Telegraph fantasy football – A FFGeek team, loads of stats and an updated team from Ben Humphrey


Here’s our Telegraph fantasy football article where I outline an FFGeek team, give you loads of stats and Ben Humphrey also updates his team

Telegraph fantasy football – A FFGeek team, loads of stats and an updated team from Ben Humphrey

By the way here’s FFGeek Telegraph league details:

Telegraph fantasy football:  passcode 8693 The Telegraph are giving £100 to the winner

Firstly see our previous  4 FFGeek contributors show their teams article.  All of them finished in the top 1000 and 2 within the top 500.




The FFGeek team

Here’s the team:

telegraph fantasy football

Nothing much to say really.  7/11 are City and Liverpool players and then I’ve gone bargain hunting for the rest.  That’s apart from Wilson who if he can replicate last season is still good value for money.  Gomez won’t be a risk as we’ll see the lineup before the gameweek starts.

Ben Humphreys updated team

Ben finished with an overall rank of 576 last season

Although I was fairly happy with my previous team, it just didn’t sit quite right with me. So last night I sat down and started to tinker, and ended up tinkering a lot more than I was intending. One change lead to another, and when I was happy, I sat back and realised I still, unbelievably had £4.5m in the bank. This is what happens when you virtually ignore strikers. That extra cash lead to two further changes, and then I was even more happy.




Here it is with some words underneath:

telegraph fantasy football

The Robertson dilemma

Ederson and Zinchenko remained, but Digne was replaced by Robertson, thus leaving me with my dream of double Liverpool and City defence. I had previously, reluctantly, shied away from Robertson’s price, but a bit of logical thinking changed my mind.

Here are some equivalent points comparisons from last season, with the prices for this season.

B. Silva £5.4m 177 pts

Pogba £5.5m 172 pts

Richarlison £4.8m 147 pts

Vardey £6.0m 161 pts

Firmino £6.5m 159 pts

Lacazette £6.3m 173 pts

Wilson £5.5m 166 pts

All of these players had decent seasons, but when you look at some of the defensive options the value becomes very clear.

Robertson £5.1m 219 pts

Walker £5.0m 190 pts

Van Dijk £5.5m 207 pts

Laporte £5.3m 199 pts

Doherty £3.5m 183 pts

There is no reason why these defenders can’t replicate what they did last season, but even if they only get close, they are clearly better value than their attacking counterparts.

A couple of bargains

My final defender is currently Mr Schlupp. TFF have ignored his position, and he has had a stint up front with Benteke. I doubt he will remain quite so attacking, but I shall wait and see what happens there.

I had decided that I wanted to bring in Che Adams, but I hadn’t expected to end up with him as my only striker. To make up for this, I have filled my midfield with, let’s call them, semi-strikers.

A quick word on Che Adams. Firstly, I think he’s a great price at £3.9m. He proved that he can score in the Championship last season, and has continued in pre-season for Southampton. I also have a feeling that Southampton will have a decent season this year under Hasenhuttl, who was starting to make them tick by the end of the season.

Finishing it off

Sterling needs no explanation, and Jota is a bargain at £3.9m. Another player who looks to be a potential bargain is Ross Barkley at £3.7m. It looks as though he may well have taken hold of Chelsea’s number ten roll, and even has a say in penalties. I am quite excited about Pepe, £4.7m, and brought him in immediately. And here’s the big fantasy cherry on the top. I did have Sigurdsson, which I would have been happy with, but it turned out I had enough cash left to change him for Salah, so that was nice. I tell you what; it’s liberating when you ignore strikers.

There are of course players that I would like to have, but the important thing is, when I look at my team, I don’t see any players that I don’t want. No super cheap defenders where my budget had been blown, and no risky gambles on a midfielder that might not even play.

I am a happy manager. I hope you too can find happiness in your teams.

 

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You can also find me on Twitter @ompfantasy

Geek Stats and a value for money team

VFM team

Here’s a team which is made up from the stats below.

The first set of stats is the top 100 players by value for money assuming 20 starts.  What I did was take the starts plus 0.33 of a start for a sub appearance.  The PPG that resulted was divided by the value to get a factor.  The higher the better.

A team was then constructed using the premise of value for money but requiring a minimum of 4.5 PPG.  That worked out well but to plug the end I had to include Sigurdsson who failed the PPG just.

