Podcast

Scoutcast Episode 280 – Humbug

The Scoutcast crew emerge from the congested festive fixtures a little out of sorts as they look ahead to Gameweek 22 and beyond.

Poor captaincy and transfer decisions heralded a dramatic fall in Az and Luke’s overall rank over their torrid Christmas campaign.

David fared better with only a small red arrow over the period but he is not happy with his squad as he prepares for January and February’s matches.

Joe was the only one to see a jump in his overall rank but fears a slump is just around the corner as he approaches the next set of games without a number of well-owned players with strong fixtures.

Among the community issues they tackle is which premium assets and formations will reap the greatest rewards in the coming Gameweeks.

Another topic covered is the potential of the budget enablers to emerge from the January transfer window’s early activity.

Meanwhile, hidden gems from teams with great fixtures over the next two months also come under consideration.

Gameweek 22 is also looked at in detail as the crew reveal their top clean sheet and differential tips as well as their own transfer and captaincy plans.

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.

Become a Member and access our data

Memberships for the 2018/19 campaign are now available for the price of just £10.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 130+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A FANTASY FOOTBALL SCOUT MEMBER

Posted by

477 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Where's Kun?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Ill apparently

  2. Tcheco
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Thoughts on this Salah + Kane + Sterling + Hazard wildcard extravaganza?

    Fabianski
    TAA Doherty Digne
    Salah Hazard Sterling Redmond Camarasa
    Kane Jimmy

    Button Kamara AWB Bednarek

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Sane over sterling and strengthen elsewhere

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Why do you need 4 big hitters ? You can only captain one :). Downgrade sterling and upgrade Redmond imo

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      That looks nice... but honestly I see Pogba, Felipe, Rich, Sane/Mane seriously outpointing a non-captained Haz, Sterling, Redmond, Camarsa.

      Rashford, Martial, Siggy, Fraser, Wilson, Arnie, Mitro etc all these players are good and cheap & if you hit them in form will easily keep within range of a noncaptained Haz/Sterling

      I understand the temptation to get those two - but Kane/Salah are more than enough Big Hitters

      1. Tcheco
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Good point. I currently have Felipe, Rich & Sane and it would be difficult transferring them out

    4. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Cheers just toying with the idea. Would keep Sane over Sterling for now. I do like Redmond's fixtures & 0.9% ownership though

    5. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Personally don't like it

  3. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    a) Auba + Sane to Rashford + Salah
    b) Kane + Sane to Bobby + Salah

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      keep and do next week

  4. as33
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Kane>Kun and Lingard > Pogba for -4?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Spread the cost imo

    2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      No city mids in your team?

    3. ILOVEBAPS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes if u don't want Kane long term

  5. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Best budget defender other than AWB?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Cedric looks good at 4.2. bednarek ? Not sure he s nailed ?

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        ive heard he is but cant trust them atm

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Jonny Bennett ?

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        already have doherty sadly, otherwise they'd be top of my list, thinking maybe Samba

        1. FPL_DON
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Bamba!

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            Yeah decent pick and Cardiff do get the odd cleanie.

            1. FPL_DON
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 11 hours ago

              Definitely and feel more coming

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Kiko, Jonny, and Cedric.

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        thanks mate

  6. Acrux66
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      It is looking G2G?
      Fab
      Digne/Pereira/TAA
      Hazard(C)/Salah/FA/Pogba
      Auba/Rashford/Jimenez

      Hammer| Torreira/WB/Doherty

      Thinking about play Wb for Jimenez and captain Auba for Hazard

      1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Looks good. Agree with AWB over Jimenez. Auba/Salah/Haz all good captain choices. Auba or Salah for me, likely going with Salah myself.

    • joersherman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      A) Haz & Holebas > Salah & VVD (-4)
      B) Sane > Salah
      C) Anderson & Kane > Salah & Firmino (-4)

      Really have no idea what to do! Any advice appreciated!

      1. A message to you Rudi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        C. Maybe Arnie over Firm tho to cover WHam.

      2. ILOVEBAPS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        B if you captain him.

    • A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Good to go?

      Fabianski
      Alonso Robertson Digne
      Hazard Salah(C) Richarlison F.Anderson Deulofeu
      Vardy Rashford

      Hart / Jimènez / Doherty / Bennett.

      1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Vardy, nice diff. Looks good.

      2. Rage Against The Raheem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Looks good to me mate, bench same as I would do. GTG.

