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The best budget forwards for the FPL restart

Our position-by-position analysis of Fantasy Premier League assets continues with a look at budget forwards.

With FPL managers granted the option of making unlimited transfers or deploying their Free Hit chip ahead of Double Gameweek 30+, many of us will be going big on the likes of Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.8m).

To afford these heavy hitters, we’ll need a cut-price asset or two to plug the gaps.

In truth, there isn’t an abundance of budget FPL forwards who are anything more than bench fodder – hence why we’re covering strikers all the way up to £5.8m in this piece and slightly eating into ‘mid-price’ territory.

A total of 57 players fall into this category, with the stand-out names discussed below.

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Mbwana Samatta

  • Price: £5.8m
  • Ownership: 0.4%
  • Next four Gameweeks: SHU + CHE | new | WOL | liv

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) is perhaps the only Aston Villa asset that many of us will agree on for Double Gameweek 30+.

The merits of the Villans’ defence, John McGinn (£5.4m) and Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) will be widely discussed ahead of Wednesday’s deadline and we can now add January capture Mbwana Samatta (£5.8m) into the mix.

With Wesley (£5.4m) injured, Samatta was thrown straight into the starting XI in Gameweek 25 and has played all three games since.

Scoring on his debut against Bournemouth, the Tanzanian striker looked fairly decent up top despite Villa slipping to four defeats in the games he featured in.

His aerial ability particularly caught the eye, with half of his efforts in a Villa shirt and his debut league goal coming from his head (he also nodded in his side’s solitary strike in the League Cup final).

Arguably the main concern would be the players behind him: Grealish aside, do Villa possess anyone who can supply Samatta with good enough service? The new signing has averaged only two shots per match in his four appearances so far, which is on the meagre side.

Had Villa not had a Double Gameweek 30+, many of us probably wouldn’t have looked at him – but then, that is likely true for a number of assets who will end up in our overhauled squads.

Samatta does at least have the advantage of facing Newcastle United in Gameweek 31+, which could be a decent match-up given how susceptible the Magpies have been to crosses in open play and at dead-ball situations.

Oliver McBurnie

  • Price: £5.7m
  • Ownership: 0.3%
  • Next four Gameweeks: avl + new | mun | TOT | bur

Sheffield United have been one of the most settled sides this season, at least in defence and midfield.

Rotation has been more commonplace up top, however, with Chris Wilder opting to frequently shake up his two-man frontline.

Changes were particularly rife when Sheffield United last encountered a period of serious fixture congestion in December.

Not one of the Bladesmen’s strikers has more than 16 starts to their name this season, although Oli McBurnie (£5.7m) and Billy Sharp (£5.6m) had been the preferred pairing before the suspension of play, having racked up seven and five consecutive starts respectively.

McBurnie had encouragingly accumulated a lot of pitch-time shortly before football ground to a halt, lasting 90 minutes in each match from Gameweeks 23-27 and then being substituted in the 89th minute of the Gameweek 29 win over Norwich City.

It’ll be a surprise to see any Sheffield United forward lasting the full duration in the first two fixtures back but, given that those matches make up a Double Gameweek for the Blades, McBurnie should still hit triple figures for minutes on Wednesday and Sunday combined.

Goals won’t come at a furious pace but then this is a sub-£6.0m forward we’re talking about and there is a reason that these assets don’t cost as much.

Only four FPL forwards, all of them way pricier, registered more shots in the box than McBurnie in Gameweeks 22-29.

Like Samatta, McBurnie is a perhaps a punt purely for the early Double Gameweek as the fixtures stiffen thereafter.

Eddie Nketiah

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  • Price: £4.4m
  • Ownership: 1.4%
  • Next four Gameweeks: mci + bha | sou | NOR | wol

The search for a dependable £4.5m-or-under FPL forward has been a largely fruitness one this season, with Mason Greenwood (£4.3m) and Aaron Connolly (£4.3m) only briefly threatening to establish themselves as the go-to bargain-bin options.

