Scout Network

How are the Scout Network approaching Blank Gameweek 18?

After a short break, Fantasy Premier League managers are set for the rollercoaster of Blank and Double Gameweeks in quick succession.

While we wait to find out how top-flight teams will fare in the FA Cup, there are big decisions to be made about chips, transfers and captaincy.

Some of the members of the Scout Network have shared their first passes at draft teams for Blank Gameweek 18 and have discussed their thought processes.

FPL Family

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka

The additional games added to both Blank Gameweek 18 and Double Gameweek 19 made me stop and reassess my plans. Yves Bissouma’s fifth yellow card of the season means I now only have five players with a fixture next time out so I am strongly considering the Free Hit chip.

Both Manchester clubs and Arsenal have the best fixtures of the Gameweek and it makes a lot of sense to go all-out owning players from those three clubs.

However, owning nine players from three clubs also brings a large element of risk. If one of those games was cancelled that would require the whole bench to play and thus for me that is too big a risk in the current climate.

While still targeting these key games and clubs I will also invest in other players who spread the risk factor. The likes of Spurs, Newcastle and Wolves offer good opportunities to safe-guard your Free Hit team while also providing a good likelihood for FPL returns.

Harry Kane, Karl Darlow, Roman Saïss, Callum Wilson and Pedro Neto all look good for spreading the wealth as well as for returns. Especially when you couple them with key picks such as Kevin De Bruyne, Rúben Dias and/or Joao Cancelo, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney.

FPL Family

FF Titans

How are the Scout Network planning to manage Gameweek 18?

Image showing FF Titans planned team for blank Gameweek 18

After considering several different strategies for Gameweeks 18 and 19 I have decided to opt for prudence.

The new fixtures added to both last week are lifesavers and allow me to focus on bringing in assets from four key clubs: Burnley, Aston Villa, Manchester United and Manchester City.

I have saved two free transfers from the previous Gameweek and I plan to use one ahead of Gameweek 18 to bring replace Mohamed Salah with Bruno Fernandes. This will then give me potentially nine activ players for Gameweek 18 – although this includes Pascal Groß who has only played 90 minutes once in the last six Gameweeks. 

This strategy means that for Double Gameweek 19, I will have another two free transfers so I will probably sell Kane and one of my midfielders to buy back Salah and a cheaper forward option.

With what’s going on, I will make my transfers as late as possible. I am also currently planning to use my Triple Captain chip in Double Gameweek 19, while saving my other three chips for later on in the season when other Blank and Double Gameweeks will undoubtedly be scheduled.

FF Titans

El Statto

How are the Scout Network planning to manage Gameweek 18? 1

FFScout’s RMT tool showing El Statto’s early thoughts on blank Gameweek 18 team selection

I will be using my Free Hit chip this week as I focused my transfers on bringing in players who play twice later on next week in Double Gamweek 19.

I have not pushed the button yet though just due to the uncertainty around games currently so will just spend the break looking at who to bring in before making the changes just before deadline, just in case.

Initial thoughts will be to have at least one, probably two Man City defenders, likely Dias and Cancelo, as well as their talisman De Bruyne.

Fernandes and Kane are also very high on my priority own list for this Gameweek. Those four will form the basis of the side and then I am planning to target the better fixtures so players such as Bukayo Saka against Crystal Palace, Karl Darlow and/or Callum Wilson for a trip to Sheffield United.

El Statto

FPL Nymfria

I have been a little unlucky with the rescheduling, mainly because I had my team set-up quite nicely for a Free Hit in Blank Gameweek 18 and a Bench Boost in Double 19.

I sold De Bruyne three Gameweeks ago for Raphinha, mainly because of form, but with a view to fund Robertson for the Double Gameweek. In the short-term that has given me better returns, however, with Manchester City’s fixture now added to Gameweek 19, I fear this has left me at a long term disadvantage. 


