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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.

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  1. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Where's Kun?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ill apparently

  2. Tcheco
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Sane over sterling and strengthen elsewhere

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days 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
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days 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
        2 months, 7 days ago

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

    4. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Personally don't like it

  3. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      keep and do next week

  4. as33
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Kane>Kun and Lingard > Pogba for -4?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Spread the cost imo

    2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No city mids in your team?

    3. ILOVEBAPS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes if u don't want Kane long term

  5. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Best budget defender other than AWB?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        ive heard he is but cant trust them atm

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Jonny Bennett ?

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days 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
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bamba!

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah decent pick and Cardiff do get the odd cleanie.

            1. FPL_DON
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Definitely and feel more coming

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Kiko, Jonny, and Cedric.

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        thanks mate

  6. Acrux66
    2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days 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.

  7. joersherman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days ago

      C. Maybe Arnie over Firm tho to cover WHam.

    2. ILOVEBAPS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B if you captain him.

  8. A message to you Rudi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Vardy, nice diff. Looks good.

    2. Rage Against The Raheem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

  9. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Etihad looking sparse

    1. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Only full when they play United..

  10. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    KDB Goal

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Dilva assist

  11. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. NPB
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not yet

      Would on a WC

  12. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      FA Cup is at Wembley.

    2. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Good point, both cups are an irritant.

  13. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Rash or Arnie from next GW?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I have Martial and Anderson for what it’s worth

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days 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
          2 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Rash imo, Arnie could be in China or injured.

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Arnies knees are like fine china.

        1. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

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

      2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Rash. Arnie's fixtures are lack luster.

    5. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Arnie for 22, Rash from 23

  14. STONEROSES
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes. Stats look good.

  15. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Burton big chance missed

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

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  17. Daniel - juuuhuuu
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Danilo and KDB on my radar

  18. Daniel - juuuhuuu
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

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

  19. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days ago

      It's ok, 6.5/10

  20. Paratrooper
    2 months, 7 days 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??

  21. RIPAguero
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days 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
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks for the feedback guys!

  22. abaalan
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days 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?

  23. lindeg
    2 months, 7 days ago

    cap one

    a - aguero
    b - hazard

    1. CSF150473
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Aguero

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Poll says B

  24. hawkeyes
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

  25. CSF150473
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Nope

  26. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

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