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Fantasy stats: a focus on the lesser-used KPIs and custom table options

Quite a lot of Fantasy analysis on these pages focuses on the same core group of statistics: key performance indicators (KPIs) such as shots on target, shots in the box, big chances and key passes.

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  1. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Is that Luke Shaw playing in The soccer sixes?

    Looks about his size?

  2. heavymetal100
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Hi everyone - just activated my WC. This is the team I'm come up with.

    Patricio/Speroni
    Luiz/TAA/Digne/AWB/Doherty
    Hazard/Salah/Richarlison/Sane/Camarasa
    Kane/Jiminez/Quaner

    0.0 ITB -- any moves you would make to this team?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Yes Patricio is awful and Speroni doesn't play. Would rather risk Guiata

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Kane Jiminez Quaner is ugly especially if Wolves sign Abraham and he impacts Jiminez

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Kane good obviously

    3. captainjilflex
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Looks good. Seem to have all the bases covered. No Man Utd cover and Arnie might be a good addition but you cant fit them all in.

    4. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Without knowing previous team. Looks good to me

  3. leocarter27
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Which keeper to choose out of these? Thanks

    A) Kepa
    B) Ederson
    C) Lloris

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Man City not keeping CS at all lately so not B

    2. Taking one for the team
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Prob c

    3. ROLLING THE DICE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      If no other defenders then A. If you have Luiz/Alonso go for C.

  4. CBN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Really good article, thank you. Some food for thought that's for sure - already regret ditching Aubamayeng.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Thanks very much! I'm mulling over that very same decision...

    2. ROLLING THE DICE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Likewise. But if Kane is “essential” and there’s other better value strikers he’s hard to fit in with some of the premium midfielders.

  5. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    One of my favourite times of the football week is the 30 mins or so before the games start after the update is done on a saturday morning. All to play for, and you can already start picking a team for the next week. All is good, the football gods are smilingly approvingly. No signs yet that your carefully selected team is about to jump head first into the garbage disposal.

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Yeah, it’s a beautiful time just after the update. The calm before the storm.

      Really excited for all the blank and DGW madness to come to. Best part of the season by far.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Too*

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Optimism abound. Misplaced but who cares, your Captain is defo scoring a hat trick, maybe 4 even. 4 clean sheets too and on to another century. Life is good.

    2. Gorbitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      So true.
      At times there’s doubt and fear involved however. Seeing your oponents’ teams and realising what damage they can do in your ML..

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Yeah, when you’ve picked a differential (c) on a punt and they have big hitter at home

    3. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      I too enjoy this feeling along with the build up for the team sheets and everyone calling that fraud bald...

    4. JaiLeR11
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      That's my favourite time too.
      I straight away look my mini league competitors, from top to bottom looking at their transfers and then team. I roughly work out where I neef to be for the final week day.

  6. Fantasy Gold
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Messi GOAT

  7. Jose is Legend
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Looking at the fixtures and form is it worth going with Kane and Salah as opposed to keeping Hazard.

    Giroud out and Chelsea don't have the best fixtures. Spurs have four home games in five.

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Kane looks like a banker atm. Hazards early season form dried up. But will tease sellers with a brace every three.

      1. Prisoner B5160-8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Dried up? He's had his 2nd and 4th highest tallies in the last 5 GWs.

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 8 hours ago

          Ok, probably the wrong choice of words... maybe his consistency of returns have withered a tad. I’ve had him from GW1. No plans to move on.

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 8 hours ago

            I’ll probably not captain him again though

            1. Prisoner B5160-8
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              12 days, 8 hours ago

              You will.

              1. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                12 days, 7 hours ago

                Yep. This week.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Hazard 65pts since GW8. 5ppg for 11.1m

    3. Jose is Legend
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Yeah Hazard is doing well but i am struggling to fit all three of the above in. Who do i not go with?

    4. SweeSwee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      I’ve gone with Salah and Kane without Hazard.

      If you go solely by stats, Kane doesn’t seem like a good choice, but he consistently brings in the points.

      1. Jose is Legend
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Think i might keep Gazard and captain him next week then swap him out for Salah.

      2. ROLLING THE DICE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        This. Better captaincy option too IMO (as is Salah).

  8. KJT123
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Which move?

    Alonso + Son > Bednarek + Salah

    or

    Alonso + Kamara > Bednarek + Firmino

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      I wouldn't sell Alonso this week

      1. rowdog24
        12 days, 7 hours ago

        Completely agree - absolutely crazy that he might drop 0.1 tonight ahead of Newcastle at home...

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Yuk. Neither if I’m honest.

      But if that’s your only way of getting Salah and you can’t go without then A

  9. alexh87
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    On WC. Thoughts?

    Pat Guaita
    Digne TAA Holebas Jonny AWB
    Salah Haz Sterling Puncheon Westwood
    Kane Rash Arnie

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Pat is gross. Had since start
      1 CS since GW8. 2.3ppg since then. Why would anyone on WC keep??

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Same applies to Jonny. Get rid

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Sterling>Sane. Puncheon and Westwood is gross. Sort that out. Maybe 1 but not both

    4. SweeSwee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      How much do you have left in the bank with this team?

  10. MTPockets
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    As this on KPIs - when running comparisons the tool lists total key stats for each player.

    What are they, as those in bold/higlighted never add-up to the key stats?

  11. boc610
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Wow! some real shocks in the cup today.

