Pro Pundits - Simon

Are differentials always the most effective route to FPL success?

In his latest Pro Pundits column, former Fantasy Premier League champion Simon March talks us through how effective differentials can be for the season run-in.


If you spend any time on Fantasy Football sites and forums which, if you’re reading this, you do, you’ll have noticed people talking a lot about ‘differentials’.

A ‘differential’, is a low-owned player, be that in overall FPL terms or in the context of a mini-league. There is no universal definition of what constitutes a differential in overall FPL, but it usually applies to players with sub-20% ownership with a ‘true differential’ being a player with sub-5%. Within discussions of differentials, a player becomes ‘more of a differential’ the lower his overall ownership.

What I’ll call; ‘differential theory’ refers to the idea that, if a low-owned player scores well they will, by virtue of their low-ownership, have a positive effect on the ranks of those managers that do own them.

The inverse of this philosophy is the apocryphal ‘Template’ which argues that, if your team resembles too many other teams, you won’t be able to advance up the ranks, strengthening the case for differentials. 

Discussions of differentials intensify toward the end of the season when people are making last-gasp attempts to move up the overall ranks or win their mini-leagues. But does differential theory actually work in practice?

Do Differentials Work?

Differential theory can work. Logically, if you own an otherwise low-owned player who has scored well, the likelihood that this will, when looked at in isolation, translate into a net benefit for you rank-wise should be quite high. Everyone has, at some point, benefitted from a differential and FPL is littered with examples of them paying off, so it’s something we tend to believe quite strongly in.

However, owning even a high-scoring differential won’t pay off on its own. For this to happen, the higher-owned alternatives also have to score fewer points. In other words; if a 5% owned player and a 50% owned player both score 10 points, their ownership percentages become less relevant. The differential has to outscore the more popular alternatives to have a net-positive effect.

As bookies and weathermen will be all too familiar with, when formulating the probability of an outcome, the more variables that you have to insert into the formula, the lower the probability of that outcome occurring typically becomes.

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The likelihood of your differential delivering a net positive score is, therefore; the probability of your differential scoring offset against the probability of a higher-owned player also scoring. Given that highly-owned players often score well (which is often why they’re highly-owned) and low-owned players often don’t (which is often why they’re low-owned), this is not a formula you would expect to pay off regularly and, maybe, not even very often.

You often see mention of “high risk, high reward” options on FPL forums but you will sometimes get the impression that, actually, they’re looking at ‘risk’ and ‘reward’ as if more risk equals more reward. Of course more risk may result in more reward on occasion, but your expected payoff will always be reward divided by risk so, on average, more risk will equal less reward.

Of course, differentials may be differentials because they’ve just come into the team or come back from injury. In such cases, their prospects might be much better, though these types of players naturally carry their own inherent risks.

Does ‘The Template’ Exist?

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So how do you move up the ranks then? Surely you can’t do it just by owning the well-owned players? Well, yes and no. If you take a look at my current team below, there aren’t many players who you would call a ‘true’ differential. In fact, only Mason Holgate (£4.3m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) are under 15% ownership (13% each). In other words, it’s fairly ‘template’.

It might surprise people to learn therefore that not a single other manager in the top 10k has the same combination of players. Even if you remove my three lowest-owned players from the equation (the above plus Ings at 21%) only 0.11% or 11 people have the same team as me in the Top 10k.

While this isn’t conclusive proof that the ‘template’ is, in fact, a myth, it definitely suggests that we exaggerate its significance. This, of course, is less likely to apply to mini leagues with relatively few entrants, but I’m afraid that scenario is for another article.

Impact on FPL Strategy

What does this all mean for FPL strategy? Well, to me it suggests that focusing on differentials and ownership percentages won’t be as beneficial to your success as focusing on which players will score the most is likely to be. So, yet again, however complicated we make FPL, it ultimately still comes down to picking the players who will score the most points. There is a potential benefit to a good differential, but it’s important to ask yourself; are they ‘good’, and not just ‘different’. Will they really outscore the more popular alternatives?

In conclusion, while I wouldn’t rule out the benefit of a good punty differential, and there is definitely a time and a place for them (e.g. when you’re desperate or when you’re a bit drunk), placing yourself at the mercy of them too frequently will almost certainly not pay off over time.

The better option, I believe, is not to focus on ownership percentages at all but, instead, focus only on expected points. Over the course of a season, consistency, I believe, will always be the best differential.

