FPL Draft – Gameweek 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

Gameweek 11 of the Premier League season is just around the corner. It’s time to check those waiver wires for possible pickups. My pickups of the week are under 40% owned in all Fantrax Togga leagues.

Forwards

Allan Saint-Maximum (NEW)
Aaron Connolly (BHA)
Jay Rodriguez (BUR)
33% Owned - Ownership Trend +1.6%23% Owned - Ownership Trend +1%4% Owned - Ownership Trend +1%
Saint-Maximum has started the last three games for the Magpies and has scored well despite tough matches. Saint-Maximum looks to have played himself into a starting role. Newcastle has a fairly decent run of matches coming upConnolly was a starter Brighton in their 3-2 win against Everton. Brighton faces Norwich in GW11 which is always a good opportunity for attacking returns. He could be a good option for a single week plugin. Rodriguez scored a cracking goal late in the game against Chelsea. Playing the full 90 for the last two games he might have become a regular starter for in attack for Burnely alongside either Wood or A Barnes. They also have some great fixtures in the forthcoming gameweeks.
@WHU, BOU, @AVLNOR, @MUN, LEI@SHU, WHU, @WAT

Midfielders

Mateo Kovacic (CHE)
Jordan Henderson (LIV)
Onel Hernandez (NOR)
39% Owned - Ownership Trend +3.6%31% Owned - Ownership Trend +0.2%3% Owned - Ownership Trend +1.2%
Having come of the bench in GW9, Kovacic got the full 90 against Burnley in GW10. This might your last chance to get on the Chelsea train and he should still be available in your league. Hendo has been a starter in the last two game weeks for the team at the top of the Premier League. Who wouldn't want in on some of that?!? Onel would be my 1st pick this week if I could guarantee he starts. Coming off an injury, Farke has been slowly upping his game time each week, getting a full 45 in GW10. However, will he get the nod in GW11? That remains to be seen.
@WAT, CRY, @MCI@AVL, MCI, @CRY@BHA, WAT, @EVE

Defenders

Jamaal Lascelles (NEW)
Dejan Lovren (LIV)
Jetro Willems (NEW)
24% Owned - Ownership Trend +0.1%20% Owned - Ownership Trend +11%18% Owned - Ownership Trend +4%
Playing pretty much every minute in the Newcastle, Lascelles could offer some solid points each game week. Occasionally he may even get you a goal as he did in GW10. Worth a punt if you are in a squeeze against a poor West Ham side.Lovern seems to have been given the nod by Klopp to replace the injured Matip who is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury. Another Magpie makes it in the top picks this week. Probably due to the poor start to the season no one wanted anything to do with them. Lately, their form has improved and they may now be viable fantasy options with some easier matchups ahead.
@WHU, BOU @AVL@AVL, MCI, @CRY@WHU, BOU @AVL

Keepers (Streaming Options)

In case you are in need of a better option than your starting Keeper this game week, here are my top streaming options.

Martin Dubravka (NEW)
Roberto Jimenez (WHU)
Tim Krul (NOR)
35% Owned15% Owned13% Owned
@WHUNEW@BHA

FPL Draft – Gameweek 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

Gameweek 10 of the Premier League season is just around the corner. It’s time to check those waiver wires for possible pickups. My pickups of the week are under 45% owned in all Fantrax Togga leagues.

Forwards

Pick 1
Neal Maupay – Brighton – 39% Owned – Ownership Trend -27.6%
A regular in the Brighton attack throughout this season. Maupay has a relatively easy couple of fixtures, with two home games against Everton and Norwich. So could be handy if you need someone to plugin this week. However, after the Norwich fixture, Brighton faces @Man Utd, Leicester, and @Liverpool.
Pick 2
Allan Saint-Maximum – Newcastle – 26% Owned – Ownership Trend -40%
Saint-Maximum has started the last two games for the Magpies and has scored well despite tough matches against Man Utd and Chelsea. With Newcastle offering very little in the attack, Saint-Maximum may have played himself into a starting role. Newcastle has a fairly decent run of matches coming up with games against; Wolves, @West Ham, Bournemouth, and @Villa. All very win-able matches.
Pick 3
Theo Walcott – Everton – 15% Owned – Ownership Trend +15%
Walcott was back with a bang after missing time with a concussion. Whilst Theo is still a shadow of his former self, he may offer some upside with some easier fixtures on the horizon. @Brighton, Spurs, @Southampton, and Norwich

Midfielders

Pick 1
Andreas Pereira – Man Utd – 17% Owned – Ownership Trend +0.3%
Averaging around 2 Shot per game, Pereira may offer some upside in a Man Utd team that has the easiest run of fixtures over the next 5 game weeks. @Norwich, @Bournemouth, Brighton, @Sheff Utd, and Villa.
Pick 2
Harvey Barnes – Leicester – 39% Owned – Ownership Trend +6.3%
It’s always good to try and grab players in an ever-improving team. Barnes has been getting some assists over the past few game weeks and may become a regular in the Leicester midfield.
Pick 3
Tom Cleverley – Watford – 40% Owned – Ownership Trend -10%
Even though I’ve personally wanted nothing to do with anyone even remotely associated with Watford this season Cleverley could be an OK option if you are in a pinch.
Playing Bournemouth, @Norwich, Burnley @Southampton in their next 5 games.

