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 11 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Gabriel Magalhaes – Arsenal – 39% Owned
Unbeaten in seven league games, Arsenal suddenly look an extremely solid outfit and centre back Gabriel is a big part of the spine of Mikel Arteta’s team. The Brazilian put in a faultless display in a tough test at Leicester City at the weekend and even opened the scoring to propel him to a season’s best Fantrax score of 23.75 points.
Arsenal are on hot form and their next fixture at home to Watford looks like a great chance to extend the run to eight unbeaten. Gabriel and co will be very confident of another clean sheet, too.
Other Options – Mohammed Salisu (Southampton), Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Kortney Hause (Aston Villa)
Milot Rashica – Norwich City – 24% Owned
Although their own fortunes are far from ideal, Norwich City’s fixture list is looking more favourable over the next few weeks as they face other bottom half team. Their latest loss against Leeds United on Sunday certainly offered some encouragement after the demolition at Chelsea and Milot Rashica was arguably their brightest performer on the day.
Rashica grabbed the assist for the Norwich goal and was noticeably on every set piece, a role he is likely to keep thanks to his consistently good delivery. The Canaries need a win from somewhere and a trip to fellow promoted side Brentford should give Rashica more chances to score well again in GW11.
Other Options – Michael Olise (Crystal Palace), Mathias Antonsen Normann (Norwich City), Christian Norgaard (Brentford)
Adam Armstrong – Southampton – 39% Owned
It looked as though Adam Armstrong had lost his place to Chelsea loanee Armando Broja in recent weeks but an ankle injury to Broja meant Armstrong got his chance once again at Watford this week. He took it well, setting up the winner for Che Adams and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet himself.
Armstrong got six shots away in total and it seems his first goal since the opening day of the season is only around the corner if he stays in the lineup. Southampton face Aston Villa on Friday night, a side who have conceded seven times in their last two league games.
Other Options – Maxwel Cornet (Burnley), Teemu Pukki (Norwich City)