For me, I think I’m now locked into a Free Hit whether I want to be or not. But if you’re still deciding? Here are three questions I always ask myself:

1. Am I selling players that I have a lot of value tied up in and that I want to keep long-term for players that don’t blank? If the answer is yes, then I would Free Hit. In my case, I’d be selling Son, Salah, Robertson and so on, for players I’m unsure I’d want to keep long term.


2. Am I happy to muddle through with just a few players in a Blank Gameweek, in the hope the Free Hit serves me better down the line? If the answer is yes, then consider not Free Hitting. The answer to this one is yes for me, however, I only have four players for Blank Gameweek 18 unfortunately, and one of them is a goalkeeper. So I can’t really ‘muddle through’ even if I wanted to.


3. Are there players that really worry me for either the blank or the double that I can’t get without a Free Hit? If Yes, use your Free Hit in the appropriate week. For myself, no City is an issue, and with less players available to me in the Blank Gameweek, I would take one Gameweek of cover in 18 and look to add using a possible hit for Double Gameweek 19.

Teams I will be targeting for my Free Hit are Manchester City, Manchester United, Spurs, Aston Villa & Newcastle. I will then fill in the cabs avoiding Burnley and Sheffield United.

Whilst I am 95% sure I will be Free Hitting for Gameweek 18, I will not be hitting my chip until the final moments, as once it’s used, it can’t be retracted. I am going to use the international break as a chance to consider the Wildcard strategy. Though with good returns in the last three Gameweeks, I am a little reluctant to mix things up too much, I would need to have four-plus players I would want to change, and keep long term, for me to consider it seriously. 

FPL Nymfria

Bendito Fantasy

Spurs’ Heung-Min Son in action against Leicester

Para esta jornada 18 usaremos el Free Hit. 

Tenemos varios partidos interesantes y buenos equipos de los cuales echar mano. Empezamos en la portería y defensa, Newcastle enfrenta a uno de los equipos con peor record ofensivo, de tal manera que tenemos a Darlow y Fernandez en la selección acompañados por Cancelo y Stones, estos dos últimos se encuentran en gran estado de forma y enfrentan a Brighton, el city no debe tener problema con clean sheets en este encuentro. 

Seguimos con el medio campo. Son es nuestro primer nombre en la lista, enfrentan a Aston Villa y en el papel no luce sencillo, pero Son sigue siendo uno de los jugadores mas rentables en FPL este año. Gündogan lo acompaña, esta elección fue dificil pero necesaria para poder acomodar la delantera, Gündo ha encontrado la portería en los últimos encuentros y mantiene un puesto titular por el momento. Finalmente Rashford y Fernandes cierran el medio campo. Manchester United tiene un partido que luce complejo contra Burnley, sin embargo sus mejores hombres en ataque son este par y tendrían nuestra confianza de cara a la jornada. 

En el ataque tenemos a Harry Kane, que es el factor decisivo para no tener a KDB en el equipo, el emparejamiento con Son lo hace sumamente atractivo para esta fecha. Lacazette contra Crystal Palas luce muy atractivo debido a la buena forma que está mostrando el Francés, y finalmente Wilson de Newcastle para un ataque con muchas posibilidades de gol.

En la banca el primer cambio es Saka de Arsenal, quien podría entrar en lugar de Gündo de último momento. 

La tarjeta está activada y pueden haber cambios conforme los equipos jueguen en la copa, pero esta es la primera versión del equipo. 

Benito Fantasy

What’s happening in the Scout Network?

Scout Network: Thinking ahead to the blank and double Gameweek in 18 and 19

Scout The Gameweek – The new podcast from the Scout Network

Next week sees the launch of the new Scout Network Podcast – Scout the Gameweek. Each week, the show will feature a different member of the Scout Network, Scout Academy and/or FFS International to discuss the upcoming Gameweek, look back at the learning points from the previous round, considering transfers, chip strategy and captaincy options.