Defense

Pick 1
Kurt Zouma – Chelsea – 35% Owned – Ownership Trend -31.5%
If you are looking for a part of an improving Chelsea team, Zouma may be your last option. Starting the last two games he could become a regular in a decent looking, young Chelsea side.
Pick 2
Jack OConnell – Sheff Utd – 41% Owned – Ownership Trend -8.8%
Sheffield is looking very strong at the back. Up and coming games don’t look too bad. @West Ham United, Burnley @Spurs and Man Utd. OConnell may still be available in your league, grab some of Sheffield steel before it’s too late.
Pick 3
Max Aarons – Norwich – 15% Owned – Ownership Trend -9.7%
Norwich has been shipping goals this season. However, they looked much improved in game week 8, albeit against a poor Bournemouth performance. Aarons is a regular feature in the Norwich attack and can offer some attacking upside. Steer clear of the Norwich full-backs!!

Keepers (Streamers)

In case you are in need of a better option than your starting Keeper this game week, here are my top streaming options.

Roberto Jimenez – West Ham – 9% Owned
vs Sheff Utd (H)
Ben Foster – Watford – 33% Owned
vs Bournemouth (H)
Martin Dubravka – Newcastle – 27% Owned
vs Wolves (H)

 

Player Data from: https://www.fantrax.com/
Strength of schedule data from: https://fantasyfootballhub.co.uk/

EP8 – Expect The Unexpected

In episode eight of The VCDX Podcast, we’ll be hearing from our special guest about their recent VCDX defense experience and how it was actually quite a bit different from the experience they were expecting.

News & Updates

Congratulations to the 2 new VCDX’s:

Up and coming VCDX Workshops

Interview Notes & Links

This week’s special guest is Veronica Davis (VCDX #280)

Common VCDX Mistakes

  • “That was planned for phase 2 of this project” or “That was out of scope for this projcet”

Q&A

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EP7 – If At First You Don’t Succeed

In episode seven of The VCDX Podcast, we’ll be offering some advice on ways to recover from failing your latest VCDX certification attempt.

News & Updates

Interview Notes & Links

  • This week’s special guest is Mike Brown (VCDX #71)

Q&A

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EP6 – Neon Pens At The Ready

In episode six of The VCDX Podcast, we’ll be discussing everything VCDX related that we can expect to see at VMworld 2019 which is just around the corner. And in our guest interview, I’ll be finding out about a new Lightboard series that’s aimed to help you prepare for your VCDX.

News & Updates

  • This week’s special guest was Karl Childs
  • There will be a VCDX Workshop just before VMworld US on Sunday, August 25th. Register here for the VCDX Workshop
  • There will be a VCDX Panel session during VMworld US in the Certifications area – Preparing for Your VCDX: What You Need to Know [EDU3683U] – Wednesday, August 28, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Interview Notes & Links

Q&A

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EP5 – Slacking Is Encouraged

In episode five of The VCDX Podcast, I’ll be chatting to my special guest about the VCDX Prep Slack Team, finding out what it is and how you can use it to help yourself or others prepare for their VCDX.

News & Updates

There will be a VCDX Workshop at the Indianapolis VMUG on Tuesday, July 16th. Register here for the Indy VMUG

Interview Notes & Links

Common VCDX Mistakes

  • There are too many constraints in some VCDX designs, which limits the panelist’s ability to score the candidate in certain areas.
  • Provided by VCDX panelist Paul McSharry

Q&A

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EP4 – So Many New VCDX’s!

In episode four of The VCDX Podcast, we recognize the newly crowned VCDX’s and I’ll be chatting to my special guest about their VCDX defense experience. What things went well, and what didn’t go so well.

News & Updates

Congratulations to the 5 new VCDX’s:

  • #279 – Dmitri Tanurkov (NV)
  • #280 – Veronica Sherin David (NV)
  • #281 – Chris Porter (DCV)
  • #282 – Syed Adeel Qamar (NV)
  • #283 – Fouad EL Akkad (DCV)

And a special congratulations to Jeffrey Kusters #252 – who got his second VCDX (NV).  You can see the full list of VCDX’s on the VCDX Directory

There will be a VCDX Workshop at the Indianapolis VMUG on July 16th. Register for the Indy VMUG

Interview Notes & Links

  • This week’s special guest is Chris Porter
  • Toggl – Time tracking software Chris used in his defense prep

Q&A

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EP3 – Always Make Time For Game Of Thrones!

In episode three of The VCDX Podcast, we focus our attention towards preparing for the VCDX defense. How can we find ways to make time in both our busy work and personal lives and then make the most of that limited time we have?

Interview Notes & Links

Common VCDX Mistakes Links

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EP2 – Removing The Stress From The VCDX Defense

In episode two, we focus mostly on the VCDX Workshop. What the VCDX Workshop is, who should attend and how they can benefit.

News & Updates Links

Interview Notes & Links

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The VCDX Podcast – EP1 – Welcome To The VCDX Podcast

Welcome to the first ever episode of the VCDX Podcast.

Episode Summary

In today’s episode;

  • I explain a little about the VCDX Podcast and why it decided to create it.
  • A quick news update about an online VCDX Workshop that should not be missed! – Signup link here: https://upto.com/e/94V4O
  • I am joined by a special guest, me! Simon Long (VCDX #105).
  • In the Q&A section, I ask a common question regarding the VCDX defense presentation.

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