Notes

Another Gameweek is in the books. This week four men finished tied on FPL points for the title of Unfantasy Player of the Week: Last week’s winner Ricky Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, and Juan Mata. Thus it came down to a tie-breaker which is EA SPORTS PPI. The EASPORTS PPI for each player is as follows:
Lambert: 15
Rooney:  14
Gerrard: 14
Mata:    9
Thus, this week’s winner is Manchester United’s Juan Mata. Going into the week, many pundits (myself included) actually thought Mata would do well. I even took a points hit to add Mata to my team! Oh well. This game is fantasy anyway (or Unfantasy). 
The good news is there are still three weeks left in the FPL season. The bad news is that anyone awarded the title of Unfantasy Player of the Week generally tries to win the award again (I’m looking at you Lambert!). 

Another Gameweek is in the books. This week four men finished tied on FPL points for the title of Unfantasy Player of the Week: Last week’s winner Ricky Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, and Juan Mata. Thus it came down to a tie-breaker which is EA SPORTS PPI. The EASPORTS PPI for each player is as follows:

Lambert: 15

Rooney:  14

Gerrard: 14

Mata:    9

Thus, this week’s winner is Manchester United’s Juan Mata. Going into the week, many pundits (myself included) actually thought Mata would do well. I even took a points hit to add Mata to my team! Oh well. This game is fantasy anyway (or Unfantasy). 

The good news is there are still three weeks left in the FPL season. The bad news is that anyone awarded the title of Unfantasy Player of the Week generally tries to win the award again (I’m looking at you Lambert!). 

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Gameweek 33’s Unfantasy Player of the Week was Adam Lallana as Southampton was demolished by Manchester City. Nevertheless, some people considered he would bounce back against Cardiff City in Gameweek 34. After all, he is on the shortlist for PFA Player of the Year. 
But he didn’t bounce back. Both Lallana and teammate Ricky Lambert scored just two FPL points versus Cardiff City. Lambert however persevered to win Gameweek 34’s Unfantasy Player of the Week Award with a lower EA SPORTS PPI score for the week. If you were unlucky enough to have owned Lambert you may be waving goodbye to your FPL success. 
This week I will be taking part in the Fantasy Premier League Hints Battle Royal 2014 Competition. To follow along please visit the following website: http://fantasypremierleaguehints.blogspot.com
My team has been seed 9th in the 59 team contest. 
Also, I have been writing the differential article on FPLMaestro.com for those of you interested. 

Gameweek 33’s Unfantasy Player of the Week was Adam Lallana as Southampton was demolished by Manchester City. Nevertheless, some people considered he would bounce back against Cardiff City in Gameweek 34. After all, he is on the shortlist for PFA Player of the Year. 

But he didn’t bounce back. Both Lallana and teammate Ricky Lambert scored just two FPL points versus Cardiff City. Lambert however persevered to win Gameweek 34’s Unfantasy Player of the Week Award with a lower EA SPORTS PPI score for the week. If you were unlucky enough to have owned Lambert you may be waving goodbye to your FPL success. 

This week I will be taking part in the Fantasy Premier League Hints Battle Royal 2014 Competition. To follow along please visit the following website: http://fantasypremierleaguehints.blogspot.com

My team has been seed 9th in the 59 team contest. 

Also, I have been writing the differential article on FPLMaestro.com for those of you interested. 

Notes

Last week’s Fantasy Hero is this week’s Unfantasy Player of the Week. Yaya Toure has claimed his title of being the most mediocre player of the week by disappointing 46% of FPL owners with his one point performance. Last week’s UnfantasyPOTW Kevin Nolan put a brave fight to reclaim his title by rekindling his poor run of form with a one-point showing as well. However, Sam Allardyce pulled Nolan in the 84th minute which disqualified him for the award. 

Last week’s Fantasy Hero is this week’s Unfantasy Player of the Week. Yaya Toure has claimed his title of being the most mediocre player of the week by disappointing 46% of FPL owners with his one point performance. Last week’s UnfantasyPOTW Kevin Nolan put a brave fight to reclaim his title by rekindling his poor run of form with a one-point showing as well. However, Sam Allardyce pulled Nolan in the 84th minute which disqualified him for the award. 

Notes

No one truly qualified for Unfantasy POTW due to the Double Gameweek and well generally good play. But Kevin Nolan did play a full 90 in his game versus Hull City last week without doing much of anything. And he also played most of the game versus Manchester United without putting up any attacking points. His combined four-point output gives him his second Unfantasy Player of the Week title this season. Seriously why do people own this guy?

No one truly qualified for Unfantasy POTW due to the Double Gameweek and well generally good play. But Kevin Nolan did play a full 90 in his game versus Hull City last week without doing much of anything. And he also played most of the game versus Manchester United without putting up any attacking points. His combined four-point output gives him his second Unfantasy Player of the Week title this season. Seriously why do people own this guy?

