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The triple-ups I am considering for Blank Gameweek 18 Free Hit squad

Blank Gameweek 18 is just around the corner, and I wanted to use this opportunity to present some picks I feel should be part of your squad if you are opting to use the Free Hit.

At the time of writing, there was a lot of uncertainty looming around Spurs so, for the purpose of this piece I steered clear of the two clubs.

After all, the best way to maximise a Free Hit squad is to base as much as you can on things you are certain about.

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1,597 Comments Post a Comment
  1. youzef
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Free hit team:
    Darlow
    Bellerin Cancelo Davies
    Neto KDB Fernandes Son
    Lacazette Wilson Kane (C)
    Bench: Smith Rowe Mitchell and 2 non playing players.

    Good to go?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Not Davies. And Tierney over Bellerin

      1. youzef
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Sad to say I don't have the funds to do these transfers mate

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Feel like I’ve done 10 rounds with Tyson and all I’ve done is planned a wildcard

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Haha same here:D

    2. bitars
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      How does it look?

  3. Nemanja Vidic Legend
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    2FT 0.3 ITB
    WC FH BB TC available

    Martinez* Mendy*
    Regulion Saiss Mitchel Justin* Coufal*
    KBD Fernandes Son Saka Grealish*
    Kane Brewster Bamford*

    a. GW18 2 transfers GW19 WC
    b. GW18 2 transfers GW19 FH
    c. GW18 1 transfers GW19 3 transfers BB
    d. GW18 WC GW19 BB
    e. GW18 FH GW 19 WC
    g. Something else

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    FH18. Any changes? I could move Dias >> Stones to get Lloris over Darlow but unsure? Rashford also difficult to fit in.

    Darlow
    Cancelo, Dias, Tierney
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Saka
    Kane, Laca, Wilson
    (4.0, Yedlin, Mitchell, Reed)

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Identical to mine except I have Lloris over Darlow and Stones over Dias 🙂 So yes, go for it! I also have Anguissia over Reed but same differentce.

  5. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Why is everyone assuming Shrewsbury will be able to play/ (poor club). They have had two more cases this week

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/sport/football/shrewsbury-town-fc/2021/01/11/shewsbury-town-clash-with-lincoln-called-off-as-more-coronavirus-cases-confirmed/

  6. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    1st FH draft as not been playing around whilst waiting for covid postponement news. 3 5 2. 0.3 left.

    Darlow (4.0)
    Tierney, Cancelo, Saiss (bDavies, Mitchell)
    Kdb, Bruno, Son, Neto, Gundogan
    Kane, Laca (Brewster)

  7. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 hours ago

    Is it worth holding onto Soton defence with this fixture run (assuming no double now)?

    LEI (A)
    ARS (H)
    AVL (H)
    MUN (A)

    Can't see many CSs there, though tbh I didn't think they would keep one vs. Liverpool!

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Absolutely not

    2. ivantys
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Their defence is fixture proof.

    3. bangers and M*A*S*H
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Would you rather have:

      A) Richarlison and Gundo
      B) McGoldrick and Silva

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Happy to give Bamford just the one gw. No chance selling

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      Shame there are absolutely no cut price Utd attackers to bring in. Would have been nice to get a Greenwood for the next 3 in 2 weeks

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Not like Greenwood has done anything of late though is it.

    6. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 hours ago

      On Free hit, who scores more?

      A) Wilson, Saka, Tierney

      B) Rashford, Smith-Rowe, Holding

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        A

    7. ivantys
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Antonio+Vardy for 19 now with Ings gone?

      • Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Shaw or Lindelof for FH.

      • The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Tempted to run with 5 this week snow and FH in 19 with 3 Leeds/ 3 Villa

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Villa still have double don’t they?

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Please reply to my post below Mr. Capp!

      • Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Can someone explain to me why people are Free Hitting this week instead of the DGW next week? I know there aren't a bunch of great matchups for DGW, but this week is BOUND to be low scoring so we can all get away with less than a full 11 this week.

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          Most ppl will get 11 DGW players without FH

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 hours ago

            I'd say many will, but not most.

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          people don't have many players this gw

          also taking out players who have a double next week doesn't make sense

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 hours ago

            But most everyone will be in the same boat!!!

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Mixture of people not having many players to field and the argument that having a full 11 can move you up the ranks as it allows you to pick differentials with good fixtures (e.g. Lacazette)

        4. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          I think the main reason not to FH in a DGW is that it prevent you from using other chips

        5. A Kun & Mateta
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Instant gratification and hopefully a guaranteed green arrow.

        6. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          I have 15 double gw players and only 3 players this week. Depends what you planned for

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 hours ago

            Now that makes some sense, but that surely cannot be the norm.

        7. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          I don't think this week is bound to be low scoring at all.

          If City, United, Arsenal and Spurs all win to nil there could be some very big scores.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 hours ago

            Low scoring due to the avg amount of players being below 11, which it will be.

        8. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          A lot prepared like myself for gw 19.

      • jayzico
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        What is this no Leeds DGW? Can't be true is it?

        1. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Yeah I'd like to know where this came from too

      • The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Meslier / Dallas out for Fabianski & Coufal?

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        The way the fifth round draw has panned out means that there is still the possibility of 8 PL teams making it to the 6th Round (the QF). This would maximise the DGWs if 8 PL teams get to the 6th Round. Don't know which combo would be best yet:

        Fulham / Burnley
        Man Utd / Liverpool / West Ham
        Sheffield Utd
        Wolves / Southampton / Arsenal
        Chelsea
        Everton / Spurs
        Man City
        Leicester / Brighton

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        FH19 looking a very serious option now that GW29 looks like it'll be an absolute dud week.

        1. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Do you mean weaker teams? - Could still be loads of points up for grabs

      • fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Which combo (have Son):

        1. Stones Rashford Kane
        2. AWB Sterling Lacazette

        Thanks

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 hours ago

          1

        2. Kuqi Monster
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Easy 1

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 hours ago

        Here’s a tough one...

        A. Dias+Saka
        B. Stones+Neto

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          A

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Wow, regretting hitting my FH an hour ago now!

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Why?

      • Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Dallas was going to haul, too

      • El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Uh oh disco inferno

      • Kuqi Monster
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Who is nailed in the Newcastle defence and expected to start this GW?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Darlow
          Yedlin Schar Fernandez Clark Ritchie

          1. Kuqi Monster
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 5 hours ago

            Cheers

      • camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        I actually do not have a scooby wats going on at the minute.. Not a clue.. Think I might just try to sleep thru gw18 and see wat happens.

        1. AC Yew
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          This lol. Feel like fielding the players i got and que sera sera.

      • Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        If Soton Leeds really does get postponed, I feel for GW16 wildcarders.

        Can imagine many people:
        - Sold Villa and City assets not knowing they'd double in 19
        - Bought Soton and Leeds assets assuming they'd double in 19

        Potentially losing up to 6 DGWers for no reason and a Wildcard wasted which couldve been used earlier on in the season

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          I did KDB to Raphinha in 16, and it looks awful now, even with KDB's blank that week. He hauled vs Chelsea, and got the dgw in the meantime, with Raphinha not having a double, it's disastrous transfer.

      • FPL Bielsa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        No panic I can’t see Shrewsbury being Covid free by next week they have just recorded more cases.

      • umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        This is the most brain consuming period I've ever witnessed playing FPL

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Real game is on now.

      • Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Got 6 playing players in gw18, dier dias son bruno neto saka, do johnstone kilman -4 to

        A) leno or guaita
        B) sais or tierney or holding or other def.
        C) dcl -8 to guaita holding laca
        D) FH

        If a) or b) gw19 FH