Rankings are fun to do in general. Add in the flavor of this week’s fixtures and you have yourself some fantasy gumbo. I get that the City/Chelsea fixture is the premium this week but don’t let that steer you clear of playing top options. Yes, they will steal value from each other, but that is more from the defensive side of the ball. It is full bore on the offensive end and that is where we invest our fantasy goodies. we want goals and i think this slate will have plenty. The Leicester/Bournemouth match will be fun to watch as both teams are taking on a mini Liverpool defensive minded approach and will have the way with each other. So if you are waiting to make your transfers now that the UCL is over by all means use my rankings as a guide to FPL futility. Enjoy the week and good luck. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Now that the Champions League is finished for the week we can jump back on the FPL wagon and take a look at the match-ups that are more pressing in the official game. Unfortunately rotations are going to be a major factor. That and the injury to Paul Pogba. His ownership is too much to look beyond. My advice for him is this. If you have owned him from week one then you can bench for the 2 weeks he most likely misses and not lose anything to your accrued team value. If you only just bought him in the past 2 weeks then you can transfer out and look for some kind of reprieve for fantasy points. But back to the rotation risks. All of Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Arsenal and Everton are all at risk and the rankings will shy away from a few players that either played full 90’s or that didn’t see the pitch as much. So be heady and keep your ear to the gossip for who will sit and who will play before making a atransfer this week in a trivial yet pivotal game week 5. Enjoy the rankings and good luck. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Welcome back all! We have two weeks down in the books, and I’ve provided some insight below into what I saw from a handful players, for better or for worse. Although I wish I could write about every player, remember that while we would to amass all of the players in the Fantasy Premier League universe, we are obligated to field a starting XI from your fifteen-man squad within the constraints of our budget. Hopefully some of these players below will at least be on your radar as you move forward with transfers and potential Wild Cards.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Prem is here, and we can all now rejoice. Now that the season has kicked off, I will be doing my best to fill your Mondays with sweet, fond memories from the games from over the weekend. I also ask for some patience as I work through how to best provide both a summation and meaningful outlook on the matches.
I was hoping to write about all 20 teams for this post, but it started to become lengthy and I started to get sleepy. So, here are my notes over the weekend on Arsenal to Liverpool (alpha order because why not?)…I will hopefully have Man City to West Ham by tomorrow.Please, blog, may I have some more?
If you enjoyed yesterday’s salad and appetizer courses, then you will love today’s main course and dessert. I realize you can’t get anywheres in the official game without having a nodded on choice at keeper and a stellar yet filled with differential based defense. But the real fun in building your roster is comprising it with as many affordable stars through the middle of the pitch and up top. So just like yesterday’s rankings I mix in price, match and some good ole common sense. The form comes later because after all this is just week one of a long journey my friends. Some great matches are on the table for a lot of star players, so here’s hoping you can squeeze as many of them in as possible. So just in case you needed a guiding hand here is week 1 of the FPL season rankings for Middies and Strikers. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
So do you like Fantasy Sports? Do you like soccer? Have you ever made a drunken bar bet and then been asked to not only justify your unjustifiable hubris, and then asked to actually come through and perform your favorite Nicki Minaj song in public? Well, two outta three ain’t bad. … So, if you’re still with me, let’s see how a Novice fairs playing EPL fantasy soccer this season. The pricing value scale will be as follows:
- Buy. Just like with every new generation of the iPhone, you’re willing to wait in line to overnight to get this. Full price be damned, this is worth it.
- Grab. Lightning deal online. Get it now, the price won’t get better and it’s a good investment.
- Avoid. This is that van that pulls up next to you at the gas station and says, ”Hey, wanna buy some speakers?” The answer is always no. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Anyone with a reading comprehension level above the fifth grade knows what Brexit is. I am just putting my own Razzball spin on it and building a team based solely from teams not in any European tournaments. For the people that aren’t getting the concept, it is teams not in the Europa or Champions league tournaments. Fairly simple, just playing on the whole Brexit idea as a gaffe. So building a team without the top-7 teams this year is quite the horrorfest, as all those teams are fully investable in the standard fantasy team. With not being able to choose players from Chelsea, Spurs, Man city, Liverpool, Man United, Arsenal and Everton, it takes away arguably the top 60% of fantasy assets. Do I recommend this as a final draft, sure. It has it’s benefits and fallbacks. Benefits being the previous two league winners didn’t participate in either Europe based tournament and both managed to finish in the top-3 defensively the subsequent year. Those two teams being Leicester and Chelsea, and we all know how good the fantasy assets on those teams were in the years that they won. Negatives? You don’t get to use a ton of the most-owned, viable fantasy assets from those seven teams. It is going to be fun regardless. So here is a draft idea for the no Europe based tournament players. I am using price this year, ownership this year, and point return from last year to guide my hand, since I am sans service dog here. Cheers!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 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?