Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Blank Gameweek 18?

Fantasy Premier League managers face a difficult choice for the Blank Gameweek 18 captaincy.

Even before Monday’s fixture rearrangements for Spurs, Fulham and Aston Villa, differentiating between Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) was proving challenging for many.

Now that Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) have been handed a favourable home fixture against underprepared opposition the debate has been thrown wide open.

More than ever, Fantasy managers need some help with the armband, which is where the Captain Sensible article comes in.

As always, we will look into the best options’ underlying statistics, comparing them against the defensive data of their upcoming opponents using the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area.

CAPTAIN POLL

Poll results before Spurs’ Aston Villa fixture was replaced with hosting Fulham

Captain poll results after Monday’s fixture rearrangements

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3,604 Comments Post a Comment
  1. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    FH team set on:

    Leno
    Dias Cancelo xxx
    Bruno Saka KDB Son
    Kane Lacazette Wilson

    Just stuck on last defender for max 5.3 - Shaw [on corners etc] or AWB [more points at this stage] welcome to other suggestions also

    1. Davros
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      See below- very similar. I have gone for Maguire as I thought somebody posted a doubt about Shaw. But if I’m wrong then I’d take him instead.

    2. chilli con kone
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Saiss - set piece monster and no DCL

      1. Davros
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        True

    3. niaz1982
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Good shouts both wasn't aware of Shaw issues

    4. chriscosta
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      what about Dier 5.1 ?

  2. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Pick one for GW 18-19 ?

    A) Sterling + Maguire
    B) Rashford + Cancelo

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B

    2. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B

  3. Bob Vrabkab
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Drop Dallas or Justin for Cancelo? Only room for one to play in GW19

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      justin

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Dallas may have only one game....

  4. Davros
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    I know all these teams are starting to look similar, but this is the one I’m going to sleep on...anything to consider?

    DDG
    Cancelo Stones Maguire
    KDB Bruno (c) Son Saka
    Kane Laca Wilson

    Playing bench: Holding, Fernandes

  5. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    So

    Martínez to ddg worth a -4?
    Y/n

    I have no playing gk this week and doing bb in gw19

    1. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Good chance it will earn you the 4 points back over the next few weeks

  6. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Salah + DCL + Targett => Rashford + Kane + Struijk -8?

    1. Aadii
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Better get wilson and de bruyne. Since kane doesnt have double in gw19

  7. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    For DGW18 and DGW 19:

    a) Sterling, Lowton and Rodrigo

    b) Rashford, Dias and Watkins

    Rest of the team is:

    Meslier - Areola
    Cancelo - Tierney - Maguire - Holgate - ___________
    KDB - Son - Fernandes - Soucek - ____________
    Bamford - Wilson (becoming Antonio) - ____________

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Not DGW18 just GW18

  8. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    For GW19, I have 6 DGW player,
    3 Spurs (vs SHU) and 2 Arsenal (vs NEW).

    Would you FH to get all DGW players? Or leave as is and maybe play TC chip on KDB/Bruno?

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Don't think I'd FH if I were you. FH should come in handy later in the season!
      TC KdB certainly a good idea.

      1. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Thank you. Need to find a ways to bring back Salah as well May have to ship out Kane

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Good luck!

  9. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Never was burnt more for early transfer than Sanchez => Martinez

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      They’ll both get 0 anyway

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        0.6 putts me off + burnt transfer

  10. Andre_The_Giant
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on the FH team - Bench too weak?

    Leno
    Cancelo / Dier / Yedlin
    KDB (c) / Rashford / Bruno / Son / Gundogan
    Kane / Wilson

    (Mitchell, Kilman, Brewster)

    1. Aadii
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Try rob holding and saka for yedlin and gundogan

      1. Andre_The_Giant
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Did consider this ok. Fancy Newcastle for the CS more than Arsenal and Gundogan is just a classic FH gamble

  11. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Knights Template give us your opinion
    FH team set on:

    Leno
    Dias Cancelo xxx
    Bruno Saka KDB Son
    Kane Lacazette Wilson

    Just stuck on last defender for max 5.3 - Shaw [on corners etc] or AWB [more points at this stage] welcome to other suggestions also

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Stones

      1. Aadii
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Cant have 4 players from city

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Tierney

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        3 from Ars thou. Maybe Awb then.

    3. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      AWB

  12. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Does this look enough for the double in 19? Can get this with no chips and a -4. Starred players have doubles:

    Martinez*

    Dias* Coufal* Dier Dallas

    KDB* Salah* Bruno* Son

    Bamford Antonio*

  13. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on this team with Sterling? Substitute is Smith Rowe in case him or Stones do not play.

