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Captain free-for-all set to re-shape top 10k FPL managers as Wildcards remain intact

Fantasy Premier League managers are set for an intriguing captaincy battle in Gameweek 17, especially those currently ranked inside the top 10,000.

At that level of the game, four different players have soaked up at least 20% support for the armband, which could lead to a weekend of significant green and red arrows.

Spurs’ meeting with Leeds is the most popular match of the weekend with the top 10k but there was also interest in Manchester United and Liverpool’s Gameweek 17 fixtures.

As you can see, Son Heung-min (£9.7m) proved to be the most fashionable Gameweek 17 captain among the top 10k in the end.

Despite attracting votes from only 19.1% of votes in the latest Fantasy Football Scout captain poll, 26.8% of 2020/21’s highest-performing managers handed him the armband for an appealing clash with Leeds.

The Whites’ last four matches have featured an average of 5.3 goals, a statistic that has evidently also influenced the 23.3% who captained Harry Kane (£11.0m).

That was marginally more than the 20.4% of Fantasy Football Scout readers who voted for the Spurs striker in our captain poll.

However, it is of particular note that the relatively routine winner of that ballot Bruno Fernandes (£11.2m) had to make do with a bronze medal in terms of support among the top 10k.

Just 21.9% of them chose the Manchester United man as their Gameweek 17 captain for a solid 10-point haul against Aston Villa

Nevertheless, Fernandes is still the most powerful asset among the top 10k for Gameweek 17, offering an effective ownership of 114.3% among the top 10k.

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) is not far behind the Manchester United man in that regard.

He may be only the fourth-most captained among the top 10k for this round but his effective ownership of 111.0% is still ominous for any not in possession of the Egyptian.

Son is the more dangerous Spurs asset for non-owners, considering he is the third and final asset with more than 100% effective ownership in the top 10k.

However, those worried about not having Kane for Gameweek 17 might be relatively (the keyword here) relieved to see his effective ownership standing only at 70.5%, lower than Patrick Bamford‘s (£6.6m).

A small portion of top 10k managers have pulled the trigger on the second Wildcard at the first time of asking.

After 9.3% of them used up their first Wildcard last time out, it 

perhaps suggests considerably fewer of the top-level managers have decided to get a new team in preparation for Double Gameweek 19.

We saw just 0.7% usage for Wildcards in the top 10k for Gameweek 14, 1.9% in Gameweek 15, 9.3% in Gameweek 16 and now 1.8% for Gameweek 17.

That adds up to just 13.7% top 10k managers preparing for Double Gameweek 19 with a Wildcard.

So, for all the talk of this tactic in the community, often combined with the view to Free Hit in Blank Gameweek 18, it means 86.3% of these managers were happy to approach the upcoming ‘chip season’ using only their free transfers.

Of course, some of these managers might use the Wildcard in Double Gameweek 19 (doing so in Blank Gameweek 18 seems unlikely) but that would, of course, prevent them from deploying a Bench Boost or Triple Captain.

That said, the most recent Wildcard template is still an important frame of reference for all Fantasy managers.

Fernandes (95%), Bamford (86.7%) and Salah (81.7%) are the must-haves, it would seem; unsurprising considering their Double Gameweek 19 fixtures.

However, 67.2% of this week’s top 10k Wildcarders are still interested in Son despite just one match in that round.

With 41.7% of these managers securing the services of Kane, it is clear that the argument of not overlooking single Gameweek players in a Double Gameweek is one shared by some at this level. After all, Spurs travel to face Sheffield United that week, the Premier League’s worst side this season.

And, of course, it shows plans to avoid Double Gameweek blinkers in the build-up to one either. Son and Kane face an obliging Leeds defence this weekend and boast a fixture in Blank Gameweek 18.

Meanwhile, Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) and Tomas Soucek (£5.2m) are the key budget enablers for those preparing for Double Gameweek 19, featuring in 55.6% and 43.9% of top 10k Wildcard squads in Gameweek 17.

The relatively differential options include Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m), Ezgjan Alioski (£4.5m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), all included in between 20% and 26% of top 10k Wildcard squads.

There is some interesting disparity between the latest Wildcard template and the matrix of most popular players in the rest of the top 10k.

Andrew Robertson (£7.4m) appears in 31.7% of their squads but was not among the top-five most-fashionable defenders by those who Wildcarded for Gameweek 17.

Meanwhile, there is a gap of 13.2 percentage points between Son’s ownership among the top 10k as a whole and those who acquired his services on Wildcards at this level.

