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.

Captain’s Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 21

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 21 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 Welcome to Gameweek 21 and 2015. Can it really be 2015? Remember Y2K? The electronic apocalypse! Our bank accounts would magically disappear, electricity, heat and running water would be a thing of the past, and life as we knew it would cease. Instead we got cheap champagne, some knob playing Prince’s “1999” one last time and a midnight kiss from some broad with a snaggletooth. Fifteen years on, Apple has taken over the world, “reality” TV has destroyed that entertainment medium and it turns out Pluto was never a planet. Where has the time gone? We hope you survived the Holiday fixture madness, slept off the New Year’s Day hangover and put away all the Christmas albums for another year (though we give you pe...Read More

Captain Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 20

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 20 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 In Times Square, New York, millions gather to witness the ‘Ball Drop’. Londoners stand agape at Big Ben. Italians traditionally wear red underwear. Wherever it’s celebrated, and whatever the custom, the New Year gives everyone a cause to reflect upon a year of joy, hardships, triumph and despair. For those that aren’t into watching balls drop; staring at large erect clocks or adorning scarlet panties, lets allow ourselves to be whipped up into a nostalgic fervour of our own. So, before the final Captain Picks of 2014, here’s a quick nod of acknowledgement to the expertise of those that write upon this hallowed digital papyrus, as FF247 merrily tiptoes through the writers’ ...Read More

Captain’s Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 18

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 18 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 ‘Twas the night before GW18, when all through the land Not a creature was sleeping, for they had not planned; Their transfers were done, and in good time too, But whom should they captain? They need to know, who?! That’s right folks, ’tis that time of year again, when – what? “Christmas?” Bah humbug! Merely incidental! ‘Tis the time of year when we approach the halfway point of our FPL marathon. Those of you who have done well up to this point will be hoping to consolidate and push on further, and for the rest of you there is still plenty of time to heed the Ghost of FPL Past, turn the ship around and overhaul your rivals. What better way to start than nailing your c...Read More

Captain’s Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 17

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 17 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 Your choice for the armband this week is likely to cause you more headaches than in previous weeks. But with headaches there is also the chance to score big. There is no Aguero to select of course, Diego Costa has not exactly been producing the goods of late, Eden Hazard isn’t given the luxury of a home fixture, but a tricky night in Stoke and Man City have no strikers. So while you may still to decide to go with Hazard or Costa we have explored the different options this week that we believe offer you a chance to beat your mini league rivals, many of whom will go with the tried and trusted names. So it’s time to show some flair and give the responsibility to another member of your squad who has decent form ...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 16

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 16 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 What can you do in two minutes? Well, keeping it clean . . . you could listen to Song 2 by Blur and rock out some fantasy league angst, you could read Bryan Munich’s inspirational quotes and think, ‘I’d love to remember that and quote it to appear intellectual (but I never will)’. You could cook two-thirds the way, a soft-boiled egg or watch Tim Vine tell you 56,676 jokes. Alternatively you could watch the entire performance of your fantasy football captain for the week. Sergio Aguero, everyone. I don’t have the figures to hand but apparently an astounding 134% had the armband on him last week against Everton and the resultant intake of breath at approximately 5.32pm on Saturday as the Argentine (there I sai...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 15

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 15 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 And welcome to GW15. Here are our Captains Picks… Spoiler alert. There’s no Diego Costa* in this top 5. There’s a good reason for this. Yes, if your team doesn’t have him then you’re taking a huge risk. But his complete lack of assists this season and recent dearth of bonus points mean that his returns have become rather one dimensional. He hasn’t amassed above 7 points since GW4. Furthermore, in all 4 of his games back from his latest injury he failed to make it to the final whistle. One wonders how many extra chances the tireless Hazard, Fabregas and Oscar may have gifted him against the flagging defences of QPR, Liverpool, West Brom and Sunderland in the dying embers of a gam...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 13

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 13 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 There’s no time for fluffy introductions this week guys and gals. No, no, no. This week we’re just talking hardcore fantasy football FACTS and STATS! No personal stuff just to help hit a word count target. No chance. Just an article full of statistic after statistic to help you make the right captain choice for this week. That’s what matters to you, and so that’s what matters to me. No waffle. Just facts. There’s no time to reminisce anymore about my glory days on the Saffron Walden High School playing fields. Nope, they’ll be none of that this week. We’ll be far too deeply engrossed in Shots-on-Goal %’s to worry about the rest of my story from last time out, where my team eventually won a match that went do...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 12

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 12 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 What a wonderful time to have the opportunity to write an article for our great site. Although we didn’t win at the Football Blogging Awards this week, our stock has probably never been higher and I would personally like to place on record my appreciation for the time offered and dedication selflessly shown by our band of fantasy figureheads. They descended upon the National Football Museum in Manchester on Thursday to represent very smartly, the FF247 name. And whilst the local lads Init, B-Bash and Muts chucked on a shirt and rolled out the door five minutes before curtains up, some came by train and left with train (and hangover), our Erasure-loving Rich*. Some came by air, namely Kop and Calvin (Easyjet)...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 11

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 11 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 Greetings travellers, today we take another step into the world of captain possibilities. We will search the four corners of FPL captaincy – form, fixtures, risk, and luck – in order to bring you the best options out there, so come explore with us. But what type of explorer are you? Magellan – professional and thorough; Columbus – gets completely lost; Marco Polo – it’s all just a big game; or Internet Explorer – boring but gets the job done. Regardless of your style, we have the captain choice for you, and are here to guide you through the tough terrain of being an FPL manager and hopefully see you end up with a mighty score this gameweek, which all starts with sele...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 10

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 10 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 Hallowe’en is a time when ostensibly sane people wear a Scream mask and carve a stupid face into a large orange cucurbita fruit. The really dedicated step beyond the fantasy and embrace paranormal phenomena, perhaps by ghost hunting or gathering the family around a Ouija board. That being said, I don’t think anyone expected Liverpool to get a clean sheet on Saturday. Keeping in spirit (gone early there, sorry) with things, this week’s Captain Picks celebrates the spooky season through the medium of word alchemy. Have fun trying to spot all the gory puns, but don’t try it at home. It’s addictive and can be hard to Hallo-ween yourself off. Speaking of scary looking individuals ...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 9

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 9 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 So there I was. A sunny Friday in the spring of 1996. Saffron Walden County High School playing fields. Lunchtime. A slight figure of a 16 year old, desperately needing to finish the week with a win. It was my turn to be captain, and I’d won the toss to pick first. I surveyed the crop of young men standing in front of me. Who would be first into my team? Who could ensure my bragging rights through free period after lunch, through double Geography and – if my fake ID held up to scrutiny – through a Friday night’s drinking in the White Horse? Decisions just didn’t get bigger than this. Stuart was the obvious choice, but as I looked at him, something just didn’t look right. I knew the problem couldn’t be m...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 8

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 8 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 Well it is my turn again. Being the clever cookie (oxymoron?) who innocently but strategically ‘volunteered’ to go 4th, 8th 12th etc. and whose first two articles just so happened to fall over two international breaks so he could have more time to prepare his article, may I just say that I in fact now hate international breaks. Why? Read on . . . I’m writing here hoping that no one (else!) gets injured during my typing now or up until my Monday deadline as this will cause me a last-minute re-jig of article. Lovely. Anyone injured in the game taking place on Tuesday, I get to pass blame onto my deadline-loving, ball-breaking editor. Nice.

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