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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Jay P » 16 Jul 2018, 20:12

Billy Bongo wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 17:31
The amount of discussion for what amounts to another 12 points or so perfectly demonstrates it's over eggedness

It's worth usually between 0.5% and 0.8% of your seasons points thats all . Ever punted on Benteke captain? It's worth less than that

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Every decision you make through the season is small in isolation. If you’re open to throwing points away on your chip usage that kind of thinking is probably going to bleed into every decision you make.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Jay P » 16 Jul 2018, 20:29

hmmm just gave that a bit of thought and it may actually be beneficial for many people to take risks / differentials like this. The payout structure of FPL and mini leagues is extremely top heavy - many players should probably be making moves like this because if they actually pay off they could propel you to winning something... in reality is there any material difference between finishing 10,000th and 1,000,000th?

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Billy Bongo » 16 Jul 2018, 20:38

Jay P wrote:
Billy Bongo wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 17:31
The amount of discussion for what amounts to another 12 points or so perfectly demonstrates it's over eggedness

It's worth usually between 0.5% and 0.8% of your seasons points thats all . Ever punted on Benteke captain? It's worth less than that

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Every decision you make through the season is small in isolation. If you’re open to throwing points away on your chip usage that kind of thinking is probably going to bleed into every decision you make.
Yep so why waste a WC saving it for 12 points

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Jay P » 16 Jul 2018, 20:40

Billy Bongo wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 20:38
Jay P wrote:
Billy Bongo wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 17:31
The amount of discussion for what amounts to another 12 points or so perfectly demonstrates it's over eggedness

It's worth usually between 0.5% and 0.8% of your seasons points thats all . Ever punted on Benteke captain? It's worth less than that

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Every decision you make through the season is small in isolation. If you’re open to throwing points away on your chip usage that kind of thinking is probably going to bleed into every decision you make.
Yep so why waste a WC saving it for 12 points

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Thought we were talking about bench boost?

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Jay P » 16 Jul 2018, 21:02

Billy Bongo wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 20:38
Jay P wrote:
Billy Bongo wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 17:31
The amount of discussion for what amounts to another 12 points or so perfectly demonstrates it's over eggedness

It's worth usually between 0.5% and 0.8% of your seasons points thats all . Ever punted on Benteke captain? It's worth less than that

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Every decision you make through the season is small in isolation. If you’re open to throwing points away on your chip usage that kind of thinking is probably going to bleed into every decision you make.
Yep so why waste a WC saving it for 12 points

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A wildcard is probably worth quite a bit more than 12pts so if someone only expected to net 12pts from using it in a certain spot I’d say they could probably use it in a better spot

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Hotstepper » 17 Jul 2018, 12:41

The best argument I can see for BB in GW1 is the situation thrown up by various World Cup players not being available first few weeks. The masses will probably still fill their starting squads with their favoured players regardless, and could be some disappointed managers with no shows in their team.

Particularly with a small window of say the first 3 games, pre a first international break WC after GW3, could cherry pick a squad with the bulk of funds aimed at guys like Mahrez, Sane, Sanchez. Could be a good opportunity to make a big start.

On the downside, even for a couple of weeks I don't want to be left with an over expensive bench, so would still be hoping that my second GK and probably fifth at least, (maybe 4th as well) would be priced no higher than 4.5m. Of the teams with 4.5m gk/defs in GW1, not sure I'm convinced any of them are worth the BB gamble. Bournemouth, Fulham, Wolves, Watford, Southampton? I'd very possibly be starting with a couple of them in my first 11, not sure I'd want three or four of them as starters. The emergence of a couple of good 4.0m defs or a starting 4.5m for one of the big guns could persuade me

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Football Hero » 17 Jul 2018, 13:34

Billy Bongo wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 17:31
The amount of discussion for what amounts to another 12 points or so perfectly demonstrates it's over eggedness

It's worth usually between 0.5% and 0.8% of your seasons points thats all . Ever punted on Benteke captain? It's worth less than that

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Assuming someone like Benteke was averaging 5ppg, (if he was averaging much less then you wouldn't consider punting), and your regular captain was averaging 7ppg, then the Bench Boost chip is equivalent to 6 punts on captaining Benteke, not less than one. So yeah, that's quite a lot of punts.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Stemania » 10 Aug 2018, 13:25

Is anyone doing this now we're here?

