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 37 Waiver Wire has to offer.
Craig Dawson | West Ham United | Defender | 34% Owned
In the dying embers of a Premier League season, it’s always a good strategy to target those teams who have something to play for! There’s not many of them left out of the 20 but those chasing European football are the ones you want.
Following the disappointment of the draw at Brighton on Saturday, West Ham will be determined to put things right in a favourable fixture against West Brom in midweek. Even with Robson-Kanu coming in for Diagne against Liverpool, West Brom gave lots of opportunities for aerials to be won by defenders, a scoring category favouring towering defender Craig Dawson. The centre back is also a threat from corners. Not that he would be the least expected goalscorer at The Hawthorns this week…
Emile Smith Rowe | Arsenal | Midfielder | 54% Owned
Plenty of Arsenal players fall under the 60% mark ahead of their fixture against Crystal Palace this week but in form Emile Smith Rowe is the headline maker! The youngster’s first Premier League goal against West Brom was quickly followed up by his strike at Chelsea which blew the top four race wide open.
If ESR isn’t available or is sniped before you, the likes of Gabriel Martinelli and Willian are worth a punt at this stage of the season!
Said Benrahma | West Ham United | Forward | 29% Owned
As previously mentioned, West Ham came away from the AMEX on Saturday evening full of disappointment, but it would have been much worse had it not been for Said Benrahma’s late equaliser after coming off the bench.
The Algerian winger hasn’t quite had the impact many had hoped after his stellar season in the Championship in 2019/20 with Brentford but he has looked more sharper in recent weeks, particularly at Burnley in GW34. Jarrod Bowen has failed to impress in the last couple of games so a return for Benrahma could mean a decent haul against West Brom in GW37.