Here’s our fantasy premier league GW16 tips article where we analyse the teams of 10 top FPL managers. These 10 managers have not finished outside the overall rank of the top 10k in the last 3 seasons. Considering how variable the last 3 years have been this is remarkable consistency and shows an ability to adapt strategy in different seasons. It also gives you a view other than my own on strategy and player selection.
fantasy premier league GW16 tips – analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers
If the article is too long there’s a template team for the top 10 FPL managers analysed towards the end of the article
THE 10 MANAGERS STATS
This season we welcome back 4 of last seasons managers who were the subject of our article. We add to that a new 6 managers. Stats of these managers are unbelievable and every bit as impressive as last season
1. The overall average finishing overall rank of the top 10 managers in the last 3 seasons is 2,963
2. The top 10 FPL managers have not been out of the top 10k in the last 3 seasons (ie 30 times playing)
3. All 10 have finished in the top 1,000 in the last 3 seasons
A mixed week for the top 10 FPL managers. Only 5/10 had green arrows.
The average score of the managers in GW15 was 49 compared to the game average of 44. That’s 1 point and 11% above the game average score. High score of the 10 was 72. The low score was 37. A very high spread of 35 for a low scoring gameweek.
The average overall rank of the top 10 FPL managers saw an improvement to 331k compared to 341k in the last gameweek. An average rank improvement of 10k. The best overall rank is 39k and the lowest 692k.
The average points are 816.
The average value stayed level at £103.0m
If you’re interested my score was ok at 53 and resulted in a 22k green arrow from 142k overall rank to 120k . I had a higher score than 6 of the managers. I’m ahead in OR terms at the moment of 9/10 of the managers. My team value is level at £103.0m. My total points is 839 pts. You can see my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article for GW16
GK/DEFS BY PLAYER
Elliot is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Daniels is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
Moreno, Ward and Mee are in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Alonso is in 4/10 FPL teams
Christensen, Pope, Fabianski, Foster, Naughton and Dunk are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
GK/DEFS BY TEAM
Burnley GK/Defs are represented 13 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Newcastle are represented 12 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Chelsea are represented 8 times in the 10 managers teams.
Liverpool, Swansea and Bournemouth GK/Defs are represented 6 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Brighton GK/Defs are represented 5 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
C Palace,Watford and WBA GK/Defs are represented 3 times in the 10 FPL managers teams
Salah is in 9/10 FPL managers teams
Richarlison is in 8/10 FPL managers teams
Hazard is in 6/10 FPL managers teams
Loftus Cheek is in 5/10 FPL managers teams
Sane and Sterling are in 4/10 FPL managers teams
D Silva, T Carroll and Gross are in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Choupo Moting and Pogba are in 2/10 FPL managers teams
Kane is in 10/10 FPL managers teams
Morata is in 7/10 FPL managers teams
Niasse is in 4/10 FPL managers teams
Calvert Lewin and Jesus are in 2/10 FPL managers teams
GW15 CAPTAIN CHOICE
Kane was the captain in 4/10 of the FPL managers teams
Hazard was the captain in 3/10 FPL managers teams
Sane, Salah and Aguero was the captain in 1/10 FPL managers teams
Not done this week
WILDCARDS, TRANSFERS AND HITS
10/10 have now played their 1st wildcard.
None of the 10 have played their bench boost
0/10 have played their triple captain chip.
0/10 have played their free hit chip
In this round 1 managers took an 8 points deduction for additional transfers.
6/10 of the managers made a transfer.
Moreno was transferred in 3 times
No one else was transferred in more than once
Dann and Jones were transferred out twice
No one was transferred out more than once
TEAM STRUCTURE OF THE 10 MANAGERS
I won’t update this every week
FOCUS ON 1 MANAGERS TEAM
The celebrity manager we followed last season finished around the 20k mark so he’s not in the group this season. This season were going to focus on the manager each week who had the highest finish last season with an amazing overall rank of 15 believe it or not.
An ok score of 50 for this manager. He was the 6th highest scorer of the 10 and his rank is 217k. A improvement of rank of 14k from last weeks OR of 231k. His points total is 824. He’s the 3rd ranked of the 10 FPL managers. Amazingly he doesn’t own Salah.
THE HIGHEST SCORER
His score was 72
THE LOWEST SCORER
fantasy premier league GW15
His score was 37.
This is a good example of small differences in a team can make a huge score difference
6 of the 11 players were the same including 4 of the 7 attacking players
As I mention above, I’ve often said that differences in scores in a gameweek come down to 1 of more of the following 3 things normally:
Defence – 3 points difference but to the lower scoring team
Captain – 13 points additional difference
A few attackers – 3 attacking players of Hazard, Silva and Morata made a 22 point difference
THE TOP 10K OVERALL RANK VS THE FPL MANAGERS
Lets look at the differences in the 2
|Player||% top 10k||% top 10 managers|
The top 10 managers favour more than the top 10k (using more than 30% as a significant difference)
Elliot, Richarlison, Kane, Daniels, Hazard, and Moreno
The top 10k favour more than the FPL managers (using more than 30% as a significant difference):
The top 10k average score was 48 and the 10 FPL managers average score was 49.
All this information is from the excellent site FPL discovery
THE COMBINED TOP 10 FPL MANAGERS TEAM</h3
Here I’ve tried to replicate a typical structure and players just outside my budget at £103.6m.
GW5 TOP 5 OVERALL RANK FOLLOW
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