Every week I run down the weekly match-ups of all the matches on the slate and rank them based on price, ownership, and matches.  I then coagulate those in a high powered juice-maker of FPL proportions and come up with rankings for the week.  Sounds pretty cut and dry, and with this being Week 1, it becomes harder to rank because we only know what we know. And don’t know what we know, besides knowing what we don’t know.  There is no pattern, and it is all speculation.  So this separates the guessers from the experts in some form.  So feel free to critique, give me guff, or just stop on in to pat me on the back.  The season is here, and here starts the first rankings of Week 2.  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.  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 1 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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If this is your first time here, then welcome.  But for those of you that know the gist of this intro, skip down and add your comments.  Every week I run down the weekly match-ups of all the matches on the slate and rank them based on price, ownership, and matches.  I then coagulate those in a high powered juice-maker of FPL proportions and come up with rankings for the week.  Sounds pretty cut and dry, and with this being Week 1, it becomes harder to rank because we only know what we know. And don’t know what we know, besides knowing what we don’t know.  There is no pattern, and it is all speculation.  So this separates the guessers from the experts in some form.  So feel free to critique, give me guff, or just stop on in to pat me on the back.  The season is here, and here starts the first rankings of Week 1.  Cheers!

It’s also not to late to join and compete against me and others in FPL’s season long game,  of course you do its a rhetorical question.  Join the Razzball FPL league  188358-66431 and join me and your fellow Razzballians.

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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!

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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!

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Short week for info, but still, none the less, you get rankings.   With Week 34 doubles over and everyone basking in the hondo or above, you scored.  And yes, you should have scored a 100 or more.  If you didn’t, you either can’t read what I write from week in and week out or your team is dead and it totally reverts back to point number one.  This week’s transfer ideas are blah-squared, as you are most likely stuck with what you have or you have to make an emergency transfer or two to either use one of your chips or to just field a roster.  Most teams this week will be doing one of two things using their wildcard to fill out their team that they sold out weeks in advance to field a competitive double team, or they will be holding fast and pocketing their transfer for next weeks broader schedule.  Either way there is no wrong answer here, because you still have to field a competitive team regardless of how you get there.  So stay strong with your three gunners, three Liverpool (though there may be a rotation again) and try and field the best XI possible. So here is the Week 35 rankings, good luck and Cheers!

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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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This stretch of games is like an O.C.D. paradise. Games two days off, then repeat.  Three sets of games in no time flat is fun as hell if you love the fantasy footie game.  Thing with this week’s games are there are a few games that feature really good teams that are struggling to give good fantasy returns (Man City and Leicester), and then there are a few matches that are fitting clubs that are mutually beneficial fantasy-wise that are seeming to sap the fantasy thunder (Everton/West Ham and Spurs/Arsenal).  So no worries, we trudge along and rank guys accordingly and see how they fit with your roster.  Remember that next week is a worse blank than Week 27 so transfer smart and don’t get all greedy.  There are eight teams off next week, with 23 players owned over 10% on those teams.  That is a huge obstacle to overcome, so don’t compound that by bringing in another guy that you will need to remedy with next week.  As always good luck and cheers!

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Are you ready?  No I do not blame you one bit.  If you aren’t accustomed to boringness with the back-enders then I do not know what to tell you.  The defence and keeper section of the rankings is always a ball and rank ’em affair for me personally.  Yeah it is fun bringing informative opinionated diatribes of word-smithing, but we all want the meat and potatoes.  The Middies and Strikers.  We want it like a diabetic who sneaks candy.  That is all the enthusiasm I can muster this week for the rear end of fantasy type rankings.  We can all type about something else, things that really burn our bridges….How about how many of our spouses has John Terry banged, and then speculate on where Wayne Bridge is now.  That has some correlation to fantasy defence.  He is a defender of sorts for a team that has lost its way like that puppy from Billy Madison.  I like getting sidetracked it makes this whole thing more fun, while you wait to get to the rankings.  So without further adieu here are the week 12 rankings for keepers and defence.  Cheers.

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