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 37 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Vitalii Mykolenko – Everton – Defender
Everton players have never featured so highly in waiver wire articles but a combination of double gameweeks and a desperate need to win is making them far more attractive than they should be. Vitalii Mykolenko is our Toffees pick for this week, justified by a goal and assist over the two games in DGW36.
Facing two teams “on the beach” in Crystal Palace and Brentford (both at home) this week, double fixtures don’t get much better and I’d be looking to get my hands on any Everton player likely to start in both fixtures, even the likes of Mason Holgate and Seamus Coleman who depend on clean sheets.
Douglas Luiz – Aston Villa – Midfielder
Douglas Luiz thrived in the number 8 role against Liverpool last Tuesday, getting on the scoresheet thanks to a lungbusting run into the box in the 3rd minute of the game. It’s unclear whether he will keep the more advanced role (it depends on the fitness of Jacob Ramsey) but if he does then he could be gold this week in home games against Crystal Palace and Burnley, especially with the addition of set pieces to his game.
Alex Iwobi is another one to keep an eye on if available after a bumper display in DGW36.
Chiquinho – Wolves – Forward – Forward
Here’s one from left field…Wolves youngster Chiquinho looks like he could be Adama Traore lite (very lite) after two exciting displays last week, particularly his double assist from the bench against Chelsea at Stamfor Bridge. He was rewarded with a start against Manchester City and was impressive once again, albeit from the right wing back position.
It’s hard to guess whether he will get the nod again against Norwich City this week with fixtures comnig thick and fast for Wolves at the moment. Either way, you can do worse than loading up on Wolves attackers with plenty of rotation likely so don’t count against an appearance for the likes of Hwang Hee Chan and Trincao.