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How Wildcarding top 10k FPL managers have prepared for Double Gameweek 19

A significant portion of Fantasy Premier League managers inside the top 10,000 overall rankings re-shaped their squads for Gameweek 16.

9.3% of those deployed the first Wildcard at the last chance of asking for the final Gameweek of 2020 – with Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) very much a key figure.

Thanks to the data on LiveFPL.net, we can analyse which other assets played a part in this squad shuffle, especially thinking of the upcoming Blank and Double Gameweeks.

Firstly, we can see that, as the Gameweek 16 deadline passed, 92.0% of top 10k managers had used the first Wildcard.

That means that just over 8.0% of those at this level proverbially ‘wasted’ it by leaving the chip unused.

Could that indicate a degree of inactivity even among the top 10k, or were there that many managers happy enough with their existing squad not to need it. Imaging that luxury is enough to make anyone envious.

As you can see from the bar chart above, we can see that, after 16 Gameweeks, 5.0% of the top 10k achieved their lofty rank without the use of even one chip.

64.6% have deployed one, almost certainly the Wildcard based on the rule of probability, while the relative lack of managers to have used more than that suggests we should see plenty Triple Captains, Free Hits and Bench Boosts when the Blank and Double Gameweeks come around.

As mentioned already, Salah was the key man on top 10k Wildcards, selected by 95.9% of these managers, the most of any asset.

He is marginally more popular than Bruno Fernandes (£11.1m) and Patrick Bamford (£6.5m), included in 95.8% and 94.6% of top 10k Wildcard squads respectively.

Despite blanking in five of the last nine Gameweeks, Son Heung-min (£9.7m) is not far behind the trio in terms of Wildcard support, chosen by 88.0% of these managers. 

Back-to-back home matches against newly-promoted opposition are sure to have influenced that decision, as well as a fixture in Blank Gameweek 18, taking Spurs to Villa Park.

Midfield is certainly an area where the top 10k have been as unanimous as possible in terms of selection, Tomáš Souček (£5.1m) selected by 70.2% of Wildcarders at this level ahead of a Double Gameweek line-up of Burnley (home) and West Bromwich Albion (home).

Apart from Bamford, the top 10k were less emphatic in the overall choices up-front. It is certainly noteworthy that Harry Kane (£11.0m) was considerably less popular in these Wildcard squads than Son with 55.7% inclusion.

Also interesting is the fact that Che Adams (£6.1m) has picked up the support of 41.7%, the value offered by a striker facing Leicester (away) and Leeds (away) in Double Gameweek 19.

Premium defenders struggled to get much of a look-in for top 10k Wildcarders, none of the top-five most-fashionable assets in this position costing more than £5.0m at the time of writing.

James Justin‘s (£5.0m) remarkable powers of recovery have helped him start and play 90 minutes in every match for Leicester this season, even between Gameweeks 15 and 16.

The top 10k have cottoned onto that, especially those Wildcarding, 62.0% choosing him ahead of a Double Gameweek 19 line-up of Southampton (home) and Chelsea (home).

Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) and Stuart Dallas (£4.7m) are in just shy of 60% of top 10k Wildcard squads, with Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.8m) also extensively included.

In terms of what these selections mean for future chip planning, the fact that so many popular Wildcard assets are Double Gameweekers indicates the Free Hit could receive extensive attention in Blank Gameweek 18.

In terms of how that compares with the template for the rest of the top 10k rank bracket, there are some notable exclusions.

Jack Grealish (£7.8m) is in 53.8% of squads at this level but did not feature in the Wildcard template.

The same goes for Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m), currently owned by 62.8% of the top 10k.

Meanwhile, it is clear that the Wildcarders at this level used the chip to bring their defence in line with the overall template, the same five players appearing in each matrix we have compared.

Finally, Salah is the most dangerous asset in the top 10k for Gameweek 16, backed by 54.3% for the captaincy.

That brings his effective ownership at this level to 142.8%, 46.1 percentage points higher than the second-placed in that category: Manchester United midfielder Fernandes.

It is also interesting to note how the stock of Spurs attackers has fallen, especially in the captaincy debate.

