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).
Start – Mason Holgate, Everton – Last week he was my punt play… Now he gets the nod because I just like to show that I’m right sometimes, not always, but some. Everton look the favorite in this match with a dinged up Stoke team. Clean sheet for all my men and their horses and is it just me or when I say his name it reminds me of toothpaste.
Sit – Toby Alderweireld, Spurs – If you own him, you kinda have to play him because of his price. The ‘Pool is going to score and it’s going to be in the multiple variety. Sorry COYS, but the scousers ruin the early fixture.
Contrarian Play – Calum Chambers, Arsenal – The gunners are going to go all 36 chambers on the Hornets. funny because that is almost like an inter-species rap battle Killer Bees vs. Hornets. My school mascot was a Hornet and I am pretty sure one of the whitest kids I knew own some Wu-gear. Relevance for fantasy… zero. but know you know.
Start – Ross Barkley, Everton – Part of my forgiveness plan for the hatefulness that I showed to Ross over the years is to actually support him once a month. August is almost over so I am getting it over with. Looks good and the Toffee’s may be showing their full A team. Minus B.A. Baracus.
Sit – Etienne Capoue, Watford – Yeah, I am telling you to not bring in, or follow the most transferred in players this week. How does this make sense? It makes total sense, because look at the people that Watford just brought in and his actual role with team. Read more stats then just scored in first two games. Is the equivalent of any other defensive middie.
Punt Play – Jack Rodwell, Sunderland – He gets minutes. Eventually Sunderland will score more than 1 goal in a game and I think he is just gritty enough to be on end or helping it. In certain formats he is king, in Official game he isn’t awful for half 4.
Start – Cristhian Stuani, Middlesbrough – For price and possible out come it could be an awesome thing to grab him. He is the perfect guy if you need to invest in the lower then 6.5 price point. Add in the fact that i love trying to type his name and failing so on every possible occasion, nickname is definitely needed going forward.
Sit – Romelu Lukaku, Everton – At some point people are going to start equating him to the girlfriend/boyfriend that we were once in love with. Completely broke our hearts and now the only way we can get over it is to google search them by name because the vagueness of if it is actually them as the top search doesn’t hurt as much. News that he is starting….goes to google seach.
Lucky Strike – Lewis Grabban, Bournemouth – Callum looks okay, but hasn’t made the twine tickle yet. Bournemouth could flip things a bit and strat the usual bench option instead against a CP squad that looks good but not fantastic defensively