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.

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 37

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 37 It’s probably fair to say that not many of us got quite what we expected or hoped for out of GW36. It was short, sharp and brutal. GW37 does at least have a full compliment of teams to choose from. Whether that will make it much better remains to be seen, as rotation will probably be at a premium again with the short turnaround after the past weekend and also ahead of the next one. As for our GW36 picks it was feast or famine really. And to pay on a previous theme from GW35 the bleeding obvious once again won the day; 1. Matt – Salah, 20 points. A solitary goal was enough to take vicyory this week, which probably says a lot. 2. Kop – Kane, 16 points. Our only other goalscorer but Kop and Kane owners alike would have wanted a tad more. 3. Hors...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 36

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 36 I offer no stats, just dreams Bruno was of course the most captained player in DGW36, the game’s top points scorer (not sure if he was at that point actually, but he is now and we couldn’t really be arsed checking if he was then in all honesty, so just go with it…) and with a potential treble on his hands he was always going to be, even if we all knew deep down that he couldn’t possibly start in all three, as much as Ole does love to flog him! Even so he managed to start two of them and was still flung on against Leicester in an attempt to rescue a lost cause, to no avail. He still got a couple of goals though along the way, as he does. Despite all this the job of our Captaincy writing team is to present you with some options across the...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 35

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 35 And then there was a TRIPLE GW, obviously… As you can imagine we were all prepped and ready to go with this week’s Capo article. We were sort of expecting a couple of changes, maybe the odd additional Liverpool game, but we probably weren’t anticipating this sudden and unprecedented change of events. But credit to our team as they dropped what they were doing and have adjusted their sets accordingly. It does of course mean that Bruno ‘flog him to death’ Fernandes will jump to the front of most people’s queue as the obvious candidate here, but as we all know from bitter experience obvious isn’t always the winner in these circumstances. Let’s take last week as an example… Sheffield United were primed to be put to the sword by Spurs and there was one bleedi...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 34

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 34 Usually at this point in proceedings we cast an eye back over last week’s picks from our panel and have a bit of a laugh at their expense, in the nicest possible way. And applaud the one who triumphed; usually the one who shouted earliest and got the obvious pick, in all honesty! Except that we didn’t actually do one last week, given the tight GW turnaround, and instead we put up a differentials article. Given how much we know our writers look forward to their weekly ridicule we thought we would take a look at these picks instead and see just how different they were in the end! 1, Rosco – Joelinton, Saint-Max, Wilson, Murphy, Ritchie, Willock, 14 points Got a bit greedy?! Some may call it cheating picking 6 players (literally more than half a...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 31

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 31 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 31 There will have been a fair bit of disparity in scores last week, across many a mini-league, and most of it will have simply come down to owning / captaining Kane. Out of the top 5 captained players amongst ‘live’ teams (Kane, Bruno, Salah, Bamford & KdB) only Kane made it into the weekly FPL ‘Dream Team’. The rest of it was made up with the likes of Pereira, Trezeguet, Mendy and Callum Robinson (who?!). There will be no prizes for guessing how most of our panel from last week fared then, outside of our Kane picker; 1. Matt – Kane, 26 points. Top spot, by a mile, thanks to 2 goals and all 3 bonus points. Should have been fairly obvious really though; he was playing vs Newcastle… ...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 30

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 30 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 30 Last week, we looked to our ‘elders’ to guide us through the Capo picks, with a challenge for them to stay awake whilst doing so. Well, stay awake they did, and it was a thrilling contest in the end; 1. Kop — Jesse Lingard, 24 points A bit like West Ham themselves, Kop & Jesse were unlucky not to come away with more but a goal, an assist and 2 bonus points saw the pair over the line. 2. The Gallant Pioneer — Alexandre Lacazette, 22 points Something of a left-field pick, seemingly, maybe GP has got his Capo mojo back. 3. Mito — Harry Kane, 14 points The popular pick (Kane, not Mito), sneaked in with a late return. 4. Cookie — Lewis Dunk, 12 points No idea why he is so obsessed with captaining defenders b...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 29

