Welcome to the world of mid-February Fantasy Premier League decisionmaking. Should it be any different than it’s been all year? Well, that depends. If you have been dragging ass and dropping red arrow after red arrow without any hope in sight, well than yeah, it’s time to be bold. If you are absoulely demolishing your mini-league(s), then stay the course and bring in quality transfers and captain the smartest choice possible each and every week. At the end of the day, your weekly captaincy choice does play a huge difference in your weekly status, but nailing the pick each and every week isn’t as big of a deal as picking the right players and having them serve up consistent point totals over the length of the season. Anyway, here are my captain picks for GW 28.
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!
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!
The beloved clean sheet. Coveted by all, ascertained by so few. It is an allusive beast that lures you in with great match-ups and decent form and leaves you sobbing after relying on Bournemouth or Stoke. I wish there was so anger algorithm for how late teams concede and complete take a poop on your fantasy week. fear not though, last week's misery is this week's hope. As we head down the December trail of busy fixtures hunting points and lots of them. The differentials and good run of fixtures are there for keepers and defense and week 16 is the beginning of some good runs, and unfortunately the end of some others. So shift your funds around, get some in-form players and head in to the week with confidence knowing that what you have is the best you can do. This pep talk is over, so here are the week 16 rankings for the FPL for keepers and defense. Cheers!
I wish the FPl scoring system was more like Oprah. You get a clean sheet! You get a Clean Sheet! Yes, even you get a clean sheet. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way, that just having someone in attendence gets one. It is done the old fashioned way and it is earned. the clean sheet guessing game has been blowing up in our faces as of late as teams that look like tidy games have yielded results not so comforting to the point accumulation. Best advice is don't gamble. they have gambling anonymous hotlines to help you in such affairs. keep it simple gather the best guys at an affordable rate, even the cheapest options to a great defense, and rock out with that. At worst you need three great/good defenseman. I recommend having at least four with intrinsic value and then work from there. take the gamble out of the equation and just follow the buzzards of the FPL universe, but don't be a complete lemming. Forge your own path to defensive greatness and look for differentials they are out there. All you have to do is look. here are the week 12 FPl rankings for keeps and D. Cheers!
Another week, another Champions league worry fest. Also another one off week where the schedule flips into an International break abyss and we are left to stare and think about our rosters for far too long. Causing angst and transfer tremors of epic proportions. Fear not though as it is only Thursday and the day after the UCL games and the day of the Europa's where we see two more EPl team pit their metals against foreign hordes. It does but it doesn't affect the Premier League because who knows what will happen until after the games happen. Guessing is for the noobs, we here at Razzbol are the experts. Self proclaimed experts of course. So with week 11 on the docket officially now we can look at the games to come, where almost every team that makes fantasy gravy gets it's feet wet on the Sunday slate. But stars don't win championships, it's the differentials that do. So buck up and transfer wisely as we are thumbs, balls and minds deep into week 11. here are the rankings for keepers and Defenders fro week 11. Cheers!
So we attack the long first break of the year with some Week 4 goodies. As we all know, the basis of any good team is a good defense. Without it, the goal would just be pummeled with shots and no goalie to stop them, making the score infinite. That for the sake of all that is holy doesn't actually happen, so much like reality, fantasy has to have keepers and defense. they round out every nutritious fantasy breakfast, and if played right can be more prosperous than some striker combinations. For the sake of this week's match-ups though, the teams with some normal fantasy usefulness are turned into just fodder. I am staring glaringly obviously at the City/Liverpool match which kicks of this week's action bright an early on Saturday morning. So to start the week yesterday was Transfer ideas and targets and now come the cavalcade of rankings for your viewing pleasure. Cheers!
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!
The game has been open for two weeks now. So it is a good exercise to take a look at the growing number of FPL players are doing with their funds. Because the 20-plus drafts that they have done during that time aren't enough, we need hard numbers. Facts in hand. Because the FPL universe, especially in the preseason, is a giant lemming fest of FPL experts spitting the same info... just repackaged into something new. The best advice you get isn't from me, which it usually is, but from building your own team and using common sense. The ownership of guys has never dictated anything to me. Form (which we don't have right now) and schedule (which we most certainly do have are the best tools in your tool belt). Watch your preseason games. Get a feel for the starting XI that are developing in interesting circumstances for position battles. With two more weeks until the season starts we still have more incoming transfers in the summer window, injuries, and manager dissatisfaction of their players to come. So yes, look at the ownership of players and use that to your advantage to not sway your decision, but to help make it yourself. Here's a look at the FPL most owned 15 players that are currently swaying the market. Cheers!
With time short in both this week and the season, we get right to the meat and potatoes. Rankings will be fast and furious, as will the fantasy advice. Two weeks remain in the season and with the double game week this week, it is almost the Mt. Everest of the FPL season. So my transfer advice will be included in the intro to the rankings this week. Find a differential if they possibly exist, watch out for possible rotations, and don not bring in anyone with a single game week. I mean that all sounds simple and well and good from a fan of my writings so heed my advice this week. Stick to your guns with player favorability, and do not be afraid to take a minus to bring in a DGW player at the expense of a -4. The rationale behind that is that if a player does nothing but play minute you break even. So anything they may do, or are expected to do that adds to their point total is money in your bank. Not really but you get the idea. So on to the ranks as the games start Friday, and they don't stop until next Thursday. Should be fun if you are into the whole soccer/football thing. Good luck this week. Cheers!