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 7 Waiver Wire has to offer!
Charlie Taylor – Burnley – Defender
Burnley have been uncharacteristically leaky at the back but clean sheets are surely on the horizon (they’ve got Norwich next). Charlie Taylor should be available on most waiver wires and he’s scored decent numbers despite the 11 goal concessions. This weekend’s fixture against the basement boys gives The Clarets a golden chance to get their own first win of the season. A clean sheet for Taylor should see him score around 15 points without a goal or assist.
Josh King – Watford – Forward
The Bournemouth Josh King seems to be back! He followed his 21.5 point haul in GW5 with a useful 14 against Newcastle and looks set to lead the line as long as he is fit for Watford. He faces Leeds United this week who are the latest Premier League side to endure a defensive crisis. It’s surely only a matter of time before those assists turn to goals for the Norwegian front man who is looking sharper each week.
Joelinton – Newcastle United – Forward
Do not adjust your glasses, that is Newcastle’s Joelinton who is being recommended as a waiver wire pick. Playing understudy to the injury prone Callum Wilson, the Brazilian knows that he will get plenty of chances to lead the line throughout the season for Newcastle and although he often looks awkward and untidy, he’s produced the goods in Fantrax scoring over the last couple of weeks. An assist against Leeds was part of a score of 16.5 while he scored 14 without any goal involvements this week. He will start once again this week against Wolves hoping to get his first goal this season as he looks to stake his claim as Newcastle’s front man.
Vitaly Janelt – Brentford – Midfielder
Vitaly Janelt has been quietly scoring very nicely in Fantrax before his surprise 20.5 point explosion against Liverpool. His ownership of 17% will surely rocket after this week’s exploits but his previous scores of 11 and 10 without goals or assists suggest that his scoring is sustainable. Regular goals and assists are unlikely but he will be crucial in those matchups where you need a solid 7/8 points from one of your midfielders.
Douglas Luiz – Aston Villa – Midfielder
Douglas Luiz won’t have been on many Fantrax manager radars over the last couple of years but while the likes of Emi Buendia and Bertrand Traore continue to lose out due to Aston Villa’s formation change, the Brazilian has experienced the opposite. With three centre backs behind him, Luiz has made more driving forward runs and finds himself on set pieces in the absence of Buendia and Anwar El Ghazi. Are the two assists in two weeks a flash in the pan? Quite possibly, but what if they’re not? Now is as good a time as any to take a gamble on the Brazilian who has had a great start to the season.