After a previous weekend filled with FA Cup action, the Player Picks for our weekly Fantasy Football game return this Friday lunchtime. As always, we’re on the lookout for potential bargains in our assessment of this week’s PlayON Price List:

If you’re new to PlayON, read this season’s introduction article for more information. If you’re already a PlayON player, read on for our selection of this week’s targets…

Goalkeeper – Tim Howard
The Everton stopper is available for just 8.7m ahead of a very favourable home clash with Norwich on Saturday afternoon. Howard has already registered eight clean sheets this term and entertains a goal-shy Canaries side that have found the net just twice in the last four Gameweeks – with Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin all in with a chance of returning, the Toffees looks a strong shout to pick up a first shut-out in six attempts. Cardiff’s David Marshall comes in even cheaper at 8.5m for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first league game at the helm – West Ham are the Bluebirds’ visitors this weekend and Sam Allardyce’s side have been far from prolific on the road, scoring seven times in 10 matches. Fulham’s home clash with Sunderland is also on our radar. Keep an eye on the injury news for this one – if first-choice stopper Maarten Stekelenburg (7.8m) fails to make it, David Stockdale, at 7.2m, will get the nod against a Black Cats side that have drawn blanks in three of the last five Gameweeks.

Defender – Danny Rose
Tottenham’s fit-again left-back will set you back a mere 7.7m this weekend for a home game against Crystal Palace. Rose’s forays down the flank should provide crosses aplenty for the home side’s in-form front two and, bearing in mind the Eagles have scored just twice in the last four Gameweeks, Tim Sherwood’s side will be optimistic of delivering a second successive shut-out at White Hart Lane. If you decide against a Fulham keeper, John Arne Riise costs just 7.9m for the visit of Sunderland. The Norwegian has started six of the last seven under Rene Meulensteen and his eye for goal is favoured by the PlayON Scoring Matrix. Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne is even cheaper, with a price tag of just 6.8m for a home clash against West Brom. The right-back is back to full fitness and, having grabbed a goal against Burnley in the FA Cup last weekend, will be confident of shaking off the competition from Callum Chambers for a starting berth against the Baggies.

Midfielder – Steven Gerrard
Finally free from a hamstring injury, the Liverpool skipper is set to make his first league start since Gameweek 15 this weekend as the Reds make their way to Stoke. Gerrard’s spell on the sidelines means he is priced at just 8.1m for the Britannia encounter and, having produced a goal or assist in nine of his last 10 starts, his attacking consistency makes him a superb value pick against Mark Hughes’ side on Sunday afternoon. The PlayON Price List also smiles kindly on Manchester City’s David Silva this week. Having served a one-match ban last time around, the Spaniard comes in at 8.9m for a trip to injury-hit Newcastle, whilst, on the other side of Manchester, Adnan Januzaj sets you back 8.8m for the visit of Swansea and has scored or assisted in three of his last four starts.

Forward – Clint Dempsey
Back at Craven Cottage on a two-month loan, the US international is handed the chance to make an immediate impact in his first home game against fellow-strugglers Sunderland. Dempsey is likely to be fielded on the left of midfield – a position which harvested 29 league goals over his final two seasons at Fulham and, priced at a bargain-basement 7.4m, he could prove a canny acquisition. Watch out for the injury news from Anfield, too – if Daniel Sturridge recovers in time from an ankle complaint, he also costs 7.4m for the trip to Stoke. For those who reckon Swansea can upset the odds at Old Trafford again, Wilfried Bony is on the market at 10.6m and has notched three times in two games against both Manchester clubs since the turn of the year.

How To Play

PlayON is weekly Fantasy Football for free or for cash, so you can dip in and out of playing throughout the season. Once your starting XI is built (you can keep changing your team right up to two hours before the first kick-off – 10.45 on Saturday morning), you can compete for cash. Entering a multiplayer game for a set stake, you’ll have a chance of winning your share of the pot should you finish high enough in the rankings.

Similarly, you can challenge other players to one-on-one games, selecting the amount at stake. The likes of Robbie Fowler, Les Ferdinand and OptaJoe are all playing the game and are there to be challenged for free or for £1. The Fantasy Football Scout team is also available to be challenged and has a 52% win rate up to this point.

The Fantasy Football Scout Game

We’ve also got a £2 multiplayer game, dedicated to our community, which is now open and the prize pot is building.

Challenge Your Mates

You can also set up your own multiplayer games with your mates to play for bragging rights only or for cash. Create your own game at www.playon.co.uk.

Finally, a reminder that we have published a strategy guide, offering some tips for getting the most from your PlayON lineup, right here.

You have to be over 18 to enter cash games at PlayON. If you do wager some cash, please remember to gamble responsibly. PlayON is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.