    Leno
    Holding Dier Stones Fernandez
    De Bruyne Sterling Fernandes Son
    Kane Wilson

  14. MASTER ROSHI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Is it worth saving FH and going with these 8 this week?

    Stones Dier Holding
    KDB Son Bruno Anguissa
    Wilson

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      It is ok imo. No need for fh.

  15. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    G2G? FH active

    0.2 idb

    Darlow
    Cancelo Tierney Maguire
    Kdb(C) Son Bruno Rash Saka
    Kane Wilson

    Forster Brewster Kilman Mitchel

  16. HD7
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    FH18 team:

    Darlow
    Cancelo Dias Holding
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford Saka
    Kane Wilson

    1)Rashford or Lacazette
    2)Dias Holding or Stones Tierney

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Almost the same squad as mine lol.
      Rash and Tierney

    2. gart888
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I have almost the exact same team, except went Dier over Holding.

      I'd probably go 1 and 2 for your questions.

      Who do you have on your bench?

  17. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Should I FH tonight or wait until tomorrow?

    1. KickIt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I am transferring the likes of KDB tonight and then waiting tomorrow to hit the FH just in case.

  18. Footieboot
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Guys really struggling with my moves here

      Martinez - Forster
      Stones - Dier - Coufal - Justin - Mitchell
      Salah - KDB - Son - Grealish - ESR
      Kane - DCL - Bamford

      2FT - 7 Players active for GW18

      a) Free hit
      b) Salah --> Bruno bank 1 ft to have 2 ft and more info to plan the dgw
      c) Salah + DCL --> Bruno + Martial to maximise GW18 points but then I would struggle to bring Salah back for GW19
      d) Salah + Justin --> Bruno + Dias again good GW18 but hard to bring Salah after that

    • gart888
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Villa and DCL news forcing me to FH. How does this look?

      Leno (4.0)
      Cancelo, Dias, Dier
      KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son, Saka
      Kane, Wilson

      Yedlin, Mitchell, Brewster

      1. BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Gtg?

        1. BremerHB
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          !*

          1. gart888
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Haha, you had me in the first half.

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Which freehold option would you go with here please?

      Lloris
      Cancelo tierney
      Kdb Bruno son
      Kane Wilson

      A......stones rashford and smith-rowe

      B.....maguire lacasette and gundogan

      Thanks

    • BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      A) Stones, Rashford, ESR (3-5-2)
      B) Cancelo, Saka, Lacazette (3-4-3)

    • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Is 12 pts hit better now and consider it as -6 or just play the WC? FH is not the option.

      The team is:

      Maquire Cancelo Mitchel

      Son Bruno KDB

      Kane

      pls help.

      people that would be coming in are Rashford Stones and Fabio Da Silva / Benteke for DCL

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        or just play with 7 or 8

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        youve got the big hitters there... maybe a -4 or 8 but no more imo

        1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          thanks

    • mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Will Shaw play this week?

    • Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      With 10.2, pick 2 from these

      A) leno guaita ddg darlow
      B) holding tierney awb shaw lindelof sais

      Not for this gw only, for upcoming gws too

    • jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      How's this FH draft looking?

      Darlow
      Cancelo, Stones, Holding
      KDB, Son, Bruno, Saka
      Kane, Laca, Wilson
      (4.0; McTominay, Kilman, Mitchell)

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Looks good

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          cheers!

    • kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      FH bench (Darlow starting GK)

      A: 4milGK, Smith Rowe, Holding, Alzate
      B: Dubravka, Smith Rowe, Alzate, Douglas

      1. BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        B. Just because of the keeper situation at Newcastle.

        1. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          What’s this talk of Darlow losing his place?

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            not massive talk but Bruce said he has to see who plays as both good GKs. see tweets on here

          2. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            *i think Darlow starts

        2. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          cheers. that's my safe thinking aswell

    • BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Cancelo or Big Romain??

    • 1justlookin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      anyone else considering bringing a player in for this GW for a -4 & transferring him back out again for GW 19 for a DGW player.

      Thinking of doing it for Wilson.

      1. 1justlookin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        its effectively only for -2 even with the double transfer, right?

        1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          it is not -2

          1. 1justlookin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            actually, sorry it would be a -4 in total. 🙂

    • Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Got KDB and Cancelo.

      Dias or Gundogan??

      1. Goooo Rickie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Flip a coin

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Pick one please:

      A) Davies + Foden
      B) Holgate + Foden
      C) Dias (have Cancelo) + Saka

      1. chriscosta
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        C