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

    ziyech into the red zone, AGAIN, wont drop,and people getting very damp over grealish potential baps ,hilarious...

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      He’s got the baps

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Grealish was the best player in the game easy.

      If Watkins and others actually scored, so that’s the problem with Captain Jack - his teammates are not as good as him. Same issue for KDB.

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      10 yrs?

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

    Sorry for yet another FH noob question but I have 2.6 ITB and I'm going to use FH this week. I'll still have 2.6 ITB for GW19 regardless right?

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

      yes, team reverts back after FH

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes. Everything will go back to how it is now except the players will lose/gain price with the price changes.

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Excellent cheers.

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

    Best combo to complete the bench boost team? All require same no. of transfers

    A) Vardy Harrison Bowen (Wont be able to afford it if Harrison rises)
    B) Vardy Soucek Bowen
    C) Rodrigo KDB Bissouma
    D) Rodrigo Rashford Bowen

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

      B. Vardy and Sou Chef are bringing the points!

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Save FH and play this team: Y or N?
    TC DGW19 after Son + Kane > Salah + Ings (-4)

    Martinez (Ryan)
    Stones Mitchell* (Coufal Dallas Justin)
    Bruno Son KDB Grealish Saka
    Kane DCL (Bamford)

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

      Fine for this week. I have only 6 players for this weej so have already pressed FH.

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

        Have fun! Curious to see FH team so that I can be prepared mentally how many points deficit I'd expect.

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

          Not that much better than yours but Leno Stones(or Cancelo) AWB added

  5. Vazza
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Would you recommend this move

      DCL, C. Taylor, Balbuena
      =>
      Watkins, Wan-Bissaka, Stones

      For a 4 point hit

    • Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Taylor replacements?
      A) Liston
      B) Pieters
      C) Holding
      D) Struijk

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        *A) Lawton

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I went A

      3. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Will he definitely not be back for the double?

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

      controversial question... whys everyone so hyped on KDB for next few games? 1 assist in last 4 games

      1. Vazza
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Don’t know mate. Let me know if and when you find out.

        • COVID-CASUAL
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Because they’ve forgotten 2-3 GWs back when they all rushed him out of their squads for underperforming for his price?

          • Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Promising stats and play for good attacking team. Understandably MCI have not been performing as yet, so kind of calculated risk?

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

              *And the fixtures could catalyse the performance

            2. Gazwaz80
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Stats are like a drunk man to a lamppost, ok to lean but offer little illumination 😉

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

                Still better than debating VAR 😆

          • El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Controversial question...why not?

          • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Fixtures and potential I guess.

          • Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Probably the expectation that City have turned the corner and that a player of his quality in that team with that fixtures is going to explode! (Scared non-owner!)

          • Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Insane fixtures make him worth a punt IMO.

            I never jumped on the bandwagon last time but I can see the appeal.

          • Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Not that many options in BGW so for FH he is surely in. For GW19 I have Mane though and not spending transfer to get KDB until gw20 at first

          • rowdog24
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            This might also have something to do with it:

            BHA (H)
            CRY (H) AVL (H)
            WBA (A)
            SHU (H)
            BUR (A)

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

              understand, but hes just come off of blanks against Newcastle & WBA

              i guess could go either way

          • J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Form is temporary.

            Class is permanent.

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

              Someone got a bargain bucket motivation quote book for Christmas.

        • Flynny
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Is antonio an option for dgw 19?

          Or likely to only start 1?

          Thanks

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

            1 at most imo. Might even be 2 bench outings

        • Maarrrr17
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Have had Cresswell most the season, this week is the first time I have benched him.

          audience laughs.

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

            May sneakily autosub yet!

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

            first week owning him, good asset for the dgw

          3. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            There's an audience? 😉

          4. RESULT
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Same here! Started kilman

        • Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          So...Grealish or Soucek plus $? This seems a fiery topic 😉

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Why not both

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Assumes KDB in.

          2. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I’ve got both and for their prices, I’m pretty happy with them (but feel Grealish should have about 30 points more than he does - Watkins!!!)

        • thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          What are people doing with Spurs players in the DGW. Sheff Utd away is probably about as good as it gets for Spurs. Blades will have to at least attack Spurs a bit at home and they are very flaky this season.

          I’m not playing FH anymore so may just play Dier & Kane along with 9 DGWers.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Yes

          2. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Keeping Son and Kane - could destroy Sheff U

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

            i'm keeping Son & Kane

          4. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Think I might keep Son & Kane.

            Although Vardy is really tempting for the double.

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

            Selling Kane for Vardy. Keeping Son.

          6. 1justlookin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I may get Salah and Antonio for Son and Kane.

        • Vazza
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Repost

            Would you recommend this move

            DCL, C. Taylor, Balbuena
            =>
            Watkins, Wan-Bissaka, Stones

            For a 4 point hit

          • HD7
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            These players arent enough not to use the Free Hit right?

            Taylor*
            Holding
            Mitchell
            Son
            Bruno
            Wood
            Kane
            Bissouma

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

              Wouldnt

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

              i would FH on those

          • GREEN JUMPERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 18 days ago

            With what I consider to be about 5.75 players (including FT), I really should free hit right?

            Bernado (mci)
            Targett
            KDB
            Bruno
            Son
            DCL
            Welbeck (mci)

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

              I would

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

                same

          • jernej93
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Taylor -> Stones (FT) ? 🙂

            1. Vazza
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Golden

                1. jernej93
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Is Stones nailed? 🙂

                  1. Vazza
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Well he is a zero or ninety min man. And he should play 70% of the games.

                      So it depends on whether this is your cup of tea

              • King Carlos
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                I just turned 40... like 4 minutes ago! Jeezus!

                1. Vazza
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Happy birthday mate 🙂

                    1. King Carlos
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Thanks! My heart is racing!! Lol... what the hell has happened to me? What happened to the last 20 years?

                  • Jam0sh
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    HBD

                    1. King Carlos
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Thanks! Feels super weird! Lol

                  • jernej93
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    happy bday 🙂

                    1. King Carlos
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Cheers! Luckily my mental age is like 12.. lol

                      1. Vazza
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Not sure that’s a good thing

                          1. King Carlos
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Boys will be boys...

                        • IRBOX ⚽
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Higher than a lot on here! 😆 happy birthday mate

                          1. King Carlos
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Thanks dude(ette)! Oh, that's true, for sure! Lol

                    2. fish&chips
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Happy birthday!

                      1. King Carlos
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Thanks! Im old, Im fat, and Im slow, but at least Im handsome!

                    3. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Happy Birthday!

                      1. King Carlos
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Cheers mate! Now, where's my wheelchair?!

                        1. Duke Silver ☑
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Wheelchairs are expensive. I'll send you on a zimmer frame! 😀

                          1. King Carlos
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Ill take it!

                    4. ...al
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Time to get a convertible

                      1. Uncle John from Jamaica
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Had a really weird feeling last year when I did the same when I realised basically half way through my life........

                        1. King Carlos
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          I totally get the feeling! I was supposed to become a leading Bundesliga goal scorer, but hete I am, tinkering with my 2nd goalkeeper... dunno where it all went wrong!

                      2. King Carlos
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Checked my bank account. Can't do a convertible, but I can afford a new vacuum cleaner!

                    5. OptimusBlack
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Happy Birthday Mate i wish all the best

                      1. King Carlos
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Thank you! It can only go one way from here... lol

                  • camarozz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Is Lewis (Newcastle) just back frm injury or why the reduced minutes?

                  • Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Maguire & Martinelli. GW18 punt?

                    1. Vazza
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Good moves

                        1. Make United Great Again
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Cheers

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

                        Martinelli will be in a lot of teams soon i think....

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

                        Nah.

                    2. Vazza
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Repost. Please help guys

                        Would you recommend this move

                        DCL, C. Taylor, Balbuena
                        =>
                        Watkins, Wan-Bissaka, Stones

                        For a 4 point hit

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

                          i dont think i would

                          1. Vazza
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Really? Why not?

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

                                dont really like Watkins. if Taylor recovers I think he is better value than WB. Stones pick I like.

