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 zee captain picks for GW 30:
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!
A funny thing happened on the way to this week's title, I went to school growing up with an Eve Blank. If I could make that stuff up i would but unfortunately tis true. We used sh are the big pack of 64 crayons you know the one with the built in sharpener. we were high rolling in the 'burbs of Jersey. I wonder where she is now...hmmm. Not that it matters because Eve won't help you prepare for the week 31 blank fest and only 8 games on the slate. i will. So if you have a multi-pack of crayons you and I can be friends. If not shove off. This week is pivotal. It is a time where you look at your team and say "direction, I am going that way." For better or worse this course of action will dictate how you maneuver through the chip minefield and when to use that all so valuable second WC. I am not driving the bus to use it in week, 34, 355 or 37, because I just don't know everyone's team that well or what you have already used etc, etc. But if you wanna ask i am always here for ya. Transfers this week should be made with the course of action in place that you know when you are wildcarding, using the your free hit and the bench boost. Multiple double gameweeks to strive for and to use every available asset that you have at your disposal. So be smart, transfer with your head and for god sake stop thinking about Evelyn Blank. Good luck and Cheers!
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 28 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
I know you were all sitting on the end of your seat waiting, pining for the scores and facilitators to come out. Well you ask we provide. That's what we do here at Razzball we are givers. We are the Unicef of fantasy knowledge that we give away for free to all the peeps. So the Forwards and Midfielder rankings were much tougher to rank for Ralph and myself. The diversity of the midfielder rankings is what makes it by far the most important position in fantasy. The price between top and bottom and the talent that fills in the gooey core is vital to contstructing a championship caliber team. From a personal not when constructing a midfielder group I like to put guys into 4 categories and make sure I have at least one guy from each group. I do these usually by price, with a side of my own mental capacity and some luck. So here's the Middies and glory hound forward rankings for the 2015/16 season.
This week it's all about the little Spanish guys in the midfields of England. Seriously look at Santi Cazorla and David Silva the two of them are like little FPL elves baking tasty treats inside trees for their managers. I hope they show up with the chocolate filled ones that look like little self portraits. Those things are delicious. In all truthiness I'm just a huge Silva fanboy and have been all season long. I've been staying the course and sticking with him ever since he jumped back onto the radar in December. I ranked him 1st in my expert rankings on Togga yesterday and he's in the top spot below. Santi Caz on the other hand it's taken me a while to come around on. When he first jumped to North London from Malaga in 2012 I loved him. He scored in bunches, took a ton of the free kicks etc. in route to a 12 goal, 13 assist season accumulating 205 FPL points along the way. Last year was a lost year as he only provided 4 goals and modest returns. So I was a bit skeptical of a 30 year old midfielder the size of a tall 11 year old coming off a season only good by Ashley Young standards. Well he's done two things first proved me wrong, and second restored my faith that he's the lad to own in a squad of talented options in the middle of the pitch. And man please, homeboys haircut game is all kinds of swagged out. Arsenal fans love him and so do FPL managers, but I'll save some love spit for the blurb. Without further ado the Midfield Ranks for Week 29 of Fantasy Premier League.
Why's everybody always picking on David Silva? Everybody's all "Oh jump ship on Silva he's coming back down to earth", "Guys why the Silva love?", "Silva is going to lose some value with Yaya back", "David Silva is a piss poor tipper, he left me 30 cents on a $60 bill!". I think we can now safely say, after last week's performance, that all of those statements are wrong. Well, maybe not the last statement but that has nothing to do with Fantasy footie passive aggressive waiter! Now call your busboy and clean my table dammit! If you haven't figured it out over the last few weeks I love me some Silva. He's in the right role for City playing with the right players up top. He's scoring goals at the highest clip of his career and is still setting them up as well. What's not to like? Unless he's bit by the injury bug I wouldn't bet against the good results continuing. Give me a second to climb off my soapbox, okay good, thanks for waiting. As for the rest of the midfield ummm, ahhhh, field? It's just like all the other positions this week severely lacking due to some of our Chelsea sweethearts having the week off to play for the Capital One Cup. I wonder if Samuel L Jackson will be there? He was sooooo good as Morpheus in the Matrix movies! Ohhhh that wasn't him?!? Oh okay, who's Samuel L Jackson again? Fantasy Premier League Midfield Rankings Week 27.
It's that time again my friends the first, well honestly it's the early middle and late transfer ideas for the week. It is my one shot to sway you on a guy. This week the swaying is kinda tricky as 4 clubs don't play this week, but two of them play twice in Week 28. Basically making them the first girl in your grade to "blossom" and get everyone's attention on that first day back from school. It has happened to all of us. Lot's of decisons this week, lots and lots. Do you transfer out to only transfer in or do you maintain for a week and hope you don't get your doors blown off completely. These questions are easily answered, if you are losing more than £.4m of value on a player you stand pat and fill in where you can, except if they are Chelsea players than dump away. Use that money to but something nice and shiny. Speaking of shiny here's some gems for this week in the Fantasy Premier League transfer idea department.
I did enough talking for the both of us yesterday so I'll keep this intro short and sweet. We had a classic match between Liverpool and Spurs yesterday with the most unlikely of heros (Mario Balotelli) scoring the deciding goal. Today we have 6 more fixtures to discuss and a ton of FPL stars in action. Enough with the hellos and how do you dos, let's get on to it. Matchweek Preview, Week 25, Wednesday Edition.
Before we get into the top 11 midfielders for Week 22, let me axe y'all a question. Who would you rather have Eden Hazard or Alexis Sánchez? You can't answer both, even if you own both. It's a tough call. On one hand you have Hazard, one of the top five maybe even three players in the world. A player who takes his team's penalties, plays every match, and who's dribbles are unrivaled. Hazard can create something from nothing. On the other hand you have the more experienced Alexis, a player who's taken England by storm since joining up with the Gunners during the summer. He's involved in everything and is head and shoulders the most dynamic player on the pitch for Arsenal in every match. Alexis is the better goal scorer of the two with 12 to the Belgian's 8. And though Hazard is slightly more consistent, Alexis is more capable of blow up's. Exemplified by his weeks of 16, 16, and 19, Hazard's biggest week is 14 and his next biggest week after that is 11. I don't think there's any right or wrong answer here, it's a matter of preference like boxers or briefs. Then again you can always take the "boxer brief" approach and just own both. I do...Midfielder Rankings for Week 22, read on.