It's not FPL's fault. They can only work with the information that they have.
When Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero went down with injuries just before the March international break, it sparked a tidal wave of lineup changes. After all, Aguero himself confirmed on social media that he would be out for a couple of weeks, while the news about Kane said it might be mid-April (if at all) that he would return.
As the international break ended and the Premier League neared resumption, the needle had only slightly changed. Aguero was listed as a 50-50 chance to return for GW32. Kane supposedly had a 25% chance of returning.
Then came GW32. Sergio Aguero was nowhere to be seen in Manchester City's lineup. Meanwhile, to everyone's surprise, Harry Kane was named to Tottenham's bench, and he was able to get nearly 20 minutes of playing time.
In the aftermath of GW32, Kane now has no triangles indicating injury next to his name, while Aguero has a 75% chance of playing.
This madness -- this guessing game -- has to stop.
6 million people around the world have joined FPL this season. That's a significant number, and it's time the Premier League acknowledges it. The way for them to do this is by adopting a standardized injury protocol that all teams must follow -- something we have discussed before on our podcast. In fact, we dedicated an entire episode to it.
FPL owners should not be left in the dark about whether or not the most valuable player in the entire league is eligible in fantasy. We should also not have to scour social media and press conference transcripts to determine whether or not to risk choosing a player for our squads.
Tottenham should not get to use the availability of its star player as a strategy.
Level the playing field both on and off the pitch. Adopt an injury protocol for clubs and fantasy owners to follow.