telegraph fantasy football tips – FFGeek contributors show their teams GW11

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 GW11

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.

Bryan Forbes O’Rourke

Bryan finished an incredible 7th place overall in telegraph fantasy football last season

57 gameweek points, total points 568, Overall rank 1,440 transfers available 28

Another good week up to 1440 place with 57 points scored.

When I saw that Andre Gray wasn’t starting I decided to transfer him out and chose Luke Shaw as a replacement. The extra cash of 0.3 million meant I could also take out Coady for Trippier.

Neither Shaw or Trippier kept a clean sheet however. Two more last minute transfers made and that has been the story of the season so far. The team is quite strong on paper so I intend to sit on my hands for the next few weeks. I will steer my car with my knees and eat like a barbarian. Best to your weekend :)

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Sergio Torija

Sergio finished in 1,951 position last season in telegraph fantasy football

58 Gameweek points Total Pts 572 Overall rank 1,173 Transfers available 29

Another solid week for my team, repeating on 58 points and a rank jump to around 1.2K. Bellerin’s injury gave me the perfect excuse to bring in Mendy early, and he rewarded me with the clean sheet. So that was a double city clean with Ederson and Alonso provided clean sheet plus KC. In attack, Salah was the star, with Richarlison and Lacazette providing KCs at least.

For the week coming, I am planning on removing Shaw after the early kick-off on Saturday and go to a cheap defender with good fixtures. These could be Balbuena, Dummett, Morrison or try my luck with Patterson who is playing out of position squared should we call it? a defender playing centre forward, however in my eyes he is still a rotation risk. This first move would then allow a swap of Gray to Hazard. Gray has lost his starting place, so needs to go. The other option I see to bring Hazard in would be from Lacazette, but he is still returning some points every week so not the ideal guy to remove.

Good luck for GW11 Geekers!

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Ben Humphrey

Ben is a top 1k finisher in TFF

Week points: 46 Overall rank: 2,043 Transfers remaining: 34

Previous week

I’m not sure how I feel about this week. It was a funny one. After Saturday’s games I had just 15, and even after Sunday, things weren’t looking too good. I was somewhat rescued by Man City on Monday. I have dropped out the top 2000, but only just, so that’s not too bad. For the first time, I’m starting to feel a bit uncertain about my team. I think it is just because four of my side didn’t play, so baring that in mind, I should probably be happy with 46 points. It was just a freak week though, and Hazard, Arnautovic and Robertson should be back this weekend.

My team

As I touched on, I was given a huge late bonus with the two Man City clean sheets. Alonso also pulled a handy 10 points out of his fantasy bag. Richarlison has been moved to the “MUST IMPROVE” list, and I shall give him a few more weeks to prove himself. Maddison has gone a bit quiet, but Leicester’s fixtures are so good, and his price is so low, there seems little point trying to move him on. I’m also going to stick it out with Arny. He also has beautiful fixtures, and I have no doubt that over a season he will be worth every penny of his price, so I don’t want to play swop the Arny and miss his points when they inevitably arrive.

Team thoughts

Although the transfer of Gomez last week earned me 10 points, I’m starting to regret it. It goes against my rule of not picking risky players. I just want players who are nailed on, barring the odd unavoidable rotation. I’m going to have to take it week by week, waiting for the team sheet before making any decisions. Other than that, I think I’ll stick with what I’ve got.

If I were to move Gomez on, this is my current shortlist, with £3.4m to work with.

Shaw.L £3.2m:

On paper, getting a Man United defender for that price should be a no brainer. I can’t help feeling that at some point things will turn for Jose, but it still doesn’t sit well with me.

Chilwell.B £3.0m:

This option ticks more of the boxes. He has no rotation risk, the fixtures are good, and he has attacking potential. It would just take a leap of faith that the clean sheets will follow the fixtures.

Femenia.K £2.9m:

If I’m going to take this rout, it would have to be this week to try and cash in on the next two fixtures of Newcastle and Southampton, although they are both away.

Doherty.M £2.9m

I wouldn’t want to make this move until after the Spurs and Arsenal games. Then Wolves have the lovely prospect of Huddersfield and Cardiff. He’s about as good as it’s going to get for less than £3m.

At the moment, if the change has to be made, I’m leaning towards Chilwell. The combination of security, fixtures, price and attacking tendencies looks pretty good to me.

Good luck everyone, and may your arrows be Norwich shorts.


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