The return to fitness of Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) looks to be a blow to Greenwood’s chances of starting more regularly in the run-in, although the increase in permitted substitutes from three to five will likely see the teenage Manchester United striker continue to make cameos off the bench.

Could Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) be the snip we’ve all been waiting for, then, particuarly with Arsenal enjoying two fixtures in Double Gameweek 30+?

It’s too early to tell for certain and, so long as Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) remains fit and available, there will be plenty of jostling for the central striker’s role in Mikel Arteta’s new-look Arsenal side.

Nketiah had been given the nod ahead of the more experienced Frenchman in Gameweeks 26-29, scoring once against Everton, although was hauled off before the hour-mark in the narrow win over West Ham, with substitute Lacazette bagging the winner.

There have been some positive omens in the friendlies Arsenal have contested ahead of the restart, with Nketiah hitting a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Charlton Athletic and then leading the line for the first half of the Gunners’ 3-2 defeat to Brentford.

We don’t anticipate that he will start every match (maybe not even the bulk of them) but then we can’t really expect too much anyway given the dirt-cheap price tag.

With Arsenal’s two Gameweek 30+ fixtures separated by less than 72 hours, he will surely get a decent number of minutes to begin the season with – and that might be enough for those of us who are only relying on him for this opening Double Gameweek.

Jordan Ayew

  • Price: £5.2m
  • Ownership: 8.8%
  • Next four matches: bou | liv | BUR | lei

While the likes of McBurnie and Nketiah are rotation risks, Jordan Ayew (£5.2m) has been an altogether more secure starter this season.

The Ghana international has made Roy Hodgson’s line-up in each of the last 27 league games and has scored more FPL points (108) than anyone featured in this article.

The loan capture of Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) and the return to fitness of Christian Benteke (£5.7m) has seen Ayew move to a wider position in Palace’s attacking trident but, as we discussed in our Crystal Palace team recap, the Belgian’s presence could be more of a help than a hindrance.

Ayew scored in back-to-back games shortly before the lull in proceedings, taking his total to eight for the season – again, a tally that can’t be beaten by any other striker in this piece.

The biggest downside to Ayew at present is perhaps the Eagles’ fixtures, with seven of their remaining nine games against teams in the top half.

One of their only favourable match-ups, against Bournemouth, comes in Double Gameweek 30+, when many FPL managers will have their eyes on assets with two fixtures.

With Palace heading for safety and mid-table obscurity, the question would also have to be raised over what Roy Hodgson has in mind for his peripheral squad players, minutes-wise, in the closing quarter of the campaign.

Still, with his versatility and work rate being huge ticks against his name in Hodgson’s eyes, Ayew remains one of the more trustworthy forwards in this price bracket, ready to be deployed as an emergency FPL substitute if needs be and perhaps even handed a start when the odd good fixture does pop up (Aston Villa in Gameweek 35+, for example).

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No, we’re not advocating a move for Joelinton (£5.5m) just yet, but it’ll be interesting to see if playing behind closed doors has a galvanising effect on the Brazilian, given that he won’t have the weight of 50,000 Geordies’ expectations on his shoulders.

He had quietly impressed in pre-season and has scored twice in unofficial kickabouts this week, so maybe the much-maligned striker can be liberated without the bellows and groans that plague his appearances on Tyneside – or maybe not.

The effect of playing with or without a crowd is one of those unquantifiable variables that makes the end of 2019/20 tough to predict.

The compact Selhurst Park can be an intimidating cauldron when the Palace ultras are making a din, so it could be that Hodgson’s troops are handicapped without their vociferous home support.

Then again, perhaps playing without a raucous audience is exactly the thing that Christian Benteke (£5.7m) needs to up an abysmal goal conversion rate of three seasons in the making.

A pest of a presence to opposition defenders, human wasp Shane Long (£4.7m) refuses to leave Fantasy managers alone at the budget forward picnic table.

Just when we think he’s gone for good he re-emerges afresh, despite our repeated attempts to swat him away.

Now 33 years of age, Long has impressed so much of late that he has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension by the Saints.

The Irishman has been a regular starter from Gameweek 15 onwards and his only absence from the line-up in that time (two no-shows and a substitute’s appearance over Christmas) were injury-related.

