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What Warren Buffett can teach us about Fantasy Premier League

In his latest Pro Pundits column, former Fantasy Premier League champion Simon March asks what FPL managers can learn from the ‘Oracle of Omaha’.


Warren Buffett is considered by many to be the world’s greatest living investor with a net worth of over $89.9bn. Unfortunately for Warren, he’s never played Fantasy Premier League and so he’s never really understood the true meaning of success nor has he experienced the thrill of winning tickets to two Premier League matches of his choice.

However, I do think there’s a lot that we Fantasy managers can learn from the ‘Oracle of Omaha’ and so this article will look at how elements of Buffett’s investment strategy may be applied to FPL.

Value Investing

Warren Buffett largely adopts a ‘value investing’ strategy which essentially means he aims to identify undervalued stock, according to certain criteria, invest in them and then wait for the market to correct itself, thus yielding a profit.

Because the mechanics of the FPL player price system reflect the stock market with investment in both types of asset increasing their price, an obvious application of a value investing strategy would be to identify and buy underpriced players and wait for other Fantasy managers to catch on and buy them too, thus raising their price and allowing you to profit through increased team value. 

For example, you could easily argue that the likes of Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), Sheffield United’s John Lundstram (£5.1m) and Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) were all underpriced at the beginning of the season and all for varying reasons. These include a return from a long injury for De Bruyne, a misallocated defender classification for Lundstram and the expectation that Abraham would be a supporting rather than starting striker. Their performances have attracted investment thus going some way to correcting their underpricing and, therefore, those managers that identified this investing opportunity early on would have yielded a substantial profit.

Of course, while a high team value can help, it is points that ultimately count in FPL and, while the two often follow each other, value investing of this type won’t necessarily win you your mini-leagues.

However, you can also look at value investing in relation to points by seeking contextual value opportunities. For example, Brighton’s Mathew Ryan (£4.8m), Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) and Everton’s Lucas Digne (£5.7m) are all probably priced correctly (some might even be overpriced) with respect to the overall season but you could also argue that they are all ‘underpriced’ within the context of their next five to six fixtures given that these are largely favourable for all three and include a Double Gameweek for Salah. 

Alternatively, two players may be accurately priced individually but offer a strong rotation, allowing them to be played only in favourable fixtures. Budget players with only good fixtures may offer comparable value to set-and-forget premium assets with more varied fixture difficulty.

There will be many other opportunities for contextual value and so, since much of FPL is about making the most of a finite budget, accurately timing and executing a value-led strategy of this type can create a big advantage.

Long-Term Investment

In some respects, the opposite of ‘value investing’ is ‘momentum investing’ which involves acquiring assets currently increasing in price in the hope that they will continue to grow in the (typically near) future. In FPL, ‘momentum’ would be the equivalent of a ‘bandwagon’; players who suddenly become popular and attract explosive levels of investment.

Buffett famously eschews momentum investing, preferring instead to carefully pick his stocks based on solid, fundamental business criteria and then hold them for as long as is profitable. He is quoted as saying: “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years.” This means that Buffett will miss out on the fast profits that come with certain investment bubbles but he will also not be left high and dry when they burst. Instead, Buffett’s success comes from achieving relatively modest but consistent returns, compounded over decades of investment.

Obviously, FPL and financial investments occur over very different timeframes and it’s probably not the best strategy to just stick with your Gameweek 1 team for the entire season (then again…) but, again, there are lessons to be learnt here.

Firstly, it is the importance of understanding and identifying what are the ‘fundamentals’ in good FPL players. As with investing, everyone will have their own interpretation of this but, for me, the fundamentals I look at include; how good a team the player plays in, the significance of their role in that team, how nailed on they are and whether or not they are on set pieces. I tend to add variables such as fixture difficulty and some statistical information on top of those, but these are the basics that I look at first. Current players who have, I think, extraordinarily strong fundamentals in this respect include De Bruyne, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and I always look for these types of players at the beginning of the season and when wildcarding.

