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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
    26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 15 hours ago

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

      Magical!

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

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

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Maybe cantel for dendocker

    3. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

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

    4. Steirish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Same as mine as mine good team

  2. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Who would you rather keep out of Robbo & Trent?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      B

    2. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Trent

    3. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Robbo

    4. George James
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      I’m struggling with this. What you thinking

      1. Tmel
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Neither. VVD. But Trent.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Thank you 🙂

    6. MeatPieSausageRoll
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Robbo at the moment (Trent owner)

    7. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 14 hours ago

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

  3. George James
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      The transfers. But robbo and Fraser

      1. George James
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 15 hours ago

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

  4. Jo72
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    G2G?

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

  5. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Best move?

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

    1. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      A and C look great

    2. @FPLDIARYFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      A

  6. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 15 hours 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

  7. Johnny Drama
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

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

  8. Lord of Ings
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Start one of:-
    1)Tarkowski
    2) lundstram

    Start one of:-
    A)Heaton
    b)pope

    1. Johnny Drama
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      2B

    2. Soapy
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      2

      B

  9. Sausage
    26 days, 15 hours ago

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

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Respect

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Captain Sterling. Anything Kane returns is a bonus.

  10. HarryB29
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 15 hours 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
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        This

        1. HarryB29
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          Thanks for replies!

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 15 hours 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:)

  11. trustmeimpurple
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 14 hours 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.

  12. BellyKlopp
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Mount or Trossard?

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Mount

  13. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

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

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 15 hours ago

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

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      I’m going with it

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 14 hours 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
      26 days, 14 hours 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.

  14. jimbob
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 15 hours 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
        26 days, 14 hours ago

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

    2. HarryB29
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours 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

  15. Kingy81
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Adrian or Pope ?

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Pope

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      The pope

  16. Jo72
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Help please! On WC

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

  17. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

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

  18. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Martial? Yeah for sure

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Get KWP

  19. @FPLDIARYFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      A

  20. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 15 hours 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.

  21. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      A

  22. Lallana
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 15 hours 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
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      I would wildcard that lot

  23. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Hanley or Kelly as my 4.0?

    1. Lallana
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Kelly

      but Lundstram if you don't own him

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

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

        1. Lallana
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 14 hours 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

  24. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 14 hours 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
      26 days, 14 hours 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
        26 days, 14 hours 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
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Same

    2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Quite rightly

  25. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 14 hours 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
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Nope, not this week

  26. Hint
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    A) Pope, Zinchenko, Targett, Martial

    Or

    B) Pope, TAA, Montoya, Mount

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      B

    2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

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

  27. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

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

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 14 hours 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
        26 days, 14 hours 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 😀

  28. SoapAFC
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Mane to rise tonight?

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Nope

  29. Sarri, not Sarri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    What are Perez owners doing tonight? Holding tight?

    1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      He's outta there

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      I kept but worried he'll be benched.

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Same as Ed

    4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Keeping. First fixture where Leicester can get on it.

  30. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 14 hours 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
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Not worth the -4 imo