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.)
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!
Similar to taking a piss straight into a headwind, there is futility in guessing which player will rise above the rest week-in and week-out. Rankings are damn near impossible to completely nail, and the top four forwards from GW29 were no exception: Aubameyang, Tosun, Deeney and King (aka Aubametosu and The Deeney Kings). Of them, Aubayameng was the highest owned at 4.4%. That's the type of odds FPL stacks you against in any given week, and these rankings are based as much on fixtures as they are gut feel. Week 30 ends our sense of normal that we've mostly had since the Christmas fixtures, and if you've been following along at home then you've heard of FPL's upcoming booze snooze on St. Paddy's Day, which will provide us a wee-smattering of Premier Leauge with just 4 fixtures. Now week 30's rankings do not factor in the blank, but it should be taken into consideration for transfer purposes as we focus on finding players that shore up a hole for this week and the following. Try looking at a cheap starter that could help shift funds in GW 31 to your missing higher priced item from Liverpool or Everton. Taking a chance on a lesser-owned, cheaper asset with starting credentials in GW31 carries an automatic 2 point "bonus" points you otherwise wouldn't have. So go get some free FPL currency and cheers!
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!
In now over a decade of competing a ton of different fantasy sports, the dubious task of ranking a bunch of dudes chasing after a ball/puck for the sheer shake of scoring points has never rested on my shoulders. This week, I'm gonna try my best to step up and tell you which players are gonna shit on the competition and give you the big returns that fuel your green arrows of eternal joy. This is not about value, but who will get you points this gameweek. I seriously have no idea how this is done, but I'll be using a mixture of form, fixtures and gut feel - for the record, I have a case of the bubbleguts right now as I write this, so that's probably the X factor in all of this. TMI? Nah, just tryna be transparent, yo!
If yesterday was Thanksgiving, then today is Black Friday with all the goodies in store for you. From a fantasy perspective obviously. The Defenders and Keeper rankings are nice and are the biggest differential to be had in the game. The midfielders and forwards are def the staple items. You need to have a City player, you need to have an investment in a certain grouping of strikers. These are just great rules of thumb as it relates to FPL. I don't claim to be the shelter from a rain storm, but I do sell some of the best umbrellas. Ya dig? With the returns of some key players and the departure of some others from the international break period it is making the front 8 selection process a muddled up beast. The biggest crunch that I am noticing right now is the move away from the power three forwards to more of a power two and then finding the funds to have coverage from the key players and the under-owned ones...cough...Alexis. So one week at a time my friends and one or maybe two transfers at a time as well. Good luck this week and here are the rankings for the middies and strikers. Cheers!
Away: Manchester City (1) - Home: Chelsea (0)The marquee match played at Stamford Bridge on Saturday felt like an away game for Chelsea, as Man City came out relentless from the start pressuring up top and pushing Chelsea back. Chelsea never looked comfortable playing out of the back, and Man City dominated early and often. Alvaro Morata picked up a hamstring injury in the 34th minute, and was replaced by Willian who saw little opportunity to attack alongside Eden Hazard.
Rankings are fun to do in general. Add in the flavor of this week's fixtures and you have yourself some fantasy gumbo. I get that the City/Chelsea fixture is the premium this week but don't let that steer you clear of playing top options. Yes, they will steal value from each other, but that is more from the defensive side of the ball. It is full bore on the offensive end and that is where we invest our fantasy goodies. we want goals and i think this slate will have plenty. The Leicester/Bournemouth match will be fun to watch as both teams are taking on a mini Liverpool defensive minded approach and will have the way with each other. So if you are waiting to make your transfers now that the UCL is over by all means use my rankings as a guide to FPL futility. Enjoy the week and good luck. 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!