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Scoutcast Episode 339 – Is it time for Danny Ings?

In Gameweek 35+, a raft of differentials topped the scoring charts in one of the most polarising sets of Fantasy Premier League matches for some time.

It seemed fitting that this episode’s line-up features both the haves and have-nots.

Andy and Az are able to luxuriate in their Michail Antonio (£7.0m) haul following the West Ham differential’s four-goal heroics. Meanwhile, Antonio-less Joe is forced to settle for FPL crumbs, like a save point from Watford stopper Ben Foster (£4.9m).

In a low-scoring week for many, sometimes the best pick-me-up is to move onto to the next Gameweek and the transfers and plans ahead. Chief among their topics for Gameweek 36+ is the merits of bringing in Southampton forward Danny Ings (£7.5m). The former Liverpool striker is in sensational form and at last has the fixtures to match, with Brighton’s porous defence next in his sights.

Our trio also tries to play Pep roulette as they attempt to second-guess the line up of a Manchester City outfit that has one eye on the FA Cup. Predicting the best scorers is only half the battle; finding the players who will earn the most minutes is perhaps the bigger challenge.

Some managers, such as Az and Joe, still have chips to play. But they are not happy having to use them amid rotation fears and in a single Gameweek. Could Gameweek 36+ be the week Az jettisons his Free Hit and Joe deploys his Bench Boost?

Elsewhere, there are clean sheets to mull over and Joe takes his turn to pick a differential, after mixed results recently. Ironically, Antonio turned out to be a great shout for him shortly after the restart.

Finally, there are transfers to consider and captains to choose. Will Gameweek 36+ be another collection of matches to see widely differing results?

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1,052 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    best pick for next 3 games

    Dilva or Foden?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I am getting Dilva in but I don't think he plays all 3

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Dilva, I would like him now but already got Foden in two GWs ago

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

      Foden. I think he starts next Wednesday, 37 and depending on performances, 38.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        its 38 I'm most concerned about. Who would drop out for him?

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

          Why does it matter? Bench him.

    4. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      If you dont have FH then see if you have good bench option for gw 37 to cover Dilva. ANd yes Dilva over Foden has stats dont mean anything if you dont convert them

  2. Fantasy Football Scout: Extra Time
    andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

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    Plenty of videos coming out over the next couple of hours.

  3. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I have no Chelsea cover, would you get Alonso in for Aurier (provided team leaks say he starts) on a -4? I would bench him for his unfavourable fixtures and play Taylor, who has Norwich and Brighton

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No, if Norwich score you are worse off

  4. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who's most likely to get some minutes of the 3.9 defenders?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Don't think there are any left.

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Don't think any start or even play tbh. Simpson? Williams got injured last night and takes up a UTD spot

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Tanganga

  5. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Alonso(c) if he starts. No brainer

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ballsy, I like it

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Hasn't Alonso been pretty poor his last few starts?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        no hes looked as dangerous as ever

    3. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Not sure that's a no brainer! But could pay off

    4. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'll do it if Rockstar leaks he starts

  6. 12steps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Wold you FH this team?

    Henderson (Leno)

    TAA, AWB, Egan, Saiss, Arons

    KDB, Bruno, Willian, Foden, Saka

    Rash, Vardy, Jimi

    Original team will prob do OK, but running out of GWs. Chasing, and this week looks prime to load up on city and Chelsea assets I don't own.

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      FH mate

      1. 12steps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thnx

  7. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Need to pick options from these:

    1)Captain
    a) Sterling (BOU)
    b) Bruno (As Martial away form not that great) CPL
    c) Pulisic NOR
    Currently on a but unsure of gametime

    2) Play
    a) Vardy (sheff)
    b) Jiminez (bur)

    Right now at 1a 2a

    1. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      1c 2a

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      AA for me!

      1. AA33
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yes? 😉

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Pretty famous 😉

          1. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Should I get Ings or Jesus AA?

            1. AA33
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Jesus but both are great options

          2. AA33
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Of course I am!

  8. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone tempted by Dilva (C)?

    1. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I would if i had him

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, but have it on Salah.
      Dilva vice.

  9. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    FH A. Foden or B Antonio

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

      Ugh. Foden with a huge ceiling but I really like Antonio.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        This was my same issue and I went with Antonio

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Foden

  10. Bambi
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Can anyone else see Mahrez getting benched? He's played a lot recently and with the FA cup fixture coming up I can see Pep rotating heavily this next game

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He will be benched 100% its STerling I am usure with his form and golden boot intentions

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      More than likely benched yes

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      They've had 4 days between games. Could start full strength. Nobody knows.

    4. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I see plenty of City fans benching Kdb and not Mahrez on their forums.

  11. HD7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Havent had any luck with the captain since the restart, mates... :/

    Anyone who has had better luck and seems to nail them currently... who is your captain this GW?
    GL

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Jesus

  12. JimJoshBoy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed

    Bench one

    1)Greenwood
    2)Foden
    3)Jesus
    4)KDB
    5)Salah
    6)Bruno
    7)Ings

    Play one

    A)Pope
    B)Henderson

    Tough decisions this week...

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      1

      A

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      What a terrible benching situation. KdB or Greenwood probably. Play Henderson

      1. JimJoshBoy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Tell me about it. Would BB but saving that for next week.

