Here’s our telegraph fantasy football tips version of the “FFGeek contributors show their teams”. In it we have last seasons 7th place overall finisher Bryan, Sergio who finished 1,951 last season and top 1k finisher Ben Humphrey
telegraph fantasy football tips – FFGeek contributors show their teams GW14
There’s also a telegraph fantasy football article from Andrew Ferguson who finished top 1k in TFF, Sky and FPL in 17/18 as part of a multi format article and Stephen Troop who finished around 1k last season
Bryan Forbes O’Rourke
Bryan finished an incredible 7th place overall in telegraph fantasy football last season
46 gameweek points, total points 717, Overall rank 2,357 transfers available 27
After a few good weeks this was a disappointment. 46 points scored, a drop to 2357 place overall, 27 transfers remain. It was always going to be an uphill battle with Trippier and Shaw out and I decided that Ruben Vinagre would replace Mendy. This saving of £1.9 million will allow Chillwell to Alonso this week.
I will also have enough in the bank to transfer Aguero for Kane for the midweek fixtures. I will finally have Alonso in place and that just leaves the anguish of having no City midfielder but I’m going to ride that out and hope for the best (hope for lots of rotation!)
That’s it really, the team should be in good nick for the busy festive period. Barring injuries or suspensions I hope to leave this lineup until the the New Year and take stock then. All the best :)
Sergio finished in 1,951 position last season in telegraph fantasy football
25 Gameweek points Total Pts 698 Overall rank 4,340 Transfers available 25
A truly terrible week with a miserable 25 points and a drop in rank from 1.5K to 4.3K. The only positives were single returns from Salah and Ederson plus the Hazard KC, but even this last one didn’t feel good given that he picked an injury and the Chelsea performance was horrendous. Then I had 2 no shows in Gomez and Lacazette, plus a red card from Maddison. Also I went for glory with Martial as replacement of Mendy, and that didn’t pay off either.
As for coming changes, at the moment I feel like changing half of my team, but can’t see any clear move to take. So most probably I will hold on making changes this week. The only definite at the moment is that I will be bringing Kane before his home game to Southampton on 5th December. How to do that I am not sure, but it will have to be via Aguero or Lacazette, and also it will require a downgrade somewhere else to free up funds.
Hopefully I get a decent week next and helps clarify my plans.
Good luck for GW14 Geekers!
Ben is a top 1k finisher in TFF
Week points: 49 Overall rank: 2,289 Transfers remaining: 30
I don’t know why I keep making plans, they always end up getting ripped up and thrown away. Mendy forced my hand, thus giving Alonso a stay of execution. I ended up using three transfers last week, which felt excessive, but Mendy obviously needed to go and I feel that Maddison has served his time. Annoyingly, I transferred him out after he played, hoping to grab a few extra points, instead I was rewarded with a red card and -1.
I am very much targeting fixtures this season, and wanted to try and cash in on the Wolves games against Huddersfield, Cardiff and Newcastle. The best options to do this seemed to be Doherty and Jimenez, so in they came. The weekend was probably best summed up by Jimenez missing out on a goal by 18mm. My third change was a result of Liverpool’s team sheet, which didn’t include an injured Gomez. I did think about holding fire on this one, but his uncertainty of starts is always a worry, and I wanted to jump on another fixture train.
Everton had Cardiff, and they also have Newcastle and Watford at home after the Liverpool clash. I chose to go for the goal threat of Mina, £3.2m. His goal scoring record before joining Everton is ridiculous, and I’m hoping to build a band wagon rather than jump on one too late.
On the whole I’m pretty happy with my side. There are as always a few players on my “In list”. The top two are Sane £4.9m and Mr Kane £7.0m. Sane for his relentless returns when allowed on the pitch, and Kane who enjoys a fixture swing after Arsenal, and seems to be returning to something like himself. The other big draw with Kane is his security of starts. Over Christmas most players will be rested at some stage, possibly even Kane, but he is far more likely than most to play as many games as possible. I feel the perfect storm may be brewing in Kane land.
Another player I’m interested in is Sigurdsson £4.2m. I don’t think I would want to double up with him and Richarlison, so it would be one or the other. Although everything I have watched tells me that Sigurdsson is the better choice, it seems odd to transfer out a £3.8m mid who is playing as a striker.
I have no solid plans regarding transfers at present. I will think about bringing Kane in for the Southampton game, and if anything were to happen to Richarlison, I would change him for Sigurdsson.
Good luck, and may your arrows be Norwich shorts.
See also Andrew Ferguson’s teams. Andrew finished top 1k in TFF, Sky and FPL plus 15k in Sun in 17/18.
Also Stephen Troops TFF team who finished top 1k last season
See also the Geeks teams in TFF, Sky and Sun
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