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  1. Rate my WC Team please

    Stones Riise Ryan Bennet
    Anderson Cleverly Obertan Pennant
    Bendtner Phillips Ji Dong-Won


    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Don't like the Anderson punt to be honest. Would rather Fletcher myself.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Come on, you can do better than cleverly, lucas?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  2. Bye bye Wayne, Theo and Ravel...

    Welcome Romelu, Christian and Mesut

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. which Christian?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  3. sorry..lost on last page

    simple one... yaya or silva?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Silva if chasing, Yaya otherwise.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  4. Gentlemen, there is a new article.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  5. Migs - 4m
    Coleman - Kolarov - Clyne - Vlaar -Molsson
    Özil - Hazard - Silva - Sterling - Januzaj
    Suarez - Rooney - Lukaku

    Already made Theo to Özil.

    A) Bench Rooney and go with this team
    B) Take a hit for Rooney out
    C) WC

    Thanks guys

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  6. Well this was hectic! Stick to the DZ me. Haha Time for bed. Night all!

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. night night!

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  7. Opinions please gentlemen:

    A) Gerrard and Giroud
    B) Ozil and Negredo

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  8. Best replacement for Rooney until Aguero is fit and ready???

    A) Lukaku
    B) Giroud
    C) Adebayor

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. I went for Adebayor (had Lukaku already)

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  9. My current WC team due to too many players out.
    (Looking at Negredo to Aguero when fit)

    Mert, Coleman, B.Turner
    Ozil, Hazard, Lallana, Januzaj
    Suarez, Negredo, Lukaku

    Bench: Cabaye, Ward, Chester, (Davis)

    1. Any issues with team?
    2. Who to captain this GW?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  10. Am i good to go this week?

    Coleman Clyne Burner
    Ozil Yaya Hazard Cabaye
    Negredo Suarez(c) Lukaku(vc)

    Davis RavMo Ward Collins

    0 free transfers and .3 in the bank!

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. I pondered on Burner but people are questioning whether he will retain is place.
      Any views on Erikson rather than Cabaye?


      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Will stick with cabaye for now, planning to swap him for ramsey when he is back

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  11. I pondered on Burner but people are questioning whether he will retain is place.
    Any views on Erikson rather than Cabaye?


    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Reply fail to Tezmore

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  12. Hey guys, need some help with the most boring of boring WC questions: what's a good mid for £4.3m.


    Thinking I'll just save the 0.1 and go for a £4.2m:


    Any good ones out there?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. That Alex Pozuelo cat for Swansea might be a good shout in that price bracket. I think he's finding a more secure spot in the team. At least he should be. Just an idea.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Yeah, they have a good gw28 fixture too, but they will be getting some of their wingers back from injury by then too...

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. They have a good fixture this weekend. And a few others before gw28. Also, he's probably better than any of the others coming back from injury. Just depends on whether or not manager is up for him getting ample pitch time.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
      2. I might just go for him actually, seems to guarantee 1pt with chance for more!

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. I had him in my WC team before I changed some things around getting Rooney out yesterday. Think he's as good a 4.2 player as you will find.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. there was a great post by the guy with a Lucas Radebe grav, should have been hot topic'd IMO.

      I'll try to find it for you... 1 min

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Ok thanks!

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
          1. Wow thanks a lot! That's a great post :)

            • 1 year, 1 month ago
  13. Simple one:
    Negredo or Giroud?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Short term Negredo, medium term Giroud imo.

      Til end of season neither lol.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Negredo for me.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  14. Guys, Rooney->Adebayor or Negrredo? The comprison tool says Ade, but I have a feeling Negredo will score big against that depleted Newcastle defence.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Negredo out of those two..

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  15. Plan was to always hang onto the WC until the last minute and take a hit ontop off my already done Walcott to Lallana. Would you WC or what transfer would you do with this lot?

    DDG (Harper)
    Coleman Amorebieta Debuchy** (Brown Whittaker)
    Lallana Hazard Cabaye* Sterling (Jedinak)
    Suarez Lukaku Rooney**

    A. WC
    B. Debuchy to Azpi (-4), play Brown, bench Rooney
    C. Rooney to Negredo/Ade (-4), play Brown, bench Debuchy
    D. B and C (-8), bench Brown

    Any thoughts much appreciated.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. C with Negredo

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Ta, that's what I'm currently edging towards.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  16. What's your thoughts on these two combinations (when Ramsey's back fit)?
    A) Nasty, Ramsey, Adebayor
    B) Ward, Ozil, JRod

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  17. Chances of Ravel starting this week?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  18. New Article Posted
  19. Negredo or Giroud for Rooney -4 worth it?

    Already have Suarez Lukaku

    Damn you pigface
    Damn you to hell!!!!!!