The physical demands put upon the front two will likely see the occasional refresh up top given the frequency of the fixtures, while Long has been substituted in 11 of his 13 starts so far in 2019/20.

Never the most clinical of strikers, we can’t expect a deluge of goals from the veteran forward either.

Like Ayew, though, he would seem to be one of the more dependable characters in the budget forward bracket should he need to be called upon as an emergency auto-sub during the run-in.

Graham Potter’s unpredictability puts us off Neal Maupay (£5.7m) to an extent, with the Frenchman having been benched twice already this calendar year.

Winless in 2020, Brighton and Hove Albion also have one of the worst fixture runs in Gameweeks 30+ to 35+, although things do improve thereafter and he might be one to consider in the final three match rounds.

Underlying stats haven’t been Maupay’s problem and he sits third among FPL forwards of any price for efforts on goal in 2019/20.

Making the most of those chances has been an issue, however, with his conversion rate of 10.1% well below what we usually demand of our strikers.

It’s worth keeping an eye on Sean Dyche’s press conferences over the next week, meanwhile, as both Chris Wood (£6.1m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.1m) are struggling with fitness issues at present.

That could open the door for Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) and Matej Vydra (£5.3m) at Burnley, who have some agreeable fixtures from Gameweek 31+ onwards.

Rodriguez has started every match from Gameweek 23 onwards with Barnes on the sidelines and sits joint-fourth among FPL forwards for attempts on goal in that time.

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1,084 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fuzzymike
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Is Nketiah a better shout than Laca??

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      quite possibly yes.

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Just impossible to guess how many minutes he’ll play. Certainly a much cheaper gamble. But you’re really only hoping for points v Brighton if you’re honest.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Yes, but costs of the gamble going with a 4.4 over a 9.3 FWD can be outweighed elsewhere with improvements to the overall squad.

    2. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      He'll certainly get minutes, looks hungry and Arteta clearly rated him.

      1. Vertigo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        *rates

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      He was hauled off quite early in the last Gameweek, and Laca came on and scored so interesting to see where Arteta's head is at with regards those two

      Nketiah 1 goal in those three starts

      Laca 2 goals 1 assist in last 2 sub appearances (that’s more than Kane has managed in his last 5 consecutive league STARTS for example)

      Nketiah got the hattrick in training & is ultra cheap... but personally I'd want to see a wee bit more of him before getting him in for FPL whereas Laca is still scoring FPL points albeit from the bench at present

  2. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on teams/strategy:

    FH30 team:

    Henderson
    TAA Lundstram Fernandez
    KDB Mahrez Grealish Mount
    Aguero C Aubameyang Jimenez

    Fodder Cantwell fodder fodder

    Will revert back to my team gw31:

    McCarthy
    TAA Lundstram Boly
    Salah Mane Mount Cantwell
    Vardy Deeney Jimenez

    Ryan Moura Holgate Fernandez

    WC intact for future emergencies.

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      It’s quite risky, and not taking advantage of the unlimited transfers. Do you really want Salah and Mané for the run in when the title is won?
      Youll be wanting to switch out Lord, and I’m not mad keen on Vardy Deeney.
      The BB30, WC31 strategy is popular for a reason.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Thing is we don't know the answers yet, and this is why i'm not keen on using my WC next week as most are. Rather save it for 33/34 and take advantage of what teams have something to play for and are fit.

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        The reason I don't like it is it blows up all your team value.

        You are forced to lose Liverpool assets for a week and buy them right back after. Better to hold and WC them out for the run-in.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          This is the main reason i'm going this way. Would lose 0.8-1.7m depending on who i sell.

    2. gwitbrock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Have you already hit the free hit button? I don't think that's an ideal team to go back to in 31. If so I would probably wildcard after this week as you'll have max time to feel the benefit.

      FH team looks good though. I'd be tempted to just do Mcginn for Mount or Fernandez to Targett/3rd Sheffield but otherwise it's good.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        I would still have my WC, just think it's early to use it after only one gameweek of info.

