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Draft Premier League: Gameweek 14 Sleepers XI

Our Gameweek 14 Sleepers XI article provides Fantrax managers with a lineup of Fantasy EPL hidden gems.  Our starting eleven of Draft Premier League differential picks will help you find a golden ticket to a big score this weekend!  These hints and tips will give you a better chance of picking up an all-important victory, as one of our Fantasy EPL sleeper picks could easily make the difference in a Head-to-Head game!

We’ll be focusing on players that will bring us not only attacking returns or clean sheets, but also those players that score “ghost points” on the sophisticated and statistics based Fantrax Scoring System!

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Fantasy EPL Gameweek 14 Sleepers XI

For this article, we use the ownership statistics from Fantrax.  Our only rule is that each player we highlight is required to have ownership of 60% or below at the time of writing.  Therefore there’s a good chance these players will be free agents in your Fantrax Draft League!

N.B. This article was written on Thursday afternoon, prior to the final two matches of Gameweek 13.


GK: Alphonse Areola

Team: Fulham

Opponent: Newcastle United (Away)

Ownership: 16%

Points Last Gameweek: 16.5

Prospects: Alphonse Areola was in my Reserve XI last week, and he’s getting a deserved promotion to the starting eleven this week. The French World Cup winner scored a huge 16.5 points against Brighton mid-week, and I’m backing him for another decent display against Newcastle on Saturday. Areola has a good ratio of saves made (high) to goals conceded (low), and Fulham is no longer a joke fixture. Parker has stabilized the side, isn’t rotating as much, and is gaining decent results. The Cottagers are a side on the up, and Areola is a really good asset on Fantrax.


DEF: Darnell Furlong

Team: West Bromwich Albion

Opponent: Aston Villa (Home)

Ownership: 56%

Points Last Gameweek: 5.75

Prospects: This will surely be the final time I can feature Darnell Furlong. His ownership of 56% at the time of writing means that he’s eligible for my Gameweek 14 Sleepers XI!! I’ll make him the honorary captain of the side too, as a sign of respect due to his great performances as an under-the-radar asset so far this season. The Baggies defender has proved himself to be a very capable asset in Fantrax, and Furlong will probably be inside my Top 20 Defenders the next time we refresh our Consensus Rankings.

This weekend West Brom faces Aston Villa in a Midlands derby and have new manager Sam Allardyce at the helm for the first time. Furlong’s prospects should remain the same despite a new manager and fresh approach. He has the quality to score well in Fantrax due to his style of play. The Englishman scored a very respectable 5.75 points away to Manchester City in his last game. A double digit score is on the cards this weekend.


DEF: Antonee Robinson

Team: Fulham

Opponent: Newcastle United (Away)

Ownership: 59%

Points Last Gameweek: 14.75

Prospects: Another defender from a newly promoted team that I won’t be able to feature again going forward is Antonee Robinson. I’ll make him the vice-captain for this Gameweek 14 Sleepers XI edition. Again, it doesn’t mean anything. It’s just my way of telling you that I like him. The American left-back has hit double figure points hauls in four successive matches, with only one clean sheet to his name during this period. That’s a pretty great run of scoring for a defender playing for a side tipped for relegation.

Much like Furlong, I’ve got high hopes for Robinson over the course of the rest of the season. A Top 15 defender for me. Sign him up, or trade him in. I would be willing to give up the likes of Cresswell, Cash or Lamptey to get Robinson. Even “bigger names” such as Castagne or Reguilon. Fulham play Newcastle this weekend, and another good score is on the cards.


DEF: Matt Targett

Team: Aston Villa

Opponent: West Bromwich Albion (Away)

Ownership: 59%

Points Last Gameweek: N/A

Prospects: Due to time constraints, this article is being written prior to Matt Targett’s Gameweek 13 match. Hopefully, the Englishman comes through unscathed, and can lineup for my Gameweek 14 Sleepers XI! The Aston Villa left-back has been scoring pretty well in recent weeks, and I’m backing Targett to score well during the Midlands derby on Sunday evening. If you play with live lineup changes available, Targett has the added bonus of playing towards the end of the week. He can therefore act as a back-up to any rotational risks playing earlier in the week.


DEF: Adam Webster

Team: Brighton & Hove Albion

Opponent: Sheffield United (Home)

Ownership: 10%

Points Last Gameweek: 20

Prospects: It’s been a rough season for Adam Webster so far. He’s not scored well on Fantrax, has seen his form fluctuate, and has suffered from Potter’s constant rotation. The Englishman started Wednesday night against Fulham, however, and gained 20 points. This was a very encouraging display, and therefore I’m backing him for my Gameweek 14 Sleepers XI. Brighton faces bottom of the league Sheffield United at home, and Webster is likely to come up against McBurnie in plenty of aerial duels. Worth a punt!


