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 14 waiver wire has to offer!
Ben Davies | Tottenham Hotspur | Defender | 39% owned
For once, low ownership defenders don’t seem too easy to find for this week’s waiver Wire. We’ve gone with Ben Davies on the premise that early signs show that Jose Mourinho likes the look of him.
Mourinho’s first task will be to make Tottenham a tight defensive unit once more, a task he’s likely to succeed in. Davies has DEF1 potential should he keep his place in the team for the long term thanks to his defensive contributions and his crossing ability.
Michail Antonio | West Ham United | Midfielder | 47% owned
We’ve touted Michail Antonio as one to pick up for a couple of weeks now and he proved why in the 45 minutes he was given at the weekend.
Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko provided very little in the first half but Antonio’s introduction seemed to give the Hammers a lot more life. He was rewarded with a goal and 17.5 points in his half of football. He will surely keep his place in the side from now.
John Fleck | Sheffield United | Midfielder | 45% owned
Here he is again! It’s been a while since John Fleck featured on the site but a superb display containing a goal and an assist in a 27 point haul reminded us why he is one of the stand out players in Fantrax right now.
His ownership is far too low and if he’s available in your league you simply must use your number one waiver pick on him. He’s now getting into advanced positions regularly and takes more than his fair share of corners.
He’s demonstrated his high floor in Fantrax for a while now. This week shows he can be that high ceiling guy too.
Jesse Lingard | Manchester United | Midfielder | 24% owned
This one is a bit left field. Very left field. A week doesn’t go by on Twitter without someone talking about Jesse Lingard’s failure to register a goal or assist for…a long time.
He’s also struggling to break into the United team. So why is he worth a pick? In all honesty, he’s a guy that will feature in this week’s 16th man article as someone to pick up as a gamble because when he entered the field at half time against Sheffield United, his side seemed to get a lot better.
The change may be more down to the introduction of Mason Greenwood but Lingard scored pretty well, registering 8.5 points in 45 minutes and with Scott Mctominay expected to miss out again in Gameweek 14, a start for Lingard against Aston Villa isn’t out of the question.
David McGoldrick | Sheffield United | Forward | 12% owned
Another Sheffield United player whose ownership is too low. David McGoldrick performed brilliantly once again against Manchester United, scoring 10.5 points and only being denied a goal by a superb David De Gea save.
The Irish striker does a bit of everything for the Blades and always looks likely to be among the goals. A run of goals and assists seems inevitable for McGoldrick and you could do much worse than to get him in while his ownership is so low.