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 4 Waiver Wire has to offer!
Arthur Masuaku | West Ham | Defender | 3% Owned
You’ve had some prior warning here via our Twitter account: marauding full back Arthur Masuaku is the first name on our waiver wire list! Granted, his upcoming schedule is pretty awful but judging by his 3% ownership, there wasn’t many who though he would score 30 points against Wolves in Gameweek 3! West Ham obviously aren’t going to keep clean sheets every week but Masuaku’s powerful forward runs should ensure he scores well even when goals are conceded.
Callum Robinson | West Brom | Forward | 5% Owned
West Brom forward Callum Robinson appears to be almost completely goal dependant but that won’t matter if he continues to look as sharp as he did against Chelsea at the weekend. One thing in his favour is that West Brom still haven’t brought in any other forwards, meaning Robinson will most likely start every week for the Baggies. Slaven Bilic’s side look likely to struggle but five goals in their last two games suggests they will continue to find the back of the net, especially with dynamic midfield duo Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana supplying the ammunition.
Callum Hudson Odoi | Chelsea | Forward | 21% Owned
Another Callum, another forward, but Hudson Odoi finds himself in a very different situation to Robinson. While the whole week was filled with speculation of where CHO would be playing his football this season, the man himself got his head down and played a major part in an impressive Chelsea comeback at the Hawthorns. In fact, Hudson Odoi was arguably the key part, supplying the spark that the Blues were lacking in the first half, scoring 16.5 points in 45 minutes in Fantrax. A start against Crystal Palace this weekend would not be at all surprising.
Ross Barkley | Chelsea | Midfielder | 7% Owned
Another Chelsea reserve but this is a very different type of punt. I don’t see Ross Barkley starting against Palace this weekend and the fact that he wasn’t part of the second half cavalry at the weekend suggests that his immediate future may lie elsewhere. Barkley is in good form in an England shirt but needs regular football if he is to make the squad for the Euros this summer. He has been strongly linked with a loan move to Aston Villa where I feel he would excel so if you have the spare roster spot this week it’s well worth stashing Barkley in case he does move somewhere he is guaranteed to start most games.