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby razorblade » 10 Aug 2018, 13:42

I am tempted. I have chosen my 15 and not let bench boost affect my selections.

However, I am wondering whether it is the best chance all season I will get to play it. I prefer to play other chips on DGW's.

Thoughts based on my current team?
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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby MGPT » 10 Aug 2018, 13:52

Yep, I'm currently on this:

Foster-Patricio

Robertson-Davies-Bertrand-Shaw-Cook

Salah-Mane-Son-Pedro-Costa

Morata-King-Mitrovic

Wanted to make it interesting so went with a fairly unique team. No City bothers me but possible returns of KDB and Sterling mess everything up with their attackers anyway.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby dino1980 » 11 Aug 2018, 10:41

Haven’t seen too many bench boosts in my leagues but this one, from someone who has a good record, caught my eye. If Keïta and Gray were Jota and Arnie/Zaha then it’d be almost a standard distribution of funds, just without any 4.0 defenders. As it stands he has 19.5m on the bench as opposed to the 16.5-17.5m that most teams will have. This player isn’t afraid to take hits, so It’ll be interesting to see how he rectifies that if he doesn’t wildcard out of it.
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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby LamebrainEddy » 11 Aug 2018, 14:44

I did go for this in the end

I'll report back how it went

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Joccki_10 » 11 Aug 2018, 16:56

dino1980 wrote:Haven’t seen too many bench boosts in my leagues but this one, from someone who has a good record, caught my eye. If Keïta and Gray were Jota and Arnie/Zaha then it’d be almost a standard distribution of funds, just without any 4.0 defenders. As it stands he has 19.5m on the bench as opposed to the 16.5-17.5m that most teams will have. This player isn’t afraid to take hits, so It’ll be interesting to see how he rectifies that if he doesn’t wildcard out of it.
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Fraser and Holebas already did the job for him.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby blahblah » 11 Aug 2018, 17:14

I so nearly did, but that little voice was saying "patience, patience....." Fuchs only knows how many I will have there, on the plus side I'll get Kante's.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Billy Bongo » 12 Aug 2018, 10:43

Look at this poor b4stardImage

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Ironfist » 12 Aug 2018, 11:27

Billy Bongo wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 10:43
Look at this poor b4stardImage

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Probably prays for a bout of swine flu amongst Liverpool ranks before the game...

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby FootballFanatic » 12 Aug 2018, 11:37

The leader has quite a nice team. Some questionable picks in my view, but it still is a nice team and not any completely left field picks as such.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby FootballFanatic » 12 Aug 2018, 11:40

dino1980 wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 10:41
Haven’t seen too many bench boosts in my leagues but this one, from someone who has a good record, caught my eye. If Keïta and Gray were Jota and Arnie/Zaha then it’d be almost a standard distribution of funds, just without any 4.0 defenders. As it stands he has 19.5m on the bench as opposed to the 16.5-17.5m that most teams will have. This player isn’t afraid to take hits, so It’ll be interesting to see how he rectifies that if he doesn’t wildcard out of it.

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It's too early for a bench boost for me. I was going to play a wildcard before using that and/or the triple cap. The game week leader has done a decent effort at it though. He's got low priced players on there and gone for it with Begovic, Smith, Wan-Bissaka, Neves...which looking at the fixtures even pre-match is probably fair enough. Interesting team he went for.

This one in your league is a decent effort too. I'm surprised people went for Shaw, unless it was just a one or two game thing. Mourinho is a miserable git and inclined to drop and rotate him no matter what he does. Which scares me off Shaw despite his quality.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby tommygun25 » 12 Aug 2018, 12:48

16 points on my bench think with some planning I could improve on that

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Ruth_NZ » 12 Aug 2018, 17:54

Stemania wrote: Is anyone doing this now we're here?

Yeah, I did, it seemed obvious to me. Looks like I'll have 20 points from it which is better than par as far as I am concerned. Only had 18m benched as well so there was no cheating - that was my genuine bench.

