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.

To hit, or not to hit, that is the question…

To hit, or not to hit, that is the question… Welcome to To hit, or not to hit, that is the question… : “To hit, or not to hit, that is the question”… Well ok, it isn’t necessarily the question, but it’s certainly one that we get asked on an hourly basis on the FF247 boards. If you follow the text through, the next line actually speaks of ‘suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’. The FPL arena probably wasn’t quite the context that Shakespeare was referring to when he wrote it, but it sure is apt when it comes to the issue of taking hits! Now the fact that you have even opened this great new magazine probably means that you are an FPL player and so will almost certainly be au fait with what ‘taking a hit’ means...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 29

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 29 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 29. Over the past five game-weeks we’ve navigated our way through our first blanks and doubles of the season, a period when those who planned accordingly will have reaped the benefits. Forget that, there was as much luck as planning involved. Personally, I was lucky enough to bring in Josh King last week but the only reason I brought him in was because Phillips was ruled out. So, a big thanks to Matty Phillips and his hamstrings. So, we’re now left with 10 game-weeks and we’re split into two camps, those with and those without a wildcard. I’m not going to argue the merits of when the best time to use the wildcard is but one thing in favour of those with wildcard is that it means there is less planning i...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 27

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 27 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 27. Hello and welcome to your Tips article for Gameweek 27 which is the week before (no not Gameweek 28 well, technically yes BUT), it is the week before we tackle a weekend of *probably* just FOUR FPL fixtures – a week where we *probably* have just eight teams involved. You know how people say you have to experience the bad times before you can truly appreciate the good? Well, this is the bad. The Double GameWeeks (DGW’s) ahead in Weeks 34 & 37 have to be created from something and Gameweek 28 is the by-product, (because of the FA Cup Quarter Finals) of these glorious ‘good’ weeks. Because I treasure you all, I’m just that kind of person, I felt I would concentrate the crux of this particula...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 26

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 26 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 26.In the words of The Pet Shop Boys ‘What have I, What have I, What have I done to deserve this?’. I haven’t written a Tips article for the site since 2016 and my first one of 2017 happens to fall on the first blank game-week of the season. Great. To be honest I can handle dealing with the blanks although you wouldn’t know it if you looked at my team and rank, it’s having to follow on from Mito’s superb Tips article last week which is causing me problems. Now while Mito likes to mix things up I on the other hand am a creature of habit and I will be adopting the tried and tested format. We moan time & time again throughout the season that we’re being beaten by casual FPL players who just get lucky. ...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 25

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 25 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 25. I asked Init to do a foreword for me, now you may ask why I would need such a thing in this article. Well, when I was given the task of writing TIPS (my first time ever) I quickly realized that I don’t have 3000 words in me like the previous writers did. So I figured I cheat and get 500 from the rooster. Listen fellas, as I always say and I quote myself “if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying” However, Init wrote it and apparently the dog ate it, because as you can see, there is no foreword. So now I am forced to write an intro for this article that I wasn’t planning on. Tough stuff, I know. In reviewing Tips from the past, it is obvious that we usually hold to a...Read More

January Transfer Analysis

January Transfer Analysis Welcome to January Transfer Analysis. Deadline Day has passed, Jim White has calmed down and put away his golden tie for another few months and the new signings will be getting acclimatised to their new surroundings. Some of the players are getting used to a new country but during this transfer window we mostly seen Premier League players swapping allegiances to another Premier League club. I don’t think there will be any arguments when I say this window was dominated by Piefaces crusade to return to the South coast of France with Marseille. Apart from that the window was rather drab for most fans with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City, United and Spurs not signing really signing any names with the only transfer action being to boot lads out the front...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 24

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 24 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 24. This is kind of an MLS-ish type of schedule that we’re dealing with this week (and in the rounds coming up). We had games take place on Tuesday and Wednesday for GW23 (and this article is actually being written before GW23 has been played out, so bear that in mind). We have another set of games kicking off on the weekend after short rest. And in just a few weeks time, we’ll have a serious set of bye weeks to plan for. So yeah, it’s kind of fitting that the former MLS writer for this site gets stuck trying to navigate some of this mess that we’re coming into. And just like when I used to have to write the MLS stuff, I’m not in the best of moods about the whole thing. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 23 (Part 2)

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 23 Part Two Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 23. Ah, Back to the Future – what a series of films. We may not have hover boards (well, not real ones anyway – any with wheels don’t count), but other aspects have come to fruition like video calling and voice control and then there’s the question asked in disbelief: “Then tell me, future boy, who’s the President of the United States?”. I won’t go further there. Of course, if we had our own time machine (I’m still happy with a DeLorean!), we could go back to 11:00am UK time on 21st January and change around our teams to get the best possible scores, not to mention the betting possibilities with an accumulator including Swansea winning 3-2 at Liverpool! Andy Carroll could even have been m...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 23

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 23 Part One Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 23. Ah, Back to the Future – what a series of films. We may not have hover boards (well, not real ones anyway – any with wheels don’t count), but other aspects have come to fruition like video calling and voice control and then there’s the question asked in disbelief: “Then tell me, future boy, who’s the President of the United States?”. I won’t go further there. Of course, if we had our own time machine (I’m still happy with a DeLorean!), we could go back to 11:00am UK time on 21st January and change around our teams to get the best possible scores, not to mention the betting possibilities with an accumulator including Swansea winning 3-2 at Liverpool! Andy Carroll could even have been m...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 22

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 22 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 22. Firstly, looking back at last week’s Tips I would like to pay tribute to Mr Inittowinit who brought us his ‘Transfers In’ led article which was rather annoyingly, an entirely original and simple idea delivered expertly. Pity Diego Costa was in it but we can hardly blame Init for that much as we may like to. So I decided to focus on a few differentials in this week’s Tips and I imposed a ‘sub-10% ownership’ model and my selections, which I’ve listed in no other order than playing position and then descending ownership percentage, can all (except two) be considered differentials which might help you pull yourself away from the quagmire of your congested mini-leagues. Mito’s excellent intro or ‘pre-ram...Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 21

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 21 Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 21. Just for a change we aren’t going to select players this week, instead we are going to let the game itself select them for us! We are going to take a look at the most transferred IN players for this round. And then we are going to tell you why we think this is and then whether we think thousands of other people are on the right track or whether they have lost their minds! It’s a fair sample selection as well because the transfer window has been open for well over a week already and the top 3 players from each position have attracted over 1.2 million transfers between them and that’s just at the time of writing*. Let’s take a look and see what people are up to… Goalkeepe...Read More

FPL Ramblings Part 3 The Midfield Minions

FPL Ramblings Part 3 The Midfield Minions Thanks for reading FPL Ramblings Part 3 The Midfield Minions : In previous seasons the budget midfielder has more often than not been a player who was priced at £4.5m or below who sat on your bench week in week out and would hopefully deliver you 2pts when called upon. For some of you that may also be the case this season but with the way this season has panned out many of you will undoubtedly be placing much more emphasis on your budget midfielder. 3-5-2 has emerged from the wilderness this season meaning that your 5th midfielder needs to be someone who is capable of scoring points on a semi-regular basis. Those of you who continue with the tried and trusted 3-4-3 formation may be deploying a budget player as your 4th midfielder, particularly if y...Read More

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