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 34 waiver wire has to offer!
Kurt Zouma | Chelsea | Defender
It appears that Crystal Palace’s win at struggling Bournemouth may have papered over the cracks of how bad they are at the moment. Either that or they are already on the beach having secured mid table safety.
Chelsea are the next to visit Selhurst Park to face a Palace side who have failed to score since the first game back after the restart.
Kurt Zouma returned to the Blues defence as they shut Watford out and he should keep his place for this one. A fierce aerial battle against Christian Benteke should see easy points picked up.
Yerry MinA | Everton | Defender
An injury sustained by Mason Holgate against Tottenham should see Yerry Mina regain his place in the Everton back line against Southampton.
Mina is a better fantasy option than Holgate due to his height and threat from set pieces. He also has a realistic chance of a clean sheet this week.
Marc Albrighton | Leicester City | MidfIelder
One of those unglamorous yet effective fantasy players comes in the form of Leicester’s Marc Albrighton.
The Foxes look likely to be without creative talisman James Maddison again at Arsenal, meaning Albrighton should take charge of set pieces once more while the way he fills up the stat sheet through crosses, tackles and interceptions should see him score 10 points without a goal or assist.
DAnny Welbeck | Watford | Forward
There’s not a load of options at forward at the moment so we’ve gone for a real outside the box punt here in Danny Welbeck.
Ismaila Sarr has been in horrible form since the restart and Welbeck injected some life into a lacklustre Watford performance at Stamford Bridge when coming from the bench.
If Welbeck starts at home against Norwich City he could be a punt with huge upside this week.