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Scout’s Gameweek 38 picks for FanTeam’s €30k Season Finale Frenzy

One Gameweek.

One FPL-style game with easy-to-follow rules.

One ‘Free Hit’-style selection with a deadline that allows you to see the teamsheets.

And one final chance in 2020/21 for Fantasy managers to put their skills and know-how to good use and win up to €10,000 (£9,000 in UK money) with FanTeam.

And you can get involved in the Gameweek 38 extravaganza for just €5/£4.50, with prizes awarded all the way down to 3,449th place.

Given that there are only 1,700 entrants at the time of writing, the odds of prospering look favourable.

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HOW TO PLAY: A BRIEF GUIDE

Slightly different from the usual squad-based games, FanTeam managers are given a budget of €105m to build a team of 11 players that includes at least one goalkeeper, three defenders, two midfielders and one forward.

A maximum of three players are allowed from one club and captains score double points, as usual.

Here are some other minor differences to FPL in the otherwise easy-to-play game:

  • There is no bench or manual substitutes; instead, there is a ‘Safety Net’ feature. If a player in your Fantasy team isn’t in the starting XI for their side, they will automatically be substituted for the next priced player from the same position and club.
  • A ‘Stacking Penalty’ is given if you have two or more defensive players from the same club and they keep a clean sheet. One point is deducted for each additional asset that you select from the same side.

HOW DOES THE SCORING WORK?

FPL managers looking for a way to make their knowledge pay will have no trouble picking up FanTeam‘s Gameweek 38 Season Final Frenzy, with its familiar scoring system.

Think of it as FPL without the bonus points, with a few other exceptions – detailed in the graphic above.

SCOUT PICKS

Doubling or tripling up on defenders from the same club is a common tactic in Daily Fantasy Sports, such is the difficulty in predicting one or two clean sheets let alone four of five.

But we’ve made life hard for ourselves by mixing it up, with the cut-price appeal of Luke Ayling (he’s £1.4m cheaper than Stuart Dallas) too good to overlook.

The set-piece threat of Alex Telles could also be a boon against a Wolves side who love to concede from corners and free-kicks, while Martin Dubravka will be up against a Fulham attack that has scored just two goals in their last eight home games.

Double-ups on Leeds and Liverpool are fairly self-explanatory, while Joe Willock‘s record of six goals in as many matches and appealing fixtures for Michail Antonio and Chris Wood sees that trio make the cut.

To afford the big guns like Mohamed Salah, Raphinha and Trent Alexander-Arnold, we’ll need a bargain or two.

Enter Jack Grealish, whose ‘unfavourable’ fixture against Chelsea sees him available at a bargain-bin £6.1m. He looked lively in midweek and Villa were way more potent in attack thanks to his presence, so there could be some late-season joy to be had as he pushes for Euro 2020 contention.

The final word goes to Harry Kane, who is cheaper than 15 other FanTeam forwards this week. His low price is because he faces Leicester City away but given his individual record against the Foxes and his push for a Golden Boot (not to mention Leicester’s ropey home record), who would put a final-day haul past him?


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1,333 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Is Struijk likely to be benched?

  2. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Anything worth a hit chaps? 1.3 ITB. Assuming Shaw will be benched.

    Sanchez
    Dallas, TAA, Phillips
    Salah, Son, Greenwood, Lingard, Raphinha
    Kane, DCL

    (Meslier, Shaw, Watkins, Digne)

    Cheers.

    1. Biggsy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I doubt a hit will pay off if you're taking out someone who's playing. Watkins and Digne could still grab something. Looks g2g

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers, my thoughts too.

  3. Biggsy
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Arrrgh stil can't pick between Wood and Nacho...

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Wood

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Really close. Wood for me. Both will return IMO

  4. chelseabrad
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    11 pts ahead of my ML rival but he has bench boost

    Alisson
    TAA AWB Coufal
    Salah Son Greenwood Lingard Raph
    Kane Antonio

    (Forster Wood Holding Coleman)

    He has 2 villa def, Dallas, Gundogan, Bruno over Greenwood, Bale over Son, Bamford, DCL & Nacho all of which I don't have...

    Already made my transfer, anything worth taking a hit for? Bench & order right?

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      You’re benching Chris wood?! Play wood and bench greenwood

      1. chelseabrad
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Even if rival has Bruno?