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 29 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 29 It’s fair to say that GW28 wasn’t very kind on the Captaincy front. One look at the weekly FPL ‘Dream Team’ confirms this, especially when you see names like Iheanacho, Stones, Meslier, Odegaard and Trossard leading the way. As for our own GW28 Tipsters it was a sorry old showing, with the exception of one: 1. DMC – Vardy, 26 points. This week’s runaway leader, a good 20 points above his nearest rival. The only problem here was that he picked Kane himself! =2. Rosco – Bruno, 6 points. No customary penalty for Bruno this week. =2. Smash – Martinez, 6 points. Customary save points for our darling in the Villa goal, but no clean-sheet put paid to any chance of a sneaky armban...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 28

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 28 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 28 Last week saw a split in our writers picks, a couple went with a DGW’er, a couple with a singleton. And up until Wednesday night it looked as if the lonely hearts club was going to run away with it all, well one of them anyway. That was of course until Southampton got involved and we had to get our Man City abacus out. Fortunately for the Saints, and our Kop / Kane combo, said abacus only needed to count to 5, just as we were once again reaching for the 9-version. 1. Kop – Kane, 38 points. Our early leader held on, which was no surprise really with 2 goals and 2 assists. Kop was the best, as he will surely remind you below! 2. Rosco – KdB, 32 points. A late surge but even 2 games wasn’t enough th...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 27

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 27 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 27. Oh Captain! My Captain! What is a captain? Collins English dictionary note that in sporting terms “the captain of a sports team is the player in charge of it”. There’s no flies on these lads! Not happy with Collins, I turned my attention to the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. They state; “The position of captain is given to those athletes whom the rest of the team respect and trust to lead them in the right direction”. They go on to claim that, “a captain must be accountable after a bad performance or practice. Captains are expected to perform in the clutch and lead the team to victory”. It is their opinion that a good captain should embody the 3 C’s – Caring, Courageous & Consistent. With all this newfo...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 26

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 26 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 26 Last week we had a bit of a DGW taster, the hors d’oeuvres to this week’s full on banquet, if you will. A dress rehersal. A practice run. You get the picture. Only it was also for real, just that the choices were much more limited, and perhaps less extravagant in their offering. As it went, three quarters of our panel went for a doubler, one without. Could it prove to be a lesson, or at least a pointer to the importance of filling up on DGW players this week? Let’s go see how they fared… = 1. Swirly – Bruno, 24 points. Our only SGW captainer claimed joint top spot with 24 points, we have put him top of the pile as he did it in one whole game less. The reality is that he was overall more pro...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 25

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 25 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 25 The finest of margins – that’s what FPL is in so many ways. At the time of writing, the likes of Sterling, Fernandes and Salah have five, nine and seven points respectively – then there’s Gundogan who has almost the total of the three players’ gains combined, with 19 points. Those who not only had him in their team, but also followed our man Init’s tip of captaining him, congratulations! As for the fortunate few who even triple captained him, even better! Regardless of whether he plays his second fixture, that is a tally to be pleased with. Indeed, being pleased when your points tally is great is key to this game. In these times where we look for escapism from the general naffness of ...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 24

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 24 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 24 When a hero comes along… …with the strength to carry on. Etc. Said strength will have been tested to the limit as of late, in FPL. And elsewhere, of course. Especially for those who considered Soucek’s powers too much to resist. And subsequently played him ahead of the likes of DCL or even Gundogan. As we go into a bit of a mini DGW the main question is whether this week’s hero will come from our double selection or from a more conventional single game-week source. Let’s go see what our merrily unmasked men think… Init – Gundogan v Spurs (H) & Everton (A) Yeah ok, so he absolutely can do it on a wet Tuesday night away at West Brom but can he do it against the Champions on prime-ti...[Read More]

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