I'm quite happy with how my team has been doing seeing as I started a week late. I was in the bottom two for quite awhile, but seem to have got a good mix of players who have been pretty consistent so far and been moving up. I thank anyone who hasn't been bothering.
Played my free hit as most of my squad weren't playing this week due to the FA Cup. Boy, did that pay off! 108 points from only 4 games, have never even got that from a 20 game week! Having Salah as caption and drafting in the 2 Crystal Palace scorers helped.
I'm not really happy with the Free Hit as an option, having the ability to totally change a squad takes away from from the premise of choosing and managing a squad within the financial limits imho. That said, because of that I still thankfully had the Free Hit available for this week. I think I would have only had 6 players playing this week because of the FA Cup, so I changed 12 players. So because of that, and having Mr Salah as my Captain (he was one I didn't change ) I got 106 points and looks like I have moved up a place.
Salah still stuns me that he keeps on scoring. May he keep on doing it.
Two games for a some players last week, and I ended up getting about the same points as a normal week. Not too bad though as I moved up to joint 5th. I think 5th - 8th may be a finishing position, which after missing the first week is not too bad. Even with some week one points I would be nowhere near top spot, where Chris . with Banished to Riyadh has a huge, and I think unassailable lead.
Some odd results messing up the best laid plans atm.
Great timing by Dan Smith with Mkhitaryan Lannister to use the bench boost this week with most teams having two games. That could end up jumping a lot of places. I'll have to remember that for next season.