As per the usual here on Transfer Tuesday, we touch on the buys and to keep in touch with my N-Sync fans, the Bye, Bye, Byes.  Well, the Baggies are the focus this week as they went on a scoring barrage this Monday and netted four goals.  The interesting thing that screams out about those four goals are the values and ownership differentials that are smattered all over their starting XI.  Last week, I discussed Chris Brunt as a solid add, and while he didn’t make the core sheet in any form, he did net you a cool CS and minutes.  The focus this week is mostly on fellow midfielder teammates Matt Phillips and James Morrison.  Every week, a new 5.5 and under target pops up and now it is their turn.  Phillips is on the docket with back-to-back double digit affairs, and after he went down in price last week do to the amount of drops.  Morrrison is just returning to real form after a brief hiatus at the injury fairies Swiss ski chalet.  The Lizard King has goals in consecutive games for the first time since the last time he did it.  At 4.6 price, he allows a further downshift in saved dollars in the inevitable game for everyone to get Kane, Aguero and Costa into their lineups.  Which would be kind of interesting, and if anyone has a team pic of that I would wanna see it.  So both Baggies midfielders are owned in less then 1% of leagues and take on one of the Leagues worst next week in Hull.  So there’s that.  Let’s see what else is hopping on the good foot and doing the bad thing in the transfer department.  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.  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 12 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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As expected, the day after is the prize. I touched on it yesterday that the annexation of positions this week was happening. Why? Because it has been too long since I got to gab on about players, transfers, and rankings. Now finally we won’t have a break until March, which is straight cool chillin’ for me. Games every week give me two or possibly three extra days to drink. Not that I need an excuse, but just in case my liver needed a permission slip, I have it handy. The rankings this week are starting to take shape from a standpoint of we know who we can trust, and who we can sorta gamble against. While that sounds good in theory, it sometimes isn’t. Teams become too cookie cutter and the differentials all run together. Don’t fret though, as I am always here to unearth the beauties that lie beneath the radar every week in the Transfer Tuesday/Wednesday posts and then again on Fridays with my Start ’em and Sit ’em. So now that we are formally re-introduced to the schedule, let’s get down to the meat and potatoes of the rankings, compared to the starch of the Keepers and Defense. Good luck on your decisions of transfers in and out. Cheers!

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Every now and again, I enjoy a good change. I usually lump the rankings together in one useful and worthwhile post. This week, I am going back to the old “stand me” by breaking down the rankings between the back-enders and the glory riders (midfielders and forwards). I thought no one would mind, because if you minded you would have told me long before now that you did and I would have proactively done what you asked. Smokey is a people pleaser! The Defense and Keeper ranks are the fantasy wheelchair to the other positions being the backbone. The clean sheet monsters are just that, clean sheet driven. Their sole purpose and most points given are based from that… Granted, I get that some instances arise where people go off and have goals, assists, or a large number of saves to add to their fantasy bounty. But that is few and far between, so let’s just stick to the chalk here and get down to the Fantasy Premier league Rankings for Keepers and Defense. Cheers!

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Well that’s it folks, no more breaks until the New Year. With all the injury nail biting that has gone on during this break, I think it is actually easier to have a player get injured during play in the FPL than away from it. With the scary news of Alexis, Eden, and Diego (at some point over the last 10 days) being injured, I am just sick and tired of trying to read updates of it being a few weeks to a few days of missed time, to ehh, his shoes were just untied, all is well. With transfers at a premium right now and people digging in for the long haul, any disparaging news turns the toughest of stomachs. So with all the international hoot-nanny finally over, let’s get down to the brass tacks as we steam toward Boxing Day and New Years. If anyone is counting, that’s basically six whole weeks of matches and a few mid-week matches mixed in. It is going to be a fine ride into the midpoint of the season, and remember the phrase of the day is “short term”. Think two-to-three weeks and not the whole Magilla. So to get you back off your hiatus and away from the pub, here are some transfers, some for now and some with the next few weeks in mind. Happy transferring and good luck. Cheers!

