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 28 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).
Start – Joel Matip, Liverpool – In a week with only four games scheduled and maybe 1-2 clean sheet possibilities on the slate Matip, he looks like the smartest kid on the block this week. Dejan is a question mark and Burnley don’t exactly burn up the nets. Owned in only 2% of leagues right now, looks like a decent gamble.
Sit – Charlie Daniels, Bournemouth – The Cherries better hope they can outscore their opponent because defensively they are thumbs right now. No cleans in 8 and one defender on Bournemouth with a score of 3 or greater in last 8. Yikes!
Contrarian Play – James Collins, West Ham – Reid is a doubtful with injury, and he was ready as a sub last week but never saw the pitch. In a fun game that could have some goals, don’t chase the cleans this week.
Start – Josh King, Bournemouth – Besides Gylfi, the Liverpool Middies and maybe the Toffee defenders Idon’t trust anyone more then King. Four goals in 4 and five in the last 6. Dude is straight money right now, and eliminating every other cheap midfield option.
Sit – Adam Lallana, Liverpool – He has had minimum returns in 8 straight games and is still the third highest owned percentage midfielder for the Reds. That in itself is a travesty. Makes Milner or Gini seem disrespected.
Punt Play – Manuel Lanzini, West Ham – Qualifies because he is owned in less then 2% of leagues currently, though that number is climbing. Antonio is do back and it will be interesting to see what kind of team Slavan employs. Scored last week, I am expecting it to continue.
Start – Sam Vokes, Burnley – Need a sleeper this week to maybe buy into. Look here, Gray is getting all the love. Vokes may get the better results.
Sit – Salomon Rondon, West Brom – I don’t recommend sitting anyone as it will be an all hands on deck type thing just to get to 10 usable players.
Lucky Strike – Oumar Niasse, Hull – Basically anyone on the Tigers striker position is a sneaky play this week. they play invigorated ball at home and his ownership, price and overall use of excess vowels in his name lead me to say something good id going to happen.