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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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2,259 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Thoughts on Elon Musk?

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Depends on rest of your team

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Jeff Bezos flagged

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Keep bezos imo. Qin Yinglin Looks like a great differential though.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Qin is unknown territory

            Only buy when I know what's going on

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      In what content?

    3. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Not for a hit

    4. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He's someone like Ibrahimovic.
      Not a good guy, egoistic, but will definitely give you FPL points

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        That's all I care about

        Oh yeah he will help make the world a better and greener place too

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Might not be valueable in FPL but otherwise he is a great guy

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Poor value. Can't afford anyways.

    6. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He’s a Trap!

  2. Going Home
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Any thoughts on my (I assume pretty template) FH team for GW18

    Leno (Steer)
    Stones Holding Maguire (Clarke Douglas)
    KDB Sterling Son Saka Bruno
    Wilson Kane (Brewster)

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      V.Good

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        This Mine
        My FH team
        Leno
        Bailly /Saiss/ Dias
        KDB © /Bruno/Son/Martinelli/Rash
        Kane/Wilson
        Forster (Holding - Mitchell-Brewster) 0.3 itb

        1. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I like this. Martinelli the only one I’d be unsure of, but similar issue with Saka in mine. Good luck!

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      How did he do at Cardiff?

      1. Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Awesome. One of the best managers they ever had. Read the article to know more.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Did refs give absurd decisions every game to Cardiff as well?

      1. Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        More likely to be against them.

  3. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Darlow
    Stones Holding Yedlin
    Bruno Rashford Son KDB(C)
    Wilson Martial Kane

    1. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Leno for Darlow to avoid Newcastle double up (even v Sheff Utd) and 0.1 to strengthen your bench? Have you got cover for Holding and Stones? Just in case

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        If I go with these front 7 it's too tight... Only Mitchell in the bench to cover. This is why maybe I will choose Saka instead of Martial and try to strengthen my GK and defence by a lot

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          It

        2. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          The front seven is exceptional; no doubt about that. Perhaps I’m over cautious, but I’m terrified about only having ten play in a FH haha

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Well I quit like

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Ohhhhh man epic fail! Sorry

    3. C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      FH Team
      Leno
      Stones Bailly Clark
      KDB Bruno Son Rashford Torres
      Kane Wilson
      Any suggestions ?

      1. C_Manan
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Oops Sorry !!

      2. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Man City play in the FA Cup right before gw18 so you may know if Torres is set to start vs Brighton. The rest is good

  4. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Vito Mannone - what a man

  5. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Would this 7 player team be ok for 18?

    Martinez
    Dias
    Son Bruno KDB
    DCL Kane

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yes, it looks good. I prefer to attack gw 18 with the fh chip tho

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah same I am tempted by FH but I think I have most of the heavy hitters, and could be nice to have FJ for 26 and 29

    2. Kane and Ablett
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yes, upside on that lot is limited and saving it gives you a chance to romp passed the masses by using it later in the season

    3. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I am really stuck with 2FT's, Got potentially 8 starters so far

      Martinez
      Zouma* Stones Pieters
      Son Salah* Bruno Mahrez
      DCL Kane Bamford*

      Forster* Dallas* Coufal* Romeu

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Salah to KDB then Son + DCL to Salah + Rodrigo next week?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          would lose value tied in salah

          it also doesnt feel rght to sell son on gw19

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            How much value in Salah? I only have 0.2 so not too fussed.

            Didn’t see you have mahrez, so could be fine.

            Are you TC in 19? Could do pieters to Stones/Bailly/holding

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              pieters has a game at least though

              bought salah for 12.2

              may end up FH lol

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                I would not FH that. Pieters is max 2pter

    4. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Premier League 2013/14 was the best season of all time for me - what is yours?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        2012/13 for me. Finished #OR 60

        😎

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I meant from an entertainment point of view

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            my bad, then i do agree with you, same season was suporb

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Heroes of the season

              Suarez L.
              Sturridge D.
              Toure Y.
              Aguero S.
              Rooney W.
              Bony W.
              Dzeko E.

