The thing that is the puzzler for strategy in FPL that is unlike the other fantasy worlds is the international break and navigating them. American Football, Baseball, Hockey and Basketball have All-Star breaks and that is about it. The beautiful game magnifies that and says “We are going to break completely, go play for other teams, run the risk of injury and possibly create a huge ginormous run-on sentence.” All that is true except for some of it. The Int’l break is not something to take lightly and with its conclusion on Wednesday of this week, the injury and fitness woes will be abounding. We are already nervously pressing buttons with heavyweight fantasy options like Romelu Lukaku, now over-owned N’Golo Kante is on the mend joining Alvaro Morata as blue Blue’s. The best advice is to make transfers for today or at least wait til Friday when the news of who is wha and when are frothed from the mouths of the respective team’s skippers. For giggles, like every Tuesday here are my early strikes at the transfer market in the FPL for Week 8…Please, blog, may I have some more?
With the end of the season in sight, it is time to announce that tickets are now on sale for the first annual Razzball pancake breakfast. It is a bring your own eggs affair. A dozen is good but the amount of slackers that we have that will attend it is best to bring a dozen and a half. I will be your DJ in the kitchen cooking up hash browns on the ones and twos. Not sure if anyone else will be accompanying me in the chef department, if not, so be it. I am used to going at things on my own. So get pancake hungry y’all! Now to the lecture at hand, week 36 is here and it gives us a real strategy look at what to do the rest of the way. Whether you have the WC still at your discretion or not. Two teams, Arsenal and Southampton have fantasy assets in name only this week as both teams only offer the extra set of fixtures and not the allure. So don’t go crazy with bringing in hopes and dreams of positive thinking this week and concentrate on Week 37 instead. But for now stay here enjoy my rankings and hell even stay and leave a comment or three. Happy transferring. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
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 34 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).Please, blog, may I have some more?
Yikes folks, three-game weeks in 10 days and if you don’t have the need for adult diapers, now may be the time. Excitement personified! This is the last stretch run of games that come in succession like this for the rest of the year, and if you are big proponent of taking a minus and not having it affect you this is the time. I say that because if you simply take a minus a week for the next 3 and set yourself up with one player for the week, and one for the DGW in 34 w/ United, Soton, and Palace… you will be ahead of the game and hold onto that coveted wildcard for the better looking DGW fixtures after Week 34. But what the heck do I know? Enjoy the week. Happy transferring and here are the Week 30 FPL rankings for all positions. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
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 28 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).Please, blog, may I have some more?
Now that the back-enders are out of the way for Week 29, we can get down to the meat, potatoes and goal scorers. The quintessential fantasy meal. Getting the right set-up for midfielders is a lot harder than getting the forward ones correct right now. The options are seemingly endless, and given the shape, health and suspension levels going on in the forward ranks it is hard to get that right set for now and for the upcoming weeks. So play for now, grab for form, screw fixture through the middle. As far as the strikers go, it is kinda of weeded out for you through attrition really. With Kane and Ibra gone, it makes the forward ranks Lukaku, Costa, Manolo and maybe a roll of the dice with Sergio. Well, if you came for advice and ranks you came to the right place. Keep reading for the Week 29 Middies and Forward ranks. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
As expected, the day after is the prize. I touched on it yesterday that the annexation of positions this week was happening. Why? Because it has been too long since I got to gab on about players, transfers, and rankings. Now finally we won’t have a break until March, which is straight cool chillin’ for me. Games every week give me two or possibly three extra days to drink. Not that I need an excuse, but just in case my liver needed a permission slip, I have it handy. The rankings this week are starting to take shape from a standpoint of we know who we can trust, and who we can sorta gamble against. While that sounds good in theory, it sometimes isn’t. Teams become too cookie cutter and the differentials all run together. Don’t fret though, as I am always here to unearth the beauties that lie beneath the radar every week in the Transfer Tuesday/Wednesday posts and then again on Fridays with my Start ’em and Sit ’em. So now that we are formally re-introduced to the schedule, let’s get down to the meat and potatoes of the rankings, compared to the starch of the Keepers and Defense. Good luck on your decisions of transfers in and out. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Sometimes life and technology get in the way of the genius, or semi-genius, that I convey to you on a weekly basis. It isn’t really genius as much as it is a hazy diatribe of words thrown together in some form of sense. But at the end, it all comes down to one common goal and that is the week at hand with Fantasy Premier League action. So with UCL games yesterday and today, plus with the impending week off for international duty, it suddenly becomes an interesting week as we streak toward Boxing Day. I only say Boxing Day because I use that as the half way post from a fantasy perspective, by no means look that far ahead when it comes to you building your roster. It is way too far away to comprehend, and involves me buying presents for everyone. So this post always starts off the FPL week and with all the info of the UCL injuries/non-injuries, Europa games, the week off upcoming and dealing with current injuries of star players (de Bruyne) we can finally get down to the brass tax of Week 6 in the Premier league. So here are some of my transfer ideas for the upcoming week and as always good luck. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Yeah, I said it… so? I think the song should be replaced by the Will Grigg’s song or even the Mkhitaryan chant. And you can take the beer in the green bottle with ya. Coming along and messing up stuff with all your UCL-ness. Sounds like a season-ending knee injury, UCL. So like I was just saying today, it’s the start of Champions league group play for Spurs, Leicester, Man City and Arsenal. The one good thing is that there isn’t anyone that we rely on from a fantasy perspective on any of those teams. Joking obviously. I need to, want to, have to know what is going on in advance with the future FPL line-ups and how the Champions league games will affect not only my team but yours. I am totally doing this for you guys, not me. I care about the masses more then me honest truth. So as always wait until the Friday fixture until you do anything rash or stupid to your team. Welcome to Week 5, and here are some transfer ideas and musings that I haven’t tried out in public yet…Please, blog, may I have some more?
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!Please, blog, may I have some more?