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 6 Waiver Wire has to offer!
Ademola Lookman – Leicester City – Midfielder
Leicester look a shadow of their normal selves at the start of this campaign with the likes of Harvey Barnes and particularly James Maddison looking well out of sorts. The normally exciting Foxes barely troubled the Brighton goal in the first half on Sunday and the game only began to turn when Ademola Lookman replaced the latter at half time.
Whether Brendan Rodgers opts to throw Lookman in from the start is another matter but it wouldn’t surprise me. He injected life into a static Leicester and his 7 points in 45 minutes suggest he can definitely be the Fantrax asset that he threatened to be in his year on loan at Fulham last season. If you have the spare roster spot (or if you own Maddison), Lookman is well worth a pick up, even if he doesn’t start against Burnley. If he does, you should be quids in!
Marc Cucurella – Brighton – Defender
Marc Cucurella has been thrown straight in at the deep end since arriving at Brighton and his new side have a 100% win record since the Spaniards arrival. The wing back didn’t score brilliantly in his first game despite the clean sheet but managed a very respectable 9.25 in GW5 against Leicester without the shut out.
Brighton are flying high with four wins in five at the start of the new campaign and come into one of their two biggest matches of the season with rivals Crystal Palace full of confidence. Most Fantrax managers eyes will be drawn to Tariq Lamptey after his return to the bench at the weekend but while he will take a while to get back up to full speed after a long time out, Cucurella is already a manager’s favourite and has had a decent start to his Premier League life. I’d go for the Spaniard in a toss up between the two this week.
Moi Elyounoussi – Southampton – Midfielder
Despite his decent start to the season, Moi Elyounoussi’s ownership is still low, largely down to the fact he faced champions Manchester City in GW5. If you were brave enough to play him in the toughest fixture of the season, you would’ve been rewarded with a more than respectable nine points from his trip to The Etihad.
He seems to be a manager favourite with Hassenhuttl speaking highly of him on more than one occasion and his place in the team looks to be safe for now. He should benefit from a much kinder fixture at home against Wolves this week ahead of the international break. The Saints man is the perfect MID4 with potentially unlimited upside thanks to his attacking style of play!