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

Defense:

StartDaryl Janmaat, Watford – Goal last week and the Terriers on the slate.  Sounds like he is about to open a wide-side defenders dog walking clean sheet clinic for the slight price of 4.8 per fixture.

SitNicolas Otamendi, Man City – The last 10 games this Spurs/City match has occurred it has yielded an average of 3.4 goals per match and only 3 possible outcomes of a clean sheet.  Has been lucking into some offensive fortuitousness.  that luck should halt this week.

Contrarian PlayArthur Masuaku, West Ham – Two straight cleans with him playing out of position makes me awfully randy.  Playing under Moyes and realizing that I am not his type makes me go to my room early without supper and listen to my Monkees recoeds.

Midfielder:

StartRiyad Mahrez, Leicester – Screw the whole analogy that you can’t chase points.  32 in last 4 is quality over stupidity my friends.  he looks like he did two years ago.  free flowing and very dangerous in space right now.  If there is one thing that Palace is good at it is giving up space through the middle.

SitRicharlison, Watford – Another injury worry that may come too soon to play.  One assist to speak of in last 5 and Watford has been giving up more goals than issuing them lately.  Not a good formula for success.

Punt PlayCesc Fabregas, Chelsea – Take a break and now come back on and do some good.  Only owned in 4.5% of leagues and Chelsea are a better team with him on the pitch. Sorry not sorry Willian.

Forward:

StartAlexandre Lacazette, Arsenal – Let’s see how he does with some rest under his French parasol.   He only saw a Huit minutes in week 17, so hopefully he can bag(uette) you some goals from the fountain of rest.  Newcastle is bad defensively and the Gunners could be goal hungry after drawing last week.

SitAlvaro Morata, Chelsea – Get this paper weight off my team please.  If he is tough than Diego is not crazy.  Injury aside, i am concerned about injuries.  Oh wait that is what I said initially.

Lucky StrikeChris Wood, Burnley – Someone has to put the ball in the hole for the Clarets.  Wood has been getting the starts and getting his shine taking from him from Vokes or Barnes.  This week the Aussie gets his just kangaroo… or do.

  1. Gareth says:
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    (D) Kenny, Davies, Ogbonnah

    (M) Mahrez, Eriksen, Lingard

    (S) Lacazette, Jesus, Deeney

    • Cafuné

      Cafuné says:
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      @Gareth: uuuufff…Davies and Eriksen vs City would be huge if they come through for you, as most managers have gotten away from non-Kane City assets.

      Love the Kenny, Ogbonnah shouts, and your other middie/forward options look good. Best of luck this weekend!

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Gareth: masuaku over the Italian defender not known as balotelli

      Mahrez

      Not deeney

      • Gareth says:
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        @Smokey: that was my start, sit, contrarian list.

        • Smokey

          Smokey says:
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          @Gareth: ohhhh. Serves me right answering it from the pub.

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