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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. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    GTG?

    Ryan
    Robbo VVD Digne Diop
    Raz Mo Perez McGinn Dendoncker
    (K)ane

    Bench: Lowton King Greenwood
    0 FT, 0 ITB

    1. RXSE
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Worrying if Liv def blanks and Digne doesn't play.

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Not sure it’s worth taking a hit to address it though. Digne might play and Robbo and. VVD is playing at Anfield.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Nah no hits there.

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 20 hours ago

            Cheers

  2. RXSE
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Auba to Kane for -4 hit????

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      If you captain Kane yes

    2. Le _ Professeur
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      I'm having the exact same dilemma .. I feel a Kane (c) will hurt next GW espically that I don't have Spurs cover .. but on another note, I do like Auba's form.

  3. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    If playing WC squad would probably be A below- is it worth WC for A or stick with existing squad B ( no hits)
    7 differences shown with* If Digne out for any length of time Mina Emerson would come in over Digne KWP

    A
    Pope McGovern
    AWB* Walker- Peters* Van Dijk Digne Lundstram*
    Mane* Sterling Martial De Bruyne* Mount*
    Pukki Jota Wickham*

    B
    Pope McGovern
    TAA* Van Dijk Digne Diop* Rico*
    Salah* Sterling Martial Moura* Trossard*
    Pukki Jota Greenwood*

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Don’t wildcard - team B looks in pretty good shape to me

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Taa to wan b and moura to kdb has u rightly no wc needed

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        .2 m shortly sadly

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Am I missing news....thought Digne was not a serious issue....was told he had cramp....is this wrong ??

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        No update but he was getting scan - Silva did not think serious but we don’t know for sure

  4. L P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Evening gents,

    Probably asked before but anyone else not having players flagged? Eg Digne showing as a doubt when click the information but not marked as yellow.

    1. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes ,view your team as list view and the flag comes up something to bear in mind when viewing team as you may get caught out
      cheers

  5. Sloths
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    How do i get to tonights podcast?

    1. 12steps
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      YouTube

  6. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    A) Zinchenko (starting 2 of Lundstram/Dunk/Soyunku/Dendoncker)

    B) Mount (starting 2 of Lundstram/Dunk/Soyuncu/Kelly)

    C) Ceballos (starting 2 of Lundstram/Dunk/Soyunku/Pieters)

    Currently on A due to city fixtures.

    Cheers

    1. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      A

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      4 premiums I guess?
      drop 1 and improve that defence

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers. Kane, Mane, Sterling, KDB, Martial. Those 4.5 rotates pretty well to be fair.

  7. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Is it just me who can't access the scoutcast?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Nope...

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Was going to ask same question but u were faster.

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        It's what my missus loves about me...

        1. VAR Star
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Haha

  8. benpurser
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Wilson + Pérez > Pukki and Martial

    For a -4

    What do you think?

    1. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Not worth a hit. Keep Perez for 2 more games.

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Go for it

    3. RXSE
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      I'm thinking to do the same.

      1. benpurser
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Martial at home to Palace is so tempting. Plus Wilson May blank vs City

    4. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      All day, if only to bin Perez, but of course sets you up with better balance.

  9. Del Monte
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Am I crazy?

    Ederson Henderson

    Alexander-Arnold Van Dijk Laporte Maguire Wan-Bissaka

    Salah De Bruyne ***5.3*** (Cantwell) (Dendoncker)

    Kane Pukki (Greenwood)

    1. JT11fc
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Prob dont need 4.5 keeper. No sterling will hurt

      1. RXSE
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Well... it's different.

    2. gwitbrock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Yep

    3. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      You are, too much Pool and Manure defence. Virgil, AWB and Lundy all the defence you need.

    4. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Too much in Def are you going to play 532

  10. dark91
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    A very interesting (yet not surprising) stat. Lingard hasn't produced a goal or assist in 11 of the last 12 months of PL football!!

    With his only return since May 2018 coming last December

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      I thought he was bad, but not that bad 😉

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Lingard is absolute garbage. Biggest fraud in the PL

    3. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Most interesting stat to me is how such a smackable minger pulls such attractive ladies! (I do know the answer).

    4. Eddie`
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      He had a great swing and a miss against Wolves.

      1. dark91
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Yes he even managed to make the ball hit his face after he hit it with his leg!!! 😀

    5. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      And I owned the fraud over a few of those fallow months.

    6. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Holy crap

  11. DAVESAVES
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Hi all
    How about this -4:
    Wood, Perez & Wilson To Pukki, KDB & Greenwood

    Ends up like this:
    Heaton
    AWB Digne Robbo Montoya
    Salah Sterling KDB Martial
    Pukki Jota

    Button Dendonker Lundstram Greenwood

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Fine until WC. Don’t like the triple bench fodder approach longer term

      1. DAVESAVES
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks

      2. Hint
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Dendoncker and Lundstram aren't really fodder in the traditional sense.

  12. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    I'm so tempted to get Pukki but the Norwich fixtures are poor

    Does it make sense?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      It’s the $1,000,000 question

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      think you just do it, if it works out great, otherwise make bank and move on

    3. RXSE
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Same but price rises will see you priced out if you're not careful.

    4. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      It makes sense to a lot of people but not for me. We saw this with Mitrovic last season. Don't believe the hype. NEW are garbage. If he's good value at 6.5, he'll still be good value at 7.0 in a few weeks. Hold your nerve.

      1. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Good point

      2. Le _ Professeur
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        I like that

      3. Captain Kakaroto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        So much This!

      4. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        I really hope you are right

        Clearly his output is unsustainable but he does look the real deal

    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      He’s in great form but it’s not sustainable + he won’t play Newcastle every week.