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  20. Defensive options! Tough call:

    A) Coleman and terry

    B) Baines and Zabalets

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Baines and Zaba imo, both very attacking and Baines can ride out tough fixtures with set pieces.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  21. Davis (mannone)
    Coleman koscielny chambers turner Chester
    Yaya hazard gerrard eriksen mutch
    Adebayor Suarez Lukaku

    Currently playing wildcard

    Any suggestions?


    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  22. pick any 2 of the following as stand ins until Aguero returns...

    JRod, Lukaku, Giorud, Bony, Welbeck, Sturridge, Negredo

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  23. Sturridge expected to start this week?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  24. what would be ur ideal wc 5 defenders! not going too expensive but more well balanced?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  25. Hello, I make three changes (-8) or WC???

    My Team (Gameweek 20):
    - Krul
    - Coleman, Koscielny e Glen Johnson
    - Hazard, Lallana, Cabaye e Sterling
    - Suárez, Negredo e Podolski
    Subs: Boruc, Lovren, Ivanovic e Daniel Johnson (Cheap pick, Aston Villa)

    A: Change Krul, Cabaye e Podolski for:

    1. Szczesny and Lukaku + 5.5 midfielder (Who???)
    2. Szczesny and Giroud + 5.7 midfielder (Who???)
    3. Szczesny and Adebayor + 6.5 midfielder (Who???)
    4. Szczesny and Bony + 6.9 midfielder (Who???)
    5. Szczesny and Berbatov + 7.2 midfielder (Who???)

    B: Use Jan WC now.

    What is the best choice??? If you choose option B, you can give suggestions on the 11 I must choose, I would appreciate answers, Thank You. :-)

    Help, Please. :-)

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  26. Who to bench, Barkley or podolski?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  27. How should I lineup?

    Marshal (Boruc)
    Coleman Johnson(doubtful) Shawcross – Whittaker, Baker (doubtful)
    Silva Oscar Barkley(doubtful) Januzaj – Fer
    Suarez Rodriguez Lukaku

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  28. Hold on FPL call me selfish but how are you not giving an assist for my man Skrtel on that Suarez goal?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. It wouldn't even have been an assist with last season's rules.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 27

  • De Gea
  • Koscielny
  • Bertrand
  • Janmaat
  • Sánchez
  • Di María
  • Walters
  • Mane
  • Sakho
  • Rooney
  • Aguero
  • Cresswell
  • Moses
  • Gomis

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Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:08am
Player Club Factors
Up Foster WBA A, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
No Change Ospina ARS B
Up Lloris TOT C, Vs
Down Hart MCI C, Vs
Up Green QPR C, Vs
Down Guzan AVL C, Vs
Up Speroni CPL C


Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 2:23pm
Player Club Factors
Up Ivanovic CHE A
No Change Bellerín ARS A, Rest, £
Up Dawson WBA A, Vs, £
Up Rose TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Naughton SWA B, Vs, £
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Down Bertrand SOT C
Down Réveillere SUN B, Vs, £
Down Kompany MCI C, Vs
Down Wollscheid STO C
Down Skrtel LIV B
Down Cresswell WHM C, VsX
Up Dann CPL C, Vs
Down Vlaar AVL C, Vs, Inj


Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:33am
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
Up Eriksen TOT C, Vs
Up Ozil ARS A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV B, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS C, Vs
Up Phillips QPR B, Vs
Up Puncheon CPL B, VsX
Down Mane SOT C, Vs
No Change Sinclair AVL B, Vs, £
Down Walters STO B
Down Di María MUN B
Down Downing WHM C
Up Ki SWA B, Vs


Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:43am
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Kane TOT A, Vs
Up Austin QPR B, Vs
Down Giroud ARS B, Vs
Up Rooney MUN B
Down Diego Costa CHE C
Down N'Doye HUL B, £
Up Cissé NEW B, Vs, £
Up Gomis SWA C, Vs
Down Sturridge LIV C, VsX, Rest
Down Lukaku EVE C
No Change Defoe SUN C
Up Benteke AVL C, Vs
Down Berahino WBA B, Inj

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Hutton AVL 9
Barry EVE 9
Bardsley STO 9
Cattermole SUN 9
Taylor SWA 9
Clark AVL 8
Cleverley AVL 8
Diego Costa CHE 8
Fábregas CHE 8
Besic EVE 8
Livermore HUL 8
Gerrard LIV 8
Barton QPR 8
Pellè SOT 8
Wanyama SOT 8
Larsson SUN 8
Reid WHM 8
Chambers ARS 7
Agbonlahor AVL 7
Okore AVL 7
Matic CHE 7
Henderson LIV 7
Skrtel LIV 7
Kompany MCI 7
Fernandinho MCI 7
Janmaat NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Fonte SOT 7
Schneiderlin SOT 7
Shelvey SWA 7
Mason TOT 7

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