Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW12 player picks


Here’s Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW12 player picks to help you decide on your transfer. Rob has finished 3 of the last 4 seasons in the top 0.5% of FPL managers

Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW12 player picks

Hi everyone and welcome to Gameweek 12 Player Picks.

You may recall that last season I ran a weekly article where I selected an Ace, Banker and Joker pick each week. This season I’ve slightly changed the format but I’ll be making my picks along similar lines. The Ace will be a form player who I would heavily favour for captain this week. The Banker is a fixture pick and has an eye to the next few gameweeks. The Joker will be a differential pick where the only condition is that they must have less than 10% ownership.

I’ll be keeping an eye on how each player performs each week. After the success of GW1 & 2s Bankers, I’ve decided to go back on my original plan and I’ll now be following the Banker pick for 4 weeks again, like I did last season. I’ll also be running a weekly average on how well the selections perform each week. Finally, there will be Guest Picks again from time to time and I’ll be running some Twitter Polls throughout the season where Fantasy Football Geek readers and Twitter followers will be able to vote on who we’re going to pick in each category – keep an eye out for these as the season goes on and feel free to vote!

Here goes – wish me luck!

Previous Picks


GW8 Marko Arnautovic

GW8: 1 point
GW9: 1 point
GW10: 0 points
GW11: 12 points (1 goal, 1 assist, 3 bonus)

Average – 4.66 points

GW9 Andrew Robertson

GW9: 8 points
GW10: 0 points
GW11: 2 points (1 goal conceded)

Average – 3.33 points

GW10 Mathew Ryan – GW10: 10 points

GW11: 1 point (3 goals conceded)

Average – 5.50 points

GW11 Aymeric Laporte

GW11: 2 points

Overall Banker average: 5.02 points per GW


GW11 Sergio Aguero

13 points (1 goal, 2 assists, 2 bonus, yellow card)

Overall Ace average – 6.95 points per GW


GW11 Ross Barkley

2 points

Overall Joker average – 4.62 points per GW

Gameweek 12 Picks

Banker – Mo Salah (13.0m LIV) – FUL

#The lure of a home fixture against Fulham will be too much for most managers this week I reckon, with Salah likely to be the leader of the captain polls. It’s also the start of a nice run of fixtures until Man United visit Anfield in GW17. It may ‘only’ be 5 goals and 4 assists for Salah so far this season, but you’ve got to fancy him to fill his boots this week against the ailing Cottagers backline. The only worry might be gametime after a tough 90 minutes in Belgrade on Tuesday night.

Ace – Calum Wilson (6.8m BOU) – new

A strange Ace choice this week perhaps? Form would suggest otherwise. Wilson is the second highest scoring striker in the game and with 6 goals, 7 assists and 8 bonus points is collecting points in all areas. Opponents Newcastle haven’t been the worst at the back this season and often don’t ship many at home. But I think this game is made for The Cherries fast counter-attacks, with Wilson at the fore. It’ll be interesting to see how Bournemouth fare over the next few weeks though, as their fixtures get significantly tougher from GW13.

Joker (as picked by the Fantasy Football Geek Twitter Community) – Jamie Vardy (9.0m LEI) – BUR

The closest poll yet this season, saw Vardy just edge out Felipe Anderson 31% vs 30%! Many thanks to the 325 of you who voted. It’s not been the best start to the season for the retired England striker, but he’s got a great fixture this week against a Burnley side who are conceding big chances left, right and centre. He was unlucky not to add to his 3 goals last weekend after his goal-bound effort was cruelly handled onto the bar by Sol Bamba and the handball subsequently being missed by the match officials. I strongly suspect he’ll make amends this week.

That’s all from me this week folks and good luck!

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Other articles for player suggestions

See Yaniv’s (8K OR last season) and my imaginary wildcard teams also the popular and not so popular forwards in the bandwagons and sinking ships article plus also who the 10 top managers I follow have in their team. Also who I have or maybe interested in getting in the early thoughts on the FFgeek team article

Also see who Andrew Ferguson has in his team.  He finished 715 OR last season. Paul Williams who finished 412 last season has some differential suggestions in his article

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1 thought on “Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW12 player picks”

  1. Great post! Re the Sol Bamba handball, Vardy was offside though. I was at the game and couldn’t believe how it was missed even on Match of the Day. Goals on Sunday mentioned it though as Warnock phoned them about it :)

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