Thank the goodness of all that is holy.  We have a full week, and guess what?  The DGW fixtures have been released.  This doesn’t affect the rankings for Week 31.  It does make you transfer differently however, unless you still have your wildcard in your pocket, then it really only matters for planning for the second double.  Planning ahead is all the roar amongst millennials now.  As is wearing pants below the normal socially allowable height and driving on the whole.  Don’t know which is worse and more offensive to my eyes.  We all have our demons though, and mine currently is ranking the keepers and defenders for this upcoming week.  In 24 hours, it will then change form and move up the pitch to be completely consumed with the middies and strikers.  But for now, let’s just stay on course and figure out who ranks where in the eternal struggle for CS goodness.  So enjoy the finally expanded, after it seemed like forever with limited options, keepers and defense rankings for Week 31 of the FPL.  Cheers!

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So with all the blanks (minus Man United/West Ham in Week 35) over with, we can start the journey to building a sustainable roster for the double weeks.  Which we still don’t have an exact determination of who will play whom and when.  Shakes fist at the schedule makers!  Add in the fact that this week is a busy week for European football and the transfer ideas get lessened until we hear and see the injury and lineups throughout the week…  Nonetheless, I am happy to be returning to a full slate of games and opening up the playing field to a vast array of players instead of limited options from just three teams.  Only problem I see this week is the teams that you should be maxing out, Spurs and Leicester, have decent options, but you are already at the limit for rostered players for those teams.  Kinda stinks and is really unfair because I for one am itching for some new names on my teams, but if they keep producing, I am going to be tight lipped and shut up though.  So most people should only have one transfer at their disposal this week, as there was a huge scramble to just get a usable team.  Transfer wisely with that singular one, oh, and guess what?  I have some ideas to bring in for your team for this week.  It’s transfer Tuesday, Razzball style.

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

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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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Here is the synopsis for this week’s transfer ideas… First, look at your team, do you have 11 starting and playable options? If yes, skip the next three sentences and go get me a donut.  If no, go make a transfer or two, or three.  Anything more than two, you have to use your wildcard.  This late in the season, taking minus eight points is a stub on your toe in the dark after a night of drinking type-moment.  For those that skipped, welcome back.  This week is simple, you need only one extra body on the bench this week, ONLY ONE.  The rest can sit and rot in all their blanking greatness.  No need to transfer out the stars: Barkley, Payet, Firmino, Lukaku if you own only two of them.  Sit there and watch them get zeroes. In four weeks when they or all have double-game weeks, you will be two players closer to having a formidable team. As a reminder, there are only 12 teams playing this week.  So for those in need of transfer ideas, targets, or are just around because you enjoy my writing, here are the transfer targets for the week of the blank… number 30.

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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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Abbreviated schedules leads to a short week, which leads to less time for all my nine children.  No worries though, as I don’t actually think fish qualify as children, just don’t tell the IRS.  This week has all the teams in action and none to soon.  Last week was a rough scramble with just four teams on the blank.  This week, transfer-wise, is all about setting yourself up for Week 30 and the future of the double game weeks.  First things first though, there are games to be played today and the rankings are here for you to do some last minute ins and outs and buys and sells.  Short weeks are fun, it just pains my liver more because it goes from early morning beers on Saturday and Sunday to midday beers on Tuesday and Wednesday.  That is why the best way to describe Fantasy Footie is tasty, served in a glass and multiple times during the day.  So go get a brew, a comfy chair or porcelain throne and enjoy the rankings for Week 28 of the FPL.  Cheers!

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Listen, I get the whole… “ooooh my neighbors just got a new kitten phenomenon” that’s going on in the city of Manchester.  I guarantee by this time tomorrow he is old news and they are onto the sanitation strike, or the problem with the drinking water.  But in all seriousness, Marcus Rashford has burst on the scene so well that I was looking for the saloon style doors to swing open and smack people in the fantasy roster.  The fact that there is a huge “daddy wants” factor with an affordable price tag of the opening price for strikers of £4.5, but please… is now the time to risk it all on a teenager?  If this was Vegas and you were at the Peppermint Rhino and an 18 year old caught your eye, would you risk the wife, kids, house on it?  Okay, bad example.  You get the gist of what I am trying to parlay it here though I hope. He is the bee’s pajamas right now, and everyone is sucking at the fantasy teet of what he could do and the differential that he could offer.  My best piece of expert fantasy advice is if the top-500 teams start gambling like this, they will not be in the top-500 for very long.  Okay, diatribe over.  We all admire the new shiny goal scoring penny that us staring us in the face, but you get to the finish line with proven commodities. So with all the rash ideas and such tumbling around, why not stick around for some other transfer ideas for Week 28 of the FPL?  Remember to keep building up that roster for the major blank in Week 30.  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 27 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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