FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards Guide – FUT 17 Hybrid Cards

FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards Guide – FUT 17 Hybrid Cards

 
 

FIFA 17 Ones to watch cards were a great addition to the game. They replace the regular player cards from September 30 to October 10 (Summer Edition) and from February 3 to Febraury 10 (Winter Edition) and boost in rating and stats every time a player gets a new TOTW card. Let’s learn something more about these FUT hybrid cards.

 
 
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FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards Introduction

What is a Hybrid card?
 

Ones to Watch cards are a brand new card category in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team and probably the biggest addition to the game this year. These black cards are assigned to a very limited selection of players announced on September 30 (Summer Edition) and February 3 (Winter Edition), replacing their regular cards in packs for a limited time.

Opposite to all other FUT cards, the OTW ratings and stats are not fixed. They increase or not depending on the player’s form.

 

FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards Guide – FUT 17 Hybrid PlayersFIFA 17 Hybrid Card

 

 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards – Summer Edition

When FIFA 17 OTW Cards will be available? Who they are?
 

The Summer Edition of the FIFA 17 Ones to Watch cards are available almost since the first day. They were inserted into packs from September 30 to October 10. During this period, it was not possible to find the regular cards of this selection of players because the hybrid cards are replacing them.

There are 23 OTW cards featuring top-players with less than 30 years old who moved to new clubs on this summer transfer window. Here is the list of hybrid card for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team (Summer Edition):
 

    Goalkeepers
    GK: Alisson – Roma (Brazil) 80
     
    Defenders
    CB: Eric Bailly – Manchester United (Ivory Coast) 82
    CB: John Stones – Manchester City (England) 78
    CB: Matts Hummels – FC Bayern (Germany) 87
    CB: Samuel Umtiti – FC Barcelona (France) 82
    CB: Shkodran Mustafi – Arsenal (Germany) 83
     
    Midfielders
    RM: Breel Embolo – FC Schalke 04 (Switzerland) 76
    CAM: Giuliano – Zenit (Brazil) 80
    CDM: Grzegorz Krychowiak – Paris Saint-Germain (Poland) 84
    CAM: Hatem Ben Arfa – Paris Saint-Germain (France) 84
    RM: Leroy Sane – Manchester City (Germany) 79
    CM: Miralem Pjanic – Juventus (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 85
    CM: N’Golo Kante – Chelsea (France) 81
    LM: Nicolas Gaitán – Atlético Madrid (Argentina) 85
    RM: Ousmane Dembele – Borussia Dortmund (France) 77
    CM: Paul Pogba – Manchester United (France) 89
    CM: Renato Sanches – FC Bayern (Portugal) 78
    RM: Sadio Mane – Liverpool (Senegal) 79
     
    Strikers
    ST: Alvaro Morata – Real Madrid (Spain) 82
    ST: Arkadiusz Milik – Napoli (Poland) 83
    ST: Gonzalo Higuain – Juventus (Argentina) 88
    ST: Michy Batshuayi – Chelsea (Belgium) 81
    ST: Nicola Sansone – Villareal CF (Italy) 82

 

FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards Guide – FUT 17 Hybrid PlayersFIFA 17 Hybrid Squad (click to maximize)


 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards – Winter Edition

When FIFA 17 OTW Cards will be available? Who they are?
 

The Winter Edition of the FIFA 17 Ones to Watch cards will be available from February 3 to February 10. During this week, it is not possible to find the regular cards of this selection of players because the hybrid cards are replacing them. You can know more about this second edition, clicking here.

There are 23 OTW cards featuring top-players with less than 30 years old who moved to new clubs on this summer transfer window. Here is the list of hybrid card for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team (Winter Edition):
 

    Goalkeepers
    GK: Marco Sportiello (Fiorentina) – 82
     
    Defenders
    LB: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) – 75
    CB: Thimothée Kolodziejczak (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – 80
    CB: Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace) – 82
     
