Well, I made my transfer and I went for a defender change. I almost held on for 2 transfers next week but I decided to go for it. I normally look forward a couple of weeks to look at the fixtures, but considering we are in the first few games I went for gut instinct, lets see how that works our 🙂
Looking at the stats and the news the vast movement appears to be based on Midfield and the change in ownership for KDB, he has dropped 9% since news broke about his injury and how long he could be out for. I compared him to three other midfielders and as you can see they went up by 2% in the same time.
Just a quick post as I’m still looking at the stats and working out which ones I want to show.
After an interesting game week I thought I would highlight 4 players who did well.
- Wan Bissaka -Crystal Palace, 12 points 90 minutes played.
- Richarlison – Everton, 14 points 85 minutes played.
- Neves – Wolves, 12 points 90 minutes played.
- Mane – Liverpool, 16 points 81 minutes played
Unfortunately I had none of these players in my team, and I was only talking about Richarlison on Friday and saying what a good buy he is for Everton. Going into game week 2 I wont do my normal thing and look at using the wildcard. After the first week I have ended up with 55 points, 2 points above the average, need to do better.
As we can see after their performances their ownership went up, by quite a lot. What’s interesting is each percentage point equate to almost 50,000 Fantasy League players.
If we look at Richarlison and Mane and the first 6 games of last season we can see that
- Richarlison scored 30 pts, scored 2 goals and 1 assist
- Mane scored 20 points, scored 3 goals
So both look set to get a better score after 6 games.
There are quite a few players that appear to be doing better so I need to spend some time on the stats and work out my subs.
So here is to happy stats crunching.
The first game of the new season is almost over. United winning 2-0, correction 2-1, Vardy just scored.
I wondered how many people had actually selected Shaw. He scored the second so I will be carefully watching his stats over the coming days to see how many transfer him in.
As of now (21.45) this is the stats, he is one of the popular United defenders even though the ownership is less than 4%.
Looking at the averages he normally averages less than 60 pts a season, I think this season will be better.
I never panic in the first few weeks as that is the time to find out who is starting well, mind you I have used my wildcard in the first 3 weeks over the last few seasons so maybe I do panic.
A quick look at the ownership stats for today and especially during the game. It seems harry Maguire is losing ownership whilst Luke Shaw is gaining.
Anyway the first game is over, United won 2-1, bring on the next 9 fixtures.
The last few days of tinkering before the start of the fantasy league normally means a frantic decision making process where the teams change numerous times. I even tried to get Kane, Salah & De Bruyne in the same team, but then the other players I had to compromise too much.
Looking at the stats for ownership it seems Sergio Agüero is the one most people are opting for. Since the Community Shield his ownership has more than doubled, whilst the others like Firmino are losing ownership.
I will spend the next few days analysing the data and fixtures before I finally lock in my selection for the first game.
Back to the stats and hopefully a clear definition of who I need will jump out at me.
Small posts as we enter the final week before the start of the fantasy league.
We are into the final few days before the season kicks off and I’m still tinkering. I’m trying to find that jewel that no one else has found. Currently the bargains are to be found with the teams that have been promoted. Two of the teams have invested heavily and the selections are swaying towards those teams.
The top three selected players from the promoted teams are:
- da Silva Neves-Rúben Diogo 14.40% Ownership
- Sessegnon-Ryan 11.30% Ownership
- Kamara-Aboubakar 10.90% Ownership
The top selected player from Cardiff is Connolly-Matthew and he has been selected by 1.8%
I think Fulham and Wolves can be top 10 contenders where Cardiff will struggle.
Away from the promoted team the player with the most movement this week is Sergio Agüero he has increased by 4.9% Ownership, its amazing what a couple of goals can do.
Currently the top 5 selected players are:
- Salah 52%
- Firmino 35.20%
- Kane 32.8%%
- Zaha 31.30%
- De Gea 29.40%
Interestingly Courtois has 5.90% Ownership and he is not training with Chelsea at the moment, I think he may be leaving.
More stats will be coming out and expect more dashboards.