fantasy premier league team selection GW17 – the FFGeek team


Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW17 article. As is normal, I review GW16, share my transfer thoughts, captain choice and the lineup dilemmas for GW16.

 fantasy premier league team selection GW17 – the FFGeek team

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Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 4 seasons overall ranks are 17k, 36k, 17k and 21k.


GW16 points: 48 -4 (FPL average 37) Total points 954, Overall Rank: 276k, red arrow  17k Team Value: £102.3m

Here’s the points:

fantasy premier league team selection GW17

So a 17k red arrow to 276k overall rank.  Nothing like taking a 4 point deduction for 3 transfers and then finding that none of them end up playing.

BGW18 and DGW19


Here’s how the team looks at the moment for BGW18:

fantasy premier league team selection GW17

So 8 players, subject to Taylor’s fitness.  GW18 is Jan 12 so I guess it’s no a totally hopeless possibility.   I would have 2 transfers if I carry over my free transfer.  Thta’s unless I lose it by choosing to free hit.


fantasy premier league team selection GW17

So 11 players playing twice in DGW19 and Son and Kane playing Sheffield United.

Transfer thoughts

1 free transfer and £0.2m in the bank.

I could have done a straight transfer to Lowton but the risk of the game v Fulham not going ahead made it a potential pointless transfer

So I’m going to carry over a free transfer and take the risk of deciding that I do free hit and having to burn it.  My DGW19 position is ok and although the lineup for GW17 is pretty atrocious I think I’ll just leave the transfer so I can have the option of not free hitting GW18.

Lineup issues

I’ve put Taylor in the lineup just in case he is miracously fit.  With Brewster playing the last 2 and that only being a few days away I can seriously imagine he will be part of the Wilder random striker selection policy so I’ve put him last.

That only leaves a bench decision between Dallas and Walker Peters and I’ve gone for the bookies odds favouring Liverpool very slightly for a clean sheet

Captain choice 

The FFGeek captain poll has Fernandes mildly ahead with Kane close behind.  The other main advice site pool is similar but with a slightly wider gap.  I’ve gone for Kane as they are playing the worst defence and hopefully Leeds from  foot style will suit Spur’s counter attack.  Son’s lack of shot volume and Kanes penalty duties mean I have favoured Kane

Here’s the team:

fantasy premier league team selection GW17

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9 thoughts on “ fantasy premier league team selection GW17 – the FFGeek team”

  1. Guys, a technical question which I should know the answer to but don’t! If I make a transfer to my team and then free hit in game week 18 will that transferred in player still be in my squad for game week 19? Merci!

  2. Question to all.. Would you still use the free hit in gw18 if you had 6-7 players from that GW who will also play the DGW 19(man city, man utd etc)? I mean, isn’t it better to save the freehit chip until a later dgw than waste it in a bgw then?

    • I’m trying to avoid using the FH if I can. I have 7 playing atm for BGW18, and 12 double GW players for GW19. With 10 days to GW18 deadline – I think it’s prudent to wait in case of any new outbreaks.


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