As per Buffett, I also try and pick only players that I would be happy to have in my team for the whole season if I were to be hit by that proverbial bus. This isn’t, I stress, with any expectation that I will actually keep this player for the whole season, it just means that, if I have bigger fires to fight in my squad I will, at worst, be left holding on to a fundamentally sound player. I find this helps me avoid hits and, while it inevitably means that I miss out on some bandwagon points, I, like Buffett, get to miss out on the bandwagon busts as well.

Diversification

Diversification is a classic business school concept which suggests that investing in too few companies or industries is dangerous given the potential of a collapse or industry-wide downturn and, therefore, it is better to diversify investments and ‘spread the risk.’ This concept is applied all the time in FPL when we consider doubling or tripling up on players from a certain team.

Given the prevalence of this concept, it is maybe surprising therefore to hear that Buffett rejects it almost entirely stating that: “Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you’re doing.” In FPL, it must be said, diversification can also offer protection against rotation, fixture difficult and dips in team form, however, following Buffett in rejecting it may also have its own benefits.

For example, I don’t think it’s entirely a coincidence that I won FPL in a year where my real-world team won the Premier League as it meant that there was a selection of really strong FPL assets available in a squad that I, as a long-term fan, understood really well. While I didn’t have any inside information as such, I felt I knew the players, the manager, the system, which types of teams they tended to do well or struggle against and so on. I tripled-up on players from this team almost the entire season and it seemed to pay off.

These circumstances, of course, were pretty lucky for me and I’ve no doubt they helped me to make better FPL decisions that season. In fact, looking at some of the other former winners’ winning seasons, it seems that many of their real-world teams also performed well.

So perhaps it’s true that, if you know your chosen subject well enough, diversification for the sake of diversification is unnecessary, perhaps even detrimental. It’s undoubtedly easier to know your stuff if you’re focusing on fewer clubs and, if you are a particular aficionado of a team or several teams, you might gain more of an advantage from concentrating your efforts and player selection on what you know best than you would from ‘spreading the risk’ across lots of sides.  

Summary

In summary, I believe that value-investing, a long-term mindset and focus rather than diversification, all principles that have helped Warren Buffett becomes the fourth-richest man in the world, may all also have benefits if applied to FPL.

Considering this, it’s a shame that Buffett has never tried his hand at FPL preferring, apparently, to play the card game bridge which, I understand he’s also pretty good at. Then again, since I think he’d be pretty good at FPL too, maybe Bridge’s gain isn’t entirely our loss…


Simon March is a member of our Pro Pundits initiative, a team of Fantasy managers here to bring you regular advice and updates on their teams. Simon won the FPL title in 2014/15 and has become a fixture on the punditry circuit ever since.

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1,817 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mlm
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Gazzaniga (Button)
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram (Aurier Kelly)
    Salah KDB Martial Maddison (Traore)
    Vardy Rashford Abraham(c)

    0.7TB, 1FT

    GTG? Save the FT?

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Vardy (c)?

      1. mlm
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Abraham is rested, wanna to have a differential

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Rashford(c)

    3. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Salah (c)

  2. liiusions
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Best 4.0 defender?.

    1. SH
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Hanley?

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Williams if Ole decides to give him a run, otherwise the only playing one is Hanley.

  3. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Any ideas lads? Good to go?

    Ryan (Button)

    TAA Soyuncu Lundy (Rico) (Simpson)

    Mane KdB Alli Grealish (Cantwell)

    Vardy(c) Rashy (vc) Tammy

    1FT & 0 ITB

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Alli to Richarlison

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I can do Rico Alli Tammy > Robbo Richarlison DCL

        -8

        Do it? Jusy have enough ITB.

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          -8 to remove Alli and Tammy doesn't sound right.

          1. Moose™
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Yeahh. Might as well wait next week and reassess with 2 FT?

