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Hull City

Player News - Hull City

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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

Hull City's injured trio of Mohamed Diame, James Chester and Liam Rosenior are back in training but won't be fit enough to take part for the Week 29 trip to Leicester City.

Hull City have seen their form improve in recent weeks with goals from Nikica Jelavic and Dame N'Doye moving them out of the relegation zone. Steve Bruce will be eager to double down on those recent successes but he will have to carry on without Diame, Chester and Rosenior for at least one more week. Week 30 seems like a reasonable target for all three to be available again.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 13 - 12:11 PM

David Meyler had what can only be described as an outlier performance against Sunderland in Week 28.

Meyler has played regularly this season but it generally doesn't have much to show for it from a fantasy point of view. His season total, including Week 28, is 91 points in the Yahoo format. If you're wondering why we call Week 28 an outlier, the 12 points Meyler put up represented 13% of his season total. He didn't do anything exceptional with a shot on target, three tackles won, two passes won and a successful cross but it's more like a month's worth of production for Meyler than a week's worth.
Source: Yahoo.com
Mar 10 - 3:18 PM

Dame N'Doye is looking like the steal of the January window as his goals keep Hull City moving up the table and his fantasy performances are boosting the fortunes of fantasy managers who had faith.

With the exception of a -1 in Week 27 Dame N'Doye has been a point machine since arriving at Hull City at the end of the transfer window. The four match line (Yahoo Format) looks like this: 21, 14, -1, 15. If N'Doye is still available at a reasonable price in salary cap leagues you should get him in, potentially as a replacement for someone like Diego Costa who has slowed down significantly.
Source: Yahoo.com
Mar 10 - 3:10 PM

Tom Huddlestone's Week 28 outburst was strong but it has all the markings of an outlier performance.

Tom Huddlestone is a favorite here at Rotoworld_PL headquarters due to a great nickname (THud) and his ability to pick a pass that belies his somewhat oafish build. Unfortunately, Huddlestone hasn't had a great season but he did break out with an assist along with seven successful crosses and three tackles won in Hull City's 1-1 draw with Sunderland. We'll celebrate the accomplishment but don't expect it to happen again anytime soon.
Source: Yahoo.com
Mar 10 - 2:58 PM

Dame N'Doye returned to the Hull City starting line-up in Week 28 and made a major impact but couldn't power his team to victory as they drew with Sunderland 1-1.

Dame N'Doye was difficult for Sunderland to handle all evening. His first half goal was a thing of beauty as he redirected a hard-driven cross into the back of the Black Cats' net with a deft back heel. Sunderland equalized through Jack Rodwell in the second half. N'Doye had a chance to score the winner but could only put his headed chance straight into the gut of Costel Pantilimon.
Mar 3 - 4:38 PM

Dame N'Doye was rested due to fatigue after having to travel back and forth to Senegal last week. He is questionable for Week 28 but seems likely to play having had two more days to recover.

Both Jelavic and Dame N'Doye were absent over the weekend and Steve Bruce will hope that he has at least one of the duo back. Sunderland's trip to the KC Stadium offers a good chance for three points but that chance will be diminished with no recognized forwards available along with the absence of Robbie Brady. If you have the option to wait until line-ups are released then one or both Hull City forwards could be options but if you don't then it's probably best to avoid both Jelavic and N'Doye
Mar 3 - 10:46 AM

Nikica Jelavic who missed Hull City's Week 27 loss has a chance to feature in Week 28 with his manager saying that he's "hopeful".

Both Jelavic and Dame N'Doye were absent over the weekend and Steve Bruce will hope that he has at least one of the duo back. Sunderland's trip to the KC Stadium offers a good chance for three points but that chance will be diminished with no recognized forwards available along with the absence of Robbie Brady. If you have the option to wait until line-ups are released then one or both Hull City forwards could be options but if you don't then it's probably best to avoid both Jelavic and N'Doye.
Mar 3 - 10:38 AM

Steve Bruce revealed post-match on Saturday that Robbie Brady suffered a "horrible calf injury" in training which could sideline the midfielder [come defender] for "weeks or maybe months."

The news of his absence will come as a massive blow to the Tigers as Brady has been in great form and this latest setback effectively rules the player out of a number of crucial games against teams around them at the bottom including Sunderland and Leicester City. Bruce was also forced into two other changes prior to the loss at the Britannia as the boss decided not to risk top scorer Nikica Jelavic – the striker is managing an ongoing knee complaint and cannot play two games in quick succession though he should be available on Tuesday. The in-form Dame N’Doye was also restricted to a place on the bench after spending most of last week travelling to Russia presumably tying up loose ends following his last-minute move during the January window.
Mar 1 - 5:39 AM

None of Nikica Jelavic, Dame N'Doye or Abel Hernandez started Hull City's match at the Britannia and, predictably, they didn't score as they went down 1-0 to Mark Hughes' side.

Jelavic and N'Doye had both been in exceptional form over Hull City's past three Premier League matches. It isn't clear why N'Doye started the match on the bench or why Jelavic was omitted from the match day squad entirely. Regardless, in the absence of that much firepower, Hull City reverted to being the punchless group that was in the relegation zone as recently as mid-February. They did well to frustrate Stoke City for much of the match but couldn't hold them off entirely and went down to a second half Peter Crouch header.
Feb 28 - 12:17 PM

Mohamed Diame is still not back in training after suffering a setback in his recovery from an early-December knee injury.

The setback comes at a bad time with Weeks 27 and 28 coming right on top of each other. It has already been confirmed that Diame will definitely miss Week 27 and since he's yet to start training again, mid-week will almost definitely come too soon for him to play even a substitute's role in that match.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 27 - 12:10 PM


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