New season, same ole Smokey goodness. 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 2 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
Doubles rule the FPL world, just like O'Doyle rules the Billy Madison world. We are here at the ultimate in fantasy weeks, the last double of the year. Last chance to but through that ton score threshold and capitalize on those chip (whichever you are using). With 12 teams doubling up it gives us some tough decisions transfer wise. Who do we use in the forward position/ How many single game week players do I trust? If one or two, whom? All tough questions because there are so many great in form single game week players, but two is still greater than one and 180 minutes trumps 90. So transfer wisely when it comes to committing to single game week guys, no more than 2 should be gracing your entire roster and one of them is the back-up keeper. This week's rankings much like other double game week affairs will be littered with twice the flavor for my love towards weekly returns. So if you are torn between one guy or the other use my rankings to steer you to the promised land of fantasy points. Enjoy the week's games and I'll see ya tomorrow with the start's and sit's. Cheers!
Now that the double match week is just about kaput, we can get on with brass tax. The blank week is the the thinking man's week. Anyone can pick players with two fixtures and get luck. When supplies get limited it is where the rubber meets the road. With only 12 teams to choose players from and some of those negated by awful matchups, cough Swansea...cough cough West Brom. That leaves 10. 1 big FPL Indians to choose from. Transfers this week on an individual basis are tough. So if you planned ahead and have that appropriate chips that replaces your entire team for just one week, well now is the time to employ that bad boy. I wish I could say something more diplomatic and forthcoming about advise this week, but it is pretty obvious who you want. Just be smart and use a differential or three if at all possible. Here are the rankings for the FPL in week . Happy chipping, transferring or whatever mode of transportation you take to get to the endline this week. Cheers!
Smokey is sick from all of the extra el-bees he packed on over the holidays, or maybe he's just sick from the very spirit of Christmas itself. Regardless, I'm taking a stab at the transfer biznass, or so they say. Before all else, happy everything! Hope you celebrated with as much football as I did, and if you didn't then shame on you and may the January transfer window epically smash your fantasy prem team to bits and pieces. We had some high scoring matches featuring 28 total goals in 9 matches - with just one from Manchester City! - and we still have Arsenal v Crystal Palace to go as of Thursday morning. That's an awful lot with the league leading attack only netting 1.
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!
When it comes to solidifying your team and using differentials it starts at the back. Just look at the ownership of the United defenders, who are the best defense in the Premier, yet no defender is owned in over 10% of leagues. Diversity used to be an old, old wooden ship now it is your best friend. Pick two good match-up based defenders with flair regardless of price and fill in the other three slots spending no more than 14.0m. That strategy seems to be the best thing I can think of. Like I said the differentials are there you just have to find the crucial key pieces and go from there. It's like doing an actual puzzle, find the border pieces and work your way in. Simple. At the ned if the day you will see the big picture. Week 9 is upon us and it has some UCL rotation risks so be wary of the news later in the week from the managers and always use common sense when bringing and dumping a player. best of luck and here are the Wweek 9 rakings for keepers and defenders. Cheers!
Rankings make the right turns seem to make sense. That is why we keep doing them every single week. The information super-highway of FPL goodness. Week 6 is coming to you on the heels of the Carabao Cup games and once again we are left with the questions of rotations that surround our teams. With the deadline before we actually know it becomes a trust game. Do we trust Pep? Do we trust Jose? Hell to the no. The FPL game is using your best guess against the 5 million other best guessers. Some are just better guessers than others at the right time. So with other hub-bub here are the FPl rankings for all positions for Week 6. Good luck and Cheers!Rankings make the right turns seem to make sense. That is why we keep doing them every single week. The information super-highway of FPL goodness. Week 6 is coming to you on the heels of the Carabao Cup games and once again we are left with the questions of rotations that surround our teams. With the deadline before we actually know it becomes a trust game. Do we trust Pep? Do we trust Jose? Hell to the no. The FPL game is using your best guess against the 5 million other best guessers. Some are just better guessers than others at the right time. So with other hub-bub here are the FPl rankings for all positions for Week 6. Good luck and Cheers!
Away: Man City (6) – Home: Watford (0)Man City is flying through the early portion of the prem - through 5 games, 16 goals scored and only 2 against (1 by Everton and 1 by Bournemouth). Aguero dominated the attack with a hat trick, Jesus netted a goal, Otamendi burried a header and Sterling scored on a late penalty. So many points to miss out on when you don't have any of these players, which begs the question, why don't we have any of these players? Clearly it's time to reevaluate who you like the most between Jesus and Aguero, allocate funds and bring one of them - my advice would be to trust your gut and don't ever look back, as they will both return points and hopping back and forth will make you lose out on consistent returns, which they will provide throughout the season as long as that attacking midfield and defense remain healthy.
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!
This is it my friends. I know that I am being semi-presumptuous that we are mates, but for the sense of suspense, let's just pretend that we are. And I promise to stop stalking you on social media. Fair? Yeah, I thought so, DM canceled. So week 37 is here and the differentials that exist are different than the previous week of doubles in 34. By differentials, I mean that the dispersion of talent is very broad-based here. There are a ton more lesser names to be rostered this week than the star power that previously existed in the double of days gone by. Transfer ideas this week, start and end with guys on doubles. End sentence. I know the Villa and Newcastle fixture is so tempting, but where does that leave you for next week when the Toons play the Spurs? All about the doubles. I just want to keep instilling that into your minds. Rankings this week reflect the doubles, as they should with only two weeks remaining. Two pieces of advice this week... First don't be afraid of the minus, as it doesn't hurt you as much as you think with guys on two games. Secondly, if you are rostering Kane, Sanchez, and Aguero, you need to get rid of one and only one as all three have favorable fixtures in week 38. So here is this week's rankings. Good luck and cheers!