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

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Everyone is always looking for the long term solution, and making transfers for the her and now and future is always the way to go.  Until now.  With one week of fixtures than a week off, you need to worry about the here and forget about the then.  After the week off the DGW and blank game weeks will be more blatantly obvious and you can attack them accordingly.  So until the end of February you shouldn’t have to worry about anything but the rest of the year set-up.  Whether that be using chips here, there and everywhere or making smart transfers to alleviate the hits that you may need to take to have a fully functional lineup to attack weeks 28-31. Lots of questions abound for this one week, Kane or not kane?  Alonso is not a sure thing for the next week and when if any trust do we place in Arsenal moving forward.  all vital questions that face this week and future fixtures and FPl gameplay.  So with all the news swirling around in your head let’s take a look at the immediate impact transfer moves that you should be making now and worry about week 28 when the break is over.  Cheers!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.  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.)

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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!

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are more of the subtle yet deadly variety.  Why?  Because of the elite fixture that lies ahead this weekend between Liverpool and City.  It is tough to have tons of faith in two teams that are both FPL stalwarts like they are.  They basically neutralize each other on both ends of the pitch.  Liverpool has the best home defense is the league, and City just score anywhere.  City are a top 5 defensive team on the road and Liverpool score more at home.  It is like one hand washing the other this week.  All are still startable options this week as the money, ownership and transfer fees associated with making a one week move based on match-up just doesn’t make too much sense to this guy.  So be heady this week, don’t compound the DGW fiasco from last game week and make it worse and bury yourself further down the well.  So happy transferring this week and enjoy the next two weeks of transfer rumors.  Here are the week 23 rankings for the FPL. Cheers!

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All the news is centered on one team right now…  whether for the FPL good or the FPL bad.  Addition by subtraction type stuff. Let us first start with the addition of Virgil van Dijk, the phenomenal chimney sweep of a defender.  Looking at the transfer market currently for defenders you have Alonso, Jones, and VVD as the top three additions into the FPL defensive fray.  Alonso, I can understand.  Phil Jones is the luck dragon from Neverending Story, and United is fresh of two cleanies and has 4-out-of-5 winnable matches upcoming.  Now VVd, Liverpool play City this week, which is god awful for a defensive CS wish.  Yes, it is at home where Liverpool is one of the better home defensive squads, but still, this ain’t an ordinary attack here they are facing.  By name value alone I get that the people are falling in love with Virgil.  I mean he is sexy as all get out and moves to a better team with hopes and aspirations of defensive prosperity.  I wonder if we all took a poll on how many Liverpool supporters play this glorious game, if they would outnumber the other clubs handily?  My guess is yes, yes it would.  So with New Jersey and name recognition comes a new FPL romance this week as Virgil tries to hit a homer and gain you some fantasy glory.  Let’s see what else is shakin’ in the transfer tree this week.  Good luck on your transfer decisions, 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.  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 21 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)

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