The Waiver Wire: Gameweek 20

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 20 Waiver Wire has to offer.

Liam Cooper | Leeds United | Defender | 28% Owned

Leeds United don’t keep many clean sheets. In fact, they hardly ever keep them! This week is a bit different, however, as they face Newcastle United who can’t buy a goal at the moment.

Regardless of the rate of goal concession, Liam Cooper scores well in Togga scoring due to his aerial ability and all action defensive style. Even if the Toon sneak a goal, you’d fancy Cooper to get double figures, especially if Andy Carroll starts for the hosts.

Ryan Fraser | Newcastle United | Midfielder | 12% Owned

Sticking with Newcastle for a second…after slating their attack, we are recommending an attacker. Ryan Fraser’s last outing was one to forget as he didn’t last until half time against Sheffield United before receiving two yellow cards.

Fraser’s Newcastle career has been poor in general so far but he’s enjoyed one good outing so far. Against who? Yes, Leeds United. He was already scoring well in ghost points before he set up Ciaran Clark’s goal. With Newcastle devoid of attacking ideas, it’s hard to see how Fraser doesn’t start this one.

Jean-Phillipe Mateta | Crystal Palace | Forward | 1% Owned

Here’s one for the future. Crystal Palace clinched the signing of Jean-Phillipe Mateta from Bundesliga side Mainz this week in the hope he can fill their goal scoring void.

Roy Hodgson has already spoken highly of the 23-year-old striker who has 10 goals in 17 games this season. He won’t feature against West Ham but Palace’s fixtures look very tempting if you believe Mateta will hotbed the ground running.


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