Pro Pundits - Lateriser

The ‘glue guys’ who will be set-and-forget FPL options on my Gameweek 3 Wildcard

Lateriser, who finished 30th in the world last season, discusses the Fantasy assets who he’ll be sticking with over the coming weeks and months.


I am one of many managers who is deploying their Wildcard right now and one of the reasons for that is the emergence of a few ‘glue guys’ – that and the fact that I’ve had a terrible start, and my overall rank is around the 4.5 million mark.

Glue guys are the kind of picks in a particular ‘value’ price bracket that you just need to set in your team and forget about for a long time because they will continue to offer bang for buck for the mid-to-long term.

It’s important to filter these out because if you’re Wildcarding this early in the season, you need to get these picks right so that your team has enough stability.

It’s the emergence of these glue guys and a few long-term trends that I’m particularly comfortable ‘banking’ on that has me Wildcarding early. It was the similar emergence of assets like Caglar Soyuncu (£5.5m), John Lundstram (£5.5m) and Todd Cantwell early last season that instilled me with confidence to Wildcard early.

So who are the ‘glue guys’ that I’m looking at early this season?

Tariq Lamptey (£4.5M)

Brighton look like a different team this season, especially with the addition of highly-rated Ben White (£4.5m) in their side. They have been very impressive in the first two games and look to me like a team that is going to do much better than they did last year.

What Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) gives us is the ability to provide points at both ends of the pitch at a cut-price rate.


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  1. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who is leading the captains poll?

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      probz KDB and Mo

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Dunno but I'll captain De Bruyne, Son vc.

  2. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    no replies on prev page appreciate responses

    better combo :
    a. Werner + Foden (3/4/3)
    b. Sterling + Klich (3/5/2) double up with KDB

    GB

    1. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hard one, but if I had to choose - A

  3. Kalou
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Can anyone please tell me who is leading the captain poll %?
    (Can't see it unfortunately)

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      no one can. Its secret.

      1. Kalou
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Got to be a member? Lol

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          no, I cant see neither

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        FFS IP

    2. Gleys11
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      De Bruyne 18.7%
      Werner 17%

    3. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Apparently, the feature we used to use underwent some structural/pricing changes last week so we are using GoogleForms as a stop-gap/test in the interim while we sort out what to do long-term.

      It is possible to see the current state of the poll by clicking on See Previous Submissions after voting, and then hovering over the players' colours on the pie-chart.

      The current leaders are De Bruyne 18.7%, Werner 17%, Salah 11.9% and Son 11.5%., but these may have been skewed by multiple voting.

      1. Gleys11
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks for the explanation 🙂

      2. Kalou
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks, thought it was just me 🙂

        1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          We'll be returning to the old form for next week.

  4. 2OLEgend
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Play 1:
    A) Ayling (SHU)
    B) Taylor (SOU)
    C) Mitchell (EVE)

    Captain:
    X) Son (NEW)
    Y) KDB (LEI)

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      AY

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      AY

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      BY

    4. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Thanks all.
      No love for Son vs. a poor NEW after i scored 4 in the last match?

  5. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hello guys. What would you do here?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Davies, Saiss
    KDB, James, Salah, ASM
    Werner, DCL, Adams

    subs: Button --- KWP, Bissouma, Mitchell --- 0 FT, 2.0 ITB

    A) ASM -> Zaha (-4)
    B) Wildcard
    C) Something else, what?

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not bad a team, I'm in a similar position and am not taking a hit

      Things are changing too rapidly

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      probably do something about Davies after this week. can hold for now.
      ASM should probably go, but not for a hit.

  6. Tinmen
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Folks, who’s the better pick?

    Foden
    Hames

    Not sure if Foden is nailed ?

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hames at the moment

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Me neither. Double nailed if he is. Waiting for more looks at Rodriguez against better opposition.

      1. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Waiting a while then. That's his main attractive feature is not having better opposition

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hames, nailed on and central to a flourishing Everton attack

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If Foden is playing he should be priced at 8.5 (Dilva level).

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That's why isn't though and could be a good punt.

  7. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Play

    a) Soucek v (wol)
    b) Taylor v (SOU)
    c) Mitchell v (EVE)

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      between A and B very tough

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

  8. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Think I'm done (yeah right)

    Can it be improved?