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Any plans to get any city or United in after 32?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        I can WC when we have info on who are in form etc.

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Its a good team.but I think united maybe a team we will all want players from after the 1st 2 game weeks.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Agree, can easily sell one of Mane/Salah and get Son and Rashford in if it looks like they hit form. I'm happy with my team except for Moura.

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              will be interesting to see what United are like after the 1st 2 games. Martial could become a bit of a differential compared to the other 2. You can easily ft moura out barnes/sarr/mount

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Cheers

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  No pukki?

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 27 days ago

                    Don't own currently, might get him in on wc later

  3. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Haven't touched my team. Still got FH and BB. Any advice please? £0.

    Henderson,
    TAA, Maguire, Gomez
    Bruno, KDB, Salah, Grealish
    Ings, Jiminez, DCL

    Pope, Barnes, Bolt, Taylor

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Free Hit this GW and triple up on Blades defence and City attack. That is a really nice squad you can return to in GW31.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        agree fh this week

    2. Baganuva Hatty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Unlimited transfers. A balance of talismanic players and key DGWers. 7/8 or 8/7
      So many red herrings.
      Save FH for later when you have more data. Something in the back pocket for gw 38

  4. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Only 8.3 for these 2 def spots.
    Who to pick on BB? Or where to downgrade for more cash?

    Ederson Reina
    Egan Basham TAA xxx xxx
    KDB Grealish Mount Fleck Fernandes
    Auba Kun Jimenez

    Got WC31 and FH38.
    Need to keep TAA KDB Fernandes & Jimenez as 1.5m tied up.

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      8.3 is not enough for 2 def worth BB. Spread the cash, BB is better with balance especially if u can WC to fix after

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        My thoughts exactly.
        Who would you downgrade?

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      If your set on keeping them 4 players then maybe you could change your strategy and not bb this week...save for later. Your not gaining any massive advantage with the draft you have put up

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Tangaga and Lascelles the best cheapies, but thats 8.4 unfortunately.
      You can play around though, Leno or Henderson instead of Ederson for example. Targett instead of getting Reina

    4. Baganuva Hatty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Looking really good.
      Downgrade mount or fleck but I like those picks.
      Lascelles and targett and a downgrade ederson to leno

  5. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Hows this BB30+ team looking? (FH31+,WC33+)

    Leno Reina
    Alonso Doherty Lascelles Baldock Stevens
    KDB Mahrez Grealish Mount Fleck
    Aguero Aubameyang Jiminez

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Decent as long as the Liverpool options keep quiet in the derby

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      not bad team not a bad stratergy

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      I like it alot... must have decent tv

    4. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Looks good

  6. Rhinos
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Just noticed there's a huge headache incoming. Gw32+ City host Pool so the only standout armband fixture is Arsenal v Norwich BUT the deadline is pre fa cup games. Arsenal, Man U and City, Chelsea, Leicester and Sheff U all in action. Wouldn't wanna go into that gameweek with a dirt cheap bench

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Looks like Bruno away at Brighton to me as captain

      1. Rhinos
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        you best hope he don't get injured in the cup then. I'm thinking Jiminez at villa

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          That was my other thought, Jimenez or Doherty

          1. Mondeo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Reckon Doherty carries on where he left off?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              We have a game against WHU to assess him. Traore starting meant Doherty could occupy CF positions on the pitch.

  7. offspinnersinahurry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Can any Arsenal fans out there comment on whether Bukayo Saka is nailed to start in first gameweek 30+?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Some talk of Tierney being back fit complicates things

  8. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    BB30 only

    A) Mount Alonso
    B) TAA Saka

    1) Tammy
    2) Jimi

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      A2

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Agreed

    2. Fodderx4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      A2

  9. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    City play Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea, and Liverpool in a short space of time. Pep has previously rested Sterling in the easy home fixtures. How likely is it that Sterling starts vs Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool and is rested vs Burnley?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      That is what I am expecting. Effectively has two front threes to pick from now everyone is fully fit.

    2. Rhinos
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      there's a very good case to ne made that Arsenal the jucier fixture

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        That could be true

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Why isn't Aguero going to be rested vs Burnley as well?

