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, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week. Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic. We used to do this in tandem, but since I am flying solo while Ralph explores all the tallest mountains in the world, you are stuck with my and only my opine. 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 13 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).Please, blog, may I have some more?
Well my friends, the time has come, for you to sit up at attention. Excuse yourself from that important meeting, which is really just a pre-meeting to meet about the meeting stuff, and go to that second stall from the end and get comfy as you read all about the guys that spark your fantasy interest. Run-on sentence, possibly. Beautiful in depth truthfulness about what really goes down in the thinking process of roster configuration for multiple thousands of FPL players. 100% accurate. Just don’t forget to wash your hands. Nobody likes that guy. So with the Defenders and Keeps out of the way yesterday, we now are zoned in on the front-siders, the assist and goal scorers. The guys you would let date your sister if need be for some fantasy goodies. Injuries abound and the potential for blossoming unowned players are here. Build a studly midfield, flip-flop on the strikers trio, and transfer by match-up not by allegiance. The best advice of smart men is the one’s practiced. Cheers, and good luck this week!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The good news is this is the last break until mid-February. The bad news is the season is flying by like a fat kid just learning about gravity riding down a hill on a skateboard. Picture that image… Because the best part about it is you know he can’t fall right and do nothing but get hurt. Laughter aside the fixtures this week are a ragtag bunch of haves and have nots and some evenly matched fixtures. I mean the Chelsea/Newcastle fixture is the battle for 16th FFS. Say that outloud and see if it resonates as true as if you read it silently in the your favorite fantasy reading corner. So the defensive side of the ball is where we always start our rankings every week, and this week is not different. You should only need three defenders in most systems of strategy you are employing, because whether you use four through the midfield or five, the striker play is what dictates the back-enders of fantasy footie. As far as the keeper side of it, if you aren’t rostering one of the top-4 options on the year, I don’t know what to tell you. So enough of the wordsmithing and let’s get to the rankings of the week of the unlucky, 13. Cheers.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I know old new is just that…old, but to the point that it really hasn’t affected anyone yet from a roster standpoint means a hill of beans to me and others. Payet went down and the roster adjusting has only really started and won’t truly finish until this round of Int’l break games is completely over and kaput. So the best piece of advice I can give you from a creepy Uncle kind of way is; wait 48 more hours post reading this and then attack the needs on your roster thusly. Not everyone will/should have a double free transfer at their disposal, I mean you should if you listened to me just a little bit, but that is neither here nor there. So for the few that do you are probably looking at a direct replacement for Dimitri as he was owned in over 30% of leagues before going down, the second one will be a filler for a needy defender or another player suffering from a little niggle. So here are some tactical ideas I have concocted in my den of zen, also known as my garage, Cheers and good luck for the week with your transfers in and out.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Are you ready? No I do not blame you one bit. If you aren’t accustomed to boringness with the back-enders then I do not know what to tell you. The defence and keeper section of the rankings is always a ball and rank ’em affair for me personally. Yeah it is fun bringing informative opinionated diatribes of word-smithing, but we all want the meat and potatoes. The Middies and Strikers. We want it like a diabetic who sneaks candy. That is all the enthusiasm I can muster this week for the rear end of fantasy type rankings. We can all type about something else, things that really burn our bridges….How about how many of our spouses has John Terry banged, and then speculate on where Wayne Bridge is now. That has some correlation to fantasy defence. He is a defender of sorts for a team that has lost its way like that puppy from Billy Madison. I like getting sidetracked it makes this whole thing more fun, while you wait to get to the rankings. So without further adieu here are the week 12 rankings for keepers and defence. Cheers.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Yup, I am unfortunately the bearer of bad news, I mean someone has to be “that Guy”. I do take some kind of joy out of it, because let’s be honest it takes a special kind of a-hole to be “that guy”. Ralph knows I am that guy, the bearer of bad anything, the most likely to say something inappropriate, blame a fart on the dog…yeah him. With the week 12 games comes another break in action, this is like a strategy kick in the you know whats. Just when you get into a comfortable roster rotation, guys picked out for multiple weeks then BAM. The risk of injury hits. Let’s just hope that it isn’t a continuation of the other Fantasy Football wrath of injuries that have happened. So this week is a stay sound make square moves to the good and don’t risk it on guys who have one good fixture week. Wasting a free transfer is like using a 20% off coupon for a dollar purchase, but having two for the week after the Int’l break seems to me like the best piece of advice that anyone who calls themselves anything of an expert to do. So don’t give into the itch, wait for the injury fairy to rear its ugly head (because it’s going to happen in some way) and then attack week 13 in 3 weeks with the vigor of a man/woman with twice the buying power. Here’s a list just because I need something to talk about from guys who could be worth monitoring, or if you don’t wanna listen to me. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