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Oh u meant in terms of football not fpl. Then it'd be 2007/08 or 2012/13 when Van Persie was wrecking everyone.

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Lol same. And it was my first year too 😛

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Same lol

          Vito Manonne, Dummet, SAS, Oscar, Hazard, R. Lambert

          Unreal

      3. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Last season

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Meh - average season, Pool just ran away with it

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            With respect to FPL otherwise 2012 where man city won the title with Aguero goal was the best for me

        2. wilkinson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I’d rate last season as one of the worst to be honest, no title race and Covid ruined it all

      4. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Most fun was Leicester title year by far

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Good shout - Vardy x Mahrez combo was unreal

        2. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          In the last quarter of the season, a Leicester clean sheet was effectively a guarantee. I'll never forget that backline of Schmeichel - - Simpson - - Morgan - - Huth - - Fuchs.

          I think they were the main reason they won that title.

        3. squits
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          This 100%

      5. Going Home
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        2017/18 where I was 11k. 54k and 43k in the seasons before too. Back when I had a job I could waste time at looking at FPL haha

      6. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        The year Aaron Ramsey went nuts

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I think it was 13/14 lol 10 goals

      7. Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Has to be the Leicester season. Some people could not believe that they would win the title until they did.

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          They were smashing everyone at the start

          Then the results got very professional towards the end... lots of clean sheets and 1-0 wins

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          That season was the weirdest season ever. Even with 12 draws and 3 losses Leicester won it.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            By 10 frickin points. How poor was everyone else jeez. Arsenal were second ew.

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Spurs were pushing them to the end and even finished below Arsenal lol

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Pochettino has always said that was one of his biggest regrets - he knows they blew their greatest chance that season

      8. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        2011/12 - don't think we'll ever see a more dramatic end to the season ever again.

        Plus Chelsea won the CL that year - the miracle in Munich!

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          As a United fan i absolutely hated QPR after that. They were a goal up. All they needed to do was not concede 2 times. And they did that in extra time just to be more annoying.

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            It's the extra time factor that made it so special - after 38 grueling 90-minute matches, it all took a massive swing in the final 3 minutes of the season!

            I can understand how a United fan would never want to remember it though! 😉

        2. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          That was the best and memorable season

        3. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Balotelli.... Aguerooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            "I swear you'll never see anything like this ever again!"

    5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A bit early to ask this but would Son to Rashford be worth a hit in GW19?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        wouldnt do it for free

      2. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Not for me sons fixture is to good especially for a hit I would stick

    6. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Who remembers the next big thing James Wilson?

    7. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Thoughts on my first draft free hit team?

      Guaita
      Dier Dias Maguire
      Son Rash Bruno KDB Neto
      Wilson Kane

      (+Fodder)

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Forgot to mention, no Arsenal players allowed

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          spurs fan?

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Chelsea. But my anti gunner sentiment runs deep enough that I refuse to hope for any of those b**tards to haul

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I prefer Darlow in goal

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          thanks. prob right an I have the 0.2 🙂

      3. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I’d ger one good player for bench at least.

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I'd rather risk it than have likely 1 or 2 possible points coming off the bench

      4. klopp4kop
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        can u help me clear out one thing? if i activate FH now, i can make as many transfers as i want and before gw 19, i will get back my current team with their current price tags right??

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          yes. It will go back to whatever your team was last gameweek with no penalty points and you'll have 1 FT

          1. klopp4kop
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            okay thanks...my FH template is quite similar to yours...only that i have martinelli and sterling in place of neto and rash...and a bit different defense

    8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      So I'm going to end up with Martinez and Mendy as my BB GK's, earlier I was reluctant as it would cost me 10.1 but their fixtures rotate wonderfully from 20-24, after that I'll WC anyway

      Martinez : Burnley,Southampton,West Ham,Arsenal,Brighton

      Mendy : Wolves,Burnley,Spurs,Sheff Utd, Newcastle

      So my GK fixtures that will play would be Burnley, Burnley,WHU, Sheff Utd. and Newcastle

      I don't necessarily need to use a transfer to downgrade one of them post the BB I guess?

