telegraph fantasy football tips – FFGeek contributors show their teams GW12

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 GW12

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

51 gameweek points, total points 619, Overall rank 1,568 transfers available 28

An average kind of week with 51 points scored and a slight drop in raking to 1568 place. No transfers used so 28 left for the season.
I would ideally like a city midfielder but which one? I usually say if in doubt then leave them out, and Aguero is ticking over nicely. Managed not to make any transfers and I would like to keep this lineup for the next 2 or 3 weeks. Then enjoy a Christmas shopping spree and go into the new year and the half season point with 20 transfers left. Best to your weekend 😊

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Sergio Torija

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

54 Gameweek points Total Pts 626 Overall rank 1,211 Transfers available 27

Another decent week for me with 54 points, and the rank remains stable at 1.2K. Clean sheets were at a premium this week with only 3 for not popular teams (Chilwell the only player over 10% ownership), so it was all about the attackers. The City guys, Anderson, Arnautovic, Richarlison and Jimenez being the most popular picks with double figures. I had two of them, so I did ok in the week. On top of that, 4 more players chipped in with single attacking returns.

As for transfers, I used my two planned subs in replacing the two underperforming players in the team in Shaw and Gray, who had totalled a combined 13 points over the last 5 gameweeks, the outlook does not look great for neither. So to bring Hazard in I needed a cheap defender, and at the end I took the risk on Paterson because of him playing striker at the moment and the favourable fixtures coming, hopefully he can keep his place in the lineup and return the odd clean sheet or goal. Can’t demand much for the price.

Into this week, no transfers planned unless injuries or suspensions. In general, I am quite happy with the team, it is just lacking Liverpool defensive cover compared to most other leading teams, Mane would be nice too. However I don’t see a clear way in for them without burning transfers or side swapping good players, so I will be hoping for no Liverpool clean sheets for the moment!

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Ben Humphrey

Ben is a top 1k finisher in TFF

Week points: 55 Overall rank: 1,876 Transfers remaining: 34

Gameweek review

I have mixed feelings this week. 55 is a good score, and it takes me back in to the top 2000, but I can’t help thinking what might have been. Defensively, this week was a disaster, Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea all failing to keep a clean sheet. It’s times like this when you need to bring out the patients mantra, knowing it is equally possible that they could all keep clean sheets next week.

Richarlison came good, looking like he is growing in to his new role up front. Hazard at least picked up an assist off the bench, but Salah continues to frustrate. If he can’t get going against Fulham this weekend, there’s going to be a lot of angry fantasy managers pressing the button.

Luckily, with the defensive no show, my strikers made it to the party. Aguero bringing in 12, and Arnautovic adding 10, I knew he would come good for me if I kept the faith.

Team thoughts

This is most unlike me, but I think it’s another week of being happy with my team. There is no obvious problem that needs rectifying, and there are some good fixtures laying in wait for many of my players. My one concern was the starting place of Gomez, but after TAA’s start and subsequent withdrawal in Europe, it looks like Gomez is in line to start again. Like most managers, Sterling is on my watch list. If he is to come in, Salah will be the most likely scapegoat, depending on how he does against Fulham.

In slightly less glamorous news, I am also weighing up a move from Maddison to Anderson of West Ham, £3.4. I am loathed to kick out Maddison, partly because I like him as a player, and also because Leicester still have good fixtures. West Ham however have even better fixtures, and for much longer and Maddison is now injured although it doesn’t seem serious. This would be dependent on freeing up cash elsewhere too as I only have £0.1 in the bank. That does mean however that I could swop Gomez for Anderson, switching to a 3-5-2 formation. This is tempting, but I shall let Gomez play Fulham before making any such change. I would actually leave it until week 14, as West Ham will come up against Manchester City in week 13, not the best transfer point. Better to wait for week 14 when West Ham face Newcastle.

Good luck, and may your arrows be Norwich shorts.

telegraph fantasy football tips

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.

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