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 27 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Dan Burn – Newcastle United – Defender
Big Dan Burn is a bit of a cult hero on FF92 thanks to his ghost point cameos for Brighton as part of the Differential XI. However, his move to Newcastle looks like it will only increase his value as a Fantrax asset judging by his first two starts at his new club.
Newcastle face out of form Brentford in their next game which is a fixture I’d definitely look to stream Brentford for anyway. His real selling point is the fact that the Toon have back-to-back double gameweeks in 28 and 29, meaning Big Dan Burn could be on for three big scores in succession. As with any double gameweek player, you need to get the guaranteed starters on board which it appears Burn will be for the rest of this season.
Mohamed Elyounoussi – Southampton – Midfielder
Southampton are one of the league’s form teams at the moment and last week’s domination of Everton was their first in a favourable run of fixtures. Mohamed Elyounoussi’s revival season looks to be continuing and looks like a crucial part of the Saints lineup at the moment.
Elyounoussi’s has scored brilliantly in his last three (23.5, 17 and 11.5 points) and he will be confident of adding to his fine run of form when the Saints host struggling Norwich City on Friday evening.
Joelinton – Newcastle United – Forward
Like Dan Burn, Joelinton is an asset I like for the next three weeks. The Brazilian forward has re-invented himself as an all action central midfielder and is picking up the ghost points needed to make him a decent Fantrax asset.
Joelinton appears to be one of the first names on the team sheet at the moment so should feature heavily in Newcastle’s double gameweeks. If you’re not wanting to rely on Newcastle assets, the returning Leon Bailey and Pedro Neto should be considered if still available on your waiver wire.