                        2. Milkman Bruno
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Every time I sell Salah it backfires. But, even then I am still considering Salah and Taylor to Sterling and Cancelo. Saving in gw19. Kane to Martial in gw20 and Salah back in for gw21.

                            Madness ?

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

                              i always say the same on these... Salah is season keeper

                            2. thegaffer82
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              I’m getting rid of Salah in a Hokey Cokey with Son (have 2FT’s). But I’m getting him back in for DGW. It’s Salah at the end of the day

                            3. Milkman Bruno
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Can also go Rashford and Robertson

                            4. jernej93
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              10 playing in GW18 .. Surely not worth Free hitting?

                              1. waldo666
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Depends on the players but if you have 10 sure starters then you should be fine.

                              2. Make United Great Again
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Correct

                              3. Original - Wolves Ay We
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Nope

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

                              Apologies if already answered but I'm not clear on the below on free hit:
                              1). If a player that I buy in rises 0.2 then when my team reverts to the previous team would I bank 0.1?
                              2) If I free hit a player out who then rises, when my team reverts will I also gain that value, regardless of whether I sold him before or after the price rise?

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

                                1.no
                                2.no

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

                                The fact that you get same players back should answer both your questions, think about it.

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

                                1 - yes
                                2 - no

                                im pretty sure

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

                                  oh didnt read 1 properly, both no and no

                              4. Keeptrying
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                1) no
                                2) yes (as you will be benefit from price changes from your pre-FH team)

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

                                  No
                                  No

                                  1. pug_chops
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    So based on what you've said it makes sense to hold off playing free hit for as long as possible, until any Covid cancellations are clear. Thanks all for your help

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

                                    Why would that be the case?
                                    Let's say I take out a player A now in FH, and replace him with player B.
                                    Player A's price changes during my FH week will be reflected when I get him back. E.G. While he is out of my team his price drops from 7.0 to 6.9.
                                    Of course when I get player A back he will be 6.9. he can't be 7.0 for me and 6.9 for everyone else.

                                    1. Keeptrying
                                      • 7 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      Or if you prefer price rise example, same thing obviously.
                                      If I get rid of A while on FH, and he rises during the FH week from 7.0 to 7.1, of course I will get him back as a 7.1 player (new price), and not the old price of 7.0

                                      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        While you are playing your Free Hit, your original players from the previous game week maybe losing or gaining value. You won't know how much until you revert back to the team the following game week after the Free Hit Game week.

                                      2. pug_chops
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        That makes sense to me having read the rules now. But everyone else answered No/ No so I don't think it is really clear. The thing that I was unsure about, using your 2nd example, was if I say start off with 1.0 in the bank, and sell a player worth 7.0 I would have 8.0 in the bank. If that player rises to 7.1, would I then need to "buy" him back at 7.1 (leaving me 0.9 in the bank) or 7.0 (leaving me 1.0 in the bank). I agree either way his value is defined by the game and therefore would be 7.1

                                        1. Keeptrying
                                          • 7 Years
                                          3 months, 18 days ago

                                          It is indeed not very clearly explained, they should actually provide a table with some detailed explanation and examples!

                                          In your example, you would get your team back with 1.0 ITB.
                                          Your team value though would have increased by that 0.1 (let's assume he was the only player who had price changes, and that his current price is also his selling price).

                                          So you have 1.0 ITB as before the Freehit, and if you sold the player in the GW after FH, you could sell him for 7.1.

                                          1. pug_chops
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            3 months, 18 days ago

                                            Got it. Thanks again for all your help

                                            1. Keeptrying
                                              • 7 Years
                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                              You are welcome. All the best 🙂

                              5. WE GO FOR IT
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                You will keep any price changes from players from your original team (irrespective of whether they're in your FH team or not).
                                Any player you bring in just for the FH, the price changes those players suffer will only affect your team for that week.

                                1. Since any moves you make in the FH are part of the FH, nope! You won't keep the price from that player when your team reverts back, as that layer won't be in your team.

