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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It’s a holiday here start side, so while I am busy feeding my stomach I figured, why not feed the masses minds?  No, my knowledge doesn’t contain tryptophan, and has been know to make the casually follower nod off on occasion, but I will attempt to keep it light and airy and just enough ample room for dessert. This week’s rankings feature some tough matches to call and with a lot of key fantasy cogs involved in just a few of the matches. Namely the Chelsea-Spurs match that could go either way in my head.  It will either be a defensive mastery by both clubs resulting in a 0-0 draw, or it could be a 2-2 affair with plenty of involvement by all parties. Add in the Liverpool match, the Arsenal, and City matches, and you get a few better ideas that draw you to be more comfortable with transfers in and captains choice.  None the less, it will be a fun Week 13 in the FPL regardless of what happens, because after all, it is still footie and that is better then having no footie.  So good luck on transfers, Happy Holidays to all celebrating, and here are some Week 13 FPL rankings for you to peruse while eating Turkey or just waiting for traffic to subside.  Cheers!

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The title of the rankings usually says it all, but this week, this one here goes to eleven.  It is one better then the previous and one less week to accumulate points in your otherwise goal of a season total.  Is it awful to look at what Sunderland are doing and basically pick to holy hell on them every week?  Because it is starting to look like they are the fantasy pin cushion.  This week, Bournemouth gets to folly around with them, and the rankings will reflect that mostly on the defensive end of things.  I mean, Sunderland is on pace for a whole whopping 8 points on the year after taking just 2 from the first 10 fixtures. I, my friends, claim to be a lot of things in this world.  Good looking, smart, funny, intellectually, inappropriate from time to time… But I suck at math.  As someone who is stupid in the world of numbers and denominators, that just looks like, for lack of a better term, a poopy total.  Worst part is from a fantasy perspective, name me one Sunderland player you are rostering from here on out.  The answer is John Nobody.  So with the piling on to the crap storm of Sunderland over, let’s get to the milk and cookies of the weekly analysis here at Razzball.  The Week 11 rankings as always combine common sense with form, wit with intellect, and a dash of my own stupidity for good measure.  Good luck this week and 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 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 10 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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Yesterday we touched on the east end girls and back end boys, today it is the guys who make the fantasy box scores swoon like a seal at the fish market.  That’s right, if you said it inside your head, it’s the middies and forward ranks.  Much like the clean sheet prowess, the same can sorta be said for the offensive weapons.  In most cases, the clean sheet possibility is linked because the opposing team isn’t very good, ergo the offense should do some fantasy things.  The midfield ranks should stack with and contain the template option of Eden Hazard.  He is, for my money and slight homerism of being a Chelsea fan, the most spot-on Middie in the FPL game right now.  So if you are reading this and play fantasy premiere, then obviously make sure he is on your squad.  It should be a lot easier this week to bring in not one, but multiple big priced players as the reallocation of the bank of Kun allows a lot of extra cash in the fantasy kitty.  So my advice this week is if you own Aguero currently, you need to shift him out.  To me it makes no sense to have his 13.0 price tag, coupled with the three other bench players which at minimum combined for the four is 25% of your roster sit idle by.  Not having Sergio Aguero in your team is bad enough, but don’t hamstring yourself further by not diversifying your funds.  Good luck and cheers!

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Yeah, I can totally dig that I used the wrong edition in the title.  It was completely done on purpose and part of the chicanery we like to do here at Razzbol FC.  Others may seem to know what they are talking about and come across as fantasy robots, but not I.  I spit the every man talk, the guy you meet at the bar who knows more than you know, but also buys you a pint.  I don’t sit behind a desk or have some flashy big website to back my redundant garbage.  I am Smokey, here me roar.  Get it?  I am a bear.  So the New Edition I was referencing was of an 80’s R&B ilk.  You know the one… with Bobby and Ricky and Johnny and Michael?  They were that decades version of a panty dropper.  Now, most people aren’t in tune with the formalities that NE brought to the table, but can you imagine what the FPL value of Bobby Brown would be if he transferred in yesterday?  It would be straight double digits, as he was a swagger maker from the beginning, just ask Whitney.  The other members would be good as secondary pieces and most importantly part of the east coast family…abcbbd.  So now that you either love what I am laying down as we travel back to seventh grade and travel foxes, or hate me because I say it like you wish you could say, here are the newest ADDITIONS to the FPL universe via the transfer deadline day…

