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Danny Welbeck has been awarded the title of Unfantasy Player of the Week for Gameweek 7 with his mediocre performance against Chelsea in which he picked up a yellow card.
Welbeck remains an interesting FPL prospect despite his up-and-down performances of late. With seemingly no competition for his spot in the lineup, Welbeck should thrive as a centre forward with the likes of Ozil, Sanchez, and Cazorla feeding him chances. 
In the last two gameweeks, Welbeck has matched Graziano Pelle with four goal attempts while cheaper alternatives such as Saido Berahino, Diafra Sakho, and Nikica Jelavic have all done better. Meanwhile, popular budget option Leonardo Ulloa has had just one goal attempt in the past two gameweeks. All that being said, I don’t think Welbeck will repeat as Unfantasy Player of the Week any time soon.

Danny Welbeck has been awarded the title of Unfantasy Player of the Week for Gameweek 7 with his mediocre performance against Chelsea in which he picked up a yellow card.

Welbeck remains an interesting FPL prospect despite his up-and-down performances of late. With seemingly no competition for his spot in the lineup, Welbeck should thrive as a centre forward with the likes of Ozil, Sanchez, and Cazorla feeding him chances. 

In the last two gameweeks, Welbeck has matched Graziano Pelle with four goal attempts while cheaper alternatives such as Saido Berahino, Diafra Sakho, and Nikica Jelavic have all done better. Meanwhile, popular budget option Leonardo Ulloa has had just one goal attempt in the past two gameweeks. All that being said, I don’t think Welbeck will repeat as Unfantasy Player of the Week any time soon.

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Di Maria was GW6’s Unfantasy Player of the Week after winning the EA Sports PPI tiebreaker. He’ll look to bounce back against Everton this weekend…or win this highly uncoveted award again!

Di Maria was GW6’s Unfantasy Player of the Week after winning the EA Sports PPI tiebreaker. He’ll look to bounce back against Everton this weekend…or win this highly uncoveted award again!

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In a hotly contested race between four players, it is Jordan Henderson who has pulled away with Gameweek 5’s Unfantasy Player of the Week. Henderson beat out contenders Cesc Fabregas, Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Morgan Schneiderlin for the title by posting the lowest EA Sports PPI on the week.
With Yaya Toure having fallen below the ownership threshold for Unfantasy Player of the Week honors, a new contender for the overall title could emerge. That being said, I don’t think Henderson has a chance at the overall award as his ownership percentage stands at just 13.4%. Perhaps a current high-ownership player could emerge. Or maybe even last year’s winner Kevin Nolan. 
Through Gamweek 5, the overall standings for the Unfantasy Player of the Year award are as follows: 
1. Yaya Toure with 2 Gameweek Titles
2. Bojan, Naismith, and Henderson with 1 Gameweek Title each.

In a hotly contested race between four players, it is Jordan Henderson who has pulled away with Gameweek 5’s Unfantasy Player of the Week. Henderson beat out contenders Cesc Fabregas, Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Morgan Schneiderlin for the title by posting the lowest EA Sports PPI on the week.

With Yaya Toure having fallen below the ownership threshold for Unfantasy Player of the Week honors, a new contender for the overall title could emerge. That being said, I don’t think Henderson has a chance at the overall award as his ownership percentage stands at just 13.4%. Perhaps a current high-ownership player could emerge. Or maybe even last year’s winner Kevin Nolan. 

Through Gamweek 5, the overall standings for the Unfantasy Player of the Year award are as follows: 

1. Yaya Toure with 2 Gameweek Titles

2. Bojan, Naismith, and Henderson with 1 Gameweek Title each.

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Steven Naismith is Gameweek 4’s Unfantasy Player of the Week!
After Yaya Toure did not play this week, Naismith decided that it was his time to disappoint by posting the classic Yaya Unfantasy scoreline of 90 minutes, one yellow card, and no goals or assists. Or as I call it, the Yaya One-pointer! I’m just shocked this Naismith guy is owned by 34.4% of FPL Managers! Given his high ownership, I expect Naismith to continue to be in the running for  Unfantasy Player of the Week for the foreseeable future.

Steven Naismith is Gameweek 4’s Unfantasy Player of the Week!

After Yaya Toure did not play this week, Naismith decided that it was his time to disappoint by posting the classic Yaya Unfantasy scoreline of 90 minutes, one yellow card, and no goals or assists. Or as I call it, the Yaya One-pointer! I’m just shocked this Naismith guy is owned by 34.4% of FPL Managers! Given his high ownership, I expect Naismith to continue to be in the running for  Unfantasy Player of the Week for the foreseeable future.

