Every year, the hype wagon and subtle love affair for the promoted teams players happens.  It happens, sorry not sorry, but it does.  They come in with their Championship league stats all shiny and got the fantasy world by the tail.  I get it, they did great things in a league that is below the Premier.  For the official game, they have an additional appeal because we have seen it in the past that they can rise to be a useful cheap piece.  Deeney years ago, Andre Gray after that, and now we are hit with the influx of familiar names that have played in the Premier and are now back… at a discount now.  The fantasy attributes that Brighton, Huddersfield, and Newcastle boast have some usefulness as salary fillers or just a plain dump in some cases.  Because the four-buck defender still happens. So today we are focusing on some of the better fantasy options from the promoted squads and how they can aide in your quest to build the perfect XI or XV if we are being completely honest.  Because those four bench spots still matter when you are comprising your roster with a 100m budget.  So enjoy the kind words about this years crop of promoted players, you may or may not hear their names again this year so get a pad and pencil ready or since we have technology earmark this page with a cool bookmark that you got from the school library.  Cheers!

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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, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius lineups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  We used to do this in tandem, but since I am flying solo while Ralph explores all the tallest mountains in the world, you are stuck with my and only my opine.  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 33 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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Stay put, because this is where the stretch run starts.  It is the goods, the potatoes, and meat portion of any fantasy meal.  We can’t ever get enough of the buffet of goodies that these guys give us.  We clean our proverbial plates and go back for seconds if we could, but we can only really field one squad.  Oh well.  So while you are concentrating on just one, don’t forget what I said about my distaste in the doubles for Everton and Crystal Palace.  I don’t hate them as much for the middies and forwards, but I wouldn’t break the WC bank and throw all your cookies in their basket.  I know that was like three different expressions in one sentence, but I am feeling wacky.  Working on minimal amounts of sleep and need a drink.  So to keep it brief let’s look at the FPL rank 33 rankings for the guys that go for goal scoring glory more frequent then yesterdays clean sheet warriors.  Good luck and cheers!

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I know the temptation is there this week, and next to adding the likes of anyone not named Lukaku from from Everton, but whom?  After watching the both offense and defense, they don’t look anything like I would invest or bank on from a fantasy perspective.  The usual measuring stick is if I would let them take my sister out for a date.  They fail the eye test from a protective brother type thing, and this is fantasy.  I love my sister to death but with 6 weeks to go, I will run over people who get in my way of fantasy goodies.  Now take what I just said and think on it twice as hard but instead of Everton insert Crystal Palace players.  If one is bad, the other is meh squared.  Neither team, besides the almost-must rostering of Romelu Lukaku, has an intriguing option that I would want to add for the long haul let alone the double week. I don’t wear glasses, so maybe my rose colored glasses that are fictional yet functional see something else that someone else does.  I mean that does happen from time to time.  So for other people who are looking at a weekly option, a double week delight, or a decent set-up for the remaining weeks, here are the Transfer Tuesday weekly transfer ideas for the FPL Week 33…

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Listen, I can say there are thousands upon thousands of options this week.  I would then have to apologize to the tens of you for being a freaking liar.  The mantra this week should be: getting to 11.  That is all you need.  With all of five fixtures to choose from and a limited transfer base to choose from, it can either be hard or it will be a lot of minus points taken.  There will be a lot of template-type teams this week, as the options are so limited.  It isn’t even funny.  The rankings which you are about to peruse are extremley truncated.  It is not done because I am being lazy or just don’t care.  If there were more options, I would list them and gladly say go ahead and start this lad, but there just isn’t.   Blame me, it is all my fault that this blank disaster happens now, right after the week we all scored so well.  So without further adieu, here are the abbreviated, yet pungent FPL rankings for the week of 30.  Cheers!

