Telegraph fantasy football tips – the FFGeek contributors show their teams for TFF’S week 23

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 for TFF’S week 23

Bryan O’Rourke

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

Total points 947 Overall rank: 19k

The team has scored 947 this season and is placed 19525 overall

The Liverpool defenders have certainly helped propel the team inside the top 20K for the first time this season, with a few cleans sheets and numerous assists and goals.

Last week I made a quick transfer Kane to Son and this week I have replaced Tomori with Holgate. The Chelsea defender has played well every time I’ve watched him, but his place in the team isn’t nailed down and I like the look of Everton’s fixtures short term. Looking towards Liverpool’s extra game at the end of the month I now have the budget to bring Salah for Sterling and hope for another short term points boost.

18 transfers remaining. Good luck.

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Sergio Torija

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

overall rank 25k

A decent Christmas period where my rank improved from 45K to 25K, mainly thanks to the double Leicester and Liverpool defence starting to work. Last week in particular was excellent with a GW rank of 2K, I greatly benefited from the Leicester FA cup game where all my 3 players returned. No moves planned this week unless injuries arise

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Ben Humphrey

Ben finished with an overall rank of 576 last season

Week points: 53 Rank: 12.3K Transfers remaining: 20

Team review.

Much has happened since last we spoke fellow managers.

I had two players sent off in the same week, in Ederson and Son. That meant the Spurs man making a quick exit, and the waist of yet another transfer.

I did briefly reach the dizzy highs of the 7000’s, but dropped back out of the top 10,000 after an indifferent new year.

Team thoughts

I can’t help feeling that Alli’s renaissance under the special one was a flash in the fantasy pan, and am there for contemplating moving him on. This will form part of a slightly risky, fantasy eggs in one fantasy basket approach. This is what I am thinking.

Alli out for Salah:

This will mean an almighty double up of the two most powerful midfielders in the game, Mane and Salah. I think there is a reluctance to do this when both are part of the same side. However, if they end the season as the top two scoring midfielders, it doesn’t matter who they play for.

Sterling out for Mahrez:

My first thoughts on this change were, “But Mahrez might not play all the time”.

This is true, but Sterling might not play all the time. The only facts that really matter, are how many points each player has accumulated, and at the time of writing, Mahrez has 102. That is more than B Silva, D Silva, Alli, Richarlison and Maddison and just one point less that Sterling. So does it matter if he doesn’t play every game?

If I go through with this, I can bring in Salah for Sterling on Saturday, leaving Alli to play before he is changed for Mahrez on Sunday.

Good luck, and happy new year.,

You can follow Ben on twitter here

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

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Stephen Troop

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

 Weekly Score 67 Overall Rank 7.0k

Christmas has bene a good spell in TFF for me and I have risen 5k places since my last update to 7k. This is despite 5 transfers that I’ve done not reaping the benefits I expected.

With Liverpool’s blank gameweek I took advantage of a 4-1, swapping Robertson and Mane to Rashford and Alli before swapping them back (which gained some points but not near enough to be worth 4 transfers). The double Liverpool defence has been performing well for me recently and KDB has had some hauls too which have helped my rank. Trossard has chipped away with regular KCs too and is massively under the radar for Brighton’s kind fixture run.

The FA cup weekend was a bit of a low scoring affair all round. I couldn’t get Aguero in for the plum fixture against Port Vale but with Spurs announcing a strong lineup I swapped Sterling for Son for a 2-0 but he blanked. I now have the dilemma of keeping Son for the FA cup replay (gambling that he plays) or having Sterling for the Villa game.

My only other transfer plans are around the Liverpool’s re-arranged fixture vs West Ham. They will have a 3-0 over Man City for Premier league games but sandwiched between them is the FA cup 4th round, where I can see Klopp resting key players and City will likely field a strong team (as they usually do). So, I need to be careful how I use my transfers around this time but it feels a good opportunity to climb the ranks if used correctly and I will want a Mane/Salah double up around this time and beyond for their kind fixtures. 2 weeks to ponder this yet though.

Good luck all

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