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He Let Everyone Down! Well 16% of us…

He Let Everyone Down! Well 16% of us…

Notes

Gameweek 28’s UnfantasyPOTW of the week was Kevin Nolan. He faced stiff competition from Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge, Olivier Giroud, and Jay Rodriguez yet managed to prevail on tie-breaker. Now please enjoy the above meme!
This week’s prediction for UnfantasyPOTW is….Eden Hazard!

Gameweek 28’s UnfantasyPOTW of the week was Kevin Nolan. He faced stiff competition from Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge, Olivier Giroud, and Jay Rodriguez yet managed to prevail on tie-breaker. Now please enjoy the above meme!

This week’s prediction for UnfantasyPOTW is….Eden Hazard!

Notes

Ed Dzeko, with a textbook sitter at his feet, managed to flub scoring a goal versus Sunderland this weekend. But was this good enough for Unfantasy Player of the Week Honors? Of course!
My prediction for the week was Adam Johnson, who actually wound up tied with Dzeko’s with 1 FPL point. However, Johnson failed to play a full 90. Dzeko instead wound up tied with the Unfantasy POTW-eligible Adam Lallana.
On the first tie-breaker, EASPORTS PPI, both players tied with a score of 9. Thus, it was on to the second tie-breaker: BPS.
Here’s how it went down:
Dzeko: -3
Lallana: 2
So Dzeko with the lower BPS is awarded the title of Gameweek 27’s Unfantasy Player of the Week. 
Stunningly, last week’s #UnfantasyPOTW Olivier Giroud actually had a great Gameweek 27 finishing tied with Daniel Sturridge for the most FPL points on the week. But unfortunately, Dzeko is off the next two gameweek’s and will not be able to avenge his award. Oh well!

Ed Dzeko, with a textbook sitter at his feet, managed to flub scoring a goal versus Sunderland this weekend. But was this good enough for Unfantasy Player of the Week Honors? Of course!

My prediction for the week was Adam Johnson, who actually wound up tied with Dzeko’s with 1 FPL point. However, Johnson failed to play a full 90. Dzeko instead wound up tied with the Unfantasy POTW-eligible Adam Lallana.

On the first tie-breaker, EASPORTS PPI, both players tied with a score of 9. Thus, it was on to the second tie-breaker: BPS.

Here’s how it went down:

Dzeko: -3

Lallana: 2

So Dzeko with the lower BPS is awarded the title of Gameweek 27’s Unfantasy Player of the Week. 

Stunningly, last week’s #UnfantasyPOTW Olivier Giroud actually had a great Gameweek 27 finishing tied with Daniel Sturridge for the most FPL points on the week. But unfortunately, Dzeko is off the next two gameweek’s and will not be able to avenge his award. Oh well!

Notes

Giroud has come under criticism lately for admitting to not being as good of a player as Luis Suarez is. 
However this week, from a fantasy perspective, Giroud proved to be just as good as Luis Suarez. He was even as good as Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Jay Rodriguez, Christian Benteke, and Eden Hazard!
But maybe good isn’t the right word to use. All seven of these players played a full 90 but only managed a meager two fantasy points each. So we head to the tie-breaker system to decide this week’s Unfantasy Player of the Week. 
EA Sports PPI for each player:
Benteke: 13
Rooney: 15
Van Persie: 15
Suarez: 15
Hazard: 15
Rodriguez: 0
Giroud: -8
My prediction for this gameweek was Rooney. However, he has lost on a tie-breaker to Giroud. Giroud has also overcome last week’s title winner Christian Benteke on a tie-breaker. Thus Olivier Giroud wins the title of this week’s Unfantasy POTW. 

Giroud has come under criticism lately for admitting to not being as good of a player as Luis Suarez is. 

However this week, from a fantasy perspective, Giroud proved to be just as good as Luis Suarez. He was even as good as Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Jay Rodriguez, Christian Benteke, and Eden Hazard!

But maybe good isn’t the right word to use. All seven of these players played a full 90 but only managed a meager two fantasy points each. So we head to the tie-breaker system to decide this week’s Unfantasy Player of the Week. 

EA Sports PPI for each player:

Benteke: 13

Rooney: 15

Van Persie: 15

Suarez: 15

Hazard: 15

Rodriguez: 0

Giroud: -8

My prediction for this gameweek was Rooney. However, he has lost on a tie-breaker to Giroud. Giroud has also overcome last week’s title winner Christian Benteke on a tie-breaker. Thus Olivier Giroud wins the title of this week’s Unfantasy POTW. 

