Fantasy Premier League: Week 22 Recap / Week 23 Player Picks

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Oh, you thought we was dead when we wasn’t.

Life, death, all kinds of shit to open up the calendar this year.

So I missed a few weeks.

But things have actually been improving on my end.

And Arsenal (@Arsenal) have been maintaining the pace at the top as well.

Quite looking forward to the match versus Southampton (@SouthamptonFC) this afternoon.

Should be the first of several tough fixtures to come up over the course of the next month or so.

3 points!

COYG!

Let’s rewind back to week 22.

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Overall Points: 1260

Global: 329,150
Fans of Arsenal: 16,443
Canada: 3,022

Private League I: 5 / 17 (148 points out of 1st)
Private League II: 1 / 11 (78 points clear)
Private League III: 2 / 7 (36 points out of 1st)
Private League IV: 2 / 5 (54 points out of 1st)

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Total Points: 2638

Global: 1,017
Fans of Arsenal: 242

Private League I: 1 / 8 (282 points clear)
Private League II: 1 / 6 (75 points clear)
Private League III: 22 / 100 (194 points out of 1st)

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Not bad since the last time I saw you, right?

Back to within the mid 300k’s in the official game and just a shout outside of the top 1000 in Yahoo!

You may have also noticed that I’ve joined a third private league in the latter format.

It is a “pro league” if you will so I’m pleased to be sitting in the top quarter for the moment.

The guy leading the table is in the top 10 overall or something crazy.

How did you make out in Gameweek 22???

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Big changes moving forward.

Here are my picks for week 23:

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The squads likely look quite different from the last time we went through this.

Got some late team news and added¬†van Persie¬†(@Persie_Official) a few minutes prior to today’s Yahoo! deadline.

Originally had Mata (@juanmata8) in for his¬†United¬†(@ManUtd) debut but figured I’d jump on RVP while his price is low and he’s facing a lowly opponent.

In the official game, my squad has been overhauled dramatically as I decided to play my winter wildcard prior to its expiration this coming weekend.

I lost some solid discounts so I hope the decisions I made don’t end up haunting me in the end.

Decided to swap¬†Szczńôsny¬†(@13Szczesny13) back in for Mannone at the last minute. Foolish?

Also, a real shame to learn of Cabaye‘s departure from the¬†Premier League¬†(@premierleague).

A terrific and consistent fantasy performer this season and an overall pleasure to watch on the pitch.

What Do Your Week 23 XIs Look Like???

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Fantasy Premier League: Week 19 Recap / Week 20 New Years Day Player Picks

Best believe!

Best believe!

Hope everyone had a great time ringing in the new year.

Happy 2014 and best wishes to you all.

I had a great time last night and I’m tired. But still awake bright and early to watch my beloved Gunners.

So here’s a truncated version this week.

Manchester City (@MCFC) are on their way to taking the three points versus Swansea (@SwansOfficial).

The ol’¬†Arsenal¬†(@Arsenal) squad is pretty banged up today but with the situation at¬†Cardiff¬†(@CardiffCityFC) looking more dysfunctional by the day, we should reclaim the top spot by 12pm eastern.

COYG!

Below, we take a look back at week 19.

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Overall Points: 1078

Global: 434,275 (Last week: 461,572)
Fans of Arsenal: 21,674 (Last week: 23,076)
Canada: 3,966 (Last week: 4,150)

Private League I: 6 / 17 (159 points out of 1st)
Private League II: 1 / 11 (62 points clear)
Private League III: 2 / 7 (77 points out of 1st)
Private League IV: 3 / 5 (62 points out of 1st)

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Total Points: 2294

Global: 1,367 (Last week: 1,774)
Fans of Arsenal: 332 (Last week: 425)

Private League I: 1 / 8 (248 points clear)
Private League II: 2 / 6 (3 points out of 1st)

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Baby steps.

It was a very tough week with the amount of squad rotation that took place.

My goal of staying in the top 100k of the official game is all but over yet it’s nice to make upward moves. Competing in my private leagues is the most I can ask for at this point.

In the Yahoo! format, I managed to put together an even 100 points, better than I could have expect, which is pushing me back into the global top 1000.

How did you make out in Gameweek 19???

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Rotation is still a big risk going into week 20.

Here are my picks:

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Once again, I held onto Rooney (@WayneRooney) in Yahoo! despite the injury doubt. The discount I am holding him at is too deep to discard the only consistent United (@ManUtd) of this season.

I have to say that Negredo (@_AlvaroNegredo_) has mostly been a bust since bringing him into my squads in both formats.

He was subbed off around the 60th minute today.

Heavy on Arsenal players in Yahoo! today and thankfully, all of them will be starting.

Brought Koscielny into both sides this week and am likely to stick with him over the course of the next few fixtures.

I have a hunch that Cazorla (@19SCazorla) has a big game in him today.

Aside from that, my squads stay very much the same as they have over the past few weeks.

Here’s to a great final four+ months of football!

What Do Your Week 20 XIs Look Like???