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?
If you guessed from the title this week, this week is anyone’s guess. Unfortunately, the locking system for starting XI isn’t evolved enough to give us enough time to adjust our rosters accordingly. But with only a handful of teams with something to play for, hitting the right guy via the transfer wire is like throwing darts from 100 yards away. With Liverpool and City still battling for Champions league spots, and Arsenal hoping for the best in those outcomes… those games would be the high point of my interest as far as transfers go. If you are close in your mini-league to moving up a few spots, don’t be afraid to take a gamble, you have to think obtusely in order to make up points this week. You know why? Because there is no tomorrow. I mean, there is a tomorrow, but it doesn’t matter. So go to the store buy a new set of balls, and get weird. Here are some ideas for the week to get you through your transfer conundrum. It has been a hell of a year, one last Cheers for ya!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?
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’S 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 28 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).Please, blog, may I have some more?
The whole hub-bub this week will be to take a minus or not. I don’t care what other research of quadratic jargon that you peruse on a daily basis, that is the only question that matters. The quick answer here is do what you think is right by your team in setting yourself up to compete in Week 29. That is the more important question. This week is basically a wash and everyone, and I mean everyone is either working at a disadvantage to get a starting XI, or will take a minus to get there. The run out is more important than a four game slate that features a less then attractive depth solution to this week’s problem. Get your team to 9 and then if you want 10 at a minus 4, go for it. If not, relax, be on top of your team for Week 29 so you can bring in Kane or Costa. You can think about midfield with Hazard and Sanchez and defensively you should be all set and gambling with the guys who get you through Week 28 until you are ready to wildcard. I am no genius in this, it is all common sense. Don’t play follow the leader, play the I own my own FPL team game. Here are the sexy rankings for Week 28. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’m going back to full bundling-mode for this week. I wanted to see what kind of sitters we saw midweek from the YCL line-ups, and I was right… they were zero-point “none” help. So I do apologize if it completely messed up your OCD schedule of FPL goodies for the week. Now go wash your hands again, and again, and one more time. Cool? Cool. So Week 15 is upon us and it brings up a rampant schedule of three games in basically eight days. What that means is mass hysteria, but in a good way. For me, it just means from a constant standpoint: the next few days will be basically me typing, podcasting, and then retyping again. No worries, I didn’t really have a life anyways. I am a man of the people and you my fellow readers are my people. So a couple bits of advice for the first three fixtures we have, just in case I forget. First, don’t go super crazy with transfers to get a minus 8 or 12. You get a free one in basically two days from lock. Second, watch the yellow card situations of some players, kinda the Costa affect, but if a guy you are thinking about has 3 or 4 yellows and you are worried about the accumulation factor, downshift and transfer into someone else. Third, enjoy your riches from Aguero. You do not have to spend them all in one place. Though I think it’s impossible. Save some for later, because he will be back. Onto the ranks of the lads for Week 15 in the FPL, cheers and good luck!Please, blog, may I have some more?
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!Please, blog, may I have some more?
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!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The second phase of our weekly ranking experiment and the controversy of our rankings which weren’t premeditated in anyway rages on. Three separate minds, all warped, yet sharp in their own special way. Or that’s what my grandma told me anyways. Defense to me is all about the secret thing that make your team great from week to week and is my main point of gambling and using my free transfer. I like to gamble, because the allure of that clean sheet is like fantasy crack and I like it. Intervention to follow. Look two games ahead only, I get a kick out of people looking farther then that down the schedule, by that time I will have had 2-3 transfers at my discretion to fix what I thought was broken. Second key thing is find a stud any fantasy defensive stud and ride him for almost ever. Last find a rotation that you like to start the year and stick with it for at least 4-5 games. Like I just said, you can tinker here and there and the dreaded -4 looks better in the beginning of the year a rather then the end. Here are the rankings, commentary brought by myself and Kevin Devries as well John Wallin of playtogga, the hippest and coolest draft style fantasy footie out there today…Please, blog, may I have some more?
Not only is it the return of a normal week of Premier league play, it also marks the second legs of the Champions League Round of 16. We have four matches this week with two kicking us off today between FC Porto vs. FC Basel and Real Madrid vs. FC Schalke 04. BTW what does the 04 stand for? I’m sure I could Google this fact, but it would get in the way of a good ignorant american rant that I oh so love to engage in. Seriously though it was founded in 1904, pretty easy but do we really need to know that? I digress! Did I sound smart there? No…well I tried. The real jewels of this matchweek take place tomorrow when Chelsea faces off with PSG and FC Bayern hosts Donetsk. For the purposes of this posts we’ll focus on the value plays I like from each team and which players you’ll want to target in Mondogoal contests. Oh wait..what? You didn’t know Mondogoal ran UCL contests? Well tisk tisk, get with the program mate and click here to sign up and face off with hundreds of other footie addicts like Smokey and I. Now onto King Ralph’s picks for this week in UCL.Please, blog, may I have some more?