And it seems as if Jack Grealish (£7.7m) owners are at something of a crossroads. The most recent batch of Wildcarders are not too fussed with the Villa man (which was also the case for Gameweek 16) but he remains in 42.6% of squads at this level.

However, his stock has fallen significantly. In Gameweek 15, 68.5% of the top 10k owned Grealish. That number has fallen by 25.9 percentage points in just two Gameweeks.

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  1. Yes Ndidi
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Even with the extra fixtures I'm forced into FH for 18, having gone all in for 19.
    Current FH18 draft is

    Leno / Macey
    Cancelo / Targett / Keane / Lowton / .......
    KdB / Bruno / Rashford / Son / ...........
    Watkins / Brewster / ....

    With whichever of these is likely to score more:
    1. Kane / Neto / Stones
    2. Aguero / Grealish / Mitchell
    Any thoughts would be gratefully received. Thank you.

    1. woodboy76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Aguero and Mitchell wont play for a start, Ill leave you to figure the rest out 🙂

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        That's ideal. Thanks very much. I'm new to all this and I hadn't expected to find someone with their finger on the pulse at that time of the morning. Mitchell would have been 2nd or 3rd bench anyway.

  2. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Harrison or Soucek for DGW?

    1. Aubaaaaa
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Soucek

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      soucek

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      soucek all the way

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    For next week I have:

    Taylor*
    Cancelo*
    Fernandes
    Son

    I'll obviously be Free Hit-ing.

    Play the chip now and catch some potential risers, or wait?

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I think it's worth drafting a team and seeing how much it would leave you in the bank. I drafted a decent looking team that would leave me 0.7 so I think I might as well wait just in case.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        The only risk he has a the whole season being cancellef though. I can't see that happening.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Sorry for typos...

          1. Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            No worries. I understood every word. Are you free hitting straight away then?

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      You have to play it anyway, so no need to hold imo.

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        What if all the games get cancelled though?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          That is the only risk. I would take it.

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'm playing now. Would hVe Lowton, Bruno and Son if not. Catch risers, could be huge in the end IE getting a 5.2m defender over a 4.2

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        That's probably about 4 pts, but yes, worth it imo.

    4. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      always wait. with covid you have no idea what's going to happen

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        This

    5. fusen
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'm also definitely free hitting but I'm watching the price changes to see if anyone I want is going up or down with the intention to FH later in the week.

      But that is only because I always try to make my move close to the start of the next gameweek.

      I really don't see the issue people are making out with not using the FH straight away.

      The idea that more games will be cancelled puts FHers in an even better position. Say there are only 3-4 games that are played, only FHers will be able to put out a playing 11, everyone else would have 5+ blankers.

      The scenario of playing the FH and then the premier League freezes the season is pretty damn low.

  4. Budweiser
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Is Bernardo for Brighton gonna start again? Will be fodder for FH

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Benched soucek and coufal for Saka and Dallas. Dumb...

    1. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      To be fair I can’t see how Soucek isn’t in every 11 by now.

  6. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 days ago

    How many players will the average/top 10k team have playing in GW18?

    1. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Livefpl

      You can work it out from there

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'd guess about 10 -- assuming about half play FH, and the others have about 9 on average.

  7. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Kane to Vardy GW19?

    1. NateDogsCats
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I'm doing it

      • Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I have Vardy... Tempted to get rid to get in KDB.. See how he does this week

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          already got KDB myself

      • MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        No

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Considering that move. The ongoing groin injury is one thing and in order to get Salah back I may have to do bigger downgrade 🙁

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Good evening everyone!
      My WC16 BB DGW team has suffered quite a lot. Do we think it's still worth to BB?
      I will have no FT's to use for 19, because I'm doing Son --> KDB.

      Meslier Johnstone
      Taylor* KWP Stones Balbuena* Coufal
      Salah Bruno Soucek Raphinha KDB
      Kane Bamford Wood

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I'd so Salah, Taylor, Balbuena to KDB, Stones, Cresswell

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          So leave Son in? The transfers you suggest would be for a -8, which I'm not necessarily against but I haven't used a hit all season so I'd only really want to take a -4, which I'm more than willing to do. But getting rid of Salah doesn't seem wise at all also, don't think I'd do that

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Balbeuna out means you can get Cresswell in? Didn't see stones... With the money you have itb (if you can do Son to Salah) you could probs get robertson or TAA in then. I love sons fixtures after 20 whereas Salahs are hit and miss. Plus if I get kdb id captain him which also means Salah has less use

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          i own stones already btw haha and am on triple west ham already, so I literally cant do any of those transfers ffs. did you even read my team 😀

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      The way i see it... FH now means you risk there being postponement. In the worse case scenario the gw is postponed if all football stops... So this doesn't really change anything? Or say if 3 games are played then you can max out on these teams and have an advantage?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        All games off equals lose chip.

