FPL team tips GW5 – FFGeek contributor’s teams part 3 (UPDATED)


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Here’s our FPL team tips GW5 article where the 3rd group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW5. In this part there’s Scott Taylor, Rob Reid, Mikael Danielsen, Alex Skinner, Rob Cosgrove and Ben Wooton. There’s also the latest contributors league shown. UPDATED for final Scott and Ben transfers and teams.

FPL team tips GW5 – FFGeek contributor’s teams part 3

See Scott and Ben updates in italics.  both have new team screenshots

This is 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. In the future it also wont cover early transfers. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more.

See the part 1 contributors and part 2 contributors article

Scott Taylor

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

GW4 points: 49 (average 57) Total points 218 Gameweek rank 4,718k, Overall Rank: 1,885k, red arrow 687k, Team Value: £100.7m

I haven’t done my transfers yet but they are likely to be Kepa and Perez out and Pope and D Silva in for my first points hit of the season. Burnley and Man City both have decent fixtures coming up and I’m prepared to take the rotation risk with the City players – the potential upside is just too good to ignore. Whilst their defence is also clearly worthy of consideration, the combination of the effect Laporte being out will have and the fun of hopefully watching City score a hatful of goals made me decide to go all in on attack (I’m hoping 3 City midfielders isn’t overkill!).

My bench is looking pretty sparse especially if Walker-Peters isn’t deemed fit enough to play but hopefully I’ll scrape 11 starters. My captain will be between Sterling and Salah. I’m tempted by Salah given my 3 City midfielders would hopefully cover me if City score big and I haven’t captained one of them but I’m still to decide for sure.

Still a few issues with my squad – Rico and Walker-Peters particularly. I’m also keeping an eye on Greenwood’s minutes and Wilson’s performance. Possible transfer targets are Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Cantwell, Guendouzi and Haller.

I hope GW5 is kind to everyone.

Transfer summary: confirmed D Silva and Pope in for Perez and Kepa for a -4.  

Updated team below




Rob Reid

Rob’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 148k, 94k, 22k, 4k and 7k

GW4 points: 56 -4 (average 57) Total points 266 Gameweek rank 3,376k, Overall Rank: 52k, red arrow 40k, Team Value: £100.9m

GW4 review

My first red arrow of the season was one that I certainly saw coming. My team looked like it was going to struggle pre-transfers and was going leave me with some further dilemmas this week, so in the end I took a 4 point hit to try and patch things up. Things worked out to small extent as it gave me a net 1 week gain of 2 points and it also leaves me happier with my GW5 line-up. We’ll see how things pan out this week though to determine the true value and worth of the points hit.

Looking at GW in more detail I did actually have 6 returns, but what cost me was a captain blank and only one of these returns being in double figures. Another issue was other premium players such as Kane, Aubameyang and Mane getting returns. I think I said in GW3 that I was fortuitous in that my core players returned despite my differential picks letting me down. Well this week, my core players were quieter – most notably captain Sterling, hence the red arrow.

There were some positives though. Kevin De Bruyne was certainly one with his 13 point haul and 8 points from one of my transfers in (Sebastian Haller) was also a pleasing call. All in all although I dropped 40k, rankings are still quite volatile at the moment and I’m happy to be where I am Overall Rank wise. Let’s see what GW5 brings.

GW5 Team

I’m seeing lots of colourful and vibrant Wildcards doing the rounds in Social Media and on the forums this week. So guess what I’m going to do? Absolutely nothing! This looks a good week to carry my transfer and set up for GW6 and there a few things I’m watching this week. First up is Zinchenko’s gametime. Mendy looks fit so you’d think the Ukrainian’s number might be up. The UCL is on the horizon however so this gives me a chance to look at gametime over both matches in a bid to try and second guess Pep’s Rotation Roulette. Good luck with that! What I do know is that if Mendy is playing regularly, I’ll be finding a way to get him into my team. He’s a defender at a top premium club with enormous attacking potential. For me, on form he’s as valuable as TAA or Robbo at Liverpool for example.