    Midfielders
    CDM: Morgan Sanson (Olympique de Marseille) – 80
    CDM: Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton) – 82
    CAM: Yunus Mallı (VfL Wolfsburg) – 80
    CAM: Riccardo Saponara (Fiorentina) – 80
    RM: Gonçalo Guedes (Paris Saint-Germain) – 77
    RM: Deulofeu (AC Milan) – 81
    LM: Leon Bailey (Bayer Leverkusen) – 76
    LM: Paul-Georges Ntep (VfL Wolfsburg) – 80
    LM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) – 87
    LW: M’Baye Niang (Watford) – 78
    LW: Jese (Las Palmas) – 80
    LW: Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyonnais) – 80
    LW: Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain) – 86
     
    Strikers
    ST: Saido Berahino (Stoke City) – 77
    ST: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – 78
    ST: Luiz Adriano (Spartak Moscow) – 79
    ST: Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) – 81
    ST: Stevan Jovetić (Sevilla FC) – 81

 

FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards Guide – FUT 17 Hybrid CardsClick in the image to maximize it


 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards Ratings and Stats

How big are the ratings and stats boosts?
 

The FIFA 17 Ones to Watch cards boost in rating and stats every time a player gets a new TOTW card. Their ratings just can go up. They can’t go down. In other words, they are in form cards that have the stats of that players highest rated TOTW cards. The ratings of OTW cards should be automatically updated as soon as a new TOTW card gets released.

To understand better how these cards work, let’s look at an example. Lacazette was 84 rated in the FIFA 16 start. If he was an hybrid player, his card would be improved four times until it reaches the 88 rated card of his best TOTW. In the other hand, if for any reason he had a bad season, who bought him would be wasting the extra money paid for the potential stats.

The following image shows you another example of what happens to OTW cards when other cards of that player are released.

 

FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards Guide – FUT 17 Hybrid Players


 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards Prices

What happens to the cards’ prices during the season?
 

The hybrid cards prices depend of how well the players performed and how many IF cards they get. That’s why it is so difficult to predict the prices. These cards give the game a fantasy football element.

With the hybrid cards in the game, players have now to make many important choices: do you buy a hybrid card right off the bat, knowing it will cost more than a regular card of an equivalent player? What if a player doesn’t get the TOTW card you were expecting? When do you sell? Do you cut your losses or do you hold onto the card hoping it will rise in value eventually?

We believe that FIFA 17 Ones to Watch cards are probably one of the best investments you can make in FUT 17. When the game starts, most of players will have no idea how these cards work. Many of them will put for sale these cards based in its ratings, not knowing that the ratings can growth during the season. That’s the window opportunity you should take. As soon as possible, try to buy OTW cards of forwards from popular leagues that you believe will perform well and get several TOTW cards. You probably will get your money back even before the first upgrade.

 

 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards Overview

Basic information about Hybrid Cards
 

Colour | Black (with highlight stripes of bronze, silver and gold)
How many Cards in FUT 17 | 23 + 23
How many times they are released | Two
How often they are released | Only once each
How long they are in packs | Seven to ten days
When they are released in packs | September 30 and February 3
How big is the boost | The same of the respective TOTW card
Date of the first card in FIFA 17 | 30 September 2016
First Card in FUT History | Released for the first time in FIFA 17

 

 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Hybrid Cards Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know about FIFA 17 Ones to Watch Cards
 

Q: What are Ones to Watch cards?
A: Ones to Watch, commonly abbreviated to OTW, is a new In Form card category assigned to a very limited selection of players, replacing their regular cards from September 30 to October 10 (Summer Edition).

Q: What makes Ones to Watch special?
A: The Ones to Watch items dynamically upgrade and have an opportunity to increase in ratings throughout the season. If you have a Ones to Watch item in your club, its ratings will automatically match that of the players latest Team of the Week In-Form. The better the player performs in real life, the higher their ratings become.

Q: What is a Live Item?
A: Ones to Watch players will be released as Live Items. The ratings on this item type update automatically, whether they are in your Club or listed on the Transfer Market.

Q: What is the criteria for picking Ones to Watch players?
A: Ones to Watch players consist of a curated selection of the highest profile and most promising players who have been permanently transferred between clubs in the most recent Summer transfer window and are also under the age of 30.

Q: Where are the regular cards of Ones to Watch players?
A: They don’t exist. OTW cards replace the regular cards during its release.

Q: Can a hybrid player’s rating change?
A: Yes! His card boost in rating and stats every time he gets a new TOTW card.

