Oh, Week 4 you young and burdening beast. The season has just started and we are already questioning the judgments that we made yet a month ago. No worries though faithful followers of the Razz. Each week is almost like a new beginning if you had a wildcard to use at your discretion every week. The rankings of midfielders and forwards is blossoming into a conundrum right before our very eyes. We planted it in the summer, watched the transfer window closed and now that the shop is closed this is where we are. 18 more weeks until roster shake-ups again (if any) and the inevitable new wildcard. So if you haven’t used your first wildcard yet, bene. You have more restraint then most of the 5 million other players of this game. So here are the rankings for the midfielders and forwards for week 4, regardless of wildcard. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The second installment of rankings is sometimes the favored. Because who doesn’t like to score or assist to score. In almost any format that last sentence holds sway. But for now let’s just skip the images in your head and talk about the meat and potatoes of the FPL weekly rankings. These fellas are more reliant on goals, assists and the BPS to drive them over the top. So with match-ups, form and common sense as the wind to their ranking sail the list is based on just those three things. So look at the schedule, trust the form and pray that I have some common sense when ranking these players. Here are the Week 3 rankings for the midfielders and forwards in the FPL. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Welcome to Week 2 of your new favorite fantasy footy analysis, Tapping Your Captain. As a quick, obvious recap, I’ll be suggesting captain’s picks in the official FPL game that you should possibly consider to get a leg (ha, soccer pun!) up on your competitors. I will make those suggestions in categories of obvious, weekly match up based, and subversive hipster pick to make everyone think you know more about soccer than they do. Guess which category is my favorite?
Before we get into the picks, I’m also going to take a weekly and a cumulative tally of how brilliant or idiotic my picks have been. What’s good analysis to you if you can’t track how helpful it is anyway? To get a little more specific, I’ll be reviewing picks with specific objectives in mind. For example, I’ll be okay with my Captain Chaos picks varying wildly, so long as every couple of weeks I hit a big winner. Conversely, my Captain Clear-cut better not throw up too many stinkers.
So with that said, let’s review Week 1.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 2 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).Please, blog, may I have some more?
As always, the second post is usually the more awaited of the week. Why? It’s the same reason that people love the home run, the touchdown, or the over. It is no different when we start talking about the middies and strikers for the week. We fall in love with the goals and the tallies that come along with them. All just facts. Also a fact is that like always the rankings are always based on price, match-up, form and common sense. So if you disagree… say so. I am here for your service in this FPL game that we all love so much. So enjoy the rankings, long intro’s are for squares and for people who don’t really have much to say so they make it long winded. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s Tuesday. It means knee jerk reactions and total punting for Week 2 of the FPL season. I am truly only half-kidding, but people involved in the chase gonna chase regardless. Especially with the first few price changes in the books already. Everyone wants that shiny new bargain toy for a penny cheaper then they just had it. So with the first Transfer Tuesday post of the year, Smokey is here to guide you down the trail of transfer ideas that may be a little off beat or because I am seeing something that you didn’t. Four eyes are better than two, especially when people who are making transfers this early in the week, and making the market climb on a Tuesday. I don’t get it, but people get nervous and make irrational decisions, messing it up for everyone else. So while we live the rational transfer life, here are some transfer ideas for maybe a few days down the road to set yourself up for next week’s set of matches. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Prem is here, and we can all now rejoice. Now that the season has kicked off, I will be doing my best to fill your Mondays with sweet, fond memories from the games from over the weekend. I also ask for some patience as I work through how to best provide both a summation and meaningful outlook on the matches.
I was hoping to write about all 20 teams for this post, but it started to become lengthy and I started to get sleepy. So, here are my notes over the weekend on Arsenal to Liverpool (alpha order because why not?)…I will hopefully have Man City to West Ham by tomorrow.Please, blog, may I have some more?
If you enjoyed yesterday’s salad and appetizer courses, then you will love today’s main course and dessert. I realize you can’t get anywheres in the official game without having a nodded on choice at keeper and a stellar yet filled with differential based defense. But the real fun in building your roster is comprising it with as many affordable stars through the middle of the pitch and up top. So just like yesterday’s rankings I mix in price, match and some good ole common sense. The form comes later because after all this is just week one of a long journey my friends. Some great matches are on the table for a lot of star players, so here’s hoping you can squeeze as many of them in as possible. So just in case you needed a guiding hand here is week 1 of the FPL season rankings for Middies and Strikers. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Every year, the hype wagon and subtle love affair for the promoted teams players happens. It happens, sorry not sorry, but it does. They come in with their Championship league stats all shiny and got the fantasy world by the tail. I get it, they did great things in a league that is below the Premier. For the official game, they have an additional appeal because we have seen it in the past that they can rise to be a useful cheap piece. Deeney years ago, Andre Gray after that, and now we are hit with the influx of familiar names that have played in the Premier and are now back… at a discount now. The fantasy attributes that Brighton, Huddersfield, and Newcastle boast have some usefulness as salary fillers or just a plain dump in some cases. Because the four-buck defender still happens. So today we are focusing on some of the better fantasy options from the promoted squads and how they can aide in your quest to build the perfect XI or XV if we are being completely honest. Because those four bench spots still matter when you are comprising your roster with a 100m budget. So enjoy the kind words about this years crop of promoted players, you may or may not hear their names again this year so get a pad and pencil ready or since we have technology earmark this page with a cool bookmark that you got from the school library. Cheers!Please, blog, may I have some more?