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How to handle FPL bandwagons in early Gameweeks

The latest episode of the Scoutcast is about to start on our YouTube channel.

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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
    1 month, 11 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
      1 month, 11 hours ago

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

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 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
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Nah no hits there.

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Cheers

  2. RXSE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Auba to Kane for -4 hit????

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      If you captain Kane yes

    2. Le _ Professeur
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 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
    1 month, 11 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
      1 month, 11 hours ago

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

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 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
        1 month, 10 hours ago

        .2 m shortly sadly

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 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
        1 month, 10 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
    1 month, 11 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
      1 month, 10 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
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    How do i get to tonights podcast?

    1. 12steps
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      YouTube

  6. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 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
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      A

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      4 premiums I guess?
      drop 1 and improve that defence

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 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
    1 month, 11 hours ago

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

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Nope...

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Was going to ask same question but u were faster.

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 hours ago

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

        1. VAR Star
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

          Haha

  8. benpurser
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Wilson + Pérez > Pukki and Martial

      For a -4

      What do you think?

      1. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

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

      2. DAVESAVES
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Go for it

      3. RXSE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        I'm thinking to do the same.

        1. benpurser
            1 month, 11 hours ago

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

        2. Make America Greta Again
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

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

      4. Del Monte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 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
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Prob dont need 4.5 keeper. No sterling will hurt

            1. RXSE
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Well... it's different.

          • gwitbrock
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Yep

          • Make America Greta Again
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          • Colonel Shoe 肝池
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Too much in Def are you going to play 532

        2. dark91
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 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
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            I thought he was bad, but not that bad 😉

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Lingard is absolute garbage. Biggest fraud in the PL

          3. Make America Greta Again
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 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
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            He had a great swing and a miss against Wolves.

            1. dark91
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 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
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

          6. thepeen555
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Holy crap

        3. DAVESAVES
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 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
            1 month, 11 hours ago

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

            1. DAVESAVES
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Thanks

            2. Hint
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 10 hours ago

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

        4. CelticBhoy1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          Does it make sense?

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            It’s the $1,000,000 question

          2. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          3. RXSE
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 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
            1 month, 11 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
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Good point

            2. Le _ Professeur
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              I like that

            3. Captain Kakaroto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              So much This!

            4. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 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
            1 month, 11 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
            1 month, 10 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
              1 month, 10 hours ago

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

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

        5. zotter
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Two FTs

          Wesley. Perez >> Pukki. McGinn. ??

        6. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            It's on.

          2. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 hours ago

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

        7. arndff_
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Botommed:

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

          1. zotter
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

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

        8. JustWatching
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          a or b?

          1. Norsemen
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            B

        9. Dannyb
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 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
            1 month, 10 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
              1 month, 10 hours ago

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

        10. Jurgen Flopp
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Defence too weak?

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

          1. zotter
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          2. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Yes - far too weak

          3. Carlton P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 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,

        11. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          1. zotter
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Dend

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Montoya

          3. Captain Kakaroto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            M

          4. DAVESAVES
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

        12. Fiddlesticks
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

          2. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Salah but he is £1m more expensive

            1. Fiddlesticks
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

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

              1. zotter
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 10 hours ago

                Hmm close

              2. DAVESAVES
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 hours ago

                Looks good in my eyes

              3. Hint
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 9 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
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Pretty even probably

          4. _nod
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Salah probably, but Mane similar value.

        13. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          1. zotter
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            King

          2. DAVESAVES
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Kong

        14. Carlton P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 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
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Rashford - And it’s not close

            1. Marty McFly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              +1

          2. Marty McFly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Comfortably A

          3. zotter
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            D

          4. _nod
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

        15. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 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
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Team is totally fine. Definitely A

          2. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            It’s fine - i woukdnt wildcard

          3. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Thanks guys. Hold it is. Good luck!!

          4. Dreaming of glory
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

        16. zotter
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

          Start one this week out of

          A. C Wilson
          B. Dendoncker
          C. Zouma

          Thanks !

          1. DAVESAVES
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Wilson

          2. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Wilson

          3. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            A

        17. Fiddlesticks
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

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

          1. zotter
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Close. Probably prefer the former

          2. DAVESAVES
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            WB as in AWB then yes.

          3. Carlton P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Great moves

        18. columbus189
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 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
            1 month, 9 hours ago

            What makes you think Targett will start?

            1. columbus189
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 14 hours ago

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

        19. Robin Van Persie (C)
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 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
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            No way!

          2. Make America Greta Again
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Nein, just King to Pukki.

          3. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Just Auba -> Kane for free.

        20. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

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

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            I'm watching it, although it has just frozen

              1. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 hours ago

                Thanks, it came back alive after clicking link 🙂

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

        21. pelle9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

          Best option ?

          A) Mount

          B) McGinn

          Cheers.

          1. Hint
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 hours ago

            McGinn given the .5 saving

        22. Inazuma X1
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

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

          1. DAVESAVES
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Pukki