The Waiver Wire: Gameweek 2

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 first waiver wire of the season has to offer!

Stuart DALlas | Leeds United | Midfielder | Leeds United

We all want a bit more of Leeds United after their opening day adventure at Anfield. When you consider their next opponents arrive in the form of Fulham, it’s time to pack in as many as you can.

Stuart Dallas benefitted from his slightly harsh classification as a midfielder despite playing left back on Saturday. No goal concessions led to a score of 11.5 points in total and you can guarantee he will be encouraged to get forward as much as possible in Gameweek Two.

Jamal Lewis | Newcastle United | Defender

Jamal Lewis has seen his fantasy football value shoot up very quickly, mainly because he now plays for a team who knows how to defend.

The talented young left back was no use to Fantrax managers at Norwich but at Newcastle he looks like he could be a different animal. His clean sheet coupled with a few nice crosses to fellow new boy Callum Wilson led to a very handy 17.26 points on his Newcastle debut. A home fixture against Brighton could see similar scores again.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson | Burnley | Midfielder

Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s ownership of 32% suggests that the Burnley midfielder has gone underdrafted due to previous injuries or managers have had to sacrifice him in GW1 in order to field a full eleven.

Either way, if he’s available in your league you need to pounce and get him quickly! By all accounts, JBG has been on fire in pre season and the signs are that his injury woes may be behind him. When fit, the Icelandic winger hasn’t MID1 upside and is an extremely handy and reliable midfielder to own.

Rob Holding | Arsenal | Defender

Injuries (as well as an accomplished performance at the weekend) should see Rob Holding keep his place in what now looks to be a very tight Arsenal defensive unit.

The Gunners barely gave Fulham a sniff at the weekend and face a West Ham side this week that hardly dented the Newcastle rearguard in the first Gameweek.

Others to consider…

  • Andy Carroll, Newcastle United, Forward
  • Jeff Hendrick, Newcastle United, Midfielder
  • Pedro Neto, Wolves, Forward
  • Helder Costa, Leeds United, Forward
  • Solly March, Brighton, Midfielder

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