Here’s our FPL team tips GW18 article where the 1st group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW18. In this part there’s Prakhar Patel, Yaniv Salomon, Robert Cosgrove, Mikael Danielsen, Costas Chari and Sergio Torija.
FPL team tips GW18 – FFGeek contributors show their GW18 teams part 1
Here’s part 1 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.
At the end of each commentary I’ve included a transfer summary.
Prakhar finished in 17th overall in fantasy premier league last season. An amazing achievement
GW17 points: 58 (average 43) Total points 1091, Gameweek rank 686k, Overall Rank: 5k, green arrow 1k, Team Value: £103.3m
After a pretty decent game week, this is how the team looks currently.I have one free transfer and 0.9m in the bank which I am planning to carry on this week. Going without any Man City coverage for their tasty fixture against Crystal Palace is going to be a scary.
The team picks itself and captaincy is a strange one this week as I don’t have a standout candidate but it will be most probably Eden Hazard at home to Leicester.I will update the team on Twitter if I make transfers or a change in captaincy before the deadline.
Good luck everyone and may your arrows be green.
Transfer summary:Carrying the free transfer into GW19
Yaniv finished with an 8k OR last season
GW17 points: 57 -4 (average 43) Total points 1074, Gameweek rank 804k, Overall Rank: 11k, no rank movement, Team Value: £104.9m
So, I got 57 (-4 for Kola who got injured somehow) points this week, 14 points above the weekly average and a GW rank 800k. Plus I moved on to the second round of the cup 😊. A great first transfer with Snodgrass for Barkley. Snodgrass looked just fantastic, was very involved in almost every attack and got a goal and maximum bonus points, I hope there is more to come there.
My team had 6 returners and inside the 1 million gameweek mark but still a red arrow, small (only 235 places) but red, waiting again for getting back to top 10k.
I am waiting for some good news about Kola to have strong 11 starters, I don’t see a good reason to use my transfer and I will try save 2 FTs for the next GWk. McTominay must go, maybe for Paterson, as I have 1.3 ITB now with a great TV of 104.9m. Doherty and Keane will be first and second subs with tough home games (Doherty can return in attack but I just can’t see a CS).
About the armband
After an easy decision for Kane last week (a very late assist last week). A tricky one this week. I guess the best option for me will be Raheem who definitely will start this GW after only playing 25 minutes in a midweek game. Kane will come in as vice captain, but I have a feeling it’s Raheem’s week. Salah plays the best team outside the top 6!
Good luck all and have a lot of green arrows!
Transfer summary: Aiming to carry over a free transfer
Robert finished with an OR of 20k last season and 23k in 16/17
GW17 points: 42 (average 43) Total points 1046, Gameweek rank 3,142k, Overall Rank: 34k, red arrow 10k, Team Value: £103.6m
The plan this week was to roll the transfer but I need to get rid of Kenedy or Murphy so have transferred out Kenedy for Snodgrass
Captain is Kane
Transfer summary: Kenedy out Snodgrass in
Mikael finished 100k OR last season and 5k in 16/17
GW17 points: 50 (average 43) Total points 1029, Gameweek rank 1,699k, Overall Rank: 61k, red arrow 3k, Team Value: £105.1m
Took a -4 point hit:
Murphy and Laporte out
Snodgrass and Digne in
Costas finished with an OR of 29k last season and 27k in 16/17
GW17 points: 66 (average 43) Total points 1007, Gameweek rank 172k, Overall Rank: 117k, green arrow 66k, Team Value: £102.1m
So it mas a superb week for my team even though my captain choice failed me once again!
This year whenever I gone with my gut feeling it has really paid off so I will continue with it. This time it screams Dele Alli! I also wanted to take out Paterson and Jimenez as their fixtures are getting bad.
So 2 free transfers and a -4 hit this week
The third exit was Martial (I actually made the transfer before Joses departure which wasn’t good- I would have kept him otherwise).
I brought in Alli, Schurrle (fixtures are really turning for Fulham so I thought I’d give it a go) and Kamara (had to find the funds from somewhere but he does have decent gametime under Ranieri for a £4.3m player)
I really wanted the spurs double up for the festive season. Man City I am currently without until I have an indication of a definite starter.
Captain wise this week I am with Hazard as the false nine role suits him and I have rotation fears for Auba as he started the midweek cup game.
Good luck everyone!
Transfer summary; Paterson, Jimenez and Martial out for Alli, Schurrle and Kamara.
Sergio finished with an OR of 17k last season and 21k in 16/17
GW17 points: 52 (average 43) Total points 927, Gameweek rank 1,398k, Overall Rank: 742k, green arrow 97k, Team Value: £102.2m
52 points in GW17 with 7 players returning, GW rank above the million and a green arrow is a decent week I suppose, although nothing special without any player in the double figures. Also my transfer of Bernardo Silva didn’t provide any direct points.
Planning to save this week, unless any last minute injury appears for one of the starting 11 players. Captaincy on Sterling, vice on Laca at the moment, but this might change, hopefully I don’t mess up…
Good luck for GW18 Geekers !
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