Fantasy Football Tips

The Tips article, which will be released on Thursdays, is where we take a look at which players should be considered for your team, both on a short-term and longer-term basis. While the more obvious selections will, naturally, be included, we will also endeavour to find those hidden bargains and differentials that could set you apart from your rivals and help your performance in your mini-leagues.

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 6

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 6 Hello everyone and welcome to Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 6. I came across the following quote from Ian Holloway during the week and it sums up many a fantasy football team, “To put it in gentleman’s terms, if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, you’ve done what you set out to do. We didn’t look our best today but we pulled. Some weeks the lady is good looking and some weeks she’s not. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She may not have been the best looking lady we ended up taking home but it was still very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much and let’s have coffee.” With Matt deciding to concentrate on the ‘weak’ teams in t...[Read More]

To Salah or not to Salah…

To Salah or not to Salah… So I set out to write a post on the “to Salah or not to Salah” debate as I was sure many would hit the wildcard button during this international break. We all know what Salah did last year and that he’s started this season with consistency, but no double-digit returns. The question, then, is whether investing 13m in him is worth it? As I worked on this comment, I ended up expanding the conversation in order to explore which ‘heavy-hitters’ you should fit in your squad, particularly if you hit that itchy wildcard button during this international break. If so, you’ve hopefully been playing the WC-shuffle in order to gain team value so that you can reach slightly higher than the rest of us. For me you can only really afford 2 or 3 heavy-hitters (10m...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 5

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 5 Hello everyone and welcome to Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 5. I wrote my introduction copy for this article a few days ago. In it I lamented the International Break, threw in a few clichés about it being far too soon for FPL managers, and chucked in a few funnies about Luke Shaw banging his head, and how it may do more good than harm in his case. Then I read Cookies Fixtures article where he talked about the International Break in his intro, AT did likewise in his Captains article. All of which left my intro a little redundant. So here I am, a man with no intro, but in telling you why I have no intro, I have in effect given you an intro. How about we just get to the tips, eh? Goalkeepers I’m not a fan of rotating keepers. I’ve tried it, never works. Every...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 4

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 4 Hello everyone and welcome to Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 4. It’s been a long time since I’ve done this – writing for this site, that is. But I think I’ve got my hands properly on the home row of the keyboard, and I think that I’m ready to add unnecessary letters to common words again. All that’s left to do now is to just do the work. Here’s the thing though, the work ain’t easy this year, is it? Just look at the league table. Granted, it’s a limited sample size, but just look at it. If you’d have bet that Watford would be Top 4 going into September, you could’ve made yourself a nifty little profit there. And West Ham, seemingly buying some key pieces to bolster their squad, sit dead last. C’mon. The only thing that even makes sense anymore i...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 3

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 3   Hello everyone and welcome to your Tips article for this Fantasy Football Gameweek 3. It may just be me but at the time of sitting down to write this, I get the feeling that there have been a number of early moves made this week which in fact had me questioning the wisdom of putting so much effort in to such an article at any depth at all. Well, that and a general lethargy this week. But lucky for you, the kids are back in school and I suddenly and very definitely, not coincidently, have bundles of energy and I’m ready to take you through my fifteen (or so) names with my usual gusto. Based on the impression I have gleamed from following the site chat and the range of FPL heads on twitter, I took to the FPL site to check the most transferred in player...[Read More]

PlayON Picks – Daily Fantasy Sports

We’ve partnered with PlayON to run a private daily fantasy Premier League contest this week. Pick a team and enter it in the private Fantasy Football 247 league. On top of playing for a share of cash prizes, you’ll also win £5 if you finish ahead of the FF247 team’s lineup. To help you with your lineup, we had PlayON’s resident daily fantasy Premier League expert stop by to share his top picks at each position. The 2018-19 Premier League season is two weeks old, which means we’ve had 20 games to scope out who the must-have players are for our daily fantasy squads. Which superstars are firing again this season? Who is the ‘Mr. Reliable’ that will anchor your team? Who are the lesser-known cheapies that are set for a breakout without breaking the bank? These are all questions that you need t...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 2