A home meeting with Fulham stood out to many as a key game for those in possession of Son and Kane – less so now.

Spurs’ own slump is likely a contributing factor as well as Fulham’s improved defensive displays.

As a result, Kane and Son were captained only by 19.8% and 13.5% of the top 10k respectively.

Statistics taken from LiveFPL.net.

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1,903 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mabz1303
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    1) Martinez (Forster)

    Taylor Dallas Chilwell (Coufal Ferguson)
    Salah Bruno Son Soucek (El-Ghazi)
    Vardy Bamford *KANE*

    OR

    2) Martinez (Forster)

    Taylor Dallas Chilwell (Coufal Ferguson)
    Salah Bruno Son Soucek *MANE*
    Vardy Bamford (Brewster)

    1. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      1 has a nicer bench. Could do 1 and then switch to 2. Your team value must be very nice to get Kane and Vardy in as well as good midfield.

      1. mabz1303
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Thanks, done early WC and accumulated some cash

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 hours ago

      Oh, definitely A.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 hours ago

        Or 1. Whichever.

  2. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    I'm a plonker

    I have Martinez and Meslier and decided to play Martinez. Reason being: every time I have benched Martinez for a tricky game he has hauled.

    I also benched Chilwell and played Konsa
    Luckily I get Chilwell off the bench

    Anyway happy to get 10 from 3 which is a decent start this week, could have been 6/7 from 3 if the City game went ahead.

    1. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 hours ago

      Meslier might still fo worse! 3 pts isn’t too bad regardless from Chelsea away

      1. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 hours ago

        Do*

  3. Wizardh
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Got 10 from Giroud and Grealish. Still have Meslier, Robbo, Dier, Alioski, Salah(c), Bruno, Son, Firmino, Bamford

      Shipped Grealish to Maddison tonight.

      Building towards this BB team for DGW and free hitting in GW18.

      Meslier, Fabianski
      Robbo, Reece, Justin, Coufal, Alioski
      Salah(c), Bruno, Rashford,Maddison, Soucek
      Firmino, Bamford, Giroud

      What do you think ?

      1. Blzbobuk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Looks nice, some good differentials - Maddison is a trap though burnt me horribly last year so I am not touching him.

        1. Wizardh
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            Cheers!

        2. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          I would rather have raphinha

          1. Wizardh
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              Where do you see Raphinha?

        3. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Hi guys, quite new to FPL so just unsure on pricing etc. Currently 0.1 off a move I want to make. If I have a player who drops in price will I then have 0.0 ITB? Hope this makes sense!

          1. ALI_G
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            no

            the cash and player values are unrelated

          2. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Nope. Your money ITB will never change based on player price changes.

          3. beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Are you selling the player thats dropping? If so you will get less money for him. If youre not selling the player then his price change wont affect your bank balance

          4. Onz
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            You bank will not change just the selling price of the player who drops/

          5. ALI_G
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            you're obviously an economics graduate and trying to think about this too deeply!

            1. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              Thanks guys!

              1. ALI_G
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                y/w

        4. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Bought my kids xbox for christmass and thought i'd give it a go my self. I've been out of the loop since PES 5 but always enjoyed that so I downloaded Fifa 20. There's so many game modes now! Any recommends where should I start? Ultimate team or career or that Volta thing?

          1. Wizardh
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              Career mode for start

            • Ron_Swanson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              Just play Seasons. It’s nice and easy, pick up the pad and play a game. Over time you’ll end up playing people around the same skill level as you

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                Extra turd? I keep crossing when I shoud shoot!

            • JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              If you want an addicting experience bad for your mental health go play Fut Champs in Ultimate Team. I’ve given up now because it fries my brain

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                Sounds fun! Wifey would love that.

            • Konstaapeli
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              Haha. Three different answers right of the bat. Love it!

            • Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              career

            • Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              Don't bother with ultimate team, it's massively pay to win and requires huge time commitment. Play seasons, it's a very peasant experience in comparison

              1. Ragabolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                *pleasant

            • Wizardh
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                I wish I was your kid man

                1. Konstaapeli
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  😆

                2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  Well, surprise surprise Wizardh........

