Telegraph fantasy football tips – the FFGeek contributors show their teams GW12

Here’s our Telegraph Fantasy football tips article where 4 FFGeek contributors show their teams. All of them finished in the top 1000 and 2 within the top 500 last season.

Telegraph fantasy football tips – the FFGeek contributors show their teams GW12

Note the individual articles were written before the Norwich v Watford game

Bryan O’Rourke

Bryan finished 37th in TFF last season and 7th in 17/18

Week points: 51 Overall rank: 59k

40 points scored last week and now placed 61459 overall.

Soyuncu saved the week with his clean sheet and goal for 11 points. That was the highlight of the week, while the other players did little else to change this teams fortunes. On the bright side the team looks healthy with 10 probable starters, only Guilbert and his dead leg being a concern. No transfers in any case, still banking on a run of clean sheets from Liverpool to rocket this team up the leader board.

31 transfers left. Best of luck.

you can follow Bryan on twitter here

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Sergio Torija

Sergio finished with an overall rank in the 300’s last season

Finally a decent week with 57 points , although I am using transfers at an stellar rate. Soyuncu came in at the right time, Barnes will be my cheap mid from this week, when Lanzini will go for someone more powerful, Salah or Mane 🤔

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Ben Humphrey

Ben finished with an overall rank of 576 last season

Week points: 64 Rank: 23k Transfers remaining: 28

Team review

At last, a good week. I feel like a lost man in a fantasy desert when the rain comes.

I did, this time, remember to bring in Mr Vardy, and I’m glad I did. I also brought in Chilwell for Matip, thus creating a Leicester triple up, and it paid off handsomely. It was almost a perfect Leicester storm when Chilwell struck the inside of the post, but I shouldn’t be too greedy.

With Abraham, Aubameyang and Mane all doing the business, it was a happy camp in Ben town.

Team thoughts

I am somewhat off where I would hope to be in transfers used, but at least the last two have worked out well, and I am well set for Leicester’s marvellous fixture run. If you aren’t on the Leicester train, I suggest you get on at the next stop.

I finally feel like I am at peace with my team. It feels well balanced, and I’m not left coveting countless other players. Burnley’s recent defensive showings have been a slight concern, but Lowton can stay for now, especially at his friendly price. There is a slight doubt over Mount, but I get the impression he will be okay. If not, it will only be one game missed.

So no transfers planned this week, barring late and serious injuries. I am hoping to just sit back now and enjoy my team until Christmas, by which time I will be in a much better place with that all important games played / transfers used ratio. If I learnt anything last season, it is how having more transfers than most come the back end of the season, can really help force your way up the rankings.

Good luck everyone.

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You can follow Ben on twitter here

Here is a link to his podcast, “Oh My Pod, it’s fantasy football”.

Stephen Troop

Stephen finished with an OR in the 900’s last season

GW11 Score – 64, overall score 505, overall rank 15.0k

A positive week for my team and a 10k rank increase which was a big relief after a number of fairly poor weeks. Hopefully this can continue.

Soyuncu was the hero getting a very unexpected goal to go with Leicester’s clean sheet. What value at £2.3m! Ederson, Sterling and Buendia were the only non returners.

I did use a transfer on Sunday switching Sterling for Vardy. This will be a 3-1 in terms of games where Sterling’s 1 is away at Anfield, where he has historically struggled. He is also on 4 YCs so every chance he could pick up a ban as well which will prolong Vardy’s presence in my team. I also have the option of switching Aubameyang back to Sterling which given Vardy’s form could be a better option.

With exception to transferring Sterling back in my only other thoughts are getting Mane or Salah back in for GW14. Buendia is also an issue with virtually no returns all season. I’m eyeing up Trossard as an eventual replacement once Brighton’s fixtures improve. Mount is flagged but he won’t be going anywhere given it appears short term.

So no transfers this week.

Good luck all

You can follow Stephen on twitter here

See last weeks article here

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