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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. Sacked in the Morning
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Have Pope, can't justify Fab over Ryan (apart from the double), can anyone convince me?

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      save your money

    2. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I prefer Ryan

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Fabulouski is a veteran. Fpl & Epl wise

      Have got both Hendo & Fab

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      West Ham will struggle against Liverpool and leicester. Ryan long term is much better pick.

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ryan best pick

    6. Sacked in the Morning
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Thanks all

    7. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      if you have a goalie than can coverhis bad fixture then yes, if not, no. Ryan

  2. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Play:
    A) Rico (WAT)
    B) Grealish (MCI)

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B. City aren’t great at the back. If Villa get at them Grealish could grab a goal.

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      im playing both, any other options

    3. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Rico is awful along with the wgole Bou team. Grealish imo

    4. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Grealish

  3. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Foster
    TAA Soy Lundy
    Salah (c) Mane (vc) KDB Maddi
    Vardy Ings DCL

    (Button Grealish Williams Kelly)
    0ITB 1 FT

    Thinking of saving. Spurs will get a hiding from Liverpool this week. All those big players were rested for Pool too in the FA Cup.

    However, is there anything pressing with my team? Bench order right? Cheers

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Thanks guys.

    2. Aubamazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Loool looks good agree with you on Liverpool, currently on Mane(c) over Salah what makes you favour Salah?

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Both recent stats and the eye test. He has been really unlucky in the last few. Could easily have had a hat trick against Sheff U. Just looks sharp.

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Aurier will play a part in this

  4. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Mahrez or Dilva? I feel like Dilva is more likely to play both games but mahrez is more explosive. Also mahrez has been playing more recently and when he wasn’t playing earlier it might have been because he was playing ucl

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Mahrez for me

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers! Do you think he’ll start next couple games or is it just because he is more explosive than Dilva and it isn’t worth trying to guess what pep will do

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I think more explosive but think high chance starts next 2 based on form

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Cheers!

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Kdb os enough imo

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Agreed. KDB is the only nailed
        On player imo

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    If you could have just one for the next 2 weeks

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

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A. B too much of a rotation risk.

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’d say b but you always have to be worried about if he’ll start

    3. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

  6. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    best Alli replacement?
    thinking Grealish. not keen on united

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Dilva/Mahrez

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Martial of Maddison?

    3. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Not the best week to bring in Grealish imo...

      Thought about Richarlison?

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Richarlison

  7. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Had a better look at it and this how it works out and now I think the chose is obvious.

    A) Mane and Jiminez
    B) KDB and Firmino

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Choice*

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Formino!? Time to go to sleep.

    3. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yeah it is obvious isn't it, but losing KDB 🙁

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Firmino is blank man. Assist the assister. Personally would go Mane Jimi.

  8. thegaffer82
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I think I’m all set for dropping Alli & Rash next week to bring in Salah (& DCL/Ings).

    But I’m really struggling to know what to do with my 2FT coming into this GW. I’m even considering burning it for the first time in almost a decade playing FPL.

    Do you think Alli > Rich is a worthwhile 1 week punt or shall I just burn the transfer?

    1. OBAMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      i dont fancy Alli vs Liverpool at all personally.

      I'm taking out Lucas

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      If nothings pressing then burn it.

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Alli to Mahrez if nothing else to do?

  9. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    anyone considering getting in WHU ahead of DGW?

    If so, who do we think best bet? I was thinking snodgrass could be a cheap differential

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Good shout.

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Avoid. Pool and Leicester. The 2 best defenses.

    3. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Need to downgrade Tammy next week so will be keeping a close eye on Haller tomorrow night

      1. OBAMA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        me and you both

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nope. They play 2 of the three top teams in the league. Enough said.

    5. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’m avoiding WHam completely

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      nah, Fab, but then hm, Anderson if you fancy a punt in 24 and they have Brighton in 25, so a two week punt perhaps? But for many, that slot is already vacated by very good options so not sure i would bother and while he can do some good, i doubt he will get more than 10 points.

  10. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    What do we think of Perez as a pick?

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nope

      1. OBAMA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        why?

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Only ever plays 60 mins. Had one big haul against saints; other two good weeks were when Vardy was injured.

          Barnes May even start ahead of him on Sat

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Not a bad shout.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Hot and cold, dont think I'd want him in my team week in week out! Having him in and shipping him out at the right time looks key... but impossible to do I reckon, avoid for me but a pity as he was so hyped up on here preseason!

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Like he was at Newcastle not consistent enough.

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      just wait some weeks and weather will be warmer and perez will shine as he always does in the spring time

  11. MikeLowrey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Struggling with what to do this week with 1FT (1.1 ITB) and Alli & Pukki the problems:

    Henderson
    TAA Digne Lundstram Soyuncu
    Salah KDB Alli Martial
    Vardy Maupay

    (Button Pukki* Dendoncker Kelly)

    A) Alli to Mahrez
    B) Alli to Maddo
    C) Alli to F.Anderson
    D) Pukki to Jimenez
    E) Pukki to DCL
    F) Alli & Pukki to Mane & Fimrino & Perez (-4)

    Leaning to A, B or E at the moment. Still unsure of which Pool triple up I want

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      What’s your plan to get a third Pool player for the Dgw? That may help you decide?

