I’m going back to full bundling-mode for this week.  I wanted to see what kind of sitters we saw midweek from the YCL line-ups, and I was right… they were zero-point “none” help.  So I do apologize if it completely messed up your OCD schedule of FPL goodies for the week.  Now go wash your hands again, and again, and one more time.  Cool?  Cool.  So Week 15 is upon us and it brings up a rampant schedule of three games in basically eight days.  What that means is mass hysteria, but in a good way.  For me, it just means from a constant standpoint: the next few days will be basically me typing, podcasting, and then retyping again.  No worries, I didn’t really have a life anyways.  I am a man of the people and you my fellow readers are my people.  So a couple bits of advice for the first three fixtures we have, just in case I forget.  First, don’t go super crazy with transfers to get a minus 8 or 12.  You get a free one in basically two days from lock.  Second, watch the yellow card situations of some players, kinda the Costa affect, but if a guy you are thinking about has 3 or 4 yellows and you are worried about the accumulation factor, downshift and transfer into someone else.  Third, enjoy your riches from Aguero.  You do not have to spend them all in one place.  Though I think it’s impossible.  Save some for later, because he will be back.  Onto the ranks of the lads for Week 15 in the FPL, cheers and good luck!

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With extra money breeds repetition. The allotment of funds and dispersal of them now that the 13m from Aguero is off the table leads to limited amounts of viable directions for FPL owners to go. Some view it as a windfall for their teams now that he is off the payroll, but is it really? His price and the money devoted to him makes owners have to scrimp in other areas like midfield, especially. Now they don’t. Everyone will be owning Harry Kane and Diego Costa for the foreseeable month as they can now fit both players in and maintain a respectable team through the midfield. This is what Transfer Tuesday is all about. Talking stuff out or reading it in this case, to try and formulate the best possible tact for the next match week or weeks. So my first piece of advice is that you sorta have to go the Kane Diego route to keep up with the Fantasy Jonses’ so to speak. You will be at a significant disadvantage if you don’t as they are the best forward options going. So if you don’t already that is your first pawn move of the week. Stay here as we get into the rook and horsey looking piece move in the Week 15 FPL transfer Tuesday chess game. Cheers!

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We’re once again giving you our loves and hates for each week in a segment called “Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em”.  You should know the drill, but if you don’t, we pick one option from each position.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  It is more based on my feelings and gut approach for the week upcoming and changes from week-to-week.  I look at match-ups and form to formulate my craziness.  It’s like musical chairs, without all the screaming kids and regretful feeling of loss. So sit back, relax, and have a look at who we would start and sit based on match-ups and value. It’s Fantasy Premier League Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, Week 14 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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If you tuned in yesterday footie fans, I discussed the importance of a stout backbone in defense. Today it is all about the face men. They have stunning dispositions, a knack for saying the right thing at the right time when it comes to fantasy goodies, and are just downright sexier options than their defensive counterparts. I can’t make this stuff up. I mean, I could, but why would I wanna? I have at least three other things to do than tell you pork pies and a bunch of rubbish that has no relevance over FPL outputs. Plain and simple, these are the guys we rely on for goals and assists. Plain and simple. Sorry Mesut Ozil, your two whole assists are not enough to come to the picnic. Fun fact: there are 8 defenders that have the same amount (2) or more assists than the mid-9 priced Arsenal midfielder. Yet he is still owned in 9% of leagues, gotta love the zombie teams in the near over 4 million teams. So when zombies attack, you usually get red arrows because it is an off week from your decision making process for fantasy. So to avoid the apocalypse of the undead, here is the Week 14 FPl rankings for the Midfielders and Forwards. Good luck with transfers. Cheers!

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Can you imaging playing any sport, real or fake, without a stout backbone?  No, you just can’t.  It would be impossible and your team would just fall to the ground like a pile of gelatinous goo.  The Keepers and Defense ranks are no different.  Without some semblance of structure, promise, and talent, you will be a pile of fantasy goo at the bottom of the ranks.  Take a look at the transfers in and out this week.  The must have defenders are starting to shine, and from my vantage point you should start your back five with a Liverpool, a Chelsea, and a Southampton defender of your equitable suiting.  There is no wrong answer here just what ever fits into your budget and common sense choice.  So think about that next time you go to make a transfer in or out to pump up your last line of defense.  So with that and all the other hullabaloo here is the Week 14 FPL rankings for Keepers and Defense.  Cheers!

