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 13 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Grant Hanley – Norwich City – Defender
Despite Norwich City’s plight, Grant Hanley has been a solid scorer in Fantrax so far this season. A goal this weekend saw him score his joint highest score of the season (21.75 points) in their timely win against Southampton in GW12.
The early (very early) signs suggest that Dean Smith’s appointment could bring with it an upturn in fortunes for The Canaries. Hanley hasn’t needed clean sheets to score well so if Norwich can keep the goals conceded column low then the Scotland international can be someone you can rely on in kinder fixtures.
Daniel Podence – Wolves – Midfielder
Daniel Podence was a surprise starter in a tough fixture against West Ham in Gameweek 12. Another surprise was how dominant his Wolves side were in their 1-0 victory over the high flying Hammers with Podence supplying the pass for the only goal in a 17 point display from him.
Podence was a big part of his team’s creativity and with the likes of Trincao and Adama Traore failing to find their best form in recent weeks he could find himself in the lineup again this weekend in a fixture that looks much more favourable (Norwich City away). The Portuguese man fits into the “boom or bust” category however so proceed with caution!
Joelinton – Newcastle United – Forward
No one felt the new manager bounce quite like Joelinton did this week! His new boss Eddie Howe gave a glowing report on him in the build up to his first Newcastle game on Saturday and the much maligned Brazilian repaid his manager’s faith immediately with the second goal of his reign.
Equally as impressive as the goal was the 14.5 ghost points Joelinton scored against Brentford, picking up those points through a variety of dribbles, aerials, key passes and tackles. Although Newcastle’s next fixture away at Arsenal represents a tough test, Joelinton looks revitalised and will benefit from much better fixtures after GW13 where he will be confident of carrying on his good form.