Here’s our fantasy premier league tips article where the 3rd group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW3. In this part there’s Alex Ball, Scott Hargadon, Mikael Danielsen and FPL Word
fantasy premier league tips – FFGeek contributors show their GW3 teams part 3
Here’s part 3 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 Part 1 of the contributor articles here
You can also see Part 2 of the contributors articles here
Alex finished in 17k last season 10k in 16/17 28k in 15/16 and 3k in 14/15
GW2 points: 81 (average 60) Total points 168, Gameweek rank 644k, Overall Rank: 124k, red arrow 16k, Team Value: £101.1m
Mahrez, Peltier and King out to Alonso, Mkhitaryan and Ings
Scott finished with an OR of 70k and 21k OR in 16/17.
GW2 points: 99 (average 60) Total points 198, Gameweek rank 61k, Overall Rank: 4k, green arrow 12k, Team Value: £101.2m
Another good week to start the season. My initial investment in three Liverpool and City assets each has paid off so far.
I made two transfers this week. First, although I love Josh King as a player, his lack of involvement in the first two weeks was obvious and Danny Ings presenting himself as a viable 5.5M third forward was too good to pass up. He allows me to have greater investment in my defense which I am stressing this year. I took .5 of what I gained from the King to Ings trade and brought Luiz in for Luke Shaw. Not only does Shaw have an injury which may keep him out, Valencia has trained all week and I can see Valencia at RB and Ashley Young reverting to LB. Luiz seems nailed though, and he provides partial cover for all the inward transfers this week of Alonso as well as Chelsea’s excellent run of fixtures. I have had little success with Alonso—always chasing points and not getting many.
I also prefer, based on my initial position budgets, not to pay more than around 6.0 for any defender. So I am taking a pass on Alonso for now and monitoring him, Van Aanholt (5.5, great fixtures) and Trippier(6.0, rotation risk). I still have 1.0 in the bank and am also monitoring goalkeepers to upgrade my team there in the next two weeks. It’s way early and information is still scarce but I am liking Hart as a potential 4.5M option in Burnley’s defence if they crash out of the Europa League. Unlike other years, I am trying to be patient which is hard to do in this game..
FPL Word finished 35K OR in 17/18. 9k in 16/17, 1k OR in 15/16, 5k OR in 14/15
GW2 points: 93 (average 60) Total points 187, Gameweek rank 161k, Overall Rank: 20k, green arrow 19k, Team Value: £101.1m
I got 93 points in GW2, another massive score. That puts me just outside top 20k overall, the best start ever.
Foster blanked, but that was OK, and so did Davies, which was less OK, but I’ll still give the Spurs man a chance versus the shambles of a team United have become. I think there’s a chance for a Spurs clean sheet and maybe even some attacking contribution from Davies. His underlying stats have been great in the first two games and it’s a bit unlucky he only got two blanks
Rest of the defence is Mendy and VVD. Both City and Liverpool are amazing in defence, and Mendy obviously is a huge force in the City attack as well. I kind of wish I went for Robertson rather than VVD at the start of the season, but we’re slowly getting to a point where Robbo will become a rotation risk, whereas VVD won’t, so maybe after a few more gameweeks I’ll be a happy VVD owner
My midfield of Salah, Mane, Richarlison, Bernardo Silva and Fraser has been sensational so far and I really don’t want to transfer anyone out. Yes, there are questions about Bilva after he started as a wingback vs. Huddersfield and you probably could find a slightly better option than Fraser, but overall I can’t complain. I will need to think for a while whether I want to keep both Salah and Mane in GW5 and later, but on the other hand, why not? Liverpool always did pretty well against good Premier League sides, so there’s a chance the prolific due is going to be fixture proof this year too. Richarlison has amazing fixtures and even though he was a bit lucky to score as much as he did, there’s a chance he’ll keep on scoring as Everton continue to get more and more used to Marco Silva style.
Things look worse in attack, where I have Kun and the disappointing Josh King (plus benchwarmer Kamara, who’s actually become a first-eleven option at Fulham, great!). So first on Kun. I was in the camp that pooh-poohed that article in the Guardian. I took it as a really poor piece of journalism. The headline wasn’t backed up by any reporting, no quotes, no information from sources, nothing. So I felt I can take the risk and boy did it work out well. So that was great. But King’s performances haven’t been so great. That said, I was willing to give him another chance vs. Everton, but I think I’ll just get Ings in.
The Southampton man looks very lively and dangerous. And that team will have to score goals to get any points, because they will certainly lose a lot of goals too. So there, Ings will be the guy in. Other options to sell were also Davies, whom I’ve already mentioned, and Shaw. The United defender could lose his place in the team, but I don’t have to transfer him out just yet. And to be fair, I don’t really have any interesting options to replace him with. I liked the look of Alonso, but I’d rather see him in another game before I’m 100% sure he’s the old Alonso from last season.
I’ll move into GW4 with two transfers and some money in the bank saved on Ings (0.8m). I want to see how good Arsenal will be (not 100% sold on Mkhitaryan who was so popular this week) and how solid Chelsea are (still a work in progress to me). Good luck everyone!
Mikael L Danielsen
Mikael finished 100k OR last season and 5k in 16/17
GW2 points: 76 (average 60) Total points 172, Gameweek rank 957k, Overall Rank: 91k, red arrow 63k, Team Value: £101.2m
Eriksen and Peltier out.
Mkhitayan and Alonso in.
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