Fantasy Football Focus 2014/15: Hull City

Hull City Fans

With the new season looming it's time to assess your fantasy football options, today's focus will be on Hull City.

The Tigers finished in 16th place last season, just four points clear of relegation but that doesn't do their season justice as they reached the FA Cup final for the first time in their history but couldn't hold on to beat Arsenal at Wembley.

Their appearance in the final means they have the chance to play in the Europa League this season and this will mean the squad will be tested with four competitions to concentrate on.

Steve Bruce brought in Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long in January and the strikers will hope to shine in their first full season with the club, while five more new arrivals have been signed this summer already. Jake Livermore has been brought in on a permanent basis after impressing on loan last year, with Robert Snodgrass, Tom Ince, Andrew Robertson and Harry Maguire also joining.

A loan deal for Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson is also believed to be close and he should be considered if he makes the switch but where should you be looking from a fantasy football perspective?

Budget options

DEF - Harry Maguire - The 21-year-old centre-back has joined the Tigers from Sheffield United for £2.5 million and despite the competition for places at the back for Hull, Maguire should be seriously considered at such a cheap price. The Englishman scored five goals for the Blades in League One last year and is a constant threat in the air. If Steve Bruce sticks with his 3-5-2 formation Maguire will have a good chance of playing at the back of a defence that kept eight clean sheets at home last season.

DEF - Curtis Davies - Another Hull defender to consider is last season's top-scoring fantasy defender in the side, Curtis Davies. The 29-year-old missed just one game and was solid all year for the side, scoring two goals in a successful season. Hull are not the best side defensively, but it means that there are cheap options at the back, and they should be put in for Hull's home games.

MID - Ahmed Elmohamady - The versatile midfielder played as a right wing-back for much of the last season but comes in at a cheap price for someone who could wrack up points for goals and assists as he picked up two of each last season. There will be better options around the league but Elmohamady is a low-price pick that could play a part in picking up steady points.

Worth a gamble

MID - Robert Snodgrass - Snodgrass has joined Hull from relegated Norwich and could continue to be a strong fantasy option at a relatively low price.He has scored six goals in each of the past two seasons and could be the preferred set-piece taker in the team and will hope to add to his 11 assists over the past two campaigns. Snodgrass will be a regular in the lineup and could score regular points during the season.

MID - Tom Ince - Another new signing who could be worth putting in is Tom Ince. The young winger struggled to become a regular at Crystal Palace during his loan spell at the end of last season and only found the net once. However he could be worth a gamble this time out as he will play an attacking role in Bruce's side and if given regular action, could score plenty of points from goals and assists.

FOR - Shane Long - Long just edges out Jelavic up front as the pacey Irishman will benefit from his strike partner's ability to hold up the ball. Long scored seven goals last season, four with the Tigers and could thrive with Snodgrass and Ince supplying him now.

Which Hull City players will make your fantasy football team?

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