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Which Watford players should FPL managers consider in 2019/20?

It’s as you were for Watford going into the start of the 2019/20 campaign.

At the time of writing and with just 24 hours before the transfer window closes, the Hornets had made only two first-team signings this summer – one of them Danny Welbeck.

Centre-half Craig Dawson (£5.0m) has arrived from West Bromwich Albion and he was the only player not on the books in 2018/19 who was involved in Watford’s final pre-season friendly against Real Sociedad last weekend.

Javi Gracia’s side are also set to be lining up in their familiar 4-2-2-2/4-4-2 shape, with the Watford boss having briefly experimented with a three-man backline in their penultimate friendly against QPR.

We can be fairly confident about the system and personnel going into Gameweek 1 and beyond, then, but what can Fantasy managers expect from Watford’s players this season and are they worthy of consideration?

Our latest Big Numbers piece delves into the underlying data from 2018/19 to see which players could prosper in FPL this season.

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  1. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How to upgrade Jorginho or Greenwood? And would you trust Pope as your only gk to get the minutes?

    Pope (Button)
    TAA VVD Digne Zinch (Lund)
    Salah Sterling Perez Jorginho (Dendo)
    Auba King (Greenwood)

    1. Oooo Matron
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Basically same team as mine (bar Auba to Kane). I've gone with a 4.5 mid and upgraded the 4.0 defender to Montoya as I believe he's got more potential than Jorginho or any of the 5 mids. Do you think Pope is the best 4.5 keeper? Still thinking about Heaton or Ryan.

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Good idea.

        I am between Pope, Heaton and Ryan. Somehow Burnley attracts me the most as a team from those but not sure if Pope is nailed and fully fitm

  2. zdrojo187
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Leno
    VVD Digne KWP
    Salah Sterling Moura Siggy
    Wilson King Deulofeu

    GTG?

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      no to leno

    2. _nod
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Downgrade Leno, upgrade KWP

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same forward line I’ve got Deeney tho because of penalties

  3. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    This draft good enough to start the season?

    Ryan
    Robertson VVD Zinchenko Rico
    Salah Sterling Bilva Perez
    Wilson Wood

    Woodman Buendia Guilbert Wickham

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      minor quibbles but sure, if you're convinced.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Which are?

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Surely get Button as your back up GK?!

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Will drop to 3.9 before you know it!

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No price to pay to have a legit back-up

  4. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which is stronger?

    Robertson, Fraser, KDB

    or

    VVD, McGinn, Sterling

    1. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Both good but a shades it

    2. _nod
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Prince of Persia
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    4. RedAlpha10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    5. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd go A with Bournemouth fixtures to begin

    6. zdrojo187
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  5. Yip Jaap Stam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Stones or Otamendi?

    1. RedAlpha10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stones will play more minutes across the season including against most of the Top 6, however when the season starts Otamendi will be given more game time to make up for his lack of pre-season whether this is done in cup games or the premier league its up to Pep's roulette

  6. _nod
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pope / (4.0)
    TAA / VVD / AWB / Zin / (Kelly)
    Salah / Sterling / Martial / Pérez / (Dendonker)
    Wilson./ Jota / (Greenwood)

    1m ITB for a rainy day

    GTG?

    1. makaveli123
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Zinchenko nailed?

      1. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No

  7. VICTORIOUS SECRET! !
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Looks good ?

    Pope ( button)
    Zinchenko/ TAA / robbo / digne (Rico)
    Sterling / MO /sigurdsson / Perez / Fraser
    King ( Wickham / greenwood)
    Suggestions please
    Cheers ,

    1. BinManJack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Identical to mine except I’ve gone KDB and Walker-Peters for Robby and Siggy

  8. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which players do you think will get the most points this season out of these:

    1. Siggy
    2. Richa
    3. Rashford

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      rashford
      richarlison
      siggy

      1. Mackans
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Is Rashford 100% nailed?

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yup

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          he's the main striker for an attacking team, underlooked here

          1. Mackans
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Do you guys think that he even will get more points than Eriksen, Jimi, Wilson & Pogba?

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              difficult to say, I think he will do well as long as he stays fit

              He may get more points but jiminez and wilson for example are slightly cheaper so may offer better value. Depends then where you upgrade the rest of the squad.

        3. MeatPieSausageRoll
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yes if we don’t sign Auba

            1. L S P
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              haha

      2. Prince of Persia
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Rash

    2. Bialystrzelec
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      First RMT. Comment appreciated

      1£ ITB

      Heaton Burton
      TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko Funk
      Sterling Siggy Perez Hayden Diangana
      Kane Wilson King

      1. RedAlpha10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Great Team, Maybe invest the spare money into upgrading zinc to laporte to have a definitely nailed city defender or cancelo if he comes in at 6mil

    3. bangers and M*A*S*H
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would you rather have

      A) 2 liverpool defenders
      B) Auba and 1 liverpool defender

      1. Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B

      2. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I have both

    4. T.Henry14
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Possible my team for gw1, think i'm close.

      Heaton - Pope rotation
      VVD, Arnold, Morgan, Montoya and Kelly
      Salah, Bernado Silva, Zaha, Ayoze, Dendoncker
      Kane, Rashford, King

      My favourite 3-4-3 formation with Kelly and Dendo on bench, and rotation Montoya/Morgan in defense.

