Telegraph fantasy football tips – the FFGeek contributors show their teams week 46

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 week 46

Bryan O’Rourke

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

Total points 1,401, Overall rank: 6.5k, transfers remaining 11

And so it returns. Placed 6,592 overall with 11 transfers left.  I have no concrete plan for the rest of the season.  This feels like the start of a new season but with no pre season friendlies to go by.   All the players seem fit from what I read, so for now I will start with the same team and see what happens.  Best of luck.

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Sergio Torija

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

Overall rank  transfers 8

The premier league is finally back so today it has been time to look back at the forgotten TFF game and refamiliarise myself with my teams. I’ll go to that in a bit.

As a general restart strategy, games will now come fast and with the very spread start times, there will be plenty of opportunities to get extra games. As an example, City could play 4 more games than Liverpool should they get to the FA cup final. You just need to pick the City player that plays all games… easier said than done. To the point, transfers will be gold.

Which brings me back to my team, which is in a poor state with only 8 transfers left. The season started horribly wrong for me and I was well down the ranks, I only came passed the 20-30K region over the last few weeks before the stop, thanks to an aggressive transferring strategy. I think I am lucky to have 4 double game week players (although one is Otamendi). Then 2 Leicester, Martial and Jimenez I am happy with moving forward. And it is 3 Liverpool left, some of which will go to reinvest the funds. I will likely keep one of Mane or Salah, and move the other one for a City attacker. But this will be done after the weekend Liverpool game, since City play their second game on Monday night and we will see the lineup for that.

For my other teams, I am in a better transfer situation (12-15 left), so I will be removing all dubious players before tomorrow games for a Sheffield defender / Grealish / City attacker depending on team needs. And then go from there trying to bring in players with extra games in hand and still involved in the FA cup.

Hope it helps, good luck to everyone on the restart!

Ben Humphrey

Ben finished with an overall rank of 576 last season

Rank: 7,513 Transfers remaining: 10

I think it’s fair to say that things have been a bit strange, and that coming back to fantasy football feels a bit like starting up a rusty machine which needs oiling.
I suppose the good news is from my point of view, that the fixtures continue in the same order as they were originally meant. I was set up for the double game week that never was. So I am still in decent condition for the double game week which restarts the season.
I have my double Sheffield United defence in place, and Pepe came in as a bit of a punt.
I’m not entirely convinced as to how long Mr Ings Will remain in my team, But such is the uncertainty and chaos, that I certainly won’t be making any transfers before football returns.
Good luck everyone, it’s good to be back.

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Stephen Troop

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

Rank: 4.3k Transfers remaining: 13

Hi all

Good to be getting back into the fantasy football swing after what seems an eternity. Will finally be able to move away from Netflix series as there’s going to be a lot of televised football to be watched. Hope you are all well and looking forward to the restart.

Looking at my team where I left off and I’m currently sitting at 4.3k, with 13 transfers left. Top 1k is the aim, which with 13 transfers seems achievable. From memory I believe I had just brought in Aubameyang for a 3-0 over Liverpool assets before their game against City got called off. Luckily we start with that fixture, and as such can still get another 2 games before having the option to bring Salah or Mane back. I have reasonable coverage from City as well for their double week, although would prefer having KDB in there as well, and one of my main aims will be to get him back.

Longer term the aim will be to load more up on teams still in the cup for additional games. In particular City and United where I’m expecting them to get through their quarter finals. They both have decent fixtures until the season end too. The plan there will be to get Fernandes at a minimum from united, as he seems good value at £4.5m, potentially adding Rashford too. I just need to find the right time to bring them in.

Jiminez is a bit overpriced and won’t be in my team long term. I think he was only ever meant for short term bonus fixtures, and he has served me well for those. Wolves are out of the cup but has some good near term fixtures so the timing of jettisoning him will be key. There is a temptation to immediately get KDB for him, either first game back or for Burnley but with such a lengthy break for teams/players, I’d like to see some games before using transfers/making big decisions.

Good luck everyone

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