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How FFScout Members articles can help Fantasy managers in 2019/20

Fantasy Football Scout are planning to produce more members articles than ever before in the 2019/20 season.

With memberships for the new campaign already available, we will be writing about the key features in the coming weeks.

In 2018/19 we committed to publishing 130+ members articles and by the end of the season, we had written 150.

Those signing up to membership this time around will able to enjoy even more than 150.

For those who have never had Scout Membership before, members articles are ones which are more reliant on the data than usual pieces of content.

They are also accessible only by those who have signed up for the Scout Membership package.

These articles tend to include screenshots of important numbers, comparisons or heat-maps.

We endeavour to use these to answer some of the biggest questions in FPL each Gameweek.

In order to help potential new members fully understand the advantages, we have opened up three of these articles from the closing stages of last season for public consumption.

The first of these was an investigation into Jordan Henderson‘s new role at Liverpool.

We noticed that Jurgen Klopp was deploying the central midfielder in a more advanced position within his 4-3-3 system.

So we compared his first few appearances there to how he fared beforehand in order to see what impact it had on Fantasy.

What we discovered was that Henderson’s points potential had increased and that he was also boosting Mohamed Salah’s threat too.

After releasing that article, we noticed a continued increase in Henderson’s points per match, while Salah went on his best run of the season.

Ahead of the final Gameweek of the season, we conducted research into Nathan Redmond.

We compared his underlying statistics both before and after the arrival of Ralph Hasenhüttl to show that he could be trusted with a Gameweek 38 match against Huddersfield.

In the end, the Southampton midfielder secured a 10-point haul to finish off 2018/19 in style.

We also use members data to analyse the captaincy every week. For that reason, we have also included the Gameweek 38 instalment of Captain Sensible as part of our free to the public offer in preparation for the 2019/20 season.

Each week we assess which Fantasy assets have been posting impressive underlying statistics.

For example, we like to see which players are registering a large number of shots on target, or are being presented with large number of big chances.

In order to weigh up the quality of these chances, we also use expected data.

Then we analyse the data surrounding each team’s attack over the last four matches, as well as the defensive data of their opponents.

Our research into the latter has proved successful this season when it comes to identifying whether opposition teams are look likely to be thrashed or not.

Finally, we compare our findings against that of the Rate My Team tool which uses an algorithm to make points projections for each Fantasy asset.

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97 Comments Post a Comment
  1. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Sturridge and Moreno leaving Liverpool. Good for Liverpool.

    They should buy the Fraser / Wilson combo and promote one of the youngsters to be backup LB.

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Fraser and Shaqiri warming the bench every week - ugly scenes.

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Be a shame for both to be put to a backup role at this time in their careers

    3. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Young Adam Lewis will potentially be LB backup. He has been playing well for Liverpool under 23s.

    4. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Why on earth would Fraser and Wilson move to be back up players ?

  2. LarryDuff
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    This site spoonfed so much last year hope its not the same this year

    1. Diva
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      It appears that's all its good for these days. 🙁

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Open wide, here comes the plane.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I hope it isn't a Boeing 737 Max

        It would miss

      2. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        It’s not just this site that is to blame for spoonfeeding.

        There are so many twitter accounts breaking the game down and dishing out advice. Also, the official fpl site dishes out as much info as FFS.

        It’s getting tougher every season.

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Just ask Scotty B. He'll vouch for this.

          1. SAY MY NAME
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            😀

          2. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Scotty B asks the questions round here

    3. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      This site offers you cake and ice-cream, but don't neglect your vegetables if you want to do well.

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Where are Sturridge and Moreno probably headed?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      To mid-table teams in England and Spain respectively is my guess.

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      somewhere with a comfortable bench in Sturridge's case

    3. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Moreno has been linked with Lazio and Barcelona!!!!!!

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    When do player prices start getting released?

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Too soon.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      4am

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Woohoo!!

      2. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Still too soon

  5. chilli con kone
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Is Portugal v Switzerland on TV in the Uk?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Lazy bar steward.

  6. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Glad to see summer has arrived

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Biscuits are the topic of the day.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I saw that..... What has a Hazelnut in every bite

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Squirrel s**t
          The old ones are the best.

