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I personally think that Beck was a liar, and this is where it’s at.  The goods.  The realm of being for any fantasy footie team.  The differentials aren’t what they should be here, because we all are chasing that same dragon.  We all roster the same players because, well, I like to think that we are all geniuses.  We aren’t… but the way the game is constructed, the transfers limit us to simplicity one at a time or sometimes two.  So with that, this week’s fixture offers a ton of intriguing options for the front 7.  Minus the City/Arsenal game, which from a personal perspective, seems like a wash.  It really isn’t, but from the standpoint that the gusy owned are either owned all over and it helps everyone or they aren’t and it helps no one.  I actually read that in a fortune cookie yesterday, so I am regurgitating words of wisdom from a individually wrapped cookie.  Relate that into your work week and onto your fantasy team.  Only good can come of it I promise.  Well here’s the rankings for the scorers and facilitators of fantasy funk, the Middies and Striker portion of week 17 for the FPL…

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Midfielders:

  1. Riyad Mahrez, Leicester £6.9 (@Everton)
  2. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal £9.8 (vs. Man City)
  3. Georginio Wijnaldum, Newcastle £7.0 (vs. Aston Villa)
  4. Ross Barkley, Everton £7.4 (vs. Leicester)
  5. David Silva, Man City £6.1 (@Arsenal)
  6. Phillipe Coutinho, Liverpool £8.5 (@Watford)
  7. Christian Eriksen, Spurs £8.5 (@Southampton)
  8. Yannick Bolasie, Crystal Palace £6.2 (@Stoke)
  9. Kevin De Bruyne, Man City £10.9 (@Arsenal)
  10. Jordan Henderson, Liverpool £6.5 (@Watford)
  11. Willian. Chelsea £6.9 (vs. Sunderland)
  12. Sadio Mane, Southampton £7.9 (vs. Spurs)
  13. Gerard Deulofeu, Everton £6.4 (vs. Leicester)
  14. Andre Ayew, Swansea £7.1 (vs. West Ham)
  15. Marco Arnautovic, Stoke £6.1 (vs. Crystal Palace)
  16. Dele Alli, Spurs £5.1 (@Southampton)
  17. Yohan Cabaye, Crystal Palace £6.6 (@Stoke)
  18. Junior Stanislas, Bournemouth £4.2 (@West Brom)
  19. Yann M’Villa, Sunderland £5.0 (@Chelsea)
  20. James Morrison, West Brom £4.7 (vs. Bournemouth)
  • I am not saying I hate KDB, but I am starting to wonder if the price is crap or his fantasy consistency is when Silva is in the mix.
  • After the first 15, I like to throw some wild cards and guys that are unowned and could be sneaky 5th midfielder plays for the week.  As you can see, all are fitting.  Keep an eye on M’Villa especially.
  • Georginio gets Villa which is a win for specualtion at least.  He will/should be the most transferred in player this week.
  • Willian is the guy to own for Chelsea if you have to, can’t live with out, and need a Blues player on your team.
  • Random comparable midfielder question:  More points ROS: Eriksen or Gerry D?

Forwards:

  1. Romelu Lukaku, Everton £9.2 (vs. Leicester)
  2. Jamie Vardy, Leicester £7.6 (@Everton)
  3. Odion Ighalo, Watford £6.2 (vs. Liverpool)
  4. Harry Kane, Spurs £9.8 (@Southampton)
  5. Olivier Giroud, Arsenal £9.0 (vs. Man City)
  6. Aleksandar Mitrovic, Newcastle £6.2 (vs. Aston Villa)
  7. Troy Deeney, Watford £5.2 (vs. Liverpool)
  8. Wilfried Bony, Man City £8.1 (@Arsenal)
  9. Diego Costa, Chelsea £10.7 (vs. Sunderland)
  10. Bafetimbi Gomis, Swansea £6.5 (vs. West Ham)
  11. Salomon Rondon, West Brom £6.6 (vs. Bournemouth)
  • There’s word that Sergio may play.  If he plays, drop Bony to off the list and put Aguero at 6.
  • Romelu vs. Vardy is an awesome game to watch from every point of fantasy.  It’s Bird vs. Magic, Gretzky vs. Lemieux, Laurel vs. Hardy.
  • Mitrovic is my favorite sleeper this week.  Villa is just awful, not fun to watch and gives up multiples.  Question is who has the balls to play him.