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Scoutcast Episode 277 – Surviving

Two Gameweeks in the space of just a few days meant there were plenty of team sheet surprises for Fantasy managers this week.

Despite the likes of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah missing out on a starting berth for one match, the Scoutcast crew just about survived Gameweeks 14 and 15.

Harry Kane was the hero for Az, Luke and Joe, who handed the Spurs man the armband for a 24-point haul against Southampton on Wednesday.

But it was a mixed set of fixtures for Andy. He captained Sterling for an 18-point return against Bournemouth but was left heartbroken when the winger failed to take to the pitch against Watford on Tuesday.

The crew take stock of this week’s line-ups when weighing up their Gameweek 16 transfer and captaincy plans.

They also find time to consider an overhaul of their forward line ups, after it emerged that well-owned West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is set for a spell on the sidelines through injury.

Bargain hunting among the ranks of Fulham, who have strong fixtures on the horizon, is also on the bill.

In addition, the crew ponder the lessons they’ve learned this season. A failure to invest more heavily in Manchester City’s potent attack haunts Joe, who had his own survival mission this edition as he battled through a cold.

This ScoutCast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Tuesday evening. Be sure to subscribe to get notice of future live episodes.

If you’re a traditional type, you can acquire the mp3 audio version via this link or the first player below. Or you can take in the full visual experience via the second player below.

It is also worth mentioning that FFScout moderator Rotation’s Alter Ego has collected this latest episode’s timestamps to help find particular sections. This can be found as the top comment in the Youtube version.

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  1. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    I’ve somehow ended up with Kane, Auba and Salah.. the rest of my team looks fairly suspect

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Salah to sterling is my next move which sorts my team out nicely, have no Kane though getting son probably instead

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      alonso + arnie the makeways I presume for auba?

      done something similar myself but gone laca instead

      alonso + arnie > laca + bellerin (-4)

  2. United2603
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Mane & Arnie to Laca & Anderson good move??

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      yes definitely

  3. jimbo_smells
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Ryan (Button)

    Robbo Doherty Alonso Laporte (AWB)

    Salah Richarlison Sané Sigurdsson (Gunnarsson)

    Arnautovic Kane (Success)

    Planning to WC next, so seems stupid to not use my 1FT, and a hit seems unwise.

    So for a 1 week punt to replace Arnautovic, who is the best option (0itb)

    Arnie ->

    A) Chicharito
    B) Rondon
    C) Wilson
    D) Jimenez
    E) Murray
    F) Mitrovic
    G) Rashford
    H) A.N.Other?

  4. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Benching Laporte and playing Balbuena, Doherty, Digne and Brooks is the right call isn’t it?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      I'm benching Alonso and playing that defence

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      City to keep cleansheet.

    3. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      I would probably play laporte over balbuena

      west ham aren't defensively sound imo

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Benching Laporte is risky IMO. Beat Arsenal 2-0, drew with Liverpool 0-0, beat Spurs 1-0 and beat Utd 3-1. They don't concede much against the top teams.

  5. Tsparkes10
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Was going to wc this gw but had a decent week. now tempted to save until after cl game incase injuries etc.


    So Hazard, Arni to Fanderson, Aubam for a -4? Would get haz back on wc probs... Cheers

    1. Amey
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Nice moves.
      Good to have wc now.

  6. Drogba Legend
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Who is the best Arny replacement? I have Jimenez and not interested in Wilson.

    1) Rashford (hate United, decent fixtures)
    2) Mitro (poor next fixture, decent after that)
    3) L. Perez (great fixtures, injury prone)
    4) Chica (see Perez above)
    E) Other

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      If not intersted in Wilson (why?) Id go Mitro out of them.

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        I just think the time has passed to get him and moving Arny down to any of the above will allow me to bank some. I'm just not sold on their fixtures and I prefer form over fixtures but my gut says they will cool off.

  7. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    It only takes 2 gmwks for template to form

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      And takes few weeks to crash...

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        Old one lasted longer

    2. L&MM (Howe to Train you…
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      TEMPLATE TEMPLATE TEMPLATE blah blah blah

  8. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Sorry - this is the trouble with WC tinkering. Constant comparisons being made.

    A) Sané, Gunnarsson
    B) Son, Torreira (or other up to 5.7)

    Rest of Front 8: Sterling, Fraser, FAnderson, Kane, Auba, Wilson

    I'm currently on A - do you agree?

    1. Amey
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Sane + Cairney after drop will be 4.6 ??

      1. maratus
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        Cairney is 4.8 atm

  9. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Are we presuming Salah will perform better next GW with the Liverpool A team?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Yes,rested, Bournemouth bad defending

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      A least he'll play. :). Not so sure about Auba, Kane ...

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Hope so, as my captain

    4. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Looked good when he came on against Burnley and created some good chances against Everton.

  10. simong1
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    RMT please

    Ryan - Button
    Alonso - Robertson - Laporte - Doherty - AWB
    Salah - Hazard - Richarlison - Fraser - Gunnarson
    Kane - Wilson - Success

    1FT, 0 ITB...thinking of going Salah & Ryan to Sterling & Ederson after this GW. Good moves or any other suggestions? Thanks!

  11. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Any word on Ings?

