Here I go through the debate of whether to Wildcard or not after 2 fairly say we say “challenging” rounds. I go through the thought process for and against.
fantasy premier league wildcard – to do it or not?
Here’s the debate for and against in relation to my team for wildcarding or not. The decision has to be today given the state of potential price rises and falls. You may or may not be in a similar place. Firstly here’s my team set up for GW3. It’s a disaster so far but as you’ll see from the top 10 FPL managers I follow there’s a lot of players with exceptional histories in alot worse positions
The case for a fantasy premier league wildcard
The price rises and falls
www.fplstatistics.co.uk is one of the FPL better price predictor sites. There are a number of players with excellent fixtures and form (albeit over 2 games ) that prices are rising
The following could potentially all go up tonight. Aguero Man City, Kompany Man City , Darmian Man Utd, Shaw Man Utd, Silva Man City , Kolarov Man City. Payet and Mahrez have already gone up.
The following players in my team could all drop at least by £0.1m this week. At least. Rooney, Walcott, Mane, Sinclair, Hazard, Huth, Jones, Hennessey. Thats 8 players. If everything goes bad I could be down £1.5m which is an absolute disaster. I’m no slave to value but there are limits.
The issue is of accuracy of the price predictions. Wildcard transfers don’t count towards price rises and that means it may not be as bad as we think but it’s some gamble
The form of players
The cheap defence of Leicester, Sunderland and Southampton have started very poorly and there’s really nothing positive to take from them apart from good fixtures.
Walcott can’t get into the team. Mane, Hazard and Sakho have yet to return. Neither has Sinclair and he may not even make the team if Gestede starts. Rooney has been dreadful and only has 1 very lucky assist.
Thats 8 players in questionable form.
There’s 2 wildcards 1 of which has to be used in the first half of the season. So why not now? Will there be a time of more need.
The case against a Wildcard
It’s only GW2 and it’s hard to make any positive statements on players future form. A few more rounds will be potentially alot clearer.
You will miss out on price rises after GW4 and the avoidance of injuries over the International break after GW4. This could make up the rises
Alot of the players have good fixtures next.
Mane and Targett away to Watford.
Azpilicueta and Hazard away to WBA
Sakho home to Bournemouth
Sinclair away to Palace. If he gets into the team.
Rooney home to Newcastle
Thats 7 players with good fixtures
I can get Silva in for the Watford GW4 game with a 4 point hit. So I’m not in a bad place from the City point of view. Everton away isn’t the easiest fixture so maybe just Aguero from a City point of view isn’t the end of the world.
Are the price rises really going to be that bad?
Things may not be as bad as I think. It depends on the price prediction accuracy which not taking wildcard transfers will be difficult so early in the season
What am I going to do?
Whatever I do I have to do it tonight otherwise there’s no point. I’m probably not going to do it but I will tweet the team later if I do.
Good luck whatever decision you make
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