Short week means a robust, yet fast approach to FPL week 26. Condensed into two days, we give you all the same content, just at the expense of sleep and in all actuality some news that is ahead for the next game week of 26. With Riyad still MIA and the United and Chelsea attack's stalling last week it should be an interesting week of gambling from a transfer perspective. Teams like Stoke and Bournemouth have decent upcoming fixtures and are the source of some really cheap and affordable differential type players. Don't forget about the looming blank, and double game weeks that are on the horizon. If you have transfers that will help you now and later than look at the blank percentages for those upcoming weeks and invest wisely in those. The blanks and DGW are where we all make up differences in mini leagues if you are into that type of thing... you know actually competing. I am not one to really talk in that department as I continue to guess wrong on my transfers, but steer everyone who asks in the right. Cie la vie. Still having a blast reporting everything possible FPl for the Razzball universe. Good luck on the transfers and think for yourself not with the masses. 13 weeks too!
Everyone has done it, whether by yourself or with your lass, window shopping looks more fun than it actually is. Until those new shopping items start giving returns on your FPL investment. With the transfer window now shut, we have an array of new items to lay our filthy little paws on on this quick turn around of a week. Week 25 just ended and week 26 is in two days. Hurry, hurry, hurry! Grab your coupons and your affinity for the new shiny objects. With only two days in between shopping days for the next game week, the new toys will be front and center, and some more than others. While I can sit here and tell you to resist temptation and avoid the lemming approach to transferring in/outs. It is after all your team and you can do with as you please. So with the window shut and 13 weeks to go in the season we get down to the brass tax of what we see is what we get as far as player universe stands. Week 26 transfer ideas are here and they feature a lot of the newer names on the transfer market because that is what is firmly on the tip of everyone's mind. Happy transferring and 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’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 25 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
I wish there were no FA Cup games this week. It would make rankings so much easier and cut and dry. But no! They had to exist on top of the swamp donkey Cup and push everything off by two days. Rankings alone are hard enough. Now mix in another game of fixtures, wrapped in a rotational brioche bun. Also, there are major implications happening with the transfer window and the additions and subtractions that are sending ripple like affects through the FPL universe. I don't sound too bitter though, so there is at least that. None the less we soldier on and bring to you the second part of this week's rankings in the Middies and Forwards. the stud muffins of the ball. The guys who have to give the chicks away because they score all the goals and make the music in the FPL world. I am partially kidding because half of them prolly can't play an instrument. so less rambling, more rankings. Week 25's sexy front 7's are right after the bumb. Good luck with transfers and enjoy watching the FA Cup. Cheers!
Another week, another top 6 battle of dueling defenses. I hate it because the ownability of the Spurs and United players litter the FPL universe. No, you probably can't sit them if you are rostering them, but you could brace yourself for a limited point return. As well as a smaller percentage of a return for a CS. Lots of mid to lower tabled teams face off against each other and I can see this as a week for teams to sure up their secondary and tertiary defenders. Look at Leicester's pieces. Look at Newcastle. Look at Stoke. A few others plus those three have intrinsic value this week and for the next handful of fixtures. The prices on their most ownable commodities are basically minimal, but so is the expectations of fixture returns. They aren't startable every week over the top 4-5 defensive teams but good to have in a pinch when roster's start to blank, double and tougher clubs face off against each other. So without much further hoopla here are the rankings for Keepers and Defenders for the FPL week of 25. Cheers!
A longer week breeds boredom. Well boredom for some, being overly aggressive in transfer activity for others. With the Carabao cup semi-finals now concluded we head into a FA Cup filled weekend. Which should mean for the common folk that we should relax the transfer fingers and worry about injury concerns and injuries that have already occurred. Gone are Marko, Willian and Lanzini, making a dent in the moderately priced midfielder market when it looked so comfy and stout. For the 90 plus thousand that have transfered in Willian to date..sorry lads/lasses. Injuries happen, hell even with the transfer window still open the flux of starting XI is still happening. Lower level clubs making lower level moves to stay adrift in the top league. Some have value, some have better value now that they are actually going to be getting playing time. With the window still ajar and some big names still on the rumor treadmill, hold fast. Especially in draft formats as those coveted waiver priorities will rear their dominant heads if big names come FPL bound. So with a weekend of cup fixtures and transfer excitement why not get fome FPL transfer love on a thursday. Happy transferring. 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’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 24 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
This week's fixtures have all the makings for one of two things. It is either going to be an offensive juggernaut that produces lots of goal from all the usual suspects and teams. Or it is a huge trap week and Liverpool and City all shat the bed and leave us holding our heads in despair. Either way it will cause a panic at not only the disco, but through the transfer adds/drops for week 25. My advice to that is, screw week 25. We still have this week to play before we get all crazy britches about speculation of next week. the only thing you should be looking forward to schedule wise is the DGW, blank weeks and who will or won't. So until than let us gaze upon the beautiful fixtures that are here now. It almost appears that the top 6 teams are all playing the bottom six teams and all the middle teams are playing each other. It is a bizarre state of scheduling that from my expert lifeguard chair is going to be another fabulous week of fantasy output for all. So here's to you, your team and fingers-crossed for a bountiful week. Week 24 rankings for middies and forwards is right after the bump. Cheers!
As good as the offensive big wigs look this week, and we will get to them tomorrow. The stoutest of the stout, the purveyors of the clean, the dukes of denial are looking very good this week. As I stated yesterday the cream is definitely separating themselves from the rest of the field and that doesn't change on the defensive end of the ball either. With great match-ups on paper for the better defensive teams, like City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and United the rankings this week will be littered with the likes of those teams integral players. Better teams better chances for CS results as a probability scale dictates usually. Don't get me wrong gambling is good when you don't have the funds to be a defensive laden team with assets from the top 6 team all at your disposal. This unfortunately isn't the case in salary capped leagues where funds become limited, so i will mix in some of my favorite low investment players into the rankings here and there, but for the most part it takes money to earn the CS points this week. Here are the week 24 FPL keeps and defender rankings. Good luck and Cheers!
A good exercise with 15 weeks remaining is to look at the top five players at each position and the disparity between the tippy top, to the lonely old soul in 5th overall spot in points for the position. I say to "do this" because it shows the transparency between the best to the 5th best and how much further ahead they are by leaps and bounds. Let's start in the net, David de Gea is distancing himself easily from the field of keepers with 121 points, 29 more than the 5th most pointed Lukasz Fabianski. Now on paper, they are miles apart in talent, but in points per million they are closer than they appear (20.5 for DDG and 20 exactly for Fabi). Important, but not always because of the ability to transfer in and out at will if you want. Moving onto defense, Marcos Alonso has 131 points compared to hector Bellerin on 93. Points per million is 17.9 for Alonso, and 15.25 for Hector. Also a factor to remember is that these figures fluctuate based on players value, and buy in value point so keep that in mind to. My favorite discrepancy position in the FPL is middies. Mo Salah has 179 points while 5th place Christian Eriksen has a meesily 124, freaking pauper. Salah's PPM is 17.72, while Eriksen is 13.3. Salah is also the highest rising priced player from the start of the season, rising 1.1 to date. Lastly is the forward spot where Harry Kane leads the line with 147, and Jamie Vardy hasn't eclipsed the century mark in 5th at 99. PPM is 11.3 to 11.6, surprising, but on a dollar to dollar basis Vardy is the dude slightly. Now this isn't an exercise with exactness do to buying in and transferring out properties that exist with each player. just some handy info to sway your head as you head into the transfer ideas part of your week. Week 24 FPL transfers are here, just like the cabs on Jersey Shore. Cheers!