Here’s the team then there’s the stats by value for money and by then by PPG

A couple of gametime risk players in Sane.  His value to PPG ratio was insane so I decided to take the risk.  There’s also some risk to Silva but again his value ratio was pretty good.

The VFM Stats

PlayerValStartsSubPPGPPG/VAL
Schlupp, J3.022125.041.68
Alexander-Arnold, T4.52726.671.48
Sane, L4.923126.321.29
Janmaat, D2.62023.351.29
Coleman, S3.33004.231.28
Doherty, M3.54044.441.27
Dummett, P2.82153.511.25
McNeil, D3.02023.741.25
Deulofeu, G3.82854.711.24
Alonso, M4.03304.941.23
Stones, J3.82364.681.23
Rose, D3.72064.541.23
Schar, F3.12433.781.22
van Aanholt, P3.23803.891.22
Zouma, K2.93043.491.20
Robertson, A5.13606.081.19
Digne, L3.63424.251.18
Evans, J2.92233.411.17
Keane, M3.23403.651.14
Pereira, R3.53503.971.13
Antonio, M3.824114.251.12
Morgan, W2.92213.231.11
Smith, A3.02503.281.09
Ward-Prowse, J3.32353.591.09
Milner, J3.720124.031.09
Davies, B3.62173.851.07
Chilwell, B3.13603.311.07
Alisson4.43804.681.06
Walker, K5.03535.291.06
Brooks, D3.82924.021.06
Iwobi, A4.324134.521.05
Sterling, R6.53446.821.05
Fraser, R4.23634.391.05
Townsend, A3.63843.751.04
Wilson, C5.52915.671.03
Luiz, D4.33804.421.03
Ederson4.54404.611.03
Walcott, T3.524143.581.02
Sakho, M2.92702.961.02
Masuaku, A2.72142.751.02
Gundogan, I4.52894.561.01
Jota, D3.93243.951.01
Lascelles, J3.03313.031.01
Duffy, S3.14003.131.01
Laporte, A5.33725.291.00
Redmond, N3.83733.770.99
van Dijk, V5.53805.450.99
Holebas, J3.03112.970.99
Tomkins, J3.13003.070.99
Otto, J3.03712.950.98
Pereyra, R3.43603.330.98
Noble, M3.53023.430.98
Murray, G4.332104.200.98
Lingard, J3.92183.800.98
Gray, D3.423123.310.97
Kabasele, C2.42022.330.97
Gross, P3.12423.010.97
Guaita, V3.12103.000.97
Monreal, N3.72113.570.96
Moura, L4.52774.330.96
Silva, D5.03264.790.96
Sigurdsson, G4.63824.400.96
Heung-min, S5.92485.640.96
Boly, W3.34103.120.95
Bennett, R2.93812.740.95
Wood, C4.629114.330.94
Rudiger, A3.83503.570.94
Aguero, S7.03146.550.94
Femenia, K2.82572.620.94
Zaha, W4.73604.390.93
Willian4.22773.920.93
Pedro4.622104.280.93
Kolasinac, S3.92423.620.93
Azpilicueta, C4.84014.420.92
Anderson, F4.43624.040.92
Bernard3.32693.030.92
Lloris, H4.13303.760.92
Sanchez, D3.72413.370.91
Ogbonna, A2.62242.370.91
Bong, G2.82042.550.91
Aubameyang, P6.83166.160.91
Rice, D3.13502.800.90
Ozil, M4.62054.140.90
Balbuena, F2.92302.610.90
Silva, B5.43554.850.90
Snodgrass, R3.32692.960.90
Pickford, J3.94003.500.90
Westwood, A3.53143.140.90
Richarlison4.83344.300.90
Lacazette, A6.32895.640.89
Dubravka, M3.33802.950.89
Neves, R3.43823.030.89
Moutinho, J3.83953.380.89
Jimenez, R5.44044.810.89
Young, A3.63123.200.89
Diop, I2.93502.570.89
Mane, S6.33515.580.89
Milivojevic, L4.14013.620.88
Zabaleta, P2.82332.470.88
Yedlin, D2.92812.540.88
Taylor, C2.83732.450.88

