CaughtOffside Fantasy Football picks 10-28-05

Every week we let you know our Yahoo Fantasy Football picks, our team has been highly sucessful so hopefully you’ll find a few gems and good bits of advice here to help you get one over on your mates.

The team is back in business after recovering from a bad week to record another triple digit point haul and move up 139 places to 203rd. Still sounds terrible to us, but that’s still the top 1% out of tens of thousands of participants. Our pick of Emre proved a winner as he recorded nearly 30 points on his own – only about 5% of all players selected the Turkish midfielder. Danny Murphy also proved again he’s worth the points with two assists.

But on to this week, and this is probably one of our strongest teams on paper – which means they’ll probably all get sent off after scoring a couple of own goals for good measure.

But on to the picks…


Goalkeeper: Last week’s blunder against United aside, Robbo has been impeccable and is an easy pick.

Defenders: Chris Powell, Del Horno and Stephen Taylor. Charlton’s Powell and Chelsea’s Del Horno have been ever-present in our team as they play for form teams are are a threat going forward. Stephen Taylor is the risk as, even though he’s been playing consistently, Jean Alain Boumsong is back for Newcastle and may take his place in the side. But he’s all we can afford.

Midfield: Danny Murphy for obvious reasons, Bolton’s rough style should mean plenty of freekicks for Murphy to take – earning plenty of points. Michael Essien is cheap, in-form, and should get forward often as he is still searching for his first goal. Emre is in again, we rate him highly here at CO as a player and after last week’s showing against Sunderland we have no reason to take him out. He’ll have a point to prove and should be up for it against WBA. N’Zogbia gets in again – young, productive and eager. Gets forward for Newcastle very well and has good end product with 2 goals and 2 assists already. Our midfield is rounded out by Manchester United’s J. Park. The Korean has been playing well and with Giggs’ injury he should get a place in the side unless Ferguson uses that bloody 4-3-3 with Ronaldo and Rooney. But it’s the sort of risk we have to take if we want to make any serious moves up the table.

Up Front:
Van Nistlerooy, obviously, but for the first time we’ve partnered him with Didier Drogba. The Chelsea tank is in form and should make up a strong Chelsea side looking to batter Blackburn after dropping points to Everton.

So there you have it, with the exception of a few selection doubts we’re very confident this side has the goods to move us into the top 100 if we get a bit of luck on our side.

Good luck.