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.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  It is more based on my feelings and gut approach for the week’s upcoming and changes from week-to-week.  I look at match-ups and form to formulate my craziness.  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 4 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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Oh, Week 4 you young and burdening beast.  The season has just started and we are already questioning the judgments that we made yet a month ago.  No worries though faithful followers of the Razz.  Each week is almost like a new beginning if you had a wildcard to use at your discretion every week.  The rankings of midfielders and forwards is blossoming into a conundrum right before our very eyes.  We planted it in the summer, watched the transfer window closed and now that the shop is closed this is where we are.  18 more weeks until roster shake-ups again (if any) and the inevitable new wildcard.  So if you haven’t used your first wildcard yet, bene.  You have more restraint then most of the 5 million other players of this game.  So here are the rankings for the midfielders and forwards for week 4, regardless of wildcard.  Cheers!

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As always, the second post is usually the more awaited of the week.  Why?  It’s the same reason that people love the home run, the touchdown, or the over.  It is no different when we start talking about the middies and strikers for the week.  We fall in love with the goals and the tallies that come along with them.  All just facts.  Also a fact is that like always the rankings are always based on price, match-up, form and common sense.  So if you disagree… say so.  I am here for your service in this FPL game that we all love so much.  So enjoy the rankings, long intro’s are for squares and for people who don’t really have much to say so they make it long winded.  Cheers!

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The whole hub-bub this week will be to take a minus or not. I don’t care what other research of quadratic jargon that you peruse on a daily basis, that is the only question that matters. The quick answer here is do what you think is right by your team in setting yourself up to compete in Week 29. That is the more important question. This week is basically a wash and everyone, and I mean everyone is either working at a disadvantage to get a starting XI, or will take a minus to get there. The run out is more important than a four game slate that features a less then attractive depth solution to this week’s problem. Get your team to 9 and then if you want 10 at a minus 4, go for it. If not, relax, be on top of your team for Week 29 so you can bring in Kane or Costa. You can think about midfield with Hazard and Sanchez and defensively you should be all set and gambling with the guys who get you through Week 28 until you are ready to wildcard. I am no genius in this, it is all common sense. Don’t play follow the leader, play the I own my own FPL team game. Here are the sexy rankings for Week 28. Cheers!

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Well, now that we have gone over the back-liners, let us move to the sassy portion of the rankings. Those, of course, are the managers and physios. I mean who doesn’t love a guy who is the minister of fitness for their club. I know I do. But in all seriousness, middies and forwards are where the fantasy bread is buttered. And now that the possible DGW is possibly in play for next week, it does change some things around. City and Stoke players now have some attention staring at them for next week, and it does throw a blanket over some transfer ideas that we may have concocted. Regardless, this is Week 26 and for now, let’s just try and take our ADHD medicine and worry about today rather then tomorrow. So with a lot of star power on blank this week, we get a few newer names to the rankings then normal. As Arsenal, City, United and Southampton all blank it eliminates a few staples from the rankings that would otherwise normally appear. so avoid the blanks, and may your points be fruitful. Cheers!

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These rankings to me are comparable to the girl you try to impress at prom by using your souped up dance moves that you learned from watching Dance Party USA.  In the end, regardless, it will be awesome because you hope you get to score.  I know you have to wait til’ the middle of the week to get them, but I need to time to peculate on the ranks.  The forwards and midfield ranks are becoming a more obvious picture right now as the top 5-6 players at each position (minus injuries) are fairly and universally owned.  The forward picture especially is a grab-bag of six names, and the liking of one over another is some kind of big speculation by many in the FPL community.  Short form answer is that there is no wrong answer. If you can fit any combo of the six into three spots and under budget, go for it.  Just remember that you don’t need a 5th midfielder then, so you can spend up on the top-4 options there. But don’t go using someone who doesn’t play.  Just grab someone cheap that plays… cough… Robbie Brady… cough.  So here are the Week 15 middies and forward ranks for the Fantasy Premier League…

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Since we last ranked the glamour positions a few things have happened. First we lost one of the better value plays at the forward position in Callum Wilson, City continued to morph into the inconsistent mess they were at times last year, and Alexis woke the F up and decided to join the Par-Tay. Welcome Alexis! Goodbye Callum! Has anyone seen Aguero? Seriously we paid him all this money to be the entertainment at the party and all he’s done is help out with the hors d’oeuvres. Seriously Sergio you’re the goods, the nass, the Don-Mega where the hell are the goals? I and everyone else thought Spurs presented the perfect opportunity to score one maybe two, get off the the schneid, and get back to being the top option in the game. But noooooo, you and your City mates decide to make Harry Kane and the boys look like 2011 Barcelona. That’s all the past now, it’s a new week, so new rankings and we move forward. Or onto forwards and Midfielders, or maybe both!

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