168 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Dubravka Turner
    Senesi Gabriel Taylor Porro* Pau*
    Saka Foden KDB Hwang* Palmer
    Watkins Haaland Archer*

    4 players currently flagged, what transfer can I do for -4?
    2.6 ITB so not enough for Hwang > Son. 8.1 or under for a midfielder to replace Hwang

    1. The Tonberry
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Lose Porro to make up the difference to do Hwang ➡ Son.

        Bradley, Branthwaite, Richards all decent options. Or even a 4.0 Luton defender for DGW28

        1. cobybaby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Did anyone see the Hwang injury? I can't find video

    2. CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Hwang injured?

      Oh well, at least that takes care of the bench dilemma this week...

    3. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Does this look ok? Any changes needed? 1.4 ITB

      Raya Areola
      Gabriel Udogie Doughty Senesi Reguilon
      Saka Son Foden Maddison Barkley
      Haaland Watkins Solanke

      1. The Tonberry
          2 months, 18 days ago

          GTG

        • Fefguero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Nice team, who are you benching?

          1. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Barkley Doughty and Reguilon

      2. Flynny
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Hi.....does this rough plan sound OK? Have 6 already for 29 and plan to deadend into it.

        27.....hwang and estu to Son and senesi - 4
        28.....haaland to Morris (TBC)
        29.....solanke and Gordon to toney and bowen - 4

        This gives me 10 starters for 29. If richi and solanke are out this week I'll bring forward the bowen move

        Thanks

        Areola (dub)
        Porro gabriel estu (taylor regs)
        Saka foden richarlison gordon (hwang)
        Haaland watkins solanke

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Wait with Senesi transfer untik next week. Close to suspension

          1. Flynny
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Yeah cheers. Problem is my defence is in pieces this week.

            Porro won't start. Estu probably won't. Don't want to play both taylor and regs....

            Maybe zabarnyi is safer from Bournemouth

      3. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Bottomed, so I can fix this post now.

        My current thoughts... I don't think using FH29 is worth it. Only have Watkins, Doug Luiz, Areola for now...
        GW27 Gordon to Son
        GW28 Foden to Bowen
        GW29 Saka, Solanke to Richa,Toney -4. Maybe add another -4 in there for Udogie.
        Not losing any player in a particular week I'd rather want to keep, 6 of the top attackers and a goalie for gw29.
        Any sense here?

        For reference my team now is: Areola Leno
        Trip Gab Ake Branthwaite Bradley Saka Foden Gordon Palmer Doug
        Haaland Watkins Solanke

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Repost my reply:

          Compare a FH29 plan to your current one.

          I think I'd do like:

          GW27 - Gordon > Son
          GW28 - Bradley > Senesi
          GW29 - Field XI

          It looks kind of similar but realize that you gain a fixture from Senesi in DGW28 and then 4 extra players in GW29 and the 4 points from not taking a hit in 29.

          Furthermore, Bournemouth have good fixtures coming out of the blank so you have Senesi and Dom for after.

          That's way better than your plan imo. You take a -4, lose Saka and then still only play 7 players in GW29? The FH is not gonna be worth more value than this later imo.

        2. The Tonberry
            2 months, 18 days ago

            I think it's worth just doing the FH. The team you have is okay for the fixtures after GW29 and it doesn't seem logical to disrupt the team and take multiple hits just to field 7 or 8 players in gw29. Plus you can focus on the next two weeks where there is a DGW without worrying about 29.

        3. oi no professionals
          • 13 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Salah instead of Son and the FH in 29?

          1. cobybaby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            yep!

          2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            He wasn't even on the bench last night was he? Not sure I'd bother

        4. cobybaby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Hi Team,

          Brought Hwang in last week (instant regret), so I could move early for Salah this week.

