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GW22 Captains: Dennis among best Double Gameweek picks

The Scout 12 Jan 2022
Emmanuel Dennis, Watford

Watford forward averages 6.8 points per match under Ranieri and faces two of bottom three sides

Emmanuel Dennis (£6.1m) has the form and fixtures to provide managers in Fantasy Premier League with a strong captaincy option for Double Gameweek 22.

The forward has returned to full training ahead of Watford’s visits to two of the bottom three sides, Newcastle United and Burnley.

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Dennis has the second-most FPL points among forwards thanks to his all-round output, scoring eight goals and supplying six assists.

The Nigerian has been a huge success under Claudio Ranieri, averaging 6.8 points per match in his 10 outings for the Italian.

His team-mate Joshua King (£5.8m) can also deliver a big haul across those two favourable fixtures.

King's 28 shots and 23 shots in the box are both team-leading totals since Ranieri took charge in Gameweek 8.

Indeed, his 11 big chances rank third among all players in Fantasy in that period. 

Look to Ronaldo and Kane

Big-hitters Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) and Harry Kane (£12.2m) are also among the most appealing armband options.

Ronaldo is set to recover from a minor muscle problem for Manchester United's visits to Aston Villa and Brentford.

The Portuguese has four goals, an assist and 39 points in his last six outings.

Kane, meanwhile, has stepped up his output under Tottenham Hotspur’s new head coach Antonio Conte, scoring in three of the last four Gameweeks. 

The Spurs forward has a prolific record against both his Gameweek 22 opponents, Arsenal and Leicester City.

Kane has averaged 7.1 points per home match against the Gunners, and 9.0 points per away match against Leicester.

That includes his career-high haul of 24 points at the King Power Stadium in 2016/17.

Midfield alternatives

Finally, Chelsea’s Mason Mount (£7.7m) and Leicester's James Maddison (£6.9m) provide explosive alternatives from midfield.

Mount visits Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion on the back of four goals, three assists and 49 points in his last eight matches.

Maddison has produced double-figure hauls in four of his last six appearances ahead of matches against Burnley and Spurs. 

Also in this series

Part 1: GW22 Kings to watch: Maddison on for another haul
Part 2: GW22 Differentials: Lowton can continue home run
Part 4: Scout Selection: Back Kane against two of his favourite foes

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