Pro Pundits - Andy

How to use the top 10,000 ownership figures to increase your FPL rank

Ownership is often discussed within the Fantasy Premier League community.

Is a player so highly owned that it’s a risk to sell? Does a player have low enough ownership to consider them as a true differential? These are just some of the conversations FPL managers will have over 38 Gameweeks.

A lot of the time FPL managers will look for differentials under 10% ownership, or preferably under 5% ownership, but I think a player can have 30-40% ownership and still be considered a differential.

At that level of ownership, every six or seven managers out of 10 don’t own that player – that’s still big in my books, especially if the player mentioned is a reliable heavy hitter. When you factor in captaincy, you could be onto a winner.

In this article, I’m going to look at the top 10,000 ownership levels from Live FPL to see if we can determine who might be some of the best differentials going into the final two Gameweeks of the season.

I’m using top 10,000 ownership is I think that’s a better indicator at this stage of the season of active FPL manager ownership than overall ownership, which may include some teams that are no longer active.

Additionally, it’s where a lot of people are striving to finish by the end of the season.

It’s also worth noting that these ownership levels are taken from Gameweek 36+. Any transfers before Gameweek 37+ won’t be included so it’s possible that ownership levels could be higher or lower, especially if a player has performed well, or poorly in the recent Gameweek, and of course dependent on upcoming fixtures. But either way, it’s still a good indicator.

Lets take a look at some of the most popular teams first.

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3,051 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    How does pope have more captaincy votes than Sterling? He’s gonna play and in his last start he literally got a hat trick. Without Aguero he’s way better and he scores more away from home

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I think he will start vs NOR too

    2. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wouldn't look too much into it. Sterling cappers are hurting.

    3. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I guess fear of being on the bench?

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Bruno has as good a chance at being benched. Sterling is naturally fit and pep won’t bench him after 1 game. Only reason he didn’t start against bmouth was because of the cup

        1. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Bruno benched two weeks before end? Nahh they need those points

  2. dark91
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    AWB + Willian to Egan + Martial? (-4)
    Already got Bruno and Greenwood

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yes. Thinking similar moves.

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Wouldn't consider a Burnley Def?

  3. MaRooney 5
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Who scores more points in GW37+:

    a. Salah, AWB
    b. TAA, Jesus?

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

  4. Gashead9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    What is your current rank?
    And what is your target?

    I am 58k and target is top 50k.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      2k aiming for top 1k

      1. Gashead9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Very nice! GL!!

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          5k and aiming not to move!! Haha

          1. Gashead9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Nice! GL!

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              You too mate!!

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      7k
      Aiming for 2.5k

      1. Gashead9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Good luck! Taking some punts?

        1. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I captained Alonso last week hehe

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      6k aiming for 2.5k

    4. HD7
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      same like you:)

  5. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Mendy ----> Doherty worth -4 ?

    Dont think Mendy will start after playing the semi final and my back up defenders are red flagged!?

    1. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Definitely if you dont think he starts.

  6. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Maguire to Tarkowski/Sheffield def or roll the transfer?

    Rivals have 3 Sheffield defenders and Pope lol

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Tark

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

      Tark

  7. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Who is better for last 2 gw?
    A. Ings, Mahrez
    B. Vardy, Martial (-4)

    Cheers.

    1. MaRooney 5
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

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

      A

    3. Part-time Scout
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B, just

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

      A

  8. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    1. Foster to Pope
    2. Save the transfer

    1. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      1

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      1

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      If no other playing GK then 1, that's if you have no other more pressing matters of course?

  9. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Hi lads. Best 1w punt here before FH in GW 38? 1 FT and 1.5 ItB.

    Martinez
    TAA-Boly-Maguire
    Bruno-Sterling(C)-KdB-Foden-Pulisic
    Jimenez-Rash

    Nyland-Baldock-Nketiah-Lascelles

    Thinking to do Foden to Amstrong/Redmond/Stanislas.

    Cheers

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      could puli to martial work?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        3 Uniteds already

    2. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      foden wont start in the cup considering he just played 90. Therefore he’s as nailed as they come against Watford

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I know but i think there is still chance he miss Watford and start vs Norwich

  10. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Start Pulisic or sell him to D.Silva for -4?

    1. MaRooney 5
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      start him

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Silva

  11. otisss
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Burnley fans...