                                2. Since all moves you make in the FH are part of the FH, yes! Say for example Soucek. If you remove him now at 5.1m(let's assume you bought him at 5.1m) and he rises to 5.3m during this week, when your team reverts back once GW18 begins, his SP will be 5.2m as he would have gained 0.2m whilst in your team.

                                I guess that's what your second question is. But I'm not sure.

                                1. pug_chops
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  That makes sense, yes. Thank you everyone for taking the time to answer my questions, very much appreciated

                            6. Werner Bros
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              When FH is active can you keep making unlimited transfers before that GW deadline?

                              1. waldo666
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Yes.

                              2. Vazza
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Mate - you have five years of FPL experience and you are asking this?

                                  Yes, you can make unlimited transfers

                                  1. Werner Bros
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Was waiting for someone to comment this, there's always one! 3rd year of PL, played Sky before that. Also it's easy to forget between seasons!

                              3. Camino Aleatorio
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Will these guys be Rested this round:

                                (1) Justin
                                (2) Reguilon
                                (3) Wilson (ankle)
                                (4) Dallas
                                (5) Bamford

                                Seems Justin and Dallas are candidates, maybe even Wilson

                                1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Can’t see any of them being rotated, potentially Reguillon due to League Cup Semi midweek

                              4. stu92
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Thoughts on this GW18 FH team? Probably depends quite a bit on the Man City covid news, and whether Aguero is looking sharp this week.

                                Martinez
                                Bailly Saiss Stones
                                KDB Bruno Son ElGhazi
                                Kane Aguero Wilson
                                (Yedlin Mitchell Burke)

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

                                Evening all.

                                Just to clarify, if I make a transfer now (for instance bringing in Dallas for Targett). Then return to the transfers and make a load of transfers and plan my Free Hit in doing so.

                                Will Dallas be in my team at the start of Gameweek 19?

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

                                  Nope.

                                2. thegaffer82
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  If you play FH chip, you will get the same team as you end this GW with

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

                                  Worried as much, thanks both.

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

                                  No. If you Freehit you get the same team back that you came into the game week with. You cannot make "normal" transfers separate from "free hit" ones.

                              6. Going To Win This Year
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Apologies as I imagine this question has been asked a lot already.

                                If I use my 2 FTs tonight. And then hit FH afterwards. Will those 2FTs still be counted towards GW 19. I'm guessing so.

                                Thanks

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

                                  if you use 2 FTs, then FH in same gameweek, transfer will void

                                  1. Going To Win This Year
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Will my 2FTs carry over atleast :'(

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

                                      nope unfortunately

                                      1. Going To Win This Year
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        I'm so distraught

                                        thank you though

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

                                          no worries, i think its a rubbish rule imo

                                2. ...al
                                  • 11 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  2ft gone when fh activated. I used my 2ft last week to give me options

                              7. dezille
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Activate FH tonight to catch a rise for this week or wait in case more fixtures are added to 18 and plan may change?

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

                                  i dont think any more fixtures are being added?

                                2. WE GO FOR IT
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  More fixtures surely aren't getting added. Fixtures can get cancelled though. Only reason to wait is if the GW gets cancelled entirely/the season stops for some reason.

                              8. FF Dirtbag
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Would you FH this or just use 1 FT to get in a bgw + dgw player?

                                Martinez
                                Stones Taylor
                                Fernandes Son Grealish
                                DCL Kane

                                1. _Ninja_
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Use a FT maybe even a hit if they play the dgw. save FH I think.

                                  1. FF Dirtbag
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Only missing a city midfielder really...

                                    1. _Ninja_
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      Salah to KDB then Son to Salah in the dgw?

                                      1. _Ninja_
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        Kane to Ings to afford?

                                        1. FF Dirtbag
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 18 days ago

                                          I've been risking it for long enough. Gonna go without again

                                2. More Cowbell
                                  • 11 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  No FH, looks good

                              9. ...al
                                • 11 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Would you rather Robertson, Cancelo/Dias, Holding perma defence,

                                or

                                Robertson Holding Dier Stones (Bench one each week / cover Stones rotation and also an extra player in bgw)

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

                                  B i guess