My main problem has been 3 strikers without a goal between them but my team should comfortably beat 100 in any case. :)

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby The Usual Suspect » 13 Aug 2018, 00:40

Ironfist wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 11:27
Billy Bongo wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 10:43
Look at this poor b4stardImage

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Probably prays for a bout of swine flu amongst Liverpool ranks before the game...
Pretty much the same for me: DDG 3, Neves 12, Schlupp 11, Wan Bissaka 12 on the bench, but at least Schlupp was auto subbed in as Bednarek didn’t play. Finished up with 76 on the board so can’t complain.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby MoSe » 13 Aug 2018, 01:29

Ruth_NZ wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 17:54
Only had 18m benched as well so there was no cheating - that was my genuine bench.
yes

Only, ftsop, it was 18.5m (Keane 5m not 4.5)

I had 20m on bench due to a 6m and a 5m mid there
I got 17p, but only thanx to a fluke McCarthy 11p, and 6p from the other 3.
Had I played BB, Saints would have conceded an I'd have only got 10 or 9p.

Well done anyway.
But let's meet in 10 years and check how many times your gw1 BB will get 10+p
I'd bet no more than 1 or 2.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby sukh0718 » 13 Aug 2018, 02:01

I saw many people have already used their BB already and scored over 100

well, fair enough

I will use my Bench Boost when I have a massive huge squad so sitting on the bench, there are Aguero, Salah, Lukaku, Cech.

They are only worth £11, £13, £11, £5.5?

Bench worth around £40?

Then I could use this holy useful Bench Boost

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby sukh0718 » 13 Aug 2018, 02:52

(Knock Knock)

Who's there :?:

it's MR. TIME TO USE BOOST BENCH :lol: :lol:
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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Pirlo's Beard » 13 Aug 2018, 02:54

sukh0718 wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 02:52
(Knock Knock)

Who's there :?:

it's MR. TIME TO USE BOOST BENCH :lol: :lol:

I like to imagine you're Tommy Wiseau. :lol:

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby MGPT » 13 Aug 2018, 04:27

I managed to get 100 exactly using the BB. Annoyingly I went without Richarlison and Mendy who will both be in my team long-term but overall I'm pretty happy. Ranked 13k and can play from the front rather than the usual catch up.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby OldSkoolFPL » 13 Aug 2018, 06:25

Well done to anyone who had the guts to go with this in the end, saw the World no 1 used it also (or he was before Sunday) so it has its merits of you want that fast start.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby lorocator » 13 Aug 2018, 07:05

78 points and if I'd use it would've been 115 as I had Richarlison and Bissaka on the bench. Congratulations to the ones that used it. Image

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Ruth_NZ » 13 Aug 2018, 07:48

MoSe wrote:
Ruth_NZ wrote:Only had 18m benched as well so there was no cheating - that was my genuine bench.
Well done anyway.
But let's meet in 10 years and check how many times your gw1 BB will get 10+p - I'd bet no more than 1 or 2.

Yeah, it was 18.5m but as I also had a 4.5m defender in the team (I marginally preferred Cook's fixture to Keane's) then the bench spend was effectively 18m, which is what I usually aim at in the absence of a 4m starting GK.

I'd guess 7-8 times out of 10. But the main point is that I never again have to field 15 players this season - I will always have subs to fall back on - and the elimination of that extra pressure come DGW time is a benefit in itself. Playing the GW1 BB is as much about avoiding complication later (with the associated costs and compromises) as it is about the score you get with it in GW1. Fortunately both were accomplished this time but had I scored 12-14 points with it I'd still have been relatively happy.

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Re: GW1 Bench Boost Team

Postby Finisher1 » 13 Aug 2018, 08:13

OldSkoolFPL wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 06:25
Well done to anyone who had the guts to go with this in the end, saw the World no 1 used it also (or he was before Sunday) so it has its merits of you want that fast start.
What do you mean by "the World no 1"? Jay Egersdorff didn't play BB.

If you mean the GW1 winner, well, I guess it was pretty much certain that GW1 winner would be someone who plays a chip. Actually, has there ever been a gameweek (during the chip era) when the gameweek winner wasn't a chip-player? So you really can't read any merits from that fact isolated :lol: I really think the GW1 winner won't be overall leader for long.


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