Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Double Gameweek 22?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are looking to Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Watford for the Double Gameweek 22 captaincy, and as per usual, the Captain Sensible article is here to highlight which assets have the best chance of hauling.

First, we will assess the fallout of the Double Gameweek 22 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Friday’s 18:30 GMT deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) is the leader of the captain poll in Double Gameweek 22, with 37.44% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Harry Kane (£12.2m) is in second place, backed by 15.68%, ahead of his double-header against north London rivals Arsenal and Leicester City, opponents he has traditionally performed well against.

Emmanuel Dennis (£6.1m) occupies third place with 14.96%, followed by James Maddison (£6.9m) and Josh King (£5.8m), with 7.01% and 3.37% respectively.

CRISTIANO RONALDO

The best FPL forwards for a Double Gameweek 22 Free Hit 3

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to return to action in Double Gameweek 22, after providing a positive update on his hip muscle issue on Thursday:

“I hope so. We will try on Thursday. I will try to train as normal. Let’s see how the body reacts. Fingers crossed. I’m confident.

I’m good. I just have a little touch but, you know, it’s part of my work. You know, we have to feel some pain sometimes. It’s nothing big and I hope to be good soon.”

As United’s penalty taker and focal point in attack, Ronaldo is clearly one of the best captaincy options on offer in Double Gameweek 22, having produced eight goals and three assists across his 16 Premier League appearances in 2021/22.

RONALDO UNDER RANGNICK – PREMIER LEAGUE:
MetricTotal
Appearances5
Goals2
Assists1
Bonus points6
Points per match5.2
Goal attempts p903.60
Shots in the box p902.84
Big chances p900.95
xG p900.64
xA p900.03

However, United’s Double Gameweek 22 fixtures aren’t straightforward.

Aston Villa have improved defensively under Steven Gerrard, and could hand debuts to new signings Lucas Digne (£5.0m) and Philippe Coutinho (£7.0m), whilst Brentford are a different proposition at home, having conceded just three goals across their last four matches, despite facing Manchester City during that time.

The Red Devils’ form is a wider concern, too, having scored more than once in a match on just one occasion under Ralf Rangnick. Because of that, we may see a system change on Saturday, something the German tactician touched on following Monday’s narrow 1-0 win over Villa:

“In the second half we were on the counter-attack and we could have made more of those situations. We took the wrong decisions at times but when we changed to a diamond in midfield we had more control.”

If that materialises, it could be good news for Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m), who has cut a disconsolate figure in recent matches, after he was suspended for the 3-1 win over Burnley and only brought on as a second-half substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, in a diamond formation, you’d expect the playmaker to be deployed as a traditional no.10, his favoured role.

OPPOSITION DEFENSIVE STATISTICS – LAST SIX MATCHES:
Aston VillaBrentford
Goals conceded911
Clean sheets10
xGC8.266.22
xGC non-pen5.896.22

HARRY KANE

The best FPL forwards for a Double Gameweek 22 Free Hit
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1,469 Comments Post a Comment
  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Start Raphinha or Maddison folks???

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Raphina

  2. Will Kane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Well I thought I was in for an agonising day of debating whether or not to FH - Burnley vs Leicester being off has spared me. No way I'm playing it now

  3. CostaCoffee
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Definitely not worth FH now so right? Glad I made no moves til now, only DGW player I have is De Gea though, midweek wont be fun

    1. We Go Again
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah options are dwindling, could probably get away with a hit or two instead of FH

  4. TeddiPonza
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I still think Dennis is a good option even if the Burnley game is at doubt. Newcastle this week and Norwich at home next week.

  5. C_G
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Trossard and Bruno seem like good transfers in for Salah now.

    And strikers, Im so lost and stuck with Laca, Cavani? Maupay?

  6. Marty McFly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I’m going double Brighton defence…

    I think I prefer Cucurella over Lamptey…

    Sanchez +…

    A) Cucurella
    B) Lamptey

    1. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Lamptey

    2. TKC07
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      A

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      A) more dependable

  7. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Having made the Son > Maddison move last night (yes I know.. but it was the first early transfer I've made this season so it is what it is)..

    is it worth now taking a -4 to do Madders > Bruno for the double or is that way too sideways? Other option was Antonio > Kane for a -4 but rumours/doubts around that game too.

    1. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I think I’d just hold him. Burnley postponed the game so Leicester should at least still have 1 game.

