32 Flags 2015-16 EPL Fantasy Recap – Week 3

During every week of the English Premier League, we will provide an EPL fantasy recap the day after the final EPL game of the weekend as well as a preview the day before.

Week 3 is in the books and it’s getting tougher and tougher to move up the table in the 32 Flags fantasy league. As always, every week, we will recognize the person who had the best score every week as well as the top person in the table.

This week, the team of the week belongs to Maxwell Levy with New Blue Army. Maxwell scored 67 points thanks to playing his wildcard and great performances including goalkeeper Sergio Romero (6) and defenders Aleksandar Kolarov (15), Luke Shaw (6) and Joe Gomez (5) as well as midfielder Riyad Mahrez (10). Here was his team this week.

GK – Sergio Romero – Manchester United – 6 points
DEF – Aleksandar Kolarov – Manchester City – 15
DEF – Luke Shaw – Manchester United – 6
DEF – Joe Gomez – Liverpool – 5
MID – Riyad Mahrez – Leicester City – 10
MID – Eden Hazard – Chelsea – 5
MID – David Silva – Manchester City – 3
MID – Andre Ayew – Swansea – 1
MID – Nacer Chadli – Tottenham – 6
FW – Sergio Aguero (captain) – Manchester City – 4
FW – Bafetimbi Gomis – Swansea – 6

Top 10 in the 32 Flags fantasy league

1) Mike Cihon – SID Vicious – 164 points (64 this week)
2) AJ Biehschmidt – Couch Potatoes – 163 (62)
3) Robert Dunlop – Bob Bishop United – 154 (61)
4) Juanjo Ilovera – Sivar City F.C. – 152 (37)
5) Maxwell Levy – New Blue Army – 150 (67)
6) Billy Gordon – Trap Winnin’ Team – 147 (51)
7) Liam OMurchu – Fulham 2 the Prem – 145 (56)
7) Nicholas Tetro – Slippy G FC – 145 (49)
9) Renka A. – Ronerto Chelsea FC – 143 (55)
10) Caoimhe Byrne – HokeyPokey Wanderers – 139 (44)

List of people who have had the team of the week

1) Nicholas Tetro – 1 time
1) Juanjo Ilovera – 1
1) Maxwell Levy – 1

 

Now onto our writers, we will go from best to worst.

1) Mark – 12th place (no change) – 54 points this week – 134 points total

GK – Simon Mignolet – Liverpool – 6
DEF – Phil Jagielka – Everton – 1
DEF – Nathaniel Clyne – Liverpool – 6
DEF – Vincent Kompany – Manchester City – 6
DEF – Steven Taylor – Newcastle United – 6
MID – Eden Hazard (captain) – Chelsea – 10
MID – Juan Mata – Manchester United – 3
MID – Nacer Chadli – Tottenham – 6
FW – Harry Kane – Tottenham – 2
FW – Romelu Lukaku – Everton – 2
FW – Bafetimbi Gomis – Swansea – 6

Sometimes it pays to be lucky than good and that applied to Mark here. After starting Jordan Henderson not knowing if he would be out of the game, Henderson wound up not playing and was subbed out for Steven Taylor worth £4.0 mil. Taylor got a clean sheet and Mark got some nice value from that play. Mark remains the leader among the writers and is just outside the top ten.

NOTE: Steven Taylor was automatically substituted in for Jordan Henderson.

 

2) Jeff – 19th place (-1 position) – 44 points this week – 125 points total

GK – Lukasz Fabianski – Swansea – 2
DEF – Joel Ward – Crystal Palace – 1
DEF – Angelo Ogbonna – West Ham – 0
DEF – Aleksandar Kolarov – Manchester City – 15
DEF – John Stones – Everton – 1
MID – Ibrahim Afellay – Stoke – 1
MID – Yaya Toure – Manchester City – 7
MID – Santi Cazorla – Arsenal – 3
MID – Cheikhou Kouyate – West Ham – 8
FW – Harry Kane (captain) – Tottenham – 4
FW – Christian Benteke – Liverpool – 2

Jeff played his wildcard and got a very respectable 44 points to maintain his status quo in the top 20. While the defense wasn’t all that good this week, Kolarov just about made up for that.

NOTE: John Stones was automatically substituted in for Jordan Henderson.

