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Pro Pundit Teams

Introducing the FFScout Pro Pundits initiative

The Fantasy Football community has never been bigger, with over seven million managers picking a team each week. Of course, this also means its never been more competitive and harder to maintain a top rank.

Over the last eight years, Fantasy Football Scout has established itself as the leading resource in this space by serving the entire community with tools and tips to help you stay ahead of the game.

This week we’re delighted to announce a brand new initiative to provide even more advice for every aspiring manager and consolidate our position within the industry.

Our Pro Pundits squad collects together some of the leading voices and rising stars from across the Fantasy world to share their insights. Every week these Fantasy philosophers will publish updates on their own teams in the form of articles and Hot Topics on site outlining their tactics and the thought processes behind their selections.

Our Members will also benefit from their full unedited insight and some enhanced elements and, as part of our ongoing commitment to support the community as a whole, we will be sharing a fair amount with all FFS visitors.

We will also be opening up a chance to engage with the Pro Pundits via regular Hot Topics and comments on the site plus appearances on popular videos such as the Scoutcast and Breakfast Club.

You can expect to hear a lot more information about recruits to the Pro Pundits in the coming weeks, but for now, we’d like to introduce you to a first names we have signed up.

Our Pro Pundit Signings

  • Simon March
  • Ash from FPL Hints
  • Az Phillips
  • Utkarsh Dalmia (FFS user zØphar)
  • lateriser12 (FFS user)

Simon March – Former champion

Simon March is a former Fantasy Premier League world champion, who claimed the title in the 2014/15 season and has been a regular on the FPL punditry circuit ever since.

He has made regular appearances on our videos and in the columns of the Question Time article – so we are looking forward to hearing more of his insight.

FPL Hints

Chief or FPL Hints, is a huge Fantasy community influencer. With over 75,000 followers on Twitter, he has been producing content on our favourite Fantasy game for years.

He has also been a valuable member of our Question Time panel over the last 12 months and has this season taken on the responsibility of selecting the best differentials each Gameweek. He will continue to publish this article for the duration of 2019/20 as well as providing us with updates on his own squad.

Az Phillips

Az has been a contributor to the site and Scoutcast guest for many years and we are excited to finally be able to promote him to the Pro Pundits scheme. The Brighton supporter has three top 10k finishes in his long Fantasy career, the best of which was a rank of 817 in the 2017/18 season.

Lateriser12

FFScout user Lateriser12 has a very impressive Fantasy CV. He has registered two finishes in the top 200 (one of them equating to number one in India) and four in the top 10,000 in the last 6 seasons. The secret to his success has been playing non-conventionally and fearlessly, swearing by ‘upside chasing’ and not giving ownership much of a look.

Utkarsh Dalmia (ZØphar)

An FPL veteran of 10 seasons, Utkarsh Dalmia has been a member of the site right since 2009 and has finished in the top 5k in six of those campaigns, with a best finish of 17th in 2010. A Chelsea fan based in India, he relies heavily on statistics for his FPL decision-making process. 

Keep an eye out for Pro Pundits articles and Hot Topics from now on, the first ones should be arriving later today.

We have also added a section on the top menu bar of the website, between our ‘Gameweek Guides’ and ‘Articles’ tabs for you to have easy access to the latest Pro Pundits content.

Furthermore, we will be unveiling further new signings to the squad next week.

Thank you once again to you our readers for the support you have given us over a period of transition in recent years.

It is through your contributions and input that we are able to continue growing the site and maintaining its position at the top of the Fantasy field.

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636 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dshv
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Aubameyang is good pick for those fixtures??

    1. Tom the Dud
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes, he is.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      yes - but Laca back soon may push him wide (though this doesn't necessarily negatively impact on his returns)

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      if you want an 11m striker who will be playing on the wing sure

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        So i have to choose KDB and 4.5 mil striker?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          up to you

          1. dshv
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            which move is more smarter for long term ??

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              kdb

  2. MESSINHO
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Hi all. Which side on a WC?

    A) Mane + Tomori/max 4.8 def + Connolly
    B) Auba + Boly/max 5.5 def + Dendo

    1. Tom the Dud
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      A

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      A

  3. Tom the Dud
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Got 2FT and 2.7 itb

    Considering burning the FT. Sacrilege? What would you do?'

    Pope
    TAA Ota Caglar
    Mount Mane KDB Cantwell
    Tammy Haller Aguero

    Stekelenburg Lundstram Lowton Guendouzi

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      upgrade cantwell

      1. Tom the Dud
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        When he is playing BOU this week? To whom?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          maddison, cho

          1. Tom the Dud
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Maddison too expensive for his attacking returns, and CHO is rotation risk. Cantwell is nailed, and might get the same attacking returns as Maddison

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              cantwell is garbage

      2. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        This, Cant or Doozi to Maddo

        1. Tom the Dud
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Maddison overrated on actual FPL output. Doubt he will get more than 2 attacking returns in next five. How do we know Cantwell wont get the same?

