Those who think Fantrax Leagues are won and lost at the draft are wrong. Very wrong.
In fact this is where the winners will be winners because of their sharp eye for a bargain and the losers will be losers because…well, they ignore the Waiver Wire.
Each week, we will analyse those low ownership players that could win you your match up or even become a mainstay in your roster for weeks and months. Here is what the Gameweek 10 waiver wire has to offer!
Kurt Zouma| Chelsea | Defender | 35% owned
Fresh off the back of a 17.75 point haul in Gameweek 9, Kurt Zouma remains a good option off the Waiver Wire this week.
Facing Burnley in Gameweek 10, Zouma will be up against similar opposition to Joelinton and Andy Carroll, who he kept quiet last weekend, when he faces up to Chris Wood and Co.
A clean sheet isn’t likely but that shouldn’t matter too much due to Zouma’s combative defensive style.
Ryan Fredericks | West Ham United | 44% owned
The fact that Ryan Fredericks is still a low ownership option at this stage of the season is a surprise to me.
West Ham’s right back has nailed down his position in the starting XI and is one of their more likely looking options going forwards, as demonstrated by the 9 key passes he’s provided so far (the same number as Ricardo Pereira).
The Hammers have hit a poor recent run of form and will host Sheffield United this weekend determined to bounce back.
Tom Cleverley | Watford | 40% owned
Tom Cleverley is still a waiver Wire option which is amazing considering the lack of talent in the midfielders pool.
Yes, Watford are awful but their draw at Tottenham (yes, they are awful too) suggests there are shoots of revival.
The home game against Bournemouth, who couldn’t even score against Norwich in Gameweek 9, looks like a must win game and Cleverley should be central in an attacking Watford display.
Leandro Trossard | Brighton | 56% owned
The likelihood of Leandro Trossard starting in Gameweek 10 is slim but his ownership has plummeted due to his long term injury absence.
The Belgian sparkled at the very start of the season and will surely retain his place in the side as soon as he regains full fitness.
Trossard should be available in 8/10 team leagues, meaning now is the time to strike for him. In 12 teamers, a trade for Trossard is a good move.
Theo Walcott | Everton | 15% owned
It’s too easy to write about Allan Saint-Maximin every single week but part of me wants to. The guy is 26% owned which is an absolute disgrace. Go and pick him up, he’s going yo be a star!
Instead, it’s a surprise pick in Theo Walcott who I’ve chosen from the forwards pool this week.
Everton’s forgotten man was given his chance against West Ham on Saturday and he took it with both hands, setting up the opening goal in a very impressive display.
It remains to be seen whether Walcott keeps his place but Everton were much, much better on Saturday and Marco Silva may be tempted not to tamper with what turned out to be a well oiled machine.
A low risk, high reward pick. Definitely worth a shout on this week’s waivers.