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1,031 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOO FIGHTER
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Triple TAA, Mane and Salah is the biggest differential in the game 🙂

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        No Mane here

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 46 mins ago

        People get so preoccupied with a single player's ownership that they overlook the cumulative ownership of multiple players. Just 3.25% of the top 10k own all three.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 43 mins ago

          how many own TAA, Salah and KDB? just wondering

          1. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 23 hours ago

            39.03%

      3. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 45 mins ago

        the basis of my latest WC, let the points rain in

    • KGFC
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      RP:

      Any thoughts on this FH team for next week?

      Hendo
      TAA Robbo Alonso AWB
      Salah (c) KDB Mahrez Foden Martial
      Rash

      Subs: Doherty, Nketiah, Connolly

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Looks good, not sure if it's the right moment to FH though. The template is pretty good this week.

      2. Fit_to_drop
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Other than the risk Martial might get some time off or Alonso doesnt start but you have Doherty as cover. Its good.

        • CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          Bad week to use FH IMO. Most of the highly-owned players have good fixtures therefore I don't think you'll gain much in using it.

          I'd wait til GW38 and go with triple City attack, maybe even triple Everton (Digne, Richarlison and DCL) and try to get away from the template a little more.

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Expecting great things from Rashy and Bruno today...

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Rashford and Martial here!

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 1 hour ago

              Rashial

          • Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Brashy

          • Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Ddg will get more points.

          • GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            3 musketeers with Rash (c). Get on a Brighton cleanie...Ryan old school masterclass...

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 1 hour ago

              Yea right , just like he did the when I had him in my team for a long winter , you mean 😉

          • Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Bartial!

          • SHOOTER MCGINN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Made my transfer to get Rashford in on day 1 of the gameweek and keep forgetting I don't actually have him for tonight. Come on Martial!

        2. Dunk mee jesus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Hi guys with 1ft and 1.3 itb what would you do with this team?

          Patricio
          Taa, doherty, Lascelles, aarons
          Salah, kdb, fernandes, duda
          Kane, nketiah

          Bench, button, grealish, jota, baldock

          1. Fit_to_drop
              9 days, 1 hour ago

              Id prob roll it so make the two changes that you need. Being Duda, Aarons + 1.3itb to try and get something like Foden, AWB if the money works. Grealish also a candidate for the door if you want to bring in more resources and bench one of the other 2 guys.

          2. Runaway
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            A) 4-4-2 with Alonso
            B) 3-5-2 with Mount

            * Pulisic is not an option because of the budget.

            1. Fit_to_drop
                9 days, 1 hour ago

                A more likely to bring in points due to Alonso. Im not sure about the Mount play, steady but no cigar at the end of it.

              • Coys96
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 1 hour ago

                A

              • FOO FIGHTER
                  9 days, 58 mins ago

                  A

              • Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 1 hour ago

                Which option would you prefer?

                A. Rashford & Mount

                B. Kane & Cantwell (-4)

                Have Bruno & Martial

                1. Runaway
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 days, 1 hour ago

                  A - even without -4 for me

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 1 hour ago

                  A

                3. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 1 hour ago

                  A all day

                4. Coys96
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 1 hour ago

                  A

                5. Pep Roulette
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 1 hour ago

                  Cheers fam

              • _sidney_will
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 1 hour ago

                Kiko and Sarr to Aurier and Foden (2FT's)?

                Pope

                TAA Doherty Maguire Aurier

                Salah KDB Son Fernandes Foden

                Jimenez

                (DCL, Greenwood, Simpson) - 0.3m ITB

                1. Fit_to_drop
                    9 days, 1 hour ago

                    Nothing to lose with that change I would say...

                  1. _sidney_will
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 days, 1 hour ago

                    Health Secretary has said it will go ahead, would be very suprised if it's called off.

                  2. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 1 hour ago

                    Great news for those with FH and no Leic or Cry players... If there will be a DGW in the future that is...

                2. Ronnies
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 1 hour ago

                  DDG
                  TAA - Doherty - Lascelles
                  Salah - KDB - Son - Bruno
                  Jimenez - Rashford - DCL

                  Button, Kiko, Guendozi, Simpson

                  2 free transfers, 0.0itb

                  Any suggestions on how I could improve this team ?

                  Thanks!

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 1 hour ago

                    Identical team to me but you have DDG over my Pope! I also have 2FTs.

                    You can see what I’m thinking below (Mahrez for Son plus stronger defence). Other option is to downgrade Rash and go with 5 mids (Mahrez or double up on Bruno + Martial) but not sure I like that.

