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 19 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Kostas Tsimikas – Liverpool – Defender
An obvious one to start us off this week…Andy Robertson’s suspension will see Kostas Tsimikas start against a depleted Leeds United side on Boxing Day.
The Greek left back will have his hands full against Raphinha but gains most of his points from flying forward down the left flank, something he will have plenty of opportunities to do against a side that have shipped 11 goals in their last two matches.
Tsimikas has DEF1 upside when he starts so may already be rostered in your league. If so, I also like the look of Diogo Dalot, Craig Dawson and Marcal as low ownership defensive options.
Dele Alli – Tottenham Hotspur – Midfielder
Gameweek 18 was a strange one for many reasons and Dele Alli’s shock return to the Spurs XI was certainly one of them. To be fair to the much maligned Spurs man, he took his chance.
Despite failing to get on the scoresheet (largely due to Alisson’s stunning first half save), Alli impressed in the number 10 role and most importantly he appeared to cover a lot more ground than he has in recent years.
Lucas Moura may come straight back in but Alli has certainly given his manager plenty to think about thanks to a very decent showing against Liverpool. If he keeps his place, Alli has shown before that he has MID1 potential.
Armando Broja – Southampton – Forward
Streaming forward options is something I’m finding very challenging in many leagues this season but Armando Broja has proven to be a great options in most of his Southampton appearances this season.
The Chelsea loanee impressed once again in the last outing in GW17 against Crystal Palace And should get more joy this week against a West Ham side that are shipping goals in recent weeks. Broja seems to like to shoot from everywhere, giving him easy points through shots on target and always looks the main goal threat.