The second installment of rankings is sometimes the favored. Because who doesn’t like to score or assist to score. In almost any format that last sentence holds sway. But for now let’s just skip the images in your head and talk about the meat and potatoes of the FPL weekly rankings. These fellas are more reliant on goals, assists and the BPS to drive them over the top. So with match-ups, form and common sense as the wind to their ranking sail the list is based on just those three things. So look at the schedule, trust the form and pray that I have some common sense when ranking these players. Here are the Week 3 rankings for the midfielders and forwards in the FPL. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Titles are the window to the articles soul. So unless you are incapable of seeing an actual soul it is fairly cut and dry here. Every week I look at the match-up, form and ownership of players, mix that with some common sense and a sprinkle of my own general “expertedness” and formulate a ranking system for you to use at home to help you build your FPL team from a week-to-week basis. Sounds pretty simple, I mean the hardest thing you have to do is argue with them and actually read it. So without further hullabaloo, here are the Week 3 rankings for the FPL, keepers and defense!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Listen, I pay attention to the masses going crazy on the Twitter-verse. We all do as proactive owners of an FPL franchise, but this Wildcard already stuff is ludicrous. Not the rapper either. There are so many factors that apply to this that it shouldn’t even be an option. First, it is only Week 3 my friends, chill. A minus 4 or even a minus 8 for a one game situation (which Week 3 is) is a far better alternative than using the wildcard. The second and third reasons divulge further into it… so patience. Second, the international break is one week away, which makes this a one week payoff. What does it hurt to wait… nothing! If anything, more knowledge and news will aide in your quest for a perfect line-up. Lastly, the transfer window in real life ends when there is a break. That is it shut off the lights, what we have is what we play with. It brings names back into the foray like Coutinho, Hazard, Alexis and maybe some unknown. As sexy as it sounds to start over now, because your point returns aren’t up to snuff, just don’t. Wait it out. We still will have 35 weeks to play, which if you play it out right, is a ton of time to achieve top 10k or beyond status. For some S’s and G’s here are some keen transfer ideas for Week 3 of the FPL. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
As always, the second post is usually the more awaited of the week. Why? It’s the same reason that people love the home run, the touchdown, or the over. It is no different when we start talking about the middies and strikers for the week. We fall in love with the goals and the tallies that come along with them. All just facts. Also a fact is that like always the rankings are always based on price, match-up, form and common sense. So if you disagree… say so. I am here for your service in this FPL game that we all love so much. So enjoy the rankings, long intro’s are for squares and for people who don’t really have much to say so they make it long winded. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Every week I run down the weekly match-ups of all the matches on the slate and rank them based on price, ownership, and matches. I then coagulate those in a high powered juice-maker of FPL proportions and come up with rankings for the week. Sounds pretty cut and dry, and with this being Week 1, it becomes harder to rank because we only know what we know. And don’t know what we know, besides knowing what we don’t know. There is no pattern, and it is all speculation. So this separates the guessers from the experts in some form. So feel free to critique, give me guff, or just stop on in to pat me on the back. The season is here, and here starts the first rankings of Week 2. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s Tuesday. It means knee jerk reactions and total punting for Week 2 of the FPL season. I am truly only half-kidding, but people involved in the chase gonna chase regardless. Especially with the first few price changes in the books already. Everyone wants that shiny new bargain toy for a penny cheaper then they just had it. So with the first Transfer Tuesday post of the year, Smokey is here to guide you down the trail of transfer ideas that may be a little off beat or because I am seeing something that you didn’t. Four eyes are better than two, especially when people who are making transfers this early in the week, and making the market climb on a Tuesday. I don’t get it, but people get nervous and make irrational decisions, messing it up for everyone else. So while we live the rational transfer life, here are some transfer ideas for maybe a few days down the road to set yourself up for next week’s set of matches. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is the start of one of my weekly features highlighting possible captain’s plays for the week. Besides the obvious research in suggesting potential captaincy choices, including sleepers, triple players, and matchup players, the real difficulty in this column is clearly making sure I pick a snazzy title. Captain’s Call? Too on-the-nose. In the Captain’s Chair? No pop to it. Oh Captain My Captain? Too obscure. I’m losing readers already!Please, blog, may I have some more?
If you enjoyed yesterday’s salad and appetizer courses, then you will love today’s main course and dessert. I realize you can’t get anywheres in the official game without having a nodded on choice at keeper and a stellar yet filled with differential based defense. But the real fun in building your roster is comprising it with as many affordable stars through the middle of the pitch and up top. So just like yesterday’s rankings I mix in price, match and some good ole common sense. The form comes later because after all this is just week one of a long journey my friends. Some great matches are on the table for a lot of star players, so here’s hoping you can squeeze as many of them in as possible. So just in case you needed a guiding hand here is week 1 of the FPL season rankings for Middies and Strikers. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
If this is your first time here, then welcome. But for those of you that know the gist of this intro, skip down and add your comments. Every week I run down the weekly match-ups of all the matches on the slate and rank them based on price, ownership, and matches. I then coagulate those in a high powered juice-maker of FPL proportions and come up with rankings for the week. Sounds pretty cut and dry, and with this being Week 1, it becomes harder to rank because we only know what we know. And don’t know what we know, besides knowing what we don’t know. There is no pattern, and it is all speculation. So this separates the guessers from the experts in some form. So feel free to critique, give me guff, or just stop on in to pat me on the back. The season is here, and here starts the first rankings of Week 1. Cheers!
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The Hammers are one of the hardest teams to peg coming into the 2017/18 campaign. They currently have 7 players injured – Aaron Cresswell, Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll, Michael Antonio, Diafra Sakho, Sofiane Feghouli, Chekhou Kouyate – but have transferred in a few playmakers that should help them get through a pretty tough schedule to start the season. Marko Arnautovic and Javier “Chicharito” Hernández are the two big names here, and both could provide great value for a number of FPL managers this season.
Hammers start the season away to Manchester United, but have great fixtures immediate after, facing Southampton (A), Newcastle (A), Huddersfield (H) and West Brom (A) from weeks 2-5. That stretch is followed with a tough home match versus Spurs in Gameweek 6, and then back into the green fixtures with Swansea (H), Burnley (A), Brighton (H) and Crystal Palace (A). While starting the season with three road starts might prove difficult, keep in mind that they do not possess too much of a “home field” advantage going into just their second season playing home matches at the London Stadium.Please, blog, may I have some more?