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’s 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).Please, blog, may I have some more?
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?
Welcome to Week 2 of your new favorite fantasy footy analysis, Tapping Your Captain. As a quick, obvious recap, I’ll be suggesting captain’s picks in the official FPL game that you should possibly consider to get a leg (ha, soccer pun!) up on your competitors. I will make those suggestions in categories of obvious, weekly match up based, and subversive hipster pick to make everyone think you know more about soccer than they do. Guess which category is my favorite?
Before we get into the picks, I’m also going to take a weekly and a cumulative tally of how brilliant or idiotic my picks have been. What’s good analysis to you if you can’t track how helpful it is anyway? To get a little more specific, I’ll be reviewing picks with specific objectives in mind. For example, I’ll be okay with my Captain Chaos picks varying wildly, so long as every couple of weeks I hit a big winner. Conversely, my Captain Clear-cut better not throw up too many stinkers.
So with that said, let’s review Week 1.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?
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’s 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).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?