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Scoutcast Episode 360 – Opportunities for FPL managers during Blank Gameweek 18

Joe is joined by Karam and new regular Scoutcast host Seb to try to make sense of the fixture change impacting on Gameweek 18.

Content creators are having a tough time of late. As soon as a video or podcast is painstakingly researched and presented, a major announcement changes everything. Lately, that has been due to COVID-19, with players forced to isolate and games postponed.

This time around the Scoutcast has escaped such changes by scheduling its latest episode last night (Monday, January 11), just hours after it emerged that Tottenham’s game with Aston Villa on Wednesday had been put back due to COVID-19 concerns.

Instead, Jose Mourinho’s troops will take on Fulham in a hastily rearranged game that falls far more kindly in the Gameweek for owners of Spurs stars Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m).

Understandably, this important fixture change tops the bill in a show that marks the debut for Seb as the Scoutcast’s new regular co-host with Joe.

Also joining this week is Karam, who has had his own experience with coronavirus recently. He reveals how he was been isolating after a positive test and thankfully is now fighting fit to once again tackle this most irregular of seasons.

Our trio reveal their Gameweek 18 plans and the players they are targeting. Joe has already pressed the button on his Free Hit chip but Karam only needs one or two transfers to field a credible side. Meanwhile, Seb is Free Hit-curious, and undecided on whether to deploy this chip.

Differentials during this limited set of fixtures are also taken in. Are Wolves and Everton players being unfairly neglected?

Elsewhere, Arsenal’s low owned gems are scrutinised and long-term fixtures are frisked in a show that aims to ensure Fantasy Premier League managers are well prepared for today’s Gameweek 18 deadline.

The Scoutcast will return on Thursday night, when Joe, Seb and their guest will dust off their notes once again and focus on the coming weekend’s Double Gameweek 19.

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  1. tim
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Any love for McTominay?

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

      not on fh. would prefer to gamble on Smith Rowe over him or Saka is funds allowed

      1. tim
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Have Laca Saka and Tiernay atmo!

  2. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Not settled on the final FH squad yet. Going to have to nap on this... The armband isn't settled yet, might not go with Darlow in goals, but bench is all set to cover major drama.

  3. Roy Rovers
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    FH last one....

    A - Stones
    B - AWB

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

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

      A and its not close imo

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

    4. Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Stones if you haven't city def

    5. Roy Rovers
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lloris
      Cancelo. Tierney ??
      KDB Son Bruno Saka
      Laca Kane Wilson

      Sanchez Yedlin Mitchell Anguissa

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Stones

      2. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Have some problem.. not fan of double defence

        1. Roy Rovers
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Yep he same but Stones seems the way!

          1. Roy Rovers
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            *the

          2. Taegugk Warrior
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            OK I'm in...We have same team BTW, except cancelo, i chose dias instead of him

  4. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A. STones (Already has Dias)
    B. AWB

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

  5. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A bit surprised seeing Antonio getting 90 min yesterday on a potatoes field after an injury but this leads me to think if WHU takes that risk (cold afternoon on a so-so pitch) it is become they know he is clearly fit enough.

    Wasn't considering him for the double until then, but might be a great option to be considered for the double (BUR-WBA) ?!

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I’m buying him

    2. JVALDEZ
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      looked well off the pace

    3. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Moyes desperate not to lose yesterday so had to keep him on. Especially now they've sold Haller

    4. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I’m getting him for the double.

    5. Sean
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      WHU managed 2 shots on target with a good XI out against a fifth tier team

  6. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    -
    Dias, AWB, Dier
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Rowe
    Kane, Laca

    McCarthy, Forster, Lamptey, Justin, Soucek, Bamford

    Bissouma, DCL and Lamptey owner. Bissouma and DCL to Rowe and Laca gives me the team above. GTG ?

    1. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      yea

  7. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed

    I have

    Cancelo, Stones, Holding
    Son, KDB, Bruno,
    Kane
    for -4 this week.

    Is it worth using a FH to bring in Laca, Saka, Lloris and Shaw?

  8. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Best 5.4 defender for GW 18 to join the below possible team

    Dier Stones Cancelo
    KDB Bruno Son
    Kane

    Will give me 8 starters hopefully!

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      AWB or Tierney

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Saiss or AWB

  9. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I've caved and gone template as allows Saiss on bench. What do you think?

    Lloris
    Cancelo Tierney AWB
    KDB Bruno Son Saka
    Kane Laca Wilson
    4.0 Saiss Burke Mitchell

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Arise, Sir Super Saints!

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Very template. Looks good.

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks

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

    Lost on last page, best move for GW19:

    A: Rashford > Salah
    B: Son > Salah
    C: Keep Rash & Son, Go without Salah

    1. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Tough one. Salah and Liverpool dont look good especially against a low block recently which is what the game will be like vs Burnley. Son only has one game but its a good one. So maybe A. Thing is you probably want Rashford beyond GW19

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

        Dilemma summed up in a nutshell

  11. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A) Rashford/ESR/Darlow

    Or

    B) Laca/Saka/Lloris?

