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  1. Fantasy player's three-game report card

    John Culea

    Three games into the Premier League season, there are clear-cut standouts among fantasy players and others who have been disappointments. Goalkeepers: Excellent: Simon Mignolet, Liverpool, 29 points Three clean sheets, and 12 saves have the...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  2. New Fantasy Values: Goalkeepers

    John Culea

    With the launch of ESPNFC's 2013-2014 fantasy game, the opening values for players make for multiple talking points. Here are thoughts on selected goalkeepers with their new value and the value they had when last season ended: Joe Hart, Manchester...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. Stingiest Fantasy Defenders

    John Culea

    Tuesday, I presented the case for Joe Hart, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Brad Guzan and Petr Cech as the Premier League's stingiest goalkeepers. Up for discussion now, defenders who are walls of protection for their teams and point-producers for their fantasy...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  4. Stingiest Fantasy Goalkeepers

    John Culea

    Premier League fantasy success largely depends on point-producing midfielders and forwards; those positions give the bulk of points. However, the difference between mid-table in a league or challenging for the top often is the performance of goalkeep...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  5. Most generous Premier League fantasy defenders

    John Culea

    In an earlier blog, I examined three Premier League goalkeepers who had their onion bags filled on a regular basis and gave up a combined 179 goals in 101 games. In this piece, as we look forward to the launch of the new fantasy game around July 25, ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  6. Most generous Premier League fantasy goalkeepers

    John Culea

    Minding the nets in the Premier League is a daunting task, especially in the 2012-2013 season when a near record 1,063 goals were scored. While Manchester City's Joe Hart was the best goalkeeper with 18 clean sheets and conceded just 34 goals in 3...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  7. Premier League Fantasy Ironmen Part 2 -- Midfielders & Forwards

    John Culea

    In my previous blog, I looked at Premier League goalkeepers and defenders who can be described as Ironmen -- they had the most minutes in 38 2012-13 PL games. Of note, goalkeepers Joe Hart, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Simon Mignolet and defender Leighton ...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  8. Premier League Fantasy Ironmen: Part 1 (Goalkeepers and Defenders...

    John Culea

    Fantasy managers know if you have players who start most games and usually put in 90 minutes, you have a better chance for fantasy success. So, who are the Premier League ironmen? Four goalkeepers and one defender played all 38 Premier League game...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  9. Worst Fantasy Disappointments: Part 2

    John Culea

    In previous blogs throughout the past week, I offered several Premier League players who had fantasy seasons that exceeded expectations. Monday, I went to the opposite end of the spectrum and looked at a goalkeeper, three defenders and four midfie...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  10. Gameweek 36 Best Fantasy XI

    John Culea

    The best fantasy XI for Gameweek 36 features only players on the six teams that play two games in the week (subject to change 30 minutes before kickoff): Goalkeeper: Joe Hart, Manchester City vs Swansea (away) and WBA (home) A back concern mad...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  11. Gameweek 34 Best Fantasy XI

    John Culea

    After round 33's multiple games, we have a normal ten-game schedule with seven matches on Saturday, two on Sunday and one Monday. Here are the players who would seem to make up the strongest starting XI for Round 34: Goalkeeper: David DeGea,...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  12. Gameweek 31 Best Fantasy XI

    John Culea

    You would think by having no budget or transfer restrictions, you could pick 11 players who would return big numbers each week -- not so, as you will see at the end of this piece. For Round 31, my best fantasy XI is as follows: Goalkeeper Da...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  13. Forward Scoring Droughts & Goalkeepers' Dirty Sheets

    John Culea

    Tuesday, we looked at Premier League midfielders with prolonged scoring droughts. Today, forwards in search of goals, and goalkeepers who have trouble keeping clean sheets. The following forwards often start and are on the pitch for 90 minutes: ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  14. Best Fantasy XI Gameweek 29

    John Culea

    With eight teams idle in the Premier League this weekend, the best starting lineup for the week is minus many possibilities. For those teams playing, here is Sir John's best Fantasy XI: GOALKEEPER Simon Mignolet, Sunderland (vs. QPR): Mignolet ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  15. Best and Worst Fantasy XI

    John Culea

    After two weeks of Premier League play (Chelsea has had three matches), who are the best and worst fantasy XI? The list below is for a 3-5-2 formation: Best (points and salary in millions) Goalkeeper: Cech, Chelsea (3 games), 16, 7.5 Defender...

    Blog | August 27, 2012