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?
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 21 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn‚Äôt.)Please, blog, may I have some more?
Rankings are the gift that either keeps on giving or ones that you quickly wanna re-gift.¬† Either way, I am giving you them with a fake smile on my face.¬† So you take that as a ehh, or a ehhhh.¬† Either way, I am content.¬† Week 19 attacking players got a bit of a shock as Morata got accumulation suspension in the Cup game and will miss.¬† This basically sends a ripple effect throughout all the rankings.¬† So if you are in the mood for those type of things keep reading and get to them.¬† Or you can stay here and listen to me wax poetic about almost nothing, as I have the innate ability to just lull you to sleep with nothing.¬† Screw that skip ahead, enjoy the rankings.¬† Happy Holidays to all and good luck this week.¬† Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Another week, another Champions league conundrum weighing over our ranking/transfer heads.¬† Have no fear though, as this is the end of UCL for a few weeks so we can now get down to brass tacks.¬† The FPL money is made with getting the right captain right, and getting lucky with your front 6,7, or even 8.¬† We all can’t be lucky every week that all our players strike gold and find the net, but it would be nice and fantastic if they did.¬† The December slate is a tough one to gauge for some middling teams and we can start to see what fixtures are ripe for the picking as we set up for the first DGW in Week 22.¬† Stay in the here and now though and use those transfers wisely, taking a -4 isn’t the end of the world if it is a move for a differential.¬† Don’t chase points on the most transferred in guys…stay the course basically.¬† To help you with your course here are the week 16 FPL rankings for Forwards and Midfielders.¬† Cheers!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 11 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn‚Äôt.)Please, blog, may I have some more?
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!Please, blog, may I have some more?
For those of you affected by the late scratches of Kane and Coutinho (or any other player I’m unaware of getting scratched), I feel for you. The good news was that we didn’t have a moronic Friday fixture to make things go completely nuts, and there was time to take a hit or two if needed. While I wish the hits I took were that sweet cess, these hits are at times necessary and are less painful when everyone’s taking a hit at the same time. It’s like a second-hand cloud of negative points toward everyone’s season total.
This week was low-scoring overall, with the average being just 46 points. Keep that in mind as you see some red arrows, that they might have been just a point or two away from being a green arrow. Hopefully these red arrows come with the caveat of having made your team deeper (to prevent last-minute benchings/injuries from giving¬† you a zero) or helped you shift around your funds in a more logical manner.
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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?