MID: Tanguy Ndombele

Team: Tottenham Hotspur

Opponent: Leicester City (Home)

Ownership: 47%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: Tanguy Ndombele has been sharing his starts with Lo Celso in recent weeks, but after sitting out on Wednesday night, I’m backing the Frenchman to start this weekend against Leicester. Despite being replaced after 65 minutes in every single game, Ndombele has actually been scoring pretty well for ghost points. His last four scores have been 9, 12, 9.5, and 8. Pretty great actually considering he misses a quarter of each game! If you can handle the rotation, Ndombele is a good add in larger leagues.


MID: Alex Iwobi

Team: Everton

Opponent: Arsenal (Home)

Ownership: 25%

Points Last Gameweek: 17.5

Prospects: Alex Iwobi is enjoying a renaissance as a Fantrax asset right now. The Nigerian midfielder has started five games in a row and has scored 8 points or more in four of these games. During the mid-week games, Iwobi gained an assist and 17.5 points as Everton defeated Leicester. I’m backing Iwobi to remain in the side for the foreseeable future, and he’s a good addition as a MID3 or 4. Certainly worth an add if he’s a free agent in your Fantrax league. The Toffees face struggling Arsenal this weekend.


MID: Ryan Fraser

Team: Newcastle United

Opponent: Fulham (Home)

Ownership: 24%

Points Last Gameweek: 19

Prospects: Ryan Fraser marked his first appearance since November 1st with an assist and 19 points on Wednesday night. Pretty, pretty good. The summer signing filled out his stats sheet really well, and produced the kind of display we were expecting of him when he joined Newcastle. Hopefully this is the start of a good period of play from Fraser. I’m not sure if he’ll start again this weekend due to only just returning from injury, but he’s a player I would highly recommend bringing into your roster if you can! The Magpies face Fulham this weekend.


MID: Curtis Jones

Team: Liverpool

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Away)

Ownership: 23%

Points Last Gameweek: 10

Prospects: Curtis Jones has started the last three games for Liverpool, and has scored decent ghost points in the last two. Has anyone noticed? Only 23% of Fantrax managers have. The young midfielder is likely to start once again this weekend due to the limited options for Klopp. Liverpool face a trip to Crystal Palace, and a decent points score for Jones is there for the taking. If you’re after a new midfielder in a larger Fantrax league, then take a closer look at the youth academy graduate.


MID: Manuel Lanzini

Team: West Ham United

Opponent: Chelsea (Away)

Ownership: 6%

Points Last Gameweek: 3.5

Prospects: And the final midfielder to make my Gameweek 14 Sleepers XI is a pretty big punt. Manuel Lanzini. The Argentinian midfielder was introduced at half time during the mid-week draw with Crystal Palace, and manager Moyes has hinted that he could start this weekend. The West Ham side has remained largely the same in recent weeks, so mixing things up during the busy festive schedule is inevitable. Lanzini is a good player to take a gamble at this time of year… in years gone by he’s been a very good Fantrax asset!


FWD: Ivan Cavaleiro

Team: Fulham

Opponent: Newcastle United (Away)

Ownership: 36%

Points Last Gameweek: 6.5

Prospects: I backed Ivan Cavaleiro last week, and I’m doing it again this week. I’ll probably continue to do so every week until his ownership rises above 60%! As I said earlier in this blog, Fulham is no longer a joke fixture. Cavaleiro is the preferred striker option, scores decent ghost points, and is on penalty duty. What else is there to add? No much other than Fulham also have a good short-term fixture schedule. Sign this Portuguese forward ahead of the trip to Newcastle and enjoy a steady scoring FWD3.


Average Ownership: 33%


Gameweek 14 Reserve XI

Our Reserve XI features even more low ownership Fantasy EPL Gameweek 14 Sleepers!

  • Sam Johnstone | West Bromwich Albion | 21% ownership
  • Lewis Dunk | Brighton & Hove Albion | 29% ownership
  • Marcal | Wolves | 13% ownership
  • Joachim Anderson | Fulham | 2% ownership
  • Oriel Romeu | Southampton | 58% ownership
  • Joao Moutinho | Wolves | 50% ownership
  • Conor Gallagher | West Bromwich Albion | 36% ownership
  • Matt Phillips | West Bromwich Albion | 11% ownership
  • Said Benrahama | West Ham United | 56% ownership
  • Eddie Nketiah | Arsenal | 13% ownership
  • Dwight Gayle | Newcastle United | 6% ownership


Previous Editions: Gameweek 11 | Gameweek 12 | Gameweek 13

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