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 6

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 6 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 6. Spare parts are not always needed and I do enjoy just sitting about and watching all the others do the work, but occasionally they ask me to jump in and act like I know what I am doing. So when one of the guys was not able to write the captaincy article this week, the site turned to the ‘break glass in case of emergency’ writer. Last time I wrote this article… some time ago, I was told I was too negative about all my picks and having read it back, I really was. I spent the whole article telling all the readers why I wouldn’t captain the guy I had picked. Just had a thought, we can carry a transfer over, it be great if we can rollover a captaincy and triple up the next GW ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 5

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 5 Hello again, everybody. And welcome back from what is perhaps the greatest tribulation of all for us FPL managers, the international break. For many, the start to the season has been tumultuous. One of the few actual positive sides of the international break is that it provides us with a bit of a respite from what is always an intense time in FPL. Traditionally, the first break also marks the activation of the first wildcard for many managers (although nearly 500.000 managers hit the button before GW3). For all of you currently on your wildcard, best of luck with the final days of tinkering. But finally, the break is close to over, and it’s time to have a look at this week’s captaincy candidates. Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 5...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 4

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 4 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 4. Ok, spoiler alert: I’m not going to make a case for you to hand the armband to Harry Kane in the North London Derby. I mean it’s not like he has 9 goals in 9 premier league games against them. You know, he doesn’t have 3 goals in 4 games played at the Emirates…well, you get the picture, stranger things have happened, FPL and all that, but with many a manager still hungover after his blank last time out at home to Newcastle I just think we should focus elsewhere. Also, you’ve probably rage transferred him out already for Aguero with a -4 to go along with it to fund the bloody thing so I’ll spare your nerves here. I’m also not going to cover any Liverpool players either and that’s because the usua...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 3

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 3 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 3 Last year, just before GW4 of last season, I was asked to write the Captain Picks article for that weekend. It would become my 4th consecutive season of being entrusted with such a responsibility. Your innocent eyes were waiting eagerly for the latest instalment… I repaid FF247’s blind faith by vividly describing a series of explicit (and likely homo)erotic acts between you — an unsuspecting reader — and 5 formidable Premier League players who happened to have good fixtures on that weekend. This year, just before GW3 of this (already rather tedious) new season, I’ve been asked to write the Captain Picks article for this weekend. It will become my 5th consecutive season of being entrusted with suc...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 2.  I hope this finds you all mentally sound, high on Boudin noir – and that you’re not in a brown study, brought on by premature wildcarding. Given that most of the community will be captaining Salah this week – or will if they have any sense – then I did consider submitting one candidate for this article with the words ‘don’t overthink it’. Amused by this idea but wanting to give you, dear reader, something more, I tried writing a Haiku instead, but could only manage this unfinished and profoundly mediocre effort: A heavy, hirsute boot runs betrayed by the sea. However after a cold shower and a couple of stiff drinks, followed by a bit of head-scratching,...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 1

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 1 ‘Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated’. So said Chinese philosopher Confucius way back around 500 BC. The same could be said of FPL. Of course, if Confucius were around today, (and enjoyed a little FPL in his downtime) he may give it the big ‘un, but I bet you any money he’d be like the rest of us, because as simple as the game is, most of us have a canny knack of overcomplicating every decision we make. The biggest decision we make each week is arguably our Captain pick. Again this should be simple; pick the best (in form) player with the best fixture and you’re golden right? In theory yes, but does that make it any less painful when your ‘sure thing’ picks up 2pts and the one ‘you were going to captain’ picks up a game-we...[Read More]

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]

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