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  1. Gazwaz80
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Is it just me that thinks it’s crazy for managers to try and get 9, 10 or 11 mediocre at best players in for blank 29?
    Sure you cant concentrate and maximise G/W 26,27 and 28 when you’re solely thinking about putting these players in for 29?
    Not trying to be confrontational but surely if you have F/H, that is the optimal time to use it and then you can build up your team for the D/G/W in 34, W/C in 35 and B/B in 37 assuming you have those chips left?
    Be interesting to here your take on these points, cheers…

    1. Gazwaz80
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Sorry, I put this on Zophar’s questions but that was posted 1.5 hours ago 😀

    2. Keep calm and hoof me the b…
      • 14 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I just posted something very similar on Zophar's post. Every year I fall into the trap of letting BGW and DGW dictate all my transfers and then missing points that are right in front of me.

      For instance, if Hojlund were in this run of form at any other time of year he'd be in every active team

      1. Mother Farke
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I understand what you're saying and I agree, but I do feel that it's somewhat case dependant. For example, I personally believe Solanke's DGW is far too good on paper to ignore because of Højlund's form.

          1. BUZZBOMB
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Its also far too good to ignore whilst concentrating bringing in BGW29 players for the next 4 GWs, hence a consideration in whether to free hit or not.

          2. HashAttack
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Even the FFS bus team is playing Watkins and Toney ahead of Hojlund this week ... I'm using my FH this week and have the same three, I'll only get Hojund is Haaland is absent this week

      2. Holmes
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        It has always been about quantity over quality. The FOMO of not having 11 players in BGWs always shoots high closer to the blanks. Picking average players to complete starting XI will be justified anyhow.

        Planning to FH29 and taking multiple hits for later DGW/BGW is fine but taking hits to prepare for GW29 and FHing later isnt.

      3. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        As always team dependent.

        My only issue with your proposed strategy is that I think the wildcard is the most valuable chip and the bench boost is the weakest. Using your wildcard so late just to maximise the bench boost feels like letting the tail wag the dog. If your team is perfect and well set up then fine, but if not I'd rather use the wildcard earlier and not have to taylor it to my bench boost players

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Hi Jambot,
          My reasoning for the Chips is that the double for 34 doesn’t look as good in the predictions as 37 and we have time to build up to 34 if we F/H 29 and after 34 we can Wildcard for the big juicy 37 and get 15 good players in with B/B 37?
          Just my spin on it though 😀

      4. HashAttack
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        FH29 means carrying your squad from gw28 (9th March) all the way to gw30 (30th March) - Presumably an IB - and only having 1FT

        Let's see what the fixtures are going to be first

      5. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I think it’s possible to strike a balance. The way injuries and other issues forced my hand the past few weeks, my team was starting to look better set for blanks in 26 and 29 than the 25 double, so I made do with five doublers for 25 and kept an eye on the blanks while doing so. Didn’t do great but I’ll take the tiny green arrow (which hopefully won’t turn too deep a shade of red tonight).

        My single gameweek players such as Gordon outscored some of my most hyped doublers put together (KDB and Foden) and I still managed to bench Solanke’s big haul! Try not to get blinded by doubles and blanks but if you can plan ahead then you might make some valuable gains. I’ve been happy with recent signings of Robinson and Reguilon, for example - cheap, no blanks and attacking returns.

      6. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Hey hey, some of us already have a team full of mediocre players

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          😀

    3. Jonesfromthere
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      KDB owners are you selling given Pep’s comments?

      1. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        definitely one to consider - though with Son/Salah blanking this week probably worth just hoping for minutes.

        probably dont have that luxury this week with Jota and Zinchenko in my 11 and no subs though

      2. The Tonberry
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Will sell in gw27 for Salah or Son

      3. Tibbs
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Any insight if C.Taylor or Lascelles will play this week? Need one of them to play to field XI.

        If neither likely to play, would you take a -4 to get a playing defender in?

        1. You've got red on you.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Not for one in the same price bracket as Taylor. Clean sheets are never a guarantee.

        2. Holmes
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I think Taylor will atleast get a sub appearance. (which is probably better in order to avoid negative points)

        3. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          will be happy for 1 pt from Taylor this week (and again in 29) - defenders finding it really hard to justify a hit right now

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Taylor will likely play. Might not start.

          I wouldn't take a -4 this week for a defender. Best to wait until next week to know who is optimal based on your chip strategy.

      4. Aaaatsu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Hi, out of curiousity,

        Which player, in FPL history, has scored the most points in a gameweek ?
        Or even better, can you list a top three for me, with name, season and points?

        1. The Tonberry
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Kane scoring 31 points on a double gameweek late in the season (away to Leicester the season after they won the league and a hat trick another game) stands out for me

          • Funkyav
            • 14 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            pretty sure best in a single GW was salah 29 pts vs watford

        2. Letsgo!
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Any leaked lineup for liv?

        3. wulfrunian
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Jota->Odegaard for a hit or start Taylor?

          1. ljuta zena
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Odeg

        4. Philosopher's Stones
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Best Jota replacement?

          A: Odegaard
          B: Martinelli
          C: Hwang
          D: Neto

          Start one:

          1: Estu
          2: Taylor

          1. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A though would be fairly happy with any of them for next couple of weeks

            Probably 1, higher ceiling + home (expect both to be 1pts though)

        5. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          have zinchenko as 3rd Arsenal player (that coinflip vs Walker about 7 weeks ago went really well...) with Gab + Saka.

          11 players+ 1ft

          Areola
          Gab, Zin, Estup, Taylor
          Saka, Fode, KdB, *Jota*
          Watkins, Haaland
          (Dub, VVD, Palmer, Adebayo)

          a) Jota > Villa/Wolves mid
          b) Jota/Zin > Ode/5.1def (-4)

        6. Fit_to_drop
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Someone will to giving an assessment of Adingra as an FPL buy? Its not just the 15 pt haul that has peaked my interest. He was trending well prior to Cup of Nations departure.

          1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Are you sure? He had 2 returns in 10 games before he left and it's not like he was coming off the bench much then either

          2. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            so many better options at price

            Neto/Hwang, Luiz/Bailey, Palmer, Garnacho etc

        7. JBG
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Bad News: Neither Salah or Nunez will play today.

          Good News: Both are on course to be in the squad on Sunday (provided no set backs in rehab/training this week)

          via Ste Hoare on Twitter/X

          Not sure how reliable but.

        8. duke313
            1 month, 22 days ago

            People who've already used their Free Hit, what are we doing for BGW29?

            1. Letsgo!
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              -16?

            2. Make Arrows Green Again
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              A lot of people who do still have FH are going to hse FTs to get 8-10 players who play in GW29 and are worth keeping longer-term

              1. duke313
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  What players are worth keeping? Villa and Spurs?

              2. Now I'm Panicking
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Finding a new hobby

              3. HashAttack
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Hoping for Man C and Man U wins in the 5th round

                Brighton, Leicester and Leeds wins would also be very helpful

            3. GoonerByron
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Better option here for GW 26 + beyond?

              A - Just play Branthwaite for free

              B - Take a -4 for a defender with a better fixture that will also play in 29 (Cash?)

              1. The Tonberry
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A

              2. have you seen cyan
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Need about 50 points from Barkley and VVD tonight for it to be a good week.

              3. Alan Watts
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Hmm my posts keep getting deleted....banned for a mild lewd joke, then my post this evening saying I was banned deleted...

              4. FCSB
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Lineup headache, who to start:

                1. Estupinan
                2. Lamptey

                ??