Welcome to the world of mid-February Fantasy Premier League decisionmaking. Should it be any different than it’s been all year? Well, that depends. If you have been dragging ass and dropping red arrow after red arrow without any hope in sight, well than yeah, it’s time to be bold. If you are absoulely demolishing your mini-league(s), then stay the course and bring in quality transfers and captain the smartest choice possible each and every week. At the end of the day, your weekly captaincy choice does play a huge difference in your weekly status, but nailing the pick each and every week isn’t as big of a deal as picking the right players and having them serve up consistent point totals over the length of the season.
Anyway, here are my captain picks for GW 28.
Royal Flush: Le crème de la crème, your captaincy choice only deserves the best. Literally repeating everything I said from last week, with 1 minor change:
- Mohammed Salah, Liverpool – King Salah wants to beat Harold Kane in the competition for the Golden Boot, and only trails the two-time defending champ by 1 goal after
2627 matches. The mouth breather better watch out, as Salah clearly has his sites set on taking home honors as this season’s top goal-scorer. He is the best captain choice you never have to doubt, just go with him and thank me later.
Full House: That player with the right combination of form and fixture that seamlessly follows all the logic nessary to have a big week:
- Jamie Vardy, Leicester City – I almost went with Mahrez here, but given that we are only “assuming” he will be back and playing a full 90, I’m going to go with the ol’ factory hand and giving Sir Vardy his place in the sun. He’s now scored a goal in 4 straight matches, giving him a total of 13 on the season. The Foxes host Stoke this weekend, and after 27 weeks of FPL, we know for a fact that Stoke is pretty much the worst side defensively. Vardy can be the off-color captaincy option that might spring you back into contention in a mini-league.
Win On The River: My pick for that crazy, one week explosion:
- Oumar Niasse, Everton – As a Watford supporter, I hope to god Niasse doesn’t go ham on the Hornets defence this week. Niasse has scored 2 goals in his last 4 matches, and Vicarage Road has not exactly been a place that teams have feared to score goals on the road this season. While there’s a chance that Femenia, Gomes, Britos and even the world’s most athletic albino, Will Hughes, could all return for this match, I don’t see this being a low-scoring affair. Niasse will do tha business and get a goal or two here.