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Yaya Toure is Gameweek 3’s Unfantasy Player of the Week!
His performance was once again mediocre as Yaya is yet to justify his price tag. Despite being the three-time African Player of the Year, Yaya has shown that he cannot replicate his performance from last season. His one-point FPL score was a the result of a yellow-card for simulation in the match against Stoke City. This was a match that Manchester City was expected to dominated, yet went on to lose 1-0 after an epic display from Mame Biram Diouf. Goal.com had this to say about Yaya’s performance:
"Played as one of the two holding midfielders and still looks a little way off the player who inspired City to the title last season. His passing was a touch slow and overall he could not drive City forward."
With Two Unfantasy Player of the Week Title’s to his name, Yaya Toure has cemented his place as the early front-runner for this year’s title of Unfantasy Player of the Year. However, Wayne Rooney could come charging back into the fray if Manchester United keeps disappointing. 

Yaya Toure is Gameweek 3’s Unfantasy Player of the Week!

His performance was once again mediocre as Yaya is yet to justify his price tag. Despite being the three-time African Player of the Year, Yaya has shown that he cannot replicate his performance from last season. His one-point FPL score was a the result of a yellow-card for simulation in the match against Stoke City. This was a match that Manchester City was expected to dominated, yet went on to lose 1-0 after an epic display from Mame Biram Diouf. Goal.com had this to say about Yaya’s performance:

"Played as one of the two holding midfielders and still looks a little way off the player who inspired City to the title last season. His passing was a touch slow and overall he could not drive City forward."

With Two Unfantasy Player of the Week Title’s to his name, Yaya Toure has cemented his place as the early front-runner for this year’s title of Unfantasy Player of the Year. However, Wayne Rooney could come charging back into the fray if Manchester United keeps disappointing. 

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This week’s Unfantasy Player of the Week is Yaya Toure!
Wayne Rooney, with his two-point haul against Sunderland, was the favorite for the award going into Monday’s epic match-up between Liverpool and Manchester City. But Yaya Toure, ever the competitor, beat Rooney in this week’s battle for the biggest fantasy disappointment. Congratulations Yaya!
Unlike last week’s winner Bojan, Goal.com only gave Yaya a 1.5 star rating for his one-point Unfantasy performance. Goal.com had this to say about his performance: 
"Strolled through most of the game. Decent passing but lacked his customary drive and pretty poor with his defensive positioning." 
So far, Yaya is yet to justify his price as the most expensive midfielder in FPL. And based on how other top midfielders are performing, he could be primed for a massive sell-off. 

This week’s Unfantasy Player of the Week is Yaya Toure!

Wayne Rooney, with his two-point haul against Sunderland, was the favorite for the award going into Monday’s epic match-up between Liverpool and Manchester City. But Yaya Toure, ever the competitor, beat Rooney in this week’s battle for the biggest fantasy disappointment. Congratulations Yaya!

Unlike last week’s winner Bojan, Goal.com only gave Yaya a 1.5 star rating for his one-point Unfantasy performance. Goal.com had this to say about his performance: 

"Strolled through most of the game. Decent passing but lacked his customary drive and pretty poor with his defensive positioning." 

So far, Yaya is yet to justify his price as the most expensive midfielder in FPL. And based on how other top midfielders are performing, he could be primed for a massive sell-off. 

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Since Gameweek 1 is over, it is now time to reveal this week’s Unfantasy Player of the Week!
For a review, Unfantasy Player of the Week is the title given to an attacking player (Midfielder or Forward) selected by 10% or more owners in the Official Fantasy Premier League game who plays for a full 90 but scores the fewest Fantasy Premier League points.
Tie-Breakers are as follows:
1. Lowest EA Sports PPI
2. Lowest FPL Bonus Points System Score
Using the above criteria, Bojan, Juan Mata, and Romelu Lukaku tied on FPL points. However, Bojan has won the Award as he posted the lowest EA Sports PPI, with a score of only 2. 
Perhaps it is not too surprising that Bojan has won this highly uncoveted. People either tapped him for success or failure. Lukaku disappointing was not surprising either given his track record of Unfantasy material in good matchups on paper. I wouldn’t give up on Mata just yet as United are still without their main man in RVP. Also, Swansea is a pretty good team.
Now back to Bojan. Goal.com actually gave Bojan a three-star match rating. Goal.com wrote the following on Bojan:
"As you’d expect, his touch was exquisite and he found space at will. Showed off his passing ability with some wonderful through-balls early on but struggled to get any testing shots away. Dropped deep to collect the ball when perhaps he would have been more effective in and around the box. Faded as the game progressed and was denied a debut goal by a phenomenal block from Ron Vlaar."
Their review shows that Bojan had a decent game, although his EA Sports PPI says otherwise. Either way, don’t give up on these three players just yet. And congrats to Bojan, for winning Unfantasy Player of the Week Honors.

Since Gameweek 1 is over, it is now time to reveal this week’s Unfantasy Player of the Week!

