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The best FPL midfielders and forwards to buy or include on a BGW29 Free Hit

Midfielders and forwards come under the spotlight as we round up the best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Blank Gameweek 29.

With only two assets costing more than £10.0m in action, a key strategy will be finding the right budget buys for our FPL teams.

Premium options Harry Kane (£11.5m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.5m) are among the players who have already risen in price before Friday’s deadline, with Gareth Bale (£9.6m) also on the up.

But are there more cut-price options going under the radar that are worth bringing in? We’ve studied the stats to find out in the Premium Members article below.

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322 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Barnes >

    a) Bale (was always my transfer but questioning playing time...)
    b) Lingard

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'd go Lingard personally.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If Son is out I don't rate Spurs/Bale for 29. Go with Lingard

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Lingard alongside Antonio or instead of?

    4. Sterling Archer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      also gw33 spurs and city blank, so saves u a transfer later!

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        great point!

  2. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Andersen or Adarabioyo on FH?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Tosin has the stats, but Andersen the eye

    2. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Over the last six GWs, I think Andersen has the better xG and xA, so I'd go with him.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Adarabioyo - "total of 15 headed attempts from set plays is bettered by just two Premier League players in 2020/21 – capable of exploiting Leeds’ vulnerability at dead-ball situations. He’s also good for a bonus point if Scott Parker’s side do keep a clean sheet, having racked up more of them (11) than any of his teammates."

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/03/18/the-scout-squads-best-players-for-fpl-blank-gameweek-29/

  3. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Would you do the following transfers for free?
    Salah and Lowton >>> Aubameyang and Reguilon

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wait for EL. If Auba plays 90 I wouldn't be surprised to see him benched, and same for Reguilon.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        And what will make Auba not playing 90 in EL? Likely he's going to play 90 isn't he?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I surely would

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Depends on their mins in the Europa tonight

  4. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Are my best moves here to do something like, Stones > Dunk, Son > Bale & DCL to someone...? I have 2FT and 5.8m in the bank.

    Martinez
    Dier - Coufal - Dias
    Son - Soucek - Raph - Gundo
    DCL - Kane - Bamford

    Bench: Areola - Salah - Shaw - Stones

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Goodbye Mo Salah
      Goodbye my friend
      You have been the one
      You have been the one for me

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This. Salah to go

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Prefer Stones over Dias. Stones has played over 700 mins less than Dias, has only scored 5 points less than Dias and he is cheaper. He won't come on as a sub for a 1-pointer. You have a decent bench to cover rotation.

      I wouldn't lose Son. Nearly 3 weeks since he pulled his hammy until GW30 against Newcastle and it was confirmed it wasn't as bad as initial thought so should be fine for 30. Spurs are not great without Son so it make Bale less appealing.

      DCL has Palace in 30 so I wouldn't lose him eitehr.

  5. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    2FT

    Mates, which two players would you add to this bunch for GW29 - Lingard Auba maybe?

    Martinez,Regulion, Son*, Kane, Bamford*

    Add ons: Bissouma, Strujik

    Wildcarding in 30,31

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Depends on Europa, but Young Jess and Auba or Bale

  6. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Martinez*
    Cancelo Burn* Digne Struijk*
    Salah Son* Gündo Raphinha*
    Kane* DCL

    (Fabri Dias Bruno Brewster)
    1.4m & 2 FTs

    Got no WC or FH.
    Looking at long term for that reason.

    Any ideas on transfers?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Mo and Cancelo to Tierney/Cresswell and Auba/Bale

  7. Sterling Archer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    going to asses the spurs/bale situation after the Europa league game!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Great typo.

  8. OLLY G
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Son to Bale l guess?

    Hate it but if feels like it's the right move.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Doesn't feel like right move to me at all tbh.

  9. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Your help is needed please

    Is doing Gundogan & DCL > Trossard & Antonio for -4 worth it

    as it gives me for BGW29

    Martinez

    Dallas Aina

    Bale Son** Raphina Trossard

    Kane Watkins Antonio

    No FH or WC 1FT 0.3 ITB

    Any ideas would be welcomed

  10. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here or go with this for this gw? 0.7m itb. WC and BB available.

    martinez
    dallas coufal dunk
    son raphina
    kane bamford antonio

    forster digne stones salah bruno gundo

  11. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Any suggestions for this lot? 0.1itb, 2FT's..

    Areola (Martinez)
    Veltman
    Raphina
    Watkins Kane

    Alonso, Rudiger, Dias, Shaw, Fernandes, Foden, Gundo, Salah, DCL..

  12. ppv
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    More confident Grealish will play a Smith doesn't have to worry about England. But possible scenario Bellingham can't travel, Jack destroys Spurs and get called up

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Hmm, I assumed that not being included meant that he's not ready for this weekend otherwise I would've thought he'd have been in the squad.

  13. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    If you could only have 1 from Tierney/Cresswell for the remainder of the season (probably) who would u choose?

