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.)

Defense:

StartStephen Ward, Burnley – When will the love affair end for Kevin Long and his 4 buck goodness.  I am betting soon after people realize that he had an own goal last week, and Ben Mee is close to a return.  The once promising fantasy option in Ward is back again with the hapless Potters.

SitJames Tomkins, Crystal Palace – The goal gopher, Tomkins has been a boon to fantasy teams for the past 6 matches.  This week’s affair with the Hornets is going to be an up and down affair with some goals for both sides.  Now we just need him to not do anything…

Contrarian Play – Ragnar Klavan, Liverpool – the knock to the Lovren Show may open the back spot up for the rotated wonder of klavan.  If his name doesn’t translate to rock chiseler than I am going to be thoroughly disappointed.

Midfielders:

Start – Leroy Sane, Man City – By the time you get to my Punt play you are going to say WTF. Yes I will give you a spoiler they are all going to be on the same team.   I also fear some kind of weird Pep line-up and have all of them sit too.  this just feels like an abuse Kyle Naughton week and Sane is the guy to do it.

Sit – David Silva, Man City – I mean who hasn’t had their third child.  Flown home and just not played well.  Without doing the research I haven’t a clue.  But this is my reasoning for the City sit, even in a nice fixture.  Congrats on the baby, just stay on the transfer in bench.

Punt PlayYaya Toure, Man City – One last glory ride into the sunset. Only a few more home affairs for him to away in fantasy style.

Forwards:

Start – Gabriel Jesus, Man City – Aguero has gone by the fantasy wayside for the remainder of the season, but you can grab him in the World Cup official game maybe.  Jesus looks to lead the line for the remainder of the year.  Best part is no other cup distractions.  let’s see if he can turn water into goals.

Sit – P-E Aubameyang, Arsenal – Let’s let Arsenal concentrate on the Europa’s and sit their best striker.  Good plan.  Arsenal being Arsenal.

Lucky StrikeJames Rodriguez, West Brom – Any other opponent in the Premier and I would have had him as the plain old start option.  Three from four and it is more interesting to see him finish out strong for the Baggies and start speculating where he will be next year.