Fantasy Football Tips GW17 from our Fantasy Football Community ahead of the deadline.
With our teams blighted by injuries, rotation and postponements, what’s next for our Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 17?
There’s plenty of injury news for the fantasy football tips gameweek 17, including news of a hamstring injury for Burnley’s Charlie Taylor. He’s seen a huge increase in ownership over recent weeks, ahead of favourable fixtures plus a Double Gameweek on the horizon, but the prognosis does not look too promising according to Ben Dinnery.
“Charlie Taylor is a hamstring injury. We will wait and see but we are stretched again. Josh Benson came on wide and did a real shift for the team. We are stretched and we can only hope these injuries stop coming and we can get everyone fit.” https://t.co/y9iJZPZygT
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) December 29, 2020
Recent weeks have provided huge swings for captaincy, with some highly backed standout options. The picture is far more mixed this weekend, given favourable fixtures for Leicester City, Manchester United and Spurs. FPL Heisenberg provides his analysis for FPL Bet, where it’s the Leicester men who are most fancied for their trip to Newcastle United.
— fplbet (@fplbet) December 30, 2020
Fantasy managers have spent weeks planning their chip strategy for the winter break, given the looming Blank Gameweek 18 and Double Gameweek 19. Recent developments outside of football could see the schedule get even more stretched, and that became the hot topic of the latest Always Cheating podcast ahead of the deadline.
? Pod #256: How is the Premier League's COVID-19 ? crisis impacting #FPL? We discuss altering our transfer and chip strategies amidst all the uncertainty before optimistically looking ahead to #GW17. #PL #hailcheaters #MFFA ? Listen & subscribe ? https://t.co/eWtrHGxGS6
— Always Cheating FPL (@hailcheaters) December 30, 2020
Those holding Manchester City players have a dilemma for the FPL GW17 Tips, with one fixture already postponed and another entirely possible. It’s one of the hot topics discussed on the latest episode of The Green Arrow Podcast from Fantasy Football Hub, with Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City defenders at the heart of it all.
?️ #FPL VIDEO/POD?
— The Green Arrow #FPL Podcast (@FFH_greenarrow) December 31, 2020
FPL General provides the captaincy poll for this week, with four players making the shortlist. It’s already seen 4,000 votes and shows a clear spread in the options within the community. Expect this captaincy race to go right down to the wire, and perhaps provide big swings in overall ranks for those managers who get the decision right.
— FPL General (@FPLGeneral) December 31, 2020
Making firm transfers and captain plans for the upcoming FPL GW17 Tips is a challenge in the current climate, with late postponements and rearranged fixtures entirely possible. Lateriser provides one crucial piece of advice to help us to navigate this chaotic time: try to hold onto transfers as long as possible to give yourself all the information.
Simple piece of FPL advice.
Don't make FPL transfers until 2 hours to deadline.
— Lateriser12 (@lateriser12) December 31, 2020
The picture is complicated even further by the looming Blank Gameweek 18 and Double Gameweek 19, with the fixtures not yet certain. It was the key topic of Will from Fantasy Football Hub’s latest YouTube video. He shares four different strategies for navigating this period, with flexibility the key to success in the long run.
Updated Chip Strategy Guide
What strategy are you going for?
— Will (Fantasy Football Hub) (@FFH_Will) December 31, 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 probabilities, with three players managing to cross the magical 50% barrier. It’s a real mixed bag when considering the fixtures, but Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are both enticing options.
#GW17 anytime scorer probability %
— FPL Salah (Abdul) (@FPL_Salah) December 31, 2020
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