    2. SH
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I would transfer Alli

  4. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Alright chaps got two wildcard drafts. Set on this one however unless Pep says something regarding Aguero not playing. Thoughts?

    Fabianski
    TAA Lundstram Holgate
    Salah Mane Richarlison Neto
    Aguero(C) Vardy DCL

    McCarthy Cantwell Webster Hanley

    1. HD7
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Interesting and bold choice!

    2. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I like it except for Neto

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Neto > Snodgrass GW 24

      2. SH
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        This

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Above

  5. HD7
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Hi Managers!

    Captain?
    Right order of starters and bench?

    Kasper
    Rico Lundstram TAA
    Salah Mane KDB Maddy
    Vardy DCL Ings

    Subs: Button, Dunk, Kelly, Hayden

  6. Manani
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    save FT?

    Ryan McGov
    TAA Lund Rico Kelly Soyu
    Madison Alli KDB Salah Mane
    Tammy Ings Greenwood

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Alli out

      1. SH
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        This. To Martial/Richa/Dilva

    2. Sacked in the Morning
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I've done Alli to Martial tonight

      1. SH
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Same. Now thinking of captaining him

  7. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Play Rico or Soya . Playing Ings against Leicester if that matters.

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Soy

    2. SH
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Soy. Although I am playing Holgate ahead of Soy

  8. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Maddison to Salah for free or just hold?

    Henderson
    TAA - Soyuncu - Lundstram
    Mane - KDB - Maddison - Grealish
    Vardy - Jimenez - DCL

    McGovern - Cantwell - Rico - Kelly

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Hold

    2. SH
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I would do it, Maddison might be injured

  9. SH
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Got Martial for Alli. Thinking of giving him the armband now. How does it look?

    Pope
    TAA Lund Holgate
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Martial(c)
    Vardy Ings

    Button Soy Rico Greenwood

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Love the team; not confident in captain

      1. SH
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Me neither! Just feeling punty lol

  10. Cahill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Hoping David Moyes signs Tim Cahill in time for DGW 24 ❤️

    Ironic that his initials are the same as Triple Captain? I think not

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      isn't he 45 years old!

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        What age is god?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          45?

          1. Cahill
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Now you’re coming round

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              🙂

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I love this place at times Hahaha, well played

  11. FPLGeezer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Done to death I'm sure but Pope to?

    A) Fab
    B) Ryan
    C) Foster

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Saving private Ryan

    2. SH
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      B

    3. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Ryann

  12. Better Call Raul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Hmm Martial, Mahrez or Richarlison

    Double Everton seems a bit much with DCL so leaning away from Rich

    Think I'll risk Pep roulette and go for Mahrez

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Roulette hurts

    2. SH
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Martial if you don't have Rashford.

  13. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Locked & Loaded, benching Alli, GTG DZ?

    Henderson
    Trent Pereira Doherty Lundstram
    KDB(C) Martial Richarlison
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez
    (Button, Alli, Rico, Dendoncker)
    0.9

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      captain was picked at random by the missus 🙂

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Ask her to pick mine please

        Rash
        KDB
        Salah
        Vardy
        Martial

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Stick with KDB so as she picked Richarlison (my highest scoring asset funnily enough) last GW so I decided to let her pick it again 🙂

    2. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Strong

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        being thinking that for months now haha, but team usually fails, a huge climb on my hands from the 1m OR mark... having a shocker of a season!
        Who's your cappo this week?

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          My team looks strong too but it’s a weird season! Was 2k a number of weeks ago; 122k now

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            ouch

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      You sexy boi.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        you know it lol

    4. SH
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Nice defense!

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        really hoping for a bit of luck and my defense to smash it and be a big differential

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Could easily get 2/3 goals out of them

    5. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Nice team, but if you are benching a 9 mill player, why keep him?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        what a bit of time to think as that NOR game is coming up! Liverpool is the only fixture that I'd consider benching him the plus Lundstram looks good to start this GW don't you think?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          *want (damn phone)

        2. tomasjj
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          I would deffo start Lunds yes. It was more a general comment with such an amount on the bench.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            just a one off though and might not be worth the punt on somebody like Maddison when it means I'll bench Lundstram. Plus probably gonna wildcard next week getting rid of double MUN and reshaping my team

            1. tomasjj
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Fair enough. Might want to hold that WC though and rather be patient and move things along gradually. The WC will be needed later on.

