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DGW29 FPL stats: Record number hit Bench Boost button

1 Apr 2023
David Raya, Brentford

Over one million Fantasy managers deploy the chip in the biggest Double Gameweek of the season

The biggest Double Gameweek of the season in Fantasy Premier League has seen a record one million managers use their Bench Boost chip.

The extra midweek matches mean 12 teams are playing twice, giving those players two opportunities to return points.

Top five Bench Boost Gameweeks
Season Gameweek BB chips used
22/23 29 1,098,572
21/22 36 850,173
20/21 26 502,600
18/19 35 494,530
20/21 19 387,836

In total, over 1.5m chips have been deployed in Double Gameweek 29, a season high.

Close to 215,000 managers used their second Wildcard, not only to take advantage of the bumper Double Gameweek, but also to help navigate Blank Gameweek 32, when four teams are without a fixture.

DGW29 chips used
Chip Total used
Bench Boost 1,098,572
Wildcard 213,751
Free Hit 98,185
Triple Captain 96,250

As we enter the latter stages of the season, when cup matches cause postponements in the Premier League, a careful use of transfers and chips can reap big rewards.

DGW29 most-captained active players
Player Captained by (000's) Pts
Rashford 1,573 12
Salah 921 7
Mitoma 726 14

Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) took first place among active players, backed by 1.5m managers.

Rashford has produced six double-figure returns already this term, his best tally in a Fantasy season, including a career-high 18-point haul at home to Arsenal in Gameweek 6.

Though, he got off to a poor start in DGW29 after blanking against Newcastle United as his side fell to a 2-0 defeat, he rewarded managers in his second fixture with a 10-point haul against Brentford thanks to a goal, clean sheet and two bonus points in their 1-0 win.

Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) was the favoured pick of just under 1m managers. He struck his 12th goal of the campaign in Liverpool's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City but suffered a surprise benching at Chelsea on Tuesday, adding only a single point to his total.

Kaoru Mitoma (£5.6m) was also among the most-captained players, handed the armband by 726,000+.

Those who opted for the Japanese will be delighted after he returned seven points against both Brentford and AFC Bournemouth.

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

Also in this series

Part 1: DGW29 FPL bonus points
Part 3: DGW29 FPL stats: Mitoma puts huge pressure on Man Utd stars

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