          1. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            😆

  7. Fantasy WWC 2019
    The Cisco Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Hello all! Noticed that there doesn’t seem to be much going on regarding the Women’s World Cup, so I thought I might share a fantasy game I stumbled upon:

    https://sheplays.com.au/

    I couldn’t find much about the scoring, but the features seem pretty standard. Apart from giving me an extra incentive to watch, I’m jazzed about this bit from the “About” page:

    “It is an all-too-common belief that women’s professional sporting leagues are not as exciting, as skillful or as marketable as men’s. At ShePlays, we believe this is a harmful misconception. It perpetuates under-investment, low exposure, poor pay conditions, and other barriers to professionalism that stifle marketability. However, the vast, mostly untapped market of women’s sport is slowly being revealed thanks to inspiring female athletes who have captured the hearts and minds of their respective nations, and supporters who have put pressure on governing bodies to increase investment in the women’s game. We’re excited to be a part of this movement.”

    Anyway, if I’m late to the game and someone already has an FFS league, please pass along the details!

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A hot topic on women’s football.

      Seen it all now.

      1. Diva
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I think it's great.

        1. MB10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          +1
          Needs someone like an Emma Hayes to break into the mens game for females to get the recognition they fully deserve. Thankfully things are beginning to turn though with the likes of Alex Scott doing a great job at the punditry.

          1. Diva
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            I watched games at the last Women's World Cup and enjoyed them. I'm pleased to see ShePlays are doing something to encourage more engagement, that Cisco Kid shared it and that FFS have supported it by hulking this post.

      2. Big Ping
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Lol

      3. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Whats your starting XI?

      4. MB10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        And whats wrong with it ?

      5. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Hahah Jesus Christ.

        I didn't even know there was a women's world cup

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I'm all for promotion and advancement of women's sport and particularly football

      however, it has a long way to go to, watched some of the recent she believes cup, the passing and technical abilities were by and large appalling, and fitness lacking - that being said it has developed a lot over the last few years and hopefully will continue to do so

      contrary to the ShePlays statement unfortunately it's not something I can get excited about due to an actual conception rather than alleged misconception, but good luck to them, if we get to the semis or final i'll give it a watch

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Not too shabby 😉

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyiI2jZTnhU

        1. MB10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Go on Steph !!
          Done some coaching in the womens game here at university level. Some top players, but they never get the credit they deserve unfortunately.

        2. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          That's a reyt finish to be fair

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            The first two touches made it

        3. SAY MY NAME
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          that was a good goal and nice skill to be fair, however, a bit of an exception and not exactly tight defending - I'm not saying they can't do it or don't do it, just that the overall level needs improving to make it the genuinely marketable product that the article proclaims, I'm all for that improvement, to be fair it's taken 100+ years for mens football to get to the levels of last 20/30 years, just think it's gonna take a little more than 'capturing hearts and minds' of the last few years to make womens football a genuinely marketable and cash generating product, but they're on their way and improving all the time and I am In favour of that

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Women can do anything that men can do (and an important thing that we can't do)...but when it comes to football just not nearly as well, nah, just nah...a load of rubbish!

    4. Vardy McVAR Farce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      We should have a women’s Fantasy League

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          5 months, 19 days ago

          What for?

        • Kane Toads
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 17 days ago

          we should

        • bryant
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 17 days ago

          https://sheplays.com.au/my-leagues?join=chick1304
          I have a league, unfortunately it doesnt have the site title though.
          You have to make a team before you can join.

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        The rules won't load - I want to know if there are BAPs?

      3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Bizarre that people here are deeming women's fantasy football unworthy of their attention, but are buzzed to play fantasy cricket.

        Fair play Cisco Kid, hopefully FFS will get an article up by Friday.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Fantasy Cricket features top level Cricket. Fantasy womens Football features relatively low level football. Not that hard to understand. Personally i dont care for either.

          1. Kane Toads
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 17 days ago

            I'm playing Women's WC Fantasy 'cos I think it will be great to watch and play. Here in Australia we have a Fantasy Horse Racing game....so don't say Women's Football is not worthy!

            It's a winner in my books - Go Matilda's.

