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 34 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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It is a proven fact that the third of anything is always the best.  Hence, why they added a third yodel to pack, and why the third rail is always talked about while the other two are neglected. 3-D is all the rage for just about every pictorial display… and now?  Midfielders.  Once again I am joined by the ambiguously-ranking duo of Kevin Devries and John Wallin.  Both titans in their fields, even if that field is a farmers market and they are the foremost zucchini experts.  Nonetheless, they are my boys and mad props for doing these rankings with me for the preseason.  Midfield is by far the hardest group to rank for me because one man’s opine about a player is sometimes vastly different than the others.  Parity makes the world go round, and at least this year it looks like we don’t have a set template team that we did for most of last year.  So on with the show, and let’s look at the fantasy stalwarts that are middies.  Cheers!

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Promoted players/teams often are overlooked, but not because of value.  Mostly because they aren’t that proven commodity, or don’t have that name power that others with similar price tags offer.  For soothe, I shout from the balcony!  Everyone wants to roster five or more guys over the 7.5 price tag.  In order to do that, you have to cut corners… it’s like that special lunch from grade school.  PB on white Wonder bread with no crust.  So don’t be oft put by the promoted players because they have to play the same amount of games as everyone else, granted they are usually the unfavorable part of the match-up.  They still will score goals, they will still get assists and they still will get clean sheets.  So grab one, hell grab three, one from each team and fill out your roster and make mom and me proud.  The likes of Hull, Burnley, and Middlesbrough have some retread options that have had previous success in the premier league and have done fairly well in the championship prior to their promotion.  So let’s get in the Razzball spirit of things and look at some of the promoted players that could be a swoon to your opening day roster consideration.  Cheers!

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So, as we do every match day, we’re giving you our loves and hates for this week in a segment called Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em.  You should know the drill but if you don’t, we each pick one option from each position, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 32 Fantasy Premier League.

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So, as we do every match day, we’re giving you our loves and hates for this week in a segment called Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em.  You should know the drill but if you don’t, we each pick one option from each position, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 31 Fantasy Premier League.

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So in another week of quick turn arounds we enter our first week with a double up in FPL play. As Spurs and Chelsea faced off in yesterday’s Capital One Cup, their scheduled week 27 opponents QPR and Leicester stood pat. Due to scheduling issues Chelsea and Leicester will not replay their Week 27 matchup until April 29th and will count for matchweek 34. This means Spurs and QPR will be the only teams doubling up in week 28, and if you’re an astute, calculating FPL manager you should be well prepared to take advantage of the top assets from each squad. So in this vein we rank out the top 11 options at each position. On to the Fantasy Premier League Rankings, Week 28.

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Why’s everybody always picking on David Silva? Everybody’s all “Oh jump ship on Silva he’s coming back down to earth”, “Guys why the Silva love?”, “Silva is going to lose some value with Yaya back”, “David Silva is a piss poor tipper, he left me 30 cents on a $60 bill!”. I think we can now safely say, after last week’s performance, that all of those statements are wrong. Well, maybe not the last statement but that has nothing to do with Fantasy footie passive aggressive waiter! Now call your busboy and clean my table dammit! If you haven’t figured it out over the last few weeks I love me some Silva. He’s in the right role for City playing with the right players up top. He’s scoring goals at the highest clip of his career and is still setting them up as well. What’s not to like? Unless he’s bit by the injury bug I wouldn’t bet against the good results continuing. Give me a second to climb off my soapbox, okay good, thanks for waiting. As for the rest of the midfield ummm, ahhhh, field? It’s just like all the other positions this week severely lacking due to some of our Chelsea sweethearts having the week off to play for the Capital One Cup. I wonder if Samuel L Jackson will be there? He was sooooo good as Morpheus in the Matrix movies! Ohhhh that wasn’t him?!? Oh okay, who’s Samuel L Jackson again? Fantasy Premier League Midfield Rankings Week 27.

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So, as we do every match day, we’re giving you our loves and hates for this week in a segment called Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em.  You should know the drill but if you don’t, we each pick one option from each position, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 26

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So, as we do every match day, we’re giving you our loves and hates for this week in a segment called Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em.  You should know the drill but if you don’t, we each pick one option from each position, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, Week 24.

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Being in the middle is good, you get a little bit of everything, the good, the bad, the triumph, the tragedy. If we’re talking sandwiches the best stuff is in the middle, no matter how good the bread is. I mean everyone wants to get to the center of a tootsie pop. Right? The middle of a book is the best part and the middle of the pitch the best place to spend your £. Smokey laid this out in his Wildcard post. Yeah, you should read it, we’ve only hyped it like a dozen times. As for the Middies lots of shakeups in the rankings this week with some injuries, some new faces, and some players finding form. Lady and 11 gentleman I present to you the Midfielder Rankings, Week 23.

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