      Do you see any problem?

      1. Prince of Persia
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I think Lundstram is more nailed than Kelly.

    5. Mackans
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Which players do you think will get the most points this season out of these:

      1. Wilson
      2. Jiménez
      3. Eriksen
      4. Pogba
      5. Laporte

      1. b91jh
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        1
        5
        3
        2
        4 imo

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If Pogba and Eriksen stay

        Pogba
        Eriksen
        laporte
        Wilson
        jimenez

    6. Iggypop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Play 4.5 defender
      Or a 5 midfielder
      Or 5 striker

      1. aleksa96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        4.5

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        4.5 DEF if you can find a good one. 5.0 MID could be OK - Kante for instance, nailed and steady returns. Forget a 5.0 STR until one emerges.

      3. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A

    7. b91jh
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thoughts on this?

      Pope
      KWP Zinc Digne Robbo
      KDB Salah Sterling Perez
      Wilson Deeney

      Norris Dend Lunds Greenwood

      Tinkering between Kwp/Digne and Montoya/VVD

    8. tricpic
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any news on Laporte?

      1. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Trained today.

    9. bengan1113
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any risk of Walker loosing game time to cancelo?

      1. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes

    10. Lebowski85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Team sorted. Thanks for all of your input for the last 93 drafts

    11. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      RMT:

      Heaton Button
      Robertson VVD Digne KWP Montoya
      Salah Sterling KDB Barkley Dendoncker
      Jota King Greenwood

      Comments appreciated?

      Thanks

    12. Krisson
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bottomed
      Please RMT:

      Pope/Heaton
      TAA, Laporte, Digne
      Salah, Sterling, Perez, Robinson
      Jimenez, Wilson, Ings

      Dunk, Dendoncker, Fredericks.

      Thanks!

    13. mr messi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Final team (I think). GTG?

      Heaton Button
      VVD Coleman KWP Lundstram Rico
      Salah Sterling Barkley Fraser Dendoncker
      King Kane Jota

      KWP might become Zouma.

    14. Pigeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is playing a 5.5m midfielder only viable if you have 3 x 10m+ players?

    15. Daghe Munegu
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What would you do with 1m itb?
      I was thinking of

      A:leaving itb to do Ings to Kean/Abraham later on
      B: Coleman + Zinch to Digne + Walker
      C: one of B + Barkley to Perez

      Lloris
      TAA VVD Coleman Zincheko
      Salah Sterling Martial Barkley
      Wilson Ings

    16. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Can anyone see a way of squeezing 0.5 out of this to get Coleman to Digne?

      Pope,
      Coleman, VVD, Laporte, Montoya
      Salah, Sterling, Perez, McGinn
      Kane, Wilson

      Button, Dendoncker, Lundstram, Greenwood

      1. lifes a pitch
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wtf...thought I was looking at my own team for a sec. Lol
        Lovely team haha

      2. lifes a pitch
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Personally I would go would 1 bench player as complete fodder somewhere that extra bit of cash.

      3. Dribbles
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Laporte to Matip frees up 1m

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            G-o-m-e-z lurks .............

      4. lifes a pitch
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Do you guys think Laporte will play first game?

      5. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Please can someone tell me when Wood hype is coming from? Yes good ore season form but Burnley have awful fixtures and they’ve played no one pre season

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He has a knack of scoring goals when he's fit. Wolves Europe commitments seem to have moved people off of Jota and Deulofeu's injury during pre-season has seen his popularity wane.

      6. RedWolf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ok guys, I'm between 2 here:

        Heaton (Button)
        Digne, Robertson, Laporte (Dunk, Lundstram)
        Salah, Sterling, Barkley, Perez, McGinn
        Auba, Wesley, (Greenwood)

        Or

        Heaton (Button)
        Digne, VVD, Laporte (Dunk, Lundstram)
        Salah, KDB, Barkley, Perez, Fraser
        Auba, Wesley, (Greenwood)

        Which wins?

      7. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Repost purely for more replies, apologises :(. I have 6 out of 8 of my attack locked in, I would appreciate a couple quick answers if that’s okay

      8. BinManJack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What do we think of this?

        Fab/Button
        TAA/ KWP / Zinchenko / Digne (Lund)
        Sterling / Salah / KDB / Perez / Fraser
        King / Wickham/ Greenwood

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not keen on 451 sorry . But I know it's pretty popular here.also not sure on double Bournemouth attack.

      9. My Mums Athletic
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Current draft...

        Heaton / (Button)
        VVD / Robbo / Zinch / Dinge / (Kelley)
        Salah (c) / Sterling / Moura / Perez / (Jorginho)
        Wilson / Jota / (Greenwood)

        Thoughts?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Very template .

      10. TheBrazilianRonaldo
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Too many punts, or even pints?

          Heaton
          VVD - TAA - Digne - Montoya
          Salah - KDB - Pérez - Lucas - Fraser
          Che Adams
          Bench : Haller, Greenwood, lund

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Bench Haller ? I'm.confused

            1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Then he’s off the bench for gm2

            2. Penguin
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Wow bad that

              1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  I was kind of hoping more people would slate it