    2. We Go Again
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      No

    3. Are you Shaw?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Literally in the exact same position myself.. gonna wait for the press conferences and then settling for Antonio --> Kane/Ronaldo depending on the news

      1. Kodap
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        yeah sounds like a fairly good plan.

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Maddison on form (2 g 3 assists last 3 games) and could do well against Spurs. Bruno 0g and 0 assists the last 3 gws.

      1. We Go Again
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Bruno looks much better without Ron in the team though

  8. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I had finally just settled on Maddison as my transfer in too, back to the drawing board now!

  9. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Ronaldo definitely out?

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Why? Any new news about CR7?

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Left training early so unless the oxygen chamber fixes him then yes he looks to be out.

    3. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Not confirmed

    4. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Presser later

  10. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Burn-Leic removed from FPL fixtures. This was rubber stamped last night. No way this just happened.

    1. Junglist95
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Like everything these days. Premeditated and planned behind the scenes!

      • DARE TO BISCAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        The lizards at FPL towers are conspiring against you.

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Moves C from Dennis to Kane right now. That Watford Burnley game has to be a doubt now

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Surely Arse v Spurs in greater doubt tho

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          I don’t know any more.
          Front 3 of Kane Ronaldo and Dennis ain’t looking so good now.
          Maybe I should just stick with last weeks captain Bowen.

    3. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Made Jota(vc) for security!

    4. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I was going to FH but glad I haven't activated it yet - Seems to be a waste now if Ars-Spurs goes and Ronaldo is injured

    5. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Hmm.
      Maddi replacement on a FH?

      (have Mount, Moura, Jota, Jorginho already)

      a) Bowen
      b) Trossard
      c) keep for Spurs?
      d) your pick

      1. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        If you have those others, do you really need to FH?

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          I'm on a FH. Those are my free hits.

          1. Reacher
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Same dilemma, Bowen... just! over Trossard for me

            1. DARE TO BISCAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              My first thought. Done very well for me of late.
              Might have a tinker with a Bruno team (if Ron's injured)

              1. DARE TO BISCAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                Antonio & Bruno make a neat Ron/Maddi replacement (prefer BowRon, like)

    6. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      If the NLD is postponed because Arsenal are 1 man light they should just delay Xhaka’s two game ban and let him play.

      Probably the most stupid tackle I’ve ever seen!

      1. Andrew
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Delay a ban? That comment is as stupid as the tackle.

        1. Marty McFly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Not really.

          1. Yellow cards don’t translate across competitions, why do reds? They change the rules on this every few seasons.

          2. It’s a televised game, so there’s more commercial pressure for the game to go ahead.

          3. Arsenal have 3 other games to reschedule already. 2/3 of their opposition are in the UCL and 3/3 are still in the FA Cup. Spurs have a postponed game vs Burnley to fit in somewhere. Burnley’s postponements have a knock on effect to possible dates for other postponements for their opposition.

        2. Ron_Swanson
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          I actually think bans should be served against the team the offence was on. So Xhaka will miss the next three games against Spurs. Yellow cards even more so, but I’m confident we will have sin bins within two years

          1. Ron_Swanson
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            * against Liverpool

    7. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Any love for DDG Captain?

      DDG*
      Cancelo TAA Dawson Reguilon*
      Foden Jota Bowen
      Antonio Watkins Dennis*

      Luiz Livra Salah

      1ft, £2.2 itb.
      Was thinking of Livra > Lowton but Burnley double off makes me re-think.
      Luiz > Moura also an option.

      1. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        I still think Lowton is a good long hold. Those postponements have to play at some point and you’re not going to lose sleep over benching a 4.4 defender.

    8. Shark Team
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      If Ronaldo is out, Bruno on pens , he can shine
      But I believe in Greenwood more tbh

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 6 days ago

        If Ron out I am going son to bruno

      2. boc610
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        your saying this like united have form. they dont.

        1. Shark Team
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          They can still score 3-4 goals in this gw

      3. TKC07
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Cavani..?

        1. Shark Team
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          I think he will be benched Vs BRE but defo an option too

    9. Are you Shaw?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      So Arsenal might postpone as well?

    10. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Burnley already have 4 games in hand on some teams!

