The Fantasy Football Community share their FPL Gameweek 3 Tips ahead of Saturday’s deadline.
The FPL Gameweek 3 Tips are packed full of tweets, polls, graphics, videos and podcasts to help with those big transfer and captaincy decisions.
First up, the wildcard is the hot topic in the community for the FPL Gameweek 3 Tips. Last years winner Joshua Bull sets out the pros and cons for playing an early wildcard this week in his latest Twitter thread. It’s great insight into how you should approach strategy from a top manager.
Lots of people asking if they should wildcard or not…I asked myself that too after a pretty dire gameweek. But looking at my team, I still can't convince myself that using my wildcard now is the best idea. (Hey, it's a thread!)
— Joshua Bull (@JoshuaABull) September 21, 2020
Captaincy has caused a massive headache this week and it’s a very tight run race in the latest Fantasy Football Pundits poll. There’s been over 7000 votes already. Kevin De Bruyne and Timo Werner are the leaders right now, but there’s plenty of credible options.
📊 THE GW3 CAPTAINS POLL 📊
It’s that time again #FPL bosses – you know what to do…
Who will be YOUR Gameweek 3️⃣ captain?
[💬 if your captain isn’t listed, please comment below]
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) September 23, 2020
The market for new midfielders this week has been a hot one, with plenty downgrading or on wildcards. There are a number of intriguing options in the mid-priced bracket, with James Rodriguez gathering plenty of new owners. Harvey Barnes could be an intriguing differential though.
H. Barnes (£7m) 🦊 v Hamez (£7.5m) 🍬
— FPL GOAT ⚽🐐 (@FPLGOAT7) September 22, 2020
FPL Tips updates his watchlist for the FPL Gameweek 3 tips, with a trio of names in the frame worth considering. Again, James Rodgiruez takes the headline, but there is an alternative to consider at a similar price, plus a forward with low ownership.
🎥 NEW #FPL VIDEO 🎥
Only Salah (9) has supplied more 'attempted assists' than James Rodriguez (7) over the opening 2 Gameweeks so far…
'The Watchlist' ahead of #GW3 👇
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) September 21, 2020
Measuring the balance of both form and fixtures can provide useful metrics to discover the best teams and players to target on wildcard. In this latest article on Fantasy Football Hub, I crunch the numbers and also share my top three transfer targets, plus a potential wildcard squad.
📅 NEW #FPL POST 📅
Form 🆚 Fixtures by FFCommunity_
Who has the perfect blend of form and fixtures going into Gameweek 3?
🎯 Top teams to target
🔥 3 top player picks
RTs appreciated 👍
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFH_HQ) September 23, 2020
Highlighting all of the statistics from the opening gameweek, Sugeee has produced some excellent graphics demonstrating the top players in each position. This information os great for pinpointing transfer targets for this week and look set to continue.
★★ TOP 5 HIGHEST PTS IN EACH POSITION ★★
Just a COMPACT / CLEAR recap of the TOP 5 PLAYERS so far [Points / £ Price / Position]
I'll be doing these every 2 Gameweeks.
❀ Please 𝐑𝐓/𝐅𝐎𝐋𝐋𝐎𝐖 ❀
— Sugeee FPL (@Sugeee_FPL) September 23, 2020
Penalties remain dominant in the conversation, with 13 awarded across 18 games so far, with fantasy managers clamouring for spot-kick takers. FPL Matthew shares his insight into the current climate and the top priorities for our fantasy squads.
Best #FPL Penalty Takers – a thread
There has been a lot of talk about the growing importance of penalty takers this season.
FIFA Directives appear to be increasing them and, indeed, there have been 13 penalties awarded already this season in the Premier League…
— FPL Matthew (@FPLMatthew) September 22, 2020
The bookies odds can be very insightful when it comes to nailing down those selections and captaincy. FPL Salah provides the latest anytime goalscorer odds percentages, and it’s Timo Werner who leads the way from Harry Kane and Mo Salah.
#GW3 anytime scorer probability %
— FPL Salah (Abdul) (@FPL_Salah) September 23, 2020
There’s already some kind swings in fixtures emerging this week and yet more to come in the wider schedule. Ted Talks FPL crunches all the numbers to help inform our fantasy decisions. Wolves top the list, and could be a side to triple up on wildcard.
— Ted (@TedTalksFPL) September 21, 2020
As always, Ben Dinnery brings us the all-important injury news ahead of the deadline and some of the biggest news comes from Newcastle United. Allan Saint-Maximin remains a doubt for the weekend, with Phil Foden and Daniel Podence among the possible replacements.
Allan Saint-Maximin could return this weekend: “He tweaked his ankle making a challenge. He had it scanned and we don’t think it’s too serious. I’ve just seen him this morning – he’s walking normally… [However] I think the cup tie [tomorrow] might be too early for him." #NUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) September 22, 2020
With one half of the Always Cheating podcast has an active wildcard this week, so it’s no surprise to see a focus on wildcard squads and strategy this week. Some key teams with excellent fixtures are under the radar, as Brandon looks to make up some ground.
🔊 Pod #241: Does a wild weekend mean a wildcard? It does for Brandon who's discussing how he's restructuring his #FPL squad. We also look at the EVE emergence, TOT blip, and MUN false start in our #GW3 preview. #hailcheaters #MFFA 🎧 Listen & subscribe ⤵️ https://t.co/1akYl0awJ0
— Always Cheating FPL (@hailcheaters) September 21, 2020
Finally, Bakar returns with his impressive review thread which contains valuable statistics from the top fantasy sites around. The focus is around captaincy, top Manchester United transfer targets and what to do with Mohammed Salah: all big topics right now.
The Review: GW 2 – A thread
— AbuBakar Siddiq (@BigManBakar) September 23, 2020
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