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 20

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 20 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 20. Boxing Day footy is one of the great traditions of a British Christmas. Whether one dons their hat, gloves and scarf to attend the matches or settles down on the sofa to watch on tv, we are set for a football feast. And in FPL terms, this is a great time to make great strides on ones mini-league rivals who may easily miss a deadline or not keep up with press conference comments. There are of course other Boxing Day traditions and let’s look at some as we explore and analyse who is the best candidate for your all-important FPL armband in GW20. The Fox Hunt Richarlison – home vs Leicester Despised by many, yet still enjoyed by some the fox hunt is a tradition that dates back ...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 19

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 19 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 19. Well we have got to the midway point of the season with the last round of games before the fixtures all reverse. This season is flying by and so are the runaway leaders Man City who are flying away from the rest of the competition after going on a 16 game Premier League winning streak. Barring a complete meltdown from City I don’t see them doing a Spurs and throwing the title away (sorry, not sorry). The one thing that has made this season fly by so fast is the amount of footie on the telly and that is what makes this time of year so great. It has been mentioned on the site by many, and the actual managers themselves, that this time of year is very chaotic – with rotation and inj...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 18

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 18 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 18. Ok hands up, who’s up for a Premier league winter break? Anyone? No me either. Managers (Premier league ones that is) always seem more vocal around this time of year, bemoaning the hectic festive schedule; it’s like they didn’t bother to check their fixtures at the start of the season, or maybe they did and just figured they’d moan about it at a later date. Whilst it seems crazy to have so many fixtures crammed into such a short space of time, I for one would not have it any other way. Imagine if every Christmas, the Premier league closed down for business for three to four weeks over the festivities? No FPL for a whole month? (cold shudder) It doesn’t bare thinking about really. For t...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 17

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 17 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 17. Four writers. Four different Captain Picks. Four competitive beasts. This smacks of Four Ball time! The heat is on and the testosterone is high. Mito is sweating in the corner, hoping the drug testers don’t notice him. Cookie is primed, ready and waiting to go, and don’t worry he’s been briefed that a left-back is a no go here. Kop is googling the meaning of positive and Init is looking at the rest and simply shaking his head, as usual : We have a 4 ball on the go – one pick each, the best pick wins. Init: Harry Kane vs Brighton (H) You snooze, you lose. Yeah ok, I got the prime pick here. And if you go with one of the other guys you will be in the minority for ...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 16

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 16 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 16. GW15 saw explosive returns for an old Captain Tips favourite Philippe Coutinho. His goal and 3 assists playing an integral part in Liverpool’s demolition of Brighton. Not that he didn’t get any help though, Mo Salah chipped in with an assist of his own, and Roberto Firmino continued to bemuse non-owners with 2 goals in what has proved to be a frustratingly unpredictable campaign. Perhaps the biggest story of the past two gameweeks has been Jesse Lingard’s 3 goals and 3 assists, proving to be an unexpected bargain basement route into Man Utd and showing form worthy of captaincy. Well, steady on. For now. The most likely source of points, and a captaincy poster boy, did...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 15

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 1 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 15. With this being the second gameweek in only a few days we are getting our first glimpse into the hectic future that will befall us all over the forthcoming Christmas period. Footie on the telly pretty much every day, holidays from education or work coming up, life will be good, so long as Pep, Conte, Jose and co. don’t screw us over too much with their rotation and mind games that will no doubt start up very soon if it hasn’t already! In my last Captain Picks article I tipped Aaron Mooy and got some (a lot!!) of ribbing for it and since then the bald Aussie has done sweet F. all!!! This has turned me off picking a differential pick that I like to do because I don’t want to jinx any more...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 14

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 14 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 14. I’m rarely referred to as ‘a man of few words’. Indeed, some around these parts (Mito), have ribbed me mercilessly over my inability to keep my word count below Tolkien levels. Therefore, with time short and only 2 days between game-weeks 13 and 14, time, both yours and mine is precious. I shall endeavour to embrace brevity; no recounting my DIY mishaps, no shameless bragging of my latest ‘vacation’, no time for distractions. The first mid-week fixtures of the season will give us all a glimpse of things to come; three game-weeks, played over ten days. Normality briefly returns for GW15, then we’re officially into the festive fixtures, and it’s looking busier than ever this season. GW16...Read More

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 13

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 13 2017/18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 13. Well, here we go, dear managers — 13 — the unlucky-for-some gameweek is looming. I suppose that’s true for any given game-week; fortunes varied widely in the FPL world last weekend. The shockwaves of both Salah and Hazard’s braces touched almost all of our teams, a phenomena now known as the Spacey effect, except managers who actually owned these players certainly weren’t complaining. The important question is: who will reveal themselves as the next big scorer? I think the following 5 candidates, given their delicate ball control and ability to score frequently, all have a good chance… Riyad Mahrez vs West Ham (A) Now, this isn’t quite 2015–16 and the dazzling peak of Mahrez’s ca...Read More

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

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