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?
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 6 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)Please, blog, may I have some more?
The second installment of rankings is sometimes the favored. Because who doesn’t like to score or assist to score. In almost any format that last sentence holds sway. But for now let’s just skip the images in your head and talk about the meat and potatoes of the FPL weekly rankings. These fellas are more reliant on goals, assists and the BPS to drive them over the top. So with match-ups, form and common sense as the wind to their ranking sail the list is based on just those three things. So look at the schedule, trust the form and pray that I have some common sense when ranking these players. Here are the Week 3 rankings for the midfielders and forwards in the FPL. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is it folks, last round-up. Finish your pints and kindly please put your stools on top of the tables when you leave. In all seriousness though, it has been a pleasure to drop knowledge on you week in and week out for the FPL. I do it for the love of the beautiful game, you hopefully come for the fresh cold cuts and stay for the light sided humor. Either way you get me, and I hope I at least helped you at least once this year. So cheers for the read. On to the last week, plenty of fixtures that look tasty but how many transfers do we use post DGW and in most cases bench boost. I personally still have my all out attack chip and am on the fence if losing one defender is actually worth the extra attacker. Crazy, but defense is shifty consistent. My advice for this week would be to bring in as viable attackers as possible and let the scoring and the results of what could be a wild Sunday of fixtures. Go down with your guns out, shirt off and get that last yellow card for celebrating. So last and probably not least here are the week 38 FPL rankings. Enjoy!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Yesterday we touched on the east end girls and back end boys, today it is the guys who make the fantasy box scores swoon like a seal at the fish market. That’s right, if you said it inside your head, it’s the middies and forward ranks. Much like the clean sheet prowess, the same can sorta be said for the offensive weapons. In most cases, the clean sheet possibility is linked because the opposing team isn’t very good, ergo the offense should do some fantasy things. The midfield ranks should stack with and contain the template option of Eden Hazard. He is, for my money and slight homerism of being a Chelsea fan, the most spot-on Middie in the FPL game right now. So if you are reading this and play fantasy premiere, then obviously make sure he is on your squad. It should be a lot easier this week to bring in not one, but multiple big priced players as the reallocation of the bank of Kun allows a lot of extra cash in the fantasy kitty. So my advice this week is if you own Aguero currently, you need to shift him out. To me it makes no sense to have his 13.0 price tag, coupled with the three other bench players which at minimum combined for the four is 25% of your roster sit idle by. Not having Sergio Aguero in your team is bad enough, but don’t hamstring yourself further by not diversifying your funds. Good luck and cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s funny, I never go into a week thinking it is a complete watch-and-observe week, but this week feels like it with the fixtures on the docket. We have players on the shelf who are questionable to play, making them hard to rank. Then on the opposite end, we have players that have been hurt and playing for first with the first team and see how they fit. Add in yet another level of ranking difficulty, we have new players on new teams via the transfer that could make their first experience. Head explodes! So the midfield and forward rankings are a conundrum of Week 3 proportions. We can say that Yannick Bolasie is going to play, but will he really? Same for Christian Benteke, Dimitri Payet and the list of others that are in one of the three categories I just mentioned. So like I said, it is a week of observation as this is the last game week before international duties. So with that all out there and on the table here’s the goal-scorers and facilitators for week three of the FPL.Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is the first reminder that lineups lock on Friday. So now that you have looked to make sure I am not tripping face and actually am spitting truth. How did everyone do with their week one results? I personally got a tiny bit screwed, but such is life. This fantasy season is a marathon not a sprint. So points to be made up every week. It is way too early to panic and jump in and use your wildcard, I would much rather advise you to take a -4 this week and get the pieces in your line-up that you covet. One thing to also remember is that since the season is still young the fixtures and the teams may not be the way we assume so be smart with your transfers and think longer term then just this week. Here are the week 2 FPL rankings.Please, blog, may I have some more?
With his price and the early over-reaction of most owners, Nathan Redmond is going to see his ownership spike (as it most certainly should). He is playing an almost augmented striker role for the Saints, and it wasn’t just going to be a one time only thing. His price is a fit under every budget at just six bucks, and he is almost certainly going to rise in price before the next set of fixtures. For someone who was pumping him up all preseason and own him in multi-platforms, this is a good thing. Sorry, I like to cheer for myself. If you were an early Andre Ayew owner, cause there were at least 200,000 of you before he left with an injury on Monday, this is an easy downshift and a fantastic re-allotment of funds. So with every normal transfer Tuesday, we look at some of the guys making news, making transfer trends, and some that are just catching my own personal eye. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Last week’s ranks and this week’s are completely different animals. Last week was basically the entire evolution of an FPL species, this week is just one sub-genus of that animal. It will be broken into 38 parts, this being the first. Biology humor is only funny to about 8-10 people in the entire universe that this post reaches. So if it wasn’t your cup of tea, good I am not a science guy by nature. This week the rankings will be lumped into one segment, on a normal week it will be segmented into 2 parts keepers and defence and midfielders and forwards. Quick week, last minute team building stuff to formulate your final drafts. Which in all honesty, is about 25 for me. You will notice a lot of names missing because some guys are suspended, injured, or just don’t have enough sway for me to take notice in the abbreviated rankings. So limiting them to what the playable minimums are is probably best. Short and simple: we’ll put it to bed and take on Week 2 in due form. So cheers for the read, and spread the word as Razzball FC is in your cranium on a daily basis.Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is it folks. The whole magilla. The end of the road and the close to a spectacular season of fantasy soccer here at Razzball. I want to express my gratitude to all the readers, commentators and the powers that be at Razzball, a special shout to Jay, for giving me this opportunity to bring you quality advice from a fun approach in the Razzball tradition. So here we have the finale to the rankings for the 2015/2016 FPL season. I would say it’s now or never but that would be cliche and extremely too late. The best advice this week is don’t go crazy taking minuses, don’t make extreme gambles and go chalk with the rankings. The high priced guys are high priced for a reason and this week the match-ups are in your favor and if you own them good. Now go own more or as many as possible that can fit into your roster budget. So here are the rankings for the final week of the season, I hope you all win your mini leagues or achieve the highest overall rank to date. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?