    Martinez
    TAA - Saiss - Lamptey
    KDB - Salah - Son - Rodriguez
    Jimenez - Mitrovic - Calvert-Lewin

    Steer - Burke - Mitchell - Dunne

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maybe

      Mitro and Dunne ---> Bamford and Taylor

  9. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Am I the only one having Soucek as a season keeper? Incredibly dangerous in the box and about to drop to 4.9, absolutely steal as an enabler. Think I even prefer him to Podence who will probably cop rotation, especially if Wolves sign someone to replace Jota

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If I had to create a ghost ship team I would have him in it as the 7th attacker

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Ghost ship?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          A team where you make no changes and have the same captain and vice for the entirety of the season

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would never consider soucek as a season keeper no

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He plays for West Ham like.

    4. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Keeping him at least until WC. He's a goal threat against any team on set pieces and I'd rather have him than any playing 4.5.

  10. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I think it has improved the captain poll not being able to see the results before the majority/all votes are in.

    1. Party time
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I think it looks fake & the previous one was much better

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          The different font doesn't help, looks a bit like one of those 'Your PayPal account has been suspended' emails I get but still think it prevents skewering of results that people can see current voting patterns before they submit their own.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bruno to Havertz for a hit? Too hard to ignore how terrible WBA are

      Yay or nay?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        No

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Nay never

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        No way.

    3. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not on my WC but having a little play around for next week possibly and came up with this, thoughts?

      Martinez / Steer

      Cooper / Lamptey / Taylor / Dunne / Mitchell

      Salah / KDB / Rodriguez / Son / Greenwood

      Jimenez / Werner / Brewster

      3-5-2 would be the formation and the obvious thing is the defence is very weak. Banking on one of the 4m defedners keeping his spot to cover for the 4.5's when needed.

      But is it worth it for that midfield and strike force? Could even switch werner and greenwood for martial and Ziyech if he is available soon

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I just don't like that weak of a defense.

        Dunne & Mitchell have a limited life span. Lamptey should be nailed, but is prone to the odd but if rotation.

        Burnley are injury-ridden and I think they may struggle initially. Leeds defense has shipped a lot of goals thus far, and Cooper doesn't have much goal/assist threat.

        A premium defender can return just as well as one of your midfielders/forwards, so for the sake of a reliable asset (and potentially not enough playing defenders some weeks) - I'd personally shift the funds a bit.

        1. ShaunGoater123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          yeah i know what you mean.

          greenwood / ziyech to foden means that can do Cooper to Saiss with 0.3 ITB which potentially feels better

    4. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Thoughts on Wilson to DCL/Richa/Jimenez for -4?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Don’t think either of those 3 will score high this gameweek so no

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hold for a week - could score against Spurs

    5. Fnug
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jimmy or Jesus, and why?
      Have KDB and Podence.

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Jimenez. He's quality and nailed on.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Jimmy more reliable

      3. lespaul
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Jesus til Aguero is back

    6. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      My Podence opinion:

      If on a WC, I think the uncertainty of Podence is a turnoff for now. I feel wingers who don't shoot on target often need to amass points from assists and clean sheets (3 points, 3 points) over the medium/long term to match/beat 5.0 to 5.5 defenders with goal threat and same fixtures, and that doesn't cut it for me with someone who isn't guaranteed to be nailed (can miss the 3-point clean sheets), especially with nailed alternatives from other teams posting good stats and nice fixtures too

      This is subjective, but I felt I should say it

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Agreed

      2. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        agreed. although he is a great option from a value perspective too many doubts.
        also takes up a 3rd wolves slot and i might want a 2nd wolves defender or traore.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          He's one of those "If he stays in the XI" players. Foden and Mahrez too. Absolute gold if it happens

          If only there was a way to be sure beforehand...

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Foden is still gold since it's City and he's only 6.5

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Good point

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'm also on a wildcard and agree uncertainty is a factor.

        However, with Podence there is a real upside in the coming fixtures and he has already returned twice against somewhat tough opponents (from an defensive standpoint).

        There are now so many potentially viable options in the ~5.5m price bracket (Klich, Harrison, Costa, Armstrong, Diangara, Neto) that you could go for one of them - but also you could just punt on Podence & if it does not work out, shift to another.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yeah. That works too. Ride for the upside for a healthy number of GWs, then move on if he fails or when things look rough

    7. Kushal
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      On WC - A or B

      A. VVD Son Wood
      B. Robbo Podence Werner

    8. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Which one?