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Welp, the news is smattered across the interwebs and since we were all glued to our computers for Cyber Monday, we all know the news: Philippe Coutinho is set to miss an extended amount of time with a footie, footie injury.  Technically it’s an ankle injury, but the double footie thingy was way too tempting to not at least attempt.  The man who spells his name with one L and two P’s instead of the traditional Norwegian double L and solo P has gone down and taken his 40.3% ownership, and shrinking, down with him.  He will be missed as a total fantasy asset and while some of us, mostly Liverpool fans, think this is the worst thing to happen since unsliced bread, I think this is actually a swoon to everyone who is in the know and down for diversifying.  The best part is that he is in the top-15 overall in price, so from the grabbing anyone you want perspective.  you can grab anyone you want.  Whether that be staying on the Liverpool theme and going to a Firmino or trusting that Lallana will be healthy and fantasy trustworthy.  The second is that we can move into a direction of diversity and add someone who isn’t so widely owned.  Screw this template garbage.  So breathe deep, don’t make rash decisions as there are Cup games today and tomorrow, to help with some perspectives.  But before they kick off, here are some tidbits of delusion from your’s truly…enjoy.

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It’s a holiday here start side, so while I am busy feeding my stomach I figured, why not feed the masses minds?  No, my knowledge doesn’t contain tryptophan, and has been know to make the casually follower nod off on occasion, but I will attempt to keep it light and airy and just enough ample room for dessert. This week’s rankings feature some tough matches to call and with a lot of key fantasy cogs involved in just a few of the matches. Namely the Chelsea-Spurs match that could go either way in my head.  It will either be a defensive mastery by both clubs resulting in a 0-0 draw, or it could be a 2-2 affair with plenty of involvement by all parties. Add in the Liverpool match, the Arsenal, and City matches, and you get a few better ideas that draw you to be more comfortable with transfers in and captains choice.  None the less, it will be a fun Week 13 in the FPL regardless of what happens, because after all, it is still footie and that is better then having no footie.  So good luck on transfers, Happy Holidays to all celebrating, and here are some Week 13 FPL rankings for you to peruse while eating Turkey or just waiting for traffic to subside.  Cheers!

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As per the usual here on Transfer Tuesday, we touch on the buys and to keep in touch with my N-Sync fans, the Bye, Bye, Byes.  Well, the Baggies are the focus this week as they went on a scoring barrage this Monday and netted four goals.  The interesting thing that screams out about those four goals are the values and ownership differentials that are smattered all over their starting XI.  Last week, I discussed Chris Brunt as a solid add, and while he didn’t make the core sheet in any form, he did net you a cool CS and minutes.  The focus this week is mostly on fellow midfielder teammates Matt Phillips and James Morrison.  Every week, a new 5.5 and under target pops up and now it is their turn.  Phillips is on the docket with back-to-back double digit affairs, and after he went down in price last week do to the amount of drops.  Morrrison is just returning to real form after a brief hiatus at the injury fairies Swiss ski chalet.  The Lizard King has goals in consecutive games for the first time since the last time he did it.  At 4.6 price, he allows a further downshift in saved dollars in the inevitable game for everyone to get Kane, Aguero and Costa into their lineups.  Which would be kind of interesting, and if anyone has a team pic of that I would wanna see it.  So both Baggies midfielders are owned in less then 1% of leagues and take on one of the Leagues worst next week in Hull.  So there’s that.  Let’s see what else is hopping on the good foot and doing the bad thing in the transfer department.  Cheers!

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We’re once again giving you our loves and hates for each week in a segment called “Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em”.  You should know the drill, but if you don’t, we pick one option from each position.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  It is more based on my feelings and gut approach for the week upcoming and changes from week-to-week.  I look at match-ups and form to formulate my craziness.  It’s like musical chairs, without all the screaming kids and regretful feeling of loss. So sit back, relax, and have a look at who we would start and sit based on match-ups and value. It’s Fantasy Premier League Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, Week 12 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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As expected, the day after is the prize. I touched on it yesterday that the annexation of positions this week was happening. Why? Because it has been too long since I got to gab on about players, transfers, and rankings. Now finally we won’t have a break until March, which is straight cool chillin’ for me. Games every week give me two or possibly three extra days to drink. Not that I need an excuse, but just in case my liver needed a permission slip, I have it handy. The rankings this week are starting to take shape from a standpoint of we know who we can trust, and who we can sorta gamble against. While that sounds good in theory, it sometimes isn’t. Teams become too cookie cutter and the differentials all run together. Don’t fret though, as I am always here to unearth the beauties that lie beneath the radar every week in the Transfer Tuesday/Wednesday posts and then again on Fridays with my Start ’em and Sit ’em. So now that we are formally re-introduced to the schedule, let’s get down to the meat and potatoes of the rankings, compared to the starch of the Keepers and Defense. Good luck on your decisions of transfers in and out. Cheers!

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