Essential reading before your Gameweek 2 waiver wire requests process!
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Gameweek 2 Waiver Wire Targets
Here we outline Fantasy EPL Gameweek 2 Waiver Wire Targets that are 40% rostered or below on Fantrax.
Next Fixture: Brighton (Home)
Prospects: Kilman was a monster vs. United both in Fantrax and reality. It seemed like the defender was a brick wall, and he finished with 10.5 points despite conceding a goal (12.5 ghosties for those counting). Next up comes a team hot off their thrashing of Luton, but based on what I saw Wolves will be up for the challenge. I don’t think the Brighton game will be as high scoring as many will think, but Brighton does love to shoot, which will give Kilman his fair share of defensive stats. Brighton are decent defensively from set pieces, but Neto’s deliveries on Monday were solid so there is the chance of an attacking return this weekend. I would consider Kilman a DEF3 this weekend, but also has the potential to start putting himself in season-keeper contention. O’Neill making him captain shows his full trust in him, and we may see Kilman finally make a name for himself.
Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-2 FAB.
Team: Sheffield United
Next Fixture: Nottingham Forest (Away)
Prospects: Norwood had a solid outing in a 1-0 loss with 9 points. Norwood seems like he will be your classic MID5 that fills up the stat sheet in all areas. Usually, I’m not a huge fan of these types of players, but Norwood seems to get a decent amount of attacking stats – last week – 2 KP and 1 SOT. Nottingham Forest should be a much more favourable matchup for Sheffield so I wouldn’t count Norwood out for getting 10+ points this weekend. I think Norwood is probably a one-week punt based on the schedule after Forest, but if you are in need of a midfielder who should get 90 minutes, Norwood is my pick of the lot.
Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-1 FAB to get him.
Next Fixture: Sheffield United (Home)
Prospects: Awoniyi pretty much picked up right where he left off last season with a goal off the bench vs. Arsenal. He should get the nod in the XI this weekend as he would have had a full week of training under his belt. The forward pool is shallow as always, and Awoniyi has the most favourable matchup of any of the lower-rostered forwards. If you are in need of a forward this weekend, look to grab the Forest striker. Forest play on Friday, so if for some reason he isn’t in the XI, he is an easy drop with plenty of options still available given it’s the first matchup of the gameweek. Another goal for Awoniyi could start to bring him into a category where you will be able to use him to get some trade value. I have seen many teams relying on 1-2 pretty mediocre forwards (Ayew can’t save you forever), and those will be the teams to target with an “in-form” Awoniyi.
Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 2-5 FAB to get him.