Fanteam 1M PL Season game – GW13 Statistical Analysis

In this article GW13 Statistical Analysis, we will present the key facts and statistics of the Fanteam 1M PL Season game from the previous weekend.

Gameweek 13: Team scores

If you thought last gameweek was slow, this one had a big surprise for you! It was the slowest week of the year so far, and it’s been a very long time since we last saw scores that low in our Premier League game.

The average score of this week was 43.6 points, or 17% lower than last week’s or 37% lower than GW11! Here’s the distribution of the team scores for Gameweek 13:

Here are some key numbers about the graph above:

  • Best team of Gameweek 11: 80 points
  • Average Score of Gameweek 11: 43.6 points
  • Top 10% threshold for Gameweek 11: 54.5 points
  • Top 25% threshold for Gameweek 11: 49 points

Gameweek 13: Top players

Let’s see below how some key players performed this week. The X-axis on the chart visualizes the player’s price, while the Y-axis the points scored on Gameweek 13. The size of the bubble shows how popular each player is. The top-left quadrant is where the best picks of the week lie (cheap and high-scoring), while on the bottom-right we find the underachievers (expensive and low-scoring).

Starting this week, we no longer list players with very low ownership rates. Instead, we will keep our focus on the most important players from the fantasy game, that have an ownership of 10% or more or have a star status that forces us to keep an eye on.

Top fantasy scorers for Gameweek 13

  1. Marcus Rashford (10.1M – FWD): 12 Fantasy Points – 1.296 teams (5.16%)
  2. Jack Harrison (6.0M – MID): 12 Fantasy Points – 342 teams (1.36%)
  3. Mason Holgate (4.5M – DEF): 12 Fantasy Points – 14 teams (0.06%)
  4. Rodrigo (5.8M – FWD): 10 Fantasy Points – 227 teams (0.9%)
  5. David McGoldrick (5.5M – FWD): 10 Fantasy Points – 192 teams (0.76%)
  6. Anthony Martial (9.5M – FWD): 10 Fantasy Points – 135 teams (0.54%)

Gameweek 13: How teams lined up

Top captains for Gameweek 13

Once again, Kevin De Bruyne was the most popular captain this week, with around ⅓ of the teams selecting him. His teammate, Sterling was third with 11.1% even though his doubtful status was 3rd. Between them was Bruno Fernandes with 19.0%.

However, the 8.6% that went with Salah in his very tough matchup against the Spurs were rewarded nicely, as he had the best performance among those. Son was the other overachiever compared to his tough matchup also – he was captained by 2.9%, but he punished managers that forgot that he’s scoring in almost every match so far.

Top transfers before Gameweek 13

In a season-long game like this, one of the biggest factors of each team is the transfers they make and which players are bought or sold over the season.

Below we have listed the 5 most popular purchases and sells for the week:

Most Purchased Players before Gameweek 13

  1. Patrick Bamford (7.0M – FWD): 1,411 teams (5.62%)
  2. Ollie Watkins (6.3M – FWD): 1,377 teams (5.49%)
  3. Kevin De Bruyne (12.1M – MID): 1,286 teams (5.12%)
  4. Jack Grealish (7.1M – MID):  904 teams (3.6%)
  5. Bruno Fernandes (11.2M – MID): 848 teams (3.38%)

Most Sold Players before Gameweek 13

  1. Diogo Jota (6.7M – FWD): 3,094 teams (12.33%)
  2. James Rodriguez (7.0M – MID): 1,700 teams (6.77%)
  3. Hector Bellerin (4.7M – DEF): 1,040 teams (4.14%)
  4. Heung-Min Son (10.5M – MID): 517 teams (2.06%)
  5. Timo Werner (9.9M – FWD): 515 teams (2.05%)

Transfers overview for Gameweek 13

Another important part of the game’s strategy is how managers spend their transfers. Choosing to pay a -4p penalty to change a player is a risky move, but is often important to tackle the matchups or save up enough funds for a key transfer.

This week we expected to see fewer teams do transfers since the matches started Tuesday afternoon, no important injuries happened since the weekend, and some really tough matches were on the schedule. However, our managers proved us wrong!

This week’s numbers are very similar to the previous one, with around half of the teams saving their transfer (or forgetting it) and around 3 out of 10 doing their single transfer as usual. We saw a uniquely low number of teams making a large number of transfers compared to our previous weeks though!

Gameweek 13: Wildcards used

Wildcards are used to “reset” your team, allowing unlimited transfers to be made for a single Gameweek. Each team has two wildcards available, one in the first half of the season, and one for the second half.

Gameweek 13 was the least popular week so far to play a wildcard, with only 0.7% of the teams “hitting the button”. This gameweek, it was an expected thing though, as it being Midweek gave us fewer surprises. Also, the schedule for GWs 18-19 was announced, with some blanks and some double matches on GW19.

The 36% of the teams that have wildcards still in play should be very happy with the advantage they gained by being patient for so long. 

Wrapping up: Standings after Gameweek 13

Below you will see a distribution of the team standings so far. For charting purposes, we’ve hidden the very low scores (below 550p) that represent ~2.5% of the sample.

This week’s low scores and small variance didn’t affect the total score distribution much. Even the top teams struggled, and teams are still close to each other.

  • 63% of the teams are in the very close window of 670-790 points
  • 11.5% are now above the 800 points mark
  • Around 14% of the teams are still below 640 points

I hope you enjoyed the 1M PL Season game – GW13 Statistical Analysis! If you enjoy statistics and want to find even more insights, read Fanteam 1M PL Season game – Weekly Statistical analysis – The road so far (GW8).

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