      1. Going Home
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Well no. But that is £10m plus of goalkeeper. Which is at least £1m more than most will have.

        The fixtures look great; I just personally avoid having two playing keepers as I hate picking the wrong one haha

    9. damianb71
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      This is the first time since I've been reading FFScout (4 years or so) that I've read a top 10K article and been able to think, hold up - I'm one of those people!

      1. squits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Lucky guy. 2 seasons since I was. Hoping by May I can get there

        1. damianb71
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Good luck! I'm fully not expecting to stay there!

    10. GE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      1) Team below good enough for GW18 or transfer in someone for Taylor?

      2) BB or TC for GW19? Have 12 players with DGW now with Son, DCL and Brewster with only 1 GW

      (1FT, 0.3 itb)

      Martinez
      Dias/Cancelo/Dallas
      Salah/KDB/Bruno/Son/Soucek
      DCL/Bamford

      Bench: Messlier, Targett, Brewster/Taylor*

      1. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        BB seems a bit weak to me but its a lottery anyway

        1. GE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Yes, maybe FH better 🙂

    11. PaulParker
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Can someone help me understand...

      If in GW17 I had players A & B,
      Then switched them to players C & D,
      Then played free hit

      In GW18 do I have A&B or C&D?

      1. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A&B

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A&B - your team will revert to what it was at the START of the previous gameweek

        1. PaulParker
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks both!

    12. Trovsmash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Would i be right in saying, when you FH your TV drops with whatever you're doing, and resets to what it was pre FH in the next Game week?

      1. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        correct

    13. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I only have 9 BGW players including Mitchell and Cancelo (both doubtful starters....maybe!) I also only have 7 DGW players. Is my best bet to WC GW18 then BB GW19 or play no chip in the blank and use my FT to get (hopefully) 10 players out and then free hit / WC in GW19 to get 11 DGW players and a good squad for future fixtures?

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I’m going to WC as my team is too template and I’m not getting anywhere in my ML will probably backfire, but I’d want more DGW players I can get out 11 for 18 & 15 for DGW using the WC. Depends how much you like your team I guess.

      2. klopp4kop
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        bro..play wildcard on 19..because if you focus on gw18 then your team wont be strong for the rest of the campaign..FH on 18 and wc ON 19

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          If you WC on 19 you can’t play bench boost. So you’d have to use in 18 to do that. Easy to put a strong team together for both, but will take some unscrambling over next few GWs performance depending.

      3. Kane and Ablett
          3 months, 13 days ago

          WCs should be focused on 5-10 gameweeks not two dude

      4. JoBro
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Martinez
        Maguire
        Fernandes Son Debryune
        Wilson Brewster

        Enough players for GW18 or FH?

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Personally I’d want better forwards so I’d FH. Could get away with the Mid if they all score well. It’s a lottery this year who knows if all the games will even happen.

      5. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Is Smith rowe the best of the 4.4m mids for next week?

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Think so

        2. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I'm considering him as well but he's far from nailed I think

        3. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I think he will be rotated soon enough.

      6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Can get this Bench without a hit, would you use BB in 19?

        Martinez, Holding, Soucek,DCL

        1. klopp4kop
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          yes

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Yes

      7. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Danny Ings Or Antonio for the dgw? Heard Ings plays too deep recently.

        1. klopp4kop
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          with antonio you are not getting 180 mins...he will be monitored game by game...with ings you can be sure he will start both and is on pens

        2. squits
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Antonio isn't fully fit. I'd be surprised if he started both

      8. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        GW 19..........would you start Kane over Soucek?

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Oof. There must be someone else you could bench

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I don’t think I’m willing to take a -8/12 for a proper bench boost......so it’s between Kane, Soucek and Watkins for that bench slot

        2. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Or put it this way, I will have to bench one of:

          A)Kane
          B)Soucek
          C)Watkins

          1. MoSalad
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Do you have Son?

            1. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Front 8 are:

              Salah KDB(3x) Bruno Grealish Soucek
              Kane Bamford Watkins

              1. MoSalad
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                I’d bench Watkins as you’ve got Grealish. Tough call but Villa don’t have the best fixtures for DGW. Kane could haul but he’s playing a lot deeper this year see how he does v Leeds & who plays better when they meet in 18 and decide. Wouldn’t bench Soucek!

