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!
Semi Ajayi | West Brom | Defender | 4% Owned
Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Semi Ajayi comes into GW10 with a pretty horrendous overall score of 0.25 overall. That’s right, the value of one clearance. Hear me out though…
In consecutive appearances, Ajayi has scored 8.25 and 7.25 against Tottenham and Manchester United respectively in was incredibly unfortunate to not come away from both games with clean sheets. This week he faces Sheffield United and will most likely be directly up against the giant Oli McBurnie. Even without a clean sheet, it could be a big week for Ajayi!
Raphinha | Leeds United | Forward | 29% Owned
Raphinha finally got his first Premier League start vs Arsenal this week and looked silky smooth on the ball throughout. The right wing spot looks like his to lose from now and now is the time to get the Brazilian onto your roster.
Michy Batshuayi | Crystal Palace | Forward | 24% Owned
Wilfried Zaha’s positive COVID test led to an unexpected start against Burnley for Michy Batshuayi. He scored a respectable 6.5 points in a frustrating outing for Palace and should get the nod again against a struggling Newcastle this week.
Moussa Djenepo | SOuthampton | Midfielder | 19% Owned
Nathan Redmond looks like a thing of the past for Southampton now and with Danny Ings our injured, Moussa Djenepo is enjoying an extended run in the side on the left wing. The tricky winger looked dangerous against Wolves and thrived on the open space he was afforded on Monday night. The encounter with Manchester United should be a similarly open affair.