Hooray for the international break to be over so we can get back to brass tax.  I actually just googled the meaning of brass tax and it is just that a tax on brass….who knew.  Well with the week or weeks, if you live in a cave and your only calendar is a rock that you move from here to yonder, the games are actually back.  The highlight of everyone’s life, mine,  your’s, Ralph’s, that guy you buy gum from at the newsstand before the train are all looking forward to  the midfielder/forward rankings for this week.  So guess what it’s the Week 5 midfielder and forward rankings for FPL.  Cheers!



  1. Riyad Mahrez, Leicester £6.1 (vs. Aston Villa)
  2. Eden Hazard, Chelsea £11.4 (@Everton)
  3. David Silva, Man City £10.2 (@Crystal Palace)
  4. Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal £11.0 (vs. Stoke)
  5. Yaya Toure, Man City £8.9 (@Crystal Palace)
  6. Pedro, Chelsea £9.5 (@Everton)
  7. Andre Ayew, Swansea £7.2 (@Watford)
  8. Nacer Chadli, Spurs £7.0 (@Sunderland)
  9. Raheem Sterling, Man City £8.9 (@Crystal Palace)
  10. Dimitri Payet, West Ham £7.6 (vs. Newcastle)
  11. Dusan Tadic, Southampton £6.9 (@West Brom)
  12. Nathan Redmond, Norwich £5.6 (vs. Bournemouth)
  13. Juan Mata, Man United £8.5 (vs. Liverpool)
  14. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsenal £5.8 (vs. Stoke)
  15. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Swansea £7.4 (@Watford)
  16. Memphis Depay, Man United £8.5 (vs. Liverpool)
  17. Ross Barkley, Everton £6.7 (vs. Chelsea)
  18. Marc Albrighton, Leicester £5.2 (vs. Aston Villa)
  19. Jeremain Lens, Sunderland £6.5 (vs. Spurs)
  20. Jason Puncheon, Crystal Palace £6.0 (vs. Man City)
  • The Mahrez train keeps chugging and it won’t stop for a bit. With favorable fixture this week and next the Foxes should roll to fantasy glory.  Because no one really cares if they win or lose.
  • The Chelsea/Everton fixture featured 9 goals last time out, and if you listened to me Chelsea players were a hold til the break was over.  Well guess what it’s over.
  • I love teams that basically have one usable option for fantasy.  Lens from Sunderland and Redmond are two prime examples this week.


  1. Bafetimbi Gomis, Swansea £7.4 (@Watford)
  2. Sergio Aguero, Man City £13.2 (@Crystal Palace)
  3. Diego Costa, Chelsea £ (@Everton)
  4. Callum Wilson, Bournemouth £5.7 (@Norwich)
  5. Olivier Giroud, Arsenal £9.0 (vs. Stoke)
  6. Jamie Vardy, Leicester £6.1 (vs. Aston Villa)
  7. Graziano Pelle, Southampton £8.0 (@West Brom)
  8. Christian Benteke, Liverpool £8.5 (@Man United)
  9. Salomon Rondon, West Brom £7.0 (vs. Southampton)
  10. Diafra Sakho, West Ham £6.5 (vs. Newcastle)
  11. Romelu Lukaku, Everton £8.2 (vs. Chelsea)
  12. Wayne Rooney, Man United £10.4 (vs. Liverpool)
  13. Harry Kane, Spurs £9.4 (@Sunderland)
  14. Troy Deeney, Watford £5.4 (vs. Swansea)
  15. Dieumerci Mbokani, Norwich £6.0 (vs. Bournemouth)
  • Gomis for the dollar is the best value this week as the Swans have fairly favorable match-ups til week 11.
  • This may be the week Harry Kane does something, or maybe it won’t.  I see him scoring but he won’t be owned enough anywhere for it to matter.
  • Mbokani could emerge as a nice little sleeper for a team that has zero viable fantasy striker options on a team that implores a lone forward approach.  You have been given notice.


  1. EnglishMetsFan says:

    Silva is OUT for the week. Panic stations everyone…

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:

      @EnglishMetsFan: EVERYBODY Panic!!!!…nah it’s an easy play which goes Silva<Yaya or Silva<Sanchez granted you have some bank

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