With news of the Queen of Soul passing yesterday morning, all universes were put on hold, including the FPL Universe. Aretha Franklin's unique ability to powerfully belt out a tune from any genre of music truly made her a once in a century talent that has inspired millions of people to sing, dance and enjoy music in its purest form across the globe. This week's FPL captains rankings will be a musical tribute to her:

Both the start to the Prem and the first game week of the FPL season are an occasion perfectly constructed for both endless optimism and gut wrenching nerves. The constant tinkering prior to the season’s beginning seems tireless and never-ending, and does not satisfy nor provide resounding confidence in predicting what has yet to come in the upcoming 38 weeks. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Don't look now, but time's almost up for you to keep tinkering away at your FPL team. Roster's lock on Friday at 7pm (BST), 2PM (ET) and 11AM (PT), so don't get caught with any players you aren't entirely certain will be back GW1 - especially those high-priced assets. There is no point having an expensive, double figure player riding the bench when you are literally starting on a level playing field with everyone else. While there will certainly be players you long to have on your squad from day one, if they are not yet training with the team due to World Cup action, just wait to wildcard them in after a few weeks of play and rotations/starting XIs are mostly settled.
The last rankings round-up.  The unfortunate things that are really fun and annoying is that they have to come to an unfortunate end.  Way too many unfortunate things there, but for the gist of spitting at soccer it makes last week look like heaven's sent.  I am still trying to forget it and GW 37 just ended yesterday.  too many negatives don't equal a positive.  That is why i am thankful that week 38 is finally here so we can move on from our woes and set the record straight with one more good week to go out on a top note.  There is no need to be wordy with an intro this week, we have done this 37 times previous.  To wax poetic would just not be my style as I like it short, sweet, brunette and with a great personality.  Wait, we're still talking about FPL players...right?  So with out further adieu here are my views on the rankings for week 38.  Good luck, it has been a pleasure bringing you fantasy output this year and I have one more post of usefulness this year.  Cheers!
FacebookTweetGoogle+StumbleUpon We are gathered here to discuss only the finest captain choices and disregard those that will not lead us to FPL glory. At the end of the day, your weekly captaincy choice plays a huge difference in your ranking, as it basically can guarantee a green arrow if/when you choose correctly. While nailing the pick each and every week would be splendid, the reality is you ain’t gonna get it right every time, so just trust your gut when picking the right captain and pray to the FPL gods that we will be a’stackin’ some point doublin’ over the course of the season. Here are your captain picks for DGW37:
Making captain picks before the gaffers give their pressers is an exercise in futility. You can reallistically assume certain players will be ruled out, but often we are left with more cryptic knowledge than firm answers once the Friday pressers have come and gone. That being said, decisions must be made and this post has the intention of providing you some insight into the best captain picks for the forgotten week, the week before the double game week. Don't stress the press, just go with the flow and pick your best!
Week 36 comes rolling in the fantasy door like a kitten with soundproof shoes on.  Seriously it is so quiet in here and the noise is all surrounding the 2 goals that were conceded in another tournament that really don't matter until Liverpool give up 3 more.  Run-on sentences are fun, especially when the point you wanna prove falls on deaf 'Pudlian ears.  So moving on in the museum tour of rankings for the FPL week 36.  This is a severe set-up week, almost like an awful blind date setup by someone who doesn't really know your personality.  You appreciate the fixtures but don't really ever plan to call or text or use this people again because you are dating twins next week.  Twins!  And not of the Minnesota variety.  I always forget that not all the baseball jokes transfer correctly, but if you are into that sorta thing click on the baseball thing on monday's and Friday's as I continue my journey to the middle of popularity there.   So transfer wisely this week, only bring in players that have a double next week.  I mean it don't be stupid.  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!
Everyone remember that old Nintendo game, Double Dribble.  Well that is what the FPL is offering up this week the Doubles that are causing us to all dribble with drool.  The options are abundant, and set up nicely for chips...granted you have set yourself up that way. Rankings for double game weeks are fairly easy and I will explain my thinking on this process.  If a double game week player plays the minimum amount of minutes and gets the basic 2 point return (no clean sheet, no cards etc) he will get two games of that for a total of 4 points.  Stupid math explanations are awful i reading but stay with me.  The single gameweek player will get only 2 pints for just minimal returns in his single match.  So from a gambling standpoint would you rather have a player who plays two games to actually give you fantasy returns as compared to just one?  the answer is only the two match player.  The further you get down in the rankings the better the return odds for the star players but for the most part the two match player always wins.  it's like old maid but with football boots and kits instead.  So here are the FPl rankings for matchweek 34, the week we have been pining for since we started to know that doubles existed.  Good luck and happy chipping and transferring. Cheers!
The elephant in the room.  The question that is firmly on everyone's mind. It's an easy one too.  Just look at your team and see that high scoring, 99% owned midfielder.  The one, the only, Mo Salah.  Now with the season only five weeks long, where does the seven come from?  It is easy actually.  That is the number of fixture that other FPL assets have as compared to the little ole 5 that Mo has.  The only tough pill to swallow is watching all that retained value get flushed down the toilet from all the gains that Salah has garnered to this point from when you bought him.  I say soooo what!  You don't need it.  Going into a thumb wrestling battle with 20% more thumbs is a win my friends.  So with the double gameweek her and staring us clear in the mug the term for this week is there are no allegiances anymore on your team.  The template is gone.  the options are a cornucopia of abundance just one click away for you to delve into the depths of differentials.  The transfers of titulations.  You get the point. Be different this week, don't go for the most popular guy, but if you are sans chips left transfer wise because 7 fixtures is better than 5.  Cheers!