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 4 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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Yesterday we touched on the east end girls and back end boys, today it is the guys who make the fantasy box scores swoon like a seal at the fish market.  That’s right, if you said it inside your head, it’s the middies and forward ranks.  Much like the clean sheet prowess, the same can sorta be said for the offensive weapons.  In most cases, the clean sheet possibility is linked because the opposing team isn’t very good, ergo the offense should do some fantasy things.  The midfield ranks should stack with and contain the template option of Eden Hazard.  He is, for my money and slight homerism of being a Chelsea fan, the most spot-on Middie in the FPL game right now.  So if you are reading this and play fantasy premiere, then obviously make sure he is on your squad.  It should be a lot easier this week to bring in not one, but multiple big priced players as the reallocation of the bank of Kun allows a lot of extra cash in the fantasy kitty.  So my advice this week is if you own Aguero currently, you need to shift him out.  To me it makes no sense to have his 13.0 price tag, coupled with the three other bench players which at minimum combined for the four is 25% of your roster sit idle by.  Not having Sergio Aguero in your team is bad enough, but don’t hamstring yourself further by not diversifying your funds.  Good luck and cheers!

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International duty, or doodie if you have a three-year-old’s sense of humor like me, is going to make some of the rankings this week a bit fun.  Yeah, I will use fun because it’s really not going to be because speculating on stuff only makes me look bad and invites you to point the finger of your choosing at me. The news on Antonio Valencia and other South American based players returning on time for Saturday? Sunday duty is sketchy to say the least.  So if you own or have any inklings of going that route with your roster, I would strongly encourage you to look elsewheres.  So with that, we get into the clean sheet crapshoot purveyors, the defenders of both the box and goal line and like any game played it is tied to both luck and skill… unfortunately.  It is still a little early to completely rely on form of fixture, and I would still use my gut on the form thing.  If it look’s like a duck and doesn’t score like a duck, then it probably is a duck.  So keep that in mind as there are some interesting clean sheet options this week with Arsenal, Chelsea, and West Ham looking like stronger clean options, but others still exist like Burnley.  So good luck this week, Cheers!

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Just when things start to get rolling and we are just learning to tie our FPL shoelaces, the international break comes along.  Brace yourselves, I am going to use that same joke in three more weeks, because there’s another one coming.  I always say things come better as twins, think about that for a minute and answer it yourself to prove me right.  The big debate I have been reading on the webs is: when is it the perfect time to use the first wildcard?  Here’s the best advice I or anyone can give you…  It is your team, do with it whatever you want, there are no wrong answers when the thing is yours.  So with the jokes and the wildcard thing implanted in your head, let’s all keep our fingers crossed for a clean bill of health for all our transfer targets.  Because nothing ruins your raisin bran cereal more then reading that Diego Costa pulled an ear lobe and won’t be around for ya.  So we start the Week 4 barrage with the usual transfer ideas and dreams I have concocted.  Cheers!

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Yeah, I can totally dig that I used the wrong edition in the title.  It was completely done on purpose and part of the chicanery we like to do here at Razzbol FC.  Others may seem to know what they are talking about and come across as fantasy robots, but not I.  I spit the every man talk, the guy you meet at the bar who knows more than you know, but also buys you a pint.  I don’t sit behind a desk or have some flashy big website to back my redundant garbage.  I am Smokey, here me roar.  Get it?  I am a bear.  So the New Edition I was referencing was of an 80’s R&B ilk.  You know the one… with Bobby and Ricky and Johnny and Michael?  They were that decades version of a panty dropper.  Now, most people aren’t in tune with the formalities that NE brought to the table, but can you imagine what the FPL value of Bobby Brown would be if he transferred in yesterday?  It would be straight double digits, as he was a swagger maker from the beginning, just ask Whitney.  The other members would be good as secondary pieces and most importantly part of the east coast family…abcbbd.  So now that you either love what I am laying down as we travel back to seventh grade and travel foxes, or hate me because I say it like you wish you could say, here are the newest ADDITIONS to the FPL universe via the transfer deadline day…

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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).

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It’s funny, I never go into a week thinking it is a complete watch-and-observe week, but this week feels like it with the fixtures on the docket.  We have players on the shelf who are questionable to play, making them hard to rank.  Then on the opposite end, we have players that have been hurt and playing for first with the first team and see how they fit.  Add in yet another level of ranking difficulty, we have new players on new teams via the transfer that could make their first experience.  Head explodes!  So the midfield and forward rankings are a conundrum of Week 3 proportions.  We can say that Yannick Bolasie is going to play, but will he really?  Same for Christian Benteke, Dimitri Payet and the list of others that are in one of the three categories I just mentioned.  So like I said, it is a week of observation as this is the last game week before international duties.  So with that all out there and on the table here’s the goal-scorers and facilitators for week three of the FPL.

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The whole point of this ranking exercise is to get you, me, and the strange guy eating a portobello sandwich at the bus stop on the same page. The techniques for ranking teams, keepers, and defense is narrowed down to two key factors: Those factors aren’t new by any stretch of the imagination and haven’t changed in the years that I have been partaking in this fabulous game. The things to hone your skills on every week are form, and clean sheet predictability. Yeah, other things matter, like their favorite color… mine is Robin’s egg blue if you were wondering, but for the official game, it’s like making the same breakfast everyday for 38 weeks and enjoying the outcomes. So when you are analyzing who to roster or transfer in/out; look for those two things. So with Week 3 upon us and some mid-week cup action to either give us light or make it completely shaded we take you to the rankings for keepers and defense.

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I understand if it is frustrating this early in the season to be discussing templates and must-own players, but we kinda do. The first two pieces are in place, the two most expensive pieces. Last year, it was the cheap pieces that fit around the heavy hitters. This year, it is Sergio Aguero, and like last year, and now the omnipotent, one Zlatan Ibrahimovich. I wish it were more fun because a lot of people and if you check the leaderboard of overall leaders or lads in your mini-league they were probably going with them from the jump. Good on ya lads, no go to hell and gloat somewhere’s else. I kid of course. So with one more week to play and then an international break to follow, I, myself am wondering how many teams are shuffling things around to fit the almost 25 million in to their respective rosters. Well, that’s why you came here… I am the man with the ideas and will help as best as I could. That is what Transfer Tuesday is all about, getting you from here to there with me basically being your fantasy crossing guard. So without further hub-bub, here are Week 3’s transfer ideas, that should start with getting to Aguero/Ibra and then taking your roster from there…

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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 2 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

Please, blog, may I have some more?
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