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 10

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 10 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 10 Chat Sh*t Get Banged And no we aren’t particularly referring to Mito using last week’s article simply as a platform to slate his fellow writers. Well ok, we are a bit, but the main point was that there will be an overwhelming favourite Captain this week. The clue is in the title. But before we get on to that let’s see how last week’s lot actually got on: Kop – DCL, 26 (captain points). The top score out of our picks. And we bet he was still unhappy with it! Smash – Bruno, 22 points. Looked like he had it in the bag until DCL came along. Mito – Ziyech, 6 points. We shall forgive him this one as it was a late pick and the obvious ones had already gone. Call it a punt. Or something...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 9

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 9 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 9 Absolute carnage! And no we aren’t talking about last weeks picks, well ok maybe one of them but more about that later. The way things are going this week half of our candidates will be either injured or Covid positive by the time we come to publish this. Cracking idea to play International football right now, and hey let’s not just play the normal amount, let’s cram in even more games to see just how many players we can break… Anyway, we digress from ranting. How did last weeks panel get on? Not bad actually, on the whole. We say whole… Smash – Kane, 18 (captains points). It may not quite have been all that everyone was expecting, but a goal and 3 bonus points were enough to see Smash,...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 8

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 8 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 8 Strange Times Let’s begin with our now usual round-up of how the team fared with their Captain Picks last time out. Four picks returned three goals, but suprisingly only one bonus point between the lot, which is odd. The only player who didn’t return was Son vs Brighton, which again felt odd. But we are living in strange times and is anything really a surprise these days? Kop: Ings. Got a goal for 12 Captain points. And then got himself injured. Ings that is, not Kop. Rosco: Kane. Also got a goal for the same tally. Kane that is, not Rosco. Init: Salah. Trumped Rosco and Kane in the stat-off. Some would call it a thrashing, 16-12. GP: Son. 4 points, enough said. Let’s go and see what Matt, Swirly, Smash ...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 7

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 7 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 7 Dusty Bin Having somewhat recovered their collective credibility in GW5 could our writing team go back-to-back successes? Erm… no. Kop topped the class this week with Kane, which probably says more about the others than him. He got 5. AT at least got a clean sheet from Bruno. Wonderful. He got 3. Jamesimmo went obvious with Salah. And got 2. Matt went with the usually ever so reliable DCL. And got 1. We couldn’t even complete the phrase ‘5, 4, 3, 2, 1’ properly. As for The Confessional it looked like an episode of Harry Enfield with so many (Egyptian) scousers involved. There were a couple of Kanes to buck the trend but no Sons to colour the mood. We shall let them off though as it was a strange ol...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 6

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 6 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 6 Werner’s expertise After a dreadful showing in GW5, the pressure was on our ‘experts’ to deliver in GW6. Let’s go see how they fared… Init brought us Kane. And his 32 Captain points. The strongest performance out of the lot. Unfortunately for Init, he didn’t actually own him, never mind being able to stick the armband on him. He captained Sterling himself and, despite scoring 72 points and being a good 12 points above the average, this was the lowest score amongst the ‘experts’. GP went jingoistic with Salah and that would have given him a respectable 14 points. Had he followed through. But he didn’t, he went for Kane himself and grabbed a 94 score, the highest out of the ‘experts’. Kop… we still aren’t entire...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 5

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 5 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 5 No, no, no, no, no? So presumably you all had Grealish (24 points) or Watkins (19) as captain vs Liverpool? No? How about Son (18) or Kane (16) away at Man United? No? Failing that one of the Everton lads… DCL or Richarlison would surely suffice at home to Brighton? No? No. JRod (18) stole that particular show. Maybe a Chelsea midfielder, they have plenty of exciting fantasy options there? No… you guessed it, Jorginho (15) came out on top. Perhaps you went to the defensive ‘well’ with either a Chil (18) or a Cress (15). No? Thought not. None of the above were mentioned by our panel of ‘experts’ last week, but let’s forgive them that, as it was the strangest of strange weeks. But we still like...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 4

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 4 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 4. Shiny Old Toys Ok then class, hands up, who did well with their armband last week? Cue silence. A week for the differential, evidently. The answer was of course Vardy as he was top scorer and would have netted you a cool 34. But he was away vs Man City, and given the alternatives he wasn’t exactly top of most peoples list. Top of our list last week were Jimenez with 0 points, Kdb and Werner with 4 and Kane and Salah with a slightly more respectable, but still rather dissapointing 10. And all that was doubled. The ‘Confessional’ all had some combo of the above too, so we can’t even point to a glory seeker there. Let’s go see if this week’s panelists stick with the tried and tested, the ...[Read More]

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 3

FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 3 Welcome to FPL Captain Picks Gameweek 3 There were goals and assists galore last week, unfortunately not that many from the obvious picks! To illustrate how odd it got we had 4 picks for you in GW2 and they managed 1 goal and 2 assists between them. Kane got a goal and 4 assists all on his own. KDB was probably the least obvious of our picks and he accounted for 2/3 of those ‘returns’. Or to put it another way, when Leicester score 4 and Vardy is involved in exactly none of the goals you know it’s going to be one of those weeks. Let’s not even mention how the ‘confessional’ went… So let’s go see if we can fare any better for you this week… Cookie: KDB vs Leicester City (H) Back in his stride on Monday night at Wolves, KDB looks as if he ready to car...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2. Last week’s ‘Capos’ article began as follows, “Captain choices often make or break a game-week, nail it and you can be in the forties before you even begin to look at the rest”. How apt this was as a certain Mo Salah went and smashed home an opening day hat-trick and all those ‘lucky’ managers who gave him the armband grabbed 40pts. Those who contributed last week were bang on the money as all the players they included brought home the bacon (or at least some lardon). Although the worst was GP. (Just saying). No pressure on those tasked with contributing to this week’s article then! Hoping to see men with whole pigs on their backs striding up hills etc (apologies veggies…). Let’s see what ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 1

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 1 Captain choices often make or break a game-week, nail it and you can be in the forties before you even begin to look at the rest, fail it and that 2 or 4 pointer just stares back at you all week long, haunting your very being. It’s probably the one decision you flip-flop on the most too, especially when you own 2 or 3 of the (seemingly) obvious picks for that particular week. It’s crystal ball time really but it can also be an informed choice, you simply need to learn to live with the consequences, but if you can back up your decision with some solid logic then that often makes it easier to accept the outcome. Which is why we do this article as we aim to give you some solid info and reasons that you can hang your hat on. What to expect ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 38+

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 38+ Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 38+ Given as we finally have a few days to breathe between GW’s, we thought we would break the monotony and bring you something approaching a normal article. And it’s a nice one to finish off on in that respect, as we’ve invited our entire writing team for the 2019/20 season to give you their Captain Picks for GW38+ and a little bit of space to add anything else they want to say as a bit of a season sign-off. If anyone remembers the shenanigans we have had the last few times we have done a shared Capo article (in terms of people basically lying, or at least being forced to) then we should add as a caveat that we have at least asked them to be honest for once and tell us who their actu...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30+

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30+ Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30+ We are definitely getting used to where that ‘+’ button is on the computer now! The last time we wrote a (semi) serious Captain Picks article was about 3 months ago. We rather suspect some of the writers and staff were secretly hoping that this whole thing had just been called off so that they could get a full 6 month break. No such luck guys! We have awoken them from their slumber and gently asked them to resume where they left off (aka: kicked their ass and told them to get back behind their computers and tell the world who to captain this week). And funnily enough they did… GP – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang It would be fair to say that PEA is the obvious Arsenal candid...[Read More]

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