FanDuel – Player Picks – Gameweek 2

With John Terry and Olivier Giroud delivering from our Gameweek 1 picks to help the Fantasy Football Scout lineup to winnings, it’s time to turn our attention to another weekend of action and assess what the FanDuel player list has to offer.

If you’re new to FanDuel, read this season’s introduction article for more information. If you’re already a veteran, listen up for this week’s player selection.

Gameweek 2 Player Picks

Goalkeeper – Artur Boruc
A clean sheet at the Hawthorns on day one included a world class save at the death to preserve the three points for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Boruc could be busy again when Sunderland roll up to St Mary’s but Paolo Di Canio’s side relied on long-range efforts in their opener with Fulham and the Polish stopper should be up to the task of keeping them at bay. At just 7.1m on FanDuel this weekend, Boruc offers an excellent route in for those contemplating Saints defensive cover.

Defender – Pablo Zabaleta
Even with injuries at the back, City will be well fancied to gain a second clean sheet of the season when they face newly promoted Cardiff on Sunday. Fresh from a new four-year deal, Zabaletta will be a key figure in Manuel Pellegrini’s defence and, having displayed his attacking threat with an assist against Newcastle on Monday, looks good value at just 8.8m when you consider the other prices on offer in the City rearguard.

Midfielder – David Silva
City will also be backed to get goals in Wales. They looked fluid and potent in the Magpies drubbing and, despite the home side’s resistance, it’s difficult to see Malky MacKay’s team keeping them out. Silva opened his account in the win over Alan Pardew’s men and will go into the weekend clash full of confidence and ready to orchestrate another victory. Priced at just 8.6m in FanDuel, he’s hard to ignore and looks a little more secure of a start, with rotation concerns still affecting our assessment of City’s forwards.

Forward – Nikica Jelavic
The Croatian was given the nod in the Everton attack at Carrow Road and looked spritely and threatening in the 2-2 draw. He’ll surely be handed another start at home to the Baggies this weekend and, while the likes of Kevin Mirallas and Leighton Baines demand double figure fees, Jelavic can be acquired for our strike force for just 9.0m. It rarely pays to take a FanDuel gamble up top but Jelavic appears to be a risk worth taking for that price.

How To Play

Once your starting XI is built (you can change your team as many times as you like up to two hours before the first kick-off) you can compete for cash. Entering a multiplayer game for a set stake, you’ll have a chance of wining your share of the pot should you finish high enough in the rankings.

Similarly, you can challenge another player to a one-on-one game, selecting the amount at stake. The likes of Robbie Fowler, Gareth Southgate and Opta Joe are all playing the game and are there to be challenged. The Fantasy Football Scout team is also available to challenge and has a 78% win rate – come and wipe the smile off our face.

The Fantasy Football Scout Game

We’ve also got a £2 multiplayer game, dedicated to our community, which is now open with the prize pot building.

Challenge Your Mates

You can also set up your own multiplayer games with your mates. While we have some Fantasy Football Scout games to enter, there’s an incentive to set up your own this week.

If you set up a £2 game and get 5 players and £10 in the pot, FanDuel will add an extra £5 in prize money to your game.

Create your own game at

Finally, a reminder that we have published a strategy guide, offering some tips for getting the most from your FanDuel lineup, right here.

You have to be over 18 to enter cash games at FanDuel. If you do wager some cash, please remember to gamble responsibly.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

3,521 Comments Post a Comment
  1. test
      8 years, 2 months ago

      Who to captain from:

      Sturridge, Michu, Soldado, Mirallas, Giroud?

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      1. shan24
          8 years, 2 months ago


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        • nedfoo
            8 years, 2 months ago

            Giroud 1st preference, Michu 2nd IMO

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        • bombayblues
            8 years, 2 months ago

            Please RMT.

            Mignolet. Boruc
            Riether. Zaba. Distin. Clyne. Wilson
            Ozil. Michu. Barkley. Yaya. R Morrison
            Giroud. Lukaku. Rooney

            Any suggestions?

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            1. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
                8 years, 2 months ago

                Nice mix of players

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            2. coachman
                8 years, 2 months ago

                I'm taking a punt this week, got Soldado (c).. Last chance saloon for this guy,

                Hope it pays off..

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