A Thursday stalwart, the rankings we all yearn for. The guys who get the glory, the chicks, and all the transfer love weekly. It’s the Midfielders and Forward rankings for week of the FPL. Anyone who has dyslexia and read the previous sentence saw glory and chicks and instantly their minds went wild. Most men can identify with the casting couch better than they can identify with their own. We pay attention to detail when the detail is free. So the match-ups this week are very, very juicy with multiple fixtures that lead me to believe that the scoring this week will be a smorgasbord of fantasy euphoric bliss. The three matches you should key in on are Arsenal @ Swans, West Ham @ Watford and Norwich @ Man City, if you don’t own one, multiple or several multiples of the three teams that are favored to win then you better hop on the good foot and do the bad thing (or Good), Here’s week 11’s top middies and strikers for the FPL.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Sit with me if you will, and let’s separate time and space. It was an eerily similar time last year when Harry Kane in all his cheap priced goodness sat on the bench waiting for the time to shine. It is almost exactly one year to the date give or take a week or so. We can do that, we are all friends and stuff, fake fantasy friends. He was an under-utilized, under-valued (or so we found out) and soon to be roster darling. He ended the year with 21 net bulges and tons of unregistered bulges from all the COYS rooters. So here we are now, Kane was basically overpriced for his production to date, until this week happened and everyone is sitting with £3-4m in their kitty from the roster expunging of Kun. So the big question is do you and at what cost. Vardinho needs to stay in your lineup, so avert your eyes elsewhere. He falls into that secondary striker mode a la Pelle and Lukaku. Kane’s schedule is decent enough for the next 10 matches that you may want to roster now, enjoy the roster salary boost and then re-assess after week 19. So that is my main advice this week, if you are looking for a “ride or die” option up top for the foreseeable future, then The Hurricane is your man. For those of you not sold and may need help elsewhere, here’s some decent match-up and form based transfer assessments for ya. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
When you walk into a club, any club we don’t care what side of the line you are on here at Razzbol FC, the first thing you do is check the surroundings. You don’t just walk in and take the first place available. Nope you must take it all in. That is my motto that I am embossing on all my t-shirts for the keeper and defence of things for fantasy footie. Because once you’re in there you need to find out who is the guy going to keep you out of trouble, and who are the girls who are going to be your safety net. They all can’t be winners, hell even some Razzball writers on the oft chance occasionally get laid and procreate. They are not unlike most people in the industry…trolls is a good word. Me and Ralph handsome as all get out, that’s why we are the face of this store front. So this week is fairly similar to last, several evenly contested matches, and the likelihood of clean-sheetedness is as about as good as hanging with fantasy insiders and not actually talking about anything but fantasy inside stuff. Lame is the best way to describe it, captains of our industry my eye. More like captains of the AV club. Anyway rant over, rankings ahead, so hoist the sails, put on some Chaka Khan and lets get down tonight or day (Stupid time zones).Please, blog, may I have some more?
Two guys, not one but two shocked the world of FPL this week. Radio Raheem went all “I am freshly baked and back from Jamaica” and the Dutch Easy Bake Oven known as Giorginio Wijanldum. Their ownership prior to the past weekend’s fixtures combined were under 12%. The funny thing about that little thing is 8% of those teams are dead in the water and waiting for the call back from The Real World. Unexpectancy is fun and it makes the world a round place, Columbus said that. The key this week is to wait out those 4 UCL games for the the likes of Arsenal. Chelsea, Man City and Man United. Waiting is clutch especially when the injury fairy jumps up and snaps ya in the ass like a turtle all tripped out on Mescaline. So as the usual, make moves to help your club today and tomorrow. Don’t follow the flock, and if you have stars that struggled a bit, be patient. I am clearly looking at everyone that brought in Pelle and De Bruyne last week. Points are coming. This week let’s see what the Ole Smoke Dog has in store for you in terms of transfer ins and outs. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?