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        He could be. Jesus has started tougher away games

  10. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Think I'm settling in on this FH XI. Wanna punt on Lundstram who I may have to switch out if we get early team news. Also, tempted to lose Grealish for a Chelsea option but his EO will be near 100% so I should probably keep him:

    Leno
    TAA Stevens Baldock Lundstram
    Mané KDB Mahrez Grealish
    Aguero(c) Auba

    Nkeitah on bench

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Looks good. I like Lundstram. He is explosive (count his double digit hauls to see) and if you want to do well now, you are going to have to catch the hauls as everyone is going to be subject to some rotation.

      Would not be surprised to see Aguero benched vs Burnley given they have Chelsea three days later. But Aguero has the potential to haul.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Thoughts on Grealish being swapped out for Alonso? A risk too far?

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Too far for me. Grealish just as likely to haul as Alonso given Grealish has a DGW and Alonso a SGW.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Just looking through that team and can see players like KDB, Auba, Grealish and double Blades defence being near 100% EO. Will only be the likes of Aguero, Mahrez, Mané, and TAA who will alter my rank.

    2. Rhinos
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      personally i dont get using fh this week, think it's bizarre. Granted that team looks tasty

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        I don't have the luxury of a second wildcard and haven't seen any 30+ BB team without a couple of fodder players padding it out a bit. Will have to BB in 31+ and hope I don't have too many issues to deal with with only 1FT

        1. Rhinos
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          bb30 perfect in my eyes. Egan, Basham/O'Connell great prices for a boost. I just can't get my head round not using a free wildcard, unless you have a perfect team, which seems unlikely

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Team value.

            If I use the unlimited transfers to BB I kiss goodbye to like 1.5m in team value. My team for GW 31 also reads:

            Pope (WAT)
            TAA (CPL) Holgate (nor) Soyuncu (BHA)
            Salah (CPL) Mane (CPL) KdB (che) Pepe (sou)
            DCL (nor) Ings (ARS) Jimenez (BOU)

            That team is pretty much perfect to me and I can't get it back if I lose all that value from selling players.

      2. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        I think if you have a good team without using the unlimited, FH makes more sense than BB.

        The BB WC strategy is a bit of a waste imo

  11. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    I generally don't prefer switching around keepers.whom are you guys going for from gw31+ ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      I'm locked in with McCarthy and Krul but they rotate quite nicely til the season end with only one dodgy gameweek

      1. Rhinos
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        why not just ddg and fodder? Assuming people using chips

        1. Vertigo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          That's where I'm going.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Or this - depends if you have one of Maguire or AWB

      2. subhojit123
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Hmm....McCarthy is a good one.i was also eying Pope

        1. subhojit123
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Thanks guys

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Patricio mainly but will play Pope a few times.

  12. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Not usually one for rmt's but any obvious mess ups here?

    Bb30 and WC after

    Henderson, Leno
    Baldock, egan, mings, pva, boly
    Kdb, mahrez, grealish, McGinn, Cantwell
    Aguero, aubameyang, jimenez

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Don't like the Mings pick, but other than that is looks good.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        I'm not a fan either. I've. 2 to play with so will keep looking

        Thanks for the reply!

        1. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Downgrade PVA and upgrade Mings / Cantwell.

  13. Demon Eyes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    I’ve been doing a slow wildcard. If I play my free hit in GW30+, does my team then revert to my GW38 team or my GW29 (or GW30?) team?

    I’ve played my two wildcards so can’t FH then WC.

    Thank you!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Reverts to GW38 team

  14. bobwils
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Still stuck over Vardy or Rashford. Both teas have good first few fixtures and Rashford could free up some funds. Anyone else facing this dilemma?

    1. Mondeo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Start with Vardy and assess Rashford over first 2 x GWs back - Tot & Sheffield could be tough games

    2. Fodderx4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      I have went for Rashford as think he's a nice differential. He is young and fit and i think Vardy could take time to get going and have Barnes to cover Leicester attack as again he is young and fit and should be good to go.