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Pukki plays United, not bench

  12. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    What to do?

    2 FTs, £0.1 ITB

    Gazzaniga
    Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
    Martial(VC) KDB Mane Mahrez
    Vardy(C) Rashford Abraham

    McGovern; Gomez Aurier Cantwell

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Id do something with Gaza and Aurier. Double spurs defence is not great.

      1. boroie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yeah they’ve been rubbish for weeks. Would rather keep Aurier than Gazz as Aurier still has attacking potential but I’m not convinced by any keeper at the moment, especially in the price range that I would be looking.

    2. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Mahrez & aurier -> Grealish & Sidibe

      1. gbpearce - AMERICAN DYCHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Lose Mahrez ... before Villa???? Noooooooo

        Aurier to Sidibe only and roll the other FT.

        1. gbpearce - AMERICAN DYCHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          argghh you're short 0.2

  13. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Captain choices this week that I am pondering - thoughts welcome!

    1) Vardy. The obvious one, playing SOU at home, lethal and on pens. Default choice but: a) Played 90mins wednesday eve and has a Sat 3pm game, b) SOU look better defensively and will want revenge after the 9-0, c) Ndidi out and Maddison doubtful

    2) Jimenez. Penalties and consistent scorer, playing an awful Newcastle side who have been hit by injuries. No mid-week game, so fresh for this weekend

    3) Martial. Playing an open and leaky Norwich side at home - the kind of open game style Man Unied thrive in. Played only a bit in mid-week, so should be ready and up for the game

    Not considering KdB and Mane this week but they could obviously smash it.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Going with the Strawberry Blonde Bombshell myself

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Let’s hope he doesn’t go too pink too soon

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          nothing wrong with a bit of pink, just means he's up for it

          1. Cahill
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Like a delicious rare steak

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Out of those three I would go jimmy.

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Why are you convincing me to go with Martial lol. I'd go Jimi or Tammy if I had either of them

    4. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Vardy capy, Jiminez vc
      Man U are very very bad

  14. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    How much would you pay for Piatek if he went to Spurs?

    1. marquinhos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      35 should seal although can go up to 45m

      1. davies
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        FPL terms

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      presume you're talking FPL, 8.0

      1. davies
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        You’d buy him for that?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          prob not but consider if he hit the ground running

  15. marquinhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Alli to Sarr on a FT?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      It’s a good differential.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Very tempted but playing Cantwell and maupay

  16. Pass it to Demba
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Good evening all.
    Pick 3 to start, sub 2

    A Pereira
    B Gomez
    C Sidibe
    D Kolasinac
    E Digne

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      ABC

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ace as easy as

      1. Pass it to Demba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers! Thoughts on Digne involvement and Gomez sub?

  17. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Get Ramsdale for Pope or wait a week and get Ryan?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Wait. Bournemouth are shocking.

  18. Firebreathinturtle
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Keep or sell Pope? Ryan, Foster or McCarthy (bank in 0.3)

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I have foster. For me all these keepers at those prices are a punt. The other would be Ryan.

      1. Firebreathinturtle
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thank you sir! All the best for this gw

  19. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Best Moura replacement? 7.6m in the bank + already have grealish

    1. Pass it to Demba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sarr

      1. OBAMA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        nice shout, any others come to mind?

        Sarr has looked pretty good from what i've seen

  20. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on Mane captain? Only me who owns in my ML atm. Too risky?

    1. Pass it to Demba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sidibe or digne? Own both but need to let one slip. Dignes got the set pieces only reason I'vd held on

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Sid

    2. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Strong mini league by the sounds of it... 😉

      1. Pass it to Demba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Oh ah. Lethal this year

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        They all have Salah instead :p

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No not at all. I’m the only one with Salah. I’m (c) Salah. I also have Mane as (vc).

      1. Pass it to Demba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Il get my coat

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          You want me to do the zipper up for you. 😉

          1. Pass it to Demba
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 15 days ago

            You best had I'm posting a question as a reply to your question then have the audacity to reply to another completely unrelated reply. Replyinhell

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      well he is the best cap choice so why do you ask?

      Aurier, that is the clue i give you

  21. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    #1 and 2 are meant to help fund Pool x3 (likely Robbo or VVD given funds) in dgw24. I'm at a bit of a loss otherwise, so open to suggestions. 2FT, 0.4itb

    1) Tammy, Aurier > Ings, 4.4
    2) Aurier > Jack Stephens & roll FT
    3) Alli, Aurier > Madds, Sidibe

    Ryan
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lunds
    Mane, KDB(v), Alli, Grealish
    Tammy, Jimenez, Vardy(c)
    (Button; Cantwell, Rico, Aurier)

    1. woodboy76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Why is everyone raving over Jack Stephens?

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Certainly not raving. But he has a 4.3 price tag. He plays and has some decent fixtures in a couple weeks. That's my reasoning.

        But mostly the 4.3.

  22. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    380K OR. Bit average if you were going through FFS all day?

