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 time short in both this week and the season, we get right to the meat and potatoes. Rankings will be fast and furious, as will the fantasy advice. Two weeks remain in the season and with the double game week this week, it is almost the Mt. Everest of the FPL season. So my transfer advice will be included in the intro to the rankings this week. Find a differential if they possibly exist, watch out for possible rotations, and don not bring in anyone with a single game week. I mean that all sounds simple and well and good from a fan of my writings so heed my advice this week. Stick to your guns with player favorability, and do not be afraid to take a minus to bring in a DGW player at the expense of a -4. The rationale behind that is that if a player does nothing but play minute you break even. So anything they may do, or are expected to do that adds to their point total is money in your bank. Not really but you get the idea. So on to the ranks as the games start Friday, and they don’t stop until next Thursday. Should be fun if you are into the whole soccer/football thing. Good luck this week. Cheers!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?
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!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Another quick turn around and a slew of news, injuries, and new players on new teams. It is a great day to be alive when the rankings come out for the Premier League set for game week 24. Why, you may ask? Because I slave over a hot stove, day in and day out to stay on top of things so you don’t. And yes, if you wanna cheat and skip ahead by all means, Sergio Aguero is my top ranked forward after missing last game week with a niggle. Lot’s of games to love this week with Liverpool, Spurs and believe or not I like the fantasy output for Palace this week. Unfortunately, Chelsea face off against Arsenal and it takes some fantasy luster off the game, shucks. Oh well, on to Week 24 rankings. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
In a perfect world, I could drop these on you last minute, right before gametime kick-off,s and have them be just as effective. Unfortunately, we can’t do that because the FA Cup fixtures get in the way and mess things. So posting the rankings pre-FA Cup is a dangerous and possibly a worthless venture, but I am doing it anyways. Take in mind that the games over this weekend will impact what happens in the FPL fixture on Tuesday and Wednesday. Injuries, new transfers and just plain bad luck do happen. I mean, I just finished my weather controlling device, so now my attention will turn to the prediction of all things fantasy. So take these with a grain of salt, and use some common sense when it comes time to use your transfers. Waiting is usually the best advice. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Sometimes the best defense is having a good offense. That reigns true when Alonso goes double-dipping last week, or if you take a look at some of the tastier fixtures for the upper-echelon defenses this week. Look no further than the fixtures of Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool and you can see why the ownership rates of some of their players is on the rise or is in the top tiers of pricing. There is always a reason for the price tags that accompany the players. It is because they usually earned them, sad but true. In some cases, they don’t but we can all determine the haves and the have nots by now. So don’t go chasing defensive waterfalls, stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to. And remember, a good defense is the best differential going in this game. So be heady and smart. Good luck and Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
A stout defense is never a passing phrase. Your fantasy differentials are all there. The ownership levels are so wide open at the back seven roster spots, as compared to the other eight spots on your roster. This is where your bread is buttered. Yeah, I am all for swimming in the same direction on some of the same guys, as there should be a Chelsea defender on every competitive team. After that, it is all up for debate where or who you wanna invest your funds. After all, it is your team. Currently I’m extremely tight in the back and probably over-invested in that regard as I currently have rostered: Alonso, Cesar, Baines, Charlie Daniels and Erik Pieters. Maybe not the best strategy, but it’s my freaking team so I smite you fantasy style for hatin’. I no longer will have to make a roster move on defense until I am ready to utilize the new Wildcard. Which is already burning a hole in most people’s pocket. Wait for the double week’s or at least until the injury bug takes a big chomp out of your fantasy tukas. So without further hoopla, here is the Week 21 FPL rankings for defenders and keepers. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Boxing Day Rankings! That alone should be all that you need, but I have the gift of gab. That and I think I am funnier when I am being all didactic. The Monday slate is the goods, and then two solo games to follow. Then a day of rest and then back at it again. So the action in the FPL is fast paced, and not for the casual fan. Which, if anyone is paying attention to the words around the Twitter speak, the zombie teams number (39%) is a staggering number compared to the number of teams. I think that number is skewed by the number of teams who started bad and set the reset button, but whatever. To each their own, I believe the expression is. Regardless, we are in the here and now of Week 18 and here comes the FPL rankings for all positions. Good luck with your transfer choices and Happy Holidays!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Short weeks lead to an abbreviated schedule… Everything feels rushed and out of sorts. But rankings are rankings, they gotta be done. So this week, I called in some helper elves, because why not? Tis’ the season for FPL cheer. So I brought in my PIC to give me his perspective for the Week 16 rankings. Kevin DeVries (@Kevrov) handles basically everything fantasy-wise that I do, and is my co-host on two separate podcasts we do together. So if I trust him, you should as well. He will handle the Keepers and Middies below, and I will tackle the Defense and Strikers. A collaborative effort amongst the masses. Here are the Week 16 FPL rankings for all positions!Please, blog, may I have some more?