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!

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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!

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It’s your sometimes weekly, mostly when I’m not lazy, update for Gameweek 29. If you haven’t already prepared for GW31’s upcoming slate of 4 games, well then at least spend your next two free transfers towards getting a player or two that might be useful to you from GW31 until you wildcard. If you’ve already wild carded, then it’s best you just ignore bringing in “non-blanking” players this week or the next, as you need to keep your team strong for the Double Game Weeks coming up shortly after. The two scheduled DGWs are where huge point hauls and mini-league swings can happen, as opposed to a short-slated GW31. Don’t despair if you’ve fallen behind, as the most exciting part of the FPL season is nearly upon us!

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Oh the weather outside is FPL frightful. Dum, de dum delightful. The weather is definitely a blind pimple on the face of the FPL heading into this weekend’s slate of fixtures. Hell it is going to affect today’s Arsenal/City clash.  So if and a big if that they do play rankings are the pivot point to a transfer strategy.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

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In a week built to attack the lower level squads, I am advising everyone to treat this as a one off week.  Pick guys that help you now.  Whether that be defensive matchups in your favor like Stoke or Swansea.  Or even on the offensive end with Bournemouth and crazy as it may seem Brighton.  The lower level clubs for me are getting a ton of my fantasy eye as we steam roll toward week 28 and the potential for fixture shuffle.  The best part of that is that we will have a full two weeks before the next game week to totally overthink our teams and mess with it six ways til Sunday.  So if you are having a debate in your head for transfers this week, pick the better matchup as you see it on paper.  In form teams right now aren’t the ones you may expect.  If at all possible to go into week 28 with a second free transfer by all means do it because Arsenal and City may be blanking there.  One extra in the bank is better for the heart, mind and fantasy soul.  Enjoy the week 27 fixtures and happy transferring. Cheers!

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Short week means a robust, yet fast approach to FPL week 26.  Condensed into two days, we give you all the same content, just at the expense of sleep and in all actuality some news that is ahead for the next game week of 26.  With Riyad still MIA and the United and Chelsea attack’s stalling last week it should be an interesting week of gambling from a transfer perspective.  Teams like Stoke and Bournemouth have decent upcoming fixtures and are the source of some really cheap and affordable differential type players. Don’t forget about the looming blank, and double game weeks that are on the horizon.  If you have transfers that will help you now and later than look at the blank percentages for those upcoming weeks and invest wisely in those.  The blanks and DGW are where we all make up differences in mini leagues if you are into that type of thing… you know actually competing.  I am not one to really talk in that department as I continue to guess wrong on my transfers, but steer everyone who asks in the right.  Cie la vie.  Still having a blast reporting everything possible FPl for the Razzball universe.  Good luck on the transfers and think for yourself not with the masses.  13 weeks too!

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This is shaping up to be a week with no clear captain favorite, but certainly necessary to consider all of your options (however few they may actually be). Spurs vs United removes your HaroldLukaku and Pogba/Son/Eriksen/Sanchez/Martial or any of their teammates from the logical reality that ManU will probably try to park a bus to beat Spurs. Arsenal and Chelsea seem like too much a mess to bother to put the captain band on their boys, although with them playing Swansea and Bournemouth respectively, it could end up being an Ozil or Alonso that steals the day. The players below are the most clear-cut choices for captaincy, but we can all agree that both my pedigree and decision-making for this season is average at best. So here’s to celebrating what little I know and what even less remains of my gut feel…cheers!

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I wish there were no FA Cup games this week.  It would make rankings so much easier and cut and dry.  But no!  They had to exist on top of the swamp donkey Cup and push everything off by two days.  Rankings alone are hard enough.  Now mix in another game of fixtures, wrapped in a rotational brioche bun.  Also, there are major implications happening with the transfer window and the additions and subtractions that are sending ripple like affects through the FPL universe.  I don’t sound too bitter though, so there is at least that.  None the less we soldier on and bring to you the second part of this week’s rankings in the Middies and Forwards.  the stud muffins of the ball.  The guys who have to give the chicks away because they score all the goals and make the music in the FPL world.  I am partially kidding because half of them prolly can’t play an instrument.  so less rambling, more rankings.  Week 25’s sexy front 7’s are right after the bumb.  Good luck with transfers and enjoy watching the FA Cup.  Cheers!

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A good exercise with 15 weeks remaining is to look at the top five players at each position and the disparity between the tippy top, to the lonely old soul in 5th overall spot in points for the position.  I say to “do this” because it shows the transparency between the best to the 5th best and how much further ahead they are by leaps and bounds.  Let’s start in the net,  David de Gea is distancing himself easily from the field of keepers with 121 points, 29 more than the 5th most pointed Lukasz Fabianski.  Now on paper, they are miles apart in talent, but in points per million they are closer than they appear (20.5 for DDG and 20 exactly for Fabi).  Important, but not always because of the ability to transfer in and out at will if you want.  Moving onto defense, Marcos Alonso has 131 points compared to hector Bellerin on 93.  Points per million is 17.9 for Alonso, and 15.25 for Hector.  Also a factor to remember is that these figures fluctuate based on players value, and buy in value point so keep that in mind to.  My favorite discrepancy position in the FPL is middies.  Mo Salah has 179 points while 5th place Christian Eriksen has a meesily 124, freaking pauper.  Salah’s PPM is 17.72, while Eriksen is 13.3.  Salah is also the highest rising priced player from the start of the season, rising 1.1 to date.  Lastly is the forward spot where Harry Kane leads the line with 147, and Jamie Vardy hasn’t eclipsed the century mark in 5th at 99.  PPM is 11.3 to 11.6, surprising, but on a dollar to dollar basis Vardy is the dude slightly.  Now this isn’t an exercise with exactness do to buying in and transferring out properties that exist with each player.  just some handy info to sway your head as you head into the transfer ideas part of your week.  Week 24 FPL transfers are here, just like the cabs on Jersey Shore.  Cheers!

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