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 10 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Mathias Jorgensen – Brentford – Defender
Former Huddersfield defender Mathias Jorgensen returns to the Premier League as part of a much stronger outfit in Brentford this season. Despite being an unspectacular looking signing, “Zanka” has completed 90 minutes in the defeats against Chelsea and Leicester City and has scored well in Fantrax despite the tough opposition, getting himself on the scoresheet on Sunday.
Brentford have a kind upcoming fixture list, starting with Burnley this week where Zanka should get plenty of chances to win aerial battles and also have a good chance of keeping an overdue clean sheet.
Mathias Antonsen Normann – Norwich City – Midfielder
We were raving about Norwich’s new creative maestro Mathias Antonsen Normann a few weeks back. Since then, he has put in an indifferent display against Brighton followed by a negative score in the horror show at Chelsea, being booked for a handball in the box that Tim Krul would have been proud of.
Although Norwich are already all but relegated, I anticipate a big reaction against fellow strugglers Leeds United this week as the Canaries look to bounce back from their worst performance in their recent Premier League history last week. Normann should get plenty more chances to get forward and start creating chances against a Leeds side who are allowing plenty of shots on goal at the moment.
Rodrigo – Leeds United – Forward
Speaking of Leeds…as much as it’s a good tactic to target them defensively, targeting woeful Norwich is an even better policy. Many frustrated Fantrax managers will have dropped Leeds front man Rodrigo to the free agents pool following a disappointing 0 point outing against West Ham. Those same managers will have been kicking themselves in frustration after seeing him score 25.5 points against Wolves thanks to a goal and five key passes in a fantastic display.
With no word on Patrick Bamford’s return yet, Rodrigo is more than likely to lead the line against the bottom club this weekend and you wouldn’t bet against him (or any Leeds player) to get on the scoresheet this weekend.