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FPL differentials to consider for Gameweek 17 and the upcoming Double Gameweek

With one eye on Gameweek 17 and the other on the Double Gameweek, Az looks at some low-owned FPL players to in his latest Pro Pundits piece.


Hi everyone, hope you all had a great Christmas (even under strange circumstances) and are looking forward to the New Year and 2021.

I’m not going to focus this article on my team as Mark and I will be discussing what’s going wrong for me in our next episode of FPL BlackBox.

Instead, I’m going to present some differentials ahead of the upcoming Double Gameweek. I’m building my side out with the Free Hit in Gameweek 18 in mind, which leaves me free to plan who to have in place ready for Gameweek 19 – how exciting!

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  1. ClaireT
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Choose 2 to get rid of for next GW out of Taylor, James, Watkins & Grealish

    Martinez, Fabianski
    Taylor, Dallas, James, Coufal, KWP
    Raphinha, Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Bissouma
    Watkins, Vardy, Bamford

    1 FT, 4.3 itb

    1. Roy Rovers
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Taylor and James
      Taylor and Watkins if BB19

  2. gonzalocampos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    HELP!!!!!

    I am not going for a -4 so I have 2 options:
    1) Get Dallas / Alioski (play them against Spurs and DGW)
    2) Get Antonio for Welbeck

    I can't do more moves without losing 4 points. I am not doing bad: 993 points.

    1. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Dallas. He plays midfield, too.

  3. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    So in the coming GW is
    Che and City
    Bur and Ful
    the most likely ones to be postponed if any based on what we know now?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I was wanted to hold a free to build some more 18 players in before that week. I am thinking I might just stick to the plan.

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      City training has reopened so Fulham more at risk I'd say

  4. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    GR 1 with the ultimate smooth this week: Triple captained Kane.

    But Kane didn't play, so his VC was... Dallas for 36 points. Unbelievable jam.

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3757024/event/16

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      🙂 gotta love it.

  5. Baltic Revolution
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Anything I'm missing with Holding? Any downsides as a cheap budget defender?

    1. marcos11
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Been thinking this for a while, doesn’t have a dgw but I think I’ll go ahead with him regardless

        1. Baltic Revolution
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Just so affordable...

      • Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Downsides are Arsenal are rubbish despite their last 2 games but I guess at 4.4 you can't really complain!

    2. NateDogsCats
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I'm sure I'll ask this again before the deadline, but Kane or Son captain against Leeds this week? Also have Bruno and Salah but brought Kane in for this game and figure it has to be the best bet

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Kane imo.

      • FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        What to do here? 2 FT 0.6 itb

        Martinez Forster
        Cancelo Matip* Dallas Balbuena Fodder
        Salah KDB Fernandes Son Grealish
        DCL Bamford Brewster

        A) Grealish + Matip -> Robertson + Raphina
        B) Matip -> 4.0 liverpool defender
        C) Something else

        1. AF90
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          A looks good

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Wood to Rodrigo for free? If Burnley vs Fulham is called off!

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah. Even if Burnley isn't called off I'd be tempted. Burnley aren't attacking enough for me to ever invest in their forwards.

      • Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        A) Robertson & Harrison
        B) TAA & Raphinha

        0.1 short of Robertson & Raphinha.

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Any suggestions for a 6.1m mid here? Thinking Neto or Saka.

        Salah Bruno son soucek xxxx
        Vardy dcl bamford

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Raphinha?

          Unless you don't fancy the Leeds double up?

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers. Hadn’t considered him tbh as I already have Dallas and bamford.

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Raphinha

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Last Man Standing GW16 (1521 teams)

        Safety score = 34
        Top score = 72
        LMS average = 47.66 (-0.75) = 46.91

        134 teams to be removed, 1387 through to GW17.
        Up to 9% out or minimum 125 out next GW.
        Congrats to the survivors. 🙂
        Entry will open next year and close on the 14th January.

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Horror week with 3 City and 2 Spurs, 3 subs al got 2pts, didn't qualify for the cup but ....... 36 I survived! 🙂

      • Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        34 points (after a hit), 5 starters didn't show, but 3rd bench fodder Keinan Davis' 3-minute cameo looks like it has scraped me into the cup on 38 points. Got to find the positives where you can 🙂

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          37 was enough.

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            According to Ragabolly I might have struggled with 37 based on the number of transfers I've made. But still, i'll take it.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Needed 2 or more.
              Not like many of us will get passed January in the Cup

      • AF90
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        9 DGW's plus Kane & Grealish enough for GW19?