              • Konstaapeli
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                Cheers all. Think I'll give seasons or career mode a stab. See how it goes.

              • Stejson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 hours ago

                Tutorial

              • Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 4 hours ago

                Love this! Getting in the practise to beat your kids lol.

                I am a few years behind you with younger kids so have no clue on these things but hope you enjoy!

              • BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 hours ago

                Moro Konstaapeli, you can turn on "PES controller settings" in FIFA by choosing "alternative" controls. I recommend that as former PES heavy user. No more crossing when shooting 😉

                1. Konstaapeli
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Bit late but thanks! Will try that.

            • jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              What's this rumor that the Pool/Newcastle game might be postponed -- more covid cases? Google not returning any news, that I've found.

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                Just speculation cause city played new castle just the otherday. Nothin more to it.

                1. jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  thanks

              2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                where did you read this in the first place ?

                1. jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  here

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    definitely not true then 🙂

                    1. jdp219
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 5 hours ago

                      Ha! Touché.

              3. beric
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                Pure speculation

              4. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                City played Newcastle last weekend and had an outbreak. Newcastle could well have cases too because of it

                1. Wizardh
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    Football matches are not the only events where virus is spread.

                    1. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 hours ago

                      I know but that’s where the rumour stemmed from. Just answering his question

                      1. jdp219
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 5 hours ago

                        And much appreciated.

                      2. Pat Bonner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 5 hours ago

                        Don’t try and be helpful on here and answer a question. That’s just crazy talk!

                2. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  What rumour?

              5. Canarinha
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 hours ago

                Martinez
                Dallas Stones Coufal
                Bruno Salah Mane Son
                Adams Kane Bambam

                Steer, Taylor, Kilman, Anguissa

                A) Sell Mane to strenghten defence?
                B) Sell Mane for Raphinha
                C) Sell Mane for Soucek to afford Vardy
                D) Keep Mane
                E) WC whole team?

                1. chelseabrad
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  D

                2. Kane and Ablett
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    Depends on your strategy for 18 and 19, you may not need to use a chip to do ok. To answer your question D

                3. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  Worth doing kdb and Brewster to soucek and Vardy tonight. Plans for 19 BB are very tight so can’t afford it if Vardy soucek and Johnson all rise tonight.

                  Sensible move is to wait with all the uncertainty around COVID but given Vardy has played and getting rid of kdb looks fairly low risk

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    Is johnson nailed?

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 5 hours ago

                      Sorry my bad. It’s Johnstone the wba keeper

                  2. FPL Virgin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    "Sensible move is to wait with all the uncertainty around COVID".

                    Listen to your own advice.

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 5 hours ago

                      Vardy is the main play here so wouldn’t consider it if Leicester hadn’t played already

                      1. Keeptrying
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                        Uncertainty around covid remains though if that is what you were initially worried about.
                        Just because they / he played earlier today does not mean that the squad / he can catch covid until the next match.

                        1. Pat Bonner
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                          True. Newcastle next match as well which makes it risky. Will hold off. Cheers

                          1. Keeptrying
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 4 hours ago

                            Good luck either way 🙂

                            1. Pat Bonner
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 4 hours ago

                              Thanks you too

                  3. 12steps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    Id do it

                    1. 12steps
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 hours ago

                      Based on your own reasoning

                      1. Pat Bonner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 5 hours ago

                        Thanks

                  4. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    The exact moves I’m thinking

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                      Doing it tonight?

                      1. Danno - Emre Canada
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                        No sure, I presume the Chelsea/City game will be off. But are Vardy and Soucek definitely rising?

                        1. Pat Bonner
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                          Can’t say for sure but they are very close to going up

                  5. Shankly611
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    I have the exact same problem. I think I'll do the transfers tonight and hope nothing goes wrong.

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                      Cheers

                  6. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    If priced out do it, if not I'd wait
                    Scope for Man City to also have a DGW in 19 now

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                      Thanks. That would change things! Looks more likely city will have 3 doubles around 24,26,27

                4. chelseabrad
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  2FT and 2.0 ITB, going to FH 17 and BB in 18 so trying to get as many DGWers in as possible, any obvious changes?

