This is it folks, last round-up. Finish your pints and kindly please put your stools on top of the tables when you leave. In all seriousness though, it has been a pleasure to drop knowledge on you week in and week out for the FPL. I do it for the love of the beautiful game, you hopefully come for the fresh cold cuts and stay for the light sided humor. Either way you get me, and I hope I at least helped you at least once this year. So cheers for the read. On to the last week, plenty of fixtures that look tasty but how many transfers do we use post DGW and in most cases bench boost. I personally still have my all out attack chip and am on the fence if losing one defender is actually worth the extra attacker. Crazy, but defense is shifty consistent. My advice for this week would be to bring in as viable attackers as possible and let the scoring and the results of what could be a wild Sunday of fixtures. Go down with your guns out, shirt off and get that last yellow card for celebrating. So last and probably not least here are the week 38 FPL rankings. Enjoy!

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Sometimes the best defense is having a good offense.  That reigns true when Alonso goes double-dipping last week, or if you take a look at some of the tastier fixtures for the upper-echelon defenses this week.  Look no further than the fixtures of Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool and you can see why the ownership rates of some of their players is on the rise or is in the top tiers of pricing. There is always a reason for the price tags that accompany the players.  It is because they usually earned them, sad but true.  In some cases, they don’t but we can all determine the haves and the have nots by now.  So don’t go chasing defensive waterfalls, stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.  And remember, a good defense is the best differential going in this game. So be heady and smart.  Good luck and Cheers!

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Can you imaging playing any sport, real or fake, without a stout backbone?  No, you just can’t.  It would be impossible and your team would just fall to the ground like a pile of gelatinous goo.  The Keepers and Defense ranks are no different.  Without some semblance of structure, promise, and talent, you will be a pile of fantasy goo at the bottom of the ranks.  Take a look at the transfers in and out this week.  The must have defenders are starting to shine, and from my vantage point you should start your back five with a Liverpool, a Chelsea, and a Southampton defender of your equitable suiting.  There is no wrong answer here just what ever fits into your budget and common sense choice.  So think about that next time you go to make a transfer in or out to pump up your last line of defense.  So with that and all the other hullabaloo here is the Week 14 FPL rankings for Keepers and Defense.  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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Lots of games spread out all over the place.  Which, if you are a footie purist, is a fantastic way to go about killing time this week.  There are literally games every single day this week that had some form of EP team involved.  It started off with the Watford/Burnley affair to conclude Week 6, and it ends with the full Sunday slate of four games.  Add in the UCL games and the Europa games and we have had an action packed week of football.  Now that we have all that out of the way and all the games that sorta matter, or are complete history, we hit Week 7 full bore.  I gave everyone my transfer ideas for the week, and now we get to the meat and potatoes of the week, the rankings.  Some tasty match-ups with tons of fantasy ownership abound this week as we see some juggernauts of fantasy face off against one another.  So without further adieu and hullabaloo, lets get to the rankings for all positions in the FPL this week, the week of seven.  Cheers!

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So now that we all have our eyes set on some transfer prizes and the midweek cup games have come to a head we can rank the players for Week 6.  I gave it one extra day for injuries and such to show themselves, but alas, rankings you still have.  I went over the transfer ideas in Tuesday of who to set your eyes on this week, it includes Kun because he is being brought back in at an incredible rate.  On the same measure, the Ibra love is falling off as he is becoming a casualty for the Aguero train.  It is the easiest move to make with the closest salary.  Sometimes a quick fix isn’t always the best solution but it will work for the short term.  So rankings wise as always it’s form. mixed with fixture, mixed with me drinking some of grandpa’s cough syrup.  So in theory it is a lot of sense and a whole bunch of non-sense.  I completely kidd, as I would never steer anyone astray as this game is meant to be enjoyable and fun.  Plus I think we all get participation trophies and will definitely go for ice cream regardless of result.  So sit back get comfy and enjoy the Week 6 all position rankings for the FPL. 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.  We used to do this in tandem, but since I am flying solo while Ralph explores all the tallest mountains in the world, you are stuck with my and only my opine.  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).

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To quote a movie that we have all heard, or have been forced to listen to if you have kids or nieces: “In the first time in forever” we have a non-double week, non-truncated week, and no blanks from anyone.  My memory is bad as all get out, but it feels longer than a few weeks to me. So the week before the big double it is sorta like a moving week.  You can’t really afford to bring in anyone that isn’t on a double for Week 37, but you can’t completely trust in some teams that have a double next week for this week to contribute.  I am firmly looking at Chelsea, Norwich, and Everton.  We have all been burned by the Toffees, and I, as your friend and local FPL expert, advise against all moves in that general direction.  Even the other team in the Sae Town is iffy with rotations and the Europa’s still going on.  So that leaves a whole sixteams with which to roster.  Now you know why I am all on the Cats this week and next, because to me, they have shiner appeal, especially defensively than a lot of other clubs.  Add in the fact that they are fighting relegation and boom, fantasy asset…  So here are the back-enders for Week 36 of the FPL. Cheers!

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Short turn around week leads to a mass entry!  It’s like regular soup, but the condensed version.   The biggest questions everyone has are: who… and if the players you rely on week-in-and-week out are going to be in lineups just two days after mostly all were featured.  Its a conundrum that is difficult to counteract because of the limit of transfers that we are allotted.  Hopefully everyone has a nice healthy bench with usable options just in case, that seems like the best defense for this.  Hope everyone enjoyed the Boxing Day festivities and are ready for the next to fixtures which come in quick procession…

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So every week, we here at Razzball FC take pride in presenting you weekly rankings for the FPL.  This week is not very original in stanza, or format, it’s just the same ole’ tiddle and bits that you should be reading. The week starts out with Keepers and Defense.  Which I basically equate to playing a sport in Gym class and actually having to play by the official rules, no scooters, no q-tip covered sticks, and you have to play with the kids who never participate in normal gym class activities.  For some that are lost, it’s the uneventful side of the rankings, still rankings nonetheless, and you can’t make a team and compete without them.  So we traipse through the C.S. gods and hope for some additional goodies in the tally column.  So happy hunting/transferring this week as you peruse my Week 15 FPL Rankings…

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