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So we attack the long first break of the year with some Week 4 goodies. As we all know, the basis of any good team is a good defense.  Without it, the goal would just be pummeled with shots and no goalie to stop them, making the score infinite.  That for the sake of all that is holy doesn’t actually happen, so much like reality, fantasy has to have keepers and defense.  they round out every nutritious fantasy breakfast, and if played right can be more prosperous than some striker combinations.  For the sake of this week’s match-ups though, the teams with some normal fantasy usefulness are turned into just fodder.  I am staring glaringly obviously at the City/Liverpool match which kicks of this week’s action bright an early on Saturday morning.  So to start the week yesterday was Transfer ideas and targets and now come the cavalcade of rankings for your viewing pleasure.  Cheers!

Keepers:

  1. David de Gea, Man United
  2. Ben Foster, West Brom
  3. Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea
  4. Fraser Forster, Southampton
  5. Jonas Lossl, Huddersfield
  6. Petr Cech, Arsenal
  7. Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea
  8. Rob Elliot, Newcastle
  9. Huerelho Gomes, Watford
  10. Tom Heaton, Burnley
  11. Joe Hart, West Ham
  • Man United versus the Potters.  Yes and please.  Top CS potential this week.  I don’t care if it is Trent.
  • Love me some Baggies , the defensive ones at least.  Brighton has zero goals and I think negative shots on goal if that is possible.
  • Jonas Lossl gets no respect….well he should for at least three more games and then be unusable.
  • Elliot is the 4 dollar keeper that makes the girls knees buckle at the Sadie hawkins dance.
  • Ha…Joe Hart made a list of good things?

Defense:

  1. Marcos Alonso, Chelsea
  2. Eric Bailly, Man United
  3. Ben Davies, Spurs
  4. Ryan Bertrand, Southampton
  5. Danilo, Man City
  6. Daley Blind, Man United
  7. Ahmed Hegazi, West Brom
  8. Zanka, Huddersfield
  9. Antonio Valencia, Man United
  10. Cedric, Southampton
  11. Jonny Evans, West Brom
  12. Phil Jones, Man United
  13. Toby Alderweireld, Spurs
  14. Christopher Schindler, Huddersfield
  15. Hector Bellerin, Arsenal
  16. Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea
  17. Jack Stephens, Southampton
  18. Sead Kolasinac, Arsenal
  19. Allan Nyom, West Brom
  20. Kyle Naughton, Swansea
  21. Kiko Femenia, Watford
  22. Jan Vertonghen, Spurs
  23. Craig Dawson, West Brom
  24. Alfie Mawson, Swansea
  25. Ciaran Clark, Newcastle
  • Lots of have and have nots this week.  Gotta covet the West Brom and the more obvious choices of Chelsea, United and Spurs.
  • Danilo is on the list because this game could be 58-25, and he gets involved up front.  Think Alonso in light blue.
  • I am a buyer in Huddersfield for 3 more weeks, then its pull the plug on the bath tub.
  • Arsenal is a disaster right now, but the best thing for them is that Bournemouth is worse.
  • Swansea and Newcastle fixture is a tough one to call, but I favor the Swans here but not expecting a juggernaut of fantasy proportions.
  • Avoid Palace and West Ham defenses, no bueno.
  • Nyom has more bonus then Hegazi, is nailed on when McAuley and everyone returns and is basically the same price now.