Here’s a slightly different version of our early fantasy premier league teams DGW34 FFGeek team article. I’m already elbows deep in my wildcard so it’s a team score update, 1 small change to the wildcard team and a few further random thoughts on the team at the moment.
fantasy premier league teams DGW34 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team
GW33 points: 73 (average 36) Total points 1,925, Gameweek rank 205k, Overall Rank: 117k, green arrow 47k, Team Value: £101.3m
I was hopeful for a decent gameweek going into it and thankfully it panned out that way.
5 returning players (if you count Barnes) including two double figure point hauls. A gameweek rank of 205k, my 4th best of the season and getting the right captain pick were all part of it. Going for Yedlin over Wan Bissaka was a disappointment but it should never have been a Palace clean sheet given how the game went so c’est la vie.
A 47k green arrow for an overall rank of 117k. Still far off where I would like to be but at least getting some rank back after the disastrous run of GW27-31.
The current wildcard team
Here it is. I’ve only made 1 change since my early wildcard article. I bit the bullet on all the value tied up in Wan Bissaka and transferred him out for Duffy to go double Brighton defence. I’m not a fan of the Brighton defence which seems a strange thing to say after doubling up on it but given the opposition in DGW34 of Bournemouth and Cardiff at home it seems worth the gamble
So here is what it currently looks like:
As a general point I’m wildcarding now with the intention of bench boosting in GW35. Everyone apart from Alexander Arnold has 2 games in DGW35. I still have my triple captain which will probably be used for Liverpool v Huddersfield in GW36. That will involve carrying over a free for GW35 or a -4 for GW36 to get in Salah. It could also be Mane.
So for me at the moment the only players I feel safe in my wildcard team are Kane, Jimenez, Jota, Vertonghen, Alexander Arnold, Foster, Ryan and Duffy. Given that’s only 8 of 15 players it’s not exactly a stable situation.
One of the things concerning me is who will be the captain favourite in GW35? I would like them covered. I have a feeling it will be Aguero or Kane. I’m not sure who else it could be to be honest? I can easily swap Aguero for Sterling and ditch Lacazette although I’m already struggling in midfield as it is. That could be counter balanced through more investment in defence but to avoid a low point ceiling wildcard I need to get some attacking defenders in there. I will be putting a DGW34 captain poll out and I’ll do a first by adding in a speculative DGW35 one which will be interesting to see the results.
It could be a very interesting 2 gameweeks as I don’t see a template particularly so the points spread could be massive.
Who’s on the FFG wildcard not sure list?
It’s alot bigger than I’d like. If your wildcard team is settled and your just going to check on the manager press conferences for injury news on Friday then I envy you!
Lacazette – I just don’t trust the manager at all. The fact that a player with the quality of Aubameyang has started 4 of the last 6 on the bench just says it all.
Martial – He’s so hot and cold and 1 game is against City. If he doesn’t start v Barca then he’s toast anyway
Alli – Just his deeper position in the last 2 games I do not like, much as I think he is a great player. As a support striker yes. As a CM no. Tonights game v Man City maybe the deciding point. He will be replaced by Eriksen if he goes as I’m definitely having 2 Spurs attacking players with Hudderfield in GW34.
Sterling – It’s him or Aguero and that may depend on my DGW35 captain thinking. I think Sterling is brilliant it’s just 2 players at that price given Pep’s rotation is a step too far.
Boly – There will be a Wolves defender it’s just whether I take the risk of Doherty’s DGW35 gametime for the additional attacking potential.
The remaining 2 are Valery and Ward Prowse who are just fillers and could be replaced depending on budget.
Btw I keep wanting to put Deulofeu in but I can’t get over him being benched for the FA Cup semi. True he was fantastic and Gray did blow his chances to some extent but still it’s a big decision. I wish I could fit Deeney in which may happen if I ditch Lacazette and stay Sterling instead of Aguero. Huddersfield in DGW35 is an attraction.
Good luck with your wildcard tinkering. If you’ve already wildcarded then enjoy everyone elses preoccupation with theirs. If you see someone at work with a glazed look in their eye staring into space that maybe the reason. Or it could be they have real world concerns obviously.
There’s also Andrew Ferguson’s wildcard draft team. He finished with an OR of 715 last season
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