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 Football Captain Picks Gameweek 38

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 38 Welcome to Football Captain Picks Gameweek 38. It’s here: the final Gameweek of the season. How abrupt it seems. Perhaps that’s a relief? Either way, though, there’s an ominously bittersweet feeling in the metaphorical air. If you view yourself as a relatively casual FPL player, hopefully the literal air around you has a summery breeze carrying it, with the scent of freshly mown lawn and a BBQ lagging just behind; if you view yourself as an FPL obsessive, however, then chances are that you’re surrounded by stagnant air whilst frantically checking if Son’s price fell at ~01:20 during the decisive CL matches. ‘Woe betide those who took the risk to sell him before seeing how many new injuries crop up in the semi-finals’, you muse to yourself, before ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 37

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 37 Welcome to Football Captain Picks Gameweek 37. It was with much excitement that I ripped open the envelope that landed on my door mat. Could this be it? My golden ticket moment. Even though I’m feeling more like Grandpa Joe than Charlie Bucket these days, mentally I’m still a kid. I couldn’t wait to find the letter opener, I ripped the seal apart with my bare hands… and there it was. My invitation to write the GW37 Captain article personally sent from FF247’s very own Willy Wonka. You see I didn’t think I’d be allowed back after some horrendous selections over the years which have included nightmare picks of Baines, Kolarov and Kolasinac and culminating in me recommending on the boards to you all to Capo Shane Duffy in DGW34. Even the Site T...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 36

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 36 Welcome to Football Captain Picks Gameweek 36. Well, here we are, the run in, the final strokes, the end is near. How on earth did we get here so fast? It was only the other day that we were looking at the promoted teams as well as the new managers and their signings. It’s all happening very fast. And fast it is happening again this week with the gameweek still in progress but with no time to spare: the all-important GW 36 is upon us, just 48h after this double malarkey ends. I love this game! First word is one of caution – the deadline is on Friday, 7pm! This is the week where many a manager will be looking to deploy their last chip, whether it being the Triple Captain (as is my case) or the Brighton Boost. The clock is ticking and, if that...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 35

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 35 Welcome to Football Captain Picks Gameweek 35. Fellow FPL players, we are in the month of April. As the deadline for GW35 passes, we will be entering the final three calendar weeks of the 2018/2019 FPL season. And, as if that isn’t daunting enough, we are facing the last Double Gameweek of the season, and chips are bound to be flyin’. Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s squeaky bum time. Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 35. Gameweek 34 saw a lot of Wildcards activated (for example, 62,6 percent of the top 10k used their WC). And, as was practically written in the stars, the players that frustrated us during blank Gameweeks 31 and 33 decided that GW34 was to be their day in the FPL Limelight. As Saturdays slate of games came to an end, BGW...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 34

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 34 Welcome to Football Captain Picks Gameweek 34. I don’t know about you, but for me, FPL frequently gets in the way of life. I spend an inordinate amount of time on my own and other people’s teams, I question my own decisions and doubt my own reasoning time after time. My moods are often dictated by those decisions, good or bad, and if I’m honest it’s perhaps not the healthiest way to conduct one’s day-to-day life. It is what it is. This weekend however the tables were turned; life got in the way of FPL. An overthought GW33 FH team that resulted in a not disastrous 93pts was marred by the draft I almost went with scoring high triple figures. Such is life. So, I was determined to keep things simple in GW34; Anderson and TAA to Mane and an as ye...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 33

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 33 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 33.  I appreciate that this one is coming out half way through GW32. I’d like to think you’ll be more distracted by the turbulence caused by the DGW. However the wheels at FF247 keep turning with remorseless logic, grinding out their rhythms of time and death, so here we are again. Fortunately 33 is a BGW so the pool is mercifully small. I won’t keep you for long. Now who on earth is playing this week? Ah, yes… Jamie Vardy Pros: It’s the best possible fixture. The kindest word for Huddersfield’s form is nihilistic. Vardy’s form has been very steady of late. Leicester have been banging the goals in. If not your captain he’s a strong vice choice this w...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 32

