The metric for team-building has always been to avoid the tippy top of defenders when it comes to price. That problem is getting a lot harder this year as nine defenders are priced at 6.5 or higher, and another ten over 6.0. We all like to save a buck here or there, but that is why I am here. To buck the trend, come up with either really smart or really dumb ideas, or to just be some sort of comic relief in the world of FPL. All of what I just said is true, it’s just in the eye of the beholder for smart/dumb ideas. So this year I have seen the same trend and a lot of complaints from the FPL heads that defenders are too high and not worth it as they scour for usefulness in the lower tiers of pricing. I am going the opposite way currently, and all it will cost you in the end is 2m bucks. I got last years stats in my pocket, and I know they don’t always correlate. The beautiful thing here is that there are so many options on high priced defense that you aren’t committed to just go with the chalk guys. Keep on reading… I made a fun chart for you to peruse, and will have more goodies after the jump!Please, blog, may I have some more?
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!Please, blog, may I have some more?
With time short in both this week and the season, we get right to the meat and potatoes. Rankings will be fast and furious, as will the fantasy advice. Two weeks remain in the season and with the double game week this week, it is almost the Mt. Everest of the FPL season. So my transfer advice will be included in the intro to the rankings this week. Find a differential if they possibly exist, watch out for possible rotations, and don not bring in anyone with a single game week. I mean that all sounds simple and well and good from a fan of my writings so heed my advice this week. Stick to your guns with player favorability, and do not be afraid to take a minus to bring in a DGW player at the expense of a -4. The rationale behind that is that if a player does nothing but play minute you break even. So anything they may do, or are expected to do that adds to their point total is money in your bank. Not really but you get the idea. So on to the ranks as the games start Friday, and they don’t stop until next Thursday. Should be fun if you are into the whole soccer/football thing. Good luck this week. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
With the end of the season in sight, it is time to announce that tickets are now on sale for the first annual Razzball pancake breakfast. It is a bring your own eggs affair. A dozen is good but the amount of slackers that we have that will attend it is best to bring a dozen and a half. I will be your DJ in the kitchen cooking up hash browns on the ones and twos. Not sure if anyone else will be accompanying me in the chef department, if not, so be it. I am used to going at things on my own. So get pancake hungry y’all! Now to the lecture at hand, week 36 is here and it gives us a real strategy look at what to do the rest of the way. Whether you have the WC still at your discretion or not. Two teams, Arsenal and Southampton have fantasy assets in name only this week as both teams only offer the extra set of fixtures and not the allure. So don’t go crazy with bringing in hopes and dreams of positive thinking this week and concentrate on Week 37 instead. But for now stay here enjoy my rankings and hell even stay and leave a comment or three. Happy transferring. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
What is so dissimilar to this double game week than the previous double game week? Nothing, it’s like Rick Ross meets General Akbar. For those not in the know, it is a trap. Both Southampton and Arsenal are about as trustworthy as a 17-year-old designated driver. Yeah, you may get to the desired destination, but at what cost? Dignity, pride and the basic evolution of drunktitude will be lost. So most moves this week will either involve a Saint or a Gunner. It is the facts of life, minus Ms. Garrett. So if you wanna make any head way this week and keep up with the proverbial Jones’, those are the swimming with the current type moves. But be heady that neither have two winnable fixtures, and the second fixture faces off against one another… never fantastic for fantasy. So with that in mind here are the transfer ideas, pre-DGW and for looking ahead to that sexy week 37 double. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The long drawn out week is going to bring out the dreaded “R” word. That word is: rotation… maybe. With two teams playing three games in a weeks time and some playing two in 4 or 5, fitness is going to be tested this week as we steam towards the end of the Premier league season. Trust me, I don’t want the rotation stuff to even be a remote possibility, but in some sense of reality, it is going to happen. With nagging injuries, formation switches, and the bottom teams fighting for relegation, it just seems way to obvious of a stitch that some strange names may rear their faces and ruin the fantasy party. Writing the lede for the rankings is the hardest post, because it is all cut and dry stuff… look up a guy see where he is ranked. So if you made it this far into the opening, good on ya. If you skipped it, don’t really matter and don’t let me waste anymore of your time. So without further adieu, here are the Week 35 FPL rankings. Good luck on the DGW setup and with this week’s transfers. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The DGW makes rankings seem like a person who has a stutter. Every third guy is from the same team, and are basically only enticing because of the extra fixture. This week, that is not the case. The fixtures are bordering on blah and the options to gain fantasy aptitude are limited. Yea the Palace players seem interesting and then you realize their opponents. Then you move onto United and realize that, who do you really trust there? Then you have Middlesbrough who’s favorite soccer stylings seems to be stuck in neutral. Not very appealing my friends, like I said. The best case scenario for the week is to take a minimum hit transfer wise and bring in the usual DGW faces that you hear about all over the inter-webs, and of course use some of that good ole common sense. So good luck with transfer ideas and enjoy some DGW rankings for week 34 of the FPL. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The conclusion of the third match-week in less than 10 days is always fun for me because it actually allows me to do nothing with my life but rank, write, and then write some more. I do it all for the love people. So the one thing that jumped out to me for this week is that there might be a bit of rotation coming up for a few teams. Most notably Chelsea, and at least for this week, Leicester. Chelsea is basically 2-3 wins away from clinching the league title outright and may just start tinkering with their roster just enough to make it fantasy hell for everyone. So don’t be all surprised when it happens, Uncle Smokey told ya so. The second team is Leicester, who have a more important game in the Champions League coming midweek. Now they seem to be sorta safe from relegation and that tournament is way more important to them right now. Once again, I hope they don’t take Vardy or any useful pieces away, but anything can happen in FPL. Enjoy the Week 32 rankings and comments are always solicited. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
AHHHH, short weeks ruin stuff like rankings and decision-making. Well, the skippers of many teams ruin that by rotations and selection conundrums. That doesn’t even factor into the equation the fitness levels of some high-test fantasy players. Unfortunately the best strategy is to have a strong enough bench just in case those situations where substitutes come into play. You don’t need three quality subs, but it doesn’t hurt to say, have two that actually play from week-to-week, that unfortunately gather dust on your bench. A crisp two points from a player is better then a straight zero. So think wisely with your main goal in building toward another fast game week set over the weekend and the eventual DGW’s that are coming. Here are the Fantasy Premier league Rankings for Week 31, Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Yikes folks, three-game weeks in 10 days and if you don’t have the need for adult diapers, now may be the time. Excitement personified! This is the last stretch run of games that come in succession like this for the rest of the year, and if you are big proponent of taking a minus and not having it affect you this is the time. I say that because if you simply take a minus a week for the next 3 and set yourself up with one player for the week, and one for the DGW in 34 w/ United, Soton, and Palace… you will be ahead of the game and hold onto that coveted wildcard for the better looking DGW fixtures after Week 34. But what the heck do I know? Enjoy the week. Happy transferring and here are the Week 30 FPL rankings for all positions. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?