    Also Fulham lost

  12. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Anderson to Dilva a good move to consider?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Does kdb limit his game time

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Possibly but think more likely KDB will limit Bernardo Silva’s time

    2. Taking one for the team
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Love Dilva but think his minutes will be reduced as the season progresses

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      I don't think 2 blanks is enough to dent how good value Anderson still is

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Which is a better option?

    1. Get Salah. Ditch Alonso and Son.

    2. Get TAA & Robbo. Keep Son. Ditch Alonso.

    3. Just get TAA. Keep Alonso and Son.

    1. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      1

    2. Taking one for the team
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      1

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      3. Deal with Son Salah after Son leaves

    4. QuintonFortune25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      1

  14. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Would u keep Martial for this gw?

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      I’m expecting United to get spanked but they do have a few nice fixtures after this week

      1. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        It's just question if I would sell him this or the gw after this one.

    2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      If no pressing matters then yes

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      I'm selling Lingard most likely so yes i think so

    4. QuintonFortune25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Yes keep

  15. abaalan
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    2 FT, not sure what to do....any suggestions?

    Fab (Button)
    Robbo / Digne / Holebas / (Wan B / Bednarek)
    Hazard (c) / Salah / Son / Pogba / Richarlison
    Kane / Deeney / (Kamara)

    Thinking prep for Son + Kamara out next week (possibly get rid of Holebas for funds)

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Hazard C after last 2 is brave

  16. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Best 4.5m Defender apart from AWB or Bamba?

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Can you stretch to Lindelof 4.8?

    2. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Cedric 4.3 has the fixtures and attacking potential maybe rotation risk

  17. boc610
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Article in a nutshell : Aub Essential

  18. Bobby_Baggio
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Evening all. 2FT & 0m ITB so may aswell use one somewhere. Thinking Ings > Barnes. Thoughts?

    Fab
    TAA - Digne - Pereira
    Son - Pogba - Salah - Haz - Anderson
    Kane - Ings

    (Speroni) - Bennett - AWB - Kamara

    1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Yes, descent move

    2. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Pull that trigger

    3. QuintonFortune25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Yeah Ings out for at least two weeks and Barnes got two good fixtures, you might switch back after two weeks.

    4. Bobby_Baggio
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Cheers all. Will wait till closer to deadline but just wanted to pre check

  19. Hazardous Matarial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Pls rate my wc team boyz

    Etheridge
    Luiz Digne TAA
    Salah Sterling Pogba Redmond
    Aubamayang Firmino Barnes

    Guaita Camarasa AWB Bednareck

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Sterling and Firmino to Sane and Aguero imo.

    2. Taking one for the team
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      Any more money itb?

      1. Hazardous Matarial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 7 hours ago

        0.2

        1. Taking one for the team
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 7 hours ago

          Looks good but I’d probably do Sterling to Sane and upgrade Redmond to Richarlison

          1. Hazardous Matarial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 7 hours ago

            Thanks will consider

  20. QuintonFortune25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Would you sell Auba to fund Salah in this team? I'm unsure now but can't see any other way.

    Fab
    TAA - Shaw - Doherty
    Sterling - Pogba - Richarlison - Brooks
    Kane - Auba - Rashford

    Hamer - AWB - Kiko - Gunarsson

    Could be either:
    Auba & Brooks to Deeney & Salah (-4pts)
    Or
    Auba & Gunarsson to Kamara & Salah (-4pts)

    1. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Maybe Rash and Sterling out?

  21. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Best Southampton Defender?

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Bednarek

    2. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Bednareck 3.9

      1. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 7 hours ago

        Will he play week in week out?

        1. Hazardous Matarial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 7 hours ago

          Seems so started last 6 or so. Favoured by new manager.

  22. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Jonny + Doherty Double Up?

    Yay or Nay

    1. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Not for me

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      N

  23. Michelle Davin
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Ings to Deeney?

    1. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Barnes

  24. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 7 hours ago

    N
    Goals conceded

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      Exactly

  25. fedolefan
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 7 hours ago

    So the Ings injury has derailed me a bit. Any 5.6m forwards worth replacing him with. That's all I can afford sadly.

    1. fedolefan
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      * Don't own him, but I mean any 5.6m fwds instead of him.

    2. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      Barnes has super stats

      1. fedolefan
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeah, Barnes, Reid, Austin, Kamara are all I have. Can't believe that bracket is so poor, I'm even considering DCL and Big Andy.

  26. abaalan
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 7 hours ago

    Who are people replacing Son with this/next week?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      either Sane or Rich probably, maybe this week

  27. Little Frank
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 7 hours ago

    Think I'm happy with this WC team (unless you can persuade me otherwise)

    Etheridge Guaita
    Robbo TAA Luiz AWB Bednarek
    Salah Sane Pogba Richarlison Puncheon
    Kane Rashford Arnie

    Plan to keep Rich for next four, then upgrade to Son when he returns.

    Yay or nay?

  28. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 7 hours ago

    Who do you prefere
    Rashford and Hazard
    or
    Kane and Fraser

  29. thepirates
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 7 hours ago

    Will Salah rise value tonight?

    1. Taking one for the team
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      On 96 but doubt it

  30. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 7 hours ago

    Salah essential?

    1. Taking one for the team
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      No ones essential Salah could haul over the next few

    2. VeryHairyBabyParade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      Yes

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      Before Man City 21 2 12 12 12