New season, same ole Smokey goodness. 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 2 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)

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Both the start to the Prem and the first game week of the FPL season are an occasion perfectly constructed for both endless optimism and gut wrenching nerves. The constant tinkering prior to the season’s beginning seems tireless and never-ending, and does not satisfy nor provide resounding confidence in predicting what has yet to come in the upcoming 38 weeks. Please, blog, may I have some more?

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The week one flow needs to chill a day.  Hence why we are here on a glorious Tuesday talking about the beautiful, official games.  Sitting a day and reading the news and injury reports… and maybe watch as many of the games as possible is the key.  Don’t look at what just happened and chase points.  Yes, there are some guys that you should add immediately.  That impulse is the reason you should chill.  We just saw what they did, are they going to give the same double-digit return that they just did?  Will all the forwards from last week not score more than 8 points?  The answer to both of those questions is a resounding no.  But that doesn’t mean you should make snap decisions and go to an all out defense and punt on the guys up top.  Yes, the value for defenders per point return is almost 25% better than the priciest forwards but the CS is a tempestuous beast that lures you in with chocolates and roses, then stands you up on Valentine’s day.  Stay the course, as we are literally 2.5% of the way into the season .  If you are trailing already, good, you probably should be.  Not every decision everyone makes will be prosperous every week.  So if you are need of a change for price rise reasons, by all means act on it.  If you aren’t we still have a international break in three weeks and banking the transfer to give yourself another week of +fixtures and stats could lead you to a better idea for a mini wildcard in a few weeks.  Patience wins the race, but don’t miss the obvious.  Here are some of my own transfer ideas and views from what I noticed over the weekend.  Cheers!

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The key to building a stout fantasy squad to start the year is making the correct decisions when it comes to players on the come up at a bargain.  Yes, capitalizing on other factors matter; schedule, form and even ownership percentages. But the one thing that is similar to everyone’s team from now until after the first week?  We all start with £100.  So finding the right 4.0 defender, 5.5 midfielder and 7.0 striker is clutch in the world of wanting all the shiniest toys.  I.E the Salah’s, the Aguero’s and the Aubameyang’s.  All big priced commodities that takes some tinkering to get all three in… and you have to cut corners.   So cutting corners we will.  Here is a look at my 7.0 and under forwards and what I could see them producing this year (as 7 millions seems to be a popular price point for value at the striker position).  Lots of names and popular options.  So which one will you choose, and is only one the right answer?

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Unfortunately friends the FPl season has to end.  Even more unfortunate is that crap-fest of a DGW that we just witnessed.  If anything maybe it is a learning lesson for future doubles to come next year.  Leaving your chips on the table til the end make them go stale.  None the less we come down to the last week of games.  i am kinda sad.  What will I do with the countless hours of content typing time that I give on a weekly basis.  Oh, I know.  Jump on over to Fantasy Baseball where I do two posts a week covering saves and steals.  Not into baseball, well come on in and tell me how much you miss me on the FPL side.  It may sound cliche, and probably falling on deaf ears slightly after the output we just received last week, but empting the barrell for the week 38 fixtures and taking a minus or three isn’t a bad way to go down in a blaze of glory.  Only bad thing is that will be the team you stare at through the World Cup and into the start of next year.  Giving you a reminder of the craptastic voyage we all took together on this 7 month journey.  Here is the last transfer helper of the year as week 38 is upon.  Cheers!

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Pull up a stool, first round is on me.  Welp folks go to the chicken coop, grab all the eggs and throw them in the week 26 DGW basket,  Chasing, points, leading or just having a snare of a season, it all shouldn’t matter.  This is the funnest time of the year.  everyone scrambling around to get as many viable double asset players as possible into their rosters.  You should be no different. The point hits are out the window for the chipless folks.  Get the triple captain or BB fired up.  I kinda feel like Vince Lombardi right now trying to motivate the troops for fantasy battle.  If you googled fantasy battle and were looking for the Dungeons and Dragons fantasy advice column, thanks for stopping by.  With tons of teams playing a double this week and all of them with awesome differentials and price dumps building a roster this week via either a points hit or chip is going to be a fun ordeal. So do your research, play the price changes game and strap on.  It is going to be a fun ride for the next 10 days of build up and than games.  Here are the transfer ideas for DGW 36.  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 36 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)

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Week 36 comes rolling in the fantasy door like a kitten with soundproof shoes on.  Seriously it is so quiet in here and the noise is all surrounding the 2 goals that were conceded in another tournament that really don’t matter until Liverpool give up 3 more.  Run-on sentences are fun, especially when the point you wanna prove falls on deaf ‘Pudlian ears.  So moving on in the museum tour of rankings for the FPL week 36.  This is a severe set-up week, almost like an awful blind date setup by someone who doesn’t really know your personality.  You appreciate the fixtures but don’t really ever plan to call or text or use this people again because you are dating twins next week.  Twins!  And not of the Minnesota variety.  I always forget that not all the baseball jokes transfer correctly, but if you are into that sorta thing click on the baseball thing on monday’s and Friday’s as I continue my journey to the middle of popularity there.   So transfer wisely this week, only bring in players that have a double next week.  I mean it don’t be stupid.  Cheers!

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As a Blues fan it pains me to type in a sentence that I am waiting for the Pudlians to determine the fantasy forecast of the FPL universe for the upcoming week 36.  But alas here we are 5-2 later.  Wondering is that enough for the commitment level needed to buy into a Liverpool side this week, or is it not enough to rest on your laurels and say I am rolling with the Joneses’ of the fantasy world and standing pat.  I wish I was more of a devout mind and had a simple answer to that question.  You are damned if you do and damned if you don’t.  the ownership and ownership levels on the Salah’s. Mane’s and insert third name Liverpool player are astronomical right now.  especially if you are chasing points.  but is the chase the thing that may help you in your endeavors.  I think it just may.  It brings into play what5 we touched a few weeks ago is the games remaining more valuable for less games given the known returns or gambling on he bonus games to be played at the questionable return.  Questions as long as the day is long my friends.  Many a fantasy pundit will climb the tree of knowledge saying they have the best umbrella for a rainy day, bit I am here to tell you taht they are simply guessing. And guessing is sometimes a legitimate FPL strategy.  so before you start to guess, let’s get some logic in your noggin head into the pivotal week 36 no blank/no double fixture week.  Transfer insight upcoming, strap up.  Cheers!

Please, blog, may I have some more?

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

Please, blog, may I have some more?
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