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 15 waiver wire has to offer!
Angelino | Manchester City | Defender 22% owned
We’re in prime Pep Roulette season as we enter the Christmas period and Guardiola has shown a particular fondness for rotating his full back’s recently. The less than impressive Benjamin Mendy got the nod on Saturday, meaning it should be Angelino’s turn in midweek.
Few would bet against Angelino becoming the first choice at left back if both candidates continue their current form.
Moussa Djenepo | Southampton | Midfielder | 32% owned
Moussa Djenepo has had a few mentions on the site recently but his ownership is still very low. He was undoubtedly Southampton’s most creative player against Watford on Saturday and put the ball on a plate (after a dubious use of the hand) for Danny Ings to equalise.
The Saints gave a nice Christmas run in too as they look to build up a head of steam. Djenepo should keep his place.
Onel Hernandez | Norwich City | Midfielder | 25% owned
In a similar way to Djenepo, Onel Hernandez is criminally under owned. His ownership is currently below that of Jesse Lingard and Granit Xhaka which is amazing considering he’s Norwich’s most dangerous player.
Hernandez averages just under 12 points per match over the last five games, meaning he’s probably their best Fantrax asset too. If he’s on your waivers, get him.
Lys Mousset | Sheffield United | Forward | 40% owned
We’ve talked up David McGoldrick a lot recently but now it’s the turn of his team mate Lys Mousset.
The young Frenchman is an integral part of this Blades team, contributing seven attacking returns in the last six games.
With Sheffield United entering into a favourable run of fixtures, Mousset is a must add if he’s available.
Kelechi Iheanacho | Leicester City | Forward | 1% owned
I didn’t think I’d be writing about this guy this season. Leicester needed a hero on Sunday. It’s usually Jamie Vardy or James Maddison. This time it was Kelechi Iheanacho.
Leicester’s forgotten man made his first appearance of the season against Everton and in his 28 minute cameo, his assist was followed by an injury time goal to cause a Kingpower Stadium eruption in one of the moments of the season so far.
Most Foxes fans probably forgot that the Nigerian played for them but on Sunday he was the toast of the town. Has he done enough to earn himself a start against Watford? He couldn’t have done much more.