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 9 Waiver Wire has to offer!
Fabian Balbuena | West Ham | Defender | 42% Owned
The clean sheet against Fulham (albeit thanks to Lookman’s jelly legs) shows West Ham are tightening job at the back at the start of a decent schedule. The Hammers face goal shy Sheffield United after the break and I imagine it’ll be Fabian Balbuena who takes on the aerial battle with the lumbering Oli McBurnie. Always a goal threat from Aaron Cresswell’s dangerous set pieces too.
Eberechi Eze | Crystal Palace | Midfielder | 42% Owned
If you’re one of the many who gave up and Eberechi Eze, it’s time to regain the faith! I imagine that Crystal Palace winger’s ownership shot up quickly following the lineup announcements at 2pm and those who snagged him then enjoyed a 26.5 point haul thanks to an assist and a stunning free kick. Palace are at the start of a nice run of fixtures and Eze will be worth his weight in gold if he keeps his place.
Oli McBurnie | Sheffield United | Forward | 33% Owned
I was surprised to see the aforementioned McBurnie’s ownership way below 50% coming into this week. The Scot is in and out of the team at the moment but is well worth a spot on the bench and a start when he gets a game. Despite making only four starts, McBurnie has won more aerials (55) than any other Premier League player. Monster.
Danny Welbeck | Brighton | Midfielder | 8% Owned
This week’s punt comes in the form of the returning Danny Welbeck. Fitness will always be a concern for the former England striker but Brighton will be hoping Welbeck can form a deadly partnership with Neil Maupay up front. He scored well on his debut, collecting 11.5 points in the 0-0 draw with Burnley. Worth a punt if you’re looking for a FWD3 on the cheap!