The last rankings round-up. The unfortunate things that are really fun and annoying is that they have to come to an unfortunate end. Way too many unfortunate things there, but for the gist of spitting at soccer it makes last week look like heaven's sent. I am still trying to forget it and GW 37 just ended yesterday. too many negatives don't equal a positive. That is why i am thankful that week 38 is finally here so we can move on from our woes and set the record straight with one more good week to go out on a top note. There is no need to be wordy with an intro this week, we have done this 37 times previous. To wax poetic would just not be my style as I like it short, sweet, brunette and with a great personality. Wait, we're still talking about FPL players...right? So with out further adieu here are my views on the rankings for week 38. Good luck, it has been a pleasure bringing you fantasy output this year and I have one more post of usefulness this year. Cheers!
A funny thing happened on the way to this week's title, I went to school growing up with an Eve Blank. If I could make that stuff up i would but unfortunately tis true. We used sh are the big pack of 64 crayons you know the one with the built in sharpener. we were high rolling in the 'burbs of Jersey. I wonder where she is now...hmmm. Not that it matters because Eve won't help you prepare for the week 31 blank fest and only 8 games on the slate. i will. So if you have a multi-pack of crayons you and I can be friends. If not shove off. This week is pivotal. It is a time where you look at your team and say "direction, I am going that way." For better or worse this course of action will dictate how you maneuver through the chip minefield and when to use that all so valuable second WC. I am not driving the bus to use it in week, 34, 355 or 37, because I just don't know everyone's team that well or what you have already used etc, etc. But if you wanna ask i am always here for ya. Transfers this week should be made with the course of action in place that you know when you are wildcarding, using the your free hit and the bench boost. Multiple double gameweeks to strive for and to use every available asset that you have at your disposal. So be smart, transfer with your head and for god sake stop thinking about Evelyn Blank. Good luck and Cheers!
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!
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!
Now that the Champions League is finished for the week we can jump back on the FPL wagon and take a look at the match-ups that are more pressing in the official game. Unfortunately rotations are going to be a major factor. That and the injury to Paul Pogba. His ownership is too much to look beyond. My advice for him is this. If you have owned him from week one then you can bench for the 2 weeks he most likely misses and not lose anything to your accrued team value. If you only just bought him in the past 2 weeks then you can transfer out and look for some kind of reprieve for fantasy points. But back to the rotation risks. All of Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Arsenal and Everton are all at risk and the rankings will shy away from a few players that either played full 90's or that didn't see the pitch as much. So be heady and keep your ear to the gossip for who will sit and who will play before making a atransfer this week in a trivial yet pivotal game week 5. Enjoy the rankings and good luck. 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!
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.
And so it begins... People can write hundreds of articles prepping you and singing the praises of dozens of players. To me, they all scream the same thing: "We are all guessing." Fantasy footie is one of the true sports that scream beauty and fantasy worthiness is in the eyes of the beholder... that's you lads. So this week at Razzball, I will be giving you positional breakdowns, starting with keepers today and Forwards by weeks end. I am basing my rankings on a few factors: job security, team as a whole, and value. Match-ups come and go with every changing week, that's why I give you individually ranked positions every week for the next 40 weeks or so. So get comfy, litter it with your opinion, and here are the preseason rankings as I see it for the upcoming FPL season. Cheers! Oh, and for giggles, I called in some of the industry elite in Kevin Devries @Kevrov ,and usual draft style specialist John Wallin, @Fantasy Gaffer of Togga.
Thank the goodness of all that is holy. We have a full week, and guess what? The DGW fixtures have been released. This doesn't affect the rankings for Week 31. It does make you transfer differently however, unless you still have your wildcard in your pocket, then it really only matters for planning for the second double. Planning ahead is all the roar amongst millennials now. As is wearing pants below the normal socially allowable height and driving on the whole. Don't know which is worse and more offensive to my eyes. We all have our demons though, and mine currently is ranking the keepers and defenders for this upcoming week. In 24 hours, it will then change form and move up the pitch to be completely consumed with the middies and strikers. But for now, let's just stay on course and figure out who ranks where in the eternal struggle for CS goodness. So enjoy the finally expanded, after it seemed like forever with limited options, keepers and defense rankings for Week 31 of the FPL. Cheers!