El Statto

El Statto’s website Jumpersforgoalposts.info saw an impressive 10% increase in traffic during December, as his site continues to grow. The website also passed the 55,000 total views milestone since its September launch. Over the festive period, there were some tweaks and new features added to the interactive stats section of the website. This update allows FPL managers to look at how many returns each player has provided compared to team-mates/others in similar price or position. Articles will be back on the website soon with a look at Free Hit differential and less-discussed options aside from the big hitters.

FF Titan

FF Titan spent some time over the festive period looking at the the FPL Cup and offering advice to managers regarding cup strategy, which started in Gameweek 16. They also looked at the Premier League penalty statistics to date to see what value the penalty takers can offer us as FPL Managers.

Over the next few weeks FF Titan are planning a piece on the FPL Instagram community, looking at the most interesting accounts in this rapidly growing FPL community.

FPL Family

Over the festive period both Lee and Sam were busy with appearances on the FPL Show on both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve as well as on the Official FPL Podcast ahead of Gameweek 17. The FPL Family also passed the 8,000 followers milestone on Instagram. Throughout January, Lee and Sam will be making regular appearances on the FPL Show and Podcast as usual and both will be active on Social Media discussing their Free Hit plans for Gameweek 18 – Lee on Twitter and Sam on Instagram. Sam will also be launching the Scout The Gameweek podcast for us her at Fantasy Football Scout.

FPL Nymfria

Nymfria’s YouTube channel has been reaching record numbers and interactions over the festive period, as new graphics and content continues to be developed and rolled out into the New year. FPL Nymfria has also published a lot of content surrounding her plans for her Free Hit in Gameweek 18 and possible Bench Boost in double Gameweek 19.

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  1. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    First

    1. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Second

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

      Present!

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Train ruined

        1. What am I doing?
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Third

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

    Contemplating a -4 to give me Sterling and Tierney starting instead of Burke and Shaw. Obviously that’s worth it but it means losing Salah and going without him for double or another -4 to bring him back in. What do people think?

    1. drhurfurr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Taking a risk that Sterling will actually play for a hit,only for the brave.
      I think he will mind and have a feeling that KDB is going to be benched.

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

        Thanks

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

        Why on earth would he bench KDB? He will be given his rest in the FA cup

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

          I agree I suppose there is always a chance that Sterling won’t start though

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

            Yes i would agree there are more options to replace Sterling

        2. drhurfurr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          KDB has played the last 10 Prem matches,I figure with Pep Roulette he's going to be benched in one of their next three home games.

          1. Pino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            He is having a 10 days rest now.

          2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            He will be benched in FA Cup

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    So glad Bilic is appointed as a manager for FC Beijing

    https://twitter.com/fcbeijingguoan/status/1346693219720065027?s=21

    Hopefully they pay him a lot xD

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

      prob be happier and paid more then he was at West Brom.

      Good for him, disgrace he was sacked for Big Sam, literally making West Brom worse its hilarious.

      0-3
      0-4
      0-5

      in three for his first 4 games.... laughable

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

        To be fair, it's too early to judge BFS yet. But Bilic was treated very badly, no doubt of that. Tasked with promotion within three seasons, he achieved it in one, wasn't backed in the transfer market in the summer and was then removed pretty quickly. WBA deserve all they now get.

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Agree with that, on both points. When he was with us (Sunderland), there was no significant turnaround in form until the transfer window, when he signed 3 fairly obscure players who completely turned our season around. And yes, the Bilic sacking was harsh, but seems too often to be the case with these promoted sides. Pleased Watford got found out with their nonsense eventually, while Burnley are still chugging along.

  4. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Taken a -4 with no free hit available

    Martinez
    Holding Dier Dias Taylor* (Coufal)
    Son De Bruyne (c) Fernandes (Bissouma Soucek)
    Calvert-Lewin (Bamford Vardy)

    Looks like 8 for next GW unless Taylor can make a swift return...

