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?
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?
It’s funny, I never go into a week thinking it is a complete watch-and-observe week, but this week feels like it with the fixtures on the docket. We have players on the shelf who are questionable to play, making them hard to rank. Then on the opposite end, we have players that have been hurt and playing for first with the first team and see how they fit. Add in yet another level of ranking difficulty, we have new players on new teams via the transfer that could make their first experience. Head explodes! So the midfield and forward rankings are a conundrum of Week 3 proportions. We can say that Yannick Bolasie is going to play, but will he really? Same for Christian Benteke, Dimitri Payet and the list of others that are in one of the three categories I just mentioned. So like I said, it is a week of observation as this is the last game week before international duties. So with that all out there and on the table here’s the goal-scorers and facilitators for week three of the FPL.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The last and final installment is here. These guys are the goods, the bulgers of nets and fantasy pants. We try to cram as many of the big names into our rosters as possible, and unfortunately it makes the rest of our team look inferior. To me, the best scenario is to choose your high priced weapon, whether that be Kun or Ibra, and go from there. The true value of a team in my opinion is loading up on the best midfielders possible and mixing and matching with the hot hand up top. Now that doesn’t mean to completely punt the forward position. It means go take a look at the price of the forwards currently, now look at the players who rank in the top-10 in ownership five of the 10 are priced at £6.5 or lower. There is a huge gap in what we want and what we can afford, and the names in between the likes of say the rosterable £6.5 lads and the pedestal guys above £10, the names do nothing for me right now from a fantasy perspective. Yeah, they will be owned, because most of the 420 players in the player universe will have a fan, family member, or some guy who mimics his life after Buffalo Bill and listens to Wild horses on repeat all day. So enough with all the jibber jabber and hullabaloo, let’s get to the ranks and commentary fit for legends and mimicked by haters.Please, blog, may I have some more?