Any good or wise pirate always waits to plunder the booty.  Honesty that could maybe, quite possible transfer over to other professions as well; porn stars, dental hygienists, shoe salesman….the list is honestly endless.  With the news from the break filled with bleakness in terms of ownership of players that fell down and got hurt. Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Tim Krul, Aleksandar Kolarov, Shane Long, Branislav Ivanovic are all the names that take form in the shape of the boo-boo squad.  No other injury though is as roster jarring as the Aguero one.  Prior to break and fresh of the 5 goal performance he was transferred in by over 100k teams.  By the time Friday rolls around that number of transferred out should be approaching 300k.  The good news for you is that you can officially buy anyone in the official game because he is the most expensive player.  There’s always a but! Patience while I take a sip of my apple juice.  You aren’t going to get that same Kun affect from a player transferred  in, plus you are going to have a ton of money in the Kitty.  The tempestuous beast will stare at you for days and may force you and all your kin for that -4.  It’s something that you and all your boys will debate ad nauseum. In this case I or my fellow Razz kin will not make fun of you for turning a positive into a negative.  So stick with me on the Transfer Tuesday journey down the rabbit hole of fantasy life.

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Here in the Twin Cities the leaves are changing color, the temperatures are dropping, everything is pumpkin-flavored, and that can only mean one thing: time to construct late-season MLS DFS lineups! OK so maybe most people wouldn’t make that same connection but here we are. Almost every MLS franchise has work yet to do in the last few weeks of the regular season whether it be running down the Supporters Shield or making a push to secure their playoff spot.

The two-game Wednesday MLS slate on a daily fantasy site that’s “fit for a king” features three teams in the hunt for the league’s best record and one, Impact de Montreal, that desperately need points to fend off Orlando City for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Impact-ing (see what I did there?) these two games is MLS’ refusal to allow room for the international break resulting in many players being called up to their national teams which keeps teams at less than full strength. Look out for starting lineups as there will surely be some surprises.

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Well we all knew that was coming, and we should have known it was this week too. Hmmmm am I talking about Kun’s Kaboom or Brendan Rodgers sacking? Could be either right? Well Liverpool’s newly vacant managerial position is certainly of less interest than the rebirth of the FPL’s best player, but to each his own. It was a welcomed development now that City has jumped back to the top of the table, and in even better news Sergio Aguero has once again reminded us why he’s priced at £13.2. I mean 5 goals in 20 minutes is quite the feat, unless you’re Robert Lewandowski, and it’s tough to not be excited by what we saw from the triumvirate of Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, and David Silva. I want to own them all and if I hadn’t been so hasty in my use of the wild card I just might. We’re almost a quarter of the way through the the season and it’s probably just about the perfect time to use your wild card. You’ll have the entirety of the international break to pick and choose your players and the knowledge of who’s hurt and who’s healthy coming out of the qualifiers. Now back to our regularly scheduled Kun-stonishment! I’d like to see how many squads implemented the triple captain on Aguero this week. No chance there’s a higher scoring performance in FPL the rest of the term, unless it’s from Kun himself. As previously mentioned Kevin De Bruyne should not be forgotten in all of this. He was fabulous, and I’d happily buy him at the expense of Pedro or Hazard. He’s just a tick below Alexis right now in the overall midfield rankings, but it’s closer than one might think. Same goes for Silva. Funny how in the matter of a few weeks, we’ve gone from wanting City defenders over attackers, to City attackers over defenders. Honestly the later is probably what it’s supposed to be. Here’s what else I saw in Matchweek 8.

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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, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 8….

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Since we last ranked the glamour positions a few things have happened. First we lost one of the better value plays at the forward position in Callum Wilson, City continued to morph into the inconsistent mess they were at times last year, and Alexis woke the F up and decided to join the Par-Tay. Welcome Alexis! Goodbye Callum! Has anyone seen Aguero? Seriously we paid him all this money to be the entertainment at the party and all he’s done is help out with the hors d’oeuvres. Seriously Sergio you’re the goods, the nass, the Don-Mega where the hell are the goals? I and everyone else thought Spurs presented the perfect opportunity to score one maybe two, get off the the schneid, and get back to being the top option in the game. But noooooo, you and your City mates decide to make Harry Kane and the boys look like 2011 Barcelona. That’s all the past now, it’s a new week, so new rankings and we move forward. Or onto forwards and Midfielders, or maybe both!

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As always for rankings sake we start in the back and work our way forward.  It’s sorta like looking in your closet for that one missing shoe.  Instead of shoes we have actual, uniformed wearing players who will score fictitious points for your fictitious fantasy teams.  So in reality that shoe that will never be found and the fantasy players, points and teams are all figments of the the reality we live in.  Weird.  Next thing I am going to find out is that there are no Luck dragons named Falcore and that story really ended, unbeknownst to me.  While I ponder infinity, enjoy the back end fantasy assets for week 7.  Cheers!

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Well shucks.  Even double shucks.  When a cheap, usable player goes down and completely harpoons your roster, it sends ripples through the fantasy transferdom.  Where that ripple starts is no idea but what I do know is that we all end up wearing really cool futuristic clothing a la the Matrix.  So Callum Wilson is/was now Neo, and we all are Morpheus.  If that isn’t a daily booster, I don’t know what is.  Walk around today telling yourself and the barista who makes that frappa-mocha drink who you are.  FPL giggles it would be cool to hear them call out your name when that drink is done.  So get ready to Morph your roster this week, because guys are blowing up, hobbling off and that WC (If you still own it) burning a hole in your pocket.  So continue to read and take the red pilll or go somewhere else get bored to death, and take their blue pill.  It’s transfer tuesday as well as a UCL week.  If that doesn’t do it for ya, then you prolly need a different blue pill.  Cheers!

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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, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 7….

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As I wrap up the Razzball version of head, shoulders knees and toes.  The knees and toes portion was covered yesterday by my brother from another lover Ralph.  So now we get to the engine and the brain behind it with the Midfielders/Forward rankings.  The meat and potatoes of any fantasy roster.  It’s true, ask anyone.  It’s all about the protein intake.  So the midfield top is led by a usual suspect and will continue that way until we are proven he can’t outscore anyone for the value of his price.  The Man City game is an extreme point game for me.  It either will all come in a fantasy abundance or it will be all zeroes.  I am a gambler and think it will go the way of the first.  So here’s this week’s FPL rankings for middies and strikers.  Cheers!

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Awwwww snap we’re back up in here for the Fantasy Premier League Rankings, Week 7, and better than ever. I can’t promise that the last part of that statement is even remotely true but we’ll try. So here we are in Week 7, looking at the slate of fixtures I’m inclined to do something that made sense 6 weeks ago but sounded preposterous as recently as last week, and that’s rank Chelsea’s defensive options highly. But alas Newcastle cures all ills, or can’t score, or is as likely to find a goal as a blind dog is to find a bone. In all truthiness, Chelsea lads are an excellent buy at the moment, with a bundle of favorable upcoming fixtures. Over the next three weeks Chelsea face Newcastle away, then Southampton and Aston Villa at the Bridge. All games I’d target if I was looking to change out under-performing defenders, or those with a poor upcoming schedule, like say Manchester United. Who following this week’s home clash with Sunderland face Arsenal, Everton, and City. That’s a tough slate! But let’s put the upcoming fixtures aside for a moment and explore the top keeper and defence options in matchweek 7.

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