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Draft Premier League: Gameweek 15 Hot or Cold Rankings

Our Gameweek 15 Player Rankings are here to outline the current prospects of key Fantasy EPL players.  The ‘Hot’ or ‘Cold’ status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Draft Premier League players and bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Fantrax Draft League!

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Hot and Cold Players

The graphic above was provided by @TrevoFerret. Taking a closer look at the analytics behind the Hot and Cold players, every Cold (blue bubble) player has scored worse in the last month than the start of the season. The Hot (orange bubble) players have seen an increase in their PPM over the last month, or have held a very strong PPM steady throughout that month. The featured players, as well as other players who fall in these categories, are discussed below.

🔥🔥🔥 Gameweek 15 Player Rankings: Hot List 🔥🔥🔥

These are Fantasy EPL Draft players that have risen in our rankings!  These are potential free agents on good form or established players that you should be looking to trade-in.  Keep an eye on these players, and bring them into your Fantrax squad if you can!

Jamie Vardy

Position: Forward

Team: Leicester City

Ownership: 100%

Form Last 30 Days: 16.8 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures: MUN (H), cpl (A), new (A), SOU (H), CHE (H)

What’s Changed?: The Vardy Party seems like it’s here to stay. Vardy is in fine form with 11 goals and 4 assists this season already. As usual, it seems he will contend for the golden boot. With Maddison back fit, Vardy should continue this brilliant run of form and continue to score. He is the penalty taker, and can honestly score against any team, making him fixture proof. Very few teams can figure out how to handle his incredible pace, and he will continue to score until that happens.

Leicester faces a mixed schedule, but Vardy should still get a few goals over this period. I would consider Vardy a top 5 forward for the rest of the season and could see him outscoring the likes of Werner, Mane, and Son.


Andrew Robertson

Position: Defender

Team: Liverpool

Ownership: 100%

Form Last 30 Days: 13.95 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures: WBA (H), new (A), sou (A), MUN (H), BUR (H)

What’s Changed?: Robertson has seen a huge improvement in his fantasy output over the last month. Liverpool as a whole has improved a lot, and Robertson has benefited a lot from that. He is taking the majority of set pieces, and seeing his key pass numbers improve. This season he has been much better than Trent, and I would back that to continue. Robertson should finish the season as a top 5 defender and challenge for the top spot with Chilwell constantly injured. Over the next few weeks, Liverpool has a very friendly schedule, and Robertson should continue to see a great stream of points.

If you can trade in Robertson, I would value him as a top 5 defender, and offer a potentially over-performing defender such as Reece James or even try to get a package deal including Trent.


Daniel Podence

Position: Midfielder

Team: Wolves

Ownership: 97%

Form Last 30 Days: 12.4 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures: TOT (H), mun (A), bri (A), EVE (H), WBA (H)

What’s Changed?: Podence has managed double-digit scores in four out of his last five games. Wolves have been very inconsistent over that time, but Podence is becoming a reliable fantasy asset. Wolves come into a schedule against very inconsistent teams, where Podence will be hoping to continue his good form. Nuno is struggling to find his best attack without Jimenez, but Podence will be a mainstay in that XI. For the rest of the season, Podence will have MID2 value with the upside of a MID1 if Wolves improve offensively.

Podence is definitely worth a trade-in if you can find the right deal. I would rather him over the big names of Havertz, McGinn, Pereira, and arguably over Bowen.


Gameweek 15 Player Rankings: More Hot Players!

Fantasy EPL Defenders

  • Kurt Zouma (92%, Chelsea) – Solid start to the season with 4 goals so far, a rock at the back for Chelsea! 
  • Joao Cancelo (98%, Manchester City) – Despite City’s struggles, Cancelo is putting up some monster scores in Fantrax. Friendly fixtures coming up!
  • Ben Chilwell (100%, Chelsea) – Chilwell has started brightly for his new club. He will rival to be the top-scoring defender this season.
  • Wesley Fofana (71%, Leicester City) – A rock at the back for his new club, and putting up some solid ghost points!
  • Jannik Vestergaard (90%, Southampton) – A monster in the air, and a set and forget fantasy defender.

Fantasy EPL Midfielders

  • Mason Mount (100%, Chelsea) – Playing in a very attacking Chelsea side. Taking almost all set pieces, and becoming undroppable.
  • James Maddison (100%, Leicester City) – Maddison is back to his fantasy scoring ways, expect him to kick on from here.
  • Jack Harrison (96%, Leeds) – A must own.  Creating a lot of chances, and filling up the stat sheet.
  • Jack Grealish (100%, Aston Villa) – Hard to ignore the form of this man this season, surely he will keep it up.
  • Bruno Fernandes (100%, Manchester United) – Getting a return almost every game, and the key cog in an attacking United team.
  • James Ward-Prowse (100%, Southampton) – World-class at set plays. Southampton is in great form, a must-have right now.

