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 4 Waiver Wire has to offer!
Connor Gallagher – Crystal Palace – Midfielder
The star of Gameweek 3 is also the top pick on our waiver wire this week! Connor Gallagher’s double dragged Crystal Palace to an impressive draw at West Ham, scoring their first goals of the season in the process.
Patrick Vieira pushed the young loanee into an attacking midfield role as the game went on at the London stadium, a tactic which clearly worked and one which will see Gallagher’s value as a fantasy asset increase going forward. He came out of GW3 with a score of 29.5, meaning 7.5 ghost points were also scored in a performance which was only beaten by Ferran Torres this week. He would slot very nicely into any Fantrax midfield on this showing!
Mohammed Elyounoussi – Southampton – Midfielder
Mohammed Elyounoussi has seen his Southampton career resurrected out of absolutely nowhere over the last week! Following a productive week in the Carabao Cup, the winger was handed his first Premier League start since the 4th of May 2019 and he took his chance with both hands, scoring Southampton’s first equalizer at Newcastle.
It wasn’t just his goal which caught the eye. His goal was one of three shots on goal, taking him to a very tidy score of 22.5 points. Back-to-back eye catching performances will surely see him keep his place in a wide midfield position that has been problematic for Ralph Hassenhuttl. He’s currently only 6% owned in Fantrax and well worth a punt!
Mason Holgate – Everton – Defender
The Everton defence had the Rafa Benitez stamp all over it in their GW3 shut out against Brighton. I like any of the Everton defenders for their next encounter at home to Burnley but Mason Holgate is likely to be the least owned of the four.
Holgate should keep his place against Burnley following a very tidy display against Brighton, a display that saw him earn a very tidy 18 points. Lucas Digne definitely won’t be on your waiver wire this week but if Michael Keane, Seamus Coleman or Holgate are, all should be decent streaming options for you against Burnley.