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!
Marcal – Wolves – Defender
Marcal featured heavily in our GW4 content and he’s back again for GW5! Most eyes were on Nelson Semedo pre-season but all eyes have been on the Brazilian so far, especially after his two assist, 22.5 point GW4 haul.
The assists weren’t pretty but the fact he popped up in the opposition six yard box to set up the second will be music to fantasy managers ears. Many more attacking returns should be to come for the Wolves wing backs and Marcal is the one you can get off the waiver wire. There’s plenty of time to get on board this great Wolves fixture run!
Max Aarons – Norwich – Defender
Following his first promotion to the Premier League, lots of eyes were on Max Aarons and his attacking potential. Norwich struggled and so did the young full back with his numbers not reflecting his attacking adventure (mainly due to the sheer volume of goals conceded!).
This season feels different for Aarons already. Despite four games bringing four losses so far, The Canaries have plenty to look forward to having got four tough fixtures out of the way. Winnable games against Watford, Burnley and Brighton are to following in the next five and Aarons’ scores of 11.25 and 10.25 in the last two weeks without a clean sheet should be enough for you to stream him as a third defender. With five key passes already this season, attacking returns are surely to come!
Odsonne Edouard – Crystal Palace – Forward
Cristiano Ronaldo’s second United debut wasn’t even the best debut of this weekend as Crystal Palace new boy Odsonne Edouard announced himself at Selhurst Park with two goals in five minutes! The new centre forward took seconds to open his Palace account and within five minutes he had another, suggesting the move from the Scottish Premier League to the English Premier League is one he’s going to take in his strike.
The clinical Edouard will probably spell the end of Benteke Time at Palace and although the Frenchman may be one of those goal dependent Fantrax forwards but should score plenty of them, meaning he will most likely be rostered in the vast majority of leagues by the time waivers clear on Tuesday.