        McCarthy
        Chilwell, Justin, Dallas, Balbuena
        Salah, Bruno, Rashford, Grealish
        Kane, Bamford.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yes

      • Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        What's the news with postponed games then, if any?

        Well out the loop.

        1. AF90
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          No news atm

      • Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Pick 1 to bench between:

        A) Adams (LIV-H)
        B) Bamford (TOT-A)
        C) Grealish (MUN-A)

        Cheers!

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          That's tough.

          Probably C although it could backfire as he's so involved in everything Villa do offensively and they look really good going forward this season.

        2. AF90
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Adams easy

          1. Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Liverpool look dodgy at the back with the CB crisis though. Both Phillips and Williams look suspect. Could backfire imo.

        3. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          a

        4. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          A

      • FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Robertson or TAA?

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Robbo

        2. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          TAA imo but probably letting my heart rule my head there. Just think he's more fun to own and the better overall player. Plus on direct free kicks always helps.

          Robertson logical choice though as having a better season so far.

        3. AF90
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Robertson looks better but if I was picking one now I'd go Trent & there's no reason for it than I just prefer him...

          1. Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            My exact thoughts.

        4. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Robbo. TAA looks out of sorts so far this season, and they're struggling to keep clean sheets.

        5. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Robbo

      • wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Would appreciate your help here.Which one?
        A)Taylor->Justin and in gw19 Wood->Antonio
        B)Taylor->Balbuena and in gw19 Wood->Abraham

        1. AF90
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Don't like Antonio or Abraham

          Justin & Balbuena both good picks tho

          1. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            cheers.I don't have money for someone else.I also have Bamford and Adams.Other options are Grant,Watkins or keep Wood.

      • ClaireT
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Grealish and Taylor OUT, Rashford and Regulion IN. Yes or No?

        Martinez, Fabianski
        Taylor, Dallas, James, Coufal, KWP
        Raphinha, Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Bissouma
        Watkins, Vardy, Bamford

        1 FT, 4.3 itb

        1. AF90
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Rashford in yes

          Reguilon no....good player but Leeds will probably score, gets rotated with Davies & no DGW

          1. ClaireT
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Thank you - is there anyone you'd think is worth a -4 as Taylor replacement?

            1. AF90
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              No point taking a -4, rest of the defence is fine just not the best fixtures this week

              1. ClaireT
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Thank you - I know it's a tough one, but who would you say to bench?

            2. AF90
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Only TAA Or Robbo but guess you can't afford if getting Rashford

              1. ClaireT
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                I could change taking Taylor out to do James out. Can afford both TAA or Robbo if that would be a good move?

      • AF90
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        2FT's 0.2 ITB! (Need to use both as FH GW18)

        McCarthy, Forster
        Chilwell, Dallas, Balbuena, Lamptey, Taylor
        Salah, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Poveda
        Kane, Bamford, DCL

        A) Lamptey & Taylor -> Justin & Pieters (very dull)
        B) Lamptey & Grealish -> Justin & £7.3m Mid?
        C) Something else!?

        0.1 off Trent & Soucek!!!

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          C

          1. AF90
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Any ideas? Haha....need double gameweek players really

            1. Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              DCL out if you are FHing BGW18

              1. AF90
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Yeah I am, was thinking Adams for DGW19 but not so sure now

                1. Siva Mohan
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  disappointed Adams owner from 3-4 GWs .. look elsewhere

        2. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          B and Maddison?

      • Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Martinez
        Justin Dias Taylor*
        Salah Son Bruno Pulisic Grealish
        Bamford Kane

        Steer, Mitchell, Dallas, Brewster

        I have 2 FT

        A) Pulisic & Taylor > Raphinha & TAA
        B) Pulisic & Taylor > Harrison & Robertson
        C) Pulisic & Taylor > Maddison & Maguire/Dier
        D) Pulisic & Taylor > Saka & TAA/Robertson
        E) Pulisic, Taylor & Dias > Rashford, Holding & Lowton

        1. AF90
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          A for me or B, don't even consider the other options
          ....thoughts on mine above?

          1. Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Thanks. I'll comment on yours 🙂

        2. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          B

          1. Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Thanks

        3. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I have Raphinha & Robbo

      • Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        55 (-4) from 9 players and a small green..

        save chips till players are vaccinated .. good strategy?