    If you had to choose one of the two, who’s the better pick:

    - Pieters
    - Bardsley

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Good luck finding any on here

    2. Little Frank
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Kevin Long. He'll be a big threat at set pieces.

    3. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why not Tark?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Money

  12. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here? Chasima 15 point lead.
    Bench look correct?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    Sterling (c) Bruno Martial Pullisic
    Vardy Jesus Greenwood
    Martinez Foden Fernandez Diop

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No

    2. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Looks good

    3. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      thanks both

  13. Ohh1454
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on dendo>son and bench Foden/Greenwood/Pulisic ?

  14. Bishopool
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    WHO would you play? Choose one, two others will be benched

    a) Saka
    b) Foden
    c) Digne

    1. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. Jimbo123
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

    3. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Saka

    4. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I’d play Foden outta those

  15. Jimbo123
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Ings or Wood?

    1. Jimbo123
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      For 37 only

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wood.

  16. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 days ago

    TAA to Pieters & Giroud to Vardy (-4)?

    1. Kane Lane
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      no

    2. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Or Pulisic to 4.5 bench player and play 3-4-3

    3. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Nah

  17. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    If two separate moves, both needing a -4 hit, are deemed worth it, surely a combined move with a -8 hit is also worth it?

    Is my logic sound here?

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      yep, if each move in isolation is decent, then what's not to like

  18. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA, Doherty, Kiko
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Bruno
    Kane, Giroud, Greenwood

    Differential:
    A) Giroud to Lacazette?
    B) Kane to Auba
    C) KDB to Son?
    D) Something else

    FH final week

  19. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Who will score more points GW37 ?

    A) Jiminez

    B) Rashford

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Rashford. Looks on fire

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        on fire, really? hmmmm

    2. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

  20. John Nerdelbaum
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Got into a mess with my planned BB. Probably just going to play it in the last week

    For this week

    Exact money for AWB Taylor Pulisic > Long Pieters Martial for -4. Sort out Lascelles next week . How does that sound?

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty AWB
    Salah KDB Bruno Pulisic
    Jesus Jimenez Greenwood

    McCarthy/Foden/Taylor*/Lascelles*

  21. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    scouts saying to keep Pulisic I am thinking selling for Martial for minus 4 what to do hmmm

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I think I'm going to ship

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      If in doubt, don't give away 4 points.

  22. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Vardy, KDB -> Ings, Sterling (c)
    For -4
    Yes or big No?

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Nah.

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Nah

  23. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Vardy > Auba a fair enough move?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy Should've had 3 assists (if barnes and perez finished 1v1s) and a goal (post) last game.

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Aye, that's whats making me hesitate. But Auba has the better fixtures, has been rested and will believe he can bridge the 3 goal gap for the golden boot.

        1. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Fair enough

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

      Seems fine to me

    3. HD7
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I am doing it for a hit. Only time will tell

  24. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Bench Foden out of these?

    Mahrez, Greenwood, Vardy, Foden

  25. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone playing Nketiah this GW?

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      was going to, but will he even start? plus he isn't exactly setting the stage alight, i'll move him on i reckon

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Good point. Think im going to bench him.

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          🙂

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Keeping here...1st bench.

  26. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Alonso owners keeping?

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I dont think he will start vs Lpool

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Move for Tark?

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          For free yea

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I wouldn’t

    3. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Just sold for Pieters

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Might do similar

    4. HD7
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I had him only for the Free hit. Was nice having him back in the team like last years

  27. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Who to get for Vardy?

    a)Auba - Aston Villa (A)

    b)Ings - Bournemouth (A)

    c)Jesus - Watford (A)

    d)Wood - Norwich (A)

    1. HD7
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Think Im going A and maybe in 38 Jimenez to Jesus

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      C if you dont have FH

  28. HD7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Foster Vardy to Pope Auba (-4) ?

    Foster
    TAA, Doherty, Fernandez
    Salah, Bruno, KDB, Martial,
    Greenwood, Jimi, Vardy

    Button, Robinson, Taylor, Hayden

  29. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Bring in Dunk, Saiss or Bardsley/Pieters for next GW only?
    (Have pope and Doherty)

  30. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Digne - > Tarkowski for a hit is mad right?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not worth a hit. Cs only 2pts at that point

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

    3. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Just keep Digne