                  Mendy Steer
                  Robbo Stones Taylor KWP Mitchell
                  Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Neto
                  Bamford Wilson Welbeck

                  Looking to take maybe Steer out this week for maybe Pope? Yay or nay?
                  Maybe Welbeck too, see how he does tomorrow against Arsenal

                  1. ALI_G
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    Steer to McCarthy
                    Wellbeck to Adams
                    Neto to Refinha
                    Mitchell to Leeds def

                  2. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    Who do you want to get rid of for the double? And who’s your priority to get in for the double? Looks a bit light of dgwers currently.

                5. Oldie99
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  Just sense checking my plan quickly:

                  Wildcard 17 - FH18 - BB19, starting tonight wiht the players I want about to go up in price, and then waiting out news tomorrow/Wednesday where I can.

                  Global rank and mini league positions terrible and I need a big 3 weeks - aware of the risks with games possibly being postponed, or even DGW19 made even bigger - but with no City/Chelsea players in the wildcard this should be fine.

                  Do you go ahead wiht this plan if your rank is awful?

                  A. Yes
                  B. No

                  1. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    Depends on current team. WC might be worth more at a later date

                6. Henning
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  Maby hard to say. But when can we expect to know when Everton -City Will take place?
                  If its not part of gw 19 im tempted to get rid of Kdb.

                  1. Neves say Neves
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    i'd get rid of kdb regardless

                7. HippY
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  A quick question.

                  I have one FT for GW17, if I save it can I make 2 transfers next GW before using a freehit during the same GW?

                  1. HippY
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    Or does it just revert back to the GW17 lineup?

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 5 hours ago

                      yes

                  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    no

                  3. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    No you need to use it or lose it

                8. MHG
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  Hi
                  I plan to do a free hit in GW18
                  I have 1 FT currently in GW17
                  Do I get a FT in GW 18 before I then do a free hit?
                  If I don't use my FT in GW17 will it carry forward to GW19 or will I lose it?
                  Thanks

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    lose it

                  2. ALI_G
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    FFS read the rules

                    what does everyone on here need spoon feeding like a 4 year old

                    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                      😆

                  3. MHG
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    It looks as if my question is the same as Hippy above!

                  4. Neves say Neves
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    I've seen this question been asked at least 10 times in the last few days

                    1. ALI_G
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 hours ago

                      We have a really brilliant selections of users here don't we. Absolutely top draw research capabilities to rivals the finest minds of the Ancient universities and the Ivy league.
                      There needs to be an aptitude test for this site to filter out the idiots seriously.
                      I don't mind so much if people are brand new but some have been registered on there for 10 years.

                      1. Shatner's Bassoon
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                        These chips didn't exist 10 years ago

                9. Neves say Neves
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  A) KDB + DCL --> Rashford + Vardy (and play Coufal)
                  B) KDB + DCL + Dias --> Son + Vardy + Justin (play Justin and Son --> Rashford GW19)

                  I don't have any spurs players for spurs vs leeds which I am veeeery concerned about. Is it worth getting Son in just for that game? (I am using my FH in GW18)

                10. Nightf0x
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  Which 2 to get from these
                  El ghazi - neto - soucek

                  1. Neves say Neves
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    what's your bgw 18 and dgw 19 plan?

                    1. Nightf0x
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                      Actually i dont have any plan and wont use any chips

                11. Oh Mane Mane
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  How does the free hit work in terms of team value etc?

                  1. 12steps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    Old team players rise and drop regardless of your FH team I think

                  2. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    Team reverts back to exact team in previous gw so you get all the price changes of original team. Once you hit the button though on FH you can get on players before they rise but you don’t “bank” any profits

                  3. Blzbobuk
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    You revert back to same team you had before so can’t gain on players you free hit in but the prices in original team can move eg xxx in your original team is injured and drops 0.3 all you can do is watch as you can’t transfer him out. Similarly you gain from rises in original team.

                12. CaptainSanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  Question on FH18, if you make a transfer in 18 before hitting the free hit, will that players still be there for your team in 19? Or does FH override any transfers?

