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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. Checko
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Second in my ML, 6 behind leader, 5 ahead of 3rd.

    Both of them will captain Salah. I will prob do the same, but tempted to go with a Leeds player.

    Fairly happy with team, I could do with getting rid of Lingard, but with one FT i think top priority is Bruno replacement.

    Best option?

    A) Raphinha (have Bamford/Dallas)
    B) Greenwood
    C) Pulisic
    D) Foden
    E) Torres

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. Bedok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A is the simple answer: home, favorable fixture. Man City is a mine field. Greenwood not a bad choice. Pulisic start is uncertain. Generally like to bring in players with home fixtures.

  2. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Start Matheus Pereira or Greenwood?

    1. Bedok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Greenwood

  3. FantasyClub
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What do we think of an Agüero punt Gus?

      1. FantasyClub
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Guys*

        • No Kane No Gain
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I’m in

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          "Gabriel Jesus usually posts an Instagram story with cool animations of himself whenever he's in the starting lineup. He posted one today."

          1. FantasyClub
              2 months, 4 days ago

              You put me right off lol

            • Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Aguero and Jesus both starting then

              1. FantasyClub
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Even if Agüero starts can you see him returning?

                  1. Stupendous
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    1000%

                    1. FantasyClub
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        *uck it...last chance to play him, why not I guess

              2. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Like it. He'll play, we just don't know how long for. There's a goal+ there

                1. FantasyClub
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Was gonna go Wood but might as well eh, won’t be in the squad ever again...

                    1. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      If you don't have anything pressing in ml, I'd go for it. Lovely final day pick with great potential upside

                      1. FantasyClub
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          I’m ahead in my ML by over 100 points so nothing pressing

                          1. Pep bites Kun
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Aguero all the way then! Here's hoping for a parting hattie 🙂

                            1. FantasyClub
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Agüero Captain all the way too then!!! LMAO

                                1. Pep bites Kun
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  This could be the best call of the season hahaha 🙂

                                2. Pep bites Kun
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Howzzat then? Delighted for you and Kun 🙂

                    2. Bedok
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Aguero is a legend but I reckon he gets limited minutes, but being the legend he is, he could toss out a parting hat trick in 30 minutes of play. If you have nothing else pressing, go for it. A tribute to a great player.

                  • Lethargio Alcantara
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    got Shaw, AWB and Bruno.

                    Bench 'em all?

                  • NikKaiseR
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    1 FT, should I get:
                    A) Bamford
                    B) Antonio
                    C) Firmino

                  • FantasyClub
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      How bout Lacazette guys? Seems to like scoring against BHA...

                    • Gentle_Turks
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      To hit or not to hit?
                      I'm just 9 points ahead in ML. Will probably do Bruno to Mane, but worth a hit for DCL to Bamford? Or play safe? Thanks.

                      Mendy
                      TAA Shaw Holding
                      Lingard Bruno Mo Raphina Greenwood
                      Nacho Kane
                      (Forster DCL Fofana Ward)

                      Rival's team
                      Meslier
                      Philips Shaw Dallas
                      Lingard Son Mo Raphina ASM
                      Nacho Kane
                      (Leno DCL Holding Coady)

                    • lelou881
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Should I use my only free transfer for a goalkeeper? If not have to play either Guaita or Forster.

                    • Milkman Bruno
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        I was going to enter the Fanteam game in the article but it says it is not open to my country yet.

                      • FantasyClub
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Auba or Pepe?

                        • Totti
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          DCL and greenwood -> willock and aguero

                          A) Yay
                          B) Nay