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this stage of the season of active FPL manager ownership than overall ownership, which may include some teams that are no longer active.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. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What minutes do we think Jesus gets if any Vs Watford ?

    My bench is a mess, I've no player to sub in for him. My rival who I lead by 29 points has Jimenez who has Palace, should I transfer to Jimenez to block?

    Thanks guys.

    1. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Big call in that transfer is do u have free hit left cause will want Jesus against Norwich

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I’m in a similar position mate and thinking Jesus to Jiménez, it’s feels a secure move you’d think

      1. Ronnies
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        If Jesus gets 90 in FA cup, I can't see him start Watford, but I could be wrong.

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

      I’d rather have Jimmy than Jesus this week

  2. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Hi. What would you do here with 1ft and zero cash.

    Rank is 90k so willing to take a hit if anything worthy

    A....vardy to wood

    B.....vardy and maguire to Rashford and tarkowski - 4

    Hendo mccarthy
    Taa maguire boly Stephens soy
    Kdb foden bruno martial pulisic
    Jesus Vardy jiminez

    Thanks

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      looks an easy save mate!

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        That's surely too boring with 2 games to go and nothing to play for!!!

  3. Ohh1454
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Current team. 6.1m itb and 1ft. Any suggestions for one week punt as playing FH38
    Ederson
    Taa Stevens Doherty
    Kdb Foden Pulisic Fernandes
    Greenwood Rashford Vardy

    1. UshFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I'd get Sterling

      1. Ohh1454
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        For Kdb ?

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

    Two quick questions, all feedback appreciated. Playing FH in GW38 so applies to this week only

    1. Best Burnley defender for 4.4 or less?
    2. Giroud -> Wood worth a hit?

    1. Forgetmeknot
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If you fh next week you are relying on the hit paying off just this week, probability wise this is unlikely (esp for a Burnley player - wood avg big chance every 79 mins think I read on the GW review hot topic).

      That being said I am doing DCL -> Wood for free

  5. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Does this strategy work I put in Martial and Wood for Giroud and Pulisic -4 cap Martial who my rival will cap no doubt. I'm currently 7pts off my rival, Martial is the difference then allow my other players to try outscore his players.

    Thoughts?

    1. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yep could work - good luck

  6. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Can’t decide between Rashford and Salah for captaincy

    1. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I'd go Rashford.

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Im tempted by salah l.pool have a decent time gap between fixtures

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I think I’m going Salah to sterling captain for gw 38 so might just give Salah one last blow out

  7. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Hi , Long or Dunk please?

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

      Burnley.

    2. Nas
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Money no issue is probably go dunk

  8. UnitedFan
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Giroud > ?

    Budget is 7.7. Other striker is Ings.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Chris Wood

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wood

    3. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wood?

    4. northernmuppet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Woods as a differential?

    5. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wood

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

    KDB/Pulisic/Greenwood -> DSilva/Martial/Ings for -8.. Madness? Could backfire or be genius..

    TC on DSilva or Martial?

    1. Nas
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I rather fancy pulisic this week. Pool not looking too hot and Chelsea need the points

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I wouldn't. TC Martial as he's more nailed for the full game?

  10. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Is C Salah over Martial madness?

    1. northernmuppet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No.. Chelsea weak at the back..

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers I'm very tempted just feels risky with utd free scoring

  11. southcoastbeast
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What to do this gw ?
    Team is:
    Pope
    Taa | doc | digne
    Bruno | kdb | Salah | Mahrez | martial
    Greenwood | ings
    ( button lamptey nketiah Simpson)
    1.9 itb 1ftt

    A) Greenwood > wood
    B) salah > sterling
    C) both
    D) nothing

    1. northernmuppet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

  12. MadFinCha
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I'm chasing in mini league and dont feel confident in backing a City player in last Gw with them still in fa cup and Champions league . I got 4 players who leader ain't got for this gw and was thinking of TCing one of them as a last gasp chance of finishing top
    A. Jiminez
    B. Rashford
    C Trent
    D. Doherty

    Thoughts??

    1. northernmuppet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      It’s TC so you win even if they have them.. but from that lot., Rashy for me

    2. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Rashford out of those

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

    Wood dropping pace on fplatatistics (now 91 with smallest blue arrow) and only on 38% on footballfix. Do we think he will rise? Have exact cash for Greenwood to him

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Most likely rise

  14. ralfb
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Foden or kdb to David silva ?