  15. Mondeo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    For rest of season:

    A) Jota + Doherty + Maguire

    or

    B) Mahrez/Richarlison/Martial + Saiss + Egan/Lacelles

    Appreciate any advice folks!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      A

    2. Fodderx4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      A

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      A

  16. Fodderx4
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Morning Lads & Lasses,

    a) Saiss & Grealish
    b) Doherty & Cantwell

    No WC left so planning for the rest of the season, can play 4 at the back instead of playing Cantwell or Saka.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      A.

      Considering both Doherty and Saiss on BB

  17. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Is DCL not considered as a option anymore ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      He will be in my squad along with Ings after FH30+

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Thats the thing I bought him on a cheap and will keep in my FT\BB gw30+ team alongside Lundy, TAA & KDB.

        With no fans in the stands Everton - Liverpool can go either way (borefest or goals galore).

        1. Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 27 days ago

          That possibility is there even with fans.

    2. Fodderx4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      I think he is still an option but prefer Pukki myself at that price.

    3. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Depends what formation you're going for really. Some decent 5th mids.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        BB in gw30+ after that WC.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      He was in my team with 0.6m in value. So I'm FH'ing and I get him back next week.

  18. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Stick with Doherty or take a gamble on Alonso??

    1. Fodderx4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Doherty for me, nailed and good fixtures and also a differential based on current ownership.

    2. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Doherty

  19. Roy Rovers
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    I think I have cracked it with this FH team.....
    Leno
    Stevens Lundy Baldock
    Sterling KDB Pepe Mcginn Grealish
    Kun Auba

    Button Targett Greenwood Lascelles

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Nice team. Must have a decent TV

      1. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        104.5

    2. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      I like it

      1. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Like it too, great with no BB

      1. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers Ramajama

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Just concerns over no pool but decent..

      1. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers Warby but think the derby will be quite a tight game...Everton not bad at home.

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          I think for all teams home advantage will mean a lot less now

    5. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Great. I have the same starting 11 🙂

      1. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Good luck!!

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Very similar to mine. I like it.

      1. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks Camzy

  20. Peteski29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    How's this BB team looking? Do we think saka will play?

    Henderson Leno
    TAA Lund Oconnel Laporte Boly
    KDB Grealish McGinn Saka Fernandes
    Kun Auba Jiminez

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Like it, pretty similar to mine below. Think Saka will play 40-60 mins each game, but still worth it for that price.

      Henderson, Leno

      TAA, Stevens, Baldock, Doherty, Lascelles

      Kdb, Mahrez, Grealish, Saka, McGinn

      Aguero, Auba, Jimenez

      1. Peteski29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Very similar to mine so I'm a fan. Like the Doherty pick, I'd definitely have him if I had a little bit extra cash

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Thanks, also considering Jimi out for Nketiah to fund Mahrez to Sterling, and Lascelles to Saiss

          1. Peteski29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            If it was me I'd stick with how it is, I think wolves will do well against West ham

    2. RVP 20
        8 months, 27 days ago

        what is your TV?

        1. Peteski29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          104.1

    3. SomeoneKnows
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Do you think Fernandez is worth the extra money over Lascelles?

      Same question regarding Lundstram and O'Connell...

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        I have stuck with Fernandez

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Iund if you want to gamble a bit O’Connell only really going to offer CS points but Is nailed.

    4. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Current Team- debating in my head when to BB/FH/WC.
      I like most if my players tbh and scared of messing it all up by going all in on a BB this week.
      Def keepers- TAA, KDB.
      Possibles- Not keen on moving out- Maguire, Saiss, Fernandez, Salah, Jota.

      Pope.
      TAA, Maguire, Saiss.
      KDB, Fernandes, Salah, Barnes.
      Auba, Jota, DCL.
      Stekelenberg, Stephens, Holgate, Dendoncker.
      3.2m ITB.
      WC, FH, BB left.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Decent team. I think using the unlimited and then BB this week will use up your chips and ruin your team. Better to either do nothing and use chips later which is the braver strategy or use FH this week

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        I'm in a very similar position (Jimenez instead of Jota, Button instead of Stekelenberg ) and an keeping TAA, KDB, Auba, Jimenez and Fernandes, and downgrading Salah. I think he will do well v EVE however, but the MITB can be used to get Kun and upgrade the bench and replace Pope, Maguire, Barnes and DCL with DGWers so I think I will still come out in profit.

