are more of the subtle yet deadly variety. Why? Because of the elite fixture that lies ahead this weekend between Liverpool and City. It is tough to have tons of faith in two teams that are both FPL stalwarts like they are. They basically neutralize each other on both ends of the pitch. Liverpool has the best home defense is the league, and City just score anywhere. City are a top 5 defensive team on the road and Liverpool score more at home. It is like one hand washing the other this week. All are still startable options this week as the money, ownership and transfer fees associated with making a one week move based on match-up just doesn't make too much sense to this guy. So be heady this week, don't compound the DGW fiasco from last game week and make it worse and bury yourself further down the well. So happy transferring this week and enjoy the next two weeks of transfer rumors. Here are the week 23 rankings for the FPL. Cheers!
With a two day turn around in between fixtures this week, it all leads to one thing: Bad decisions. The time between games leads to rash decisions and remembering too much of what just happened. It doesn't allow for news to sink in. It doesn't allow for 2-3 drunk nights staring at the computer second-guessing the drunk transfer conundrums that are blurry right in front of our face on your FPL device of choice. We all just saw the week that was and the thing that sticks out most to me is the amount of goals scored this past week compared to two weeks ago. For those of you at home calculating, it was 22-32 respectively. Ten goals is a good hump to get over with, while the scores this week for most are average to acceptable, it wasn't that far off that people were braggadocios about a triple-digit week. This game is about patience, until there is no more time to be patient. So exhibit as much of that trait this week before doing something stupid, drunk dialing your transfers in, and if you can help it, rest on your transfer laurels and bank it up. For those needing a seeing-eye dog approach to transfers for the truncated week, here are the transfer ideas and targets for week 14 of the FPL.
Having a ton of fantasy assets is usually a good thing when you have 20 teams to choose from in terms of the FPL. It is still the preseason, but when you look at one team that has a very vocal midfield in terms of capability for fantasy fruitfulness, who do you choose? The right answer may be none. And stay with me here... When given too many choices, not wanting to over-invest is the right answer sometimes, skipping the obvious and selecting zero instead. With the likes of Phillipe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Adam Lallana, Georgino Wijnaldum and now a forward but still relevant for this discussion Roberto Firmino, how do you just choose one that hits every week. That is almost damn near impossible. With the way that Liverpool offense flows, there isn't one guy that will get all the fantasy goodies like on other teams. Dispersion of goals and assists (since that is where most midfielders and forwards get their points) in this case, is a bad thing. When they face teams in the middle of the season once, we know who will be bad defensively. Sure, loading up seems like a good idea, but to start the year? No thank you.
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).
Well, now that we have gone over the back-liners, let us move to the sassy portion of the rankings. Those, of course, are the managers and physios. I mean who doesn't love a guy who is the minister of fitness for their club. I know I do. But in all seriousness, middies and forwards are where the fantasy bread is buttered. And now that the possible DGW is possibly in play for next week, it does change some things around. City and Stoke players now have some attention staring at them for next week, and it does throw a blanket over some transfer ideas that we may have concocted. Regardless, this is Week 26 and for now, let's just try and take our ADHD medicine and worry about today rather then tomorrow. So with a lot of star power on blank this week, we get a few newer names to the rankings then normal. As Arsenal, City, United and Southampton all blank it eliminates a few staples from the rankings that would otherwise normally appear. so avoid the blanks, and may your points be fruitful. Cheers!
When is being too offensive too offensive? This is fantasy, so anything goes really. I mean, the term fantasy and play goes as far as to include Magic the Gathering and D&D. So with loose terms come loose terminology. I read that on a fortune cookie the other day. So make fun of the machine that wrote that, not me. But is stacking your offense too much off a good thing? I say hell no! However, if you wanna spend your allotted money, be my guest. This week sees four of the top fantasy producing teams; Arsenal, United, Chelsea and Liverpool, all with favorable fixtures that are most certainly (or we hope) to give some fantasy goodness. So with thinking positive thoughts and some luck for all, here are the Week 22 Fantasy Premier League Rankings. Cheers!
To follow on yesterday's post of keepers and defense, today's post is about the guys who stuff the stat-sheet with more frequency. It is basically like a Sizzler buffet, but imagine your plate is a soccer ball and you can only eat with your feet. Weird, I know, but in some cultures feet are worshiped more than cows. Just sayin', there are some weird and freaky people out there and usually a category on your favorite adult site of preference. Where was I... Oh, Week 21 midfielders and forward rankings. I tend to wander in thoughts, it is a mix of ADHD and my propensity to just be bored to death with normal conversation. So, now that we are back on course this week has some tasty fixtures for the big guns of fantasy. Yeah, I am staring at the Gunners squarely in the face as they face a lowly Swansea team that is last in the FPL world in defense. The only bad thing this week is when two big guns face off in United and Liverpool. A big game by stature, but it usually casts a strange shadow over the fantasy world. It is unfortunate, but it's the truth. The trust level in guys tends to wane a bit and it stinks because both teams are the goods from a tally for stars standpoint. So with all that in mind let's jump into the rankings. Cheers!
Fast schedule equals fast rankings in the high holy season. So no hub bub, just rankings. Happy New Year to all!
It isn't a matter or who, it is a matter of how many. Indulging in a salary cap league is the hardest itch to scratch. It is almost like you have constant Alopecia rashes and are fiending for a longer stick to scratch your back. The strain of contention I am basically going over here is the striker combination or combinations. To me, it is a three-headed beast comprised of Zlatan, Diego, and Aguero. The latter of the two coming back from their retrospective suspensions and are now on the docket for ownership. The Aguero one has been gone over dozens of time by hundreds of fantasy experts. he is a must own player who offers what most can not. The problem now is that the other two, Zlatan and Diego, may be the best bang for your buck combo going. That is who I am advising you to go with... There is no wrong answer here because we all manage our own teams and have history with such and such a player and go by our own instincts. But the numbers and form are completely in Costa and Iobra's favor, over bring in the 12.8 Kun. Goals in quantity are there and the run of games are in their favor. So go with the European duo instead of dipping into the warm waters of the South American. Now that the forwards are out of the way, let's get to the other musings and stylings of the FPL transfer world.
This month is like a whirlwind covered in toasted almonds. Three match weeks in 8 days, and it only gets worse here after for the Smoke Dawg. With matches upcoming for Boxing Day and thereafter, there won't be a day off starting that game week until January 4th. That;s right that is like 9 days of consecutive football. So let's not get ahead of ourselves and concentrate on 17 and let 18-20 figure it out. As always, the rankings are based on the metric of form, fixture, and sense. So for you following at home, that would be FFS. And when something goes wrong, that is what we can blame and then shout what FFS actually means at someone close to you. Not at me, though I probably deserve it. Here are some rankings for FPL Week 17. Cheers!