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!

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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!

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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!

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I hate the build-up and then let down of the one week play, and then the following week off for International duty. The only thing the extra time creates is itchy trigger fingers, injuries and usually more questions left unanswered then answered. So with Week 29 upon us now, the advice of this advocate is to stay firm, bring in the minimum transfers and go to battle with what you have. The week after is when we attack the WC consideration. We will have a better idea of who plays where and when. So rest on your laurels good friends, and just enjoy this week’s rankings for FPL Week 29. Cheers!

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This is it my friends.  I know that I am being semi-presumptuous that we are mates, but for the sense of suspense, let’s just pretend that we are.  And I promise to stop stalking you on social media.  Fair?  Yeah, I thought so, DM canceled. So week 37 is here and the differentials that exist are different than the previous week of doubles in 34.  By differentials, I mean that the dispersion of talent is very broad-based here.  There are a ton more lesser names to be rostered this week than the star power that previously existed in the double of days gone by.  Transfer ideas this week, start and end with guys on doubles.  End sentence.  I know the Villa and Newcastle fixture is so tempting, but where does that leave you for next week when the Toons play the Spurs?  All about the doubles.  I just want to keep instilling that into your minds.  Rankings this week reflect the doubles, as they should with only two weeks remaining.  Two pieces of advice this week…  First don’t be afraid of the minus, as it doesn’t hurt you as much as you think with guys on two games.  Secondly, if you are rostering Kane, Sanchez, and Aguero, you need to get rid of one and only one as all three have favorable fixtures in week 38.  So here is this week’s rankings.  Good luck and cheers!

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This week’s rankings are condensed like soup.  Add the double week, and you have yourself a meal.  There are a ton of one game options that could make sense to try and squeeze out some value.  And by ton, I mean maybe a handful.  Doubling up this week is all the fad, its like the regular Oreo good, but with double the filling.  So twice the sugar, adrenaline, and hype of regular game weeks.  Whether you choose to maximize your roster via the WC or one of the chips at your disposal, you need to have a minimum of 8 DGW guys playing this week in order to keep up with the Jones’s.  United, Arsenal, and Liverpool look like the best three options to max out your roster to three from each squad.  Whether or not all players play both fixtures, well… I am not the Amazin’ Kreskin and not the best guesser on the planet, second best maybe. So transfer wisely, use good judgement and if you need to take a minus to get points back in your chase now is not the time to be all scared of the repercussions.  You will make it up just on minimal returns of a guy playing two games.  So the minus is not a deterrent for success this week and Doubles rule all!  Cheers!

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Yeah, it’s a day late.  I wanted to process the City game and get a decent read on the Everton/Palace match to give you the most accurate, in-depth and nonsensical post about transfers possible.  A great percentage of used your wildcard last week, some are using it this week, and the rest are for later.  Now that I have covered the obvious of before, current and later, how does everyone like the soup? Don’t be silly, there is no soup because it’s all about the transfer jargon for the big double week upcoming.  With a massive 10 teams on the double tilt this week’s transfer ideas, rankings, and other useful insight I may offer is going to be all about those fellas.  Quantity wins out, especially this week with a lot better double options  than the baby DGW in Week 33.  So with everyone going after the same scraps from a fantasy perspective, lets look at some deeper options that may be under-owner, a sneaky play, or just someone I have a hunch on.  Here’s the Week 34 transfer ideas.  Cheers!

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The good news is this is the last break until mid-February.  The bad news is the season is flying by like a fat kid just learning about gravity riding down a hill on a skateboard.  Picture that image…  Because the best part about it is you know he can’t fall right and do nothing but get hurt. Laughter aside the fixtures this week are a ragtag bunch of haves and have nots and some evenly matched fixtures.  I mean the Chelsea/Newcastle fixture is the battle for 16th FFS.  Say that outloud and see if it resonates as true as if you read it silently in the your favorite fantasy reading corner.  So the defensive side of the ball is where we always start our rankings every week, and this week is not different. You should only need three defenders in most systems of strategy you are employing, because whether you use four through the midfield or five, the striker play is what dictates the back-enders of fantasy footie.  As far as the keeper side of it, if you aren’t rostering one of the top-4 options on the year, I don’t know what to tell you. So enough of the wordsmithing and let’s get to the rankings of the week of the unlucky, 13.  Cheers.

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Are you ready?  No I do not blame you one bit.  If you aren’t accustomed to boringness with the back-enders then I do not know what to tell you.  The defence and keeper section of the rankings is always a ball and rank ’em affair for me personally.  Yeah it is fun bringing informative opinionated diatribes of word-smithing, but we all want the meat and potatoes.  The Middies and Strikers.  We want it like a diabetic who sneaks candy.  That is all the enthusiasm I can muster this week for the rear end of fantasy type rankings.  We can all type about something else, things that really burn our bridges….How about how many of our spouses has John Terry banged, and then speculate on where Wayne Bridge is now.  That has some correlation to fantasy defence.  He is a defender of sorts for a team that has lost its way like that puppy from Billy Madison.  I like getting sidetracked it makes this whole thing more fun, while you wait to get to the rankings.  So without further adieu here are the week 12 rankings for keepers and defence.  Cheers.

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Yup, I am unfortunately the bearer of bad news, I mean someone has to be “that Guy”.  I do take some kind of joy out of it, because let’s be honest it takes a special kind of a-hole to be “that guy”.  Ralph knows I am that guy, the bearer of bad anything, the most likely to say something inappropriate, blame a fart on the dog…yeah him.  With the week 12 games comes another break in action, this is like a strategy kick in the you know whats.  Just when you get into a comfortable roster rotation, guys picked out for multiple weeks then BAM.  The risk of injury hits.  Let’s just hope that it isn’t a continuation of the other Fantasy Football wrath of injuries that have happened.  So this week is a stay sound make square moves to the good and don’t risk it on guys who have one good fixture week. Wasting a free transfer is like using a 20% off coupon for a dollar purchase, but having two for the week after the Int’l break seems to me like the best piece of advice that anyone who calls themselves anything of an expert to do. So don’t give into the itch, wait for the injury fairy to rear its ugly head (because it’s going to happen in some way) and then attack week 13 in 3 weeks with the vigor of a man/woman with twice the buying power.  Here’s a list just because I need something to talk about from guys who could be worth monitoring, or if you don’t wanna listen to me.  Cheers!

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