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 3 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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It’s funny, I never go into a week thinking it is a complete watch-and-observe week, but this week feels like it with the fixtures on the docket.  We have players on the shelf who are questionable to play, making them hard to rank.  Then on the opposite end, we have players that have been hurt and playing for first with the first team and see how they fit.  Add in yet another level of ranking difficulty, we have new players on new teams via the transfer that could make their first experience.  Head explodes!  So the midfield and forward rankings are a conundrum of Week 3 proportions.  We can say that Yannick Bolasie is going to play, but will he really?  Same for Christian Benteke, Dimitri Payet and the list of others that are in one of the three categories I just mentioned.  So like I said, it is a week of observation as this is the last game week before international duties.  So with that all out there and on the table here’s the goal-scorers and facilitators for week three of the FPL.

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The whole point of this ranking exercise is to get you, me, and the strange guy eating a portobello sandwich at the bus stop on the same page. The techniques for ranking teams, keepers, and defense is narrowed down to two key factors: Those factors aren’t new by any stretch of the imagination and haven’t changed in the years that I have been partaking in this fabulous game. The things to hone your skills on every week are form, and clean sheet predictability. Yeah, other things matter, like their favorite color… mine is Robin’s egg blue if you were wondering, but for the official game, it’s like making the same breakfast everyday for 38 weeks and enjoying the outcomes. So when you are analyzing who to roster or transfer in/out; look for those two things. So with Week 3 upon us and some mid-week cup action to either give us light or make it completely shaded we take you to the rankings for keepers and defense.

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I understand if it is frustrating this early in the season to be discussing templates and must-own players, but we kinda do. The first two pieces are in place, the two most expensive pieces. Last year, it was the cheap pieces that fit around the heavy hitters. This year, it is Sergio Aguero, and like last year, and now the omnipotent, one Zlatan Ibrahimovich. I wish it were more fun because a lot of people and if you check the leaderboard of overall leaders or lads in your mini-league they were probably going with them from the jump. Good on ya lads, no go to hell and gloat somewhere’s else. I kid of course. So with one more week to play and then an international break to follow, I, myself am wondering how many teams are shuffling things around to fit the almost 25 million in to their respective rosters. Well, that’s why you came here… I am the man with the ideas and will help as best as I could. That is what Transfer Tuesday is all about, getting you from here to there with me basically being your fantasy crossing guard. So without further hub-bub, here are Week 3’s transfer ideas, that should start with getting to Aguero/Ibra and then taking your roster from there…

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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 2 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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This is the first reminder that lineups lock on Friday.  So now that you have looked to make sure I am not tripping face and actually am spitting truth.   How did everyone do with their week one results?  I personally got a tiny bit screwed, but such is life.  This fantasy season is a marathon not a sprint.  So points to be made up every week.  It is way too early to panic and jump in and use your wildcard, I would much rather advise you to take a -4 this week and get the pieces in your line-up that you covet.  One thing to also remember is that since the season is still young the fixtures and the teams may not be the way we assume so be smart with your transfers and think longer term then just this week.  Here are the week 2 FPL rankings.

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With his price and the early over-reaction of most owners, Nathan Redmond is going to see his ownership spike (as it most certainly should).  He is playing an almost augmented striker role for the Saints, and it wasn’t just going to be a one time only thing.  His price is a fit under every budget at just six bucks, and he is almost certainly going to rise in price before the next set of fixtures.  For someone who was pumping him up all preseason and own him in multi-platforms, this is a good thing.  Sorry, I like to cheer for myself.  If you were an early Andre Ayew owner, cause there were at least 200,000 of you before he left with an injury on Monday, this is an easy downshift and a fantastic re-allotment of funds.  So with every normal transfer Tuesday, we look at some of the guys making news, making transfer trends, and some that are just catching my own personal eye.  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 1 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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Last week’s ranks and this week’s are completely different animals. Last week was basically the entire evolution of an FPL species, this week is just one sub-genus of that animal. It will be broken into 38 parts, this being the first. Biology humor is only funny to about 8-10 people in the entire universe that this post reaches. So if it wasn’t your cup of tea, good I am not a science guy by nature. This week the rankings will be lumped into one segment, on a normal week it will be segmented into 2 parts keepers and defence and midfielders and forwards. Quick week, last minute team building stuff to formulate your final drafts. Which in all honesty, is about 25 for me. You will notice a lot of names missing because some guys are suspended, injured, or just don’t have enough sway for me to take notice in the abbreviated rankings. So limiting them to what the playable minimums are is probably best. Short and simple: we’ll put it to bed and take on Week 2 in due form. So cheers for the read, and spread the word as Razzball FC is in your cranium on a daily basis.

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Walking into a draft room knowing that the other 11 lads in that same room are the cream of the cream is a tough thing to swallow.  The advantages you have over the usual competition is out the window.  A draft amongst peers, an invite alone to be in the draft with these guys is truly an honor in itself.  The field is comprised of the most astute and in the know group of FPL analysts that any and all of you probably know or follow.  Here is the list of participants in draft order, and I suggest giving them a read to diversify your reading.  Because you can’t always rely on your’s truly all the time.  So enjoy the draft commentary and if you aren’t familiar with the draft stylings of draft style as compared to the Official  FPL game, get yourself familiar.

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