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          See below. Too much price movement to not take action early IMO. Especially for those who don’t own many city/arsenal assets atm

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            You won't own them when you get your team back either.

            1. Ibralicious
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Right, but if you don’t pull the trigger at all, you can just keep the -8 / -12 hit. Which is the worst case scenario. But you can bring in a lot of players you would usually be priced out of by moving early.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Sounds like you don't need to use FH.

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Can make a half-arsed effort to field 7 or so average options. Would much rather take the potential to build a solid 11 in an advantageous GW...

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Yh tbh I thought the league would continue from gw18 but guess not

      2. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Keep making transfers for players that are falling/rising now. So even if you make 3-4, you’ll only end up with a -12 which isn’t the worst case scenario if you don’t end up using the chip

    4. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Who's planning to buy Antonio GW19?

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Definitely will if he looks likely to get minutes in both.

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I think I'll probably risk it.

      3. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Potentially...

      4. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        only question mark is fitness...better pick than Adams imo if fit. But more risky as we don't really know he's going to hold up.

      5. Calvin Valance
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I like him as you could see how much better West Ham looked when he was playing. I think he also increases the value of Bowen, Fornals etc

    5. bruuuno
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Would you use FH?

      Cancelo
      Stones
      Bruno
      Son
      Kane
      Wood

      1ft

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        No.

      2. HD7
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I think if the City players are healthy you can try with one free transfer and one hit to get sth like a team. Will you like it for GW20 is important

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Depends what FT and hit equals.

    6. HD7
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Just to be sure... 4 players are okay... but the rest...
      Free Hit?

      Son
      Bruno
      Kane
      Holding

      Wood
      Mitchell
      Bissouma
      Taylor*

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah it's a FH for me.

    7. tom_p77
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Here's a quick FH BGW18 I just drafted:

      Leno
      Dias/Cancelo/Holding
      Rashford/KDB/Bruno/Son/Martinelli
      Kane/Wilson

      Feedback is welcomed!

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Looks good. Very similar to mine. But I kinda want Aguero over Kane if he's fit... Great differential for a FH. Then I'd look at Dias, Martinelli to 2 others but that's my opinion

        1. tom_p77
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Hmmm Aguero does tempt me and it frees up £ for something like:

          Leno
          Fernandez/Maguire/Cancelo
          Rashford/KDB/Bruno/Son/Podence
          Aguero/Wilson

      2. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        nice, i prefer Newcastle GK though

    8. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      So before I pull my trigger on some early transfers for the free hit, are we sure that FH chip will actually wipe the hits when used later in the week? Can’t be sure of anything this year...

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yes wipes out hits

    9. MikeS
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Let's face it, the dgw is going to change. It's almost inevitable at least one match will get postponed due to covid and rising infection rates making it almost impossible to plan effectively for. Same could well happen to this gw 18 albeit probabilities are lower of a postponement due to fewer games being played. Save your transfers till as near to deadline as possible to avoid upset.

    10. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I brought Mané in for KDB last week to double up with Salah as differential. With KDB now having 2 good fixtures in 19 is it worth -4 to reverse before then ( not in 18 as playing FH pre BB in 19)

      1. lawsy009
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I'm in the exact same boat. Obviously got a few weeks before 19 to decide but as of right now I'm leaning towards taking the -4 for KdB. The double is one reason, but City's fixtures from 20+ onwards are very appealing, so I'd be wanting him in at some point very soon regardless.

    11. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      so those FHin this GW? whats your plan for BGW29?

      if theres only 4/5 games involving likely lower table sides, how can you deal with that GW??

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

        hits, I guess

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Quality over quantity.

      3. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Wildcard 2

      4. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        WC 25/26 to prepare and take some hits as required

    12. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      GW18 team:

      Martinez
      Stones Lowton
      Son Bruno (c) KDB Grealish
      DCL Wilson

      GW19:
      -8 hit to get Bamford, Antonio, Meslier in for Wilson, DCL and Steele
      This will be BB 14 DGW players + Son.

      Does that look ok?

    13. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 18 days ago

      That 3rd striker in a BB takes away so much cash. Besides Watkins and Bamford there’s nobody standout in the cheap striker brackout for me - Adams the closest his returns have dried up and he has 4 goals this entire season.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 18 days ago

        *bracket

      2. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Saints?