Q: When the ratings are updated?
A: The items get automatically updated when a new Team of the Week is released, provided that the player is in that Team of the Week.

Q: Are stats in hybrid cards also updated?
A: Yes. The hybrid cards are like duplicates of the best rated TOTW card.

Q: How long FIFA 17 Ones to Watch cards are released in FIFA packs?
A: Seven to Ten days.

Q: How long do Ones To Watch items continue to receive a stats boost?
A: If you have a Ones to Watch item in your club, its ratings will automatically match that of the players latest Team of the Week In-Form until the end of that player’s domestic league season. At this point, the player’s Ones To Watch Item type will continue to carry the last in-form rating he received through FUT 17.

Q: Can an hybrid card be downgraded?
A: Probably no but it is not confirmed yet.

Q: How can I get one of these cards?
A: You can get an hybrid card in the same way you can get any other card: on packs or on the transfer market. If you want to try your luck on packs, you can go to the store and buy them with coins or FIFA Points.

Q: In which FUT packs I can find FIFA 17 Ones to Watch cards?
A: They can be found in any pack with players cards. Obviously, the chances of finding one of these cards are higher if you open a pack which contains more player cards.

Q: It is possible to get a OTW card when opening a free pack like the ones of the Manager Tasks?
A: Yes, it is.

Q: Are FIFA 17 Ones to Watch cards available in the FUT Draft mode?
A: Yes, they are available in all modes, including FUT Draft and FUT Squad Building Challenges.

Q: What happens if a Ones To Watch Player is transferred/loaned to a different club?
A: The Ones To Watch Player Item type attributes and latest TOTW in-form rating will be unaffected. However, his OTW player item type will remain at the players previous club until he gets a TOTW in-form at which point the player’s club, crest and dynamic image will be updated.

Q: What happens if a Ones To Watch Player is transferred/loaned to a club not in FUT 17?
A: The Ones To Watch Player Item type will remain at the club he was previously at and he will not receive any further TOTW in-forms. His Ones To Watch Item type will continue to carry the last in-form rating he received.

Q: What happens if a Ones To Watch Player’s TOTW in-form is in a different position to their Ones To Watch item?
A: The player’s position on his Ones To Watch item type will not change. He will however continue to receive any attribute upgrades from that and future TOTW in-forms.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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50 COMMENTS

  1. Will one to watches be upgraded if they get a team of the season card example Ousmane Dembele will probely get one so will it go on his otw card

  2. Now it’s getting near the end of the season, should I sell my black cards as there is little chance of them improving and they will be not worth anymore than the last IF card as they won’t be able to improve after the real season finishes. Or will they simulate IF players each week when the season finishes ?

  3. Hi Rodrigo, do you think OTW would decrease value also after Thanksgiving-December? or would keep value if they are increasing rating?

  4. I was wondering if the one’s to watch cards would be updated to a team of the season stats if the player gets a team of the season upgrade, or if it is just strictly TOTW. Cheers

  5. Pointless cards imo, they are selling for amounts higher than a TOTW card. Why not buy the TOWT instead and have the high stats all the time?

  6. I have bought a regular john stones and packed a Leroy sane will they be automatically upgraded to the black card? Or will they stay as a regular gold card?

  7. Hi . So I decided to buy to otw 2 Leroy Sane with proceeds from Embolo sale… Now I just wait for a week. When perhaps Sane gets an inform , follow the transfer market on the upward swing and sell him before team of the week to ensure I double my money?? I do not like these cards because new and old players can get slayed for coins on these cards… I think ea could let one earn a player like this throu game play… At least before when u bought a card you knew what u got… when Embolo comes back down to 38000 , I will buy him again for the next ride eh… Booooo EA. Am I wrong?

  8. If embolo gets an upgrade from 76 to say 79 will he be worth less than the buy it now 85000 i c today? Should i sell him today , i paid 38000 for him and he is on not the best team… I think he may make team of week this week… What do you think please?

    • It seams to me that many people are thinking like you because he is now 120 (PS4) / 110 (XB1) on Buy Now. If doesn’t receive a TOTW, his price will drop a lot for sure. In other hand, if he gets a TOTW card, then I believe that his price will not increase much more because it’s already inflated. If I was you, I would sell him.

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