Similar to taking a piss straight into a headwind, there is futility in guessing which player will rise above the rest week-in and week-out. Rankings are damn near impossible to completely nail, and the top four forwards from GW29 were no exception: Aubameyang, Tosun, Deeney and King (aka Aubametosu and The Deeney Kings). Of them, Aubayameng was the highest owned at 4.4%. That’s the type of odds FPL stacks you against in any given week, and these rankings are based as much on fixtures as they are gut feel. Week 30 ends our sense of normal that we’ve mostly had since the Christmas fixtures, and if you’ve been following along at home then you’ve heard of FPL’s upcoming booze snooze on St. Paddy’s Day, which will provide us a wee-smattering of Premier Leauge with just 4 fixtures. Now week 30’s rankings do not factor in the blank, but it should be taken into consideration for transfer purposes as we focus on finding players that shore up a hole for this week and the following. Try looking at a cheap starter that could help shift funds in GW 31 to your missing higher priced item from Liverpool or Everton. Taking a chance on a lesser-owned, cheaper asset with starting credentials in GW31 carries an automatic 2 point “bonus” points you otherwise wouldn’t have. So go get some free FPL currency and cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
In a week built to attack the lower level squads, I am advising everyone to treat this as a one off week. Pick guys that help you now. Whether that be defensive matchups in your favor like Stoke or Swansea. Or even on the offensive end with Bournemouth and crazy as it may seem Brighton. The lower level clubs for me are getting a ton of my fantasy eye as we steam roll toward week 28 and the potential for fixture shuffle. The best part of that is that we will have a full two weeks before the next game week to totally overthink our teams and mess with it six ways til Sunday. So if you are having a debate in your head for transfers this week, pick the better matchup as you see it on paper. In form teams right now aren’t the ones you may expect. If at all possible to go into week 28 with a second free transfer by all means do it because Arsenal and City may be blanking there. One extra in the bank is better for the heart, mind and fantasy soul. Enjoy the week 27 fixtures and happy transferring. Cheers!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 25 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)Please, blog, may I have some more?
Another week, another top 6 battle of dueling defenses. I hate it because the ownability of the Spurs and United players litter the FPL universe. No, you probably can’t sit them if you are rostering them, but you could brace yourself for a limited point return. As well as a smaller percentage of a return for a CS. Lots of mid to lower tabled teams face off against each other and I can see this as a week for teams to sure up their secondary and tertiary defenders. Look at Leicester’s pieces. Look at Newcastle. Look at Stoke. A few others plus those three have intrinsic value this week and for the next handful of fixtures. The prices on their most ownable commodities are basically minimal, but so is the expectations of fixture returns. They aren’t startable every week over the top 4-5 defensive teams but good to have in a pinch when roster’s start to blank, double and tougher clubs face off against each other. So without much further hoopla here are the rankings for Keepers and Defenders for the FPL week of 25. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
As good as the offensive big wigs look this week, and we will get to them tomorrow. The stoutest of the stout, the purveyors of the clean, the dukes of denial are looking very good this week. As I stated yesterday the cream is definitely separating themselves from the rest of the field and that doesn’t change on the defensive end of the ball either. With great match-ups on paper for the better defensive teams, like City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and United the rankings this week will be littered with the likes of those teams integral players. Better teams better chances for CS results as a probability scale dictates usually. Don’t get me wrong gambling is good when you don’t have the funds to be a defensive laden team with assets from the top 6 team all at your disposal. This unfortunately isn’t the case in salary capped leagues where funds become limited, so i will mix in some of my favorite low investment players into the rankings here and there, but for the most part it takes money to earn the CS points this week. Here are the week 24 FPL keeps and defender rankings. Good luck and Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The thing that is the puzzler for strategy in FPL that is unlike the other fantasy worlds is the international break and navigating them. American Football, Baseball, Hockey and Basketball have All-Star breaks and that is about it. The beautiful game magnifies that and says “We are going to break completely, go play for other teams, run the risk of injury and possibly create a huge ginormous run-on sentence.” All that is true except for some of it. The Int’l break is not something to take lightly and with its conclusion on Wednesday of this week, the injury and fitness woes will be abounding. We are already nervously pressing buttons with heavyweight fantasy options like Romelu Lukaku, now over-owned N’Golo Kante is on the mend joining Alvaro Morata as blue Blue’s. The best advice is to make transfers for today or at least wait til Friday when the news of who is wha and when are frothed from the mouths of the respective team’s skippers. For giggles, like every Tuesday here are my early strikes at the transfer market in the FPL for Week 8…Please, blog, may I have some more?
Rankings are fun to do in general. Add in the flavor of this week’s fixtures and you have yourself some fantasy gumbo. I get that the City/Chelsea fixture is the premium this week but don’t let that steer you clear of playing top options. Yes, they will steal value from each other, but that is more from the defensive side of the ball. It is full bore on the offensive end and that is where we invest our fantasy goodies. we want goals and i think this slate will have plenty. The Leicester/Bournemouth match will be fun to watch as both teams are taking on a mini Liverpool defensive minded approach and will have the way with each other. So if you are waiting to make your transfers now that the UCL is over by all means use my rankings as a guide to FPL futility. Enjoy the week and good luck. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Titles are the window to the articles soul. So unless you are incapable of seeing an actual soul it is fairly cut and dry here. Every week I look at the match-up, form and ownership of players, mix that with some common sense and a sprinkle of my own general “expertedness” and formulate a ranking system for you to use at home to help you build your FPL team from a week-to-week basis. Sounds pretty simple, I mean the hardest thing you have to do is argue with them and actually read it. So without further hullabaloo, here are the Week 3 rankings for the FPL, keepers and defense!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Hammers are one of the hardest teams to peg coming into the 2017/18 campaign. They currently have 7 players injured – Aaron Cresswell, Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll, Michael Antonio, Diafra Sakho, Sofiane Feghouli, Chekhou Kouyate – but have transferred in a few playmakers that should help them get through a pretty tough schedule to start the season. Marko Arnautovic and Javier “Chicharito” Hernández are the two big names here, and both could provide great value for a number of FPL managers this season.
Hammers start the season away to Manchester United, but have great fixtures immediate after, facing Southampton (A), Newcastle (A), Huddersfield (H) and West Brom (A) from weeks 2-5. That stretch is followed with a tough home match versus Spurs in Gameweek 6, and then back into the green fixtures with Swansea (H), Burnley (A), Brighton (H) and Crystal Palace (A). While starting the season with three road starts might prove difficult, keep in mind that they do not possess too much of a “home field” advantage going into just their second season playing home matches at the London Stadium.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The whole hub-bub this week will be to take a minus or not. I don’t care what other research of quadratic jargon that you peruse on a daily basis, that is the only question that matters. The quick answer here is do what you think is right by your team in setting yourself up to compete in Week 29. That is the more important question. This week is basically a wash and everyone, and I mean everyone is either working at a disadvantage to get a starting XI, or will take a minus to get there. The run out is more important than a four game slate that features a less then attractive depth solution to this week’s problem. Get your team to 9 and then if you want 10 at a minus 4, go for it. If not, relax, be on top of your team for Week 29 so you can bring in Kane or Costa. You can think about midfield with Hazard and Sanchez and defensively you should be all set and gambling with the guys who get you through Week 28 until you are ready to wildcard. I am no genius in this, it is all common sense. Don’t play follow the leader, play the I own my own FPL team game. Here are the sexy rankings for Week 28. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?