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 28 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
Start – Alfie Mawson, Swansea – Got a little injury scare over the past FA Cup fixtures. Looks all good in the hood to be on the pitch versus a Brighton team that is yamnstipating on offense. Swans since last skipper change are a different club, especially defensively. Returns of 15/5/2/7 in last 4 and only owned in 3.6% of leagues.
Sit – Marcos Alonso, Chelsea – Based on the upcoming fixtures and Champions league involvement he looks like a straight out drop. United, City, Palace, Champions League, Blank, Spurs are the next 5 in 4 weeks. Was trending down hill ownership wise anyways but just in case you still own him now is the time to look elsewheres.
Contrarian Play – Paul Dummett, Newcastle – I love when lowered owned defensive players are stationed next to a more popular transferred in target. Lascelles is getting all the transfer love and Dummett may be the reason the Magpies are doing better. I said better not fantastic.
Start – Gylfi Sigurdsson, Everton – Subtle grooves is what I like to look for from players. Also the lack of moving parts may be leading to an uptick in production. Niasse seems to be his homeboy and Everton have a kooshy schedule up to the blank week in 31. Investing now helps for later.
Sit – Luka Milivojevic, Crystal Palace – Lots of people have capitalized on the PK wizard for the Eagles. Next three are some of the least penalized teams in the EPL. It just so happens that they are three of the top 5 teams also. Coincidence? Nope. Sit the dude whose name you can’t pronounce.
Punt Play – Ki Sung-yeung, Swansea– The Leroy Fer injury and lack of trust in anyone else fit may be the reason for his inclusion as of late into the starting XI for the Swans. Price (4.9), ownership (.2%) and returns last two with a goal and an assist 8/11. Three checks for me on the punt middie.
Start – Oumar Niasse, Everton – That cheap third striker that has burned everyone, the week after they bring them after changing from their previous cheap third striker. No blanks on the future docket and seems to be a favorite of the Big Chewer, in Big Sam. Owned in less than 7% of leagues and is probably just as much of a scorer threat this week as Callum Wilson.
Sit – Steve Mounie, Huddersfield – Great job Steve. Goal and an 2 assists last fixture. Now do it again or consistently. Low ownership and lots to worry about by relying in a team that scores only more than 4 other teams, and barely.
Lucky Strike – Fousseni Diabate, Leicester – The who? Okazaki looks to miss and they like running a second guy next to Jamie. Diabate is that guy, getting 150 minutes in his last two FPl fixtures. Cheap transition goals are what Leicester do, stop me if you haven’t heard this before.