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            We don’t know, that’s the name of the game. Im worried about Norwich in generally but he gets around 1 big chance a game so he’s a good pick. I just prefer Maddo

    2. TOKAMAK
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      our teams are eerily similar;

      Pope
      TAA Ota Caglar Digne
      Mount Salah KDB
      Tammy Pukki Aguero

      Stekelenburg Cantwell Lundstram Saka

      2 ft 1.1 itb

      my obvious move options are similar to yours except you have more itb and no Digne problem. Cantwell for me represents a norwich double up so the move out is more pressing but i'd say for you cantwell + haller -> Vardy + Yarmolenko

  4. goforgoal
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    a) aub kdb lowton
    b) jim sterling alonso

    please help!

    1. Tom the Dud
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      a

  5. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Best I can do with an mediocre TV, WC set:

    Pope
    Tomori TAA Soyuncu
    Mane KDB Maddo CHO
    Kane Wilson Tammy

    McGovern Cantwell Rico Lundstram

    1.2itb for Kane to Aguero next week 😉

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I'd probably have Laca instead of Kane

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      1.2 isn't enough to get Kun from Kane

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        *1.3itb imagine if I was that confident Kun would drop .1

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Just checking for you. What are your plans with Cantwell, rotating him in for a few games or just want a stronger 8th attacker?

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            I got Todd at 4.5 so happy for him to rot really as can’t see how he will get in the team. I support cover for any short term injuries

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              *suppose

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                ok - selling value only 4.7 but there may come a time where you need that 0.3 that a 4.4 would give you.

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Like tomori to Boly

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    Yeah - thats a great upgrade.

  6. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Wilson worth the money over King?

    1. Tom the Dud
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Deffo. King overrated in FPL returns.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      kings had 8 shots

  7. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Bottomed. Who will score more this GW?

    A) Pukki + Vardy + 4 points
    B) Maddison + Abraham

    Callum Wilson (c), if it matters

    Transfers depend on this decision.

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Anyone?

    2. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      A

  8. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Folks, Would you start Rico or Digne ?

    1. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Digne if your watching Everton v West Ham
      Rico if your not

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Digne

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      digne

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Digne. He's not in your team for CS's (albeit that helps) he's there for his attacking potential.

  9. goforgoal
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    play son or KDB this gw???

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Surely both

    2. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Play both (is this a trick question?)

      1. goforgoal
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        got a FT to bring KDB in for son. use?

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Not this week

          1. Nigel Knows
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            This

  10. MASTER ROSHI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Not sure whether to WC now or maybe make one or two switches, zinchenko and aurier both at risk of not starting

    Pope (Button)
    Aurier* Digne* Zinchenko* (Robbo Lund)
    Salah KDB Mcginn* Mount (Dendo)
    Auba Tammy Pukki*

    A) Hit WC immediately (get Tomori, Soyuncu, Dunk, Maddison, CWilson in for * players)
    B) Use 2FTs to sort out defence, maybe Boly/Soyuncu/Tomori in for Digne/Aurier/Zinch for -4

    1. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Definitely wouldn't wildcard. I'd play Robbo over all 3 defenders you currently have. Two transfers will sort minor problems.

      1. MASTER ROSHI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks, I think I'll get rid of zinchenko and digne then!

  11. Bumbaclot
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Aubs and mcginn

    Or

    Pukki and son

    Thanks

    1. Fozzyb34r
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      A&M easily

    2. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      A and M

  12. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Why is there a post with comments disabled on the front page?

    1. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      It’s just you blocked 😛 (joking)

  13. Bumbaclot
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    A. Aubs pukki mount

    Or

    B. Aubs firmino mcgin

    Thanks guys really struggling with this one

  14. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    I own & shall keep Sergio Agüero but don’t hold high hopes of returns @Palace...

    City have played 7 competitive away games this season:
    Jesus started 5 (5 wins)
    Aguero started 2 (1 win / 1 loss)

    Jesus missed Bournemouth trip due to injury & benched @ Norwich, having just returned from injury.

    Aguero starts everything at home in CL and PL dating back to January 2019 (missing only Cardiff in April due to injury)

    Jesus gets Domestic cup at home only.

    With Villa and Southampton coming to Etihad in PL, be patient with Aguero: the points are coming, if not this weekend.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      There is not knowing which starting eleven Pep goes with after the Wolves loss.

      1. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        There is. See above 🙂

  15. HeinrichWalker
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Starting with Rico or Cantwell?

    Pope
    Soyuncu, Tomori, Guilbert (Lundstram, Rico)
    KDB, Mane, Sterling, Mount, Cantwell
    Aubameyang, Abraham (Greenwood)

    thanks

  16. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Different game entirely but who scores more points between GW 9 and 15?

    A) Hudson Odoi
    B) Maupay

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      not sure but considering boly/maupay rotation instead of vvd

    2. Reacher
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Tough one but ill go Maupay down to more mins

  17. Reacher
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Son

    A, Rested (get 30mins max)

    or

    B, Starts

    1. Bumbaclot
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      B

    2. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      A

  18. Ode
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Is it too risky to go without Sterling or Agüero with those fixtures?

    On a wildcard and I don’t really know how to fit one of them in.

  19. Malkmus
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Why all the CHO love? Is he nailed?

  20. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    A. Auba + Madison
    B. Vardy + Mcggin/yarmolenko

    1. Tierney Henry
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      A easiily for me

  21. CaptainBeefheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Who do I play out of these four. The other three will be on the bench.

    Mahrez
    Zinchenko
    Lundstram
    Cantwell

    Thanks