Here’s our Sun Dream Team tips article where 4 FFGeek contributors show their teams for gameweek 2. There’s previous joint winner in 16/17 Michael Byrom. He also finished top 1k in 17/18 and top 300 in 18/19. There’s also Lee who finished an incredible 79th last season, Redrum who finished the last 3 seasons in 5k, 750th and 250th and lastly TFF expert Bryan (37th and 7th last 2 seasons) is having his first season at it.
Sun Dream Team tips – 4 FFGeek contributors show their teams for gameweek 2
Michael was joint winner of Sun Dream Team in 2016/17. He also finished top 300 in 18/19 and top 1k in 2017/18
GW1 97 points
You can see Michaels original draft and an interview where he talks about his Sun Dream Team strategy
97pts for GW1 So pretty happy with my return. Not making any transfers at moment, was contemplating doing Pope > Adrian but resisting that move for now.
Lee finished an incredible 79th overall in Sun Dream Team in his first attempt last season
Overall rank: 159k Game week points: 83
A fairly steady start to the season; clean sheets for Patricio, Zinchenko and Digne followed by the assist from Trent Alexander-Arnold giving a strong start for the back 4 and goal keeper. I thought Robertson was very unlucky not to get any points, on another day he may have easily scored and picked up a couple of assists. The Man City boys in midfield racked up 32 points between them with Sterling getting a hat trick and De Bruyne adding an assist.
My first mistake was taking out James for Barkley before the deadline. After seeing the team sheets I was delighted with Barkley starting and James on the bench but then Barkley was hauled off before the hour mark, followed by James coming on to score – it was a bad way to end the game week! Jota was a disappointment this week but had the goals from Salah and Kane to get me to a respectable position. Overall, I am fairly happy with my team (apart from Barkley) but I’ll stay patient and save any transfers if possible.
Redrum has finished the last 3 seasons in Sun Dream team in 5k, 750th, 250th
Overall rank: 274k, points 75
I have several teams in the sun dream team game but I have decided to concentrate the team below here on the Fantasy Football Geek.
In goal, I have selected Alisson who I believe is the best goalkeeper in the league. Unfortunately he is now injured and Liverpool conceded so 0 points for him and needs to be replaced sooner than I anticipated. Ederson is the likely replacement but may look around for cheaper options.
In defence, I have opted for Joe Gomez as he was the cheapest starting Liverpool defender but 0pts for him as well this week. His team mate Alexander Arnold is selected as he is on set pieces. He provided an assist and nearly scored from a free kick so a good vibe from him. 5 points onboard from him. Finally, I have a Man City defender in Zinchenko as he is a good dependable left back and at 3.5 one of the cheapest routes in the city defence. 8 points from him so a good start there.
In midfield, Sterling needs no introduction. Hat trick from him brings in 27 points including the star man award. Along side him is his team mate is Bernardo Silva who I think is one of the most consistent players in the game. His surprise benching brings in 0 points. Next, I have Pulisic who impressed in pre season. My research shows he has got good dribbling ability, pace and is a good finisher. I was surprised he didn’t start the game at the weekend but hopefully he can produce the points in the upcoming games. Finally to round up the midfield, I picked a wildcard player in Harry Wilson. I remember the amazing free kick he scored in the league cup against Man Utd in the league cup. So he has set pieces in the locker and has a very good scoring record last season with Derby County. With Brooks injured, I thought Wilson will play on the right hand side of a very good attack. However, the manager went defensive over the weekend changing system to 3 at the back. Harry Wilson didn’t play so apart from Sterling not a good week from my midfield.
In attack, I gone for the popular combo of Salah and Kane. Salah got a goal and an assist so 10 points from him. Kane did better with two goals and a star man award so 18 points there. To complete the attack, I went with Martial. With him being given the number 9 shirt, I think Martial can score a good amount of goals as he is a good finisher. He scored a poacher’s goal at the weekend and looked set to be star man. However, it wasn’t meant to be with Rashford nicking some time after the final whistle. It could have been a better end to the week.
So the team ended game week one with 75 points with an overall position rank of 274,189. A decent start to the season. I expect many highs and lows to come and will share them with you all here on Fantasy Football Geek.
This is Bryan’s first season at Sun Dream team but he has a fantastic history in TFF finishing 37th last season and 7th in 17/18
Overall Rank 143k Points 84
So the first set of fixtures have been played and I would have to be happy with this team. The big hitters up front all did well, and with a few clean sheets this added up to a weekly score of 84. The team is ranked 143954 overall which sounds awful but is probably OK at this early stage.
I have no plans to make transfers this week. I can’t see how I can improve the team at this time. Possibly having two Chelsea midfielders is one too many, and had Martial been listed as a midfielder in this game, he would have come in. So I’ll roll the team over for another week, who knows when injury or suspension might strike
Just a note that the contributors are free to change their teams after this post without notice.
Sun Dream Team League code
Classic League PIN: SGDKX9Y3