                  2. Runaway
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 days, 1 hour ago

                    I have the same team and planning to downgrade DCL to Nketiah and upgrade one of Kiko or Guendozi to Alonso or Mount.

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 1 hour ago

                      I’m thinking of this as my alternative also.

                      Same team and my main plan atm if Son still looks poor value is to drop him to Mahrez and boost defence. If he surprises then I may do yourlove but

                    2. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 1 hour ago

                      Pressed send too quick sorry.

                      Was going to say, if Son still looks worth keeping then I’ll do your move but I think DCL looks worth holding onto at his price with great fixtures and V good stats

                  3. sunnyh
                    • 6 Years
                    9 days, 35 mins ago

                    downgrade son or DCL for an upgrade to Simpson

                3. abaalan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 1 hour ago

                  Alli + Richarlison + Nketiah -> Foden + Mount + Jesus -4

                  Yeh or neh??

                  1. Fit_to_drop
                      9 days, 50 mins ago

                      Thats a no for me. Think Foden & Mount is too much of a punt. Richarlison may yet deliver and Nketiah is delivering.

                  2. EL tridente
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 1 hour ago

                    Which one?
                    A) Jesus
                    B) Rashford

                    1. Runaway
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      9 days, 1 hour ago

                      B

                    2. Coys96
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 1 hour ago

                      B

                    3. FOO FIGHTER
                        9 days, 57 mins ago

                        B

                    4. faux_C
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      9 days, 1 hour ago

                      Quite a long article to come to the conclusion that best players are the ones that score the most points!

                    5. Viper
                      • 10 Years
                      9 days, 1 hour ago

                      Doesn't sound like Ritchie will be risked, I'm OK with it as, long as he's back for West Ham at home, at which point he'll have served his purpose

                    6. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 1 hour ago

                      IF Son still looks droppable before the deadline, what do you think of one of these options for my 2FT?

                      A) Son, Guendo > Mahrez, Foden
                      B) Son, Kiko > Mahrez, AWB/ Aurier

                      2FT 0itb
                      Pope
                      TAA, Doherty, Lascelles, Kiko*, Simpson
                      Salah, KDB, Son*, Bruno, Guendo*
                      Rash, Jimi, DCL

                      I like the idea of going in heavier on MCI attack and strengthening chance of attacking returns from my defence.

                      Thanks in advance

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        B looks beautiful

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          9 days, 1 hour ago

                          Even i will do the same if son doesn't look good vs SHU & Everton.

                        2. Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 1 hour ago

                          Yeh B def looks all round better to me. I think AWB prob over Aurier although at least Aurier would cover any Spurs performances if I’m dropping Son.

                          TBC I guess!

                          You feeling more positive?

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            9 days, 1 hour ago

                            Good plan.
                            And yes, I'm thrilled tbh. It's make or break time for me
                            14k to 77k after restart !
                            Started losing bit of interest right now. Nothing is working out. Lol

                            Let's see. Pulisic cameo would hurt me bad ! Hopefully he starts the game

                            1. Don Kloppeone
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              9 days, 1 hour ago

                              Still plenty of GWs so no time to give up hope yet!

                    7. XABI 15
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 1 hour ago

                      Do we reckon Pulisic plays tomorrow after Franks comments? Chelsea have a game on Sat and then Tuesday

                      1. Klaren
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        I'd guess he doesn't start but maybe come off the bench but Lampard is very unpredictable (far more than Pep in my opinion) so anything could happen.

                    8. Pep Roulette
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 1 hour ago

                      How long is Haller out for? Any idea?

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Giroud
                        Haller

                        Bro, stay away !!
                        Ings DCL Nketiah are better options

                        1. Tinkermania
                            9 days, 1 hour ago

                            Giroud for a negative differential!

                          • Pep Roulette
                            • 2 Years
                            9 days, 1 hour ago

                            Hahaha I'm not planning for Haller. Looking at Antonio OOP! Good fixtures for West Ham!

                            1. AuFeld
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              9 days, 48 mins ago

                              Definitely a differential. Why not opt for Willian or Pulisic?

                              1. Pep Roulette
                                • 2 Years
                                9 days, 37 mins ago

                                Yes they're better options!

                      2. Pointless
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        a) Son + Bruno
                        Or
                        b) Salah + Foden?
                        I've got 2 FT and am considering as have Martial + Rashford but no Liverpool and only KDB from City.

                        1. Fit_to_drop
                            9 days, 48 mins ago

                            B given what you already own

                        2. Gudjohnsen
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 1 hour ago

                          Will Mahrez start the remaining games in the prem?