    1. Aromatic Spices
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Do-
      Go-
      Rat-
      Hold-

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Zero focus on players, all about him

  12. manu4life99
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Best Arny replacement (already own Wilson)

    A) Rondon (swap to Mitro GW19)
    B) Jiminez
    C) Mitro

    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Mitro, great fixtures and stats

      1. casparschwa
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        I like Mitro too

  13. Rashers
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Any opinions on Laca vs Auba?

    Laca plays as a 9 when both on the pitch. Auba a bit wider. Auba just seems more explosive. But that extra cash . . . . Hmmmm

    1. casparschwa
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      tough call, I can't afford Auba so I have Laca

  14. allaboutthemagic
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Sane and Arnie out for Kane and Holbjerg a good move?

    Current forwards/mids are:

    D.Silva Richa Martial Hazard Sane
    Jiminez Auba Arnie

    Help much appreciated!!

    1. Amey
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Martial needs to be monitored imo.
      Sane is gold right now why sell him ??
      Maybe downgrade one premium defender ?

  15. Holmes
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Getting Arsenal forward for Arnautovic means Jimenez will be on bench, hmm...

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      You’ll probably need him anyway

  16. Chelsea Psycho
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Best moves?

    A) Arnie >> Wilson / Mitro

    B) Arnie + Hazard >> Lacazette + F. Anderson -4

    C) Arnie + Hazard >> Auba + Fraser -4

    Mcarthy
    TAA Doherty Alonso AWB
    Salah Rich Hazard Sane
    Kane Arnie

    Hennesy / Bennet / Kamara / Billing

    1. Amey
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      A
      Mitro

  17. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    If I had any horses, I'd certainly be holding them this week before shipping Alonso or Salah and bringing in Laca oe Auba.

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Think I’m gonna bench Alonso this weekend, week off then fixtures look decent for him.

    2. XabiAlonso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Can't own all the horses though. And sometimes they aren't good over fences

  18. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    fancy salah to do well this weekend

    captain fantastic

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      We might even get confirmation of his start before the deadline.

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        how so?

        that would be nice

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 10 hours ago

          The team sometimes comes out a minute before the deadline.

  19. Pedaso Pirates
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Replace Arnie with...
    A) Mitrovic
    B) Zaha
    C) Jimenez
    D) Chicharito

    Leaning towards Mitrovic - nailed and fixtures...
    Thanks.

    1. Udo
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      What do you think about Rashford?

      1. Pedaso Pirates
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        Great player but starts??

      2. Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        Is he nailed though?

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Yeah, be wary of the four bookings though.

    3. Drogba Legend
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      I'm leaving towards Chica, Mitro, Rashford, Perez in probably that order. I already have Jimenez.

  20. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Will Duffy survive a price drop before next GW?

    1. Udo
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      I'd imagine so, but wouldn't bet on it!

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks. Can afford one price drop before losing any value so may just bench him until next week.

        1. casparschwa
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 10 hours ago

          that's what I'm doing

  21. Kalju75
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Arnie&Hazard to Chicharito&Sterling for a hit?

  22. Sarcastic Warnock
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Who would you have captained in this fixtures back then( Ars vs Hudd) and (Utd vs Ful). For me it has to be Thierry or Nistelrooy.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      V. Persie

      1. Sarcastic Warnock
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        Absolutely. A volley a penalty and another volley for him in this fixture.

  23. as33
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    what about these transfers: Hazard>8.2???and Arnie>Laca

  24. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Mane (didn't train today) and arnie to Fanderson and Laca(c) for a hit ?

    1. casparschwa
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      good moves

  25. allaboutthemagic
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Take out Sane or hazard to get Kane in?

    1. casparschwa
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      hazard

  26. casparschwa
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    give the wristband to

    (A) Kane (Lei) or
    (B) Laca (HUD)

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Boom shaqa Laca

    2. Amey
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      B

    3. GaabRop
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      I go Laca myself

  27. Who Ate All Depays?
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Guys what do you suggest with 1ft and none itb?

    Fabianski
    Alonso, Robbo, Laporte
    Salah, Eriksen, Sterling, Richa, Anderson
    Jimenez, Arna
    (Hamer, Wilson, AWB, Bennett)

    A) Arna & Salah -> Kane & Camarassa (-4)
    B) Arna & Alonso -> Laca & Kiko (-4)

  28. Aromatic Spices
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Anyone looking at keita? Sensational for RBL a couple ae seasons back and v good yesterday apparently.

  29. Silva I 21 x
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC please?

    Fab, Hamer
    Tripper, TAA, Digne, Bennett, AWB
    Sterling, Sane, Richarlison, Snodgrass, Gunnarsson
    Kane, Auba, Wilson

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Looks good - lots of firepower there, in attack, midfield, and defence.

      Bennett, AWB, Gunnarsson not the worst bench in the world - they all play.

      Trippier might mean you're dipping into that bench more than you would like though, if his injury issues persist

      1. Silva I 21 x
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks. I'm currently still on Robertson atm instead of Trippier but could easily downgrade and make Snodgrass into F.Anderson.

  30. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    How does this look? No hit. 0.8m in the bank.

    Ederson

    Doherty Balbuena Robertson (Alonso WB)

    Richarlison Sterling Sané Fraser (Hojbjerg)

    Kane Lacazette Jimenez