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 12 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Charlie Taylor – Burnley – Defender
Eight points in the toughest fixture possible in GW11 suggests Charlie Taylor is a streaming option you can trust in any given fixture. His previous scores of 16.75 last week and 21 three weeks ago are even better signs ahead of a much kinder fixture in GW12 against Crystal Palace.
Palace are on a good run of their own but Taylor will be expected to get forward from left back much more in a home fixture they’ll be expecting to get a result from. He doesn’t rely on attacking returns for points but his pinpoint crossing should mean that he will be ready to add to the one assist he already has this season.
Mathias Jensen – Brentford – Midfielder
Mathias Jensen has had the feeling of a Fantrax asset ready to explode thanks to his domination of set pieces and his creative role in the Brentford team. That happened this week with 20.5 points being scored without a goal or assist. Seven key passes grabbed him the majority of that haul in the 2-1 defeat to Norwich City as the Dane continued to prove that he has everything needed to be an excellent Fantrax midfielder.
After such a productive week, his 24% ownership will surely skyrocket this week, arguably belatedly considering his latest score wasn’t an isolated incident. He will go into another favorable fixture against Newcastle after the international break looking to continue his good form. I’d be prepared to use a decent percentage of FAAB budget to acquire the services of Jensen.
Teemu Pukki – Norwich City – Forward
With the Premier League managerial merry-go-round in full rotation, a high percentage of players will be looking to benefit from the famous “new manager bounce” in the coming weeks. One of those flying under the radar somewhat is Norwich City talisman Teemu Pukki.
The Finn took to the Premier League instantly following the club’s previous promotion but has found life much more difficult this time round, scoring only three times in the first 11 gameweeks. One of those goals came last week and whoever takes over from Daniel Farke will be hoping that this can be the start of a goalscoring run after the international break. The Canaries have a winnable game after the break as they host Southampton and Pukki may be key to any great escape style effort going forwards.