We didn’t run an EPL fantasy group last year and regretted it the whole campaign.
This year…we’re already set up and it’s a chance to earn a spot in the TSG Hall of Fame and maybe a few other goodies.
To participate, just click here, create a profile and enter the code: 1003470-216588
TSG’s league name: “Lanverton.” Matthew’s team is “Jack Chest Rodwell” and Shaun’s is “Shins Hurt.”
Thanks to all of you who helped us pick the web site and game to use.
TSG is by no means experts at fantasy (I mean we did finish in the top 100 for ESPN’s Fantasy game two years ago…before ESPN’s game got more complicated than a blind date with your best friend’s girlfriend’s best friend.)
Anywho, TSG is certain we won’t win our league this year. We’ve got to keep providing stuff that you’ll read.
But here’s a few tips when considering whom you want to join you on your trip to glory this year:
• Is that midfielder or striker you just selected the penalty taker for their club? Because if they are…money in a bag.
Two words for you: Frank and Lampard
• Is that defender you’re thinking about possibly headed to a new–and better–team?
TSG took a shot on Wigan’s Maynor Figueroa who could be headed to play with Glen Johnson at Merseyside.
His current price tag in the game, $4.5M, reflects the points he’ll likely attain at Wigan, not Liverpool where he’ll get more clean sheets and likely more scoring opportunities.
• Insure that you have one top table goalie on your squad…and insure that he’s not considered tasty by the injury bug.
• And finally…avoid the latest hyped England player.
Two years ago David Bentley and Stuart Downing‘s costs were ratcheted up and their values for their absolutely abysmal performances were retched.
Last year, Theo Walcott was on something like 15-20% of the fantasy teams going into the season. Oops!
There are exceptions (Adam Johnson), but they’re exceptions and the probability says avoid those players.
This year’s over inflated Queen’s man?
Andy Carrol from Newcastle (do you really expect a striker on a bottom-table side who is all of 21-years-old to come flying out of the gate when four of Newcastle’s first seven opponents are against Manchester United, Aston Villa, Everton and Manchester City?).
Yet, he’s been selected by nearly 7% of the game’s managers. If you like him, wait a few games.
Instead of Carroll, pick up Aston Villa’s Nathan Delfouneso who is only owned by .2% of managers.
Martin O’Neill has already stated that Delfouneso is going to get an abundance of first team minutes and his competition up top includes two oft-injured elder statesmen: Emily Heskey and John Carew.
(Full disclosure though, TSG doesn’t have Delfouneso on our team).