                  1. Neves say Neves
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    no

                  2. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    I wish....
                    but afaik, the freehit cancels out any transfers u do on the gw

                  3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    You wish

                  4. CaptainSanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    Was afraid of that, thanks

                13. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  Quick 1, for the DGW would you rather have:
                  A) Robbo + Son (shu)
                  B) Taylor(whu/liv) + Mane

                  1. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    Tough one. Maybe B but really not much in it

                  2. CaptainSanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    Very close, probably A for me. Robbo much better than Taylor, mane only just ahead of son

                14. Surfeit of Lampteys
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  At my limit already for 11 players this week. Can't afford another no show. Mind you, it's only scraps so far for everyone really

                15. umerlfc
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 hours ago

                  Any word on R.James? Just a rest?

                  1. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    Hamstring injury but only minor

                16. jammie26
                    2 months, 5 hours ago

                    I can get 10 players for GW 18 with no hits.

                    Was then thinking free hit in GW19 to get 11 double game week players.

                    That leaves me with a BB, TC and WC for the remainder of the season. Thoughts?

                    1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                      u r lucky to be in that position... You should think if WC on gw19 is the way to go instead in case you don't like your gw18 team

                    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                      Sounds like a plan. FH in a DGW could yield muchos pointos.

                    3. Neves say Neves
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                      If you can get 10 players for gw18 then I would free hit in 19 yes

                    4. ALI_G
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                      sounds good

                      You can WC into your BB team to optimise it for a (big) double, and use TC for the other (smaller) double

                    5. Kane and Ablett
                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                        A differential move that played well will see you surge up the ranks, I’m with the herd WC loading up for BB in 19 and not even looking at 20 onwards

                    6. Pedersen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                      Got 2ft and wanna move on grealish before drop. Who to get? Up to 8m. Thinking el Ghazi and bank the money? Already have soucek

                      1. ALI_G
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                        I'd be looking at Son if you don't have

                      2. Pat Bonner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                        Why are you selling grealish? Seems the price moves are dictating your moves

                        1. The Hunt
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                          Grealish now non essential.

                          1. Pat Bonner
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 4 hours ago

                            I just sold him this week so I agree but that’s completely missing the point. I reluctantly sold to get the extra cash for the double....this is selling to avoid a 0.1 drop. He’s still a great option and one of the best value players in the game

                            1. Pedersen
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 4 hours ago

                              But stat is actually in el Ghazi favour. Took a look at the member site data

                              1. Pat Bonner
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 4 hours ago

                                He’s got impressive stats but I still think grealish is better pick. Captain and 90min man, if el Ghazi keeps this form going for rest of the season then fair play to you but I’m not convinced he will

                      3. Firminoooo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                        I don’t like Grealish and DCL to drop before I sell, but more information is worth 0.1 drop. Players could get injured and games could get moves. What if ManC is moved to DGW19 and you used a FT on bloody El Ghazi to save 0.1

                        1. Pedersen
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                          Do have a point, but arl Ghazi would prob be 0.2 diff tomorrow...

                        2. Vazza
                            2 months, 4 hours ago

                            Unless you won’t be able to make the required moves due to price fluctuations, it would be advisable to wait until very close to the deadline

                        3. Pedersen
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                          Price are somewhat a factor, and if el Ghazi at 1.5 less can cover fine, then why not. Do have son salah and fernandes, so it is for 4 spot on midfield. Have 3 top strikers too

                          1. Pat Bonner
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 4 hours ago

                            Transfers are so important just now that I wouldn’t use one to do grealish to el ghazi - unless you have a plan for the extra cash. Grealish still superior option for me

                        4. Sun Jihai
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                          Grealish may not drop, he is -77% on FFFix, which is better at adjusting for wildcards

                      4. Ruinenlust
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                        Johnstone or Meslier for DGW19?

                        1. Pat Bonner
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                          Meslier I think as he can get double figures with a clean sheet

                      5. mabz1303
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                        Is Vardy defo going up in price tonight?

                        1. Pat Bonner
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                          Looks like it but a few wc’s might skew things

                      6. noquarternt
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                        At least the benching headaches solve themselves.

                        Save your transfers for the deadlines guys, who knows what’s around the corner.

