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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. Sting in the Tail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    De Gea, 4.0
    Tierney, Cancelo, Stones, Mitchell, *
    Saka, Son, De B, Bruno, Rashford,
    Kane * *

    A) Dier with bench of McGoldrick, Mitchell, blank

    Or

    B) Wilson with bench of Mitchell, blank, blank

    1. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

  2. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Been tinkering and it's coming down to this 2 options. Would appreciate if you guys can help!

    A) Cancelo + Laca (3-4-3)
    B) Fernandez + Rashford (3-5-2)

    Leno
    AWB Dias
    Bruno KDB Saka Son
    Kane Wilson

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

      A

  3. jai1212
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Can you please rate my WC team?

    DDG
    Tierney Cancelo Dier Saiss
    KDB Rash Bruno Son Saka
    Kane

    Mitchell - No one else plays

    Would you downgrade one of the defenders and Saka to get Wilson in?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I would want another forward

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Hows this FH looking?

    DDG
    Bellerin Stones Cancelo
    Rashford KDB Bruno Rowe Son
    Kane Wilson

    Norris Holding Kilman Brewster

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Looks good

  5. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is this enough for this week or should I be using my FH?

    Dias Mee
    KDB Sterling Bruno Son Neto
    Wilson Brewster

    1. ivantys
        3 months, 11 days ago

        More than enough, I have the same 5 attackers as you.

        1. BigBillyBass
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A) Darlow Dias Saka
      B) DDG Dier Gundo

      On FH

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Don't see many FH teams with Digne. He could be better than a United defender this week. Is it because he doesn't have a DGW?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        United have a much better chance for CS.

        I would be more interested in Digne if DCL was fit.

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Good point.

      2. makaveli123
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        He has not played since GW though

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          He gets injured and just picks up from where he left off. Similar to Ings.

        2. makaveli123
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          10

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Seems like Wilson is fit!

      https://twitter.com/NUFC/status/1348683160758988800?s=19

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yay

      2. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks

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

      No point to overthink it too much:

      Darlow
      Cancelo - Stones - Dier
      KDB - Bruno - Rashford - Son - Saka
      Kane - Lacazette

      Just hope Darlow starts again and none of the above has covid or game to be postponed

      1. Bunk Moreland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Can you go Leno over Darlow? Leno will start for sure and I only have 2 Arsenal players.

      2. Atwood
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        You not going for a bench? Just wondering how you're affording this. Nice team.

      3. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I've Dias Holding Laca for your Stones Dier Rashy

    6. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hi guys, only got 7 playing this GW (can't really include Brewster/Mitchell though i know)

      Mitchell - Holding - Dias
      Bruno (vc) - KDB (c) - Son
      Brewster
      _______________________________________________________
      Martinez (Forster), Raphinha, Dallas, Robertson, Salah, DCL, Bamford

      Got 2FT's, and at a bit of a loss as to what to do, maybe just DCL > Wilson & Mitchell > Coufal to prepare fro th DGW more?

      Disclaimer: no FH chip available 🙁

      Appreciate any help folks

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Can you get Wilson and a United defender?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I think I could do that yes! Worth doing ya reckon?

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah, United have DGW and great fixtures to follow. Might give you a benching headache thought after the double 😛

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Haha yeah true, I’d need to take a -4 it looks like though, Peaky 0.1 off a 4.8 United defender

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Oh wait! No! I have enough haha! I’m 0.1 inside of doing it! Cheers man

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Ahh 0.1 off it looks like

    7. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Perhaps a silly Q....who to start on free hit?

      A.....Wilson

      B...Smith Rowe (also have Lacazette)

      Thanks

      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A

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

        gotta be A, playing both myself

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B comfortably imo. ESR has been a revelation.

      5. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Think I kinda have to play Wilson....always been my ultimate film troll

    8. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Non-FH team with 8 players including -4 predicted to score 48 vs 65 FH team.

      21 points in it. Worth hitting the FH?

    9. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Guess I don't have a choice but FH now that my three Villains are out.

      Darlow
      Stones - Telles - Tierney - Dias
      Son - KdB - Bruno
      Martial - Kane - Wilson

      Macey, Smith Rowe, Mitchell, Burke

      Thoughts?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Not bad at all, mine is below:

        Lloris
        Dias Cancelo Tierney Maguire
        KDB Son Bruno Saka
        Kane Laca

        Sanchez Anguissa Brewster Mitchell

    10. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Really dont get why people are going for Wilson. Newcastle are shocking going forward

      Id much rather have Laca/ Martial and a cheaper mid like Gundogan instead of Rashford

      1. Surfeit of Lampteys
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Alright then, you do that.

      2. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Good Point

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Gundogan means no double City def though. I think I prefer Rashford & City def over Laca & someone else.

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

        a penalty is never far away in these VAR days

      5. ivantys
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Laca, Martial, Gundo all might not even start. Wilson is facing bottom side with no CS kept all season and on pens.

        • EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Gundogan is a bad pick.

        • Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          People have been saying this all season, but he's still on 6.1 points per game, he's still on penalties, and he allows for triple City/United/Arsenal/Spurs elsewhere.

        • Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          And yet Wilson has more points than all of them?

        • HaveYassineChikhaoui
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Because it's Sheffield and there are far better options available when it comes to the UTD/City triple-up. Martial is in woeful form, could argue even worse than Wilson. Wilson is also on pens, so on the off chance they get one he's up for a decent amount of points. Laca is a good option, from what I've seen people have a front 3 of Kane, Wilson and Laca on a FH with Wilson as an enabler for better defences.

        • jim0wheel
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Template as it gets?