    1. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Foden out rather than KDB if you have the cash

      1. ralfb
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks have enough for that

  15. Rt505
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Best captain for 37?

    A) Fernandes
    B) Salah
    C) KDB
    D) Dilva
    E) Rashford
    F) Jiminez
    G) Kane

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B

  16. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Captain:
    A)Wood
    B)Martial
    C)Fernandes
    *My ML opponent going to TC Fernandes

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      C

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

      B

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

      Do you or your rival lead?

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I lead by 8

    4. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B

  17. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    1FT, 0itb, TC remaining, lead ML by 18 points
    1) Vardy > Ings (following the follower)
    2) Vardy > Rashford
    3) Something else?
    4) Save FT

    Pope
    Trent, Doherty, Saiss
    Salah, Pulisic, Bruno, KDB
    Vardy, Jimenez, Greenwood
    (Martin; Aurier, Douglas Luiz, Holgate)

    1. northernmuppet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      What are you thinking for your TC?

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        38, likely KDB. Or may just do Salah > Sterling and TC him.

  18. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on Pullisic to Dilva for free?
    Is Dilva in any of the predicted line ups for Saturday???

    1. northernmuppet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I like it..

  19. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    *Bottomed, repost

    Azpi, Greenwood -> Egan, Wood -4

    Really tempted to have Wood against Norwich
    And not a fan of playing Azpi against Liverpool.

    Yay or nay?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Azpi
    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial
    Jesus Vardy Greenwood

    (Foden Holgate* Taylor*)
    1FT 0.2ITB, No chips left

  20. Shaw Manc Redemption
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Willian, Foden + KDB > Sterling, Dilva + Saka -4

    Yes or No?

    1. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  21. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Chasing down 35 points to ML leader.

    We both have Pope, TAA, Aurier, Sterling, KDB, Martial

    He has Jesus, Son, Pulisic as main differentials. Mine are Bruno Vardy Foden Doherty

    I know he plans to get Ings and DSilva

    Would you
    A Take hit to get in Aubameyang and Salah for Vardy and Sterling as big differentials for last 2 weeks and captain one of them

    B No hit, captain Bruno as he doesn’t have and get Wood for Giroud then reassess next week

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B looks good mate. I'm debating getting Dilva. What is the general view on him playing 37?!?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        So hard to know but I think he will not start FA cup and play in 37 and 38

        Would rather him than Foden I think. Would you take -4 to transfer Foden to him or stick with Foden?

  22. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What are people's plans with Greenwood. For those who've watched Utd recently, how has he looked? Worth holding for last 2?

    1. Nas
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Doesn’t look good. I almost made the switch to him from rashford 2 weeks ago when he was scoring and rashford blanking but even then I didn’t think he looked good. He scored some exceptional goals but it didn’t seem sustainable. The last couple of games he hasn’t been in the box much

  23. Alli
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    A. TAA > Tarkowski
    B. Lascelles > Egan/Pieters

    FH GW 38

    Pope - Martin
    TAA - Doherty - Digne - Saiss - Lascelles
    Mané - KDB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Foden
    Rashford - Ings - Greenwood

  24. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Who would be the 1 player you would want this week who isn't in the team below?
    Going to FH in 38. So transfer this week can be a 1 week punt or stay in for FH. Thinking Salah or Sterling in for Willian.

    Pope, Martin
    TAA, Doherty, Saiss, Kiko, Lascelles
    KDB, Martial, Bruno, Willian, Foden
    Ings, Jimenez, Greenwood

    1. Nas
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Sterling, bruno

      1. Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Got bruno

    2. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      D. Silva

      1. Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        You reckon he starts 37? Definitely in for my FH 38.

  25. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Tierney capable of attacking returns ?

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      As a wingback yes, but played center back last game.

    2. Nas
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      In theory he is. But arsenal don’t score a lot of goals, and Aston Villa not conceding a lot either

  26. The Littlest Robbo
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Who are people captaining?

    After West Ham's result tonight they might become easier opponents then they would have if they needed a result at Old Trafford

  27. The Prince of Zamunda
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How do you find out what chips your league rival has used?

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Gameweek History.

      1. The Prince of Zamunda
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers Berbs rookie knowledge you wouldn’t think i’ve been playing this game for the last 10 seasons lol

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Gw history

  28. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Alonso to:

    A dunk / lampatay
    B Tarkovsky / peiters (have pope)
    C tierney

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B

  29. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Who should I bench:

    A) Willian
    B) Greenwood
    C) KDB

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

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

      For some reason I find myself benching Willian this week, but it doesn't feel right at all.

  30. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Captain Bruno or Rashford?

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Based on the last match, Rashford.