    5. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Pages flying by. 5p on ppc in the last hour.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Love Island is on TV

      2. JAC THE CAT
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        My 2nd comment this year!

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          That's verging on spamming atm

    6. Dare Do The Punt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I know it’s way too early to be talking about this but with Hazard all but sold and the CHO injury, does that make Pedro / Willian a potentially good option for the start of the season?

      1. Big Ping
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Both pretty unreliable. Depends on price and fixtures I suppose

      2. Ghost Gooner
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        With Alonso looking to leave as well and Sarri to Juve a possibility its best to ignore Chelsea until the picture is clear

      3. SAY MY NAME
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        in some ways yes, but I'd want to see how Chelsea are affected by new manager(probably) and transfer ban, and although pedro and willian maybe more likely to start goal/assist potential may actually be reduced by not having hazard to rip apart the opposition defence - worth monitoring though, pedro at 6m ish might be worth a gamble

      4. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Willian is never really a good option. So inconsistent. Pedro on the other hand is very valid if nailed. He will be around 7.5/8 mil i bet

    7. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Money is tight.

      Which one would you recommend and why?

      A) Fantasy Football Scout.

      B) Fantasy Football Fix.

      C) Fantasy Football Hub.

      1. marquinhos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I like Hub, I think they have alot of good data these days

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I'm mostly on here for the banter, ticker and some articles. Is there good banter and discussion on Hub's forums?

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I just looked for it and can only find an American football version / betting site? (fantasyfootballhub.com?)

          1. Diva
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            It was the first Google search result for me.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              on my work PC with no VPN at the minute so maybe that's why.

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        A, no brainer.

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          You would need a brain in the first instance...

      3. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I have only used FFS for the past three seasons but might change next season. I wasnt a fan of the excessive modding in some instances last season and the fact that the numerous obvious trolls were allowed to carry on to their heart's content 🙁

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          “... might change next season ...”. To what? The alternatives are either crap or security nightmares. Good luck.

      4. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        D. Town Hall steps.

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          😀

      5. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Never heard of the second or third options?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Inconsistency regarding promoting other sites, this one is even asking for opinion on alternatives to paying for membership here.

      6. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Fantasy Football Fix is one hack away from disaster. Scary. Not for me. :).

    8. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Is the season ticker available to non-members?
      It shouldnt be imo.

    9. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      obviously without knowing prices or transfers at this stage, but little straw poll on favoured formations for coming season?

      A- 3-4-3
      B- 3-5-2
      C- 4-4-2
      D- 4-5-1
      E- 4-3-3
      F- 5 at the back with any other comb of mids/fwds

      personally, depending on prices, i'm thinking 4-5-1 or 5-4-1

      1. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        C

      2. The Danger Zone!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Will probably start the season with 4-4-2 and switch to 3-4-3 when funds build.

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          I found that over the last 2 or 3 seasons it has been much harder to build funds, I think they changed the price change algorithms or whatever they're called, which is a shame as it takes away an alternative way of playing (ie risking early transfers to maximise funds and hit back in 2nd half of season with a 'power' squad)

          I used to build teams with 115m value, now can't get much above 107m

      3. Kun Tozser
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Players in price brackets over strict formations

        2 big hitting defenders likely to be different for me this year mind

      4. Conor1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        I’m thinking C or D are quite likely formations for me...

    10. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      9am Thursday 13 June - premier league fixtures will be announced

      will give us an idea of which clubs to be interested in and which to avoid early on

    11. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Kane to score big in August. Heard it here first!

      1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Not a bad shot going with a 50/50 option.

      2. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        That’ll be a first! Have to see the fixtures and fitness, if he has a summer of nations league and doesn’t look right, I’d be hesitant.

        1. The Danger Zone!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Think the Nations League finished by Sunday.
          More concerned by Copa America and African Nations cup.
          Anyone know if Aguero playing in Argentine team again?

      3. Conor1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Has to happen sometime I guess!!!!!!!!!!

    12. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Qatar in the Copa America, or is that a mis-print?!

      1. Prisoner B5160-8
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        No, Conmebol only have ten members, so they invite two other nations to compete to make up twelve - in this case Qatar and Japan.

    13. trueplayer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'm a member but where i can find this member articles section?