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How to handle FPL bandwagons in early Gameweeks

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This week, Joe is joined by Az and David to discuss the key Fantasy Premier League talking points ahead of Gameweek 3.

The next round of action is an important one for Fantasy managers as many will be wielding their two free transfers.

Already bandwagons have begun to form, so our Scoutcasters will be discussing how best to approach these.

Naturally, Teemu Pukki (£6.7m) is a prime example after he scored a hat-trick in Gameweek 2.

However, we will also be examining Liverpool assets after a lacklustre start to the season at both ends of the pitch.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. United2603
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    How's this on WC??

    Pope
    AWB Zinchenko Montoya Soyuncu
    Mane Sterling KDB Martial
    Kane Pukki

    Button Dendonker Lundstram Greenwood

    Too light at the back perhaps?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Exactly same as mine (with the exception of Dunk for Montoya).

      Magical!

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I like it. Maybe Digne over zinc for assurances of starts

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Maybe cantel for dendocker

    3. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Wow very similar to mine. I have Cantwell, Wickham and Dunk.

    4. Steirish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Same as mine as mine good team

  2. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Who would you rather keep out of Robbo & Trent?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      B

    2. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Trent

    3. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Robbo

    4. George James
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I’m struggling with this. What you thinking

      1. Tmel
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Leaning towards Robbo due to security of starts and has been unlucky not to get attacking returns so far

    5. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Neither. VVD. But Trent.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Thank you 🙂

    6. MeatPieSausageRoll
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Robbo at the moment (Trent owner)

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Robbo. Can see them both doing very nicely this time even if they regress.

    7. George James
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Would you Wildcard this? Or just do Fraser + Trent >> Martial + AWB for free with 2FT

      Heaton
      Trent / Digne / Robertson / KWP
      Salah / KDB / Pérez / Fraser
      Kane / Jota

      Buttton / Dendonker / Lundstram / Greenwood

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        The transfers. But robbo and Fraser

        1. George James
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Why keep Trent over Robbo. I can’t call it

          1. thepeen555
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Tough call. Both prob end up the same but I would say just for freekicks

    8. Jo72
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      G2G?

      Pope - Ryan
      Van Dijk - Zinchenko - Mina - Pieters & Lundstram
      Mane - Sterling - Martial - Moutinho - Ceballos
      Kane - Pukki - Wickham

    9. Tmel
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Best move?

      a) Perez > KDB
      b) Perez > Martial
      c) Wilson > Kane

      1. ddfc
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        A and C look great

      2. @FPLDIARYFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        A

    10. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Hows this looking?

      Pope
      Robertson VVD Digne KWP
      Salah Sterling KDB Mount
      Pukki Jota

      Button Montoya Dendoncker Greenwood

      0 FT, 0.3 ITB

      Thanks

    11. Johnny Drama
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      What 4.0 GK would you get? Who will drop in price sooner?

    12. Lord of Ings
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Start one of:-
      1)Tarkowski
      2) lundstram

      Start one of:-
      A)Heaton
      b)pope

      1. Johnny Drama
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        2B

      2. Soapy
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        2

        B

    13. Sausage
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Auba>Kane done and he has the armband..
        Keeping hold of Wilson even with the impending pricedrop..

        1. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Respect

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Captain Sterling. Anything Kane returns is a bonus.

      • HarryB29
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Have used my 2FT, anything worth a hit here? Tempted by Robertson to AWB for -4

        Ryan (Button)
        Robbo/VVD/Zinchenko/Digne (Diop)
        Sterling/Martial/Salah/Perez (Dendo)
        Pukki/Jota (Greenwood)

        1. Mini Mahouse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Robertson AWB is a fine transfer to free up funds but definitely don´t do it as a stand alone -4

          1. Johnny Drama
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            This

            1. HarryB29
              • 1 Year
              28 days, 1 hour ago

              Thanks for replies!

        2. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Will it give you enough to do Perez to KDB? That -8 may be worth it.

          (P.S I’m biased as that is basically what I did :lol:)

      • trustmeimpurple
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        What should I do with this team? 2FT 0ITB
        Heaton (Stek)
        TAA, Robbo, Digne,(Lund, Rico)
        Moura,Salah,Ster,Perez,Trossard
        Wilson, Wood (Greenwood)

        1. Trossard or not Trossard
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Pukki in for Wilson perhaps and make keep some cash? Depends if you really looking for any player in the upcoming weeks you like.

        2. BellyKlopp
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Mount or Trossard?

          1. Lord of Ings
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Mount

        3. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Is it too punty to go for Son instead of Kane?

          1. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Straight off the bat perhaps, give it 2-3 GW’s and it will be a good option.

          2. Lebowski85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Nah. Go for it and stick him captain. I might do it

          3. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Not TOO punty I wouldn’t say. I was considering Son in ahead of KDB, but have decided I’m probably just gonna roll the FT and get one of them next week for free instead of for a hit.

            This is the fixture to punt on Son for too imo

          4. thepeen555
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            I’m going with it

          5. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Had him in, but have shifted my funds around and gone with Firmino.

            If Poch says Son will definitely start at the weekend (unlikely) then I may switch back.

          6. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Depends what you're enabling really. I think it's a pretty big punt but if it buys you KdB say then it could be a worthwhile gamble. Son on song is a great call.

            Happen to think Newcastle could be more trouble for Spurs than most suppose.

