Well here we are in Match Week 3, are you panicing yet? Did you use one of your chips? Are you cursing the names of Wayne Rooney, Eden Hazard, and Theo Walcott? Not to worry there’s more free transfers tomorrow and you can’t start re-shaping your squad one piece at a time. Let’s not forget this is a gentleman’s game like golf or a duel, one must be patient. Wait patience isn’t a good thing in duel’s so scratch that last part but you get the jist. 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 each pick one option from each position (except keepers cause they’re…..zzzzzzzzz….sorry I went to sleep), and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 3 Fantasy Premier League.

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Raise of hands, who panicked after last week when you scored a whopping 30 or under points?  Well I am not shy to admit it, I did and I am not ashamed.  I am also not ashamed of my Scott Baio poster that resides in my man den.  He is a man and he should get to chill with the guys.  Joanie is not welcome, I stand up and scream it like that scene from American History X.  The inflection not the topic.  Ralph touched on it yesterday with the back-enders, what have we learned from 2 games that will make us think there is actually a pattern to all this?  There is a semi pattern it’s almost like a crop circle, and it’s indecipherable.  With the midfielders this week it’s quantity guys over quality for me. Especially with no Chelsea love, personally they are all unownable for me until after the International break.  They may do something but I would rather roll with some other cats at mid and striker spots.  Here are the play rankings for week of 3.

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So, as we did every match day last term, 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 each pick one option from each position (except keepers cause they’re…..zzzzzzzzz….sorry I went to sleep), and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 1 Fantasy Premier League.

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There are a variety of ways to approach the build of your FPL squad. None more right than the other, but each a reasonable approach and strategy. I’ll cover a few of the ones I’m partial to and give you my ultimate thoughts on each approach’s strengths and weaknesses. In truth what am I talking about, I really just wanted to make a bunch of lineups and show you them. This is one of the most enjoyable parts of the PremierLeague.com experience. Building your roster, studying the incoming chaps, and guessing the right players, so you gain the most value possible before your first wild card. Today the game starts for the 2015-16 term here are a few approaches that I’ve employed over the years. The First Annual Razzball Guide to Fantasy Premier League Squad Building.

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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.

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So, as we do every match day, we’re giving you our loves and hates for this week in a segment called Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em.  You should know the drill but if you don’t, we each pick one option from each position, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 36 Fantasy Premier League.

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Flash forward.  No seriously flash forward.  They don’t say flash defense.  They do say flash dancer, which is a story of aspirations, hopes and dreams of a steel town chick.   Ahhhh….the steel city, such found memories of said town.  Shame I don’t dance.  Never the mind.  This week’s forward rankings and basically for the rest of the year are broken into 2 categories.   Going for it and guys that everyone else owns already, and then the 2 guys that everyone owns and the one guy that you are gambling on to help your team.  That comment is basically Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and the third guy is interchangeable.  The second is the same thing but with some guy that has zero chance to be owned by a team ahead of you.  Enter guys like N’Doye, Vardy and Berahino.   I love all three of these chaps match-ups and from a gambling standpoint and a making up points in your league type thing these are the guys you have to go with.  So take a look at the forward rankings for week 36 and gamble wisely

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The crown jewel of the week is here.  Ok you can all take your seats now.  The forwards are awesome, there are no better point chase but comfort level all in one package in football.  It’s true, they bring new terminology to set-it-and-forget-it.  It’s either that or they bring additional hyphens into play that are not only fun but when spelled out make a dash.  So onto this week’s forward rankings, it’s now the time to gamble.  If you’re not gambling with roster moves then you should have just quit 34 weeks ago.  It’s crunch time, don’t make me post some inspirational John Belushi stuff to get you all fired up.  You shouldn’t need it.  So go get the best options take the deductions if necessary and go get that title.  I gotta use the jacks, but enjoy the forward rankings for week 35.

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The forward post is here folks.  I must admit I have been on a semi uninspired lull lately and lost my inspiration.  But no fear, Smokey always shows up….eventually.  The forward post is basically the happy hour of all the rankings.  You get discounted drinks (players) and a crowded room full of expectations and dreams of finding a nice mate for the day or week or the rest of the season.  At this point in the season you have to be set at forward or have a comfortable rotation like when you were a kid on your sit/spin.  The worst part is there are only so many usable forwards to go around this week and the person that most resembles Kenny Rogers in the Gambler is going to come out with the most kwan.   Focus on the lesser double teams this week, as Chelsea and Liverpool have about as many usable forward options as Scunthorpe. So enjoy the rank and file for week 34 forwards.

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So, as we do every match day, we’re giving you our loves and hates for this week in a segment called Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em.  You should know the drill but if you don’t, we each pick one option from each position, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  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 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 33 Fantasy Premier League.

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