 

3) Josh E. – T22nd place (+16 positions) – 55 points this week – 123 points total

GK – Joe Hart – Manchester City – 6
DEF – Vincent Kompany – Manchester City – 6
DEF – Phil Jagielka – Everton – 1
DEF – Nathaniel Clyne – Liverpool – 6
DEF – Wes Morgan – Leicester City – 2
MID – Eden Hazard (captain) – Chelsea – 10
MID – Santi Cazorla – Arsenal – 3
MID – Nacer Chadli – Tottenham – 6
MID – Marc Albrighton – Leicester City – 3
FW – Harry Kane – Tottenham – 2
FW – Diego Costa – Chelsea – 10

Josh moved up 16 spots with a great week capitalizing with Diego Costa getting a goal and an assist. By moving up from 6th to 3rd among the writers, Josh is back in the game.

 

4) Evan – T27th place (+7 positions) – 50 points this week – 120 points total

GK – Sergio Romero – Manchester United – 6
DEF – Neil Taylor – Swansea – 2
DEF – Gary Cahill – Chelsea – 1
DEF – Wes Morgan – Leicester City – 2
MID – Nacer Chadli – Tottenham – 6
MID – Yaya Toure (captain) – Manchester City – 14
MID – Christian Eriksen – Tottenham – 0
MID – Dusan Tadic – Southampton – 0
FW – Callum Wilson – AFC Bournemouth – 17
FW – Saido Bernahino – West Brom – 0
FW – Harry Kane – Tottenham – 2

Like Mark, Evan got lucky with the automatic substitutions. In fact, he may have been the luckiest. Evan had Callum Wilson and all of his hat trick performance of 17 points subbed in for Laurent Koscielny and really dodged a bullet. He wasn’t that lucky as he benched Tim Krul even though he got 11 points but starter Sergio Romero got a clean sheet so it’s not too bad.

NOTE: Laurent Koscielny was automatically substituted in for Callum Wilson.

 

5) Andy – 31st place (+5 positions) – 48 points this week – 117 points total

GK – Joe Hart – Manchester City – 6
DEF – Branislav Ivanovic – Chelsea – 1
DEF – Martin Skrtel – Liverpool – 5
DEF – Chris Smalling – Manchester United – 6
DEF – Phil Jagielka – Everton – 1
MID – Nacer Chadli – Tottenham – 6
MID – Roberto Firmino – Liverpool – 3
MID – Raheem Sterling (captain) – Manchester City – 12
MID – Jason Puncheon – Crystal Palace – 4
FW – Troy Deeney – Watford – 2
FW – Harry Kane – Tottenham – 2

A bunch of clean sheets as well as a solid performance by captain Raheem Sterling helped Andy move up some spots.

NOTE: Phil Jagielka and Roberto Firmino was automatically substituted for Christian Eriksen and Saido Bernahino.

 

6) Josh H. – 41st place (-18 positions) – 28 points this week – 107 points total

GK – Jack Butland – Stoke – 4
DEF – Vincent Kompany – Manchester City – 6
DEF – Phil Jagielka – Everton – 1
DEF – Ashley Williams – Swansea – 2
DEF – Branislav Ivanovic – Chelsea – 1
MID – Aaron Ramsey – Arsenal – 3
MID – David Silva – Manchester City – 3
MID – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Arsenal – 1
MID – Gylfi Sigurdsson – Swansea – 1
FW – Christian Benteke – Liverpool – 2
FW – Wayne Rooney (captain) – Manchester United – 4

Josh had a pretty bad week and tumbled down the standings. Kompany had a great game but after that, things took a turn for the worse.

 

7) Phillip – 48th place (+11 positions) – 61 points this week – 98 points total

GK – Sergio Romero – Manchester United – 6
DEF – Luke Shaw – Manchester United – 6
DEF – Aleksandar Kolarov – Manchester City – 15
DEF – Vincent Kompany – Manchester City – 6
MID – Andre Ayew – Swansea – 1
MID – Riyad Mahrez – Leicester City – 10
MID – Marc Albrighton – Leicester City – 3
MID – Ross Barkley – Everton – 2
FW – Sergio Aguero (captain) – Manchester City – 4
FW – Bafetimbi Gomis – Swansea – 6
FW – Olivier Giroud – Arsenal – 2

I only got one thing to say about this weekend.

Yes, I played my wildcard and completely gutted my lineup to get 13 new players and it resulted in a vast improvement. Kolarov and Mahrez had huge games as well as a goal by Gomis and clean sheets from Kompany, Shaw and Romero. Great week after a couple of terrible weeks.

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