Have you remembered to pick your team?

Ross Houston
August 10, 2017

Whether it be a new sleep schedule, new cellphone, new lawnmower, or new baseball glove. "Therefore, it's a 3-4-3 for me". But once we get settled in, we have no idea how we lived without it.

"At Barcelona, I was used to playing like that".

"I am even going to take a little time out myself to work out my draft strategy". Savings here can mean you can afford those bigger money players elsewhere but good production is needed, and with Bournemouth expected to improve again, you can look at Begovic with confidence.

All week we're be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the invention of football by bringing you articles looking back at the first quarter century of a concept that, whether you love it or hate, has changed football forever. You no longer have to agonize over which Patriots running back to start. Why?

In 2017, we see a particularly strong class of running backs but a weak class of quarterbacks. That's right, no kickers or defenses. Free transfers can roll over into the next gameweek, but you can never have more than 2 at a time. In total, the week before the start of the season will see over a fifth 21% of all players select their team. It is free on the official Premier League website.

So which formation should I go for?

There aren't many £4m defenders knocking about on Fantasy Football, which explains why Uwe Hunemeier has been snapped up by 8.4% of players so far.

However, that stat masked the fact that only Leicester City lost more points last season compared to the year before and a run of just six points from their last eight matches meant the Saints' board decided to make a change.

The good news is those players are out there.

"We don't have any more time to learn".

There's not much you can say against Elliott. "He won the Champions League with Madrid and he now needs to play regularly", as reported by Sky Sports. No, but it limits his potential in best-ball.

You do need to know that there is a fine line that you should not cross, as drafting a player like Lockett over someone like Pierre Garcon would not be wise. There are nearly 60-odd games to play in the season so nobody has any advantage yet. "We want the fans to enjoy it and we try to do our best". If you have multiple teams they can all join the league.

How do I get involved?

Picking for a season or picking because you like the players, or the team, doesn't do anybody any favours. Burnley struggled to just 11 victories in 38 league matches last season, but that was still considered significant given the team's minuscule budget.

There are multiple fantasy football apps and games out there but all of them basically do the same thing - allow the savviest football fans to demonstrate their vision for the lovely game.

There'll also be plenty of quizzes to keep you, and ourselves, amused. For instance, if I draft Tyler Eifert, I know that I'll want to snag a third tight end because he nearly always misses some games. Then they host Leicester City and visit Stoke City. You want to put together a group that is prepared for opportunity when injuries arise, and preferably in a high-scoring offense. I think he played really well. On the other hand, what would Geronimo Allison's ceiling be if something were to happen to Davante Adams or Jordy Nelson? For PPR leagues, Le'Veon Bell is the best of the three.

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