The Waiver Wire: Gameweek 19

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 19 waiver wire has to offer!

Kiko Femenia | Watford | Defender | 4% owned

I rate Kiko Femenia extremely highly as a streaming fantasy asset. Therefore, it surprises me to see his ownership so low.

The Spaniard gets forward well from full back but many of his points cone from tackles and interceptions. Nigel Pearson looks to have solidified Watford at the back, making Femenia an even better option. Definitely startable this weekend against Sheffield United.

Bjorn Engels | Aston Villa | Defender | 7% owned

Here’s one to look out for in deeper leagues. Villa have leaked goals lately but Bjorn Engels still manages to score points in Togga scoring.

Gameweek 18 was one to forget as Villa shipped three goals at home but Engels still scored 4.25 points. A week earlier, he’d managed 11 points in a 2-0 reverse.

You’d think any clean sheet would equate to big points for Engels. This week’s fixture against Norwich represents a decent enough chance fit that to happen.

Ryan Sessegnon | Tottenham Hotspur | Midfielder | 16% owned

Son Heung Min’s latest Red card (his third of 2019?!) means that someone in the Spurs ranks will get a chance to shine at left midfield in a favourable run of fixtures. Could that man be Ryan Sessegnon?

The youngster has taken the chance given to him by Jose Mourinho in scoring a goal at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich and he looks like the natural successor to Son for the next three games.

A few good showings could even lead to a long run in the side, especially if Lucas Moyra’s poor form continues.

Christian Benteke | Crystal Palace | Forward | 24% owned

It’s likely that if you didn’t follow our advice last week and picked up Christian Benteke then you won’t get the chance to try again this week. However, his 24% ownership suggest he’s still hanging around on a few waiver wires.

The Belgian giant reminded everyone once again why he was a Togga legend, scoring another 14 points without a goal involvement.

Crystal Palace play West Ham on Boxing Day with rumours circling that Roberto may get another go in the Hammers goal. “Shooooooot!”

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