The Waiver Wire: Gameweek 9

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 9 Waiver Wire has to offer!

Mohammed Salisu – Southampton – Defender

Jannik Vestergaard’s departure left a vacancy at the heart of the Southampton defence for an aerially dominant defender and Mohammed Salisu has filled that void superbly in recent weeks. He put in his top Fantrax performance of the season last week against Leeds United, scoring 18.5 points thanks to a clean sheet and a dominant defensive display.

Burnley at home is probably the perfect fixture for a streaming defender like Salisu and there is every chance he surpasses that 18.5 point showing this weekend. His 14% ownership should shoot up this week and could stay high at the beginning of this friendly Southampton schedule.

Moussa Sissoko – Watford – Midfielder

Never has a “new manager bounce” been less prevalent than in Claudio Ranieri’s Watford debut last weekend as The latest Hornets regime started with a mauling at the hands of Liverpool. In fact, Moussa Sissoko’s hard work and endeavor was probably the only positive as he appeared to be the only player in yellow who could get close to Mo Salah.

If Watford have any chance of survival this season, it looks like a lot of it will depend on star man Ismaila Sarr and Sissoko. The Frenchman scored 12 points thanks to his all action midfield style and you’d think there will be plenty more of those performances going forward. The next two games against Everton and Southampton look to be huge. Sissoko has a few goals and assists in him too…

Maxwell Cornet – Burnley – Forward

The “Man City slayer” from two seasons ago Maxwell Cornet didn’t quite live up to his name on his return at the weekend but the early signs in his Burnley career are good. He looked lively in a game of few Burnley chances at the weekend following his stunning strike at Leicester the other week.

The Clarets should have more of a look in this week at Southampton and Cornet should have a big part in their attack as they continue their search for a first win of the season.


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