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      105 TV. Anybody in the same boat?

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        With 380k OR and 105 TV? No.

      2. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Nope. I can't afford a boat - at best I'm on a flimsy raft with my 1 million OR and 102.8 TV 😀

        1. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Your team is good imo. Need pool mids imo

          1. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Either Salah or Mane will come in time for GW24. Right now I'm happy with Sterling and Villa next.

      3. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        314k 106.9 tv. Yep. But slowly rising. It will come good. Patience and planning is key at this time of the season.

        1. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Whats the optimum TV going into the DGW34/35 in your opinion?

          In addition, Captaincy picks always ruined my rank. 11/21 weeks my captain blanks. Thats poor tho?

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Captains killed me too. 8 out of first 11 blanks. Only 2 in the last 10 has helped me move up. For me anywhere between what I have now and 110 for maximum effect on WC and Free hit teams. Others will say it doesn't matter but for me the guys in my mini league always ask “how do you get that midfield
            Or strike force”? They never realise its because I can afford it. A bit like Simon says above, careful investment and selling at the right time is key. Losing 0.1 mil annoys me more than a bad game week.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Early days.

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        You had a good rank and 107 TV. Thats massive! Keep it up TM

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Plenty here have the rank covered. Plenty of blanks/doubles to gain lots.

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sounds fine.

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Captaincy choices ruined my rank. 11/21 my captain blanked.

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          11/21 here too, plenty with worse.

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Without looking, more than 11 here.

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1m here, you're flying Moose 😉

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Im sure you can climb the rank much easier than me. Keep it up mate!

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      280k here, no, difference is so small that it is mere chance and one or to decisive transfers or decisions tat went wrong/right that differs between 300k and 50k say. I´m thirty points behind 100k, that´s down to not having vc on KDB and owning Sterling and getting Lundstram from bench in that bizarro gw earlier this season.

  23. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Price Changes - 10th January 2020

    🔺  Rashford (9.2), Traoré (5.7)

    🔻  Alli (8.7), Lucas Moura (7.1), Pieters (4.3)

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Thanks Rainy.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Cheers Rainy!

    3. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Thanks!

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1-1 might hold Alli for Norwich out of spite, cheers Rainy 🙂

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        May follow suit. Eurgh... 😉

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          hopefully he picks up the Kane slack and smashes it in 23 and 24....wishful thinking!

    5. NotReadyForPrimeTime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Cheers, Rainy! Rarely is news this good for me!

    6. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Pope??????

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Tomorrow.

    7. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Cheers Rainy.

    8. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No 'Mark must own Pope' comments yet is disappointing lol or perhaps the DZ crowd is of better character 🙂

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Mark did Alli, Lucas to Rashford, Traore 16 mins ago!

    9. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      lots of chatter about removing rashford. is the rise coming from Kane owners?

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Cheers have not seen this feature

    10. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      2-0

    11. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1-0, last one before my FT resets. Now begins the torturous path to GW24

    12. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Oh my Rashford

  24. fgdu
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    realistically speaking, in how many of the next 5 games do you think Traore and Cantwell will return?

    1. OBAMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      2/5 max

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Playing both each week? 2 each at best.

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Both 2/5

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Solid 3. Confident on Cantwell this week and against Bourne

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Useless away normally.

  25. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    best Moura replacement? I already have Grealish

    1. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sarr possibly

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sarr has been looking good lately

    3. FP Elephant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Perhaps hold and see if he starts up front now that Kane’s out long term? I have Moura too and am thinking of giving him a few weeks. Are you definitely getting rid?

  26. Ohh1454
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on R.Pereria to Sidibe ?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I was also considering this earlier in the week but two things putting me off! 1. Pereira could smash it this GW 2. Holgate is so cheap could be a very handy way of saving additional funds.

  27. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Team looks in a bit of trouble going forward, should I WC?

    Ryan
    Dunk TAA Lundstram
    Martial Maddison Traore KDB
    Rashford Vardy Jiminez

    Button Grealish Aurier Kelly

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      It's fine

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      ...a bit similar to my situation and I'm strongly considering wildcarding next week and getting rid of double MUN attack and triple Wolves amongst others!

    3. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nahh. It can be sorted in 2 or 3 weeks imo

  28. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    So many good captain candidates... got it on Martial atm.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      there are but he's not one of them imo 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        we havent been nearly good enough this season against the so called lesser teams!

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Who you reckon is better? Vardy, Salah, KDB, Abraham?

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            much of a muchness between the first three, any of them could haul, do a lucky dip 🙂

  29. SomeoneKnows
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Which is a better team for GW23 onwards?

    A) Kelly, Alli, Rashford
    B) Kelly, Salah, DCL
    C) Robertson, Grealish, Rashford

    Guaita (4.0)
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram (Rico, XXX)
    Mane, KDB, XXX, Maddison (Cantwell)
    Vardy, XXX, Ings

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      C for long term imo

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B, but with someone nailed long-term in place of Kelly

    3. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B with Webster or Holgate

  30. Kane Toads
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Cresswell + Alli > Robbo + Moura for free? I have both Mane and TAA