    Happy I did Salah to De Bruyne with price changes, I had exactly 3m to move son to Salah for double. Son now gone up and Salah likely to go down will give me 0.2 for the double

    Gtg??

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

    Not much hope for RJames to play both matches in the DGW, is there? I’ve got triple City already, which United asset is more attractive, AWB or McGuire?

    1. maksud
        3 months, 13 days ago

        AWB better i think, Maguire is also on 4 yc and the game immediately after burnley is Liverpool so there is a slight chance he might be benched whereas AWB is nailed.(United Fan)

        1. SL8
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Would a tactical YC for Magiuire in tonight's game mean he could serve ban during FACup?

          1. maksud
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I dont think so, I think they changed that ruling and now only the yc only apply to Epl. But Im not totally sure.

            • Robben Mee Blind
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              No. Yellow card accumulation ban is competition specific

              1. SL8
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Thx

      • fpork
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Choose one for GW18 (FH):
        1) Grealish, Martial
        2) Rashford, Wilson

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

          Grealish has Spurs, Martial will get reduced minutes or could be benched for Cavani.

          Rashford hasn't blanked in an away game since October, Wilson playing worst team in league.

          Not much of a decision imho.

          1. fpork
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Good point, will wait with transfer since I have had Grealish since 7.0, but probably good moves.

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

              Keep Grealish. He is immense

        2. Overated Mou
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          2

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

          2

      • Henning
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Freehit team

        Darlow
        Awb Cancelo Tierny
        Son Kdb Sterling Fernandes Sala
        Lacazette Wilson

        Steer Saiss Coady Brewster

        I could do Lacazette Sterling and Coady to to Kane Rashford and a 4.0 m def?

        1. fpork
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Why Saiss and Coady on bench? And Sala is Saka?

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

            Would you start Saiss and Coady instead for someone else?
            Ahhh sorry. Yes Saka is it.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              No, get rid of them and get Mitchell and a 3.9. No need to waste money on the bench

            2. fpork
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              They have 0 CS in 10 games. I would downgrade them and spend money elsewhere.

      • Bobby's Teeth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Can Spanish speakers kindly help with Benito Fantasy's views?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          FH18

          Darlow
          Fernandez Stones Cancelo
          Son Fernandes Rash Gundogan
          Kane Laca Wilson

          He opted for Kane over KDB.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Saka first on bench currently, could be in starting 11 ahead of Gundo if he decides to do that.

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            The guy must be mad

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Loco*

        2. SL8
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          For this day 18 we will use the Free Hit.

          We have several interesting games and good teams to draw on. We start in goal and defense, Newcastle faces one of the teams with the worst offensive record, in such a way that we have Darlow and Fernandez in the national team accompanied by Cancelo and Stones, the latter two are in great shape and face Brighton, the city should have no problem with clean sheets at this meeting.

          We continue with the midfield. Son is our first name on the list, they face Aston Villa and on paper it doesn't look easy, but Son is still one of the most profitable players at FPL this year. Gündogan accompanies him, this choice was difficult but necessary to be able to accommodate the forward, Gündo has found the goal in recent games and maintains a starting position for the moment. Finally Rashford and Fernandes close the midfield. Manchester United has a game that looks complex against Burnley, however its best men in attack are this pair and they would have our confidence for the match.

          In the attack we have Harry Kane, who is the deciding factor for not having KDB in the team, the pairing with Son makes him extremely attractive for this date. Lacazette against Crystal Palas looks very attractive due to the good form that the Frenchman is showing, and finally Wilson of Newcastle for an attack with many chances to score.

          On the bench the first change is Saka from Arsenal, who could enter in place of Gündo at the last minute.

          The card is activated and there may be changes as teams play in the cup, but this is the first version of the team

      • fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Hows this FH18 draft please:

        DDG
        Cancelo Stones Tierney
        KDB Fernandes Rashford Son Saka
        Kane Wilson

        Forster Mitchell Davis Buur

        0.2 itb

        Thoughts appreciated?

