Within the world of ESPN MLS Fantasy soccer, winning is all about the captain. The captain takes a solid week to a good week and good week to a great one. The selection of captain week in and week out can and will make or break your season.
So what's the strategy? How do you pick your captain?First, for me it comes down to your overall strategy and philosophy. Basically are you a conservative or risky player? Do you go for the big weeks? Or does slow and steady win the race?
This has a lot to do with picking a goalie/defender or the forward/midfielder. Do you want the goalie with the easy home match and his shut out points and saves....or the forward (or midfielder aka Zusi, De Ro, Landon) who will get you the possible hat trick?
Personally, I'm of the later philosophy. I believe you to really challenge for a top spot you have to hit the big players on their big nights. 7 - 9 points is great for a keeper and solid return for a double points with a captain, it's nothing compared to the possible 15+ when doubled.
Second, I don't believe in captaining a goalie. While they may get good clean sheet points, they also only have saves as a way to make added value, and one goal ruins the night. I think that captaining a defender who has the same value for CS pts, but who also has a much better chance to create assists and goals makes choosing a defender a better logical choice then a keeper (assuming they're on the same team).
What do the rest of you think?
How do you go about picking your captain (assuming that you NEVER captain Nicky Butt)