      A) TAA, Pondence and Brewster (bench)
      B) Coady 4.5m mid (bench) and Ings

      1. jimmy6363
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        A

    9. WeakAssTeam
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      My 'Glue Guys' are players who get "FPL Hat-Tricks"
      (a FPL Hat-Trick is a score of either 3-goals, 3-assists, 2-assists + 1-goal, 2-goals + 1-assist)

      So now you know my thinking and this is how i pick my players.

      1. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        And who are these players in your opinion?

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Elvis and The Invisible Man.

    10. jimmy6363
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      What's with the new BS captain poll? Completely unusable, sort it out FPL scout, it wasn't broken before!!

      1. lespaul
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'm glad they fixed the sub menus in mobile version though

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          What browser do you use in mobile LesPaul? On Firefox I can't select from submenu, just shows list then goes back to menu list when I try selecting an option from submenu.

          1. lespaul
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Hi mate , yeah was doing that for me until recently , using Samsung browser

    11. jimmy6363
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      TAA & Justin or Robertson & R. James? Already got Lampety before it's suggested... Thanks!

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Robertson and Saiss

    12. nexec91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A: jimenez + foden
      B: Son + mitrovic

      1. Whiskerz
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        a

    13. Big Weng
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bottomed -

      Do I need to WC?

      McCarthy | Button

      Justin | TAA | KWP | Davies | Saiss

      Auba | Bissouma | Salah | Asm | Son

      Werner | Mitro | Wilson

      1FT 0Mil in the bank

      or what trans shall I do?

    14. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I've convinced myself that a KDB + Foden double up from City is the way to go...am I wrong?

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        You are right

      2. Whiskerz
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'm on that too

    15. Ian Davis
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Current WC team:

      Martínez / Forster
      VVD/Lamptey/Justin/Mitchell/James
      Son/KDB/Greenwood/Salah/Podence
      Werner/DCL/Davis

      Any changes needed?

    16. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Salah, Sterling, Werner, Jesus all providing plenty of headaches at the moment. Leaning towards dropping the Egyptian...

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That’s what I did

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Decide your captains for the next three GWs and this should help you decide.

    17. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Those who are asking about Captain Poll -

      Current leaders -

      1. KDB - 18.7%
      2. Werner - 17%
      3. Salah - 11.8%
      4. Son - 11.5%

      ~8k responses

    18. Typo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maupay, are we overlooking him?
      - 2 goals, 1 assist over the first two
      - penaltytaker
      - in form providers in Trossard and Lamptey
      - the speed of Lamptey will result in penalties
      - nailed

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        No he's on my watchlist. Currently on Wood though

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Maupay isn't very good at penalties... And Potter will still find a way to rotate him with Connolly, which can be pretty annoying

        But even with the caveats, he's a good option. Unlikely to generate a bandwagon except if some more trusted names fail though

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Really? He hasn't taken that many penalties in his career. Why's he bad?

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            https://www.transfermarkt.us/neal-maupay/elfmetertore/spieler/217115

            My comment was from watching all the penalties he's taken in EPL so far, even when he scored 'em, and feeling he wasn't taking them well. But you're right: he hasn't taken enough to judge him by, and he's missed only one, so my opinion might be biased

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Oh he doesn't look confident in taking them? I haven't seen brighton play that much. I was just curious because i have him penciled in for GW6 against West Brom.

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Yeah. Usually seems 50:50 with him, and no clear penalty style or aura (Jorg, Kane, Vardy et al)

                Again, it's subjective

        2. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Hopefully Aaron gets plenty of gametime before Slovakia game and can make himself nailed on.

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Most frustrating player ever.

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Are we forgetting Hazard? He was most frustrating player to own for me 😆

    19. meechamspowders
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      on WC. which looks better?

      a) son, mitro & trent
      b) podence, kane & VVD

      I already have jiminez.

      1. Whiskerz
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        a

      2. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        A

    20. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Which is better?

      Jamez . Barnes/Zaha . 4.5fwd
      Pereira . 4.5mid . Jiminez

    21. tissae
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Mendy to Chelsea official

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I’ll be getting Chilwell soon.

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        5m and straight into my team