This week’s fixtures have all the makings for one of two things.¬† It is either going to be an offensive juggernaut that produces lots of goal from all the usual suspects and teams.¬† Or it is a huge trap week and Liverpool and City all shat the bed and leave us holding our heads in despair.¬† Either way it will cause a panic at not only the disco, but through the transfer adds/drops for week 25.¬† My advice to that is, screw week 25.¬† We still have this week to play before we get all crazy britches about speculation of next week.¬† the only thing you should be looking forward to schedule wise is the DGW, blank weeks and who will or won’t.¬† So until than let us gaze upon the beautiful fixtures that are here now.¬† It almost appears that the top 6 teams are all playing the bottom six teams and all the middle teams are playing each other. It is a bizarre state of scheduling that from my expert lifeguard chair is going to be another fabulous week of fantasy output for all.¬† So here’s to you, your team and fingers-crossed for a bountiful week. Week 24 rankings for middies and forwards is right after the bump.¬† Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s your sometimes weekly, mostly when I’m not too exhausted from work update for Gameweek 23. Feel free to leave questions, comments and criticisms below…Please, blog, may I have some more?
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!Please, blog, may I have some more?
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.Please, blog, may I have some more?
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!Please, blog, may I have some more?
We‚Äôre once again giving you our loves and hates for each week in a segment called ‚ÄúStart ‚ÄėEm and Sit ‚ÄėEm‚ÄĚ.¬† You should know the drill, but if you don‚Äôt, we pick one option from each position. ¬†Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply‚Ä¶ basic. ¬†It is more based on my feelings and gut approach for the week‚Äôs upcoming and changes from week-to-week. ¬†I look at match-ups and form to formulate my craziness. ¬†It‚Äôs 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‚Äôs¬†Fantasy Premier League Start ‚ÄėEm, Sit ‚ÄėEm, Week 10 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn‚Äôt.)Please, blog, may I have some more?
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!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Oh, Week 4 you young and burdening beast. ¬†The season has just started and we are already questioning the judgments that we made yet a month ago. ¬†No worries though faithful followers of the Razz. ¬†Each week is almost like a new beginning if you had a wildcard to use at your discretion every week. ¬†The rankings of midfielders and forwards is blossoming into a conundrum right before our very eyes. ¬†We planted it in the summer, watched the transfer window closed and now that the shop is closed this is where we are. ¬†18 more weeks until roster shake-ups again (if any) and the inevitable new wildcard. ¬†So if you haven’t used your first wildcard yet, bene. ¬†You have more restraint then most of the 5 million other players of this game. ¬†So here are the rankings for the midfielders and forwards for week 4, regardless of wildcard. ¬†Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The highest scoring matches this week both ended up being shutouts, and GW 3 ended with 9 teams acquring ¬†clean sheets, almost 10 after Burnley’s late equalizer to tie it. Certainly, all of those defensive clean sheets must have given some FPL managers a huge boost if their attacking returns over the weekend were less than imagined. If you didn’t manage to pick up any clean sheets, then you defensive options may not be the best moving forward, but I wouldn’t burn your wild card trying to sort them out. Why? Clean sheets are litterally a crap shoot to predict, so wild carding just because your defense let you down doesn’t make any sense – save it for the higher priced forwards and midfielders you’d like to bring in over the next few weeks.
Here are some notes on players I like/dislike from Game Week 3:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Welcome back all! We have two weeks down in the books, and I’ve provided some insight below into what I saw from a handful players, for better or for worse. Although I wish I could write about every player, remember that while we would to amass all of the players in the Fantasy Premier League universe, we are obligated to field a starting XI from your fifteen-man squad within the constraints of our budget. Hopefully some of these players below will at least be on your radar as you move forward with transfers and potential Wild Cards.Please, blog, may I have some more?