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I don't think players will be vaccinated that quickly. It's not good optics when there's so many NHS staff, key workers and older/vulnerable people out there who should be prioritised.

      • FortunesAlwaysHiding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Who to start for a draft league side in gwk 17 guys?

        A-Aguero (che)
        B-Wilson (LEI)

        Thank you and happy new year

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          B

      • Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        COVID positive 5 Man City players names out?

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Jesus & Walker were reported earlier

        2. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Jesus, Walker for sure
          Ederson, Cancelo rumored?

          1. Siva Mohan
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Ederson, Cancelo & Torres rumored .. nothing confirmed then

            cheers!

      • CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Taylor: Not needed until DGW19 so if you have him, hold him... He could be back, pending a more detailed injury report. Blanks GW18 so you're only missing GW17 + whatever from GW16. If you're Bench Boosting, yes he might not do more than 2&2 points, but at the same time he could be 5&5

        1. ClaireT
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks for that, helps me a bit in my decision of what to do with him

          Myy defence is:

          Taylor, James, Dallas, KWP, Coufal

          Would you say I need to get rid of James this week? If not, which of the defence would you bench?

          1. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            From those 5, I don't think you sell any - but for GW17 I would bench KWP. Dallas might ship 4, but he could score too. I'll maybe play Alioski myself, because damn he's good.

            As for James specifically, looks very clear the game is going ahead vs Citeh, and if the Torres news pans out (las plagas) then Aguero plays, in which case you bench James, maybe? Coufal is the only one of your defenders I like for a clean sheet. But those 5 aren't in your squad for clean sheets.

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Sorry, but what is the Torres news pls? Planning on selling but this would make it my first priority.

            2. ClaireT
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Thank you 🙂 Helps me out alot!

          2. leeboy104
              3 months, 19 days ago

              I have the exact same defence. I'm holding them all for now. As mentioned Taylor could be back for DGW and James might be back for City game.

          3. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            I don't want to book in potential transfers for 19 so he's gone for me.

            Won't be able to make a transfer due to free hit in 18 so don't want the added risk.

            1. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Plus Lowton is there uninjured for 0.2m less.

        2. PP6
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          1FT before I FH any suggestions?
          Thanks.

          Martinez
          Targett Stones TAA Mitchell Robertson
          Son Salah Bruno Soucek Burke
          Kane Adams Bamford.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Depends on GW19

          2. Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Stones > Lowton? Or Justin?

        3. davies
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Anyone else not playing a chip in DGW19?

          Thinking of saving them for a potential TGW for City...

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            No idea, still have work to do if BB.
            TC doesn't feel great atm.

          2. mattk lfc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Can you imagine trying to get your head around the Pep roulette on a triple GW for City haha

          3. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Just saying...with champions league as well, TGW for City = mass rotation

        4. ragsyboys
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Who is the nailed palace defender?

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Tomkins probably.

        5. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Bench one:

          1. Dallas (tot)
          2. Cancelo (che)
          3. Coufal (eve)

          Thanks

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Might not get a choice, Coufal possibly.

            1. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              You are quite right

          2. Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            3.

          3. Siva Mohan
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            3

        6. HARLEY
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I had no idea how to adjust my team ahead to gw18 and 19

          McCarthy
          Robbo Dias Dallas KWP Kilman
          Salah Bruno Son Soucek Bissouma
          Kane DCL Bamford

          1 ft 0 itb

          1. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Tricky without a hit - I'm assuming you will FH18 but not really anything great with 1FT and no cash for gw19. Maybe lose DCL?

        7. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Any idea's on who to transfer Matip > ???

          I have Justin, KWP, Coufal & Mitchell already.

          7.0m to spend but want upgrade Forster to a playing GK for DGW so need some funds (0.6) at minimum.

          so really i have around 6.4m to spend.

          Feedback appreciated.

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Cancelo, Holding, Mina are all options atm

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Cancelo Stones would be the targets pending news

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Stones sort of nailedish now lol?

                1. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  could be a steal at 4.9 for a City defender

          2. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Creswell if FH18
            Dias but wait on any news tomorrow if you need them 18 (or even Bellerin/Teirney)

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              2FT's so was going to use them both and FH18 - trying to build a DGW team for 19

              1. Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                WHM have the best def dgw so dbling with Cresswell is worth it I think

                1. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Didnt think of doubling up with Cress & Coufal for DGW. Could be the way to go as I am FH most likely - cheers