Diana Ross and The Supremes: The top and most supreme picks, easily gonna be one of Mo Salah or Kane. Flip a damn coin, I don't know. Watford have given up mad goals all season and only had 2 cleans at home - versus Stoke and West Ham - whereas Brighton have kept one clean at home all season, and that was versus Newcastle. I personally will be going Salah. I'm done questioning him, and I think his form is too tremendous to ignore - 2 goals in 23 minutes last week, he's now "rested" and honestly I wouldn't be surprised one bit if he does not play a full 90 versus the Seagulls. Liverpool have a big Champions League match versus Spartak Moscow 3 days later at Anfield. Good news is that it's at home, so he and the rest of the team will be fully prepared for their midweek clash. But got damn, if he just plays 60 minutes he's gonna get returns. Dude's hungry, dale comida mi pueblo!
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 14, and we have one hell of a first fixture, a legendary midweek derby!
Happy Thanksgiving and all that jazz! This writer is very thankful that 'Merican Football had it's time in the sun yesterday (or rain/sleet/snow if you don't live on the West Coast like me) and now we can get back to the good stuff, PREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEM FOOOTIE! WOOOOOO! The fixture feast is upon us, we will try our best to provide you with excellent recommendations as we dash through 3 FPL game weeks in 1 Gregorian calendar week. Breath easy, don't stress, and just remember that even your worst point total in this stretch will be gone and in the rearview mirror in the blink of an eye.
Sorry for the late post today, I've been combatting the interwebz quite delicately since Friday night and as a result missed almost every Prem game this weekend (hurray for replays!)
As much as some fantasy premier league managers complain about how the game has changed season to season, one truth has remained steadfast: the right captain pick will one hundred percent make or break your gameweek score. My own personal record of picking correctly has been pretty piss-poor in 2017, but I keep reminding myself that you have to play the best choice with the information at hand and not beat yourself up too much for getting it wrong. I'm hoping to improve and see green arrows again, and if not, then I will ask for support from this week's theme and everyone's favorite household object, whiskey! Best of luck!
When the top three scoring forwards for a gameweek are a combined £16.4m in value and put up 25 total points, well then we gotta reevaluate how we are structuring our teams. Clearly goals are coming from more diverse sources, but the likelihood of picking the right one in any given week remains a difficult proposition. Pick your favorite color and run with it, I don't know - the point is to strengthen your team elsewhere if you are like me and are in shambles in the back and the midfield.
In now over a decade of competing a ton of different fantasy sports, the dubious task of ranking a bunch of dudes chasing after a ball/puck for the sheer shake of scoring points has never rested on my shoulders. This week, I'm gonna try my best to step up and tell you which players are gonna shit on the competition and give you the big returns that fuel your green arrows of eternal joy. This is not about value, but who will get you points this gameweek. I seriously have no idea how this is done, but I'll be using a mixture of form, fixtures and gut feel - for the record, I have a case of the bubbleguts right now as I write this, so that's probably the X factor in all of this. TMI? Nah, just tryna be transparent, yo!
For those of you affected by the late scratches of Kane and Coutinho (or any other player I'm unaware of getting scratched), I feel for you. The good news was that we didn't have a moronic Friday fixture to make things go completely nuts, and there was time to take a hit or two if needed. While I wish the hits I took were that sweet cess, these hits are at times necessary and are less painful when everyone's taking a hit at the same time. It's like a second-hand cloud of negative points toward everyone's season total. This week was low-scoring overall, with the average being just 46 points. Keep that in mind as you see some red arrows, that they might have been just a point or two away from being a green arrow. Hopefully these red arrows come with the caveat of having made your team deeper (to prevent last-minute benchings/injuries from giving you a zero) or helped you shift around your funds in a more logical manner.
- Note: please feel free to provide me with any suggestions on this article. Readers, however many you are, let me know if you want to see anything done with it.
GW 9 Highest Scoring Forwards
|Player||Goals||Assists||Bonus Points, Cards, PK, CS||Total Score (Week/Season)|
|Kane, TOT||2||1||3 BP||16/63|
|Murray, BHA||2||–||3 BP, 1 CS||13/20|
|Batshuayi, CHE||2||–||3 BP||12/15|
|Depoitre, HUD||1||–||3 BP, 1 CS||9/25|
|Okazaki, LEI||1||1||3 BP||9/31|
|Aguero, MCI||1||–||1 BP, 1 CS||7/59|
|Rashford, MUN||1||–||2 BP, 1 YC||7/41|
|Diouf, STK||1||–||1 BP||7/38|
- Kane scoring goals at home now? Wooooooooooooooooo! He's going to finish as the top goal scorer, again. Yes, that means you should have him on your side.
- Bill Murray gets on the board in his first premier appearance of the season.
Hey campers, I've decided to change the format this week because I'm not sure how informative any of my past takes have truly been. While the tables below are literally just the top scoring players by position per last round, I feel like giving it a try. The MF list this week was pretty long, so I've left out players that didn't score above 3 points (90 min + 1 CS for those of you scoring at home). It may not be waxing prose, but who scored the points is as relevant as it gets to our lovely pocket of the football universe, since the currency we deal in is indeed FPL points and not effort points or gold stars.