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 25 waiver wire has to offer!
Arthur Masuaku | West Ham United | Defender | 13% owned
Arthur Masuaku was not one of the few Hammers that came out of the double gameweek 24 with a good return. Having been hooked at half time during the dire display at Leicester, Masuaku just about got his score into positive digits with a slightly improved performance against Liverpool.
I’ve got a good feeling that GW25 will be much better for Masuaku. His game relies on being able to attack and his opportunities were always going to be limited against two strong opponents last week. He will be looking to drive forward at will during this weekend’s crucial clash at home to Brighton.
Fabian Schar | Newcastle United | Defender | 52% owned
Shkodran Mustafi (yes, really) was going to be my second defensive pick this week before the injury he picked up in the FA Cup. The classier Fabian Schar gets the nod instead.
Schar should lead the defensive line against Norwich this week and will look to find some of that form that made him a prized Fantrax asset last season. Newcastle are surprisingly solid under Steve Bruce this season!
Ondrej Duda | Norwich City | Midfielder | 39% owned
On to some new signings now. Ondrej Duda has already introduced himself to the Premier league in impressive fashion!
Norwich’s new man was denied a debut goal by Steve Cook’s flying (illegal) save against Bournemouth and scored double digits once again in the game away at Tottenham. He will look to continue his hot start against Newcastle this week.
Steve Bergwijn | Tottenham Hotspur | Forward | 0% owned
Time to delve into the January signings! There will be a lot of talk about Bruno Fernandes but let’s talk about Tottenham’s new man for a second…
Steve Bergwijn arrives as the latest Eredivisie star to try his luck in the Premier League, hoping to be more of a Ruud Van Nistlerooy/Christian Eriksen than a Memphis Depay/Alireza Jahanbaksh. His figures of 56 Eredivisie goal involvements in the last two and a half seasons suggests he has plenty about him.
Many may be distracted by the bright lights of Fernandes, meaning Bergwijn may fall further in the order than he should.