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

Tie-Breakers are as follows:

1. Lowest EA Sports PPI

2. Lowest FPL Bonus Points System Score

Using the above criteria, Bojan, Juan Mata, and Romelu Lukaku tied on FPL points. However, Bojan has won the Award as he posted the lowest EA Sports PPI, with a score of only 2. 

Perhaps it is not too surprising that Bojan has won this highly uncoveted. People either tapped him for success or failure. Lukaku disappointing was not surprising either given his track record of Unfantasy material in good matchups on paper. I wouldn’t give up on Mata just yet as United are still without their main man in RVP. Also, Swansea is a pretty good team.

Now back to Bojan. Goal.com actually gave Bojan a three-star match rating. Goal.com wrote the following on Bojan:

"As you’d expect, his touch was exquisite and he found space at will. Showed off his passing ability with some wonderful through-balls early on but struggled to get any testing shots away. Dropped deep to collect the ball when perhaps he would have been more effective in and around the box. Faded as the game progressed and was denied a debut goal by a phenomenal block from Ron Vlaar."

Their review shows that Bojan had a decent game, although his EA Sports PPI says otherwise. Either way, don’t give up on these three players just yet. And congrats to Bojan, for winning Unfantasy Player of the Week Honors.

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I WANT TO SUPPORT A PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM FOR THE DUMBEST REASON POSSIBLE!

Anyone will tell you the key to being good at fantasy premier league is to not be biased. Which is my PUNDIT TIP NUMBER SIX: DON’T BE BIASED!

Just because you support, for instance, Arsenal does not mean you can’t have a player from Tottenham on your team. Regardless of who you support, you need to field the best possible team each week in FPL

This is easy for me because I do not support any Premier League team. I currently have season tickets to my local MLS side here in the states. However, I would like a Premier League team to support…well actually a team to support me first. 

I will support the first Premier League team to follow my blog’s Twitter Account: @Unfantastical. In return, my blog will follow said team on Twitter, and I will buy a jersey of said team. 

Now my options are limited. As far as I can tell, only Arsenal, Aston Villa, Liverpool and Manchester City follow their supporter’s on Twitter.

Anyway, I just want an incredibly dumb reason that can top the typical nonsensical American Premier League Team fan’s reason for support like this one:  ”When I was a kid, my Uncle when to London and bought me a Man United jersey.” Yes, because Manchester is in London lol.

Nevertheless, this blog will continue to focus strictly on Fantasy Premier League. You won’t be seeing those annoying Twitter posts about said team messing up every second when the team is playing.

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Unfantasy’s Guide To Not Being Mediocre: Part 5

PUNDIT TIP NUMBER FIVE: MAKE SURE YOUR MIDFIELDER’S/FORWARD’S HOME FIXTURES VARY!

Fixture rotation is commonplace in FPL, particularly in the defense and goalie positions. However, I do not think that FPL players pay enough attention to home/away fixtures in their midfield or forward positions.

To sum up, you could have a situation in which most, or even all, of your midfielder’s/forward’s play at home one week and then away the next. This is a quick way to mediocrity. 

The easiest way to be good at FPL is to consistently post above-average results each Gameweek. You do not need to be spectacular each week to succeed! Before FPL updated, I looked back at my Gameweek rank’s. I realized that any week I had a Gameweek rank of 400,000 or better I ended up improving my overall rank. image

Now this screenshot only shows Gameweek’s 1 though 31 but the point is still relevant. Simply put, You do not need to have all of your players play at home in Gameweek 1. Have a mix of player’s playing home and away each Gameweek in your midfield/forward positions. Being consistently above average each Gameweek is more important to Overall FPL success. 

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Unfantasy’s Guide To Not Being Mediocre: Part 4

PUNDIT TIP NUMBER FOUR: FOLLOW THE RIGHT BLOGS/WEBSITES! 

The first year I played FPL, I searched for  ”fantasy premier league blogs” on Google, and found one: premierleaguefantasy.blogspot.com

It was a great blog…until the guy that managed it stopped updating it last season. The next year I decided to expand my horizon and search for “fantasy premier league hints” on Google, and I found this great site: fantasypremierleaguehints.blogspot.com

It is a great website, with a variety of different contributors, and run by a guy named The Chief who once finished 73rd overall. To summarize the website, The Chief will post his team each gameweek while his contributors gave tips on potential targets. 

For a while I strictly used these sites, but I eventually started to look at fantasyfooballscout.co.uk which is perhaps the premier destination for FPL players. I also started to go to TotalFPL.com for price change information. 

Eventually, I even ended up making my own twitter account, writing for fplmaestro.com until the site shut down, and switching from blogging about fantasy american football to FPL. Anyway, I suggest using the above active websites if you are serious about not being mediocre. There are of course many more sites out there to choose from but these are my personal favorites.