Notes

Unfantasy Player of the Week is the title given to an attacking player selected by 10% or more owners in the Official Fantasy Premier League who plays for a full 90 but scores the fewest Fantasy Premier League points.
Twenty Men unknowingly vied for Unfantasy Player of the Week. 
Four men tied for the fewest FPL points on the week: Adam Johnson, Jay Rodriguez, Wayne Rooney, and Christian Benteke.
If you have been following me on Twitter unfantastical then you would have seen that I had predicted Christian Benteke to claim the award.
Since I didn’t specify at the time, there can only be one Unfantasy Player of the Week.
The Following Tie Breaker Formula will be used: 
1. EA Sports PPI2. Bonus Points System in FPL
EA Sports PPI is the first tie breaker since it is billed as the only official player rating index of the Barclays Premier League which measures a player’s all round contribution to the success of his team using six key indices.
The EA SPORTS PPI for the four players are as follows:
Benteke: -8
Rodriguez: -4
Rooney: 8
Johnson: 12
Thus Christian Benteke, as I somehow predicted, is our first Unfantasy Player of the Week. Congratulations on this fictitious title. 
Unfantasy Player of the Week: The title for a great player playing mediocre. 

Unfantasy Player of the Week is the title given to an attacking player selected by 10% or more owners in the Official Fantasy Premier League who plays for a full 90 but scores the fewest Fantasy Premier League points.

Twenty Men unknowingly vied for Unfantasy Player of the Week. 

Four men tied for the fewest FPL points on the week: Adam Johnson, Jay Rodriguez, Wayne Rooney, and Christian Benteke.

If you have been following me on Twitter unfantastical then you would have seen that I had predicted Christian Benteke to claim the award.

Since I didn’t specify at the time, there can only be one Unfantasy Player of the Week.

The Following Tie Breaker Formula will be used: 

1. EA Sports PPI
2. Bonus Points System in FPL

EA Sports PPI is the first tie breaker since it is billed as the only official player rating index of the Barclays Premier League which measures a player’s all round contribution to the success of his team using six key indices.

The EA SPORTS PPI for the four players are as follows:

Benteke: -8

Rodriguez: -4

Rooney: 8

Johnson: 12

Thus Christian Benteke, as I somehow predicted, is our first Unfantasy Player of the Week. Congratulations on this fictitious title. 

Unfantasy Player of the Week: The title for a great player playing mediocre. 

Notes

Peyton where did it go wrong? Was it the gloves? Was it fake Manny Ramirez botching the snap? Or was it something else?
Well whatever it was you have won the coveted Unfantasy Player of the Super Bowl award. The award given to the most mediocre player in the biggest game of the year. You were more average than Manny Ramirez! 
Perhaps Peyton was high. His brother Elisha always seems a bit stoned at the Meadowlands. But he probably wasn’t high. He was what he is: an immobile quarterback.
With the pass rush of the vaunted Seahawks defense bearing down on him, he did the only thing he could: adjust his invisible watch.
It is sad to see a legend go down without even a fight. John Fox could have and should have down more to give his star quarterback a chance. But an overachieving, mediocre, conservative coach did all he could. He coordinated a short kick-off that Percy Harvin returned for a touchdown ending the game in the early part of the first half. But that didn’t stop Pete Carroll from running up the score by keeping his starters in the game. This served only to injure Richard Sherman: The best self-proclaimed and actual corner in the game!
Alas, John Fox has won the Unfantasy Coach of the Super Bowl. The award given to the most mediocre coach of the Super Bowl! Basically the losing coach. 
With the Super Bowl marking the end of the football season, this blog will be transitioning into a different type of football. Some of you may call it soccer. 
Stay tuned for exciting Unfantasy Football posts! Just not the football you may used to.

Peyton where did it go wrong? Was it the gloves? Was it fake Manny Ramirez botching the snap? Or was it something else?

Well whatever it was you have won the coveted Unfantasy Player of the Super Bowl award. The award given to the most mediocre player in the biggest game of the year. You were more average than Manny Ramirez! 

Perhaps Peyton was high. His brother Elisha always seems a bit stoned at the Meadowlands. But he probably wasn’t high. He was what he is: an immobile quarterback.

With the pass rush of the vaunted Seahawks defense bearing down on him, he did the only thing he could: adjust his invisible watch.

It is sad to see a legend go down without even a fight. John Fox could have and should have down more to give his star quarterback a chance. But an overachieving, mediocre, conservative coach did all he could. He coordinated a short kick-off that Percy Harvin returned for a touchdown ending the game in the early part of the first half. But that didn’t stop Pete Carroll from running up the score by keeping his starters in the game. This served only to injure Richard Sherman: The best self-proclaimed and actual corner in the game!

Alas, John Fox has won the Unfantasy Coach of the Super Bowl. The award given to the most mediocre coach of the Super Bowl! Basically the losing coach. 

With the Super Bowl marking the end of the football season, this blog will be transitioning into a different type of football. Some of you may call it soccer. 

Stay tuned for exciting Unfantasy Football posts! Just not the football you may used to.