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 16 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
Start – Harry Maguire, Leicester – I am just wild about Harry, and Harry has no idea that I live in his kitchen cupboard. Got a clean last week with some BPS love. Has three decent fixtures upcoming before his sell date against United. Do yourself a favor get a Fox on defense.
Sit – Kieran Trippier, Spurs – Stoke is going to score and ruin your COYS day. Toby is the glue that holds the clean sheet ship together…much like Phil Jones with United.
Contrarian Play – Christian Kabasele, Watford – I think I wrote about him three times this week. Owned in 1% of leagues and may be the best athlete on defense for the Hornets. Schedule is cozy that you can invest long term. So go to Jared. Get the ring. Propose to a Watford lad.
Start –Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool – File this under the ‘no duh’ category. Still outside the top 20 most owned midfielders as we sit right now. Went of midweek, went off last week. Guy is streaky like windows wiped with vomit.
Sit – Christian Eriksen, Spurs – Too many factors for my hatred. Price, returns and that I don’t trust that he brings it every week offensively. Spurs will get some goals as Stoke is piss poor on the road in defense, but I think it goes to Son,Lamela, Alli and Sir Harry.
Punt Play – Riyad Mahrez, Leicester – Not a punt by name but by ownership he qualifies. Leicester is looking for a break out goal fest game and that won’t come unless he is involved. I like him for one and one this week. Now I just need a petition to lower his price by 1m.
Start –Salomon Rondon, West Brom – Re-released into the offensive fray after Pulis was shown the gate. Swansea are abysmal on defense anywhere, home is actually worse. Expect the big shouldered Venezuelan to take you down to the tall grass and let him do his stuff. FPL and Fleetwood mac go together who knew!
Sit – Callum Wilson, Bournemouth – Is there a bigger fraud in FPL right now as everyone and their sister brought him following the triple. Five total shots in last 200 plus minutes. Blah served cold with a side of blah.
Lucky Strike – Christian Benteke, Crystal Palace – Remember way back when in week one this guy was owned in over 10% of leagues. he is back, well sort of in a Palacey type way. had 4 shots last week and rounding into game shape again. Bournemouth is not the defensive stalwart that we think they are based on some of their ownership numbers.