      1. We Go Again
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Good news: Burnley might get lots of DGW!
        Bad news: It's Burnley

      2. DARE TO BISCAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        4 x 2 = 8pts 🙂

    11. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Anyone changing their mind re FH now? (for those who haven't activated it yet)

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Yup! No point in playing it, because on whom you would double up? Not much ground to gain here imho.

      2. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Just turn off the chip..

        1. Andrew
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          You can't if you've made transfers already.

        2. Reacher
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          if only

        3. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          -40 (+correction hits) does sound tempting

    12. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      It’s time they changed the rules to X number out with covid. If Burnley get a game postponed a few days after selling a player and arsenal can postpone due to a red card (and also outbound transfer) all integrity is lost in my opinion.

      And before you ask, no I haven’t done any early transfers!

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Agree with you. And where is the rule about playing U23s or whoever to get a team out.

    13. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Who to captain now! Ronaldo and Kane not as good option anymore. Looks like Dennis captainship will skyrocket!

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Why is Ronaldo not a good idea, because of 1 Twitter rumour?

        1. boc610
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          its not just one twitter rumour chief, he was actually seen leaving training early by people with eyes

        2. boc610
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          do you already own him or want to get him in?

    14. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I'm thinking Salah and Ronaldo to Bruno and Lukaku if the worst happens. Vice Jota just in case, cap Bruno.

    15. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Play Cancelo(Che) or Maddison(Tot)

    16. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      All these injuries and cancellations have made the most interesting differential captaincy picks (King/Dennis) the best options now. Shame the fixtures are too thin on the ground for there to be much risk/reward in sticking the armband on a Watford attacker.

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        *assuming Burnley are good to go on Tuesday that is - massive assumption I suppose.

        1. Reacher
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Tuesday game is a big concern now, what a season 🙁

      2. Gizzachance
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Watford have Burnley as part of dgw, could only be one game !

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          True - though it might be worth it for the Newcastle fixture alone.

          The other idea would be to get and captain someone like Trossard if tonight's game goes ahead, then you know you are getting at least one good fixture, and then maybe a bonus down the line.

          1. Gizzachance
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Dennis is my cap at the minute, only dgw attacker I have
            If not jota or Bowen, don’t even have a bench either this week!

    17. Gazwaz80
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Such a difficult week to navigate with all the injury uncertainties, captain options and call offs.
      “ the most confused we ever get is when we’re trying to convince our heads of something our heart knows is a lie”
      I need to try and abide by this more often 🙂

    18. Sailboats
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I bet someone here did Salah > Son > Maddison all in this game week

    19. Kodap
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Obviously this is very 'ifs and buts'.. but i was all set on playing my Bench Boost this week with 6 DGW players having done Son > Madders. If there are no further postponements... Would this still be worth a BB?

      Lloris
      Taa - Cancelo - Coufal
      Kdb - Bilva - Jota - Bowen - Madders
      Kane - Dennis

      Bachmann - Lamptey - Rudiger - Broja

      1. Sailboats
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        No imo

        1. Kodap
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Hmm, would you just play the DGW'ers?

      2. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Gw36 is probably a better moment to BB, especially if you have your 2nd WC and are dead ending your team into gw30.

        1. Kodap
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          I do still have my 2nd WC yep!

      3. Shark
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        No, Foster is fit and might come in for Bachman. Also, better game weeks down the line.

      4. Shark Team
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Sorry but I can't see cs for Chelsea, Brighton, Watford, Tottenham
        Not worth BB for sure but still bench headache
        Maybe Bilva out for Rudi and go ahead

    20. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Thoughts on Son > Foden?

      1. TKC07
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        I would wait for a week.

        1. Marty McFly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          I’ll have other fires to put out next week, so it’ll be a -4 whenever I do it. -4 feels good for a mid term hold I think.

          Just wondering if there’s another obvious option… I can’t see a dgwer that I think offers better mid term value

    21. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      So we all giving the armband to SGW player now...?

      1. Sailboats
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        I might go Bowen (c)

      2. TKC07
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Maupay....!!

      3. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        I will probably have it on Kane. Kane vs Leicester is still a good fixture for him.

        1. FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          I was going to bring him in for -4 but can't justify it now and with CHE next week

      4. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Any other options left?

        1. FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          no idea anymore

        2. FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          not convinced BRE score, maybe Trent is a good option!

      5. DARE TO BISCAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        I'll check back later. Still on Kane atm