Here’s our fantasy premier league team tips GW13 article where the 2nd group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW13. There’s Rob Reid, Jordan Sadler, Mikael Danielsen, FPL Word, Costas Chari and Robert Cosgrove.
Fantasy premier league team tips GW13 – FFGeek contributors show their GW13 teams part 2
Here’s part 2 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. It also wont cover early transfers. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more.
You can see the link to the part 1 contributors article here.
Rob finished with a rank of 94k last season 22k in 16/17 4k in 15/16 and 7k in 14/15.
GW12 points: 56 -4 (average 48) Total points 705, Gameweek rank 1,461k, Overall Rank: 319k, red arrow 13k, Team Value: £102.6m
Apologies for a shorter write-up this week – personal circumstances have made it a very busy international break. I did manage a bit of time out though to watch a couple of the Nations League matches and I was very pleased to see Scotland qualify for the Euro 2020 play-offs, even if the last 15 minutes at Hampden were a bit uncomfortable in true Scottish fashion!
Another ‘meh’ GW for me sadly, confounded by a decision I took overnight on the Friday to take a minus 4 and swap my Liverpool defenders. The idea was to try and get some more consistent long term stability by bringing VVD in for TAA. In the end this looks like a bad move sadly and I won’t blame bad luck this time, more poor judgement on my part. We’ll see in a few weeks I guess.
I’d resolved prior to GW12 that I was going to be more aggressive with my selection over the next few weeks to sort out my failing team.
Like Alex, I think I gave Geek a shock earlier this week when I suggested I’d be taking a minus 8 this week with my initial plan being to sell Murray, Mendy and Barkley for Stones, Jimenez and Martial.
I’ve gone slightlu more conservative in the end though with a mere -4, Stones still comes in for Mendy and Richarlison replaces Barkley. It’s a move with half an eye on my mini-league as well, with me bleeding ground to my rivals every week by not owning the Brazilian.
I’m undecided on captaincy yet. Aguero is the closest thing to a Shield this week, with Salah almost an in-between choice (should we refer to him as a Mace or Quarterstaff option maybe?!) and Richarlison the Sword option. I’m sitting on Aguero at the moment (City’s record versus West Ham is impressive) but this could change several times before 1130am on Saturday.
Good luck all and I hope your arrows are green!
Jordan finished with an overall rank of 76k last season
GW12 points: 70 (average 48) Total points 824, Gameweek rank 88k, Overall Rank: 1k, green arrow 2k, Team Value: £103.8m
As DJ Khaled would say “another one”! My 3rd green arrow in a row, my 7th in the last 8 gameweeks. 7 of my 11 players returned (including Fabianski who got 5 via save points and bonus). Captain Salah was slightly disappointing with only one goal scored, I was really expecting him to bag at least a goal and assist against Fulham but still can’t complain with a return of 16. Trent was my biggest returner this week being my only player with double figures, scoring 11 points. My other returners were Alonso 8, Martial 7, Aguero 7, Richarlison 6, Ings 6.
My non returners were Mendy, Mane, Richarlison and Arnautovic. The latter two aren’t concerns for me as Richarlison had a tough fixture and I know there will be weeks Arnautovic doesn’t return. However Mane is a concern for me as he’s just too inconsistent and has only returned 4 of 12 weeks so far and his underlying stats aren’t particularly great neither, not for someone I’m paying £9.7m for.
With Mendy’s knee surgery I decided to transfer him out for Stones. I went with Stones over Laporte because of the £0.6m difference. Stones is definitely more of a game time risk than Laporte but the difference is worth the risk to me as it enables me to be able to transfer Mane out for Hazard next week which should help me protect my rank. I also did a quite sideways transfer of Hughes to Kenedy. It saves me £0.1m and that was what I needed to be able to afford Mane to Hazard. Plus Kenedy has far better fixtures than Hughes and as of late better underlying stats as well.
