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!
Clear Choice: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool - The King of Motown faces off with Manchester City at Anfield, and despite currently recovering from injury, since it feels like forever since we last saw Salah, let's just pretend taht he's extra rested. City are nothing to laugh about on defense, especially now that they have John Stones fit for matches playing alongside Otamendi and Kyle Walker. Furthermore, Liverpool lost Coutinho since their last league match, but I think that means Mo Opportunities for Mo Salah. City's defense is good, but an early goal either way will open the play up and both offenses will be trying to one-up the other. I predict Salah to come up on top.
Happy Thanksgiving and all that jazz! This writer is very thankful that 'Merican Football had it's time in the sun yesterday (or rain/sleet/snow if you don't live on the West Coast like me) and now we can get back to the good stuff, PREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEM FOOOTIE! WOOOOOO! The fixture feast is upon us, we will try our best to provide you with excellent recommendations as we dash through 3 FPL game weeks in 1 Gregorian calendar week. Breath easy, don't stress, and just remember that even your worst point total in this stretch will be gone and in the rearview mirror in the blink of an eye.
Sorry for the late post today, I've been combatting the interwebz quite delicately since Friday night and as a result missed almost every Prem game this weekend (hurray for replays!)
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!
Rankings make the world go round. They dictate the flow and structure for almost every fantasy sport...except the direct ramifications of the official game. Rankings are great but when the relate to the beautiful game of footie they don't always translate completely because of the limits that exist in with the transfers system in place. I get it, I type this stuff every week and it is to be used as a guide for just what I said, gauging transfers. These ranks are all based on match-ups, form and a whole bunch of common sense. Mixed with a little of nonsense that spews from my cranium. FPL rankings are hard because line-ups lock an hour before the first game kicks off so the exact science of this is strictly guess work, and now that the 11 teams that played midweek in the Carabao Cup have played we can get a more ideal look at the possibilities that will exist in the realm of fantasy FPL for Week 10. So enjoy the ranks, use them, trade them with your friends (if you have any) and best of luck. 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 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
Listen I get that the ole moniker is the key to a good offense is a good defense, but they don't score the goals. Or get the ladies. Keepers and defense are predicated on the clean sheet. It is a story as old as time and will never get old. the differentials and variety of starting capabilities are what make defenders, more than goalies the point return parity of the official game. Their prices dictate who and what we have and it steers us in the direction of affordability over form, and the elusive chase for the ever loving clean sheet. with the occasional goal or assist. With the international break finally caput we can get into the goods of fantasy for the next four weeks until the next international break. Womp, womp. So onto the here and now here are the week 8 rankings for the FPl. 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 14 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).
Well, the result that we all were waiting for, City over Huddersfield, now adds to an already strategic plan onto an already over-strategized plan. So the transfer ideas this week are all City front six players, and stay away from the defense because they aren't the most stoic bunch of clean sheet artists. Or you can go with the cost savings group and invest in Stoke players who also double thanks to the City victory yesterday. Regardless of what you do to your team, taking a minus this week on players that double up is a good idea because even if they get bare minimum returns of two points, you break even just on minutes played. The payoff is if the actually do anything or actually play. So with the DGW in mind here are the rankings for Week 27 in the FPL. Cheers!