        4. jimbob
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Ryan, Button
          VVD, Robbo, Zinchenko, Digne, Lundstrum
          Salah, Sterling, Fraser, Perez, Dendoncker
          Wilson, King, Greenwood
          0.5 itb 2FT

          A) Fraser to KDB, Wilson to Pukki, Perez to Mount/Ceballos (-4)
          B) Fraser to KDB, Wilson to Pukki, Perez to Martial, Robbo to AWB/Maguire (-8)

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            A from those.

            Mount of those two Pérez replacements, but are you not tempted by McGinn?

            1. jimbob
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 1 hour ago

              Wasn't really on my radar. but just looked at villa's fixtures and maybe he should be!

          2. HarryB29
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            I just did Fraser and Wilson to Martial and Pukki for free. Cant see the appeal of taking hits this early when we wil all soon be wildcarding anyway

        5. Kingy81
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Adrian or Pope ?

          1. OLLY G
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Pope

          2. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Pope easy imo. Set and forget. Good keeper who’ll return a decent number of clean sheets and rack up save points in harder fixtures. Maybe even got a pen save in him, who knows?

            Adrián meanwhile is obviously not nailed for the whole season, and I hate spending FTs on keepers

          3. thepeen555
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            The pope

        6. Jo72
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Help please! On WC

          Pope - Ryan
          Van Dijk - Zinchenko - Mina - Pieters & Lundstram
          Mane - Sterling - Martial - Moutinho - Ceballos
          Kane - Pukki - Wickham

        7. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Robertson Pérez Adams to Boly Martial Pukki worth a hit or just the first 2 for free?

        8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          What’s the story with AMN - is he nailed now? Looks like Riis g tonight

          Brutal next 3 fixs but decent after that

          1. thepeen555
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Martial? Yeah for sure

          2. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Get KWP

        9. @FPLDIARYFPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Pope ( button)
          VVD Robertson Digne Stones (Kelly)
          Sterling Salah KDB Perez (Dendoncker)
          King Jota (Greenwood)

          A Perez & King --> Mount & Pukki
          B Robertson & Dendonk --> Mount & Soyuncu (4 5 1 bench king)

          1. Lallana
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            A

        10. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          1 ft 1.9 itb.

          a) Play Moura and King and save ft.
          b) Moura to Martial for free and play King.
          c) b+ Rico to AWB for a hit and bench King.Thanks guys.

        11. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Tough decisions..best option from gw5

          A: Zincheko + 7m mid (already have martial) + Kane = 23.5m
          B: 5m mid + Son + Rashford = 23.2m

          1. aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            A

        12. Lallana
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Worth wildcarding? Think a -4 getting rid of Wilson/Perez might be enough but I really want De Bruyne so may need to get rid of VVD or Lucas as well.

          Ederson
          TAA Lundstram Zouma Digne
          Salah McGinn Sterling Lucas Perez
          Wilson

          Bench: van Dijk, Greenwood, Wickham

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            I would wildcard that lot

        13. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Hanley or Kelly as my 4.0?

          1. Lallana
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Kelly

            but Lundstram if you don't own him

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 1 hour ago

              Got lundstram :-). Are you sure Kelly is nailed?

              1. Lallana
                • 5 Years
                28 days, 1 hour ago

                Don't think either are but Kelly will at least have a chance of keeping CS

                Montoya at 4.5M is great if you're playing this defender

        14. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          FWIW Wilson and Perez could well be going down tonight and Pukki and Martial going up.

          Make of that what you will...

          1. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Very frustrating. But it is what it is, hoping for returns from Perez this weekend. I’d like to see him punish the sellers

            1. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 1 hour ago

              I’m amongst them and he probably will along with the others I lost faith in/ dumped to fund moves.

              Oh well 😉

            2. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 1 hour ago

              Same

          2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Quite rightly

        15. Ole Trafford
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Would you play either of Dendonker or Frederics (or Greenwood) ahead of Wilson or Lundstram?

          1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Nope, not this week

        16. Hint
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          A) Pope, Zinchenko, Targett, Martial

          Or

          B) Pope, TAA, Montoya, Mount

          1. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            B

          2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Tough choice but A, just because I smell a TAA benching coming

        17. Jam0sh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Got KDB in but still no Martial doesn't feel too good. :/

          1. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            One more week won’t hurt, only 13% owned. Rashford is a bigger problem, 1 in 4 own him.

            1. Jam0sh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              28 days, 1 hour ago

              Yep ownership is not a problem yet. Probably should still have prioritized Martial over KDB. Martial in next week will need a hit but it is what it is. Could still wildcard this week also 😀

        18. SoapAFC
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Mane to rise tonight?

            1. thepeen555
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 1 hour ago

              Nope

          • Sarri, not Sarri
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            What are Perez owners doing tonight? Holding tight?

            1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 1 hour ago

              He's outta there

            2. Would Ed Woodward
                28 days, 1 hour ago

                I kept but worried he'll be benched.

              • Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                28 days, 1 hour ago

                Same as Ed

              • TheBrazilianRonaldo
                  28 days, 1 hour ago

                  Keeping. First fixture where Leicester can get on it.

              • Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                28 days, 1 hour ago

                A)Adams
                B)Pukki -4 and get it over with to have less to worry about next week and the guy is rising fast.

                1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  28 days, 1 hour ago

                  Not worth the -4 imo