        1. No Kane No Gain
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Bruno is not going to set the world on fire this week. Should be benched and if he isn’t, won’t go much over 60 mins in a weakened united team

    2. Biggsy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I'd play Wood, probably ahead of Greenwood although not an easy call

      1. chelseabrad
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Even if rival has Bruno?

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Don't overthink. United are not an attractive option this week, they have been poor when key players have been tested.

    3. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Wood-Lingard-Greenwood in starting order

    4. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      You do know he will shift Bruno out for someone?

    5. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      If you bench Chris wood V sheff United, why have him?!

    6. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Half asleep, thought your name was cheesebeard!

  5. balint84
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    A) Pickford, Kabak to Allison, Phillips
    B) Bruno, Jota to Mané, Willock

    1. JUST ONE LOMBARDO...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    OR1 has held the top spot for long. I am rooting for him to win it.

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Me too for the way he fought back to lead. Also for 3rd for coming on here a few weeks ago and responding to questions

  7. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Bench one.
    DCL / Son / Greenwood?

  8. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    With Shaw unlikely to play, do I start Lowton and bench Shaw or play him and hope there's not a 1 point cameo?

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lowton has a great fixture so start him

  9. Rick891
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Play ESR or Greenwood?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      ESR

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      ESR

  10. Cathal Cantona
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Watkins out for antonio? means benching liguard and targett coming on for shaw. Other option is shaw to cresswell.

  11. Notorjus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Fernandes & DCL to:
    a) Mane & Wood
    b) Bale & Werner

    1FT

    1. Nay08
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A.
        but because only 1 FT, that depends on are you chasing or leading, how many points is it, etc. if only one transfer I'll do Bruno to Mane.

      • Biggsy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I'm doing A for free (or with Nacho) but not sure I'd do it for a hit.

      • Notorjus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks, chasing mini league, 25 points behind. Cannot afford Fernandes to Mane without taking the hit

    2. Nay08
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I'm chasing 28 points. unlikely, but just gotta shoot my shot lol.

        my team:
        Leno (Foster)
        Dallas, Coufal, (Castagne/Keane/Phillips)
        Salah, Mane, Son, Lingard, Raphinha
        Kane, Bamford, (Iheanacho)

        I will C Mane. my rival doesn't have him. his biggest differentials are TAA and Greenwood, as he also has Salah, Kane, Son, Lingard, Raphinha

        so, do I:
        1. play Phillips and get differential somewhere else
        or
        2. Do Castagne/Keane to Tierney

        1. Your Man With The Hair
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I’d stay away from Tierney

          1. Mork calling Orson
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Why would you say that ? Attacking fullback against a team with no CF ?

        2. JUST ONE LOMBARDO...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Play Phillips

      • konrad.sygula95
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hello, would you do Son to Mane?
        Yes or no?
        1ft 2.9 itb

        Martinez
        Rudiger TAA Dallas
        Raphinha Salah(c) Son Lingard
        Watkins Ihenacho Kane

        Bench
        Streer Shaw Anguissa Coleman

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Last minute decision before work.
        Play Watkins or ESR?

        1. BigAsGiroud_
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Same dilemma. Start ESR now but may change to Watkins idk.

        2. JUST ONE LOMBARDO...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I’m being really thick can’t think who ESR is?

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Emile Smith Rowe. Or it could be Elliot the Super Robot

        3. Indpush
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          ESR

        4. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Shitkins

      • Your Man With The Hair
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Start Meslier or Ederson?

        1. BigAsGiroud_
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Don’t think Meslier will start

        2. JBG
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Meslier won't start.

      • Redranger
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Which one looks best?
        A) Vydra > Wood
        B) Vydra > Antonio
        C) Greenwood > Willock
        D) Shaw > Robertson

        1. AW127
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          D

      • AW127
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Start Pickford or Areola

        1. Your Man With The Hair
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Areloa

        2. jimbobmij
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I'm debating between Martinez and Areola myself, and I think I'd defo pick Martinez over Pickford, so I guess Areola for you.

          1. AW127
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Probably the sensible pick. I just think Everton get something today.

      • jimbobmij
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Do I play Gabriel or Holding?

        Gabriel is the bigger goal threat right?

        1. AW127
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I think you need to be asking yourself why you have 2 ARS defenders! Both are predicted to start so go Gabriel.