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                Shocker of a season at 1m OR so playing the patient game and holding the WC looks a marginal call at best imo. Would rather pull the trigger soon and hope for some luck before the doubles come around. I have double MUN and triple Wolves that I will want rid of soon. Also Pereira needs to go so that's six at least!

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  might hold off yet though, will reassess after the GW... Cheers

  14. KDB4PREZ
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Anyone like the Pepe punt for 2 weeks and beyond it if performs?

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        An expensive punt but easy switch to Son...go for it! GL

    • Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Hahaha so I'm benching Alli to play Maupay and Cantwell. Probs why I'm finding it hard to get consistent green arrows. Anyone doing something similar?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I'm benching him for Lundstram but would play Alli ahead of those two I think mate

      2. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Start alli & Maupay

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Something in my gut says Cantwell. Man u looked awful at the back against Man City and pool are so solid. Reckon Alli will do Jack tbh, if it costs me 8 points or so then so be it :). Be more annoyed if Cantwell hauled when Ive got that feeling

      3. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I'd play Alli over Cantwell personally

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Everton away is not the best fixture, but i prob do the same. Alli is a 2 pointer at best, and most likely 1 pointer as he will get a yellow.

    • Scout15
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Should I consider Henderson->Fabianski or is that waste of a transfer?

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Waste

      2. SH
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I would save FT.

      3. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Henderson a better option over the longer term imo

      4. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Rather have both

    • yakirh
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Is Maddison fit?

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        We know 2moro. Suspect fine judging by the incident & social media activity

    • Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      With Man U's injuries could Brandon Williams play for next few?

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Will share game time with the pork chop

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers.

    • Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Still no closer to finalising my move this week (2FT 0.1itb):

      A) Kelly to Holgate
      B) Maupay to DCL
      C) Ramsdale to 4.0 fodder or McCarthy

      Henderson
      TAA Lundstram Soyuncu
      Mane Salah KDB Grealish
      Vardy Rashford Maupay

      Ramsdale Rico Kelly Elneny

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Would love this problem!

        I’d go A

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Got to be B, he doesn't need a defender this time

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            That's an option but would probably mean I have to play double Bournemouth def next week (Rico and Ramsdale) as the other defenders (apart from Soyuncu) have really tough fixtures.

        2. Jeanz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers I'm thinking this move will work best as I'd bench Henderson and Lundstram in GW23 and 24 and call on Ramsdale and Holgate who have better fixtures.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            So just get Holgate in 23

            1. Jeanz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              You think DCL is much more of an improvement over Maupay? I'm a little concerned about DCL's stats - lots of shots but they are of low quality.

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                I really do and tap into those fixtures now , I'm gutted I'm waiting a week for Richarlison

                1. Jeanz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Yeah the extra dark blue fixture is tempting. I may do it.

                2. Cahill
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Suspect Carlo will sign his preferred striker in Jan and Brighton’s fixtures are very good. No way Carlo is going the rest of the season with DCL leading the line imo

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    Maybe but Jan is a tough window

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        a, Ward will be back and Holgate covers Lunds more difficult fixtures.

        1. Mc3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          When Ward back do we know?

          1. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            according to FPL site he is expected back 18 january, so that means only one game or two for kelly, most likely. BUt cb are constantly injured so you never know

            1. Mc3
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              True. I need to downgrade either Kelly or Kiko to a 3.9 next week to get triple pool. I guess I'll see how ward and Kiko are doing injury wise and make the call then.

