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 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]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 26

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 26 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 26. Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 26. We are coming into the last gameweek before the proper blanks and doubles start up so enjoy the peace (however relative) while it lasts! For the first double gameweek of the season we had Everton and Man City play twice, so many, me included, gave the armband to Sane which so far has backfired massively! Obviously, City are still to play Everton and Sane could repay us faithful managers in that game but I’m not holding my breath. Especially since fellow Cityzen, Sergio Aguero, nabbed yet another hat-trick in his illustrious career. What drives me mad is the fact I had a gut feeling this would happen and I told my ‘site brother Rosco&...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 25

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 25 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 25. As the two-thirds mark of this erratic FPL season approaches us, an intersection of thought naturally arises. The points obtained so far can be scrutinised, whilst new plans must be formulated. I’d like to spend some time reflecting on the former. Particularly, of course, with regards to points obtained from our captaincy selections. You’ve got a pair of options here: if (like me) you make things unnecessarily tricky for yourself, feel free to go through all of your previous Gameweek performances, counting the (doubled) total number of points that your captains have garnered; alternatively, having only recalled this website shortly afterwards, just visit fplmystats.com and, after entering a re...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 24

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 24 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 24.  Your captain choice can make or break your gameweek. The correct choice can leave you feeling like you’ve had sherbet sprinkled in your blood. The wrong choice – and by ‘wrong’ I mean your luck wasn’t in – and you are a sunken cheeked wreck, mumbling ‘I could have been a contender’ while posting spurious congratulations to other managers. Try not to take it too badly if it doesn’t work out. But before the bottom lip starts wobbling, please take my hand and I’ll try to lead you towards the soft, golden light… Mo Salah Pros: Back to his consistent, double-digit self (6 in the last 8 GW’s) rested and has a home game. Is star...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 23

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 23 Gameweek 22 was a bumper week for those playing in claret and blue. Republic of Ireland’s Declan Rice did his chances of an England call-up no harm with an authoritative display belying his teenage years. Of course, now that he’s no longer a teenager, people will be expecting the West Ham starlet to produce 15 points every week. Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick, modest chap that he is, proved that it’s possible to create goals without any individual needing to take the credit. Clattering the ball against a couple of hapless Fulham defenders earned him 2 assists, a handsome 11 point tally and a lifetime membership with the UK Pinball League. It goes without saying you didn’t captain either of these players. I know this for a fa...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 22

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 22 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 22. A new year, a fresh start and the wide-eyed optimism that this will indeed be your year. Or the date has changed and we are still in exactly the same position as we were before except now we’re all 6lbs heavier. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions either, and there is nothing more annoying than people announcing them to the world. If I hear one more person being all righteous about ‘dry January’ then I will not be responsible for clocking them over the head with my pint glass (once I have emptied it of course). New Year’s resolutions are done by February so the only type of resolutions that I am going to make are FPL ones. Some context; the festive fixture pile-up is a period I usually enj...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 18

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 18 I haven’t even been able to keep up with my Advent calendar(s), let alone FPL trends this month (it’s hard to resist buying two when they’re £1 in Morrisons) and yet here I am: sat up in bed, fuelled by 2 x 18 pieces of chocolate for breakfast, trying to provide your game-weekly dosage of captaincy advice. The looming deadline — at 19:00 on Friday due to the FNF action — marks the start of an annual Christmas bonanza. We’ll be treated to 40 matches in a mere fortnight; 38 festive clashes occur within a 12-day period of what promises to be FPL chaos. It’s a deadline that’s also indicative of the traps that such a busy schedule lays out for managers. Many a mini-league has been dominated by the f...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 17

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 17 Huzzah! It’s that time of year again! No matter how bad one’s year is going, you can always rely on Christmas* to lift the spirits. (*Other festive celebrations are available). Sure, it would be so easy to fall into the trap of being a naysayer, deriding the flaws of how the relentless onslaught of TV’s multitudinous, twee commercials guilt-trip the working-class into spending more than they can afford. Pfft. Go home Scroogey McScroogeface. Nor will this writer blather on about how the festive period perpetuates the shallow fiction that materialism provides any kind of genuine, lasting happiness. That kind of negativity has NO place in this, the merriest of seasons, let me assure you. It’s a time to let our hair down to som...[Read More]

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