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 32 Welcome to Captain Picks Gameweek 32, (or the Interview with Dr. Hannibal Lecter)… You are probably all wondering why a cannibalistic serial killer was asked to share his thoughts with the general public instead of doing the same with an FBI profiler. Let me elaborate, so you can get a better idea of how this (so called) cooperation actually happened. “The courts found me insane. Thus, I was spared prison and sent to the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.” Once a brilliant psychiatrist, now imprisoned and diagnosed with a Antisocial Psychopathy Disorder, a condition characterized with impulsive or violent behaviour. Nevertheless, the FBI’s FPL247 academy believed that I may have insight into a case (FPL cas...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 31

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 31 Welcome to Captain Picks Gameweek 31. Also known as BGW31 (that’s Blank Game-Week 31 to those not au fait with FPL acronyms). In last season’s equivalent to BGW31, weeks of planning and chip strategy became largely moot thanks to four goals from the dominant captain pick Mo Salah. Salah netted his owners 29 points – 58 if you captained him (and every man and his dog did). I distinctly remember one guy on Twitter who went into the game-week with just 4 players, the triple captain on Salah; yeah he did pretty well. Whilst Liverpool play away this season (last year it was Watford at home) the opposition (Fulham) are without doubt a whole lot worse than Watford, and that’s being kind. So, will it be a case of history repeating itself? Shou...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30 Welcome to Captain Picks Gameweek 30. Another week goes and another week where there was little joy in the armband department. The top ten FPL captains got the following scores 2, 3, -1, 6, 7, -1, 3, 2, 3 and 1 which all means…… F@#K FPL! Kane and Hazard were the only two to get more than 3 points so well done if you had it on either of them. The top scorer of the weekend was turncoat, Declan bloody Rice with 15 points, if you had Jimenez, Deeney or Lukaku they were the only strikers who got over 10 points, so again well done. This week is looking like a lucky dip of captaincy choices as the big players aren’t firing and the poor teams are playing each other but I was told I had to write an article so write one I shall! In fact, I’m go...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 29

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 29 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 29. “What’s the point in reading a Captain Picks article when players like VvD somehow end up being the top scorer after unpredictable flurries in the final 10 minutes?” I actually just made that up. On reflection, it’s an oddly specific quote, so you’d have probably guessed as much… I digress. However, if somebody really did say that, it’d be pretty justified frustration. The previous Gameweeks’ top scorers lately? Don’t ask. It’s a far-from-illustrious list: Deulofeu, Sterling, Laporte, King, Schär, Rice, Deeney… now, I could continue with this pessimistic tone, but it’s well known that Agüero’s pair of home hat-tricks are marginally hidden away by that sorry lot. Deeney’s cumbersome body ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 28

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 28 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 28.  Here we are again – as happy as can be. Three fairly obvious choices this GW, though the two most obvious are maybe not that obvious, given recent events. Plus there’s a differential that’ll make your socks roll down then back up again. Sergio Aguero Pros: I thought I’d get Kun out of the way with first. Non-owners are probably giggling with nerves in order to stop themselves crapping all over the floor with anxiety about not having him. The pros should be fairly evident, but for those not paying attention: 7 goals in the last 4 games, 16 shots on goal and he practically lives in the opposition’s penalty area. Cons: Not many. However some may fret about rotation,...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 27

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 27 And so Gameweek 27’s distant silhouette finally shuffles into view, hands in pocket, scuffing the soles of its sneakers with every slothful step, barely bothered that it kept everyone waiting. Spare a thought then for GW26, left with no choice but to linger, suspended in a moment, encased in FPL carbonite. Thus, we may at least still enjoy the preserved remains of a week that showed a strong showing from some of the more dependable captain candidates. Raheem Sterling (18 points) and Sergio Aguero (17) were the two biggest hitters. In fact they hit so hard that over 200,000 people suffered severe concussion and brought Aguero in for this weekend’s League Cup final. Other worthy mentions go to Paul Pogba (16) and Christian Eriksen (13) w...[Read More]

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