The Waiver Wire: Gameweek 16

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 16 Waiver Wire has to offer

Alex Telles – Manchester United – Defender

The Luke Shaw of last season looks like a thing of the past at the moment and the guy going in round three of a lot of drafts this summer is as good droppable on current form (don’t drop him…yet). His recent injury has given Alex Telles the chance to step forward and on Sunday he put in the performance that many expected when he first joined United from Porto.

Telles is undoubtedly talented and while he brought out the best in Shaw last season he is showing the kind of form that could lead to him making the left back spot his own, at least for the short term. The Brazilian looks great going forward and put in an 18 point showing on Sunday in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. Attacking returns are surely to follow with his crossing and share of set pieces. It’ll be intriguing to see what new man Ralf Rangnick does with both of his out of form, first team full backs once they return!

Christian Norgaard – Brentford – Midfielder

Christian Norgaard is our featured midfielder this week in what goes down as a “solid but unspectacular” pick. The Dane is always good for 7 to 9 points, always useful in those tight matchups.

Facing up to Watford this week, Norgaard should see some action in the opposition penalty area, especially with his aerial threat from set pieces. The perfect MID4/5 to play over the Christmas period!

Cucho Hernandez – Watford – Forward

Watford had an expectedly tough day at the office against Manchester City on Saturday, going in 2-0 down at half time having barely touched the ball. Claudio Ranieri threw on Cucho Hernandez at half time to liven things up a little and that’s exactly what he did.

Hernandez was electric on the right flank, scoring Watford’s goal and causing endless problems to the brilliant Joao Cancelo. He scored 23.5 points in 45 minutes against the champions in a brilliant cameo which should surely see him start in a much kinder fixture against Brentford this week.


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