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 17 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)

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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!

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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!

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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!

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The conclusion of the third match-week in less than 10 days is always fun for me because it actually allows me to do nothing with my life but rank, write, and then write some more. I do it all for the love people. So the one thing that jumped out to me for this week is that there might be a bit of rotation coming up for a few teams. Most notably Chelsea, and at least for this week, Leicester. Chelsea is basically 2-3 wins away from clinching the league title outright and may just start tinkering with their roster just enough to make it fantasy hell for everyone. So don’t be all surprised when it happens, Uncle Smokey told ya so. The second team is Leicester, who have a more important game in the Champions League coming midweek. Now they seem to be sorta safe from relegation and that tournament is way more important to them right now. Once again, I hope they don’t take Vardy or any useful pieces away, but anything can happen in FPL. Enjoy the Week 32 rankings and comments are always solicited. Cheers!

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Now that the back-enders are out of the way for Week 29, we can get down to the meat, potatoes and goal scorers. The quintessential fantasy meal. Getting the right set-up for midfielders is a lot harder than getting the forward ones correct right now. The options are seemingly endless, and given the shape, health and suspension levels going on in the forward ranks it is hard to get that right set for now and for the upcoming weeks. So play for now, grab for form, screw fixture through the middle. As far as the strikers go, it is kinda of weeded out for you through attrition really. With Kane and Ibra gone, it makes the forward ranks Lukaku, Costa, Manolo and maybe a roll of the dice with Sergio. Well, if you came for advice and ranks you came to the right place. Keep reading for the Week 29 Middies and Forward ranks. Cheers!

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The blanks are gone, Week 29 is here. Then an unfortunate week off… then the stretch run. That sums it up completely my friends. The bad news is we all sit here hitting F5 to refresh the injury news on the beloved Harry Kane. The injury news will shape teams for the immediate and the distant future. Because he is a nailed-on fantasy asset, and with his timetable for return yet to be determined, it leaves us in a guessing limbo. Then if you add in the two-week ban to Ibra, the forward position narrows itself down by attrition almost. No fear my friends, that is why we all should have the wildcard in hand to attack the next 10 game weeks. I am not saying to use it now, I am saying that if you have it and with the FA Cup coming up after this week, it will be ample time to build your roster for the multiple DGW that are going to be available for several teams and opening up the player universe to basically everyone. Well, everyone with a double that is, and some have two in the future. So build wisely, but stay in the here and now and work for Week 29 first, future later. Here are some immediate transfer options to use for the FPL this week.

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I’m going back to full bundling-mode for this week.  I wanted to see what kind of sitters we saw midweek from the YCL line-ups, and I was right… they were zero-point “none” help.  So I do apologize if it completely messed up your OCD schedule of FPL goodies for the week.  Now go wash your hands again, and again, and one more time.  Cool?  Cool.  So Week 15 is upon us and it brings up a rampant schedule of three games in basically eight days.  What that means is mass hysteria, but in a good way.  For me, it just means from a constant standpoint: the next few days will be basically me typing, podcasting, and then retyping again.  No worries, I didn’t really have a life anyways.  I am a man of the people and you my fellow readers are my people.  So a couple bits of advice for the first three fixtures we have, just in case I forget.  First, don’t go super crazy with transfers to get a minus 8 or 12.  You get a free one in basically two days from lock.  Second, watch the yellow card situations of some players, kinda the Costa affect, but if a guy you are thinking about has 3 or 4 yellows and you are worried about the accumulation factor, downshift and transfer into someone else.  Third, enjoy your riches from Aguero.  You do not have to spend them all in one place.  Though I think it’s impossible.  Save some for later, because he will be back.  Onto the ranks of the lads for Week 15 in the FPL, cheers and good luck!

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Sometimes life and technology get in the way of the genius, or semi-genius, that I convey to you on a weekly basis. It isn’t really genius as much as it is a hazy diatribe of words thrown together in some form of sense. But at the end, it all comes down to one common goal and that is the week at hand with Fantasy Premier League action. So with UCL games yesterday and today, plus with the impending week off for international duty, it suddenly becomes an interesting week as we streak toward Boxing Day. I only say Boxing Day because I use that as the half way post from a fantasy perspective, by no means look that far ahead when it comes to you building your roster. It is way too far away to comprehend, and involves me buying presents for everyone. So this post always starts off the FPL week and with all the info of the UCL injuries/non-injuries, Europa games, the week off upcoming and dealing with current injuries of star players (de Bruyne) we can finally get down to the brass tax of Week 6 in the Premier league. So here are some of my transfer ideas for the upcoming week and as always good luck. Cheers!

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So now that we all have our eyes set on some transfer prizes and the midweek cup games have come to a head we can rank the players for Week 6.  I gave it one extra day for injuries and such to show themselves, but alas, rankings you still have.  I went over the transfer ideas in Tuesday of who to set your eyes on this week, it includes Kun because he is being brought back in at an incredible rate.  On the same measure, the Ibra love is falling off as he is becoming a casualty for the Aguero train.  It is the easiest move to make with the closest salary.  Sometimes a quick fix isn’t always the best solution but it will work for the short term.  So rankings wise as always it’s form. mixed with fixture, mixed with me drinking some of grandpa’s cough syrup.  So in theory it is a lot of sense and a whole bunch of non-sense.  I completely kidd, as I would never steer anyone astray as this game is meant to be enjoyable and fun.  Plus I think we all get participation trophies and will definitely go for ice cream regardless of result.  So sit back get comfy and enjoy the Week 6 all position rankings for the FPL. Cheers!

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