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 33 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Fabian Schar – Newcastle United – Defender
We’re back to the double gameweeks this week after a sabbatical in Gameweek 32. This time around, Newcastle look like the team to target after looking to be back to their solid selves against Wolves last Friday.
The Toon were watertight at the back and face two teams in Crystal Palace and Leicester City who are focussed on their respective cup competitions and “on the beach” in the league. Fabian Schar is one of those I’d look out for from Newcastle as he’s almost guaranteed two starts and I fancy the Magpies to keep at least one clean sheet over the 180 minutes.
Kiernan Dewsbury Hall – Leicester City – Midfielder
Sticking with those doubles…in a difficult season for The Foxes, the emergence of Midfielder Kieran Dewsbury Hall has been the unquestionable highlight.
He may sound like a national trust venue but KDH put up a KDB score in his last game thanks to a goal and an assist and will almost certainly play both games when Leicester travel to Newcastle and Everton.
Dewsbury Hall seems to put up a decent floor of 7 and I fancy him to come out of GW33’s double with a minimum of 15 Fantrax points.
Jay Rodriguez – Burnley – Forward
Burnley are staring down the barrel at relegation now following a damaging defeat at Norwich and you have to feel that they’ll need a minimum of four points from six over this double Gameweek to stand any chance of survival.
The Clarets struck three times in their crucial win against Everton last week but came untuck against The Canaries on Sunday. Wout Weghorst is having a terrible time up top but current strike partner Jay Rodriguez is faring slightly better. I can see J-Rod keeping his place going into this week’s double and if he also starts in game two of the double he should score well against out of form Southampton.