I’m also watching budget strikers. I need a replacement for Locadia at some stage and with me having no plans to Wildcard for another 3 or 4 weeks at least yet, at some stage it might be nice to lose my non-playing 3rd forward. Finally I’m on keeper watch as well as I’m probably going to have to move Ryan on before GW7 where the Seagull’s fixtures start to take a nosedive. A like for like replacement like Pope looks the most likely, but I’m not ruling out a premium keeper either if I have the funds.

As for my team this week, the only selection headache I have is which 2 to play out of Lundstram, Pukki and Guilbert. Pukki has the worst fixture but is a forward in good form so he’s in and I’ve gone for Lundstram for the other slot to raise the points ceiling of my team with Guilbert facing Hammers striker Haller. Where I am really torn this week is captain. City have a great fixture against the uber-leaky Canaries defence, but I really fancy a rested Salah at home to Newcastle. I’ve got the armband on him at the moment but I’ll make a final call on this before work on Saturday morning. I’ll tweet if I change my mind.

Good luck for GW5 folks – hope you enjoy the games!

Transfer summary:  Carrying over a free transfer

You can follow Rob on twitter here

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Mikael L Danielsen

Mikael’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 12k, 100k and 5k

GW4 points: 53 -4 (average 57) Total points 236 Gameweek rank 3,984k, Overall Rank: 773k, red arrow 429k, Team Value: £100.9m

1 transfer. Cathcart to Lundstram

Sterling (C) atm




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Alex Skinner

Alex’s last 3 seasons were 1k, 302k and an incredible 824th overall

GW4 points: 58 -8 (average 57) Total points 235 Gameweek rank 3,015k, Overall Rank: 828k, red arrow 415k, Team Value: £100.8m

Captains between Sterling or Salah, currently on Sterling

Kyle Walker-Peters hopefully back from injury and good clean sheet potential if not first sub is on Dunk as replacement

Carrying over the free transfer

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Rob Cosgrove

Rob’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 45k, 40k and 23k

GW4 points: 59 on WC (average 57) Total points 231 Gameweek rank 2,658k, Overall Rank: 1,018k, green arrow 13k, Team Value: £100.5m

Carrying over the free transfer

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Ben Wooton

Ben’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 61k, 26k and 31k.

GW4 points: 56 (average 57) Total points 257 Gameweek rank 3,330k, Overall Rank: 134k, red arrow 61k, Team Value: £100.7m

No transfers yet didn’t want to use over IB.

Martial still a doubt but hasn’t dropped so could move on for profit or I will just rely on 2 ok subs. Might swap Pukki out for King pre kick offs.

Update:  Captain is Salah and changed plan this am.
Ended up with hit for KDB and Cantwell in for Tielemans and martial. Cue KDB rested ! 

 Ben’s updated team included

FFGeek contributors League

The FFGeek contributors tracker team has started well in 6th place with 252 points and an OR of 222k.  You can access this along with a breakdown of all the contributors teams on the Patreon site.  You can also access Joe’s transfer planner team which is also making good progress as more data is coming through.  There’s a load more features as well on the site.

FPL team tips GW5

Other posts

Gameweek 4 review

The early FFGeek team thoughts

Analysing 10 top FPL managers teams

the fixture ease schdeule

The bandwagons and sinking ships

Defender and Goalkeeper player rankings

Midfield player rankings

Prakhar Patel activates his wildcard

Forward player rankings

The FFGeek captain and transfer poll

The FFGeek imaginary wildcard

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5 thoughts on “FPL team tips GW5 – FFGeek contributor’s teams part 3 (UPDATED)”

    • Think it depends on the rest of your team as greenwood if essentially non playing, but just on those options I’d go a – 3 decent players vs 2 imo. Good luck

  1. Hi Geek,

    Thoughts on transfers this week? I’m thinking Rico to Pieters, looks like he may rise in value tonight), so interested if he’s on your radar or not? Thanks

    • I’ve got Pope and a double Burnley defence is too big a step. I also think Soyuncu is the best £4.5m just 2 bad fixtures next. Cheers and good luck

  2. Rob I’ve got a similar decision to you – who to bench out of pukki lundstram and mcginn – currently on pukki but feel any of them could bite me! Good luck all.

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