          Kelleher
          Gabriel, Bradley, Senesi, Walker
          Palmer, Saka (C), Salah
          Haaland, Watkins (V), Toney

          (Areola / Doughty / Garnacho / Hee Chan)

          0 FT, 0 ITB

          I think Walker scores 2pt at home against MUN. Should I:

          A) Roll
          B) Sell Hee Chan for Rice and start him over Walker (-4)
          C) Sell " " for Douglas Luiz " " " " " (-4)
          D) Sell " " for Leon Bailey " " " " " (-4)

          I'm gonna be on a flight during the deadline so I appreciate your help. Good luck to all!

          1. Bucket Man
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Might be worth D. Villa have a good fixture and a an extra BGW player if you don’t FH.

            1. cobybaby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              I'm 100% planning on FH in 29

        5. Aster
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Hwang to Bailey or Luiz?

          1. Bucket Man
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Bailey

        6. Bucket Man
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          1FT 3.4ITB. 5BGW players so far. Mostly defenders.

          Areola*
          VVD, Gabriel, Udogie*
          Saka, Foden, KDB, Hwang
          Solanke, Haaland, Watkins*
          Dubravka, Garnacho, Reguilon*, Taylor*

          Hwang to Richarlison or Maddison and take a hit or two next two game weeks to get to 9/10 players?

        7. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Good evening all!!

          Start one from each section!!

          A- D.Luiz(Luton away)
          Or
          B- Rodri(United at home)

          And

          1- Senesi(Burnley away)
          Or
          2- A.Moreno(Luton away)

          Thoughts welcomed!!

          Cheers everyone!!

          1. Bucket Man
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            A1. Luton attack been better than Burnley and will Digne come back into the side.

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Cheers mate!! Currently starting Senesi, keep going back and forth with Rodri and Luiz, Rodrigo really
              Good points wise in home
              Games and Luiz not so good in away games for his points returns this season so I can’t make my mind up

              1. Bucket Man
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Rodri does pop up with big goals. Luiz has penalties and against a defence that has just let in 6 steers me that way but good luck with whatever choice you make.

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Yeah he does mate, especially at home, it’s one of them whoever I bench will return and whoever I start will blank
                  Sort of decisions I think!! Cheers mate, best of luck to you this week!!

                  1. Bucket Man
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Thanks. Completely flummoxed as to what strategy to do!

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Like most people I’d imagine mate!! Haha, I’m having a dreadful season so just going to try and enjoy the rest of the season and make some more relaxed fun moves and reset over the summer and come back more focused!!! Haha

          2. Udogie-style
              2 months, 18 days ago

              A2

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Cheers mate!!

          3. Babit1967
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Guys correct bench order here?

            Dubravka
            Bradley Saliba Gabriel
            Saka Gordon Son Foden Palmer
            Haaland Watkins

            Areola Solanke Porro Taylor

            1. Fefguero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              I wouldnt bench solanke unless we get team news that he is out. All we know atm is he got a precautionary MRI

              1. Babit1967
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Who would you bench?

          4. Udogie-style
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Bench Van Hecke, Branthwaite, Moreno or VVD?

              1. Bucket Man
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Van Hecke for me.

            • Caligula's third favou…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Nice article, like the thought process as laid out here. Was dubious about the merit of free hitting in 29 but looks like it may the best way to go.

              1. Az
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 14 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Thanks bud!

            • Pacer.
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Fancy Odegaard (SHU) over Bowen (eve) or Son (CPL)?

              1. Yes Ndidi
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                yes. I'd fancy me against SHU at the moment.

            • Dammit_182
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Evening all. Thinking of getting a forest defender in from 29. Neco Williams the best shout?

              1. Yes Ndidi
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                On the basis Luton should score,
                For free its a 2 point gain
                For a hit its a 2 point loss
                Do you want him afterwards?

                I mean if you're free hitting you need filler from somewhere, but I wouldn't go there personally.

                1. Dammit_182
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  I need a fodder and forest have some crucial home games just after 29 so thought get him in then with a FT to replace my Bournemouth defender for palace, Fulham & wolves at home.

