Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The Journey Continues... GW2

GW2 Team:
Gameweek 2 was a successful week in my books, as my hit paid off, as well as I rose in overall ranking.

Once again, my midfield quartet of Hazard, Mirallas, Coutinho and Walcott failed to produce, getting a measly assist between the 4 of them.

Thankfully my defenders continued to prove their value, as 3/4 of them kept a clean sheet (despite making the incorrect decision on Turner vs. Collins- who's CS remains on my bench)

Captaincy is of course a crucial part of fantasy football. Get it wrong, and you're likely to have an average score. Thankfully Soldado continued his great form, notching another goal from the penalty spot. Despite not having any shots on goal in GW2, I fully trust Soldado. I believe that as he finds his feet in the Spurs attack and in the BPL, he will be huge throughout the season.

Benteke blanked against Liverpool, being denied two great opportunities by fellow countryman Simon Mignolet. Despite his blank, I will be keeping Benteke through his blank, due to his great fixtures GW4 onward.

GW2 CONCLUSIONS:

Don't be afraid to take a hit if you believe it will benefit your team long term, points-wise, financially, or even freeing up cash for more expensive players down the line. Many fantasy managers opt for the strict "no hit policy" throughout the season. From experience, I can say that hits do work if they are done properly, with high upside potential.

RANK PROGRESSION:

I rose approximately 60k places this week in overall rank, and now sit at about 76k. I am happy with this because had RVP done damage vs. Chelsea, he would have caused a serious plummet to my rank, due to him being the most captained in GW2.

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