It was supposed to be a very low scoring week, they said. Just run whatever players out there, they said. Don’t need to use your Free Hit Chip, they said. Well, in the end, “they” were wrong, but “they” were also right to a degree. In fact, there was some truth to many of the podcasts I listened to ahead of BGW31.
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Thursday is here and my transfers are already confirmed. This is why a fantasy manager must remain flexible to change. Ahead of BGW31, I had only intended to use one of the two FTs to bring in a defender ahead of the gameweek. However, last weekend’s injury to Harry Kane, now down £0.1 overnight had me rethinking how to play out this blank gameweek.
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The run in to BGW31 has been a long and drawn out process and finally the gameweek is upon us. However, there are still many questions ahead of fantasy managers before this weekend kicks off. For me, I have also used my Wild Card and Free Hit chip, so BGW31 will be a few men short of a full starting XI. Here are just some thoughts for managers ahead of the blank.
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As we approach BGW31, fantasy managers have some tough decisions to make as only 4 Premier League games are slated to be played this weekend. We have known about it for some weeks now, as different strategies have been discussed; Free Hit Chip, WC, play with less than eleven. There is no one correct answer to fit every fantasy manager. A few weeks back I was looking at 9 starters for BGW31, but it appears I will be short, as I roll into the gameweek with 2 FT and some decisions to be made.
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In what was a very low scoring week, fantasy managers averaged just 41 points, I made my second biggest, one week jump on the back of a 72 point week, moving up the OR by 256k to finish the week at 330k. This represents my best OR standing since GW16, which ended a run of 8 green arrows and more recently it gives me back to back green arrows to build upon, ahead of BGW31.
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Ahead of Gameweek 30 I sit and continue to contemplate the use of my FT ahead of Saturday. While there has been little preparation for BGW31, the only name on my team sheet that is a concern, Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Then again, Arsenal have been terrible recently, even though they picked up an important 2-0 UEL victory against AC Milan. Could that be the win the Gunners needed? Will Mkhitaryan and company be viable options starting this week?
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Two surprise moves ahead of Gameweek 29 resulted in a mixed bag at the end of the play. After weeks of planning towards BGW31 and DGW34, it seems I tossed it out the window and made a late transfers, thanks in part to FPL_Guidance. I also changed gears and attempted to rely on Harry Kane and not #AlwaysCaptainSalah on the weekend. Let’s just say I had a feeling, but it was not one to be goal filled.
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Usually I save an article like this for the end of the season, as I look back on the season, the highlights and failures over a 38 week season. However, I feel like I need to justify my position, if not to the community, to myself. While I am still green to FPL, playing in just my 5th year, fantasy sports is nothing new. I have spent 37 years playing NFL fantasy football and the goals are the same. Score the most points. Win. Have fun.
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Probably at a disadvantage, as the Premier League could leave it until late deciding if some games will be played Saturday due to the “Beast from the East.” Having seen some images on Twitter and followed a few of the reports, there are a few games that could be canceled and pushed to another gameweek. Living in the United States, I usually have my team finalized by the time I go to sleep. It could be 8PM tonight that know what will happen on Saturday.
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It was a love hate relationship this weekend with my fantasy squad. A very late transfer saw me take a -4 point hit to introduce Riyad Mahrez for Alexis Sanchez, after just 3 weeks of play resulting in just 9 points. It was time to cut ties in search of more points and better fixtures. Leicester City seemed to fit that bill with a great run in the rest of the season. Unfortunately, we had to wait until Thursday to finish the gameweek.
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I’d heard a few different pundits and fantasy managers discussing DGW strategy we start to consider our plans. To maximize point potential, the ideal plan would to have 15 players who all feature in Gameweek 34 (12 fixtures). Reason enough to hold that second Wild Card as this vital game week comes into focus.
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It’s already Saturday morning and the morning games are under way, however I am late getting my starting XI posted. It’s been an interesting off from an FPL perspective, as much of my time has been spent planning a strategy for Gameweek 34. As of this writing, about 35 minutes in the Liverpool v West Ham match, the day has not started off well.
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