          2. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I'd bench Watkins, but the lure of the double is strong. Kane vs SHU still prferable though, for me. It's tight. They are all good picks.

            1. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Cheers, Watkins feels like he’s due and could haul in the double......Soucek feels almost unbenchable with those fixtures....and Kane......that’s a lot of £££ to bench against Sheffield....maybe I should just man up and take some hits for the BB?

        3. squits
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Dont bench either of them! Watkins I guess. Not ideal

        4. Kane and Ablett
            3 months, 13 days ago

            What a fortunate position to be in.... and these are the decisions that make this game so cool, the guys are right it’s a 3 way question with that front eight

        5. GE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Would you BB with this Bench in GW19?

          Messlier, DCL, Taylor*, Brewster

          1. GE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Taylor can be Holding or someone else up to 4.8 (have Dallas and Targett)

          2. Sloopy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            No.

        6. Steager
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I read Matip is definitely out for Utd game, which means DGW. So is Nathaniel Philips a good defensive cover for Liverpool at 4.0?

          I'm looking to wildcard and take out Robertson to distribute the rest of the funds around the team for BB GW19.

          1. klopp4kop
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Natty and RHYS will be rotated...none of them will play all 3 in gw 18-19

        7. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          My cup opponent who is ranked 3.5MOR, decided this was the time to play his bench boost, with him already ahead of me with 30-13 points.

          He has both Kane (C) and Son, while I have Son (C) and Kane. I have already lost, no chance. Typical fpl cup.

          1. squits
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Lol bench boost this week?! He is focusing on the cup this season then

            1. ZeBestee
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              He's basically going no where in the cup, I will track his record but going aggressive doesn't last long in this game.

              1. squits
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Yep. Bad timing to meet him mate

          2. Kane and Ablett
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I hope I get him next round

          3. Siva Mohan
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            FH GW18

            DGW19

            Martinez*
            Coufal* | Dallas* | Robbo* | Dias*
            Soucek* | Son | Salah* | Bruno*
            Bamford* | Kane
            4.0 | Bednarek* | Che* | Bruke

            1 FT & 1.3 ITB

            0.4 tied up in Son & 0.0 in Kane

            Please suggest..

            A. Son + Che >> KDB* + Brewster (-4)
            B. Bruke + Kane >> KDB* + Brewster (-4)

          4. Pommie22
              3 months, 13 days ago

              FH gw18

              Darlow,
              Dias,Mina,Mcguire
              Fernandes,Stirling,Son,Zaha,Grealish
              Wilson,Kane.
              Monitor Aguero in midweek match ie mins etc.
              Any thoughts

            • USC
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Hi everyone!
                My first post here - looking forward getting more active in thr fpl thing again and will try to reply tonsome of you too.

                Here's my current team, i don't really know what to right now, maybe some of you have some refreshing suggestions.

                itb 0.1
                ft 2

                Lloris (Steer)
                Cancelo - Stones - Robertson - Cresswell (Buur)
                Salah - Bruno - Son (Burke, Bissouma)
                Kane - BamBam - DCL

                1. squits
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Sort out Burke! Soucek maybe

                  1. USC
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Thanks man!

                      I could Burke - Soucek
                      and
                      DCL - Wilson?

                2. Steager
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Hows this for a WC to cover the Blank and DGW.. Will BB GW19.

                  McCarthy/*Martinez
                  **Bailly/*Dier/*Stones/Chilwell/Coufal
                  *Son/*Bruno/*El Ghazi/*Martinelli/Salah
                  *Aguero/*Wilson/Bamford

                  10 for blank week.
                  I can transfer outDier or Wilson for DGW19, 12 Doubles for BB.

                3. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Only 12 days to go of FH18 drafts.