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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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.

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The meat and potatoes of Week 26 is finally here.  I know the temptation to use the transfer for this week is burning a hole in your pocket, but if you can help it, hold off.  If you are just itching to change it up and go full Caitlyn on your team, then by all means you have my blessing.  With Week 27 looming, the best options that aren’t on my current roster are screaming my name from the midfield to add this week, and I am trying to resist adding them to the “Smoke Show”.  Those names are mostly Ross Barkley and Bobby Digital himself, Roberto Firmino.  Both chaps have a blank in Week 27, so adding them for one week is a risk for points a now and later when they catch up on the double up, but filling that void is a tough matter to do because they are basically giving you secondary returns in fantasy points.  Choices, choices.  Well, while I mull that over and figure out what’s what with my own team, here’s the weekly FPL rankings for Forwards and Middies for the upcoming week of 26.  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, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius lineups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  We used to do this in tandem, but since I am flying solo while Ralph explores all the tallest mountains in the world, you are stuck with my and only my opine.  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 24 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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The cream of the crop… The guys you want to bulge the ‘ole onion bag and optimize your fantasy output. Why, of course, it’s the middies and forward rankings for week 24. The FA cup games over the weekend gave some glimpses of who will play, how long they will play and what to expect. When making transfers keep a keen eye on the injury reports that will be published to see who picked up a little niggle and will be in jeopardy for the Tuesday/Wednesday slates. Lots of good fixtures and the big names look like roster locks as the top scoring players are on teams that have favorable fixtures. So if you roster the chalk, stick with it. It seems to be the best way to maintain the norm and keep pace in points. So good luck this week and happy point hunting. 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, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius lineups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  We used to do this in tandem, but since I am flying solo while Ralph explores all the tallest mountains in the world, you are stuck with my and only my opine.  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 23 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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It’s so nice that I have decided to just do it again and just lump all the rankings together.  Everyone hates waiting, so why make them wait? Week 23 seems to be a intricate match of the fantasy variety from the perspective that teams who are struggling face tough must show up.  Will Liverpool continue to struggle at the Canaries?  Will West Ham show enough and do enough defensively to slow the City slurry?  Is Southampton for real or was it just the Baggies? Can the Fox do it against a top defensive, and table climbing Stoke? The highlight game between the Gunners and Chelsea looks better on paper as Arsenal is poop… haha, just kidding.  For that to be the last game of the week, it’s going to be a viewers delight as it precedes the start of American football.  For my money, the best teams for a shot at cleans are Everton and Spurs.  So gulp that down and get ready for some football of all types.  Week 23 rankings are here and they are delightful.

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No need to break ’em up this week, as we are in a hurry.  So you get all the rankings, all in one handy dandy Swiss Army knife type useful thing-a-majiggy.  I know that’s not a word, but spell your ambitions for a bit and just enjoy the rankings as they are.  If you wanted word-smithing, you would go to a more proper site that likes to stick it’s pinky out.  Though in fairness, those are the same guys, who two weeks after I call out a guy, they make a proclamation of their own and endlessly promote themselves as genius.  Well congrats, to them and their vanity.  Pfffft.  So enough with the side-winding talk and the endless barrage of non-information.  Here is the Week 22 Rankings for the FPL.

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Well my friends, the time has come, for you to sit up at attention.  Excuse yourself from that important meeting, which is really just a pre-meeting to meet about the meeting stuff, and go to that second stall from the end and get comfy as you read all about the guys that spark your fantasy interest.  Run-on sentence, possibly.  Beautiful in depth truthfulness about what really goes down in the thinking process of roster configuration for multiple thousands of FPL players. 100% accurate.  Just don’t forget to wash your hands.  Nobody likes that guy.  So with the Defenders and Keeps out of the way yesterday, we now are zoned in on the front-siders, the assist and goal scorers.  The guys you would let date your sister if need be for some fantasy goodies.  Injuries abound and the potential for blossoming unowned players are here.  Build a studly midfield, flip-flop on the strikers trio, and transfer by match-up not by allegiance.  The best advice of smart men is the one’s practiced. Cheers, and good luck this week!

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Boy I didn’t see that coming…. who knew that Georginio Wijnaldum was going to be the perfect replacement for Sergio Aguero in your FPL squads. His 4 goal outburst against Norwich on Sunday tied Kun’s gameweek 8 for the highest single game total of the season, and by far the most surprising of performances to date. So the question on all the cool kids minds is “Ahhhhh Ralph, do I pick him up?”. And in the tradition of any good fence sitter I’ll say, it depends. The next five fixtures look pretty, pretty, preeeettty good for the Magpie ace, and his price stands at a discounted £6.8 at the moment. So yeah he’s worth an add, maybe to replace a Nathan Redmond at the end of your bench. But can we really consider any Newcastle player to be a dependable option week in and week out? There in lies the problem, though Wijnaldum is an established player with a decent goal scoring record during his time in Holland. Do you trust him? Will he be a week in and week out performer? Or is he a player to consider when he has a good run of fixtures? Time will tell, but for the next few weeks he’s worth a flier. Here’s what else I saw in matchweek 9.

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