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 2 Hello everyone, it’s great to be back writing for another season – though, with this being the earliest in August I have written an article, it’s definitely been the hardest to write! So, looking back to Gameweek 1 and there is a bit of a correlation between the most owned players and points scored, in that hardly any of the favourites among the FPL competitors went on to score highly! De Gea, Pickford, Trippier, De Bruyne and Kane collectively managed five points between them. Look, then, at the highest points scorers and McCarthy is owned by just 1.4 per cent, Mendy has got 13.4 per cent of managers putting their trust in him and Wilson has just 5.3 per cent. So, don’t feel bad if your first week didn’t go to plan, a lot of other managers will have fared ...[Read More]

A Midsummer Night’s Fantasy … (Football Musings)

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 2 Two phrases I’ve learned and hated my entire adult life – ‘think outside the box’ and ‘introspect’. As though it mattered much, since my own life was involved in finance and statistics, where you actually look inside ‘boxes’ (and not those of the nice kind mind you) and introspecting gets you called a lackadaisical weirdo. We left that to the office shrink. But a new season of fantasy football is upon us. A lot of bets have been placed. Some (unjustifiable) ego and pride are at stake. Many of us are just a tad bit short of a suicidal Japanese-workaholic. And the only thing keeping us from tearing our hair out and sticking a pen in Slick Joe’s eye, as he lathers up yet another pretty new intern with his smooth words, hair, gestures and just the right touch o...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 1

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 1 Where have the last three months gone? May 13th only seems like yesterday. It was a summer dominated for much of us by events in Russia. England won a penalty shoot-out and football nearly came home. The likes of Germany and Spain disappointed while the French eventually triumphed. But that’s all in the past. It’s been an interesting summer in the Premier League. Of last season’s top 6, Chelsea and Arsenal have new managers. Jose is still moaning. Spurs are yet to add to last season’s squad. Liverpool have spent a fortune. And, City are still the ones to beat. Elsewhere, Everton have spent £50m on a player who disappeared last season. Mike Ashley continues to be a favourite amongst the Geordies. Last but certainly not least, Colin is back! All of this and m...[Read More]

New Fantasy Premier League Transfer 2018/19 – Max Meyer, Alfie Mawson, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Yoshinori Muto

New Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2018/19 Max Meyer, Alfie Mawson, Alexsandar Mitrovic and Yoshinori Muto Welcome to New Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2018/19 – Max Meyer, Alfie Mawson, Alexsandar Mitrovic and Yoshinori Muto. This edition is very much the ‘M’ edition so is probably why they recruited me to write it. M is the 13th letter of the Alphabet and this certainly feels like my 13th article of preseason but c’est la vie! Here we have two familiar faces and two not so familiar ones. AT was a bit premature on his Fulham article as they have gone and signed two names that are experienced in the Premier League in Alfie Mawson and Aleksandar Mitrovic. The other two names you may not know too well and that is Max Meyer to Crystal Palace and Yoshinori Muto to Newcastle. Each of these...[Read More]

New Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2018/19 – Lukasz Fabianski, Jack Wilshere and Felipe Anderson

New Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2018/19 Lukasz Fabianski, Jack Wilshere and Felipe Anderson Manuel Pellegrini has been a busy boy since taking over from Moyesie at West Ham. A re-invention of the squad was required after a season of underperformance last season and this article will focus on three of the Hammers ‘newbies’. Keeper Lukasz Fabianski was so desperate to leave Wales that he not only travelled the length of the M4 but half way around the M25 too, Jack Wilshere took the slightly shorter route from North London to come ‘home’, while Felipe Anderson decided that he’d rather ply his trade in Stratford than Rome. It’s a strange old world but the lure of Pellegrini was clearly strong for all three so let’s have a look at all three to determine if any are viable FPL possibilities....[Read More]

New Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2018/19 – Richarlison and James Maddison

New Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2018/19 Richarlison and James Maddison Hello and welcome to New Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2018/19 Richarlison and James Maddison. We continue our look at new Premier League transfers by focusing on two promising mid-priced attacking midfielders, namely Everton’s Richarlison and Leicester’s James Maddison. Richarlison you will likely remember from his time at Watford last season while you may not know so much about James Maddison unless you followed the Championship. Both midfielders are priced at 6.5mln and would appear to offer good value for money. They both also have the advantage of starting the season at their new clubs with decent looking fixtures. Richarlison Everton FPL price: 6.5mln Many of us hold fond memories of early seas...[Read More]

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