Ings is a concern for me as he’s been named as a “big doubt” by Hughes but my thoughts are that if he is fit he will start so an off the bench 1 point cameo is unlikely. Kenedy will be my first choice off the bench with him playing against struggling Burnley and returning last week. Questionably I’ve decided to go with Arnautovic on the bench this week as my second choice. I’ve done this because City barely give up any chances a game, in fact they have the lowest shots against them per game in Europe’s top 5 leagues and comfortably the lowest xGA in Europe as well so I think it’s unlikely Arnautovic returns. Finally, Wan-Bissaka versus United is my third choice sub.
There’re 2 very viable captain picks this week in Salah away vs Watford and Aguero away vs West Ham. With 7 goals and 2 assists for club and country in his last 8 I think I’ll be going with Salah as the guy seems to be getting back into his form from last year. Aguero has only returned 1 goal in 5 away games so far this season, though all his away games have been quite tough ones bar Cardiff. However West Ham are probably a poorer team defensively than Watford but then you also have that Liverpool put 8 past Watford last season. There are pros and cons of both so it basically feels like a 50/50 to me. I’ll be going Salah but this is one of those weeks where you’ve just got to hope the lucks on your side as it’ll be a big rank hurter if Salah scores 2 and Aguero scored 20.
One thing I will suggest is maybe this could be a good week to go with a differential like Richarlison or Martial if you’re wanting to try and gain some rank as there’s a good chance that both Salah and Aguero could blank as neither have been particularly brilliant return wise away from home. I won’t do that as it’s not worth the risk to me but if I were say above 100k then I’d definitely be considering it.
Good luck with gameweek 13!
Mikael L Danielsen
GW12 points: 62 (average 48) Total points 766, Gameweek rank 564k, Overall Rank: 43k, green arrow 13k, Team Value: £104.2m
GW13 team. Mendy out. Laporte in.
Robert finished with an OR of 20k last season and 23k in 16/17
GW12 points: 59 -4 (average 48) Total points 763, Gameweek rank 966k, Overall Rank: 49k, red arrow 3k, Team Value: £103.4m
GW12 is a distant memory now which is good as it didn’t go to plan so I’m not going to dwell on it. Transferring Gray in for Maddison last week was pointless as I have already transferred Gray out for Richarlison this week! Even though Everton have mixed fixtures I feel that the Cardiff game will damage my rank if Richarlison scores big again. I was 0.3 off this transfer so downgraded Femenia to the cheapest defender to bench every week which was 3.8 Peltier!
FPL Word finished 35K OR in 17/18. 9k in 16/17, 1k OR in 15/16, 5k OR in 14/15
GW12 points: 56 (average 48) Total points 760, Gameweek rank 1,320k, Overall Rank: 54k, no arrow , Team Value: £101.8m
First hit of the season for me. Injured Mendy, Bilva and bench fodder Kamara out for Keane, Martial and Jimenez. Kun (c), but I was really tempted by Siggy
Costas finished with an OR of 29k last season and 27k in 16/17
GW12 points: 45 (average 48) Total points 729, Gameweek rank 3,744k, Overall Rank: 160k, red arrow 44k, Team Value: £101.6m
Costas played his wildcard this week so see his team and thought process in his article
So i played my wildcard this week- spreading the funds on all lines with 15 playing players for now.
I went to each choice in the article written a week ago. All of the comments included the opinion that I should have included a Man City defender which is true so I went for Laporte!
The thing I changed is that I transferred out Alexander Arnold for Lindelof. I believe that in the coming run of short term good fixtures the United defence will start delivering in contrast with the Liverpool defence that will be subjected to serious stress in the next gameweeks.
I will be probably downgrading Hart to Button (£4.0m) and Paterson in the next weeks to get the funds to make the switch between Aguero and Kane in GW15
Captain wise Aguero and Salah have not delivered much on their travels this year so I am taking the “risk” with Richarlison at home to Cardiff
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