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 11 waiver wire has to offer!
Onel Hernandez | Norwich City | Midfielder | 2% Owned
Our one to watch this week is a returning fans favourite in Onel Hernandez.
The Canaries faithful will, no doubt, already had confidence that the winger would worry Premier league defences bug have had to wait for proof due to a knee injury.
But Hernandez proved that he can more than hold his own at this level with a second half strike against Manchester United and 17 points in 45 minutes suggests he could be a very useful Fantrax asset.
Todd Cantwell took the early season headlines but has faded in recent weeks, meaning the return of Hernandez is even more welcome.
At 2% ownership, Hernandez is almost certainly available in your Fantrax league. Now is the time to go and grab him!
Chris Basham | Sheffield United | Defender | 17% Owned
The likes of Jack O’Connell and Enda Stevens have, quite rightly, grabbed the headlines this season when it comes to Sheffield United defenders. Maybe we’ve neglected Chris Basham a little unfairly.
Like O’Connell, Basham benefits from the unorthodox overlapping centre back system and often finds himself in advanced positions.
Basham is also very good in the air, sonething that’s often important when facing up to Burnley’s offence. The Sheffield United defender should score well again this week and the solidity demonstrated by the Blades proves its never a bad idea to own one of their defenders.
John Fleck | Sheffield United | Midfielder | 18% Owned
Sticking with the Blades… John Fleck is still criminally under owned in Fantrax this year.
The dirth in talent in the midfielders pool is evident for all to see so if there’s any consistent point scorers in there, you need to go and grab them. That’s exactly what Fleck is.
The Scot fills up his stat sheet nicely every week and he did so again against West Ham, scoring 10 points.
Low ownership, not Fixture dependant and due a goal…it’s a no brained really.
Robert Snodgrass | West Ham | Midfielder | 19% Owned
Staying with Scottish midfielders…
The career of Robert Snodgrass at West Ham seems to go in familiar cycles. The Scot will often start the season out of favour and then get his shot when the likes of Manuel Lanzini or Felipe Anderson are out of form. He usually takes his chance.
That’s exactly what happened this week. Snoddy started and put in a goalscoring, man of the match display. It’s difficult to see him keeping his place long term but Manuel Pellegrini will surely find it difficult to drop him straight away after such a positive display.
The visit of Newcastle in Gameweek 11 certainly gives him another very good opportunity to keep his spot.
Neal Maupay | Brighton | Forward | 43% Owned
If in doubt, pick an attacker who is playing against Norwich City. Soubds harsh but its certainly not a bad strategy.
Brighton welcome the Canaries with Neal Maupay in a decent run of form. The fact that he seems to have taken penalty duty makes him an even more intriguing asset to invest in.
Maupay is well worth a punt this week and could be one of those that sticks around in your squad for a while.