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The word “blank” in this context could mean two things:  First is the common one… it means nothing.  The second is that it could just be a space holder for another word or phrase.  There is no complete wrong answer here because yes there are several teams on the blank in two weeks and setting up for that without cashing in your W.C. is damn near impossible.  Which leads you to the placeholder version of it.   Now in order to keep it clean grab, the closest throw pillow that you may currently own and scream whatever you want into it.  Could be in frustration over the past week.  Could be because of your current situation, or it could be looking forward and you realize that you have six guys on blank next week.  See what I did there?  Well have no fear, the season doesn’t hing on this week, nor next, but it does help to be fully roster prepped for the next two weeks in order to build a usable roster for Week 30.  Be smart, transfer only players that are not on a bye for week 30 and that ultimately won’t hurt you until Week 34 when you are most likely using your wildcard.  Here are this weeks choices for transfer in the FPL.  Cheers!

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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, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius lineups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  We used to do this in tandem, but since I am flying solo while Ralph explores all the tallest mountains in the world, you are stuck with my and only my opine.  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 27 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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Strike first, strike hard, no mercy for an abbreviated week.  If I had a hammer to pound out the urgency, I implore you to not use your wildcard this week, oh wait… I do have a hammer.  You remember that scene from Casino where the guys got caught cheating and got the ball-peen treatment?  Well, picture that, but with a more vital part of your anatomy.  All you need this week is to have a full team and one sub.  Don’t go crazy building a nest egg, or a condominium of talent for the one week, then in three weeks, having to do it all again.  You don’t have enough transfers or time to ship everyone out.  I just looked.  So for now, concentrate on having 12 players… playing.  It is totally like that song from Christmas, but with footie gifts.  So the week of 27 gives a very abbreviated slew of fantasy options.  I wish I had better truth to it, but a lot of great, majority owned options are off the board and blanking. So for those of you in the perusing mood and have the curiosity of seeing who ranks where, here are the Midfielders and Forward rankings for Week 27 of the FPL.  Cheers!

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A Thursday stalwart, the rankings we all yearn for.  The guys who get the glory, the chicks, and all the transfer love weekly.  It’s the Midfielders and Forward rankings for week of the FPL.  Anyone who has dyslexia and read the previous sentence saw glory and chicks and instantly their minds went wild.  Most men can identify with the casting couch better than they can identify with their own.  We pay attention to detail when the detail is free.  So the match-ups this week are very, very juicy with multiple fixtures that lead me to believe that the scoring this week will be a smorgasbord of fantasy euphoric bliss.   The three matches you should key in on are Arsenal @ Swans, West Ham @ Watford and Norwich @ Man City, if you don’t own one, multiple or several multiples of the three teams that are favored to win then you better hop on the good foot and do the bad thing (or Good),  Here’s week 11’s top middies and strikers for the FPL.

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Well we all knew that was coming, and we should have known it was this week too. Hmmmm am I talking about Kun’s Kaboom or Brendan Rodgers sacking? Could be either right? Well Liverpool’s newly vacant managerial position is certainly of less interest than the rebirth of the FPL’s best player, but to each his own. It was a welcomed development now that City has jumped back to the top of the table, and in even better news Sergio Aguero has once again reminded us why he’s priced at £13.2. I mean 5 goals in 20 minutes is quite the feat, unless you’re Robert Lewandowski, and it’s tough to not be excited by what we saw from the triumvirate of Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, and David Silva. I want to own them all and if I hadn’t been so hasty in my use of the wild card I just might. We’re almost a quarter of the way through the the season and it’s probably just about the perfect time to use your wild card. You’ll have the entirety of the international break to pick and choose your players and the knowledge of who’s hurt and who’s healthy coming out of the qualifiers. Now back to our regularly scheduled Kun-stonishment! I’d like to see how many squads implemented the triple captain on Aguero this week. No chance there’s a higher scoring performance in FPL the rest of the term, unless it’s from Kun himself. As previously mentioned Kevin De Bruyne should not be forgotten in all of this. He was fabulous, and I’d happily buy him at the expense of Pedro or Hazard. He’s just a tick below Alexis right now in the overall midfield rankings, but it’s closer than one might think. Same goes for Silva. Funny how in the matter of a few weeks, we’ve gone from wanting City defenders over attackers, to City attackers over defenders. Honestly the later is probably what it’s supposed to be. Here’s what else I saw in Matchweek 8.

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