The Fantasy Football Scoutcast
Let Mark and Granville sniff out your clean sheets and assist your fantasy football season with a regular serving of stuff and nonsense from the English Premiership. News and analysis is mixed with lively banter between the two bitter mini-league rivals as the pair laugh off a life of mid-table mediocrity.

Chip strategy has been all the talk of the Fantasy community over the last week.

The results of the FA Cup fifth-round ties would have firmed up the approaches of some Fantasy managers towards the Free Hit, Bench Boost, Triple Captain and Wildcard chips - though caused uncertainty among others.

With Joe away on a mid-season break, David, Az and Luke share their thoughts on how to navigate Blank Gameweeks 31 and 33 and how they plan to capitalise on the likely Double Gameweeks of 32 and 35.

Our trio of Scoutcasters also examine the options available to Fantasy managers who have used one or more of their chips already.

One player who will be particularly affected by the Blanks and Doubles is Sergio Aguero, so Luke, Az and David discuss whether ditching the Argentinean striker - or performing the "hokey cokey" with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - remains a viable option given how in form the premium Manchester City forward is.

Continuing their discussion on the Blank Gameweeks, our panel muse on whether any out-of-sorts Chelsea assets are worthy of consideration given that the Blues are now guaranteed a fixture in Gameweeks 31 and 33.

The crew then finish off with a detailed look at their Gameweek 27 transfer moves, captaincy decisions, differential picks and clean sheet prospects.

Direct download: FFScoutcast_EP285_Chipper.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33pm UTC

The emotional side of Fantasy Football management cannot be underestimated. 

As the ScoutCast’s discussion on mental health shows, many managers can struggle in their everyday life when a bad Gameweek strikes.

This episode features some powerful accounts of the impact being a Fantasy manager can have on the community’s lives, from sleepless nights to depression.

Az, Joe and David also reveal how Fantasy Football has affected their emotional well-being over the years.

Recorded midway through a season-defining, first Double Gameweek of the season, the crew also look back on their decision to shun Manchester City’s hattrick hero Sergio Aguero.

City assets feature again in our community questions section, as the crew assess likely rotation, especially around future Double Gameweeks.

Elsewhere, Chelsea’s new look attack is also weighed up.

The crew finish off with a detailed look at their Gameweek 26 transfer moves, captaincy decisions, differential picks and clean sheet prospects.

Direct download: FFScoutcast_EP284_Emotional.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05am UTC

A double Gameweek should be a time of excitement, as Fantasy managers look forward to loading up on players with multiple games.

But the ScoutCast crew are far from enthusiastic, with Manchester City and Everton the key teams involved in the first such set of fixtures of 2018/19.

In tackling the community questions on the Sky Blues' pair of games, Az, Joe, David and Luke are fearful of rotation and questionable form, which saw last season’s champions lose to Newcastle last time out.

Meanwhile, a suspension for Lucas Digne and lack of accuracy for Richarlison have left the crew also unimpressed with Toffees players’ potential.

Also under consideration are the single Gameweek stars who are, arguably, being unfairly ignored and could outshine their double match counterparts. 

The latest on the Premier League’s whipping boys, who are handing opponents a worrying amount of shots and chances, is another issue covered.

With this packed 90 minute show recorded during the end of the January transfer window, David ensures we are kept to date with the latest key moves. 

The crew also find time to look over their and the community’s Gameweek 24 highs and lows, a segment of the show that Az in particular wished had been cut.

This latest ScoutCast finishes off with the crew revealing their Gameweek 25’s plans, clean sheet picks and differentials selections.

Direct download: FFScoutcast_EP283_Double.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01am UTC

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