          DDG - (Verrips)
          Tierney - Reguilon - Cancelo - (Mitchell) - (Clark)
          Son - Bruno - KDB - Saka - Foden
          Lacazette - Kane - (Brewster)

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Yep nothing wrong with template for FH

        • KEVIN DE CLAUS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          FH going active:

          A)
          Leno
          Dier Cancelo Dias
          KDB Son Bruno Saka Neto
          Lacazette Kane

          2.0 ITB.

          Or:

          B)

          DDG
          Tierney Dier Dias Cancelo
          KDB Son Bruno Neto
          Lacazette Kane

          1.0 ITB.

        • Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Sheffield have better odds than Newcastle for CS this week.

          Not sure if Wilson is a great pick!

          1. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            But SHU odds of a CS are still only about 37%, so a good chance the NEW score

        • Kuqi Monster
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Anyone else concerned Tierney gets a rest?

          Quite a few gooners on their forums are hoping/predicting it, no official source.

          1. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I'd love Darlow, Tierney and Kane to all be rested this week

          2. Vovhund
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Would be very nice to know

        • Steager
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          On a WC,

          A) Shaw, Dier
          B) AWB, Lowton
          C) AWB, Dallas, play one less defender in blank week.

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Lloris Maguire or DDG Dier?

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Lloris Maguire. Though by circumstance I will probably have the latter.

          2. OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            DDG D

        • Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Any Lamptey news from Potter? Thought we were due a press conference

        • PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Is there a case for Kane's captaincy over KDB or Bruno?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah, it's the opponent the decider FUL BUR BHA; the one which you think to concede a few ...

        • chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Free hitters... how deep are you going with your bench?

          Is it worth having a playing 15 with the reasonable possibility of one being postponed?

          1. KEVIN DE CLAUS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            FH with dead bench. Ready to get hurt!

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

            Which one are you expecting to be postponed?

            1. chaser123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Any could?

          3. Tango74
              3 months, 11 days ago

              I am just incase cancellation,

              Mitchell/brewster and Anguissa

              1. Tango74
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  old and areola incase goalie not pay

                  I don't understand why u use foder on a FH

                  1. chaser123
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Guess it is just to boost the starting 11 slightly - with cancellation risk I am tempted to go with you too

                    1. Tango74
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        BTW im crap 🙂 im also very PRO playing bench at all times

                • badgerboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Mitchell and Brewster for me.

                • Hot Toddy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Hendrick, Mitchell, Douglas

                • Atwood
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Going for a bare 11. Despite having a decent enough rank I don't have the team value to pick a decent bench.

              2. Bambi
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Anyone else going with the anti-meta strategy of saving your free hit? I can field 7 players and see more value holding the FH for later in the season to make up more of an advantage

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

                  In the same boat, not afraid of any players that I don't own like Lacca, Saka etc

                2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Yep

                  Anti-meta though?

                3. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  I think a FH giving you an optimal 11 vs 7 is fantastic value personally. Hard to beat it later. What do you think is gonna give you a bigger gain than that?

                  1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Navigating future blanks doubles and fixture swings. FH is second best chip in game, might not get as many points as 4x? in any given game week, but allows much more flexibility in not having to load up on certain players who could lose you points in surrounding fixtures.

                  2. Keeptrying
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Problem is the four additional players you are referring to. They won't be considered optimal for others.

                  3. Bambi
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    I would agree, but 6 of my seven are optimal. Stones, cancelo, kdb, bruno, son, Kane. All captains covered. Isnt there another blank later in the season with FA-cup/league cup rearrangements?

                4. Surfeit of Lampteys
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Anti meta?

                5. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Plenty. Got 8 quality players and happy to save the FH for major gains later on

              3. cheese XL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Which combo on FH?

                A) Leno, Dier, Smith-Rowe, Laca

                B) Lloris, Tierney, Saka, Wilson

                Thanks in advance

                1. OptimusBlack
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  A

              4. baines is god
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Mahrez and DCL to Fernandes and Brewster -4 or Targett and DCL to Mari and Cavani -4

                1. baines is god
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  just for this week, wildcarding next week x

              5. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                How is this FH looking?

                DDG
                Cancelo Reguillon Tierney
                KDB Fernandes Son Foden
                Kane Laca Wilson

                4.0 Gk; Fernandez Burke Fodder

                Downgrade Reguillon to Dier and upgrade Fodder?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Prefer Saka to Wilson. But otherwise it's good.

                2. badgerboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Nice. Could do Fernandez to Yedlin and use the extra cash to spruce up Burke.

                3. baines is god
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  foden probably only a 40% chance to start

              6. Old Gregg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Can I get away with not using my FH?

                No Gk
                Stones-Concelo-Mitchell
                KDB-Bruno-Son-Burke
                Wilson

                1. baines is god
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  similar boat, it's a close call, if i understood the fixture situation for later season i'd be able to answer more accurately

                  1. Old Gregg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Thanks.
                    I’m going to not use it unless something drastic happens in the mean time. I guess I was looking reassurance. I was in a much better position before the Villa game was postponed.

                    Only time will tell whether it was rather right call.

              7. bitars
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                My WC team

                Would you change Grealish or Watkins to someone and then who?

                Blank GW18

                De Gea (Martinez)

                Dias, Cancelo, Bissaka, (Dallas, Coufal)

                KDB, Son, Bruno, Grealish*, Saka

                Watkins*, Lacazette (Bamford)

                1,3 itb

                1. ivantys
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Grealish to Neto or Watkins to Wilson.

                  • HashAttack
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    I switched Grealish+Dallas for Soucek+AWB

                2. Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Is west ham on TV tonight?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Yeah BT Sports 1

                    1. Original Pirate Material
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Thank you.

                  2. Original Pirate Material
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    *are