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

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Rankings are fun to do in general.  Add in the flavor of this week’s fixtures and you have yourself some fantasy gumbo.  I get that the City/Chelsea fixture is the premium this week but don’t let that steer you clear of playing top options.  Yes, they will steal value from each other, but that is more from the defensive side of the ball.  It is full bore on the offensive end and that is where we invest our fantasy goodies.  we want goals and i think this slate will have plenty.  The Leicester/Bournemouth match will be fun to watch as both teams are taking on a mini Liverpool defensive minded approach and will have the way with each other.  So if you are waiting to make your transfers now that the UCL is over by all means use my rankings as a guide to FPL futility.  Enjoy the week and good luck.  Cheers!

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Away: Man City (6) – Home: Watford (0)

Man City is flying through the early portion of the prem – through 5 games, 16 goals scored and only 2 against (1 by Everton and 1 by Bournemouth). Aguero dominated the attack with a hat trick, Jesus netted a goal, Otamendi burried a header and Sterling scored on a late penalty. So many points to miss out on when you don’t have any of these players, which begs the question, why don’t we have any of these players? Clearly it’s time to reevaluate who you like the most between Jesus and Aguero, allocate funds and bring one of them – my advice would be to trust your gut and don’t ever look back, as they will both return points and hopping back and forth will make you lose out on consistent returns, which they will provide throughout the season as long as that attacking midfield and defense remain healthy.

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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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The long drawn out week is going to bring out the dreaded “R” word.  That word is: rotation… maybe.  With two teams playing three games in a weeks time and some playing two in 4 or 5, fitness is going to be tested this week as we steam towards the end of the Premier league season.  Trust me, I don’t want the rotation stuff to even be a remote possibility, but in some sense of reality, it is going to happen. With nagging injuries, formation switches, and the bottom teams fighting for relegation, it just seems way to obvious of a stitch that some strange names may rear their faces and ruin the fantasy party.  Writing the lede for the rankings is the hardest post, because it is all cut and dry stuff… look up a guy see where he is ranked.  So if you made it this far into the opening, good on ya.  If you skipped it, don’t really matter and don’t let me waste anymore of your time.  So without further adieu, here are the Week 35 FPL rankings.  Good luck on the DGW setup and with this week’s transfers.  Cheers!

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The double game week is here, and while some of the teams on the slate have pretty blah fixtures… (Cough, Crystal Palace, cough.) The others have optimal schedules to load up your teams for the DGW. Getting there doesn’t really require you to wild card per se, and I personally wouldn’t. The wildcard is for Week 35 and beyond when multiple options present themselves with better fixtures. That is neither here nor there, because tons have already wild carded and taken that off the table so let’s just concentrate on the here and now. I said Boro haul because while they are basically a recycling bin for fantasy relevance, they do hold some value this week because of the teams that they play. With games against Bournemouth and then home to Sunderland they face two teams that don’t have the best propensity for consistency. Having at least one Middlesbrough defender this week and possible more could be a great idea if you can get there with minimal point deductions. We all know the three teams that double, there is no secret solution to this. It is a guessing game for the week. Which is stretched out five days. So grab some DGW fellas and then have a gander below to see what else is going down in the world of transfers. Cheers!

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If you tuned in yesterday footie fans, I discussed the importance of a stout backbone in defense. Today it is all about the face men. They have stunning dispositions, a knack for saying the right thing at the right time when it comes to fantasy goodies, and are just downright sexier options than their defensive counterparts. I can’t make this stuff up. I mean, I could, but why would I wanna? I have at least three other things to do than tell you pork pies and a bunch of rubbish that has no relevance over FPL outputs. Plain and simple, these are the guys we rely on for goals and assists. Plain and simple. Sorry Mesut Ozil, your two whole assists are not enough to come to the picnic. Fun fact: there are 8 defenders that have the same amount (2) or more assists than the mid-9 priced Arsenal midfielder. Yet he is still owned in 9% of leagues, gotta love the zombie teams in the near over 4 million teams. So when zombies attack, you usually get red arrows because it is an off week from your decision making process for fantasy. So to avoid the apocalypse of the undead, here is the Week 14 FPl rankings for the Midfielders and Forwards. Good luck with transfers. Cheers!

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This is the first reminder that lineups lock on Friday.  So now that you have looked to make sure I am not tripping face and actually am spitting truth.   How did everyone do with their week one results?  I personally got a tiny bit screwed, but such is life.  This fantasy season is a marathon not a sprint.  So points to be made up every week.  It is way too early to panic and jump in and use your wildcard, I would much rather advise you to take a -4 this week and get the pieces in your line-up that you covet.  One thing to also remember is that since the season is still young the fixtures and the teams may not be the way we assume so be smart with your transfers and think longer term then just this week.  Here are the week 2 FPL rankings.

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With his price and the early over-reaction of most owners, Nathan Redmond is going to see his ownership spike (as it most certainly should).  He is playing an almost augmented striker role for the Saints, and it wasn’t just going to be a one time only thing.  His price is a fit under every budget at just six bucks, and he is almost certainly going to rise in price before the next set of fixtures.  For someone who was pumping him up all preseason and own him in multi-platforms, this is a good thing.  Sorry, I like to cheer for myself.  If you were an early Andre Ayew owner, cause there were at least 200,000 of you before he left with an injury on Monday, this is an easy downshift and a fantastic re-allotment of funds.  So with every normal transfer Tuesday, we look at some of the guys making news, making transfer trends, and some that are just catching my own personal eye.  Cheers!

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Last week’s ranks and this week’s are completely different animals. Last week was basically the entire evolution of an FPL species, this week is just one sub-genus of that animal. It will be broken into 38 parts, this being the first. Biology humor is only funny to about 8-10 people in the entire universe that this post reaches. So if it wasn’t your cup of tea, good I am not a science guy by nature. This week the rankings will be lumped into one segment, on a normal week it will be segmented into 2 parts keepers and defence and midfielders and forwards. Quick week, last minute team building stuff to formulate your final drafts. Which in all honesty, is about 25 for me. You will notice a lot of names missing because some guys are suspended, injured, or just don’t have enough sway for me to take notice in the abbreviated rankings. So limiting them to what the playable minimums are is probably best. Short and simple: we’ll put it to bed and take on Week 2 in due form. So cheers for the read, and spread the word as Razzball FC is in your cranium on a daily basis.

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