FANTASY FORECAST 2018/19: FPL Season Performance
Ahead of each Gameweek in the Fantasy Premier League, The Hype Train invites a special guest onto its Fantasy Forecast, where the three members of the Hype Team and its Guests will duel for FPL supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head to head in picking a Scout Picks squad for the relevant Gameweek. Here, we chart our performances across the 2018/19 season. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.
How does our Forecasting work?
We have taken to our Hype Team, and the FPL Community, to compete in a weekly head to head dual of wits. We are asking the questions that dominate each week in the Fantasy Premier League: who to pick, who to avoid, who to captain, and who may surprise. The 3 members of the Hype Team, and a Guest, will provide weekly insight for the Gameweek ahead. For the sake of respecting the rules of the Forecast, we have provided an example of what we're sending out to interested parties.
Premier League Fixture Prediction: As pundits, we are testing our football acumen with PL predictions and will be providing regular updated tables and stats in each edition of the FPL Forecast. A perfect score is worth 3 points whilst a correct result is worth 1 point.
FPL Gameweek Forecasting: Answering the regular questions that come up every single week in the Fantasy Premier League community that helps with identifying captaincy picks, transfers, attacking options, clean sheet potential, teams to look our for and avoid, players to consider for the Draft game, the wildcard differential players, as well as general analysis and comments.
Scout Picks: Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, without any budget, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks)
Each team must pick a Captain, labelled as (c) and a Vice Captain listed as (vc).
Fixture Prediction: 2018/19 Points Table
In our predictions a perfect score is 3 points, and predicting the right outcome is worth 1 point (aka if a team wins but, you predict it, but don't get the perfect score). Below is the Gameweek and overall rundown of our Premier League predictions series for the season.
Sam Austin (@HypeTrainSam): 9 (1), 6 (2) = 15pts
Phil Jones (@HypeTrainPhil): 11 (1), 9 (2) = 20pts
Robert Austin (@HypeTrainRob): 12 (1), 6 (2) = 18pts
Special Guests: 13 (1), 5 (2) = 18pts
GW1 - @awesomeoFPL: 13 points (3 perfect, 4 correct, 3 wrong)
GW2 - @FPL_Shark: 5 points (0 perfect, 5 correct, 5 wrong)
Individual Gameweek Predictions
GW1: Sam (9), Phil (11), Rob (12), @awesomoFPL (13)
GW2: Sam (6), Phil (9), Rob (6), @FPL_Shark (5)
FPL Scout Picks: 2018/19 Points Table
Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks). Below is the Gameweek and overall rundown of our Premier League predictions series for the season.
Sam Austin (@HypeTrainSam): 74 (1), 82 (2) = 156pts
Phil Jones (@HypeTrainPhil): 76 (1), 97 (2) = 173pts
Robert Austin (@HypeTrainRob): 71 (1), 56 (2) = 127pts
Special Guests: 76 (1), 50 (2) = 126pts
GW1 - @awesomoFPL: 76 points (Captain Salah, 16pts)
GW2 - @FPL_Shark: 50 points (Captain Firmino, 4pts)
Individual Gameweek Predictions
GW1: Sam (74), Phil (76), Rob (71), @awesomoFPL (76)
GW2: Sam (82), Phil (97), Rob (56), @FPL_Shark (50)
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