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Scoutcast Episode 350 – Cheap strikers take centre stage in Halloween special

Joe and Az are joined by Karam to look ahead to Gameweek 7.

For the Scoutcast’s 350th episode, our trio get into the spirit of Halloween, with some frightening props and a scary set of sound effects.

The occasion seems timely after an abysmal Gameweek 6 for all three, where they all failed to reach the average score.

Is going more ‘casual’ the answer? The crew consider where they would be in the overall Fantasy Premier League rankings if they’d have done nothing since Gameweek 1. The pros and cons of under and over managing an FPL team are also considered as they look to turn around their season.

A rethink in defence may be needed, with former whipping boys showing signs of improvement.

Meanwhile, cheap strikers, such as Patrick Bamford (£5.9m), are back in vogue. Given the Leeds United forward’s hat-trick last time out it, is little wonder FPL managers are looking to cut costs as they attempt to boost points hauls up top.

Karam takes his turn to pick a differential. Taking into account the Scoutcasters’ previous choices struggle for gametime, even appearance points would be a victory.

There are next four fixtures to frisk, with a keen eye on West Ham and their budget striker Michail Antonio (£6.3m).

This episode finishes off with transfer and captaincy plans for the week ahead.

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397 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mind över Mata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Lamptey and Ferguson -> Coufal and Kilman

    Good shout?

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yeah, considering lamptey > coufal myself

    2. Dexters Laboratory
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Something seems wrong about using 2FT on cheap defenders but seems like a solid shout

    3. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Play Kilman (CRY) or Mitchell (wol)?
      Have Saiss, so would you play double Wolves DEF or hope neither team scores more than 1 goal?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Kilman

        1. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Double wolves is risky, so I’d just ride the luck on Mitchell

      2. Mind över Mata
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        K

      3. Dexters Laboratory
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Look at the odds.. Definitely play Kilman

        • 2OLEgend
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Double up with Kilman & Saiss

        • Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Bottomed... Swaying towards save? 0.5itb 1FT

          Mccarthy
          KWP Konsa TAA
          Hamez Bruno Son Greal
          Werner Ings DCL
          (Nyland, Podence, Mitchell, Egan)

          1. 2OLEgend
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Egan will most likely drop before deadline, so if you're not planning to keep him long term, I would do Egan -> Coufal this week.

          2. RVP 20
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Hi all, what to do here? 2 FT, 0.1 ITB

              McCarthy Ryan
              TAA Chilwell Ayling Targett Mitchell
              Salah Son Sterling Zaha Bissouma
              DCL Jimenez Brewster

              Im thinking about selling Sterling for KDB, is that mad?
              Wouldnt like to waste transfer..

              1. 2OLEgend
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Not mad at all. KDB is the best long-term city option imo.

              2. davies
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                A) Sell Barnes
                B) Sell Dunne
                C) Save

                (1FT / 0.8ITB)

                Martinez
                Robertson Kilman Mitchell
                Salah Sterling Son Barnes Soucek
                Kane DCL

                Forster Lamptey Brewster Dunne

                Cheers.

                1. Dexters Laboratory
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Save

                  • 2OLEgend
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      C

                  • Bumbaclot
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Sorry guys bottom of the pile:

                    Play 1 bench 2 please

                    A. Justin (away Leeds)
                    B. Dallas (home Leicester)
                    C. Kwp (away villa)

                    Thanks everyone

                    1. Dexters Laboratory
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        Play A&B and hope for a 0-0 or at least attacking returns

                      • OptimusBlack
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        No CS for All But A to Play
                        Justin

                      • 2OLEgend
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Play A

                      • TheBabyfacedAssassin
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        Aguero > Werner, Vardy, Ings, Jimenez?
                        Or save and play one of the subs?

                        Martinez,
                        Chilwell, Kilman, Konsa
                        Son, Salah, Grealish, Zaha
                        Kane, DCL, Aguero
                        subs: Bissouma, Lamptey, Mitchell

                        1. Bumbaclot
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          To vardy. Reply fail below

                        2. CONNERS
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Ings is the safe, reliable pick. Alternatively you could take advantage of Chelsea's fixtures and go for Werner then switch to Vardy in GW10.

                      • Bumbaclot
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        To vardy

                      • Tabasco
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        Coufal or Kilman?

                        1. JamieC180
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Coufal more nailed, I believe.

                        2. 2OLEgend
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            Coufal the safer pick

                        3. JamieC180
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Pick one:
                          A) Konsa, Fernandes, Antonio/Bamford
                          B) Chilwell, Zaha, Ings

                          1. Boly Would
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            B

                          2. 2OLEgend
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              A with Antonio (if fit)

                          3. Joey Tribbiani
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              UCL

                              Captain: Mbappe or Haaland?
                              Play 1: Chilwell or Ocampos?

                              1. Klaren
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 5 days ago

                                Play Chilwell.

                                Betting odds suggest Haaland but in my opinion Mbappe is the better option. Basaksehir is a weaker team than Zenit and CBs are both 35 years old. I doubt they can keep up with Mbappe/Neymar.

                                1. Joey Tribbiani
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    ty

                              2. BigKeith
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  2ft 0.1itb

                                  Martinez (Steer)
                                  Dallas Lamptey Robbo (Mitchell, Dunne)
                                  Son Salah Grealish Pulisic (Mendy)
                                  DCL Kane Maupay

                                  Been pretty dissapointed with Lamptey and Maupay, any suggestions on what I should do welcome 🙂

                                  1. Rbyrne95
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    Maybe change Maupay to Adams and use rest to upgrade a defender (perhaps chelsea)

                                  2. Neebster
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    In the same boat, I’m looking at Maupay to bamford and roll the other. Aiming to build towards KDB/Sterling by GW10

                                • Rbyrne95
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  Needing some help; is anyone getting rid of DCL for the next couple gameweeks or not worth it? (Due to Digne and Richarlison out). Really fancy Ings for the season now and I don't have a premium def.
                                  Def - Saiss, Kilman, KWP, (Dallas) (Dunne)
                                  Atk - DCL, Kane, Wilson.

                                  Been debating for -4
                                  A) DCL to Ings and Dallas to Zouma/James or 5.5 defender.
                                  B) Wilson to Ings and Dallas to 4.4m defender.
                                  C) Wilson to Che Adams and Dallas to Robertson/Chilwell

                                  1. CONNERS
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    It's something I've been giving some thought, although it could backfire. Ings is a great pick admittedly, although I'm not sure why you would want to get rid of Dallas.

                                    I have exact money to do DCL to Werner which is tempting given Chelsea's fixtures.

                                    1. Rbyrne95
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      I just feel like KWP has better fixtures and will score more over them.

                                      Yeah that's very true, only reason I'd lean towards Ings over Werner is for pens, Chelsea are going to score well over the next few fixtures, so much players who could score well. Especially if Ziyech is back.

                                • CONNERS
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  Hi all

                                  What are your plans from GW9 when Spurs fixtures turn?

                                  I will most likely keep Son and switch Kane out for a few GW's. Aguero (if fit) could be gold with those fixtures...

                                • PocketZola
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  f me sideways, what do i do here!?

                                  martinez
                                  bellerin rob lamptey
                                  salah son jrod grealish
                                  bambford kane dcl

                                  subs, dallas, mitchell, bisouma

                                  2.5mil itb

                                  1. CONNERS
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    I'd hold for this week, but keep an eye on JRod's fitness.

                                    If Everton look poor again then consider switching out DCL or JRod.