Hull City

Hull City

Player News - Hull City

Date: Team: Pos:

Sone Aluko was a rare bright spot putting up double digit fantasy points in the Yahoo format as Steve Bruce's side lost 2-0 to Southampton.

Aluko got a rare start in Week 32 and came through with 10 points in the Yahoo system on the back of a shot on target, three fouls won, two successful crosses, a corner won and a pass intercepted. That's hardly "set the world on fire" stuff but it wouldn't be bad for a cheap price if there were any expectation that he would continue to start. With Abel Hernandez and Yannick Sagbo the only alternatives until Nikica Jelavic returns sometime in May, Aluko may continue to start but it's hardly a guarantee. If you're in a tough spot then Aluko might be worth a look but know it comes with a great deal of rotation risk.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 15 - 1:53 PM

Dame N'Doye, after looking great in his initial matches for Hull City, has faded quickly with a total of 16 fantasy points (Yahoo system) over the past four match weeks.

Maybe it's Steve Bruce, maybe it's something in the water at the KC Stadium. Whatever the cause, players from Nikica Jelavic to Shane Long to Mohamed Diame to Dame N'Doye have arrived at Hull City and immediately started scoring goals. Unfortunately, this temporary bump in form seems to desert these new acquisitions just as quickly as they have all fallen off after approximately a month of looking like the next big thing. Maybe he really is as good as his first few weeks and this is just a temporary slump but fantasy managers should revise their expectations to the reality that he's had just as many unimpressive days as he's had impressive ones now.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 15 - 1:48 PM

Mohamed Diame has returned to the Hull City squad with consecutive substitute appearances that resulted in negative fantasy scores.

Week 32 against Southampton was similar to the previous week. Mohamed Diame was involved but fantasy managers would be excused for not being thrilled about that fact. The surprise goal-scoring machine from earlier in the season has returned but his arrival in the Hull City line-up hasn't been nearly as exciting as it was when he first arrived. You can certainly write this off to knocking the rust off but given that the goal-scoring outburst looked like an outlier when it happened and there aren't many matches left, you should probably temper your expectations for Diame down the stretch if the past two weeks haven't already tempered them for you.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 15 - 1:39 PM

Curtis Davies' odd season continues with word that his status for Week 32 is uncertain due to a thigh complaint.

Davies' has been in and out of Steve Bruce's starting line-up even when healthy. He had a run of starts in the side due to injuries to Michael Dawson and James Chester but with both players now healthy it isn't clear whether he would start if he were healthy. For a player who was one of the revelations of the 2013-14 season, the 2014-15 season has been a difficult one. Expect that to continue with a summer move very possible. Fantasy managers should stay away from Davies down the stretch barring an injury elsewhere to the HCFC defense.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 10 - 11:55 AM

Gaston Ramirez is out of action for Week 32 due to the terms of his loan from Week 32 opponent Southampton.

Hull City will be struggling for attacking power against Southampton with Nikica Jelavic injured and Gaston Ramirez ineligible to face his parent club. Dame N'Doye and Abel Hernandez will almost certainly lead the line for Steve Bruce's side as they look to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone. It won't be an easy task despite the Saints' recent struggles.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 10 - 11:51 AM

Allan McGregor's form hasn't been great so there is some question as to whether the Scottish goalkeeper will keep his place as Hull City travel to the south coast for Week 32.

The less-than-spectacular form of Allan McGregor in recent weeks means that Steve Bruce faces a difficult choice in net for the Week 32 trip to St. Mary's. Steve Harper is standing by ready to deputize and with points at a premium, Bruce must decide who gives him the best chance to win. For most of the season, the clear choice has been McGregor when he's been healthy but that is less certain now and with every point at a premium in the relegation battle, fantasy managers should be wary of starting McGregor.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 10 - 11:05 AM

Tom Huddlestone returns to the Hull City squad for Week 32 action after completing his suspension.

The former Spurs midfielder returns to active duty for Steve Bruce's side after missing the past four matches due to suspension. Huddlestone may step into the David Meyler-sized hole in the starting eleven after Meyler was himself suspended in Week 31. The trip to St. Mary's will be a tough one for the club who have fallen back to the relegation pack a bit after a brief run of good form in March.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 10 - 10:49 AM

Hull City continue to sputter toward the finish line as they were defeated at the Liberty Stadium 3-1 by an organized Swansea City side.