        Thanks.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Nothing new

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

          As above, it's pretty much the FH template (DDG aside).

      • Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Martinez
        Cancelo Dias Kilman Mitchell
        Bruno Grealish KDB
        DCL Brewster

        (Steer Salah Robbo Bam Raphinha)
        0.6m & 1 FT

        Got exact cash for Kilman to Coufal next week for the double.

        Have 10 BGW18 players if Brewster, Mitchell & Kilman start and 11 DGW19 players with DCL on the bench.

        Any other transfers to consider?

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Overall the same strategy as me. GL bro

      • fpork
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Best 3 defenders to play in GW 18?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Newcastle, City, Arsenal

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

            I personally feel Palace will score. Much better away from home in terms of threat imo

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

          Newcastle, Arsenal and City.

      • Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        On FH, which is better?

        A- Grealish + Rashford
        B- Sterling + Saka

        Current forward 8:

        Rashford Son Bruno KDB Grealish
        Kane Wilson (Brewster)

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Easy B

        2. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          B

      • unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Morning folks, can’t decide whether to BB19 or not. currently have 11 dgw players so will have to take 2 hits next gw to get 15 doublers.

        Martinez — Forster
        Cancelo Stones Taylor — Dallas Coufal
        Kdb Bruno Salah Son — Burke

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Why would you need 15 doublers? Just a waste imo

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

            To maximise BB?

            Other option is to WC25 and BB26 but I don’t think the fixtures are just soo good now for the cheaper teams for BB purposes

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Players like Son have Sheffield in gw19 so taking a hit to remove would be silly imo. The rest of the moves seem fine for a -4 only

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

          * Dcl Bamford Watkins

          Have 2fts and 0m

          If I BB19, I will shift out DCL + Son + Forster + Burke >> Rodrigo + Rashford + Johnstone + Soucek (-8)

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

          Taking hits for DGW players effectively negates any advantage unless your chosen players score a double-figure haul.

      • akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Suggest bthe best team for FH. Also suggest.if any improvement s

        A.
        Leno
        Holding, Maguire, Cancelo
        Son, Bruno, KDB, Sterling, Smith Rowe
        Kane, C.Wilson
        Bench: Forster,Mitchell, Davis, Douglas
        Bank : 0.1 m

        B.
        Leno
        Diaz, Maguire, Cancelo
        Son, Bruno, KDB, Rashford, Smith Rowe
        Kane, C.Wilson
        Bench: Forster,Mitchell, Davis, Douglas
        Bank : 0.6 m

        C.
        Lloris
        Holding, Shaw, Cancelo
        Son, Bruno, KDB, Sterling, Smith Rowe
        Kane, C.Wilson
        Bench: Forster,Mitchell, Davis, Douglas
        Bank : 0.0 m

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Wheres Laca?

          C of those

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

            Laca is needed i think kane is better crct

      • Amans94
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Any thoughts on FH team? Too much in midfield a risk?

          Darlow
          Holding Tierney Cancelo Shaw
          Sterling Fernandes KDB (c) Son
          Wilson

          4.0 Brewster Davis Mitchell. 0.0 ITB

          1. Amans94
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Sorry messed up:

              Darlow
              Holding Tierney Cancelo Shaw
              Sterling Fernandes KDB (c) Son Rashford
              Wilson

          2. Chandler Bing
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            People who planned on WCing this week, are you still going ahead after the latest PL Covid test results?

            1. CroatianHammer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              So those weren't tests just done that day, and not all will result in symptoms. Remember, there's the UK Strain now, so catching it is 'easier'.

              1. CroatianHammer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                & hit post by accident:
                Many will have isolated 10 days before the next league game. Many will be players not important to FPL (who had Doyle in their XV, or Torres for that matter?).

