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 33 waiver wire has to offer!
Erik Pieters | Burnley | Defender 24% Owned
Defender Erik Pieters was fielded in an unfamiliar left attacking midfield position for Burnley against Crystal Palace due to the injury crisis amongst their forwards.
The enforced change allowed Dwight McNeil to take up a central role, a role which he clearly relished in a dominant performance.
Pieters himself got forward to good effect and his fantasy value will stay high this week should he keep his spot in the team.
AlExis McAllister | Brighton | Midfielder | 5% Owned
What a fantastic name. It’s rare you see a half South American, half Scottish combination like Alexis McAllister.
The player himself looks handy too and has taken the majority of set pieces when playing over the last two weeks. If this continues he will surely be in for some attacking returns against a woeful Norwich side this week.
Yves Bissouma | Brighton | Midfielder | 2% Owned
Staying with Brighton, a solid and unspectacular name in Yves Bissouma has been very useful since the restart.
The central midfielder has scored 25.5 points over three games thanks to defensive contributions. In a time of much rotation, Bissouma could be that safe MID5 you’ve been after.
OLi McBurnie | Sheffield United | Forward | 25% Owned
I took a punt on Oli McBurnie in one of my leagues in Gameweek 32 and it paid off in a big way.
The tall Scottish striker was already up to 11 ghost points before he got on the scoresheet against Tottenham on Thursday. He doesn’t look a physical presence but got into double figures in terms of aerials won, putting himself firmly in that Benteke/Deeney club at the moment.
The big bonus here is that he actually scored a goal.