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GW29’s TWAT (The Worst Active Team)

FPL’s most prestigious award.

The TWAT is back.

For newcomers, the TWAT is The Worst Active Team – i.e. the worst performing Fantasy Premier League team out of the top 10,000 teams in the world. The idea is to show that even the best FPL managers can have terrible gameweeks (and, let’s face it, it makes us feel a bit better about ourselves to see someone doing worse than us). If you want to see previous TWATs, you’ll find some on r/fantasypl, the fantastically useful FPL subreddit.

Right, let’s get cracking.

Gameweek 29’s TWAT is American. We haven’t had an American TWAT in a long time (Trump excluded, of course).

Scoring a respectable 28 points, this week’s TWAT are The Micro Aggressors

TWAT fans will know that 28 points is actually pretty good for TWAT standards. That’s largely owing to the fact that we’re deep into the season now: the wheat has definitely been separated from the chaff. Nonetheless, a team that includes Angel Rangel probably deserved to be punished sooner or later.

The Micro Aggressors’ tactics have been disgustingly patient, yet strange and erratic too. He’s only made 14 transfers throughout the entire season, with his last coming in Gameweek 24 (a questionable move which saw him play his Free Hit to bring in Ayew and Firmino for Depoitre and Vardy, thus negating the transfer the week after). Remarkably, he neglected his first Wildcard too, and played his Triple Captain in Gameweek 3. Is this man a complete amateur disguised as a top10k player? Evidence would suggest it’s likely.

His starting 11 includes many of the usual suspects, with De Bruyne, Sterling, Salah, Aguero, Alonso, Azpilecueta and De Gea plucked straight from the template. Conspicuous absences in Kane, Firmino and any Spurs defence have certainly hurt him this week.

The meagre tally sees him drop from just inside the top10k to 25,000th place. Unlike many of our TWATs, The Micro Aggressors have hardly been a mainstay in the top10k, but have enjoyed at least a 5-figured rank since Gameweek 11.

The Bench TWAT

The Bench TWAT looks at the most points left on the bench by a player in the Top10k each week. The award goes to Ambuul, who’s 28-point bench reads like the who’s who of overperforming budget defenders. Van der Hoorn and Dunk make up 18 points, with Townsend and Ryan contributing the remaining 10.

Poor bastard.

Thus concludes this week’s TWAT. If you enjoyed it, please consider giving our fledgling Facebook page a like too. Same again next week? Oh go on then.

Always remember, you might’ve had a bad week, but at least you’re not a TWAT.

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