The PPG stats

PlayerPriceStartssubPPGPPG/VAL
Sterling, R6.53446.821.05
Alexander-Arnold, T4.52726.671.48
Aguero, S7.03146.550.94
Sane, L4.923126.321.29
Aubameyang, P6.83166.160.91
Robertson, A5.13606.081.19
Salah, M7.03725.880.84
Kane, H6.62725.760.87
Wilson, C5.52915.671.03
Heung-min, S5.92485.640.96
Lacazette, A6.32895.640.89
Mane, S6.33515.580.89
van Dijk, V5.53805.450.99
Laporte, A5.33725.291.00
Walker, K5.03535.291.06
Lukaku, R6.225105.180.84
Vardy, J6.03045.160.86
Schlupp, J3.022125.041.68
Alonso, M4.03304.941.23
Firmino, R6.53144.940.76
Silva, B5.43554.850.90
Jimenez, R5.44044.810.89
Silva, D5.03264.790.96
Deulofeu, G3.82854.711.24
Alisson4.43804.681.06
Stones, J3.82364.681.23
Ederson4.54404.611.03
Pogba, P5.53714.610.84
Eriksen, C5.83054.570.79
Gundogan, I4.52894.561.01
Rose, D3.72064.541.23
Iwobi, A4.324134.521.05
King, J5.33414.490.85
Doherty, M3.54044.441.27
Rashford, M6.42894.430.69
Luiz, D4.33804.421.03
Azpilicueta, C4.84014.420.92
Perez, A5.23464.410.85
Sigurdsson, G4.63824.400.96
Fraser, R4.23634.391.05
Zaha, W4.73604.390.93
Wood, C4.629114.330.94
Moura, L4.52774.330.96
Richarlison4.83344.300.90
Pedro4.622104.280.93
Antonio, M3.824114.251.12
Digne, L3.63424.251.18
Coleman, S3.33004.231.28
Barnes, A5.126114.230.83
Murray, G4.332104.200.98
Ozil, M4.62054.140.90
Anderson, F4.43624.040.92
Deeney, T5.13254.030.79
Milner, J3.720124.031.09
Brooks, D3.82924.021.06
Ings, D5.02313.990.80
Pereira, R3.53503.971.13
Jota, D3.93243.951.01
Willian4.22773.920.93
van Aanholt, P3.23803.891.22
Davies, B3.62173.851.07
Alli, D4.82333.810.79
Lingard, J3.92183.800.98
Schar, F3.12433.781.22
Redmond, N3.83733.770.99
Calvert-Lewin, D4.921163.760.77
Lloris, H4.13303.760.92
Townsend, A3.63843.751.04
McNeil, D3.02023.741.25
Maddison, J4.73523.710.79
Keane, M3.23403.651.14
Milivojevic, L4.14013.620.88
Kolasinac, S3.92423.620.93
Ward-Prowse, J3.32353.591.09
Walcott, T3.524143.581.02
Rudiger, A3.83503.570.94
Monreal, N3.72113.570.96
Dummett, P2.82153.511.25
Pickford, J3.94003.500.90
Zouma, K2.93043.491.20
Arrizabalaga, K4.33703.490.81
Noble, M3.53023.430.98
Alderweireld, T4.03313.420.86
Evans, J2.92233.411.17
Moutinho, J3.83953.380.89
Sanchez, D3.72413.370.91
Janmaat, D2.62023.351.29
Pereyra, R3.43603.330.98
Gray, D3.423123.310.97
Chilwell, B3.13603.311.07
Smith, A3.02503.281.09
Morgan, W2.92213.231.11
Shaw, L4.03203.220.80
Young, A3.63123.200.89
Wan-Bissaka, A3.83603.140.83
Westwood, A3.53143.140.90
Duffy, S3.14003.131.01
Boly, W3.34103.120.95
Tomkins, J3.13003.070.99
Lascelles, J3.03313.031.01

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Telegraph fantasy football:  passcode 8693 The Telegraph are giving £100 to the winner

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5 thoughts on “Telegraph fantasy football – A FFGeek team, loads of stats and an updated team from Ben Humphrey”

  1. any help would be appreciated I have Gomez, De Bruyne and Fornals in the current draft and thinking of changing back to Robertson, Sigurdsson and Lanzini. Reason being only De Bruyne is a nailed on starter for the first batch, although I like the idea of having him in with Sterling. The rest of the team is solid.

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