    5. Aaa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Any help/thoughts here please?

      BB then wildcard out of it (free hit later on) is the plan.

      Hendo/Reina
      Stevens/Ake/Boly/Alonso/Chilwell
      KDB/Mahrez/Ozil/Grealish/Saka
      Aguero/Auba/McBurnie

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        If this is your BB team.then you need to make use of the shef utd defenders better

    6. RVP 20
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Hi everyone!

        This is my first post here, would like some opinions what to do about my current team.

        Pope / Mccarthy
        TAA / Saiss / O'Connell / Taylor / Targett
        Salah / KDB / Bruno / Grealish / Cantwell
        Auba / Jimenez / DCL

        Got all of my chips, is BB with unlimited transfers in 30+ and WC in 31+ way to go?
        Thanks all

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          seems like your team is well set up to see you through to the rest of the season.

          BB30 WC31 is the most popular strategy but could make you lose TV and burn up 2 chips in a week.

          I would either use unlimited tranafers to tweet the team and then TC this week or FH.

      • Zanainem
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Hey! Been away for a while... I have all the chips but dont know what to do?

        Is anyweek now DGW? Should i wait for something now?

        Thanks

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Fixtures are out see the ticker, the only DGW coronavirus permitting will be the first GW back (GW30+)

          1. Zanainem
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Thanks. Just one more thing. I had WC. Is it still on after the unlimited transfers now?

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              It will be available from GW31+ onwards.

      • fplfansss
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Need to get Sheffield players this GW.
        Which one.
        A. McCarthy to Henderson
        B. PVA to Stevens

      • LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Neet to stretch 0.2 from that team.
        Where should I cut it..?

        Leno - Kepa
        Alonso - Doherty - Lundstram - Egan - Aarons/Lascelles
        KDB - Mahrez - Grealish - Mount - Fleck
        Aguero - Auba - Pukki

        This is only GW30+ team

        1. RVP 20
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Maybe Cantwell for Fleck
            Don't like the Kepa pick

            1. LewanGOALski
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Kepa could become Krul and then I have some cash to upgrade Aarons/Lascelles or Fleck

              1. RVP 20
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  Do you plan to bring back TAA some time later in the game?
                  If you do you should also keep some cash ITB

          • Cruz88
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Which is better for GW31 onwards

            A) Salah and DCL
            B) Son and Aguero

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              B

          • FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Kindly rate my template BB30+ team 🙂

            Leno Reina
            Stevens Baldock Targett TAA Rico
            KDB Grealish Oezil Bilva Fleck
            Kun Auba Jimmy

            Cheers guys!

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Decent, template as you say, brave pick dilva

            2. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Bilva an interesting one. To get an accurate RMT what chips are you holding and are any being used?

              1. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                I have all the chips and WC

                1. FALSE PROFIT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  Well you have Rico Bilva Reina and Oezil as sloight liabilities for various reasons. I would not use a BB with that side personally.

          • Louis Van Gaalstones
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            I bought into the BB30+ hype, but after realising my bench was 2 villa defenders, Mount and Henderson, I'm considering whether to switch to FH and go back to my team of:

            Pope,
            TAA, Alonso, Doherty
            Bruno, Salah, KDB, Sarr
            Auba, Jota, DCL

            Martin, Soyuncu, Williams, Saka

            Thoughts?

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              bb this week is over hyped imo and I am yet to see someone explain why BB is essential this week. I don't see how it really offers you any advantage to any other gw. Think FH makes more sense or if your content set up using the unlimited FT.

              1. FALSE PROFIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                This.^ Any BB would require your lowest rated players (probably SGW's) looking good on the bench. With only 2 DGW games and taking full advantage will require a level of sacrifice for future gameweeks.