    3) Morrison

    Cheers

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Januzaj, he's the most rotation prone and you don't want that at this time of year. Having said that you might want to try and find out when Pilkington is due back from injury as that will affect Redmond's minutes significantly.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Cheers Milanista, good idea

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
  11. Bummer i can't afford sterling right now.

    It's not a good idea but I'm thinking of 3-5-2, and ditching aguero for a benched forward and having a midfield of

    Ozil-Walcott-Coutinho-Sterling-Ramsey

    i can have any midfielder though, and i pick Sterling. I have no city coverage and no chelsea coverage and i pick sterling. I thought he was brilliant today and gave liverpool what walcott gives arsenal, he was running past the fullback like he wasn't there. And he can get in one on one positions to score.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  12. Aorry doos, just realized you have no Suarez due to principals. I don't agree but I respect that.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. what principles?

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. Cheers, mate! No worries. :-)

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Shame - you has an amazing day yesterday - if Suarez settles for a normal 5-6 points you are golden.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. Principle don't win you anything in FPL.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  13. Nasri still a decent pick?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. silva imo

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  14. HVT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    I'm taking a - 8 please help :
    Gazza /Davis
    Mert / Coleman / Jevan / burner /Chester
    Rambo /Ozil /Hazza / Brady / Joniesta
    Aguero / Suarez / Lucky
    1.3 itb / 1 ft

    A- Aguero /Brady / Joniesta > Negredo /silva / Johnson(av dead)
    B - Aguero / Brady / Jevsn > Negredo / Silvs / Ward
    C - Aguero / Brady / Mert > Negredo / Silva / ward

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. KEEP AGUERO

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  15. Just checking my team value and noticed Suarez was 10.9 when I got him

    Seems unbelievable now that he was that cheap

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. same ere

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  16. Hmmm ...

    We are not going to be allowed the time.

    Decisions, decisions ...

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Ooo - I have 0.1 in hand on both sales!!! Happy days!!! :-D

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. Berbatov love is in the air.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. im just lettin him drop doos, im not makin another early decision

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. I can afford - see above!

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    4. Hooper if you want to go wild.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Not today, thank you! :-)

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
  17. Need a defender 4.8 or cheaper shall I just get Flanagan as I will only be playing this week anyway

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. yeah him or luke shaw - not sure how much he is atm

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  18. Might as well be a good time to thank all on here who've helped me out and given me advice over the past few months. Took me from pos 2,406,607 (a mouthful, yes) to 754,000. Not what you're used to seeing here but brilliant nonetheless considering I joined a week late (long story)

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Great effort. Keep it up :)

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  19. Ok so what's the general view here?

    Team is

    Howard
    Walker Coleman Ivanovic Fonte Gabbidon
    Hazard Ramsey Ravel Redmond Jedinak
    Aguero Lukaku Suarez

    Do Aguero Jedinak this week to

    a) Negredo Walcott (will get Silva* for Redmond GW 19 vs CRY)
    b) Rooney Silva (will get Walcott* Ward for Redmond Walker GW 20 vs CAR)

    *I can get Silva / Walcott a week earlier but it will be for a hit.

    Appreciate the help. Cheers

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  20. A) Negredo, Walcott
    B) Negredo, Silva
    C) Chamakh, Silva, Walcott [-4]
    D) Negredo, Fernandinho
    E) Negredo, Nasri
    F) Gouffran, Fenandinho, Walcott/Silva [-4]

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
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  21. Who scores more next GW:

    A. Pantilimon[ful] OR DDG[WHM] -4pts

    B. Chester[wba] OR Evra[WHM] -4pts

    C. Michu[EVE] OR Walcott[CHE] -4pts

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. But none worth a hit

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
  22. hahah this Augero talk is crazy. For those of you keeping him, like me. It will be tempting to captain him with everyone shipping him out

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  23. Where did the Walcott bandwagon go?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. It is Ya-yaing up and down, at the mo ...

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. Hasn't really got going. I hope his ownership stays nice and low.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  24. I hate the idea of giving in to the Yaya death star gravitational pull, but I really need to be doing better in this f'ing game.

    Have 10mill to spend on a mid. Have Ozil, Ramsey, Whitt, Barkley and shipping out Shelvey.

    Yaya, Silva or Walcott?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  25. New to fantasy trying to beat some friends
    my starting 11

    McGregor

    Mertersaker/Distin/Shaw/Coleman(Chester)

    Yaya/Silva/Ravel/Shelvey(mutch)

    Rooney/Suarez(Aguero- wanted to keep him till hes back to fitness)

    whay do you guys think, any suggestions on who to play next gameweek?

    thanks

    • 1 year, 2 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 27

  • De Gea
  • Koscielny
  • Bertrand
  • Janmaat
  • Sánchez
  • Di María
  • Walters
  • Mane
  • Sakho
  • Rooney
  • Aguero
  • Cresswell
  • Moses
  • Gomis

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 23 Feb, 2015 10:38pm
Player Club Factors
Up Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
Down Foster WBA B, Vs
No Change Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest
Up Hart MCI B, Vs
Down Forster SOT C
Up Guzan AVL C
Down Lloris TOT C, Vs
Up McGregor HUL C

Defenders

Last updated: 1 Mar, 2015 8:34am
Player Club Factors
Up Bertrand SOT C
Down Bellerín ARS B, Rest, £
Up Réveillere SUN B, Vs, £
Down Ivanovic CHE A
No Change Lescott WBA B, Vs
Up Wollscheid STO C, Vs
Up Naughton SWA C, £
No Change Kompany MCI C, Vs
Up Skrtel LIV B, VsX
Up Cresswell WHM B
No Change Vlaar AVL C
Down Baines EVE C, VsX
Up Rose TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
Down Yun QPR C, £

Midfielders

Last updated: 1 Mar, 2015 4:03pm
Player Club Factors
Up Sánchez ARS C, Vs
Up Silva MCI A, Vs
Down Hazard CHE A, VsX
Up Eriksen TOT C
Down Ozil ARS B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV B
Up Walters STO B, Vs
Down Mane SOT B, Vs
Down Di María MUN B, Vs
Up Sinclair AVL B, Vs, £
Down Sigurdsson SWA C, Inj
Down Downing WHM C
No Change Ibe LIV B, £
Up Phillips QPR B, Vs, £

Forwards

Last updated: 1 Mar, 2015 9:53am
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Giroud ARS B, Vs
Down Kane TOT A
No Change Sturridge LIV C, Rest
No Change Diego Costa CHE C
Up N'Doye HUL A, Vs, £
Down Ings BRN A, VsX
Up Sakho WHM C
Down Berahino WBA B, Inj
Up Lukaku EVE C
Up Cissé NEW C
Down Defoe SUN C
Down Austin QPR B, Vs
Down Pellè SOT C, Vs

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
Hutton AVL 9
Barry EVE 9
Bardsley STO 9
Cattermole SUN 9
Taylor SWA 9
Clark AVL 8
Cleverley AVL 8
Diego Costa CHE 8
Fábregas CHE 8
Besic EVE 8
Livermore HUL 8
Gerrard LIV 8
Barton QPR 8
Pellè SOT 8
Wanyama SOT 8
Larsson SUN 8
Reid WHM 8
Chambers ARS 7
Agbonlahor AVL 7
Okore AVL 7
Matic CHE 7
Henderson LIV 7
Skrtel LIV 7
Kompany MCI 7
Fernandinho MCI 7
Janmaat NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Fonte SOT 7
Schneiderlin SOT 7
Shelvey SWA 7
Mason TOT 7

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