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 28 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Jan Bednarek – Southampton – Defender
Probably the best lower ownership double gameweek defender this week, Jan Bednarek is a solid option in any gameweek. Southampton look a really solid outfit at the moment but Bednarek picks up enough ghost points to be a solid defender without the need for clean sheets.
Facing Aston Villa and Newcastle United in Gameweek 28, The Saints will do well to keep two clean sheets intact over 180 minutes but Bednarek should still reach the 20 point mark regardless. As with any double gameweek player, you’ll need to ensure that the player is set to play both games and the Polish centre back will do exactly that barring any injuries or suspension.
Ryan Fraser – Newcastle United – Midfielder
In last week’s waiver wire we highlighted two Newcastle assets ahead of their back-to-back double gameweeks. Although big Dan Burn and Joelinton secured a clean sheet and a goal respectively last week, we missed the big one in Ryan Fraser who assisted in a 28.5 point haul.
Fraser looks like he is slowly getting towards being that Fantrax asset he was under Eddie Howe at Bournemouth with much of the big haul against Brentford coming from seven key passes. The creative midfielder is likely to be at the top of most waiver wire claims this week with an attractive home double of Brighton and Southampton on the menu for Gameweek 28.
If you miss out on Fraser, the likes of fellow countryman Stuart Armstrong and Watford’s Moussa Sissoko are also worth a look.
Hwang Hee-Chan – Wolves – Forward
Wolves have the best double gameweek this week on paper with home fixtures against Crystal Palace and Watford coming up. Manager Bruno Lage is openly a big fan of Hwang Hee Chan which is demonstrated by how quickly he has been integrated back into the Wolves XI following a lengthy injury absence.
The South Korean forward looked sharp in his goalscoring performance in a difficult game against Arsenal and I fancy him to get on the scoresheet again in a favourable looking double gameweek in week 28.