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            9 days, 1 hour ago

                            Will you trust me if i say yes 😉

                          2. Klaren
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            9 days, 1 hour ago

                            There is no way anyone will start all the remaining games in the PL for City, including Ederson.

                            1. Tinkermania
                                9 days, 1 hour ago

                                I agree.

                            2. Would Ed Woodward
                              • 1 Year
                              9 days, 1 hour ago

                              .......

                            3. D.Glynn
                              • 1 Year
                              9 days, 1 hour ago

                              I still think he could be a good option

                          3. Pointless
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            9 days, 1 hour ago

                            Is Origi worth a £5.1m bench fodder/final attacker punt? Surely he'll get some time and want to prove something? Good fixtures.

                            1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              9 days, 1 hour ago

                              nope

                          4. SADIO SANÉ
                            • 5 Years
                            9 days, 1 hour ago

                            imagine if Manchester or London ever do a localised lockdown...end of season time

                          5. GREEN IS GOOD
                            • 4 Years
                            9 days, 1 hour ago

                            Is it better flip between, say, Salah and KDB as your permanent captain for the whole season depending on who has the easier fixture, rather than chop and change all season?

                            1. GREEN IS GOOD
                              • 4 Years
                              9 days, 1 hour ago

                              or even just perma cap one player like Salah

                            2. Major League Shocker
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              9 days, 42 mins ago

                              My impression is a lot of people say at the beginning of the season that they will do something like this, but I haven't seen anyone saying they actually followed through with it.

                              1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                • 5 Years
                                9 days, 40 mins ago

                                Are you suggesting some people on here are full of crap? :-O

                                1. Major League Shocker
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  9 days, 27 mins ago

                                  Not really, just that we all make plans and most of us aren't very good at sticking to them!

                              2. GREEN IS GOOD
                                • 4 Years
                                9 days, 22 mins ago

                                True. It requires too much self-control.

                                I knoes it's verboten, but if you had 2 teams, you could perma cap Salah all season in one.

                            3. Would Ed Woodward
                              • 1 Year
                              9 days, 41 mins ago

                              Seriously considering doing that next year after a record amount of captain fails this season.

                          6. D.Glynn
                            • 1 Year
                            9 days, 1 hour ago

                            A) Maherz or
                            B) Martial
                            I have KDB and Bruno.
                            Mini league rival only 10 points behind has martial. Is B safe and sensible?

                            1. Tinkermania
                                9 days, 1 hour ago

                                Yes

                            2. Uncle Gamst
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              9 days, 1 hour ago

                              Thanks for the article Simon. I normally avoid differentials, unless they fall into the category of a Michu...who, sticking with our FFS terminology, then turns into a bandwaggon 🙂

                              So I've used my WC in GW32 with the intention of BB GW33 and have broken my own 'rule' by including some risky differentials:

                              Nketiah v Wolves (2.5%)
                              Foden v Southampton 1.4%)
                              Dunk v Norwich (11.3%)

                              This has allowed me to pick more a more 'template' 11

                              Ryan
                              TAA, Lascelles, Dunk,
                              Salah, KdB, Martial, Fernandes
                              Rashford, Jiménez, Nketiah
                              Pope, Foden, Saiss, Aurier

                              Any advice on whether should make any changes would be most welcome. 1FT and 0.1 in bank

                            3. Pep Roulette
                              • 2 Years
                              9 days, 1 hour ago

                              Best GK until the end of season?

                              1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                9 days, 1 hour ago

                                lord pope

                              2. SADIO SANÉ
                                • 5 Years
                                9 days, 59 mins ago

                                Pope,DDG,Martinez

                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                  • 5 Years
                                  9 days, 58 mins ago

                                  Martinez is mega cheap and will get save points, a clean sheet against someone like Wolves (however unlikely) is a double whammy because of Jimenez/Jota/Traore owners

                                  1. Hazz
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    9 days, 51 mins ago

                                    I have Martinez but highly doubt he'll manage a CS against a team like Wolves 😆

                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                      • 5 Years
                                      9 days, 47 mins ago

                                      yes

                                    2. bench boost for every gamew…
                                      • 3 Years
                                      8 days, 23 hours ago

                                      wolves usually scores 1 or 2, so while i´m not confident of a cs a 2 or 3 pointer is pretty likely. With my luck it ends 1-0 Wolves, with Jimi goal assisted by Boly and Saiss edging Deherty with one point in the fight for the last bonus points. Or worse, Arsenal 2-1, Auba with a brace after another blank vs Norwich.