    • diesel001
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Etihad looking sparse

      1. Tcheco
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Only full when they play United..

    • diesel001
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      KDB Goal

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Dilva assist

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Anyone else got a front 3 of Kane, Auba and Rashford?

      1. NPB
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Yes I have - with no plans in the near future to change

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Not yet

        Would on a WC

    • Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Why are the CC two legs, yet the FA cup only one?

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        FA Cup is at Wembley.

      2. feed feo
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Good point, both cups are an irritant.

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Rash or Arnie from next GW?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I have Martial and Anderson for what it’s worth

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Are you planning to keep both Rafa?
          I was very keen on Martial at the time, shame it was the others who took off.
          Arnie is fine for the weekend by the way. If you are losing Anderson I'd get Arnie. But one WH attacker is enough for sure.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 10 hours ago

            Unsure. Anderson has been great for me! Martial done nothing. Both on watch

      2. feed feo
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Rash imo, Arnie could be in China or injured.

        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Arnies knees are like fine china.

          1. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            Arnie looks good in the new movie, "Glass" as Elijah Price

        2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          No way will he be sold to China. Maybe a big money offer in the PL or Europe but I'm sure they won't risk another meltdown with the fans yet.

      3. Rage Against The Raheem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Rash, good fixtures and he has been in great form lately.

      4. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Rash. Arnie's fixtures are lack luster.

      5. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Arnie for 22, Rash from 23

    • STONEROSES
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Ashley Barnes a good option as an enabler with Ings out?

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Im thinking slong the same lines.
        Someone like him or Deeney

      2. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Yes. Stats look good.

    • diesel001
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Burton big chance missed

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        one has to be getting shots like that on target I'm afraid

    • New Post
    • Daniel - juuuhuuu
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Danilo and KDB on my radar

    • Daniel - juuuhuuu
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Guys should I keep Mitro one more week against Burnley or sell him now?

    • Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      G2G? Or is it too good!?

      Foster
      Alonso TAA Kolasinac AWB
      Salah(c) Pogba Bilva Brooks
      Kane Auba
      Hamer Camarasa Jimenez Jonny

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 15 mins ago

        It's ok, 6.5/10

    • Paratrooper
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        GW22 Starting Linbeup
        Fabianski
        Alonso, TAA, Wan-Bissaka, Pereira
        Hazard (V), Salah (C), Pogba, Richarlison, F.Anderson
        Mitrovic
        (Patricio, Jimenez, Doherty, Ings)

        Any Changes??

      • RIPAguero
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Simple question...

        I have Fabianski and Patricio but I want to bring in Guaita. Both rotate well with Guaita.
        What's better?
        A Fabianski / Guaita
        B Patricio / Guaita

        Currrent Team:
        Patricio Fabianski
        Roberston Doherty Digne Kolasinac Wan-Bissaka
        Salah Pogba Felipe Anderson Pereyra Fraser
        Kane Lacazette Rashford
        2 FT 0.0m ITB
        Overall Rank: 165

        1. abaalan
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Wow nice or, thought I was doing well at 700 odd...
          Wouldn't go for the wolves Def double up, so I'm thinking A

        2. UpAndAway
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Don't bank on West Ham getting CS. Only 3 all season.

          I'm thinking of going with Fab as the set and forget option and trading Hart down to Speroni to save funds. Rotating 4.5 keepers is very hit and miss.

        3. RIPAguero
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Thanks for the feedback guys!

      • abaalan
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Fab
        Robbo / Digne / Holebas
        Hazard (c) / Salah / Son / Pogba / Richarlison
        Kane / Deeney

        Button // Wan-B, Kamara, Bednarek

        2FT, 0.1 ITB.

        Don't want to waste a transfer. Is fab -> etheridge an option? Otherwise suggestions?

      • lindeg
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          cap one

          a - aguero
          b - hazard

          1. CSF150473
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 20 mins ago

            Aguero

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 19 mins ago

            Poll says B

        • hawkeyes
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Yes or No Please (I have no City coverage and have Kane):

          Sane in for Son ?

          1. CSF150473
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 22 mins ago

            Yes

        • CSF150473
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 22 mins ago

          Here’s a question , can you okay you’re wildcard and a chip at the same time ?

          1. Klein
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 21 mins ago

            Nope

        • wolves_simmo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 day, 8 hours ago

          Have only £4.6 to spend on a benched striker? Whos the best option?