      3. Toughie
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I agree unless Antonio proves his fitness in the fa cup

      4. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Wilson

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Oh I read FH

      5. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        A fit and injury free Antonio could be gold in 19

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          He should be on pens too shouldn't he? So even if he isn't fully up to speed can still score.

          1. Boberella
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Hadn’t even considered he might be on pens. Adds to his appeal for sure if he is.

      6. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Let’s hope Antonio fit to start by then - if only Giroud was nailed in Chelsea team!

      7. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Rodrygo?

    14. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Anybody delaying FH incase of a football "circuit break" happening?

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yes

        1. Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Cheers.

          I was tempted to use FH before some price changes happened.

          However covid-19 cases are still rising.

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        If it happens itll f everything up anyways so stuff it. I'm doing it now 🙂

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Not worth the risk for a few prices rises

          1. Dr Mulholland
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I agree.

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Delaying pushing button until close to deadline as FH too valuable to squander and no reason to push button early.

        1. Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Yep, seems sound. Deadline is a while away, so anything could happen.

      4. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        If that happens again I think I'll be had enough anyway

        1. Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Got to be prepared for anything.
          It is a possibility.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I know, but it's only a game and if the enjoyment of it is sapped then why continue?

            1. Dr Mulholland
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              It's a game of information.

              Not solely about how good a player is.

            2. Dr Mulholland
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Your view is very much appreciated.

      5. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        yes

        1. Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Cheers.

    15. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Any inclination as to which City players are set to miss the Chelsea game due to covid yet?

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Ederson, cancello, Jesus, walker, mendy

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Was Cancelo not seen in training? Thought that was mentioned here earlier

          1. MikeS
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Might have missed that..

          2. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Ederson, Jesus, Walker, Doyle confirmed.
            Torres rumoured.

        2. Bleh
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Cheers, looks like a weakened back line.

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Ederson, Jesus, Torress, Walker apparently

        1. Bleh
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          No Ederson could hurt.

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

        Ederson Jesus Walker we know - the rest is speculation beyond there are 2 more.

    16. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Price changes are hardly an issue on FH plus the market will trickle next week.

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

        yep. Even with rises, Saiss can become Coady or Bellerin becomes Holding.

      2. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        It is for me. I have 0 itb on my FH lol

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Are you BB'ing as well as FH?

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Ive picked the cheapest possible bench on FH

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              More sensible to have some decent cover in case there are late cancellations

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 18 days ago

                I know but the upside of all the money in the team is worth the risk for me

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Exactly- don’t understand rush to hit button given risk of more cancellations. FH too valuable to waste

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          More important for those not on FH.

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I'm considering playing FH to give me that flexibility to change players. There's a lot of games between now and GW18 and all it takes is more positive tests or injuries and we'll need to play FH.

      4. Dr Mulholland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yep. Hopefully, ta

    17. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Put these United defenders in order of preference from best to worst please :

      A - AWB
      B - Maguire
      C - Bailly
      D - Shaw
      E - Telles.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Maguire, then AWB, the rest are unworthy of consideration

        1. PP6
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Bailly is if Lindelof is out

    18. HD7
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      In this unpredictable season it wouldnt surpirse me if we hit the FH button just before GW18 deadline and 2-3 of the matches are delayed.

      And then in GW19 the same thing with the BB and TC chips...

      It was an unpredictable game when we had to follow which lady of a player is giving birth but now with these delayed matches 2h before kick off its a whole new level of unknown...

    19. HD7
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Any updates on Burnley Fulham?

      The latest thing I read was Parker wasnt optimistic

    20. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      25 k managers already bought Soucek,he is on first place,and he doesnt have a fixture next gmwk

    21. tinear
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Martinez
      Zouma* Stones Taylor*
      Son Salah Bruno Raphinha*
      Kane DCL Bamford*

      Steer, Ayling* Bissouma Mitchell

      Worth a FH?

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I have the same playing, I'm in the fence. Gonna wait and see if there is any further disruption from covid and reassess near deadline.

        1. tinear
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 days ago

          6 non playing, think I need the FH, only the matter of time when to activate

    22. PP6
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Would you do Trent -> Dias now? I’ve got Robertson. And he looks to be rising.. will leave me with 9 players or a FH I’ll have him regardless.

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

        we don't know Dias will play vs Brighton, mate. Man City to play this game week plus the EFL and FA cup.

    23. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Wise to play FH now rather than latter to catch price rises? No way I’m not playing FH as I only have 4BGW players

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

        Think I'm going to wait until after tomorrow's games, tbh.

      2. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Wise? No it's stupid

    24. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Last season when the season was postponed, were FH's returned that were played but ultimately unused in that first week of the Covid break?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        no

      2. Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        No.