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Cress

    2. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Top Scoring Defender

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        this

    3. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Had the same dilemma and I chose Tierney because he rotates better with my squad. For example Dias blanks in gw33 where Tierney has a much easier fixture than Cresswell. Still Cress is better though if you have to play him every gw

  14. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Pretty set on Lowton, Pope > Dunk, Martinez

    Should I add Salah, Diagne > Auba, Maja to that for -8?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      who knows.
      depends on rest of your team
      chips available
      strategy etc etc

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        5 players this week + Son, can FH but will save for 33, will WC on 31

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Just Salah but it depends who else is in your team

  15. Parsnips
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Is maja a good pick in a free hit side?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Maja the Bee
        nope

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        worth a shot. Didn't even start last game though.

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I don't see why not. Leeds defence in away games is poor

    • vincentwsho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      On a FH...

      Is not having Raphinha a big risk? I feel that Fulham would get a clean sheet, but seems that many people have him and even suggest captaining him

    • Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Trent dropped by England. Big motivation for rest of season now.

    • shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Managing to get a full XI out this week. Bale & Smith-Rowe coming in tonight barring injury.

      Martinez
      Coufal Struijk Konsa Alioski
      Soucek STERLING ROMEU
      Kane(c) Antonio Bamford

    • Naby K8a
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Genuinely never seen TAA have a good game for England and if it makes him find that fire again that gets him back to his level last season then it can only be a good thing

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Martinez
      Dallas, Coufal
      Raphinha, Saka
      Bamford, Kane

      2 FT

      A. Use 1 ft
      B. Use both
      C. 3 for -4

    • Naby K8a
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If you're going to pick on form though Gareth mate you probably shouldn't pick Eric Dier who's about as useful as a chocolate teapot

    • HellasLEAF
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Best Differential captain option?

      My mini league opponent has 3 yes 3 Spurs players, and I have none. I could draft one in with my free but honestly am thinking to go sneaky and C one of the following:

      Watkins
      Antonio
      Bamford (should he be fit but looks likely)
      Rapinha
      Cresswell
      Veltman (cleanie plus assist potential)

      What you think gents??

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        ouch, I'm all for diff capt but dont like any of those.

        1. HellasLEAF
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yes not ideal. But we know the potential for a less obvious pick can deliver the goods. So if you were to side with one, I am curious your selection...

          They all have potential to get points.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            raphina

      2. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Think the best differential captain is Auba

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Can't make up mind whether to get additional midfielder with this team:

      Martinez (DDG)
      Dallas Cresswell Konsa Veltman (Stones)
      Raphinha Lingard (Salah Bruno Gundo)
      Kane Bamford (DCL)

      Which one would you do?
      A. Salah > Bale/Auba
      B. DCL > Antonio
      C. Stick, no hit required

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I think A is worth it

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ta, my last min action that one!

      2. HellasLEAF
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        My thinking with Salah is this. If you/we have held through the drought. To take out now he may go on a run and punish us.

        I way either DCL to Antonio or stick

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I do not fear Salah at all, he can explode and I will not regret. Jota will get into the team GW31. Salah can also come back if needed, no value attached. Thx for the input!

    • Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I Just checked out Leeds away def stats
      😯

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        worth comparing season and last 6

        Haven't checked who've they played in that time

    • Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Justice for Paddy!

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I don't think that England can win any major trophy with those midfielders

    • vincentwsho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      On a FH, would you rather have:

      A) Areola + Trossard
      B) Sanchez + Raphinha

      (Starting Veltman, Dunk, Adarabioyo)

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm siding with B

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B

    • DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Which teams to target if you have no Chips remaining? Want to sell DCL. Not keen on Leeds triple up.

    • Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Some major differentials based on ownership available this week:

      Less than 15%-lingard, Raphina,Auba,Antonio
      Less 10%-dunk,konsa, Areola
      Less than 5%-Lookman, Smith Rowe, Odegaard, Maupay
      Less than 1%-Groß, Fraser

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Who are you targeting from these mate?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I own Lingard, Raphina, dunk, konsa(also own Areola but not sure if Im playing him)
          Getting Groß & Lookman probably with 2 FT's

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I don't choose based on ownership, but I'll have Dunk on a FH, and I'm interested in Auba, Smith Rowe and Odegaard, depending on tonight's game. Probably one of Lingard and Raphinha. Tierney not under 15%?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I think there will be a bigger shift in OR this week with FH's because many will prob miss deadline, plus many will have to take hits.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            tierney 5.8%

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              If he plays less than 70 tonight, he'll go straight into my team. Otherwise, I'll consider an Arsenal mid instead. Seems likely I'll fill all three Arse slots, but then I am a fan of Arse.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I love Arse, but not Arsenal.

          2. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hope so!

        2. jakethebeast
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Not looking at Saka? Appreciate your view, as you seem to have a good hold of Arse.

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I certainly am keen! I was choosing from the list here, but Saka is right up there! The only issue being that we might not see him get minutes tonight, so we might have to go on Arteta's word that he's available and fighting strong for the ham.

            1. jakethebeast
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Yea, my thinking was that if, given Artetas comment, he makes the bench tonigh then he's going into my team. Well, actually I think that the one who get the least minutes tonight out of ESR, Saka and Ødegaard is going into my team!

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wish Tierney & ESR were in the England squad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4P7ub0TIRI