Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jermain Defoe: Rolling Back the Years

Jermain Defoe: Rolling Back the Years

A few eyebrows were raised when Jermain Defoe returned to the Premier League following a mediocre MLS spell last January. Now he’s rolling back the years and proving those critics wrong. Name: Jermain Defoe Position: Forward Fantasy Price: £7.6m (PlayON), £5.1m (FPL) Appearances: 17 Goals: 9 Assists: 0 Big Sam and little Jermain. If his manager had his pick of strikers in the

Jermain Defoe of Sunderland scores their first goal past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium on January 13, 2016 in Swansea, Wales.

Premier League Gameweek 21: Champs and Chumps

Every week we review three studs and three duds from the previous round of Premier League action. Which players shone for your fantasy football team in Gameweek 21 of FPL? Who let the side down?    Champs: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) PlayON Price: £7.6m GW 21 Points: 4,050 For the second week in a row, Jermain Defoe

Gameweek 21: Fixture Breakdown

Our PlayON Pro and 2014 Fantasy Premier League champion, Tom Fenley, reviews three stand-out fixtures ahead of the midweek Premier League games and picks out some key players to consider for your FPL and PlayON line-ups.   Tue 12 Jan 2016 – Premier League Newcastle v Manchester United 19:45     The Magpies’ 1-0 defeat at Watford

Six of the Worst: January Signings

It’s silly season in the Premier League again, so the PlayON Pundit and Daily Fantasy Focus brings you a shortlist of some of the worst January signings in recent memory.   Afonso Alves Transfer: Heerenveen to Middlesbrough, 2008 Price: £12.5m     The terms “Afonso Alves” and “Middlesbrough” should serve as cautionary tales for any club tempted into signing an exotic

The Hitlist: Gameweek 21 Injury and Suspension Round Up

Daily Fantasy Focus gives you the lowdown on suspension, illness and injury in the Premier League. It’s time for the Hitlist for Gameweek 21.   Arsenal Next Up: Liverpool (A) The Gunners didn’t sustain any damage in a routine FA victory over Sunderland at the weekend. The absentees remain Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla. The former will not

20 Teams 20 Players: The best fantasy options from each team for Gameweek 21

20 Teams: 20 Players looks at the best fantasy football option from each team, each week. From the must starts to the best of a bad bunch, here are this week’s picks for Gameweek 21 of the 2015/16 season.   Arsenal  (Liverpool A) Mesut Ozil: Ozil has proved his doubters spectacularly wrong this year with one of

King Kante – Signing of the Season?

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have stolen the headlines with their excellent performances this season, but summer signing N’Golo Kante has been just as vital to Leicester City’s underdog story.   Name: N’Golo Kante Position: Midfield Fantasy Price: £7m (PlayON), £5m (FPL) Appearances: 16 Goals: 1 Assists: 2   With the sale of Claude Makelele to Chelsea in 2003 the last true excess of the original Galactico era was fully indulged

Andy Carroll of West Ham United and Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at Boleyn Ground on January 2, 2016 in London, England.

Premier League Stat Leaders: Gameweek 20

In Daily Fantasy Sports current form is vital, so we look at the stat leaders from each position from Gameweek 20 of the Barclay’s Premier League. Goalkeepers Saves 1. Simon Mignolet (Liverpool): 8 2. Petr Cech (Arsenal): 6 t3. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea): 4 t3.  Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea): 4 t3. Joe Hart (Man City): 4 Defenders Tackles

ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Sunderland striker Jermaine Defoe in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Aston Villa at Stadium of Light on January 2, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Premier League Gameweek 20: Champs And Chumps

Every week we review three studs and three duds from the previous round of Premier League action. Which players shone for your fantasy football team in Gameweek 20 of FPL? Who let the side down?  Champs: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) PlayON Price: £7.6m GW 16 Points: 3,100 Defoe is the most maddening of strikers because you

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