Here’s our fantasy football tips GW8 article where the 4th group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW8. In this part there’s Scott Taylor, Kev in Canada, Alex Skinner and Rob Cosgrove
Fantasy football tips GW8 – FFGeek contributor’s teams part 4
This is part 4 of the FPL managers who contribute to the FFGeek site with good histories who show their teams each week. This will give people a feel for what other managers are doing. It’s a fairly informal thing with no obligation on anyone and these teams may change at anytime before the deadline without further notice. In the future it also wont cover early transfers. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more.
Scott finished with an overall rank of 1k last season and 12k in 17/18
GW7 points: 47 (average 51) Total points 398 Gameweek rank 4,562k, Overall Rank: 870k, red arrow 200k, Team Value: £100.9m
Back down to earth with a bump after last week! A 4.5m GW rank and a 200k red arrow to 870k OR.
However, on a closer look it wasn’t all bad. I had 5 returning players. It’s just that none of them got double figures and I got my captain wrong again – still a 100% record of choosing the wrong captain this season!
Not too much to say about my team at the moment. I’m thinking about upgrading Greenwood to a third playing striker and funding it by downgrading Digne, Van Dijk and David Silva. But if I do that it certainly won’t be until after the IB.
I’m holding onto my FT this week so that I have 2 for after the IB. I’ve left De Bruyne in just in case he makes a miraculous recovery and Cantwell in as it’s not clear if he’s injured or not. I’m happy for Rico to come in as 1st sub given that it’s only Arsenal. I’m less happy with Soyuncu given he’s away to Liverpool but I’m happy to take the risk rather than do short term surgery to my team and not have 2 FT for after the IB.
Armband on Sterling.
Enjoy the GW.
Transfer summary: Carrying over a free transfer
Kev in Canada
Kev finished in 6k last season and 195k in 17/18
GW7 points: 51 (average 51) Total points 391 Gameweek rank 3,406k, Overall Rank: 1,170k, red arrow 37k, Team Value: £102.5m
Ederson. 6 saves for 4 total points was a nice pickup. He is now tied 9th with Fabianski for saves and 3rd in keeper points overall. He is there for the nailed City D coverage ultimately.
Alexander Arnold. Clean sheet. Looks arguably the most must own player in FPL.
Van Dijk. Clean sheet and 2 BPS. The double up worked this week. He is potentially leaving my team for a little while though in an effort to get either Vardy or Aubamayang up front.
Digne. Benched. He may be downgraded too but his fixtures are good for a few weeks.
Dunk. Benched. He would be swapped if the wildcard was activated. The 4.6 is nice because it gives me a price drop for free.
Rico. Blanked for me. Oh well.
Salah. Missed a breakaway which he gets 9 times out of 10.
De Bruyne. The captain choice seems to have gone my way finally. He has picked up an injury though.
David Silva. At least when he rotates he still seems to be a part of the game plan and he is only 7.5M not 12+M that is rotating.
Mount. Nice assist. The fixtures look great now.
Cantwell. Benched but will start at home assuming fit.
Pukki. Blanked. Will be a captain consideration at home next week.
Tammy. Blanked. Great fixtures coming up.
Greenwood. Teased again ffs.
☆ Musical Chairs
The plan is to get Vardy or Aubamayang in the week after this. This week though it’s a late De Bruyne to Sterling change.
Sterling gets the armband
☆ Substitute decisions
Greenwood. Dunk. Rico.
Transfer summary: De Bruyne to Sterling
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Rob’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 45k, 40k and 23k
GW7 points: 47 (average 51) Total points 405 Gameweek rank 4,018k, Overall Rank: 615k, red arrow 111k, Team Value: £101.3m
I really wanted Aubameyang this week but would have to sacrifice either Salah or Sterling, and with the De Bruyne injury I could not risk either as my bench is not the strongest.
So I have gone for the boldest transfer of the week….De Bruyne OUT Pepe IN….as captain!!!
This is either going to be the best transfer I’ve ever done or one of the worst….let’s wait and see!
Transfer summary: De Bruyne out Pepe in.
Alex’s last 3 seasons were 1k, 302k and an incredible 824th overall
GW7 points: 42 (average 51) Total points 379 Gameweek rank 5,708k, Overall Rank: 1,795k, red arrow 508k, Team Value: £102.2m
transfer summary: De Bruyne out Sterling in
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