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!
I wanted to pause a day and reflect on the past week and the UCL games that were played on Tuesday, to at least get halfthe goods on FPL teams and it's players.  I am glad I waited, because I changed the focus of my opening paragraph from The Dukes of Hazard to Ilkay Gundogan.  A wise and more cost-friendly move for the FPL universe.  While bringing in Hazard is probably the mainstream move. it doesn't parlay into what the hidden gems and bargain-bin discounts of the Transfer post is all about.  So by waiting the day, we got to see another example of the blossom that is Gundogan, netting 2 goals today in City's defeat of Barca.  At his current price of 5.5 and improved form and contribution to the City build-up, he is now in the category of Etienne CapWho?  Yeah, exactly. He shouldn't be rostered anymore, and funds should be shifted anymore, or anyone else in that comparative 5.5 and down price point, minus Joe Allen.  So if you don't or haven't even looked at Ilkay this week and are considering a bolder named move, by all means be my guest.  I myself am flying on the low-end theory and taking a ride on the Gundo train.  They have Middlesbrough, Palace and Burnley in the next three.  Yeah, looks like the post Halloween candy sale at the Walgreen's with some fantasy flair.  So here are the other ideas this week for transfers or baking recipes, good luck. Cheers!
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).
Typing the lede into any story is always the hardest. I mean, I wanna sound interesting but not cliche. Cheeky but not corny, and just witty enough to gain your trust. Listen, if I haven't gained, earned, or warranted your trust after basically ten years in this game, then someone needs to tell me. I mean seriously, an intervention of fantasy proportions is definitely way overdue. So with all that cheeky, witty and interesting stuff out of the way, what else needs to be said besides this weeks rankings? Week 10 rankings for the FPL are here. Enjoy the reads, ranks and wits of wisdom my friends. Good luck in your transfers and thanks for the read. Cheers!
Double digits already, holy hell. Time flies when you have imaginary friends who you try and steer down the path of fantasy enlightenment. The only thing I like about it being Week 10 already is that it's only got 28 weeks to go. But seriously, the things I really like about it is we are starting to see the burn and flash points of building an admirable FPL team. We are seeing who plays well with each other on their weekend play dates, and who has the look of fantasy pretenders. What I mean there is, that no one is trusting anyone from Hull or even Sunderland at this point and obviously feel comfortable enough to admit it to their friends. Well, the Transfer Tuesday post is all about making you comfy in your own skin and show off the fat girl, scooter or whatever your personal catching point for social awkwardness may be. So get comfy as your ole pal Smokey takes you down the relaxing aisle of FPL start of the week goodness. It's transfer Tuesday, jump up and yell like Ric Flair at random strangers, WOOOOOOOO. Cheers!
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 9 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).
The fantasy world revolves around rankings, well... rankings and cookies. Because I can't make any smart rankings decisions without some sort of cookie in my hand. So try that sometime, put a cookie in one hand, cram all the FPL knowledge into your brain and then type with one hand while eating said cookie. Not so easy. Delicious, but not so easy. The past week was led to the foray by a bunch of unknowns, under-owned or surprise type fantasy plays. The Joe Allem's and Junior Stanislas' of the world is who I am referring, so if you were trapped in a cave that catches you up for Week 8, but now we are in Week 9. The week of the striker! Because every good fantasy team or real life team needs a great number nice, so this week and all the content that goes along with it are no different. The fixtures are there, a busy Saturday slate and a star studded Sunday highlight this week. So here are the Week 9 fantasy premier league rankings. Happy transferring an Cheers!
Not since the four horsemen of the apocalypse has the FPL universe been so turned upside down by a group since last week. The names aren't as owned as they should be.  The names aren't as popular as they should be either... But that will all end this week as their ownership is about to spike for all three.  Since I covered Junior and the Welsh Pirlo recently, I will focus on the Arsenal middie Theo Walcott.  His goal total and minutes over the last three seasons prior have not warranted anything special from a fantasy-usefulness perspective.  Last year's 5 goals/3 assists in 1300 minutes played was good for a mere 85 points.  The year before that, 5 goals, 1 assist in 447 minutes good for 51.  The year before that? 5 goals, 5 assists in 860 minutes for a paltry 72 points.  The point I am getting at is the year before those is when he exploded for 14 goals, 13 assists, and a massive total of 194 points and a top-8 finish in the position that year.  He is on pace for roughly 20 goals and 10 assistsm which would push him into the elite performers of all time in the FPL.  I will even be so bold that for the bang for the buck, his current ownership and potential what the Gunners could score this year and his involvement he is arguably the most valuable Arsenal midfielder.  Take the 3 million in saving from Alexis and put that at a Forward spot and what do you get.  Roster diversity and huge differential play owned in less than half of what the roster stalwart in Sanchez.  So ponder that awhile and get back to me, in the mean time let's look at some other roster moves and transfers for Week 8,  Cheers!
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 8 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).
Was it just me, or was that international house of breaks really long?  For the avid fan it seemed like forever for the contrarian, I mean, who could care less about things footie, you probably aren't reading this anyways. So nanny, nanny poo-poo.  So welcome back my friends and fellow followers of not only Razzball, but the FPL.  This week's fixtures are an interesting bruit of the good versus bad, the semi-decent with the semi-decent, and then Sunderland and Stoke.  The Sunderland/Stoke fixture is an interesting one because I can't think of one player I need to roster on any of the squads, which is weird, but pretty telling of how bad both teams have been defensively and offensively this year.  As always, the rankings are for this week only and factor in form, competition, and of course my own personal opinion.  Which is really the most important factor of them all.  So good luck on the transfers this week and hope the points are bountiful.  Cheers!