  13. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Jimenez to Ings for -4? If I get Ings it may as well be this week, right? Could keep Jim for this week then get Rodriguez for last 2 for free?

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Jim faces a holidaying CPL after Bur...try other way for load up 5 mids

  14. Davemc23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Don't understand all the love for David Silva. Really think people are getting carried away with his 17 point haul v Newcastle. He's been a great player over the last decade but has never been a great fantasy player

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

      He's all but guaranteed to start the next few league fixtures though. That's worth a lot.

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Prob take pens gw38 too

      2. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Camzy need help on my captain and strier query above. Thanks

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        38 won't be his last City game mate.
        Fa cup CL still alive

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'm worried that so close to the FA cup that this will be a benching for him, I don't think he's guaranteed a start, I think he's started all the recent FA cup games which also makes me think that him playing in the FA cup games and final will be his goodbye gift. Playing devils advocate here maybe...

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        that is interesting, I wasn't aware he started all the FA cup games so far.

    3. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I think any mid consistently starting for city has to haul

  15. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    On BB

    2FT 1.7 ITB

    Henderson-McCarthy
    TAA-Doherty-Fernandez-Taylor-O'Connell
    Salah-Bruno-KDB-Pulisic-Foden
    Jimenez-Greenwood-Rashford

    a) Jimenez to Ings and save the other FT
    b) Jimenez and Fernandez to Jesus and Diop
    c) something else, what ?

  16. Visionaries
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Need to sort my defence out big time.

    TAA, Holgate, Doherty*, Lascelles*

    A Doh > Alonso/Azpi -4
    B Lasc > Bednerak/ Egan -4

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      What's the matter with Doherty?

      1. Visionaries
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Way overpriced.
        Hasn't offered me an attacking return since I opted for him over Saiss ages ago on my WC

      2. Visionaries
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Aged well..

  17. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Which CHE combo?

    A) Willian, Pulisic
    B) Willian, Giroud
    C) Pulisic, Giroud

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      On FH only

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      C

    4. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

    5. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      C but only because the midfield spots are at a premium

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        exactly this

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Would mean I could fit in both Martial and Fernandes, next to Foden and Sterling

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Or Salah instead of martial

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Foden, Sterling, Fernandes. Salah, Pulisic
              Jesus, Giroud

    6. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      C

  18. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    0 FT

    McCarthy
    AWB Doherty Stephens
    Sterling (C) Salah Bruno Pulisic Foden (VC)
    Greenwood Vardy.

    G2G?

  19. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Giourd or Ings this week only on free hit?

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Giroud

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Im on the same - its been 50/50 round here when i have asked

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Giroud if starting - Norwich could not handle the Beast and I think Le Donk could bully them too.

  20. Ian Davis
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Pulisic or Jesus for the armband?

    1. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'm going Pul. If Antonio can then...

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Pulisic the safer bet.

  21. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Thinking of going with Willian (C), and Martial (VC).. Is it s good choice? Also, dose reversing it look better?

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Depends if you're chasing. Willian a good (c) in my opinion.

  22. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Start 1 GK and 1 attacker

    Vardy
    Greenwood
    Allison
    McCrthy

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Greenwood in goal, Allison up front

    2. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vardy, Allison

  23. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who would you play out of these 3 def;

    a. Doherty
    b. Digne
    c. Tarkowski

    Cheers

    1. Kenny Dogleash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B all day long

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thats who i am on atm, cheers

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

  24. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Leading ML by 7 points, using FH this week, Main rival has no chips

    Rival has KDB + Foden

    Should I cover KDB? Or go with Dilva/Foden instead? Other 2 City players are Sterling and Jesus for me

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Foden (C) who's with me?

    1. Kenny Dogleash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'm one point behind the leader in my ML, so not for me. If I was further behind I'd have the balls!!! Good luck with it

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yep. I actually captained him vs Newcastle and was unlucky, so I'm confident he'll perform

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Ikr that newcastle game was ridiculous

  26. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Team:

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty CTaylor (Saiss Lasc)
    Salah KdB Foden Martial Bruno
    Vardy Green (Jimi)

    Salah to Sterling this week and Vardy to Auba next week a good plan?

    FH in 38.

  27. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Martinez
    Doherty Holgate Maguire
    Salah Mahrez Burno Martial
    DCL Vardy Auba
    Martin ( Mee - jamal- Saka)
    Which is better transfer ?
    A- Martin > McCarthy
    B- Mahrez & Saka > Foden & Pulisic
    Bench (DCL)
    C- Salah & Mahrez > Sterling & Pulisic
    Still Have BB for GW 38

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

  28. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    G2G? Do I look for Chelsea cover?

    Henderson Dubravka
    TAA, Aurier, Boly, Taylor, Williams
    Salah (vc), KdB, Bruno, Foden (c), Sarr
    Jesus, Jimenez, Greenwood

    0FT, 1.2ITB

    Could do Aurier > Alonso given he starts, then bench him for Taylor

  29. barton fc
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Own trent so tempted to bench VVD for Taylor thoughts?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No

  30. Old Fashioned Parisian
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Gtg???

    Pope
    TAA | Egan | Basham
    Salah | KDB | Pulisic (c) | Willian | Bruno (vc)
    Ings | (Greenwood or Jimi)...

    Need to bench Greenwood or Jimi?

    1. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Jimi