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 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]

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]

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