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 Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 22

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 22 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 22. 2017 is already shaping up to be the year of the incredible sulk. While Diego Costa has one eye on a slow boat to China, Dmitri Payet would seem content just to leave E13. Or E20. Or wherever the heck it is that the Hammers call home now. Even Alexis Sanchez threw a strop when his manager had the audacity to relieve him of duty 4-0 up at the Welsh branch of Managers-R-Us. So which players should you trust with your captaincy, and which should you cast aside, risking mutiny? That’s clearly none of my business. But here are 5 players worth considering: 5. PHILIPPE COUTINHO (home vs Swansea) A swan’s grace as it glides along the water is said to belie the unseen frenzied a...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 21

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 21 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 21. Let me begin with wishing all our loyal and active site members and readers a Happy New Year. Hope you were all surrounded by your dear and near ones as we all ushered the beginning of 2017. But that shouldn’t deter us from what we have been religiously doing since the beginning of August, with half of the season behind US and the games coming thick and fast with a few international breaks here and there, it becomes of utmost importance how you and me target the second half of the season. For some it might be to top their own private leagues or for some it might be to do a personal best in overall rankings. With our 2nd wildcard now play now, it would be much more important t...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 19

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 19 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 19. Welcome to the Captain Picks article for Gameweek 19. Firstly, let me say Merry Christmas to all of you, and I hope you are busy stuffing your bellies full with Christmas food and beer, enjoying the holidays with your families. While food and family are the best things of Christmas time, we all know the second best thing: the busy Premier League schedule, giving us three rounds of festive football in one week. As we all know, a certain Argentinian is coming back from suspension this GW, so let me put one thing straight right away – I will not be tipping Aguero in this article. This is for a number of reasons: he has a tough matchup against Liverpool, City are struggling at the mome...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 18

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 18 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 18. Here we are then, on the run up to Christmas and, boy, has it come around quickly. Somehow, I’ve managed to find time to write this article as, in typical tradition, I still have way too many presents to get for so many relatives. All I can say is that a free trial on a certain rainforest-named website has been a lifesaver – if only this website could also write your cards, drive you up the M6 to visit family and answer for you every time you’re asked what your Christmas and New Year plans are. That would make it all a much more relaxing time of year. Like deciding what presents to get, this gameweek presents real dilemmas, albeit on who to give the captain’s armband to, as t...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 15

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 15 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 15. You can’t always play it safe. Sometimes those things with really long odds actually happen. I was just standing there, on a hot and muggy summer’s night, minding my own business. Wet and naked. Just me and one other guy. I never did catch his name. Which seems strange to me now I think about it. Especially given that he was wet and naked too. Anyway, there we were, the sole occupants of a large outdoors communal shower block in a summer camp in Massachusetts. The young campers were tucked up in bed and another counselor and I were showering after using the gym. It was about 9pm at night and it was raining like I had never seen before. Think UK storms, multiplied by 100. Crazy rain...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 14

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 14 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 14. Well hello there, Mito here *pauses for applause* thanks mom, can always count on her. I rarely come out of the Grab, Avoid or Bore Off bubble I stay in and for good reason. Picking players to tip, captain choices or recommending teams for people to invest in seems like a lot of responsibility when you consider how serious some managers take their FPL teams. However after participating in the captaincy article last week, I decided the public needed me or at least that is what my wife told me. Hmmm, odd how happy she was yesterday when I was sitting at the computer coming up with the article, probably just a coincidence. You know there is a tradition at FF247 and it goes something l...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 13

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 13 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 13. Thirteen… #shivers Is twelve the new thirteen? Last weeks abysmal mess from the majority of the top picks would perhaps suggest so. Lukaku (4 pts as captain), Kun (4), Coutinho (4) and Sanchez (2) all disappointed. If you lumped on Hazard then you’d be somewhat delighted, but still subdued, with a massive 8 from him. As it transpired the correct answer was either Costa or Defoe who brought home 18 and 22 respectively. All in all it was a disappointingly low scoring week with just 20 goals in total and nearly a quarter of those were in just one game. It almost felt like the fun had been sucked out of our game as one player after another simply failed to produce. The Inte...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 12

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 12 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 12. We’re back. Almost… at last! England win all of their qualifiers and yet we still despise international breaks. The brilliant variety of global members among us tend to feel the same way I think; poor old GP must be feeling a tad suicidal right now. That said, there has been a lot going on in the world lately, including a ‘huuuuuge’ piece of news that’s been enough to divert our attention from the lack of Premier League matches — one that’s rocked the world to its core and has been THE hot topic of numerous online forums — yep: Sanchez and Costa have been yellow flagged with minor muscular injuries. Only the likes of Hazard or Aguero breaking a leg could trump that. [Update: ...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 11

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 11 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 11. Lists. They’re all over the internet. The problem is that most of them start with a few banal ‘under the radar’ choices that no-one cares about, ultimately ascending to a stonkingly obvious no.1; to wit, “Top 10 Hated Star Wars Characters”; “2001’s Most Shocking Incidents”; and “The Best 5 Football Management Simulators for your PC.” Discussing the lists’ also-rans is rarely little more than a thinly veiled ego-stroking exercise for the compiler to constipate the reader with unnecessary information in an overly verbose and periphrastic manner. If you’re reading this, then perhaps you like lists; or maybe you...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 10

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 10 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 10. Considering the fact that we are already 9 weeks into the season now is probably the time when we start to take our captain picks even more serious than before! Those of us who have struggled throughout the opening game-weeks are sticking to the excuse that to date we haven’t taken things seriously. How difficult it is to get our capo right? Let’s just take a quick look at the highest three scorers in each of the past 3 game-weeks. GW9 – Shaqiri 15pts – Cahill 14pts – Reid 14pts GW8 – Stanislas 21pts – Allen 16pts – Holebas 15pts GW7 – Koscielny 15pts – Firmino 12pts – Costa 12pts So as you can see it’s not that easy to forecast...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 8

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 8 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 8. So what drives your choice of captain pick every week? The answer probably should be as simple as “because that’s who I think will get me the most points from my team this week”. And it’s hard to argue with that! We only ask because we are going to take a slightly different approach to the article this week and look at some key indicators as to who should / could logically be your captain. We are going to look at it from a stats point of view but also try to apply the usual common sense logic too. We may well still end up with the same list of names as we would have done if we had taken the usual approach of picking the obvious mix of big ‘stars’ a...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 5

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 5 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 5. Choosing your captain should be one of the most exciting parts of playing fantasy football really: the way of saying “ha! Called it! My team has the biggest names in the game and it sh*ts on your feeble squad” to your mini-league opponents. That sense of superiority is hard to impose when you’ve just scored, erm, around 17 points (maybe a little less…) in the previous gameweek though. Last weekend was horrific for many of us and probably left our opponents — the casuals among us, such as those at work, who have the likes of Clyne and Rooney in their squads — feeling rather smug. Well, smug they shall be no more! Oh no. This is Gameweek 5 and, thankfully, it’s unrelated to the previou...Read More

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