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

      A for me as don't trust Arsenal

  12. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Gundogan or Foden?

    1. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Gundogan more likely to start but Foden has the higher ceiling. Ones safer the other could get you more points but could also end up getting you 0 pts if he doesnt play

  13. chelseabrad
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    How's my FH team looking? 0.0 itb

    DDG
    Tierney Stones Dier
    KDB Bruno Son Saka
    Laca Cavani Wilson

    (Steele Fernandez Burke Mitchell)

    1. chelseabrad
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Laca Cavani Kane ***

  14. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Best combo:

    1. Dias Smith-Rowe
    2. Saiss Gundogan

    Thanks

    1. LucasD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      1 for me

  15. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Leno
    Cancelo, AWB, Stones
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Rash, Saka
    Kane (C), Wilson

    Steer, Yedlin, Brewster, Mitchell

    A) AWB
    B) Tierney - Already have Leno
    C) Someone else in same price range

    1. LucasD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Maguire?

  16. LucasD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    No keeper
    Holding / Taylor / Kilman
    KDB / Bruno / Son
    Kane / Brewster

    1FT 0.1ITB

    Would you FH this team?

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

      I would use FT and hit to get a City defender in and one other Utd of City player then looking much better

  17. Andrew
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is this enough for this GW without using FH, I could do one more transfer for a -4 which would give me 8 players?

    Mitchell Lowton
    Saka Son Bruno
    Wilson Kane (c)

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Think you should free hit this. You don't have a defence. Or KDB.

  18. Georgeyboy33
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Neto & Laca or Rashford & McGoldrick?

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Tough, The former

  19. Konstaapeli
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Either worth a hit?

    James > Stones or Dias

    DCL > Wilson, Antonio or Cavani

    Both James and DCL are out for a while so I'm tempted.

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      What happened to James now? He only just started training again 🙁

  20. InvertedWinger
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    On a FH,
    A) Stones, Saka, Rashford
    B) Gundogan, Wilson, Lacazette

    TIA

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Anyone?

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Not a fair comparison, you're comparing players not in the same position

      1. InvertedWinger
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Equal total price and just involves a formation change from 4-5-1 in A to 3-4-3 in B

  21. casual69
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    quick question,
    how much of a hit would you take, given each hit is effective costing 2 points if you dont have tht position covered with a playing asset...

    i.e. defender at the moment not playing replaced as second transfer with playing defender cost 4points - 2 as origial isnt playing so effectively 2 points.

    with this in ming would you take a hit on 5 players, so effectively costing 8 points and not 16?

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      You are assuming that the player you bring in gets a minimum of 2 points. It's possible for them to get less.

  22. ㅤRising
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Pick a better combination:

    A. Dias and Smith Rowe
    B. Stones and Saka

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      b

  23. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    In a dilemma:
    A) Dias + Saka
    B) Maguire + Gundogan

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

  24. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    FH - low team value

    Lloris
    Cancelo Stones Shaw Tierney
    KDB (c) Bruno Son Neto
    Kane Laca
    (4.0, ESR, Brewster, Mitchell)

    G2g?

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Check on Shaw fitness news, rest looks strong

  25. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    FH:

    A) Foden & Maguire
    B) Wilson & Dias

    Rest of Team:

    Llors
    Cancelo, Tierney
    KDB, Fernandes, Son, Saka
    Kane, Lacazette

    Cheers

  26. hotelpolo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I've played my FH but can anyone tell me where I can see original team (GW 19 team) prior to GW deadline today?

    1. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      click on last weeks points

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

        Yeah, helps but presumed there was somewhere you could see it in standard view also to look at value, fixtures etc. for Gw19 subs. Theres a couple I'm not sure of my selling price of and last weeks points page doesnt show

    2. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      you can't. only after deadline

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Just check your points page surely.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Points page

  27. Kuzser
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Have 8 players (incl. Brewster) and 0ft.
    Any hits needed?

    1) Salah -> Sterling for -4 with a plan to do Son Laca-> Salah Adams/Antonio next week
    2) gtg

    Team atm:
    - (Johnstone Martinez)
    Dier Stones (Dallas Coufal Justin)
    Son KdB Bruno Saka (Salah)
    Brewster Laca (Bamford)

  28. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    On a WC

    A) Kane Lookman
    B) Rash Wilson (gw19 wilson>watkins)

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

      need 2 for your starting 11? B but depends on who you want to captain i guess aswell

  29. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is ESR capable enough to be a starter on FH?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I'm doing it, why the hell not.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, in my starting 11

  30. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Best DGW defender option 4.6 and under (not WHU).