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I'm starting to consider Firmino for gwk24 onwards as my 3rd Liverpool, anyone else getting him, could be a big differential.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        he's too expensive and a waste of a LIV spot imo

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          as much as I'd love to convince myself otherwise

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          It's just it cost 0.3m to get him where as any other is 2m+ and really breaks team structure

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            if it really suits your set up you could risk him for the double but problem having him is he's tieing up so much funds in your attack... he often blanks and if you're unlucky and get nothing out of him you're losing out big time I feel.

      2. Almathkourq8
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Not really.. TAA and Robt

        • Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Know where you’re coming from but look at his history. Salah and Mane are the boss men

        • tomasjj
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          I am considering this, as getting another player from them is a mess in logistics.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Exactly

        • Jeanz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Not my cup of tea. He is too inconsistent. Mane and Salah are the focus of the attack and most of the assists are coming from the wing backs.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            But like I say , team structure breaks, it cost 2m+ to upgrade, Firmino is 0.3m to upgrade, I was getting Robbo, but 433 would then be my formation, I like playing 343

        • bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          i went both mids but it was the way my team structured at the time i was deciding it which is important factor in this, i would say if you have a easy way to get to Firmino, and you must be taking a hit or two to get to the mids, you have to count that in, and Firmino plus say 4 or 8 points, i would probably go down that route instead.

      3. Almathkourq8
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Can’t decide who to play in GW22

          A) Fabianski or Ryan
          B) Grealish or Cantwell or Ingsy

          Thanks

          1. Cahill
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Fab
            Grealish

            1. Almathkourq8
                4 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks

            2. Belli2007
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Fab and Grealish

              1. Almathkourq8
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Thank you ..

              2. Indio
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                Not sure on the GKs, but don't bench Grealish.

                1. Almathkourq8
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    I wont bench him
                    Thaanks

              3. Belli2007
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                Shipping Pope tonight.....

                Fabianski, Ryan or Schmeichel (have Soy)?

                1. Cahill
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Ryan

                  1. UpAndAway
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    x2.

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Don't like Foster?

                  1. Belli2007
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    Hadn't really thought of Foster, he is also worth consideration

                3. Indio
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Prefer Ryan like for like, though obvs Flappy has DGW appeal. Good luck.

                  1. Belli2007
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    Thanks, DGW is the appeal (clearly save points only as can't see cs against Leicester and Liverpool)....thinking Ryan though

                4. tucaoneo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  I got Ryan.

                5. waldo666
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Ryan

                6. Shark Team
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Fabianski

              4. Indio
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                Hi all, would you go plan A or B with team below please? (2 FTs)

                A: Pope > Ryan this week; then Alli and Rash > Mane and DCL after deadline
                B: Alli and Tammy > Sarr and Ings; then get in Flappy and Robbo by GW24?

                Current draft:
                Pope, Button
                TAA, Sidibe, Lunds, Kelly, Rico
                Salah, Alli, Grealish, KDB, Cantwell,
                Tammy, Vardy, Rash

                Thanks!

                1. Cahill
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  A

                  1. Indio
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    Thanks, leaning that way (exact coin too, so need Mane not to rise tonight!)

                    1. Cahill
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      Ooh, wouldn’t bank on that

                      1. Indio
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 26 days ago

                        Yeah it's looking tight - he's at 97.3 now. I can always downgrade Cantwell for fodder to enable the same moves, but then it won't be free! (And Pope likely falling so I can't sit on it, classic FPL conundrum).

                        1. Sacked in the Morning
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          4 months, 26 days ago

                          When did you get Pope in? I am managing to sit on it as although he goes down tonight I wont lose anything.

                          1. Indio
                            • 8 Years
                            4 months, 26 days ago

                            Hmm, good point - a long while back, currently selling at £4.6M, so looks like I'm in same boat?

                            1. TorresMagic™
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 10 Years
                              4 months, 26 days ago

                              Did you buy at 4.6?

