The Waiver Wire: Gameweek 8

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 8 Waiver Wire has to offer!

Diego Llorente – Leeds United – Defender

Fresh from a match winning goal and a clean sheet, Diego Llorente will be looking to carry his good form on to a favourable match up against struggling Southampton. Marcelo Bielsa’s side look a much more solid outfit with the Spaniard at the heart of it and it’s little surprise that their first clean sheet of the season coincided with Llorente’s return. They’ll fancy their chances of a second one against The Saints who will be without main creator and star player James Ward Prowse through suspension.

Michael Olise – Crystal Palace – Midfielder

If you’re one of the 32% who patiently waited for Michael Olise’s return from injury, your admirable patience is about to be rewarded handsomely. The latest young Crystal Palace prospect inspired his side’s fight back against Leicester at the weekend, his goal simply being the finishing touch to a sparkling 32 minute cameo. Judging by his consistent delivery into the box, Olise will get assist after assist for Palace and looks just as good as last year’s star Eberechi Eze. Potentially even better…

If he’s been dropped already in your league, snap him up quickly!

Hwang Hee Chan – Wolves – Forward

In GW6, Hwang Hee Chan looked nothing more than an occasional streaming option after a disappointing 1.5 point showing in the win at Southampton. Fast forward a week and a prolific display against Newcastle his seen the inevitable comparisons to Son Heung Min surface already. Admittedly, his brace was taken in a way that remarkably resembles the fellow South Korean star, so much so that he looks to be firmly preferred to Adama Traore (unexpectedly bad news for those who drafted him and thoroughly enjoyed the first five weeks!)

Few expected Hwang to be given his chance straight away but he has certainly taken it. You can do much worse than having him as your FWD3 for the remainder of this season!


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