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

            Currently on this FH team with 0.5 ITB. Any changes you would make?
            Leno (Steer)
            Dias, Stones, Tierney (Yedlin, Mitchell)
            De Bruyne, Son, Rashford, Fernandes, Saka
            Wilson, Kane (Brewster)

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Looks gtg.

          4. SackWenger
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I couldn’t agree more Benito

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Me too.

          5. Ginola
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Do we gain team value if a player rises .2 on FH or not?

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Only for that gameweek.

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

              No.

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

            One of the rumours doing the rounds is Tomori on loan to WHU this week. Who else thinks this would be a disaster? At least for this season. Might not necessarily see a sale as bad, for the future.

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Straight in my team.

          7. FDMS All Starz
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Do we think Trent will even get both the games in the dgw19?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Not if he puts on another display like that

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

              No. He should be dropped.

          8. umerlfc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Who scores more in GW18?

            A) Rashford + Smith Rowe + Yedlin
            B) Wilson + Saka + AWB

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Close. B maybe.

              1. umerlfc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                And if A has Martinez and B has Darlow
                Would it swing it towards B?

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

              B for me, but Rash is very tempting with his away for, I know

          9. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Anguissa -> Saka (-4) is tempting me. Would mean I get 11 for GW18 and Saka has a good fixture in GW19 (plus good bench fodder moving forward). Thoughts?

            1. umerlfc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Yes I'd do it
              Won't lose much if doesn't work out anyways
              Upside is better

            2. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I was thinking Anguissa > Smith Rowe, especially if he was one of the covid players.

            3. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Smith Rowe is perfectly fine as a fodder

          10. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Over midwicket, you having a monologue? xD

            https://ibb.co/zHCGhmw

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Hehe

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

            anyone tempted by 4-4-2 for Free Hit..?

            Darlow
            Cancelo - Dias - Tierney - Maguire
            KDB - Bruno - Rashford - Son
            Lacazette - Wilson

            (Saka - Clark - F.Silva)

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Comes down to Tierney/Maguire or Saka, I would rather have the attacker

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

                You might be right...
                Maybe I am overthinking it...

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Just can’t see many CS’s otherwise I’d go with the 4 at the back

          12. fpork
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            On FH, can go Saka,Brewster->ESR, Watkins. Requires me to downgrade Yedlin->4.0.

            In short, it is playing Saka vs Watkins

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              The Sak easily

          13. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            thoughts on this wc team please

            bbgw19

            martinez meslier
            awb dias stones cresswell dallas
            kdb bruno neto soucek smith rowe
            kane vardy wilson (bamford gw19)

            ?/10

            thank you and gl !

            1. NATSTER
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              It means going without Salah as it's hard to get him.

              Umm.. I like the structure with 4 penalty takers.

          14. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Anyone finding it hard WC-ing this gw in order to BB in gw19?

            1. Skloppy Kops
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              WC this GW, means you wont have enough players next GW.
              How do you navigate the blanks?

              1. HollywoodXI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                See my post. I think my WC team covers both GWs (10 BGW players and 15 DGW players with bench boost).

          15. Old Gregg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Would a -8 be viable in the DGW.

            Would be looking at -

            Grealish + Wilson > Raphina/soucek + Vardy/Ings (-8)

            1. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              not sure i'd be taking out Jack for a hit - Ings and vardy are appaling of course but that -8 is pretty grim as thats half the bench points gone.

              Just Wilson to someone? Adams/Rodrigo?

              1. Old Gregg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                thanks.

                I have Adams and Bam. Not convinced by Adams at all. I think -8 is too much. I have never taken a -8 before

          16. One of Those Days
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            FH18 looking good?

            Darlow
            Yedlin | Dias | Holding
            KDB | Sterling | Bruno | Son | Saka
            Kane | Wilson
            ----------------------------------------------
            Steer | Pieters | Brewster | Mitchell