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 36 waiver wire has to offer!
Joao Cancelo | Manchester City | Defender | 52% Owned
Welcome to the latest round of Pep Roulette!
With a home fixture against struggling Bournemouth next up, you want to be holding as many Manchester City cards as possible this week. Who will get the nod? With a FA cup semi final on the horizon, mass rotation should be expected.
After his mammoth haul against Southampton in a 1-0 loss, Joao Cancelo is arguably the best low ownership City option available. After Kyle Walker completed the full 90 minutes, it may be Cancelo’s “turn” in the fixture against Bournemouth.
Loading up on plenty of City assets is a wise tactic this week. Surely at least one of them will play…
Ryan Bennett | Leicester City | Defender | 11% Owned
Caglar Soyuncu’s stupidity means it’s likely that Ryan Bennett will see out the rest of this season alongside Jonny Evans at the heart of the Leicester defence.
Soyuncu will miss the remaining fixtures thanks to the red card he picked up at Bournemouth for kicking out at Callum Wilson. The Foxes have been far from watertight in recent weeks to say the least but Bennett should be busy up against Sheffield United duo McBurnie and McGoldrick this week.
Andros Townsend | Crystal Palace | Midfielder | 38% Owned
I wouldn’t have expected to be including former @playtogga darling Andros Townsend in a waivers article last season. Such is Townsend’s fall from fantasy grace this season, a former 4th/5th round draft pick now has an ownership of just 38%, the majority of which can most likely be attributed to inactive leagues.
Like Bennett, Townsend has been given the chance to regain his place in the starting eleven thanks to the stupidity of a team mate after Christian Benteke ended his own season by kicking out at an opponent after the final whistle on Sunday.
Townsend’s numbers haven’t been remarkable when he has started recently but he’s wasted no time in racking up points in cameo performances off the bench. He’s well worth the punt if you have the spare spot in midfield as he always has the potential to explode.
David McGoldrick | Sheffield United | Forward | 11% Owned
Oli McBurnie has featured regularly on the site in recent weeks and months, most notably in our Differential XI in Gameweek 35 where he scored us a very tasty 21.5 points!
He was outshone, however, by his team mate David McGoldrick who features instead of his strike partner in this article.
“Didzy” was made to wait 11 months for his first Premier League but only had to hang on for just under an hour for his second. He will be licking his lips at the prospect of facing a Leicester defence who shipped four goals at Bournemouth on Sunday.