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 35 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Nathan Collins – Burnley – Defender
Somehow, Nathan Collins is still on only 24% of Fantrax rosters. You wouldn’t even notice that captain/assistant manager Ben Mee is missing at the moment, such is the impressive ease in which Collins has slotted in alongside James Tarkowski.
Resurgent Burnley have back-to-back clean sheets and you’d fancy them to get a third when they face a doomed Watford side in yet another must win game for The Clarets. Collins has also proved himself to be a big danger from set pieces in recent weeks, scoring twice in his last four matches. It’s unclear when Mee will be back in action so I think Collins is one to pick up and hold for the run in.
Eberechi Eze – Crystal Palace – Midfielder
I was originally going to put Josh Brownhill in the midfielder slot but didn’t want to make this article a Burnley-fest! Although, if Brownhill is available in your league, go and snap him up…
One of the stars of last season in Eberechi Eze is finding some late season form after finally recovering from that horrific injury he suffered last season. The young Palace star would probably already have been snapped up by one of the “big six” had it not been for his injury and he’s showing exactly why in that number 10 role in recent games. You feel that he’s still slowly getting up to speed but could be on the verge of some big scores, especially when you look at how kind Palace’s end of season run looks!
Eddie Nketiah – Arsenal – Forward
If you haven’t already picked up Eddie Nketiah, you’ve probably already missed the boat here unfortunately! The forward spot at Arsenal’s is Nketiah’s to lose during this late season run-in and he has looked sharp in his last three matches.
This week, he faces a West Ham side fully focused on their Europa League semi-final and also without a recognised centre back thanks to Craig Dawson’s red card against Chelsea. It could be another big day for the Arsenal striker!
Forwards, as always, are difficult to get on the waiver wire but I also don’t mind one week punts on Joao Pedro and Matej Vydra this week.