                              3. Klaren
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                9 days, 58 mins ago

                                De Gea or Patricio if you don't already own 3 from Wolves and Man Utd. Ederson is also a good option but probably won't play in the last game vs Norwich.

                            4. maclrc
                              • 3 Years
                              9 days, 57 mins ago

                              Feel I need to get some City players back in. Who for who?

                              Pope (Martin)
                              TAA AWB Doherty (Lascelles Robinson)
                              Willian Salah Martial Son Fernandes
                              DCL Jimmy (Neketiah)

                              1.3 ITB 1 FT

                              Plenty of options, just hard to work out who should make way...

                              1. Whazza
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                9 days, 49 mins ago

                                Willian > Mahrez possible? Although Willian could be a great pick right now especially if Pulisic is injured

                                1. maclrc
                                  • 3 Years
                                  9 days, 43 mins ago

                                  Can't make Willian to Mahrez work; 0.2 short. As you say, W could be good too. Could do Martial pr Bruno to Mahrez and Jimmy to Rashford...

                                  1. Major League Shocker
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    9 days, 36 mins ago

                                    Another option if Bruno no longer looking good could be Bruno + DCL -> Foden + Rash.

                              2. Fit_to_drop
                                  9 days, 43 mins ago

                                  Son to Mahrez if it doesnt happen for Son against SHU this week? Mahrez looks the more explosive of the two right now.

                                  1. maclrc
                                    • 3 Years
                                    9 days, 41 mins ago

                                    Yeah, Son does look the obvious target given his price. Mazhrez over KdB? It would give plenty of cash ITB, certainly

                              3. Maddamotha
                                • 3 Years
                                9 days, 57 mins ago

                                Any chance of any of these not playing? :
                                AWB, Aurier, Son, Mane, KDB, Rash, TAA, Bruno.

                                Dendo first on my bench...

                                1. Hazz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  9 days, 52 mins ago

                                  I reckon only Bruno at risk of not starting, but I think he'll take part either starting or as a sub anyway - so chances not high.

                                2. Miguel Sanchez
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  9 days, 48 mins ago

                                  Nope - all should play unless they pick up an injury in warm up

                              4. Cahill
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                9 days, 51 mins ago

                                anyone with WC & BB left made a plan for them yet?

                              5. FOO FIGHTER
                                  9 days, 49 mins ago

                                  Looking at Alisson, if he had not missed 9 games then pretty sure he could have been over 5 points per game. That ispretty good for a GK. Would be on more or less the same points as Auba lol.

                                  Think next season my triple LFC will be Alisson, TAA and permacap Salah.

                                  1. Whazza
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    9 days, 48 mins ago

                                    Pope better value

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                        9 days, 46 mins ago

                                        Points...

                                        1. ManUnitedComeBack
                                          • 3 Years
                                          9 days, 38 mins ago

                                          But what if VVD starts scoring more headers, Robbo startsgetting more assists or Mane gets off to a flier as well. Do you really want to be tying a Liverpool spot down to a GK when you could be spending >1m less for 0.4ppg less?

                                    2. AuFeld
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      9 days, 44 mins ago

                                      He'd only have 3 points more then Pope for 1.2m more. Not sure about using a LIV spot for a GK.

                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                          9 days, 39 mins ago

                                          True. Season has not ended yet though. I recon Alisson will outscore Pope in the remaining GW's.

                                          1. AuFeld
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            9 days, 31 mins ago

                                            Lol. I recon not. If Pope, didn't play another match, Alison would need to average at least 6 points per match just to match Pope's current score. A hypothetical 6 points per match is 25% more then Alison's current average. Great analysis.

                                      2. bench boost for every gamew…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        8 days, 22 hours ago

                                        Missed one because he got red carded, so you can´t take that away and VVD at 6.5 has much higher roof (he needs it too!), and Alisson, like Ederson will always have the risk of getting a red card because of their playing style. But i can see the point in doubling up, and in that case it´s a discussion wether you want that to be goalie and defender or two defenders.

                                    3. jimmy.floyd
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      9 days, 44 mins ago

                                      Best gw for bench boost?

                                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                                        • 5 Years
                                        9 days, 42 mins ago

                                        any GW your bench looks good

                                      2. Would Ed Woodward
                                        • 1 Year
                                        9 days, 36 mins ago

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                                    4. jimmy.floyd
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      9 days, 37 mins ago

                                      Best forward up to 7.5?

                                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        9 days, 36 mins ago

                                        Ings

                                      2. FOO FIGHTER
                                          9 days, 36 mins ago

                                          Inds