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 GW13
Bryan finished 37th in TFF last season and 7th in 17/18
Week points: 46 Overall rank: 58k
A week where finally the defenders came good. 46 points scored, placing the team in 58237 place overall.
This week I will make 3 transfers. Firstly Mane in for Salah, given that the latter is an injury concern. Second, Abraham in for Aubameyang after Arsenals game on Saturday. Finally, with the funds now in place, Cantwell out for De Bruyne on Sunday The team looks much better balanced after these changes. Abraham was in my preseason draft so only 13 weeks late then.
Still wishing for Liverpool to embark on a run of clean sheets to rescue the season. 28 transfers left after the weekends splurge. Good luck
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Sergio finished with an overall rank in the 300’s last season
week points 54, total points 520, overall rank 33k, transfers left 25
A decent week last with 7 returning players, although none with double figures. I was forced to two transfers: Lanzini (injured) to Martial, and Lowton (dropped) to TAA, both yielding 8 good points.
Fixtures for both Ryan and Digne turn are diabolical so might try to move them away, looking at Henderson in goal and not yet sure on the Digne move. For those with a good reserve on transfers, this week there is an opportunity to get 2 extra City games before pretty much any other team plays, probably not for me though with only 25 transfers at this still early stage.
Good luck for this week Geekers :)
Ben finished with an overall rank of 576 last season
Week points: 55 Rank: 19513 Transfers remaining: 28
Another decent week. That’s two in a row. What’s going on?
The Leicester triple up paid dividends again, with the shut out and Mr Vardy continuing on his rampage through the Premiership. Trent keeps ticking over, bringing in 8 points of his own, despite Liverpool joining the masses with an inability to keep clean sheets.
Sterling, Mane and Abraham all weighed in with attacking returns, helping my shift up the rankings. Long may it continue.
It’s all good in my fantasy hood, other than the sudden doubt over Lowton. At his price, I was hoping to just let him pootle along, but it looks like I may need to perform emergency surgery. I will wait for the Burnley team news on the day, but I fear he may have lost his place. This means I will be on the lookout for a bargain, with £2.5m available. This is obviously rather restrictive, and is the risk you run when including budget players. However, there are options.
Tomori and Baldock are the best possibilities within budget.
It is tempting to go with the Chelsea option, just because it’s Chelsea, but they have been far from reliable at the back. Also, Sheffield don’t have the Champions League to contend with, and have by far the better fixtures coming up, with Man Utd and Wolves up next, followed by Newcastle, Norwich, Villa, Brighton and Watford.
In short, I shall see if Lowton is brought back in on Saturday. If not, I am leaning towards bringing in Baldock for Sundays clash with Man Utd.
Good luck everyone.
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Here is a link to his podcast, “Oh My Pod, it’s fantasy football”.
Stephen finished with an OR in the 900’s last season
GW12 Score – 48, overall score 553, overall rank 16.4k
A very mediocre week which saw me drop around 1k places back to 16.4k. With Lanzinin injured longer term I had to use a transfer which I hadn’t intended. I chose Trossard after seeing the lineups given his heroics the past two weeks from the bench. He is a player I had at the start of the season and really liked the look of before his injury. His fixtures are poor, but I wanted this as a long term cheap placeholder that I can set and forget. It was close between him and Mcginn and neither did anything this gameweek so we will have to wait and see if this decision pays off. Trossard was flagged but was earlier today (Thurs) declared fit, which is good news as I was dreading having to make another unplanned transfer straight away to take him out.
The double Pool defenders combined for 13 points despite conceding. Can’t wait until they keep clean sheets as well. Soyuncu with another clean sheet. Abraham and Vardy (who was in for a 3-1 for
Sterling) got 7 and 10 points respectively. My midfield was a disaster and Aubameyang blanked (and his recent underlying stats have dropped off a lot).
Going into this week and I have a bunch of flags. Trossard has been cleared thankfully and Ederson looks like he will have recovered too. Robertson will be staying regardless of injury unless it’s suggested to be long term.
I will likely be going for Sterling back this week for the late Saturday kick off, but not for Vardy as I had originally planned. It will be Aubameyang to make way. Hopefully he gets something against Southampton as a sending off. I haven’t fully committed to that strategy as he does play Norwich the following week. I then next week need a plan to get Salah or Mane into my squad (either for Sterling or KDB). Eventually I may even get around to replacing Buendia (likely for Chilwell and doubling up on the Leicester defence) but I don’t want to use too many more transfers before Xmas. 25 for the new year is normally my goal.
Good luck all
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