Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW13 article with the FFGeek team for GW13. We look at last week, the transfer thoughts, lineup dilemmas and the captain choice
fantasy premier league team selection GW13 – the FFGeek team for GW13
I went into GW12 in detail in my early thoughts article on the FFGeek team article so I won’t go into it too much here.
GW12 points: 65 (average 48) Total points 776, Gameweek rank 316k, Overall Rank: 28k, green arrow 11k, Team Value: £102.5m
Here’s the points:
So on my basic metrics a good gameweek. A green arrow of 11k to 28k, a 316k gameweek rank (4th best of the season), 6 returning players v a minimum requirement of 4 but only 1 double figure FPL points haul.
So I’ve introduced my team planning schedule which helps me plan my transfers ahead. I think that in some ways it’s wishful thinking as often you end up doing reactive transfers to injuries or someone losing their starting place so it is a bit aspirational but worth doing still.
The table is self explanatory but here are the definitions anyway:
GW13 odds CS*/ATGS A bookies odds for clean sheets or anytime goal scoring.
Pot Exit Point. Then I’ve tried to mark in a potential exit point for a player generally based on fixtures and match it up with someone incoming. If I say unknown it’s because I don’t have anyone yet. If it says ASAP on exit point then it’s as soon as an opportunity arises. If it says none, I have no current plans on removing them.
The schedule assumes the transfer of Ward out for Richarlison:
So I’ve put an unknown change against Foster and pushed back the possible windows due to other changes being required. It’s not a huge priority as I’m still a believer in the Watford defence. Just not the save % ability of Foster.
The Mendy injury will probably see me transfer in Laporte in GW14. It’s a good introductory fixture vs Bournemouth at home
I’ve pushed back a Fraser transfer until GW16 when they play Liverpool although if I miss that then Fraser is through the tricky fixtures. The Richarlison transfer for Ward though gives me some flexibility to bench Fraser against tricky opponents.
Hojbjerg will go, when I get the chance, to 1 of 4 Cardiff players believe it or not, in Murphy, Paterson, Ralls or Harris although there’s still Kenedy and Diagana on the watchlist.
Ings probably can’t be looked at until GW16 when I will have 2 transfers post GW14.
As I said this all assumes that there are no reactive transfers to make.
1 free transfer and £2.9m in the bank.
So I focused my thoughts on either a Mendy transfer or a transfer to get Richarlison in.
I ruled out the Mendy transfer this week as there seems a decent chance that West Ham could score so I continued my focus on Richarlison
There were 2 rank defensive factors in the decision. Richarlison firstly qualifies as potentially essential via my rule of 7/10 of the 10 top FPL managers I follow or 70% of the top 10k.
Secondly he is a strong captain option as you will see in my captain choice article.
On the positive side, he has a great entry point fixture home to Cardiff and 3 good fixtures in the next 4. He plays as a striker. I think his underlying stats could be better is the negative.
The replacement of Ward also gets rid of a non contributing member of the 15.
I did think about Martial who I really like but I would have had to take out Fraser and I like the idea of a stronger squad and Ward taken out.
So the transfer is:
Ward out Richarlison in £0.3m in the bank.
The Mendy injury did make the lineup choice easy as Hojbjerg and Wan Bissaka are naturals for the bench.
My captain analysis article was heavy on analysis and helpful but I still ended up without a clear picture of who I wanted as my captain for GW13. I’ve stuck with Aguero for the moment.
Here’s the lineup then:
Good luck to everyone!
See also last season’s 29k finisher and the season before 27k OR Costas Chari’s wildcard article. Plus the most popular transfers in our bandwagons and sinking ships article, also Andrew Ferguson’s teams plans. Andrew finished 715 OR last season.
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