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 GW17
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
101 gameweek points, total points 876, Overall rank 1,647 transfers available 24
A reasonable week with 101 points scored over the two sets of matches. Now placed 1647 overall with 24 transfers remaining.
Clean sheets from the Liverpool players and Alonso helped massively but of course it was Salah and his splendid hatrick that saved the week. Trippier has become a bit of a headache, Spurs have nice fixtures in the near term but I’m not sure how long he will be absent this time and whether he’s worth transferring out or not.
I was more decisive with Luke Shaw however. When he pulled out of the team prior to kick off I brought in Kolasinac of Arsenal. Kolasinac definitely passes the eye test with those foraging runs down the flank so I’m hoping for some attacking returns and the odd clean sheet.
Sadio Mane is another worry. I regret not bringing in City midfielder a few weeks ago. That still may happen soon.
All said and done the team is in reasonable shape and the transfer count is ok.
With no City players in my team I’m trusting to luck somewhat. I don’t expect to make any transfers this week unless I learn that Trippier is out for more than the 1 game, in which case Laporte will probably come in. Lots of great football ahead, there’s nothing better. Good luck :)
Sergio finished in 1,951 position last season in telegraph fantasy football
114 Gameweek points Total Pts 859 Overall rank 2817 Transfers available 20
A good week with 114 points, so that was 72 from the weekend games, helping me jump the rank inside 3K. On the weekend there were disappointing 1 pointers for my two strikers, plus blanks for the City duo, but the rest of the team did great. The 3 defenders got their clean sheets plus a KC from Alonso and goal from Paterson. The Cardiff defender-striker was a great addition to the team a few weeks back as my cheapie spot, and he will remain in the team as long as he keeps starting upfront. Felipe Anderson debuted into the team this week with a double return, and Salah finally had a big return with his hat-trick.
I did a bit of a major surgery last week with 3 transfers, removing the 3 flagged players I had on Gomez, Martial and Mane, in came Kolasinac, Sterling and Anderson. I feel that my team is now very well setup for the festive period and I don’t plan to use any transfers other than for long term injuries or someone who becomes out of favour in team selections.
There is just the one caveat to this and is not having a Liverpool defender. At the start of November I took the conscious risk of swapping Robertson out for Mendy, which started well until he got injured, then I replaced for Gomez who also just got injured. In the meanwhile Liverpool defenders have kept keeping clean sheets with attacking returns for fun (even Alison!), which with their defence so highly owned is really hindering my rank.
The added ownership of Robertson, Alison, TAA and VVC is 116%, so effectively everyone with a Liverpool defender. Even though their fixture list toughens a bit for from now, still they have 3 of the next 4 at home with focus on Premier League until Champions League restarts in March. Liverpool play last this week, so it is a good entry point, so I am tempted to bring in Robertson as a set and forget. I am not settled on it yet, but if so it would probably be for Maddison.
Good luck for GW17 Geekers
Ben is a top 1k finisher in TFF
Week points: 96 Overall rank: 2,587 Transfers remaining: 26
Team and gameweek review
Was that a good week or not? I’m not really sure. 96 sounds like a decent score, but I obviously got stung by the lack of Salah. My rank hasn’t changed too much, so I’m concluding that in the context of no Salah, my team did well to tread water.
My defence all chipped in, except for Mina. The star of the last two game weeks has to be Doherty. He managed to collect 17 points without even keeping a clean sheet.
Hazard might not be getting the goals, but three assists in the last two game weeks have certainly compensated well enough. Richarlison is back in the goals, and Anderson has worked out well so far with a goal and assist in The Hammers win over Crystal Palace.
Unfortunately, the mighty strike pairing of Kane and Aubameyang could only muster 6 points between them over the weekend. This is obviously disappointing, but you have to think there are some monster scores around the corner for both of them.
I really don’t want to use any more transfers unless I have to. Luckily, as things stand, I’m pretty happy with my team, and everyone seems to be fit and ready.
I’m hoping that my planning for fixtures strategy will pay dividends over the next month, with Kane, Aubameyang, Kolasinac, Anderson and Hazard all set for a run of juicy matches.
Good luck, and may your arrows be Norwich shorts!
As I said above, 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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