            • jcr1997
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Dubravka
              Gabriel Saliba VVD
              Gross Gordon KDB Palmer
              Haaland Watkins Alvarez

              Areola Estupinan Hwang Guehi

              a) Hwang to Odegaard (£0.1mil off Saka...)
              b) Alvarez to Solanke (if confirmed fit)

            • Deulofail
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              "I’d need to spend eight points to reach the bare minimum of players I’d feel comfortable with. Taking such a hit for seven playing players feels too light"

              What is a 'bare minimum of players' and why is it important. Seems pretty arbitrary to me, and based on a "feeling" apparently. Why is comfort important?

              I remember tuning into Blackbox when it began as it promised to reflect on decisions, isolate variables and really figure out what makes decisions good or bad, hence the name. What are the communal myths and personal pitfalls? Can we remember and learn from our mistakes? Etc etc

              Just seems like you gave that up pretty quickly to get back into the content comfort zone. Can't say I blame you though. FPL doesn't consistently pick out flawless 200 IQ logic to hand out points too, so it can be exhausting to overly work our brains for the sake of an extra 100 points over the course of 10 seasons. I'm personally stepping slowly farther and farther away from FPL, as I'm realising its value as a mental workout is considerably less than I've been telling myself all these years. It's just that *that* was what I was excited about watching when I first tuned in: The black box approach.

              Hope all is well and everyone here is enjoying their FPL

              1. Az
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 14 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Hi mate,
                With that particular comment, I think it was clear that I was saying that the “bare minimum” are the 5 I outlined - 2x Spurs, Bowen, Toney, Watkins.
                That’s my own opinion, I think everyone should be going into the Gameweek with those players. Nothing to do with “comfort”, they’re the best players and have the highest chance of returning in that week.

                Fair point on BlackBox, we do try and check in every now and then to discuss what’s been working and what hasn’t. We just can’t do it every episode.

                1. Deulofail
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Ahoy there Az! In that case, I'm confused about the "Taking such a hit for [the bare minimum of] seven playing players feels too light". I am probably interpreting it wrong. Cheers for your response and good luck this gameweek 🙂

            • Sprinterdude
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Who would you start this week

              A. Doughty
              B. Moreno
              C. Bradley

            • EffPeeEll
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              When will be get pressers lads?

            • ryacoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Who would you play (if Porro misses out)?

              A) Doughty (AVL)
              B) Botman (WOL)

            • JAYPEE
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              I was really undecided on my chip strategy before the FA Cup fixtures. But now I'll most likely do:

              FH:29, WC:31, BB: 34/37

              The players in my team available for GW29 are Areola, Porro*, Doughty, Watkins & Taylor. It's hard not to press the FH button in 29 when you've only got 5 players, and I can also bring in some 1 week punts.

              Thoughts?

              1. BUZZBOMB
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I think Im in the same boat.

                Got 4 Flekken Doughty Pau* Watkins

                My reckoning is that I could use 3 FTs to get 7 but would want

                Son Bowen Toney SpursMid2 to get 8.

                So thats a -4 hit plus a -6 minimum for 3 non players.

                Id then need to WC30 which feels a bit early.

                Might then lose further pts as Im not playing form and fixtures GW27 and DGW28 although admittedly Solanke is a key factor in this.

                And then injuries etc etc.

                With the right WC31 I dont think I'll lose too much without a FH IN GW34 OR GW37. The right SGW players I wont want to lose or not play and will still have the right players I hope.

                You could argue the other way Im sure. Biggest kick in the nads will be when those building for BGW29 get Bowen like returns before then whilst I get Hwang like ones. Just seems like the least worst/energy intensive option.

                FH something like:
                Gk
                2XBRE def + Doughty
                3xTOT attack+Bowen+Luiz/Paqueta
                Watkins+Toney

            • Steamboat Willy Boly
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              A lot of comments about taking hits for son. I know son isn't hwang but lets not go nuts. You know what happens with these content creator bandwagons

              1. RICICLE
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I reluctantly brought Saliba & Son in for a hit last night as had exact funds, Son is just a great option and low owned currently, he’s devastatingly good as we all know, but I hear what you’re saying for sure.

                1. Steamboat Willy Boly
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Yea exactly i love son but i know how these things have gone for me in the past. It suddenly becomes do or die. And its not