Oh the weather outside is FPL frightful. Dum, de dum delightful. The weather is definitely a blind pimple on the face of the FPL heading into this weekend’s slate of fixtures. Hell it is going to affect today’s Arsenal/City clash. So if and a big if that they do play rankings are the pivot point to a transfer strategy. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Unfortunately friends the FPl season has to end. Even more unfortunate is that crap-fest of a DGW that we just witnessed. If anything maybe it is a learning lesson for future doubles to come next year. Leaving your chips on the table til the end make them go stale. None the less we come down to the last week of games. i am kinda sad. What will I do with the countless hours of content typing time that I give on a weekly basis. Oh, I know. Jump on over to Fantasy Baseball where I do two posts a week covering saves and steals. Not into baseball, well come on in and tell me how much you miss me on the FPL side. It may sound cliche, and probably falling on deaf ears slightly after the output we just received last week, but empting the barrell for the week 38 fixtures and taking a minus or three isn't a bad way to go down in a blaze of glory. Only bad thing is that will be the team you stare at through the World Cup and into the start of next year. Giving you a reminder of the craptastic voyage we all took together on this 7 month journey. Here is the last transfer helper of the year as week 38 is upon. Cheers!
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 32 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
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!
Everyone is always looking for the long term solution, and making transfers for the her and now and future is always the way to go. Until now. With one week of fixtures than a week off, you need to worry about the here and forget about the then. After the week off the DGW and blank game weeks will be more blatantly obvious and you can attack them accordingly. So until the end of February you shouldn't have to worry about anything but the rest of the year set-up. Whether that be using chips here, there and everywhere or making smart transfers to alleviate the hits that you may need to take to have a fully functional lineup to attack weeks 28-31. Lots of questions abound for this one week, Kane or not kane? Alonso is not a sure thing for the next week and when if any trust do we place in Arsenal moving forward. all vital questions that face this week and future fixtures and FPl gameplay. So with all the news swirling around in your head let's take a look at the immediate impact transfer moves that you should be making now and worry about week 28 when the break is over. Cheers!
I wish there were no FA Cup games this week. It would make rankings so much easier and cut and dry. But no! They had to exist on top of the swamp donkey Cup and push everything off by two days. Rankings alone are hard enough. Now mix in another game of fixtures, wrapped in a rotational brioche bun. Also, there are major implications happening with the transfer window and the additions and subtractions that are sending ripple like affects through the FPL universe. I don't sound too bitter though, so there is at least that. None the less we soldier on and bring to you the second part of this week's rankings in the Middies and Forwards. the stud muffins of the ball. The guys who have to give the chicks away because they score all the goals and make the music in the FPL world. I am partially kidding because half of them prolly can't play an instrument. so less rambling, more rankings. Week 25's sexy front 7's are right after the bumb. Good luck with transfers and enjoy watching the FA Cup. Cheers!
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!
As the world of fantasy scurries to get as many City players into their lineups, the rest of the world is trying to figure out a way to stay afloat if they do not have those key ingredients. Now, on paper, it looks like an overwhelmingly top-heavy rankings this week, especially for the City folk. But Burnley has been a limiting bunch in the fantasy world when it comes to facing off against higher potential offenses limiting both Liverpool and Spur to just one goal on the road. Add in the two allowed to Chelsea in the opening week, and a total of 4 goals allowed in all away games this year it could appear that they are a more stout team on the road. For fantasy sake, I think that City offensively is just clicking right now and is a damned if you do damned if you don't proposition. Regardless, I think that the investment needs to be there on the off chance that they do score in order to keep up with "Jones'. The other top teams: Spurs and Chelsea have interesting games that could swing either way and completely turn this week's scoring on its head. So roster wisely ole friends, and may your point returns be bountiful. Here's the second part of Week 9 rankings for the FPL. Cheers!
Hey campers, I've decided to change the format this week because I'm not sure how informative any of my past takes have truly been. While the tables below are literally just the top scoring players by position per last round, I feel like giving it a try. The MF list this week was pretty long, so I've left out players that didn't score above 3 points (90 min + 1 CS for those of you scoring at home). It may not be waxing prose, but who scored the points is as relevant as it gets to our lovely pocket of the football universe, since the currency we deal in is indeed FPL points and not effort points or gold stars.
If yesterday was Thanksgiving, then today is Black Friday with all the goodies in store for you. From a fantasy perspective obviously. The Defenders and Keeper rankings are nice and are the biggest differential to be had in the game. The midfielders and forwards are def the staple items. You need to have a City player, you need to have an investment in a certain grouping of strikers. These are just great rules of thumb as it relates to FPL. I don't claim to be the shelter from a rain storm, but I do sell some of the best umbrellas. Ya dig? With the returns of some key players and the departure of some others from the international break period it is making the front 8 selection process a muddled up beast. The biggest crunch that I am noticing right now is the move away from the power three forwards to more of a power two and then finding the funds to have coverage from the key players and the under-owned ones...cough...Alexis. So one week at a time my friends and one or maybe two transfers at a time as well. Good luck this week and here are the rankings for the middies and strikers. Cheers!