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.

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 24

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 24 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 On any normal transfer deadline day nothing would have trumped Carlisle United’s procurement of Nathan Buddle from Blyth Spartans. But like a crossbar shuddering from a Geoff Hurst thunderbolt, the football world is still reverberating from the impact of Monday’s biggest story; Man Utd’s signing of defender Andy Kellet on loan from Bolton. When asked whether he’d still retain his 3-5-2 formation in light of this capture, Louis van Gaal mumbled, “But of course. We are in a bad moment like Queens Park Raisins. Kellet will make the youth team strong. This is football.” If you went for Harry Kane as captain last week, one of Calvin Clyne’s tips, you’ll have been re...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 25

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 25 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 Gameweek 24 was a mixed bag for captaincy candidates. Walcott returned a one point cameo from the bench; Silva left empty-handed; while teammate Aguero contributed a paltry 5 points. Eden Hazard continued his march up the scoring charts with a handsome 10 points. Once more, however, the limelight was stolen by Harry Kane who, for those ‘punks’ who were ‘feeling lucky’ accrued double digits for the second consecutive game. This week throws up a few, how to put this, potentially less balanced fixtures. But then, that was said about Man City vs Hull City, so who really knows what will happen? With Man Utd and Arsenal having irresistible home fixtures, can Fantasy Football managers afford...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 26

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 26 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 A ten day break from league action is just what the doctor ordered for fantasy owners. The wildcard has been played, the transfer window has closed and a break in the action will have allowed us all to take a long, hard look at the team we have going forward. A rash of injuries to significant fantasy players has proved frustrating and a bench featuring good reserves players has paid off for those who make sure their reserves start for their respective EPL teams. The good news is that Sanchez and Aguero look set to play this weekend, which should solve many selection headaches around the world. In the interest of full disclosure, I write the article this week coming off disastrous captain choices for my team ...Read More

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 23

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 23 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 Evening all, for the last time from the Emerald Isle here are your picks for the hallowed armband. This has been written whilst sitting on a packed box for a chair with the laptop on another couple of boxes acting as a makeshift table, all at the end of a labyrinth of various other boxes and suitcases. Such are the lengths we go to to bring you the latest captain report, and those war correspondents think they have it tough… I doubt John Simpson ever had to throw together a quick meal of the few remaining ingredients he had left before moving out (sausages, lasagna sheets, jelly and honey since you ask), but there he is with his CBE and his International Emmy, all while living off the taxpayer! Not tha...Read More

Captain Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 22

Captains Picks Fantasy Football Gameweek 22 – Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 Hello and welcome to your first tartan-tainted captains article of 2015 so Guid New Year to yin an’ all and lang may yer lum reek. *confusion and polite smiling sweeps across the boards* Before we begin I would like to say a thank you to Lawdogg for his first and hopefully not last, Captains article last week, which was excellent. Welcome to the cappo crew Mr D. And the “elfin executioner?” Bravo. Right let’s start with a quick fire quiz, shall we? 1. Have you made a New Year’s Resolution? 2. Have you stuck to the diet so far? 3. Have you visited the gym like you said? 4. Have you started looking for that new job? 5. Have you pumped yourself full of the confidence to ask that girl out? 6. Did you nail the ca...Read More

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

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