Fantasy Football Captain Picks

The Captain’s Picks article, which will be released every Wednesday, will endeavor to sort out one of the most challenging problems FPL managers face – namely pick the member of your side who will accrue the most points and earn huge double point tallies for your fantasy team. We will concentrate on the most obvious looking selections each particular game-week and have a look at some comparable stats to see who, on paper, the best options are.

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 12

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 12 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 12. Mito here, I can’t promise that I will get the captain picks right, but what I can promise is that I won’t recommend a Huddersfield midfielder from Australia, sorry Matt Most game-weeks the best choices stand out to all of us and sometimes it is just matter of which one you own. While I could make a case for the selections I have made, I could certainly see a reason or two not to go with them. So while I am going to try and justify my selections, perhaps I will include the drawback with each of them. Yeah, I know it seems a strange way to make a case for someone, but I gather that most of us would prefer the pros and cons of our game-week 12 boyfriend, before we go and lie ...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 11 2017/18

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 11 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 11. If you captained Sead Kolasinac or Fernandinho last weekend, congratulations you rocked GW10! You’re also slightly unhinged and should perhaps seek medical advice (Mauricio Pochettino may be able to help, but more on that later). Unfortunately last week was a bleak affair for most of the front line captain candidates. Pep got in an early trick-or-treat prank by leaving Aguero on the sidelines, again; Kane did his hamstring in; Salah seemed determined to do everything except score against Huddersfield; and De Bruyne had an uncharacteristically quiet day. With all that in mind, how best to approach GW11? Will you play safe from the list below? Or will you try and luck out on a cava...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 10

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 10 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 10. I must admit I completely forgot I was writing this article this week due to mixing up Uni work and FPL work but after getting a swift kick from a certain big chicken I went into overdrive to deliver this masterpiece to you all! Now down to business, Liverpool let in goals (shocker!!), Kane scored a few and Kun was back on the score board. All pretty expected things to happen this past weekend but one thing that was (perhaps) not so expected was Pep Guardiola the Patron Saint of Rotation! With most people transferring Sterling in and even captaining him and others having Jesus up top after Aguero’s injury Pep decided to screw everyone over. I loved it because I have neither and seeing ...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 9

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 9 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 9. Earlier this year myself and my better half (I’m lucky to have her she tells me frequently) moved into our ‘forever’ home. I call it this as moving home is horrific so I’ll never be doing that again. Our ‘new’ home is over 100 years old and as such needs a lot of care and attention. Weekends are now a non-stop onslaught of DIY hell (with every possible sport media outlet playing in the background). Frequent trips to the local DIY store have replaced lounging in front of Sky Sports all weekend and my FPL team has suffered accordingly. Well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. Much like an old house your FPL team needs constant care and attention, neglect it for too long and before you...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 8

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 8 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 8. The boring Premier League returns after another exhilarating feast of international football. We now have to wait until early-November for our next international break fix and instalment of thrilling matches; it’s a real shame to see world-class players being taken from their countries, purely for the sake of serving their mandatory club duties, ugh. Let’s distract ourselves from the impending mundane month by guessing which players will perform best for their irrelevant and depressing clubs. Harry Kane vs Bournemouth (H) This is the one name whose omission would cause major disapproval. Reflecting on the mesmerising international break above, it was Kane who shone for England, at least ...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 7

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 7 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 7. Hola Amigos! I was asked to step away from my day job for a moment, of hiding in the Colombian mountains growing…eh…medicine, to try and help this wonderful community with their FPL captain choices, by the way, just shoot me a message if any of you need any…eh…medicine. Unlike most weeks or seasons that I can remember, this 2017/18 season has morphed into, ‘which forward do I captain?’ It is hard to fault anyone for owning three 10 million or above priced strikers, however that also makes it hard to pick the correct captain week in and week out, because we are spoiled for choice. There is something to be said for owning only one good pot (where have yo...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 6

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 6 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 6. Here in Japan, last night’s gales of typhoon Tamil have acceded to a sky of glorious azure, serving as an appropriate metaphor for surveying the carnage of an erratic GW5. Only 2 strikers broke double-digits, an achievement matched by as many goalkeepers. So while the faithful multitudes that stuck with Lukaku were richly rewarded; those that banked on Firmino were left bankrupt. The two biggest stories though, unfolded elsewhere. A shoe-in for the armband, a reinvigorated Kane freshly thawed from his yearly August deep freeze, got cold feet. However, over in the Hornets nest Watford got stung by Pep’s Rocket Man, Aguero. Don’t worry Elton, he caught a few of us off guard but we’re still...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 5

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 5 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 5. This is only my second Captain Picks article but in my last article 4 out of my 7 picks either scored, assisted or both; so hopefully I can continue this trend with my picks below. Last weekend we saw some new players settling into their teams and their new surroundings in the first gameweek after the International Break and the closing of the transfer window. The likes of Renato Sanches, Zappacosta and Krychowiak all featured for the first time in the Premier League. Hopefully with all the business now done and the new players settling into their teams it will allow us, as fantasy managers, to see the real picture and begin to get a feel of how the landscape lies. Case in point GroS and...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 4

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 4 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 4. By the time you read this I’ll be home in Newcastle, back to dreary weather, back to 9-5 and my ‘vacation’ a distant memory. Right now however, I’m writing this by the pool in Vegas debating what type of cocktail to have next – life isn’t so bad! As the drama of deadline day unfolded (for some of us) I followed from afar debating how potential transfers would impact on the players I would propose in my very first captains article, very little it turns out. Had Alexis Sanchez completed his move to Manchester City as predicted, it was likely his 2.4% ownership would have risen rapidly and his inclusion in this article would be a formality. Whichever side of th...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 3

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 3 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 3. It actually feels like I’ve caught you at a bad time: summer is nearly over now; the Minions recently surpassed our beloved ogrelord Shrek, as the highest-grossing animated film franchise in history; the initial buzz of the new season is fading and player prices have started to fall. I can’t stop any of these dismal events, but I can offer hope for the future, a mere taster of the FPL points to come. Andy Carroll — our favourite Donkey — should really be the only player we need to save us but, considering his eternal state of injury, we should probably consider some inferior options. Christian Eriksen vs Burnley (H) This man has never featured in one of my captaincy articles before. That...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2. There are some fantasy players who use the ‘Perma Captain’ tactic – i.e. they decide from the start who their most productive player will be and slap the armband on him for the entire season. In recent seasons this can be argued to be a pretty good, if slightly boring tactic when you consider we have had the luxury of choosing players such as Aguero, Kane and Alexis. One game-week into the new season and the favourite for the ‘PC’ brigade is of course Romelu Lukaku after his opening weekend brace. With United looking like they are at least going to be better than last season and with many predicting another second season turnaround by Jose, Lukaku will likely be near the top of most capo...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 1

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 1 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 1. “The First Cut is the Deepest”. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”. First come, first served. Love at first sight. Make a good first impression. The first US President, George Washington. The first Tour de France champion, Maurice Garin. The first winner of ‘The Voice’ in Lithuania, Julija Jegorova. To truly leave your mark or carve out a legacy you often need to make that first step count. Just like Neil Armstrong did in some 1969 Kubrick movie I saw. Your first FPL captain of 2017/18 has a lot to live up to. Last season Philippe Coutinho topped the GW1 charts with a 15 point haul, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 9 points proved that FPL new boys ca...Read More

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