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I personally think that Beck was a liar, and this is where it’s at.  The goods.  The realm of being for any fantasy footie team.  The differentials aren’t what they should be here, because we all are chasing that same dragon.  We all roster the same players because, well, I like to think that we are all geniuses.  We aren’t… but the way the game is constructed, the transfers limit us to simplicity one at a time or sometimes two.  So with that, this week’s fixture offers a ton of intriguing options for the front 7.  Minus the City/Arsenal game, which from a personal perspective, seems like a wash.  It really isn’t, but from the standpoint that the gusy owned are either owned all over and it helps everyone or they aren’t and it helps no one.  I actually read that in a fortune cookie yesterday, so I am regurgitating words of wisdom from a individually wrapped cookie.  Relate that into your work week and onto your fantasy team.  Only good can come of it I promise.  Well here’s the rankings for the scorers and facilitators of fantasy funk, the Middies and Striker portion of week 17 for the FPL…

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Usually these intro-things write themselves. Usually there’s a top performer from the week that calls for an intro to the review, a standout so to speak. BTW using so to speak at the end of sentences boosts your perceived intelligence by at least 15 IQ points, but no matter. You’re here to learn of the happenings in Matchday 12 of fantasy footie, and not about how to trick people into thinking you’re smart. Think of it as a two for one, you come here for the FPL gems, and leave with life lessons to boot. So really what changed here in week 12? To put it bluntly…..NOTHING. Chelsea still finds new and more baffling ways to lose, Jamie Vardy is a goal machine that could only be stopped by a team of aliens that practice witchcraft, and Jesse Lingard is a blossoming superstar of the highest degree. So maybe that last part is new and completely false, but I wanted to make sure you were still paying attention. So snap out of your coma, stop worrying about that growth behind your ear, and tune into some Fantasy Premier League goodness.

Here’s what I saw in Week 12…..

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Whether you’re on the other side of the earth or here at the top of Mount Vesuvius, it’s the time of the week that you’ve all been waiting for. Its the men who bulge the bag and make the  stadiums get loud. They’re the lads you use your transfers on, and they can make you look good or really bad. It’s the Forwards and Midfielder rankings for Week 12.

Well we’re on the cusp of another two weeks of misery as we’re relegated to watching International footie. Some may contend that they love to watch the Euro qualifiers etc, which is fine, but give me some club games any day of the week. Taking a look at matchday 12 there’s a whole lot of lopsided affairs with only the West Ham vs Everton contest and the North London derby generating any real buzz. Pffft we don’t care about quality of games though, we care about our boys racking up the points, boosting our team scores and gaining value. If lopsided affairs benefit me then I’m rooting for lopsided affairs. From a strategy standpoint the best part is the bevy of captainable options at your disposal.

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A Thursday stalwart, the rankings we all yearn for.  The guys who get the glory, the chicks, and all the transfer love weekly.  It’s the Midfielders and Forward rankings for week of the FPL.  Anyone who has dyslexia and read the previous sentence saw glory and chicks and instantly their minds went wild.  Most men can identify with the casting couch better than they can identify with their own.  We pay attention to detail when the detail is free.  So the match-ups this week are very, very juicy with multiple fixtures that lead me to believe that the scoring this week will be a smorgasbord of fantasy euphoric bliss.   The three matches you should key in on are Arsenal @ Swans, West Ham @ Watford and Norwich @ Man City, if you don’t own one, multiple or several multiples of the three teams that are favored to win then you better hop on the good foot and do the bad thing (or Good),  Here’s week 11’s top middies and strikers for the FPL.

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