The Waiver Wire: Gameweek 5

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 5 Waiver Wire has to offer!

Joe Bryan | Fulham | Defender | 46% Owned

A Fulham Defender? Really? Yep.

It’s a mark of how bad Fulham have defended at the start of this season that their fans will be pleased with the single goal conceded in a 1-0 loss against Wolves at the weekend. Regardless of their poor defending, Joe Bryan has scored pretty well thanks to his attacking intentions and with better fixtures around the corner, Joe Bryan may be worth owning for the next few weeks.

Serge Aurier | Tottenham HoTspur | Defender | 31% Owned

Serge Aurier got his chance at the weekend and grabbed it with both hands, scoring and assisting in Tottenham’s demolition of United. The big question now is, will Aurier be rotated with Matt Doherty on a more regular basis? Honestly, it’s very hard to predict. Doherty should still by first choice but the latest Aurier performance will at least prove to Jose Mourinho that he has a choice to make. By picking up Aurier, you’d at least have some decent leverage in a trade with the Doherty owner.

Johann Berg GUDMUNDSSON | Burnley | MIDFIELDER | 23% owned

The one, single positive from this weekend for Burnley fans would have been the return of Johann Berg Gudmundsson (again). Burnley look toothless in attack and will be desperate to see the return of JBG. He will have the international break to get fit again ready for an inviting fixture against West Brom in GW5.

Rhian Brewster | Sheffield United | Forward

Rhian Brewster needed Sheffield United almost as much as they need him. The Blades finally got on the scoreboard this weekend, albeit a consolation against Arsenal and Chris Wilder will be delighted to have signed a young talent with a clear eye for goal. You’d think Brewster will go straight into the lineup for GW5 against….Fulham. Lovely stuff!


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