Don't look now but Steve Bruce and company are slipping into relegation territory as QPR and Leicester both picked up three points today and narrowed the gap at the bottom of the table. The Tigers only goal came from a set piece, as Robbie Brady sent the ball into the area perfectly as Alex Bruce got a touch that set up the surging McShane who needed to just poke it in from point blank range. Otherwise, the attack had little spark, with Gaston Ramirez having to come off early with a knock not helping the cause. With the likes of Southampton, Liverpool and Arsenal comprising three of their next four opponents, Hull could be in serious danger come May.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 4 - 12:15 PM

James Chester, out since mid-January with a shoulder injury, is set to return to the Hull City squad for Week 31.

Chester was playing regularly and well when he was injured at West Ham in January. He has resumed training and is likely to return to the starting eleven as soon as Steve Bruce deems him back to full match fitness. Unless you are desperate for a center back, I'd recommend waiting one more week before seriously considering including him In your line-up.
Source: espnfc
Apr 3 - 11:40 AM

Mohamed Diame has finally recovered from his knee injury and will be available to Steve Bruce in Week 31.

Diame was very effective for Hull City in the time between his move from West Ham and his knee injury. Now that he is healthy again Steve Bruce will want to get him into the line-up as quickly as is practical. Fantasy managers may want to give it one more week if they don't have the option switch players after line-ups are announced.
Source: espnfc
Apr 3 - 11:33 AM

Abel Hernandez hasn't produced like a record signing but he will likely get a run of starts to prove his worth after Nikica Jelavic underwent knee surgery.

Hernandez is certainly a long-shot bet to be productive but for fantasy managers who need to swing for the fences as they look to make up ground late in the season, he's at least a long shot that is in good position to get playing time. With Nikica Jelavic on the sidelines for the next six weeks, Hernandez and Dame N'Doye are really Hull City's only two healthy forwards. You certainly shouldn't overpay for Hernandez but if he can be had at a bargain basement price and maybe stashed on the bench then he is worth picking up on a flier.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 1:44 PM

Hull City have been rocked at the forward position yet again with the news that Nikica Jelavic will be out for six weeks after having surgery on his troublesome knee.

Jelavic has been in and out of the line-up with knee complaints for most of 2015 and he will now head to the sidelines in an effort to get the problem solved. Jelavic has been effective when he has played and his spells in the line-up have correlated to some of Hull City's better runs of form this season. In his absence, Abel Hernandez will likely return to the starting line-up to partner Dame N'Doye as they look to keep Steve Bruce's team out of the relegation zone.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 1:41 PM

Allan McGregor recorded a solid fantasy outing in Week 29 but it has the makings of an outlier.

Hull City have been playing well and pulling themselves out of the relegation zone. Some of their defenders, like Paul McShane, may even be having sneaky runs of fantasy relevance. That shouldn't convince you that Allan McGregor's 13-point effort against Leicester City is a sign of things to come. Even over Hull City's strong(er) run of form, McGregor hasn't been producing significant fantasy performances. The clean sheets are few and far between and the saves are not coming in big enough numbers to overwhelm the negative points for goals allowed. There are keepers who manage to give up goals but put up good fantasy numbers anyway, McGregor isn't one of them this season.
Source: Yahoo.com
Mar 17 - 2:58 PM

Paul McShane has been a stealthy play over the past month as Hull City have saved their season and he has ascended into the starting lineup.

McShane has 60 fantasy points in the Yahoo format for the entire season and nearly half of those have come over the past four match weeks. His strong run was capped by a team-leading 14 point effort in Week 29. His day in the nil-nil draw at Leicester City included a clean sheet along with a shot on target, blocked shot and a pass intercepted. He was also fouled once. McShane's price is creeping up so if you're interested in buying in, you should probably do it soon in formats (like Yahoo) with relatively volatile pricing models based on recent performance.
Source: Yahoo.com
Mar 17 - 2:27 PM

Nikica Jelavic had a frustrating afternoon for Hull City, missing two big chances to score in a match that would eventually end 0-0 against Leicester City.

The match began a back and forth affair and would continue that way until Leicester had an opportunity to boss things with a man advantage inside the final twenty minutes. Hull should have been ahead in the first twenty though, as Nikica Jelavic had the ball five feet in front of goal courtesy of a slick counter attack, but he whiffed at the ball and fell to ground. Then, around the hour mark, he had a good look with a header but the ball fizzed over the bar. Hull are six points clear of the drop at the moment - a decent position but they need a win or two down the stretch. Playing Chelsea next week, that plan may need to be put on hold.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 14 - 1:10 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Friday
  •  
    Draft: A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi

    Draft: A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Wednesday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Tuesday
  •  
    Draft: Leonard Williams at 2?

    Draft: Leonard Williams at 2?
  •  
    Draft: Norris & S Derron Smith

    Draft: Norris & S Derron Smith
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's NBA 6-Pack: Friday