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 22 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Francisco Sierralta – Watford – Defender
I have to credit one of my Community League friends @sigurbjorn for this find as he started Watford’s Francisco Sierralta against me this week and it looked for 90+ minutes like he was going to come away with a 16 point haul. Davinson Sanchez’s late header cruelly took that away from him but Sierralta still scored well (after scoring 10 points in a 4-1 defeat against West Ham in the previous week) and could be among the top scoring defenders in the double Gameweek.
Watford face two massive games against relegation rivals in Newcastle and Burnley this week and Sierralta could easily rack up 20 points in aerials alone over those two games. You’d fancy that even Watford will come away with at least one clean sheet but even if they only concede a couple I can see the Chilean coming away with 15-20 points this week!
Other options: Dan Burn, Charlie Taylor, Matt Lowton
Alexis Macallister – Brighton – Midfielder
Alexis MacAllister looks like he is finally becoming the player he’s threatened to be since joining Brighton. The Argentinian has everything needed to be a great player in Fantrax and after 18.5 ghost points away at Chelsea, MacAllister bagged an impressive brace away at Everton, including a stunning winner hit from 25 yards.
MacAllister benefits from a double gameweek this week, both of them home games against Crystal Palace and then, once again, Chelsea. The fixtures don’t look the easiest on paper but a combination of his hot form and the double fixture should make the Brighton man one of the higher scoring midfielders this week.
If MacAllister is already taken, Ademola Lookman has been Leicester’s main man in recent weeks and has a double gameweek providing some injured players come back in time.
Other Options: Ademola Lookman, Daniel Podence
Anthony Gordon – Everton – Forward
He’s not one benefiting from the double gameweek this week but despite Everton’s well documented troubles, Anthony Gordon has been showing good form in recent weeks and faces up to Norwich City in GW22.
Most will see a game against Norwich almost as good as a double gameweek this week and despite defeat at home to Brighton last time out, Gordon scored his first and second Premier League goals in a 32 point Fantrax haul. Providing he keeps his place (he’d be very unfortunate not to), Gordon should put up another decent score in GW22.
Other Options: Neal Maupuay, Joao Pedro