As much as some fantasy premier league managers complain about how the game has changed season to season, one truth has remained steadfast: the right captain pick will one hundred percent make or break your gameweek score. My own personal record of picking correctly has been pretty piss-poor in 2017, but I keep reminding myself that you have to play the best choice with the information at hand and not beat yourself up too much for getting it wrong. I’m hoping to improve and see green arrows again, and if not, then I will ask for support from this week’s theme and everyone’s favorite household object, whiskey! Best of luck!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Injury and mystique. Rotation and differentials. That’s what the FPL does. The attacking-type players that I am speaking of are becoming fewer and farther between as we get more nodded on with a template-type format for the front 8 players. Yes, I said 8. Because you have to roster 8. Those two punts that you casually stroll out as Midfielders are dying as you walk in the door, so go to coat check with your Carroll’s and RLC’s. The week 13-15 schedule is going to take a firm bite out of everyone’s lineups and no one is a tad bit nervous at all. The fact of the matter is that the 3 games in eight days thing is a real conundrum. Now add in the most rostered type players, who some have rotation issues. Some are already injured… Sadio. Then add in the battle ground of playing 3 fixtures in that 8 day period. If you are picking up what I am spitting then you need to start figuring out those bench spots and think for the future instead of looking at how good one fixture looks for week 12. So for the short-sighted… here are the week 12 FPL rankings for Middies and Forwards. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
I wish the FPl scoring system was more like Oprah. You get a clean sheet! You get a Clean Sheet! Yes, even you get a clean sheet. Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way, that just having someone in attendence gets one. It is done the old fashioned way and it is earned. the clean sheet guessing game has been blowing up in our faces as of late as teams that look like tidy games have yielded results not so comforting to the point accumulation. Best advice is don’t gamble. they have gambling anonymous hotlines to help you in such affairs. keep it simple gather the best guys at an affordable rate, even the cheapest options to a great defense, and rock out with that. At worst you need three great/good defenseman. I recommend having at least four with intrinsic value and then work from there. take the gamble out of the equation and just follow the buzzards of the FPL universe, but don’t be a complete lemming. Forge your own path to defensive greatness and look for differentials they are out there. All you have to do is look. here are the week 12 FPl rankings for keeps and D. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
You heard it right sports fans. No more international nonsense type stuff until Week 31. Which if you have a calendar handy, isn’t until the middle of March. Hooray for concentrating on the here and now for the FPL and the foreseeable future. Also, on the funnier side of scheduling is that the first 11 game weeks took 87 days to complete, the next 11 will be done in a mere 47 days. It is going to become a rush delivery, fantasy style. The funny thing about the days is that regardless of 87 or 47, we still don’t have any clear staple team. One that has so many intrical parts that we have to invest in to keep up with the so called Jonses’ of the FPL universe. Questions still remain on the right in form triple of strikers, who and how many Spurs, Liverpool, or City midfielders we should roster and defensively where the differentials are grander, we maybe have one possibly two all-day, everyday options. So the next 10-11 weeks that take us to the New Year’s day games will be a competitive balance of luck and skill. So here are some post Int’l break transfer ideas based on the transfer ideas going down in the FPL universe, plus some common sense or totally nonsensical ones too. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
When the top three scoring forwards for a gameweek are a combined £16.4m in value and put up 25 total points, well then we gotta reevaluate how we are structuring our teams. Clearly goals are coming from more diverse sources, but the likelihood of picking the right one in any given week remains a difficult proposition. Pick your favorite color and run with it, I don’t know – the point is to strengthen your team elsewhere if you are like me and are in shambles in the back and the midfield.Please, blog, may I have some more?
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 11 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)Please, blog, may I have some more?
In now over a decade of competing a ton of different fantasy sports, the dubious task of ranking a bunch of dudes chasing after a ball/puck for the sheer shake of scoring points has never rested on my shoulders. This week, I’m gonna try my best to step up and tell you which players are gonna shit on the competition and give you the big returns that fuel your green arrows of eternal joy. This is not about value, but who will get you points this gameweek. I seriously have no idea how this is done, but I’ll be using a mixture of form, fixtures and gut feel – for the record, I have a case of the bubbleguts right now as I write this, so that’s probably the X factor in all of this. TMI? Nah, just tryna be transparent, yo!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Another week, another Champions league worry fest. Also another one off week where the schedule flips into an International break abyss and we are left to stare and think about our rosters for far too long. Causing angst and transfer tremors of epic proportions. Fear not though as it is only Thursday and the day after the UCL games and the day of the Europa’s where we see two more EPl team pit their metals against foreign hordes. It does but it doesn’t affect the Premier League because who knows what will happen until after the games happen. Guessing is for the noobs, we here at Razzbol are the experts. Self proclaimed experts of course. So with week 11 on the docket officially now we can look at the games to come, where almost every team that makes fantasy gravy gets it’s feet wet on the Sunday slate. But stars don’t win championships, it’s the differentials that do. So buck up and transfer wisely as we are thumbs, balls and minds deep into week 11. here are the rankings for keepers and Defenders fro week 11. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
For those of you affected by the late scratches of Kane and Coutinho (or any other player I’m unaware of getting scratched), I feel for you. The good news was that we didn’t have a moronic Friday fixture to make things go completely nuts, and there was time to take a hit or two if needed. While I wish the hits I took were that sweet cess, these hits are at times necessary and are less painful when everyone’s taking a hit at the same time. It’s like a second-hand cloud of negative points toward everyone’s season total.
This week was low-scoring overall, with the average being just 46 points. Keep that in mind as you see some red arrows, that they might have been just a point or two away from being a green arrow. Hopefully these red arrows come with the caveat of having made your team deeper (to prevent last-minute benchings/injuries from giving you a zero) or helped you shift around your funds in a more logical manner.
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Of all the holidays, or made up holidays is there a better one than Halloween? Doubtful, unless you are a sap and love that St. Valentines nonsense. Dress up, act a fool, go door to door for sugar and then consume in mass quantities. Nothing explains childhood like the eery days of trick or treating. much like the candy pitching holiday the FPl is like a trick or treat scenario. We all dress up like we know what we are doing. Get let down by EPL managers with rotation or injuries, and then cry in our own bowls of candy for the unfruitful returns that happen. So if you are looking for ample returns and have the mediocre budget and don’t own Pascal Gross then he is your huckleberry this week. I admit I was a little bit leery two weeks ago with Brighton giving such dismal returns on the offensive side of the pitch. But with him basically being involved in 75% of the teams tallies he has got to be getting the gold star for the best fantasy asset from a promoted squad to date. With his returns in the top 6 of the FPL midfielders and priced 2.4 less than his next guy that is in that group. he for me has gone from questionable to unquestioned. The discount alone is worth the lonesome fantasy returns that the Seagulls can give. At worst he is from week to week a rotation with your third striker of fourth defender, at the most he is your 3rd midfielder with flair and sass. Either way it is a win/win and his ownership needs to spike from it’s current 16.6%, so grab early and often, and don’t forget to check your candy for razors or “edibles”. Happy transferring in whatever sugary or psychedelic state you may be in. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?