                        1. The Hunt
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                          Fortune favours the brave. Get your transfers done as soon as the game's updated and see your TV go up, up up! 😀

                      7. Vazza
                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                          There is a player in the Premier League who has a similar playing style as Coutinho.

                          Can anyone guess who it is?

                          Hint: he is under 23 and has not yet fully established himself

                          1. lordkippe
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 4 hours ago

                            Indiana Vasiliev?

                            1. Vazza
                                2 months, 4 hours ago

                                Haha! No

                            2. ALI_G
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 4 hours ago

                              Saka?

                              1. Vazza
                                  2 months, 4 hours ago

                                  Good guess but no

                              2. Whazza
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 4 hours ago

                                Great name! My guess is Alexis Mac Allister

                                1. Vazza
                                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                                    Haha! Likewise.

                                    That’s not correct im afraid

                                2. The Count of Monte Cristo
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 4 hours ago

                                  Smith Rowe?

                                  1. Vazza
                                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                                      Sorry, no.

                                      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                                        Pedro Neto? Podence?

                                  2. Vazza
                                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                                      Three more guesses and I will reveal the answer

                                    • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                                      So someone who never passes........

                                    • Must.Go.Faster.
                                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                                        Vitinha

                                      • Must.Go.Faster.
                                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                                          J. Ramsey

                                        • Vazza
                                            2 months, 4 hours ago

                                            If you had said Curtis Jones, you would have been correct 🙂

                                          • Must.Go.Faster.
                                              2 months, 4 hours ago

                                              J. Ramsey is Curtis Jones spelled backwards

                                          • hammersp2000
                                            • 7 Years
                                            2 months, 4 hours ago

                                            For the DGW

                                            A ) mane & Adam's

                                            Or
                                            B ) pulisic & vardy

                                            Already have sakah as pool cover

                                            Thanks

                                            1. Vazza
                                                2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                A

                                            2. jammie26
                                                2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                Cheers for the replies.

                                                1. Surfeit of Lampteys
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                  Don't mention it.

                                                2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                  Your mum

                                              • jdp219
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                2FTs, 0.3itb - Probably FH in gw18.
                                                1) Forster, KDB > Fabianski, Son (bench McCarthy in gw17)
                                                2) Kilman, KDB > Taylor, Son (bank funds)
                                                3) Grealish, KDB > Son, Rashford

                                                McCarthy, Forster
                                                Chilwell, Targett, KWP, Coufal, Kilman
                                                Salah, KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Soucek
                                                DCL, Bamford, Wilson

                                              • JabbaWookiee
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                Kane and Son owners - given it's Sheff Utd in GW19 are you...

                                                A) Benching Kane and Son to get a full 11 of DGW-ers out?
                                                B) Aiming for 9 DGW-ers plus Kane and Son?
                                                C) Bench boosting?

                                                1. TorresMagic™
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                  • 11 Years
                                                  2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                  Depends on GW18

                                                2. Right In The Stanchion
                                                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                    Bench Boosting. May sell Kane or Son based on form.

                                                  • I Must Break You
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                    Probably B (would rather play Kane in 1 game than, say, Charlie Taylor in 2 games), maybe C.

                                                    1. Pat Bonner
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                      Slight price difference

                                                      1. I Must Break You
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                        Ummm, yeah?

                                                        1. Pat Bonner
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                          Just not sure why you’re comparing Kane to someone like Charlie Taylor. Kane vs Vardy is better example and I’d prefer Vardy

                                                          1. I Must Break You
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                            Because I will own Kane and Charlie Taylor in GW19 and the poster asked if we're aiming to play all double gameweekers or some single gameweekers. (i.e. Read the question.) I have feeling many will be in the same position. I doubt if anyone owns Kane and/or Son they will have enough funds to afford 11 DGW'ers who will warrant putting Kane and/or Son on the bench

                                                  • Pat Bonner
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                    I’m likely keeping son and will have Vardy over Kane

                                                  • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                                                    C

                                                  • Canadian Football
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    2 months, 3 hours ago

                                                    If fixtures remain as planned

                                                    Son/Kane to Mane/Vardy