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 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

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 7

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 7 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 7. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Captain Picks article for Gameweek 7! This GW has several favourable matchups as most of the ‘top’ sides face weaker opposition – the one exception is at White Hart Lane where Spurs and Manchester City, the only two undefeated teams, face each other on Sunday afternoon. Some of the premium options, such as Ibrahimovic and Hazard, have been sold by plenty after failing to deliver in their last few matches, but with favourable matchups this weekend plenty a manager could end up regretting that decision. This is the last GW before another international break, so if you don’t want to spend the break annoyed at capping a player that faile...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 4

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 4 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 4. So, here we are – this is the first game-week since the transfer window slammed shut. Highlights on the final days included Sideshow Bob – sorry David Luiz – surprisingly finding his way back to Chelsea, Loïc Rémy arriving at Crystal Palace, Nacer Chadli moving to the Hawthorns and Jack Wilshere going on loan to Bournemouth (a deal only struck on the proviso that the midfielder would have Cherries-branded crutches for the inevitable injuries). Arsene Wenger also stopped playing his poker face and got Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Pérez to put pen to paper at the Emirates. The transfer window always leaves a mixture of emotions as people are left baffled, excited, fru...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 6

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 6 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 6. I sit penning this article on the morning of my birthday, and the football gods have given me a number on wonderful birthday presents. Jose Mourinho is surely unhappy after his team got whapped by Watford, and that makes me happy. Stoke were down two goals in the first fifteen minutes of their game and that makes me quite happy. Better yet, they look poised for relegation. This would make me infinitely happy. I started thinking about the best birthday presents I ever received, and the ones that stick out the most are from my childhood. So that got me thinking: what would the best birthday present of all time look like for adult me? It would start with a lifetime contract for Jose M...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 3

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 3 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 3. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to another season of Fantasy Premier League! While I’m sure most of you remember the pain and agony from last season’s FPL start, when conventional FPL wisdom was thrown out the window and mere mortals – aka FPL noobs – made impulsive transfers and rash decisions and soared above experienced FPL players early on and throughout most of the season. It seems that the FPL Gods have been kinder to us this time around as the start of the season has been considerably nicer to us, with several of the premium players – Ibrahimovic, Aguero, Hazard – as well as some of the budget picks – Gray, Negredo, Redmond, Lamela – delivering FPL points from the get-go....Read More

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 2

Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 2 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Game-week 2. Man is it good to have fantasy football back!! Everything just seems slightly better in the world; red lights don’t last as long, my cooking tastes better, the missus’ incessant nagging actually sometimes seems to have a valid point… apart from when it’s about FPL: “Why do you even play that stupid game?” I can’t even… But yeah, we’re back in the saddle again and life is good. The awful new colour scheme is even starting to grow on me. I’d forgotten about the horror of not owning any Monday night players though; you’ve got to love a guaranteed 15k drop in the rankings. Chips have already been played, both accidentall...Read More

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