Here’s another article where 4 FFGeek Contributors show their Fantasy Premier League GW16 teams. There’s Yaniv Salomon, Rob Reid, Costas Chari and Avishek Majumdar
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This is part 2 of the FPL managers who contribute to the FFGeek site with good histories who show their teams each week. This will give people a feel for what other managers are doing. It’s a fairly informal thing with no obligation on anyone and these teams may change at anytime before the deadline without further notice. It won’t cover transfers in real time either. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more. The teams are shown as their “final-ish” teams so they could change. Where they have twitter accounts I have shown this and they may update them there or on our Slack Channel which is part of our subscription Patreon site but this is not guaranteed
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overall ranks are taken from livefpl.net as they were done before the FPL update
Yaniv finished with an overall rank of 3k last season and 4k in 18/19 and 8k in 17/18
GW15 points: 51 (FPL average 42) Total points: 944, Overall Rank: 67k, green arrow: 3k Team Value: £105.6m
Yaniv has used his wildcard
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Final team for GW16 De Bruyne and Grealish out, Mane and Maddison in- no hit!! Team with alot of differentials now, I hope it will give me the boost I need to clinch the 4th consecutive finish in the top 10k, Current OR 67k.
May your arrow be green, good luck all
Transfer summary: De Bruyne and Grealish out, Mane and Maddison in
Here’s the team with transfers made:
Rob’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 148k, 94k, 22k, 4k and 7k
GW15 points: 52 (FPL average 42) Total points: 930, Overall Rank: 124k, green arrow: 13k Team Value: £104.6m
Rob has used his wildcard
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A disappointing one this week. Some unexpected results certainly didn’t help, but I’ve also got myself to blame a little by choosing to play Coufal over Walker-Peters, thus costing my 7 points. 4/11 returners in the end (Martinez, Cancelo, Bruno and Bamford) but a blank from Captain Salah and 20 points left on the bench (well done if you played Soucek) tells it’s own story really so I won’t wallow in self-pity for much longer on this. Onto GW16, which comes along nice and quick to hopefully relieve the pain (or compound it lol!)
1FT and £0.1m in the bank.
I’m continuing to look 2-3 weeks ahead to the Blank GW18 and Double GW19 and my team is starting to take shape for this now. I’m sat on 9 Double Gameweek players with 3 transfers remaining (remember I won’t get a transfer in GW18 as I’ll be playing my Free Hit.) I plan on getting to minimum 11 double players, with my other issue being I have no Spurs cover, which I certainly want for a run that goes FUL/LEE/avl/shu, despite there being no double in the last of the 4 GWs I’ve mentioned there.
So I’ll be looking to remedy my Spurs issue this week and the obvious transfer is De Bruyne to Son. Ideally I’d have preferred to somehow work in Harry Kane, but this would need a points hit which I’m not keen on this week. So back to the Son move and it looks the best option on paper. I’ll be honest, I’m not entirely comfortable getting rid of KDB as his stats are still ticking the right boxes; all he is missing is the finishing. However, I’ve watched him in the last couple of matches and on the eye test he looks a little sluggish compared with last season – he doesn’t look to have the sharp pass and shot that he did when he was in his pomp last campaign. He’s also lower ownership this year so at least if he hauls it’s not so damaging on overall rank.
Son vs Kane is an interesting one – Son’s shot conversion is very high on a low number of attempts, which law of averages would say can’t continue. Kane is taking lots more shots, but on the eye test continues to look more like a midfielder and assister, though he does have pens. As such, if money wasn’t an issue this week I’d prefer Kane. But as a Shield move, Son isn’t a bad call either I feel and I think GW17 versus Leeds is a game that’s made for him. So he’s in and KDB bids adieu, at least until GW18 when he’ll likely be in my Free Hit squad.
Looking towards DGW19 now, I’ll be using my Bench Boost and I’m pretty close to where I want to be. My defence looks set as I think I’m going to hold Cancelo now. He looks to be as nailed as you can be under Pep and I reckon it’s only a matter of time before he bags a big haul. He should have had 2 assists on Saturday, surely must get an attacking returns soon, has a good fixture versus Palace in the double week and good fixtures beyond. So he’s a single gameweek player among my 4 doublers in defence – Robbo, Coufal, KWP and Charlie Taylor.
I’m also holding Martinez in goals – I’ve got value tied up in him and I’ll want him beyond GW19 for the doubles Villa will get after that with their rearranged fixtures so he’s staying. I’ll probably upgrade my second keeper with my last transfer in GW19 and I suspect it will be either Johnstone or Areola . Both are cheap and are playing for improving defences and indeed I’d have no problem holding them as back-up for longer if necessary (even though like Geek, I hate having 2 playing keepers as you just know you’ll bench the wrong one.)
4 of my 5 midfield positions are now set with Bruno, Salah, Soucek and Son and 2 of my forwards too with Bamford and Adams. My last decision will likely be what to do with Grealish and DCL as I’ll have 1 free transfer £2m in the bank left over. The most tempting option at the moment looks like a -4 to bring in Vardy and a cheaper midfielder, though one problem I’ve got is that I’ll lose £0.5m on DCL if I sell having had him since GW1, I guess this all depends on whether I think I’ll want him back. I’ll mull this over before GW17 as I’ll need to use at least one transfer then as I can’t roll one into my Free Hit.
For this week’s team, I’ve got Salah as Captain and I’ll probably go 4-4-2 this week and controversially bench DCL versus the City defence with my 2 West Ham players taking the other 2 bench spots – as I’ve seen this week, one of the big problems about having a playing bench is inevitably you’ll leave points on there and I’m expecting it again this week!
All the best for this GW folks – good luck!
Transfer summary: De Bruyne out and Son in
Here’s the team prior to the transfer completed:
Costas’s last 4 seasons overall ranks were 17k, 84k, 29k and 27k
GW15 points: 63 -4 (FPL average 42) Total points: 913, Overall Rank: 238k, green arrow: 97k Team Value: £103.0m
Costas has used his wildcard
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100ish green arrow and a third consecutive green is great news. To be honest after my captain sterling got just an assist i feared for the worse since i did not own salah.
Good thing he blanked! It happens every now and then, I’ve had 5 captain blanks this year 3 of them De Bruyne at home with “easy” teams.
Gameweek could have been even better if Lampard did not try to be smart and make us all get hits to get Chilwell out. My hit. For Coufal blew up in my face. If Lamptey was fit I wouldn’t have taken a hit but it is what it is.
I’ve held on the Man City double up for too long. 2 players taken up to 24mil of my squad with returns of 2-8 isn’t good. I am taking out the one I did not plan to take oUt but returns coupled with the eye test did not leave me other choice. So its De Bruyne out for Salah. I’m just tired of hiding behind a couch every time Liverpool play.
Sterling will go out of the team as well with Mane or Rashford coming in. Either double up of Man U or Liverpool will be a great differential with a good potential ahead.
Gw16 comes soon and i have a captain dilemma Bruno Fernandes vs Salah vs Son…. I have it on Son but might switch. Spurs have been pretty bad lately… I’ll tweet if i do
Good luck everyone!
transfer summary: De Bruyne out Salah in. Likely Sterling out Mane or Rashford in
Here’s the team with the De Bruyne out Salah in transfer complete:
Avishek’s last 3 seasons are 13k, 45k and 64k
GW15 points: 59 (FPL average 42) Total points: 885, Overall Rank: 547k, green arrow: 187k Team Value: £103.1m
Avishek has used his wildcard
Captaincy is tricky but at the moment it is on Salah
Transfer summary: most likely transfer: Grealish out Son in.
Here is the team without any transfers made.
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