    6. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Chelsea have conceded 5 and West Ham 6 so the next two fixtures look pretty good to me. City is tough but then they've got Burnley, Palace, Villa and Bournemouth.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        This - I don’t see the poor fixtures at all

        But like Bournemouth last year, Wilson Fraser hauled blanked twice hauled

  13. zotter
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Two FTs

    Wesley. Perez >> Pukki. McGinn. ??

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Wasnt the scoutcast supposed to start 10 minutes ago?..

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      It's on.

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Asking the same question... Scoutcast > Monty Python Happy Valley sketch for -4?

  15. arndff_
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Botommed:

    a) Fraser > Martial
    b) Fraser, Perez > KdB, McGinn (-4)

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      A. And maybe captain him too if you don’t own Kane

  16. JustWatching
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    a) digne, kante, king
    b) coleman, mount, maupay

    a or b?

    1. Norsemen
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      B

  17. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Hey guys, which one looks best?
    A
    Pope
    Soyuncu VVD AWB Montoya
    KDB Sterling Son Martial Mane
    Pukki
    Button Lundstram Wickham Greenwood
    B
    Pope
    Soyuncu AWB Zinchenko El Moham
    KDB Sterling Mane Martial
    Kane Pukki
    Same bench except one of the strikers is Donkey

    1. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      This hurt my eyes...

      So in summary,

      A) VVD, Montoya, Son
      B) Zinchenko, El Mohamady, Kane?

      B. I really like the El Mo pick. Nice stats, good fixtures, could be a top differential.

      1. Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Sorry, yeah after I posted it It didnt please my eyes either, just typed it quickly.

  18. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Defence too weak?

    Adrian
    Zinchenko Soyuncu Fredricks Lundstram Kelly
    Mane Sterling KDB Martial Mount
    Kane Pukki

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      It’s good enough considering what you have further forward.

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes - far too weak

    3. Carlton P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes and will give you headaches
      I genuinely feel that Cantwell/Dendonker are playable every now and then
      Dunk can play most weeks, Burnley/Soyunku at home,

  19. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Would you play Dendocker (BUR) or Montoya (SOT)?

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Dend

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Montoya

    3. Captain Kakaroto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      M

    4. DAVESAVES
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Good question, I’m on Montoya at the moment. Could change.

  20. Fiddlesticks
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Who will score more points over the season; Mane or Salah?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Salah probs. Enough to be worth the extra is the question..

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Salah but he is £1m more expensive

      1. Fiddlesticks
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        I’m thinking Vardy, VVD, Salah > Kane, mane and WB. Good move?

        1. zotter
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Hmm close

        2. DAVESAVES
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Looks good in my eyes

        3. Hint
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          27 days, 18 hours ago

          I've done all of these as part of a WC. I just really want Kane for this weekend.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Pretty even probably

    4. _nod
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Salah probably, but Mane similar value.

  21. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Weighing up pens and Europa league, would you rather lose jota or king?

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      King

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Kong

  22. Carlton P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Likely to take C.Wilson out this week for a hit before he faces some solid defences, but who for? Max 8.8
    Already have Pukki
    A) Rashford
    B) Barnes
    C) other
    D) hold

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Rashford - And it’s not close

      1. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        +1

    2. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Comfortably A

    3. zotter
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      D

    4. _nod
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Rashford or downgrade to a 4.5 and use the change to upgrade elsewhere next week.

  23. Hot Toddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    A little tempted to wildcard but feel my team is probably too strong to do so...

    Ryan
    Digne / Pereira / Robertson / TAA
    Martial / Salah / Perez / Sterling
    Pukki / Barnes

    Button / Dendoncker / Lundstram / Greenwood

    On a -4 after three transfers.

    A) Hold
    B) Wildcard

    Cheers.

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Team is totally fine. Definitely A

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      It’s fine - i woukdnt wildcard

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Thanks guys. Hold it is. Good luck!!

    4. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Only 1 id look to ship is Perez which u can do next week if u don't fancy him

  24. zotter
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Start one this week out of

    A. C Wilson
    B. Dendoncker
    C. Zouma

    Thanks !

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Wilson

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Wilson

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      A

  25. Fiddlesticks
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    I’m thinking Vardy, VVD, Salah > Kane, mane and WB. Good move?

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Close. Probably prefer the former

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      WB as in AWB then yes.

    3. Carlton P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Great moves

  26. columbus189
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Had a pretty good start but used the Wild card as I wanted some players in before prices went up. Looking at something like this now.

    Pope

    Holebas - Targett (think he will start next game) - Soyuncu

    Douglas Luiz - Mane - Martial - De Bruyne - Sterling

    Kane - Rashford

    Lundstrom - Pieters - Greenwood.

    Anywhere I can improve? Should I downgrade Rashford and get Salah?

    1. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 18 hours ago

      What makes you think Targett will start?

      1. columbus189
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        New signing and I think now is the time to give him a chance.

  27. Robin Van Persie (C)
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    DDG
    VVD KWP Zinchenko Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Martial
    Aubameyang Deeney King

    Button Dendoncker Hayden Rico

    Aubameyang, King & Hayden to Kane, Mount, Wickham for -8?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      No way!

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Nein, just King to Pukki.

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Just Auba -> Kane for free.

  28. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 19 hours ago

    Any update on ScoutCast which was due to start 8pm?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm watching it, although it has just frozen

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Thanks, it came back alive after clicking link 🙂

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Frozen now. I had some issues to get the stream, had to switch YT channels.

  29. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 19 hours ago

    Best option ?

    A) Mount

    B) McGinn

    Cheers.

    1. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 18 hours ago

      McGinn given the .5 saving

  30. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 19 hours ago

    Any of these players that may rise before the start of next GW?
    Pukki
    Trossard
    Ceballos
    McGinn

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Pukki