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Scoutcast Episode 288 – Missing

Undaunted by a heavily reduced fixture list, the Scoutcast crew deliver one of their longest episodes of the season.

There may be only five matches taking place in Gameweek 31 but Joe, Luke, Az and David discover there is a wealth of different player options and strategies to deploy.

Discarding their usual player, team and talking point format for the community questions section, they focus in detail on the best assets to own position by position this weekend. 

While there is a consensus around goalkeepers, our Scoutcast regulars find plenty to disagree about among defenders, midfielders and strikers.

Luke is packing his team with differential ‘swords’ to attack the fixtures, while David is making sure he uses his two free transfers to include some ‘shields’ to keep up with the pack. 

Az is on the search for low-owned assets too and is even considering a notorious Scoutcast ‘magic bean’. Unsurprisingly, Joe is not keen.

The number of hits to take in a Blank Gameweek also get an airing, as does advice for those deploying a Free Hit chip to cope with player reduction. 

Regular features are also included, with the round-up of the previous Gameweek giving Az a rare chance this season to boast about a good score.

Best differentials, top clean sheet shouts and transfer and captaincy plans for the Gameweek ahead are also revealed. 

This Scoutcast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Wednesday 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.

In addition, the Scoutcast and all our other podcasts are now also available via our Soundcloud channel.

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

    Worth taking a -4to get in Rice for the blanks, and be able to field 11 players?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Could be worth it although they have Chelsea in 33.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Practically need to get 2+2 points. Upside is CS GW 31 or any bonus points or attacking returns. Downside from 4 points is if WHU concede more than 2 goals in one of the matches...

    2. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Yes

  2. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Which one?
    A) TAA,Fraser + 4 points
    B) 5.4m,Mane

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      A

    2. pingissimus
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        B with Brooks for me

      • aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        B

    3. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      A: Puncheon, David Luiz, Wilson (No Hit)
      or
      B: Fraser, Diop, Wilson (-4)

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        B

    4. Atimis
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Which one??

      1. Jim to Wilson -4
      2. Jim Doh to Wilson Azpi -8

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        A

    5. RIDZ
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Fabs
      Robbo TAA [AWB Doherty Shaw]
      Salah Antonio [Son Sterling Pogba]
      Barnes Rondon [Success]

      2 FT 0.3 ITB
      going to FH 32 and WC 34

      Which move better:
      a) Son+Success to Fraser+Wilson
      b) Son+Success to Maddison+Wilson
      c) Son+AWB to Fraser+Luiz
      d) other suggest....

      Thanks

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        A

      2. pingissimus
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          A

          Get Maddison in 33

        • DandyDon
            9 days, 2 hours ago

            B or as above comment

        • Freddiebell
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          Been pondering Schar to Chilwell all week for a -4 will give me 10 players in gw31 if I make the move or 9 if I don't FH in gw32 and will have 11 players for gw33 still have my TC & WC. What do you guys think yes or no?

        • Malwin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          Anything worth doing with this lot (damagecontroll at best):

          Plan is FH in 32 and WC in 34

          Fabi
          Robertson - Schindler - Pereira
          Salah - Haz - F.Anderson
          Vardy - Higuain

          Hamer, Schlupp, Doherty, Camarasa, Pogba, Jimenez
          1 FT, - 0,6 ITB

          A. Pogba + Jimz --> Mane + Barnes (-4)
          B. Pogba + Doherty --> Mane + Daniels (-4)
          C.Doherty --> TAA
          D. Camarasa --> Brooks

        • JasonG123
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          Hypothetically, assuming you have 11 already, would you do Hazard to Mane (-4)?

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 2 hours ago

            I would just go on a betting exchange and back Mane to score anytime, or lay hazard to score anytime if you fancy that type of one week gamble 🙂