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The title of the rankings usually says it all, but this week, this one here goes to eleven.  It is one better then the previous and one less week to accumulate points in your otherwise goal of a season total.  Is it awful to look at what Sunderland are doing and basically pick to holy hell on them every week?  Because it is starting to look like they are the fantasy pin cushion.  This week, Bournemouth gets to folly around with them, and the rankings will reflect that mostly on the defensive end of things.  I mean, Sunderland is on pace for a whole whopping 8 points on the year after taking just 2 from the first 10 fixtures. I, my friends, claim to be a lot of things in this world.  Good looking, smart, funny, intellectually, inappropriate from time to time… But I suck at math.  As someone who is stupid in the world of numbers and denominators, that just looks like, for lack of a better term, a poopy total.  Worst part is from a fantasy perspective, name me one Sunderland player you are rostering from here on out.  The answer is John Nobody.  So with the piling on to the crap storm of Sunderland over, let’s get to the milk and cookies of the weekly analysis here at Razzball.  The Week 11 rankings as always combine common sense with form, wit with intellect, and a dash of my own stupidity for good measure.  Good luck this week and cheers!

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I wanted to pause a day and reflect on the past week and the UCL games that were played on Tuesday, to at least get halfthe goods on FPL teams and it’s players.  I am glad I waited, because I changed the focus of my opening paragraph from The Dukes of Hazard to Ilkay Gundogan.  A wise and more cost-friendly move for the FPL universe.  While bringing in Hazard is probably the mainstream move. it doesn’t parlay into what the hidden gems and bargain-bin discounts of the Transfer post is all about.  So by waiting the day, we got to see another example of the blossom that is Gundogan, netting 2 goals today in City’s defeat of Barca.  At his current price of 5.5 and improved form and contribution to the City build-up, he is now in the category of Etienne CapWho?  Yeah, exactly. He shouldn’t be rostered anymore, and funds should be shifted anymore, or anyone else in that comparative 5.5 and down price point, minus Joe Allen.  So if you don’t or haven’t even looked at Ilkay this week and are considering a bolder named move, by all means be my guest.  I myself am flying on the low-end theory and taking a ride on the Gundo train.  They have Middlesbrough, Palace and Burnley in the next three.  Yeah, looks like the post Halloween candy sale at the Walgreen’s with some fantasy flair.  So here are the other ideas this week for transfers or baking recipes, good luck. 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.  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 10 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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Typing the lede into any story is always the hardest. I mean, I wanna sound interesting but not cliche. Cheeky but not corny, and just witty enough to gain your trust. Listen, if I haven’t gained, earned, or warranted your trust after basically ten years in this game, then someone needs to tell me. I mean seriously, an intervention of fantasy proportions is definitely way overdue. So with all that cheeky, witty and interesting stuff out of the way, what else needs to be said besides this weeks rankings? Week 10 rankings for the FPL are here. Enjoy the reads, ranks and wits of wisdom my friends. Good luck in your transfers and thanks for the read. Cheers!

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Double digits already, holy hell. Time flies when you have imaginary friends who you try and steer down the path of fantasy enlightenment. The only thing I like about it being Week 10 already is that it’s only got 28 weeks to go. But seriously, the things I really like about it is we are starting to see the burn and flash points of building an admirable FPL team. We are seeing who plays well with each other on their weekend play dates, and who has the look of fantasy pretenders. What I mean there is, that no one is trusting anyone from Hull or even Sunderland at this point and obviously feel comfortable enough to admit it to their friends. Well, the Transfer Tuesday post is all about making you comfy in your own skin and show off the fat girl, scooter or whatever your personal catching point for social awkwardness may be. So get comfy as your ole pal Smokey takes you down the relaxing aisle of FPL start of the week goodness. It’s transfer Tuesday, jump up and yell like Ric Flair at random strangers, WOOOOOOOO. Cheers!

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