                              1. Indio
                                • 8 Years
                                4 months, 26 days ago

                                Thanks for helping. Just checked in list view (hadn't thought about that - doh!) Got him at £4.5M.

                                1. Indio
                                  • 8 Years
                                  4 months, 26 days ago

                                  Which means I'm *not* insulated from drop, right? (Ashamed not to know this).

                    2. Almathkourq8
                        4 months, 26 days ago

                        A
                        Im doing Richarlison & Rashford to Salah &DCL on DGW ..

                        1. Indio
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 26 days ago

                          Thanks for feedback. Do you have Mane already?

                        2. Almathkourq8
                            4 months, 26 days ago

                            Yes I have Mane

                    3. fcsaltyballs
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      A

                      1. Indio
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 26 days ago

                        Thanks.

                  2. Moose™
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    If you are leading 100+ points in ML and chasing Top 10K at the same time, would you go for differential cantain pick?

                    Yay or Nay?

                    1. Cahill
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      Big cushion

                      Differential

                    2. Tsparkes10
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      Who you thinking

                      1. Cahill
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 26 days ago

                        Get those salty balls out pal

                        1. Cahill
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          4 months, 26 days ago

                          Reply fail to salty balls oops

                    3. fcsaltyballs
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      id generally play safe... but you might be more ballsy than me

                  3. waldo666
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    Pretty keen to save my 1 FT this week, anything glaring?

                    Ryan
                    TAA Lundstram Soy
                    Salah KDB Martial Maddison Grealish
                    Vardy Jimenez

                    (Button Rico Greenwood Kelly)

                    1. Cahill
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      Save

                      1. waldo666
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 26 days ago

                        Cheers Timmy.

                    2. fcsaltyballs
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      save, solid team

                      1. waldo666
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 26 days ago

                        Cheers Salty.

                  4. Shark Team
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    Captain Jimenez or go safe for Vardy?

                    1. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      If chasing Jimmi. If playing safe Vardy.

                    2. Royal5
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      Southampton have tightened up. Is Vardy "safe"?

                    3. fcsaltyballs
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      do you have KDB?

                  5. Forever In Our Shadow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    Great article. Thanks Simon.

                  6. Soto Ayam
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      If you had to choose one, who would you captain away to spurs:

                      A) Mane or
                      B) Salah

                      ?

                      Thanks

                      1. Royal5
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 26 days ago

                        Salad probably

                      2. fcsaltyballs
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 26 days ago

                        Mo, he is on pens

                      3. Soto Ayam
                          4 months, 26 days ago

                          Cheers...sals more in form also, ya?

                      4. fcsaltyballs
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 26 days ago

                        Final dilemma of the gameweek, barring any surprises, is who to captain.

                        I have Mane and Salah, so I'm happy with LIV coverage... I think they will win well but doubling up means it would be more risky putting my eggs all in one basket by (C) one of them.

                        So that leaves KDB and Vardy...

                        1. KDB (avl) [there is a danger of rest, also he could be in a deep role, but they are playing Villa and could rip them apart with him at the centre of it all and has 2 days extra rest than the below]

                        2. Vardy (SOU) [his opposition have improved massively in form, and may want some response to the 0-9, Vardy looked ok midweek, and Ndidi could be a huge loss, but its Vardy and he good PARTY, hes well rested from xmas, his EO will be highest so safe option too]

                        Thoughts and comments welcome!

                        1. Almathkourq8
                            4 months, 26 days ago

                            still could not decide between Rashford or Vardy but im leaning more to Vardy

                        2. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 26 days ago

                          If you could have just one for 2 weeks

                          A Rashford (NOR liv)
                          B Aguero (avl CRY) but -4

                          1. Cahill
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 26 days ago

                            Marcus

                          2. bench boost for every gamew…
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 26 days ago

                            play rashford this week, sell for literally anyone after that, Maupay, DCL, Jimenez, etc