Based on how well this post is received, I may start doing this weekly. In the "state of calcio
" thread from a few weeks ago we were kicking around the idea of doing weekly fantacalcio threads where we discuss players and give tips so this is my attempt.
A little background (and a chance for me to brag): Two years ago was the first time I ever played Fantacalcio, domeydion
mod) used his own money to create a private reddit league on the website seriealive.com, the league had about 50 in it and it was really fun. It was especially fun for me because I won, but I didn't just win the league, I demolished everyone, no one was even close to me... The year after that the reddit league was discontinued, but I decided to keep playing on seriealive.com in the public league. This meant that I was competing against everyone using the site, so about 2-3K people... I placed 7th and I'm now in the seriealive "champions league" this year.
I know this paragraph above seems like I'm just stroking my dick/ego, but its just to prove that I'm a competent fantacalcio player (because you wouldn't want to take advice from a noob!). With that being said I'm kind of sucking ass so far this year, hmmm... Anyways lets get to the games :) Empoli VS Cagliari
Alert! Pucciarelli might be benched for Tavano this game, Gazzetta saying 70% chance Tavano starts. I'd say he has a pretty good shot of scoring against a mediocre Cagliari team, but this week I'd roll with Maccarone. Rugani has been solid this year in defense for Empoli, Cagliari is notoriously bad away from home, this could be his game. No one from Cagliari really inspires me this week, maybe Sau if I had to choose. Parma VS Sassuolo
This looks like a game full of goals to me, both teams have been horrible defensively so far. Berardi and Cassano are my top two from this game, especially Cassano, I really don't think Parma will continue to shit the bed at home. Second tier I'd put Zaza and for some reason I think Lodi and De Ceglie will have a decent games. Sampdoria VS Roma
Juicy game, really juicy. Personally I think Roma is going to come out aggressive as hell, didn't they beat Samp 4-0 after the 7-1 in Manchester? Obviously this means nothing. People might be tempted to play Romagnoli or Okaka because for some reason Roman players LOVE to play their best against AS Roma. I think I'd still tip Gabbiadini to have the best game for Samp, he's been on such a good run of form. As far as Roma goes I'll take captain Totti, too obvious to say Destro. Full disclosure: I suck at picking Roma players, every time I play one of them they suck so maybe a real Romanista can shed some light on this game. Is Gervinho playing? Iturbe? Florenzi? I can't figure it out... Chievo VS Genoa
This looks like its gonna be an ugly game. Chievo is such a terrible team for fantacalcio, but I guess Paloschi would be your best bet. Genoa has some interesting plays this game with Perotti and Bertolacci, and of course Perin has a great chance to keep a clean sheet against the leagues worst offense, but I'm going to go a bit unorthodox here and suggest Antonelli. Alert! I can't figure out if Pinilla is playing or not so proceed with caution. Juventus VS Palermo
If you're not starting Tevez every week, you're doing it wrong. This seems like its going to be Morata's big chance to take over from Llorente so I don't think he's a bad bet this week either. Pogba has been on a great run of form and wouldn't be a bad start. Buffon has a great shot at a clean sheet. I love Lichtsteiner in fantacalcio and I'll probably be starting him this week too. As for Palermo, I usually stay clear of playing anyone against Juventus (and no, not just because I'm a Juve fan). Easy to say Dybala, but I think if there's a player that could give Juve trouble, it will be Vasquez. Udinese VS Atalanta
This is a really tough game for me to analyze, I think I'd stay clear of it. Starting Di Natale at home is always a decent idea regardless of the opponent. Herteaux is my pick for this game. Kone (the guy who scored ridiculous goals for Bologna) is starting for Udinese as the trequartista behind Thereau and Di Natale, I think he'll have a decent game. If I had to pick an Atalanta player I like Maxi Moralez to get back to his 2012 form. Cesena VS Inter
I think Inter is going to bounce back this game, but I understand if all of you are skeptical. I really like Icardi this week against a mediocre defense. Inters defense sucks too, but so does Cesena's offense, Handanovic will be a decent pick. Anyone thinking of starting any Cesena players this week? I'm definitely not. Hernanes looks hungry, I'd say him and Kovacic are nice plays in midfield. Lastly, for fucks sake, I've counted on him in vain so many times now, but I finally like Nagatomo (if he starts) to have a good game this week. Lazio VS Torino
Just like Tevez, if you're not playing Candreva, you're doing it wrong... but with that being said there's been conflicting news this week about whether or not he's starting so proceed with caution! So if he is out what does that mean? Well the safe play is Lulic and the gamble is Felipe Anderson (the latter has a lower floor and a higher ceiling in my opinion). I like De Vrij in defense for Lazio too and of course Djordjevic's ridiculous run of form keeps him as a good candidate to score. Quags can't stop scoring lately so he's a decent play this week too, but I'd be skeptical about starting anyone else on Torino, maybe Darmian? Napoli VS Verona
The fans are pissed as fuck, this is Hamsik's cue to perform for his team. If you believe in Hamsik as a player, start him, if not, just roll with Callejon. I can't believe I'm saying this, but fuck it, start Higuain, it just seems too unlikely that he continues this horrible run of form. Zuniga has been great for me so far this year, so I might just roll with him again this game. So those are my three for Napoli, as for Verona, hmmm honestly maybe just Luca Toni, but I wouldn't even start him if you have better options. The big gamble this week (depending on how your GK scoring system is) is Rafael. I guarantee you he will face a ton of shots, but the question is whether he will save them or not. He's been a monster in the past. Milan VS Fiorentina
Buh, I have no idea how this game will go. I like Abate in defense simply because of his recent form. Remember that Milan sucks defending set pieces so Savic and Rodriguez are decent plays IMO for Fiorentina. Moving onto the midfield, Cuadrado is the guy you'll want to play for Fiorentina week in and week out, and on the other hand you have to keep playing Honda (some leagues he's listed as a forward).
WOW!!!!! That was actually kind of tedious to write, if people like this post maybe I'll just do top 10 rankings since its quicker.
PS What websites are you guys using to play? Are any of you on seriealive? Be aware that the scoring systems are probably different based on which site you are using, but generally speaking the advice will be the same regardless.
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