fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW4– the FFGeek imaginary wildcard


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Here’s our fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW4 article where I pretend I’m using my wildcard. This is to give you transfer suggestions for the GW4 with more longevity than just 1 gameweek alone.  There’s also a guest imaginary wildcard team from Scott Taylor

fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW4– the FFGeek imaginary wildcard

The idea of this article is to bring together the other articles of the gameweek.

The article is brief as there’s loads of information on individual players in the rankings articles plus others

Defender/GK player rankings

Midfield player rankings

Forward player rankings

Bandwagons and sinking ships

You can also see who the 10 top FPL managers have in the FFGeek contributors article 1 and article 2. You can also see which players have the best fixtures in our fixture ease article

There’s also who I’m thinking of in my article early FFGeek team thoughts 

The team

Here’s the team.  It costs £100.3m




fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW4

Structure

Firstly I’ve continued with the 2 designated captain structure of Salah and Sterling.   The formation is a 4-3-2 plus a rotation between Cantwell, Dendoncker and Lundstram for the 11th spot.  Not ideal to have a rotating player who’s also got a main player in your team but apart from that it couldn’t be better.  You could go for a £4.5m GK and then upgrade one of the cheap players to be the dominant person in the rotation or go for the security of Laporte over Zinchenko.

GK and Defence 

Sorry but I am still a believer that the Spurs defence will come right and that the shot stopping ability of Lloris will bring in save points. The Vertonghen fall out and NdomPope, Gunn and Heaton are the £4.5m alternatives.

I’m sticking with the double Liverpool defence but taking advantage of Matip who started the last 2 being the price saver.  Zinchenko is my City defender due to price although he will come under pressure from Mandy when he’s fit.  As a former midfielder though he does work well tucking in to midfield to protect what becomes a front 5 when they all attack so that could be an advantage over Mendy.

I’ve stuck with Digne mainly because he’s done nothing to suggest he should be dropped. Mina has played well although the CMs are a disaster zone defensively and offensively and new CDM Gbamin is out for a while so he is a monitor for sure.

Lundstram is the value play as a rotater.

Midfield

The 2 designated captains are Salah and Sterling.

I’ve brought De Bruyne in for a good fixture run and he’s also pretty secure as far as anyone can be in Peps system.

Forwards

Haller for me is a potential star so he comes in for the good fixture run and the fact that he looks like he will be a 90 minute player.  Pukki should need no introduction.

The bench and 3 way rotation

Greenwood is the pure bench player although with Martial out he could start at the weekend.

The 3 way rotation is Lundstram, Cantwell and Dendoncker.  I’m hopeful Dendocker will get his place back and that it was rest rather than losing his place last week.  Not ideal to have Cantwell as a rotater with Pukki in the team as a double up even in rotation seems a bit much but he’s the best at that price.

Scott Taylors imaginary wildcard

Scott finished with an overall rank of 1k last season and 12k in 17/18

By the way neither of us saw each others team to avoid any subconscious suggestion.




fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW4

Zinchenko can become Mendy when he hopefully gets back into the City team. There’s only 0.3m in the bank though so unless Mendy goes down to 5.8m, TAA will need to make way for VVD in order to fund getting Mendy in. Other than that, the 3 playing defenders (Digne, TAA and Zinchenko) are reasonably template.
I like the attacking players as there’s 7 in form ones and apart from perhaps the Norwich players, all have good fixtures.
There’s real flexibility with formation but I’d expect to play 3-4-3 most weeks. Depending on form and fixtures, Cantwell could make way for one of Lundstram or Soyuncu.

A fixture ease schedule for attacking players

Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the defences they face over the next 6 gameweeks.

A fixture ease schedule for defensive players

Here’s a fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW4 graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the attacking teams they face over the next 6 gameweeks.  This has been tweaked from earlier in the week.
fantasy premier league best fixtures GW4

Other posts

The FFGeek captain poll

GW3 review from an underlying stats perspective

The transfer in and out polls

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3 thoughts on “fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW4– the FFGeek imaginary wildcard”

  1. Thinking of wildcarding due to being hit with the Shaw and Martial bullets + Ryan in goal at city (who I think could go negative). My wildcarded team would be as follows:
    Adrian (Button)
    Digne Zinchenko Soyuncu (Lundstram, Pieters)
    Salah, Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Pukki Haller (Barnes)
    Feel this is a very good team, and extremely versatile (14/15 starters), but I am not sure if I like wildcarding before the international break. Other option is to keep both Martial and Shaw (which means starting Rico and Greenwood) and trading Ryan to another $4.5m
    Pls help

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