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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
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A

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

    Start Matheus Pereira or Greenwood?

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

      Greenwood

  3. FantasyClub
    4 months, 1 day ago

    What do we think of an Agüero punt Gus?

    1. FantasyClub
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Guys*

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I’m in

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day 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
        4 months, 1 day ago

        You put me right off lol

      2. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Aguero and Jesus both starting then

        1. FantasyClub
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Even if Agüero starts can you see him returning?

          1. Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            1000%

            1. FantasyClub
              4 months, 1 day ago

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

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. FantasyClub
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day 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
            4 months, 1 day ago

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

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

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

              1. FantasyClub
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Agüero Captain all the way too then!!! LMAO

                1. Pep bites Kun
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  This could be the best call of the season hahaha 🙂

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

                  Howzzat then? Delighted for you and Kun 🙂

    5. Bedok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day 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.

  4. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    got Shaw, AWB and Bruno.

    Bench 'em all?

  5. NikKaiseR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

  6. FantasyClub
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

  7. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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)

  8. lelou881
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

  9. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

  10. FantasyClub
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Auba or Pepe?

  11. Totti
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    DCL and greenwood -> willock and aguero

    A) Yay
    B) Nay