Howdy for Week 3 guys!  As much as I love to drivel on and on about the goings-on of all things EPL and my failings as a writer, hurricane preparation and travel plans for the weekend are going to take precedent.  Poor prioritization I know, but for that reason the Captain Tapping is going to be a little shorter this week.

But at the very least, I have to stay accountable.  And true to my word, I’ve fashioned a rather nifty little table using my master excel skills to track my weekly picks. Although if we start seeing too many strikethroughs, I might switch up my methods…

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If you tuned in yesterday footie fans, I discussed the importance of a stout backbone in defense. Today it is all about the face men. They have stunning dispositions, a knack for saying the right thing at the right time when it comes to fantasy goodies, and are just downright sexier options than their defensive counterparts. I can’t make this stuff up. I mean, I could, but why would I wanna? I have at least three other things to do than tell you pork pies and a bunch of rubbish that has no relevance over FPL outputs. Plain and simple, these are the guys we rely on for goals and assists. Plain and simple. Sorry Mesut Ozil, your two whole assists are not enough to come to the picnic. Fun fact: there are 8 defenders that have the same amount (2) or more assists than the mid-9 priced Arsenal midfielder. Yet he is still owned in 9% of leagues, gotta love the zombie teams in the near over 4 million teams. So when zombies attack, you usually get red arrows because it is an off week from your decision making process for fantasy. So to avoid the apocalypse of the undead, here is the Week 14 FPl rankings for the Midfielders and Forwards. Good luck with transfers. Cheers!

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It’s a holiday here start side, so while I am busy feeding my stomach I figured, why not feed the masses minds?  No, my knowledge doesn’t contain tryptophan, and has been know to make the casually follower nod off on occasion, but I will attempt to keep it light and airy and just enough ample room for dessert. This week’s rankings feature some tough matches to call and with a lot of key fantasy cogs involved in just a few of the matches. Namely the Chelsea-Spurs match that could go either way in my head.  It will either be a defensive mastery by both clubs resulting in a 0-0 draw, or it could be a 2-2 affair with plenty of involvement by all parties. Add in the Liverpool match, the Arsenal, and City matches, and you get a few better ideas that draw you to be more comfortable with transfers in and captains choice.  None the less, it will be a fun Week 13 in the FPL regardless of what happens, because after all, it is still footie and that is better then having no footie.  So good luck on transfers, Happy Holidays to all celebrating, and here are some Week 13 FPL rankings for you to peruse while eating Turkey or just waiting for traffic to subside.  Cheers!

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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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Yeah, I said it… so?  I think the song should be replaced by the Will Grigg’s song or even the Mkhitaryan chant.  And you can take the beer in the green bottle with ya.  Coming along and messing up stuff with all your UCL-ness.  Sounds like a season-ending knee injury, UCL.  So like I was just saying today, it’s the start of Champions league group play for Spurs, Leicester, Man City and Arsenal.  The one good thing is that there isn’t anyone that we rely on from a fantasy perspective on any of those teams.  Joking obviously.  I need to, want to, have to know what is going on in advance with the future FPL line-ups and how the Champions league games will affect not only my team but yours.  I am totally doing this for you guys, not me.  I care about the masses more then me honest truth.  So as always wait until the Friday fixture until you do anything rash or stupid to your team.  Welcome to Week 5, and here are some transfer ideas and musings that I haven’t tried out in public yet…

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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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Walking into a draft room knowing that the other 11 lads in that same room are the cream of the cream is a tough thing to swallow.  The advantages you have over the usual competition is out the window.  A draft amongst peers, an invite alone to be in the draft with these guys is truly an honor in itself.  The field is comprised of the most astute and in the know group of FPL analysts that any and all of you probably know or follow.  Here is the list of participants in draft order, and I suggest giving them a read to diversify your reading.  Because you can’t always rely on your’s truly all the time.  So enjoy the draft commentary and if you aren’t familiar with the draft stylings of draft style as compared to the Official  FPL game, get yourself familiar.

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