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 36 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).
Start – Christian Fuchs, Leicester – His ownership contains a ton of dead weight. Meaning that a lot of zombie teams own him. Be the Rick Grimes of fantasy and employ this stud this week and worry about 37 when 37 happens.
Sit – Ryan Bertrand, Southampton – Listen, if you told anyone that going up against Arsenal, let alone Liverpool in a week would steer everyone away. He gets both in the same game week. Yikes! I don’t care about form here, it’s all about the fixtures. Well, that and cupcakes.
Contrarian Play – Simon Francis, Bournemouth – Listen, I get that no one is looking at the Cherries this week. Everyone’s eyes are pointed forward like they are taking a civil service exam and can’t cheat. The Saturday slate after the City/palace fixture could be cleans in every game. Go look at this week’s answers before guessing on next weeks test.
Start – Lazar Markovic, Hull – I am digging this week and basically have two contrarian play’s no matter. Love me some Tigers at home. I gotta get a picture of one so I can make my social media accounts and dating sites match all the other knobs on the planet.
Sit – Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace – Every week it’s the same expert analysis from the fantasy heads around the world. Zaha and speed will exploit so and so’s defense. Not if his team can’t keep possession. City ball control will be neutralizing Zaha.
Punt Play – Oriol Romeu, Southampton – It is about zagging when everyone else is zigging. Me personally, I like to fill my zig-zag’s with some goodness. ha splayed the most minutes of any outfield player for the Saints. They are going to need him, plus he isn’t CS driven because he is a midfielder. Price is cozy so you can have all stars through the middle….like everyone else.
Start – Ashley Barnes, Burnley – I usually have a rule of thumb: never trust a man named after my first girlfriend. No matter. He scores as Gray can’t find any space, nor am I sure he knows what a net is.
Sit – Jermain Defoe, Sunderland – I would rather own a bag of sand than Defoe right now. Too many options at similar or lower price tags around. Hell, I would rather own….
Lucky Strike – Victor Anichebe, Sunderland – Yea, I hate Defoe because of price, but love me some Vic. His price the double fixtures next week allow for an additional 2-3 million to spend this week on a midfielder of star power. And you don’t need him to play strike as you should have Kane, Costa, Jesus etc, etc. Next week everyone should be playing with the Boost.