Fantasy EPL Forwards

  • Mohamed Salah (100%, Liverpool) – Obviously.
  • Harry Kane (100%, Spurs) – What can’t Kane do? The #1 Fantrax scorer so far!
  • Che Adams (94%, Southampton) – After a poor start last season, Adams is really starting to find his feet.


❄️❄️❄️ Gameweek 15 Player Rankings: Cold List ❄️❄️❄️

These are Fantasy EPL players that have fallen in our rankings.  This may be due to poor form, they have been dropped from the best 11, they have suffered an injury, or received a suspension.  It’s time to consider dropping these players from your squads!


Stuart Armstrong

Position: Midfielder

Team: Leicester

Ownership: 86%

Form Last 30 Days:  7.1 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures: ful (A), WHU (H), LIV (H), lei (A), lee (A)

What’s Changed?: Armstrong has been inconsistent over the last month or so, but there is hope with Southampton having a friendly schedule that he starts to return double-digit scores again. Armstrong was benched the last gameweek but should come back into the XI especially with Ings out hurt. Armstrong has only had one score of 20+ this season, but still has it in his locker to have huge games like that over the festive period!

Southampton has exceeded expectations this season, and will probably continue to push for a spot in the top six. Armstrong will be key to Southampton getting into Europe next season, and should hopefully see some better scores in the near future.

Recommendation: I would hold Armstrong, or even look to trade him in on a low.


Kalvin Phillips

Position: Midfielder

Team: Leeds United

Ownership: 90%

Form Last 30 Days: 6.3 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures: BUR (H), wba (A), tot (A), BRI (H), SOU (H)

What’s Changed?: Phillips has cooled off despite Leeds still scoring quite a few goals. Phillips has also lost the majority of set pieces with Raphina now in the XI. Phillips plays in a deeper role, and without set plays has next to no upside. Phillips will provide similar or less value to the likes of Ndidi and Kante. I don’t expect to see a major improvement in his fantasy points unless he starts to take some more set plays again. Rest of season, Phillips should provide MID5 value, and his biggest selling point comes from the fact he will start most games.

Recommendation: I’d highly recommend trading out Phillips for someone with more upside, or even dropping if there are some quality players on your waiver wire.


Youri Tielemans

Position: Midfielder

Team: Leicester City

Ownership: 96%

Form Last 30 Days: 4.2 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures: MUN (H), cpl (A), new (A), SOU (H), CHE (H)

What’s Changed?: Tielemans has seen a huge dip in form since the return of Maddison, and unfortunately I don’t expect to see much improvement. Tielemans best scores usually come when Maddison doesn’t start due to him getting the majority of set pieces. Tielemans is a mainstay in the Leicester XI, but unfortunately won’t be getting a ton of points in his role. The Leicester midfielder usually plays the pass before the key pass, which is next to useless from a fantasy perspective. Tielemans still holds name value of being in an attacking Leicester side and will pop in with the odd goal, but his floor is lower than his fellow teammate Ndidi.

Recommendation: I’d be looking to trade out Tielemans on his name value, for someone with higher upside such as Trossard or El Ghazi if those deals are possible!


Gameweek 15 Player Rankings: More Cold Players!

Fantasy EPL Defenders

  • Aymeric Laporte (84%, Manchester City) – Scoring very poorly, out of the XI, look to drop.
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (97%, Manchester United) – Not putting up the numbers he did last season. Hold and hope for improvement
  • Tariq Lamptey (92%, Brighton) – Scoring very inconsistent, and constantly injured. Drop for a streamer over the festive period.
  • Sergio Reguilon (85%, Tottenham) – Very poor scorer in Fantrax, look to trade out or drop.

Fantasy EPL Midfielders

  • Jonjo Shelvey (54%, Newcastle) – His scores have gone down since Ritchie has been back in the XI, drop with tough fixtures.
  • Kai Havertz (95%, Chelsea) – It’s a long season, so stick with him.  The lad is class.  But blimey, it’s been an awful start!
  • Gareth Bale (90%, Tottenham) – Only the one start for Spurs so far. Stick with him and hope he gets more.
  • Dwight McNeil (89%, Burnley) – Scoring very poorly this season, but still on some set plays. Trade out if you can.
  • John McGinn (98%, Aston Villa) – Not putting up the same numbers as early season. Hope for improvement once Barkley returns.

Fantasy EPL Forwards

  • Neal Maupay (92%, Brighton) – Not scoring the same as earlier in the season. Look to trade out.
  • Helder Costa (67%, Leeds United) – Lost out to Raphina in the XI. Time to drop
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (100%, Arsenal) – Arsenal are playing very poorly right now, Aubameyang can’t seem to find the back of the next. Trade out if you can. If not hold and hope.
  • Mason Greenwood (84%, Manchester United) – Looks to be in and out of the XI, hold and hope for some big performances over the festive period.


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