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 36 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Joachim Anderson – Crystal Palace – Defender
Despite being one of the teams supposedly “on the beach” going into the last few weeks of the season, Crystal Palace look like a solid defensive unit under Patrick Vieira and will be confident of having a positive end to the season with some favourable fixtures to come.
Palace host a doomed Watford side before their double gameweek in Gameweek 37 against Aston Villa and Everton. Any Palace assets are worth a selection towards the end of the season but I like Joachim Anderson the most from their defensive options due to him being a nailed on starter and a threat from set pieces.
Abdoulaye Doucoure – Everton – Midfielder
Despite Sunday’s result against Chelsea, Everton are still not a team to stack your Fantrax roster full of. However, four fixtures (good fixtures too) in two gameweeks make them very difficult to ignore.
Out of the low ownership options to reach for in waivers, Abdoulaye Doucoure is my favourite. He hasn’t hit the heights of his Watford days but is a nailed on starter (always important in a double gameweek) and his score of 12.5 points including three key passes against Chelsea was a lot more encouraging. Everton’s desperate hunt for survival sees them travel twice but have two winnable matches against Leicester City and Watford.
Joao Pedro – Watford – Forward
Watford are all but relegated and all you can really hope for is that their star assets turn it on in the last few weeks in order to earn a move away from next season’s Championship campaign. Young Brazilian Joao Pedro is one of those certainly looking to impress in the last four games having shone at times throughout what has been a difficult campaign for The Hornets.
Roy Hodgson’s side have an enticing double gameweek against Crystal Palace and Everton this week and although I’d still steer clear of their defensive options, the attackers are worth a look. Pedro is the pick of the bunch in terms of low ownership players but I’d also consider Ismaila Sarr (although he is horribly out of form) and midfielder Imran Louza for a one week punt if they are available in any leagues.