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 30

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30 Away days… Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 30 The jury is still well and truly out on last week’s picks but at the moment there’s definitely a divide between those who went with a single game-week player and those who went with a double one. And there’s definitely a divide between who actually went with their pick in reality and who was a Billy Liar again! In terms of ‘success’ (so far) AT is winning with his Vardy pick on 22 Captain points, despite him not even starting his game. Smash is 2nd with Salah and his return of 18. GP is stranded in (joint) 3rd with 4 points after Jimenez blanked against Brighton. Jamesimmo will be hoping PEA can improve his current 4 in the second game and DMC is c...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 29

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 29 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 29. We need to talk about Kevin… It was difficult to pick a winner from last week. Mainly because they all ultimately fell flat on their faces. Trent delivered Kop an unexpectedly low 2-point captain return and perhaps he learned his lesson about captaining defenders. Not that he did (perhaps the former, he didn’t do the latter regardless…). We also hope that Smash had a decent vice, as Vardy failed to even turn up for him. That’s assuming he captained him (he didn’t…). Technically the winner was Rosco, as he picked both Mané and Salah but, even with that potent double advantage, he still only brought home 8 captaincy points. With both! That’s four of the top-scoring ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 28

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 28 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 28 It’s all red again. And a bit of blue… For the most part GW27 was a bit drab affair and it’s fair to say that it wasn’t really livened up much until Liverpool did what they do and destroyed limped past West Ham on Monday evening and with it masking bumping up many an FPL score to something nearing respectability, mainly due to the flurry of armbands on display in that one. Last week three of our panel took (understandably) a Liverpool asset under their arm, with the outlier being Smash and his pick of Jimenez who got him a goal but also a yellow meaning that his captaincy score sat at 10. Which at one point during Monday night looked like it may actually take the gold. U...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 27

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 27 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 27. We begin with our now usual analysis of last week’s picks, more out of interest as to whether our pundits were genuine in their choices than whether they were actually right or not! Init went for Kun and true enough he followed suit and actually bought him and put the armband on him. Whether that bears fruit or not we are yet to discover as GW26 still plays out behind us, despite our best efforts to ignore it! Our other ‘truther’ was Matt who not only tipped Salah, captained him himself, and stuck the TC on him as promised… Poor Matt. Kop gave us Son and Smash gave us TAA. Both went with Salah themselves, and both with KDB as vice. Both got what they deserved then for l...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 26

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 26 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 26 Remember the now infamous ‘Mane Five’ and the subsequent ‘Bloody Liars’ article? Well, it seems like they’ve been at it again! Last week saw our panelists tip Salah, KDB, PEA and TAA for the armband. Did any of them actually stick to their word though?! One look at the FPL FF247 Contributors League would suggest not as 14 out of 15 went with Salah! That said we should put an end to the facade really and state the bleeding obvious; when we ask the panel to present an argument for a captaincy candidate it doesn’t necessarily mean they are going to pick them themselves. It’d be a hellishly boring and predictable article if we presented you with four Salah ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 25

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 25 Bloody Liars! Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 25. We usually begin here by (cruelly) analysing last week’s picks but we are in the unusual spot of not actually knowing the outcome of that yet, what with Liverpool (and West Ham) still to conclude their DGW. As a reminder of last week’s article though it was Liverpool all the way and Mane took the lions share of the vote. Or so we thought! We grew suspicious when a couple of the writers starting seeming to favour Salah in the comments section… Turns out that this phenomenon was even more widespread than we first suspected! To be fair to them (before we lay in to them), 13 out of the 14 did actually stick to what they said about playing the TC chip, which was good...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 24

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 24 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 24. Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool… When we began to discuss this week’s Captain article it quickly became apparent that it was, understandably, simply a case of which particular Liverpool asset would be sporting the armband (it’s a double Gameweek for them, just in case you’re a bit behind the curve here). So, rather than the usual round robin of different teams and candidates, we’ve decided to do something a little bit different and have asked all of the regular writers to simply tell us who they are going with, a quick synopsis as to why, and as a small added bonus; whether or not they will be playing the Triple Captain chip on them. So let’s go see what the...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 23

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 23 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 23. GW22 saw a mixed bag to say the least, ranging from a Jimenez blank returning Matt’s ‘supporters’ a meagre 4 captaincy points, all the way through to GP topping the pile with his Rashford pick, who rewarded him with two goals, three bonus points and 24 lovely points, despite only playing for 58 minutes! In-between these we had Init backing Mane to no avail and 6 points, Rosco seeing his Vardy party fizzle out after a solitary assist and 10 points, Smash stepped up with a goal, or at least Tammy did, to get him 12 points and it was close but no cigar for Cookie as KDB and his wonderful assists brought him home with 18. After a bumper week of potential candidates it’s sli...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 22

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 22 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 22 In our last Captain Picks piece on New Year’s Eve we had two distinct winners and two distinct losers. Vardy was a no show for Matt and Jimenez may as well have been too for Kop. AT thought he’d sprung gold with a slightly surprising 9 point haul from Ings but Rosco took the spoils with Salah and his 10 points. Hardly awe inspiring though when we consider that all of Noble (16), Sokratis (15), Perez, Grealish, Jesus (13), Robertson, Deulofeu (12), Stephens, Fredericks and Azpi (11) fared better! Once again we go to the well though and ask our writers who they think should get the armband this week, will there be any big time differentials within their picks. Probably not… Smas...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 21 NYE Special

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 21 NYE Special Ass Hats After most us of us got our ass handed to us on a rotating plate over the weekend we thought it wise to bring in the old hands to steady both the ship and the nerves ahead of the next gameweek before everybody loses their sh*t and starts captaining Danny Ings, or something equally as daft… After the crap shoot that was GW20 then let’s move on swiftly and this week we have Matt, AT, Rosco and Kop all stepping up to calm our nerves and reassure us that our captains will both play and play well… And Swirly with his annual infographic. But more on that later. Matt – Jamie Vardy My last bit of writing for 2019 and I get to end it with the Vardy Party! Vardy features in 51.5% of teams so capping him is a wise...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 19

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 19 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 19 It’s now the final countdown to Christmas and then, once all the presents have been opened, all the presents have been unwrapped, all the food has been eaten, those chairs have been returned to the shed and Uncle Knobhead has finally got out the house, we have the Boxing Day fixtures! I’ve dashed into FF247 towers to put together this article, a quiet place right now. Cookie is still making sure to avoid the in-laws over this time of year, whilst Rosco was last spotted in the wine shop, also buying shares in Veuve Clicquot. Matt, meanwhile, is still on the phone to Eircom to get his internet connection back online and take advantage of Amazon Prime’s next day delivery for belated Christmas shop...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 18

Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 18 Welcome to Fantasy Football Captain Picks Gameweek 18. Soooooo… how did our esteemed panel fare last week then? Did they smash it out of the park and help everybody massively jump up the ranks? Erm, no, in a word. Let’s just say that between all 5 of them they managed to bring home 34 Captain points. KDB got 38 on his own! But we shall forgive them somewhat as one glance at last week’s Dream Team shows names like Fleck, Traore, Vertonghen and Balbuena. Let’s move on swiftly then and this week we have Matt, The Gallant Pioneer, Smash and Kop all stepping up to the chopping board. Matt – Marcus Rashford Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone! This is my first time writing on the new format for Captain Picks and what do...[Read More]

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