      • Starskyb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Option A) Forster-> Kiko and Digne -> Robbo (-4)
        Option B) Meslier -> Alisson and Ward --> Alioski (-4)
        Option C) Meslier -> Alisson for no hit.
        Option D) Something else?

        Help really appreciated! 4 points behind my ML rival who has Dallas.

        1. jimbobmij
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I don't like either of those -4's considering it's the final week, and option C seems a bit pointless, but I guess it's better than nothing if your team really is otherwise fine.

          1. Starskyb
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Do you think Forster will get the nod then?

            If I think he does, I will just go Digne to Robertson.

            1. jimbobmij
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Looks likely yeah

        2. JUST ONE LOMBARDO...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Option C I guess but lukewarm

          1. Starskyb
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Totally agree. I was looking forward to having a fun punt for GW38, but Bielsa seems to have different plans for me!

            Taking a hit to have a bit of fun seems too much of a gamble when only 4 points behind.... though something about having my Robertson to go up against his Dallas still seems tempting 😉

      • Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Which is better?

        A- Lingard + DCL
        B- Antonio + Vydra
        C- Antonio + Zaha

        1. Starskyb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          B

      • Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        BB team, (11.4) 1 def. & 1 mids.

        Forster mendy
        Alioski ayling taa lowton X
        Salah lingard grenwod mane X
        Kane antonio bamford

        Which duo from these ?

        A) asm esr saka jwp madds mount foden wilock
        B) taylor mee coufal rudiger james

      • Jimmy Boy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Got a five point lead to hold in my ML. Is Pereira to Willock worth a -4? Would consider anyone else at Pereira's price or lower. I've already got Foden to worry about not playing, and my bench isn't bad but also isn't great (Vydra, Reguilon, Burn)

      • FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        1FT, need make up 2 points in ml. Both team are similar apart from below:

        I have Willock, Mahrez, Bamford and Kane..

        Leader has Raphinha, Greenwood, Antonio and Watkin..

        1. DCL to Woods
        2. DCL to firmino
        3. DCL to Aguero
        4. Mahrez to Torres

        1. Biggsy
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          1, maybe 2

          3 will end in tears. 4 could work but who knows who plays.

          1. FootballDog
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks

        2. Croaker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          1

          1. FootballDog
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks

      • Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Will forster start?

        1. jimbobmij
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Should do I think, hasn't played in a while.

        2. theroadrunner
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Likely

        3. Biggsy
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          McCarthy has had the last two, so makes sense to be Forster

      • theroadrunner
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Bench Bruno or Lindelof? Kinda feeling both are gonna get benched anyway to save me the headache

        1. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Lind

        2. JBG
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Lindelof will start I think.

      • Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A) Bamford + ESR first sub
        B) Raphinha + DCL first sub

        Have Greenwood so sub not unimportant.

        However, I’m at 128k so might need a bit of a gamble to break into top 100k, which is an advandage for Rap (8.7%) over Bamford (44%).

      • Champions League Varane
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Mahrez and Ayling to Dallas and F.Torres for free be worth it?.

        Areola
        Azpi Trent Ayling
        Mahrez Salah Mané Raphinha
        Kane Kelechi Bamford

        1. JUST ONE LOMBARDO...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I’m interested in Torres but Man City rotation always stressful.

      • THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thoughts on the best Shaw and Greenwood replacements?

        A. Robbo
        B. Tierney

        1. Mount
        2. Raphinha
        3. Pepe

        Current defence and midfield is

        Dias Dallas Shaw Phillips Semedo
        Salah Son Lingard Greenwood JWP

        1. DavidSilva
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Chasing B3

          If not A2

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Cheers pal

      • DavidSilva
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        30 behind Top

        Pick two

        Bam/Antonio/Wood for DCL
        Pepe/Harrison/ for Zaha

        Trent captain

        1. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Wood, Pepe to catch 30p

        2. DavidSilva
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks, conflicted as I'm 900 off top 100k as well

        3. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Antonio and Harrison imo

      • Heiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hi all,

        A: Firmino
        B: Antonio
        C: Wood

        Can't get Bamford. Have Nacho, Kane and Lingard.

        Heart says Firmino...

        1. Croaker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Any of those could be good. Go with your heart or you’ll kick yourself if Bobby hauls (personally I’m on Wood)

          1. Heiro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Thing is they put 7 past them in the reverse fixture...