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Draft Premier League: Gameweek 16 Waiver Wire and Trade Targets

Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire and Trade acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season.  This Gameweek 16 Waiver Wire article is here to help managers pick up the best Draft Premier League players possible, as well as suggest players to potentially target for a trade with a fellow manager!

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Gameweek 16 Waiver Wire Targets

Here we outline Fantasy EPL Gameweek 16 Waiver Wire Targets that have 40% ownership or below on Fantrax.  These players will also have a favorable run of fixtures upcoming, so they could perform very well over the upcoming period!  Trade Targets will be players who look set to do well over the upcoming period, but their ownership statistics suggest they are probably taken in most draft leagues!


Jonny Evans

Position: Defender

Team: Leicester City

Ownership: 40%

Next Fixture: Crystal Palace (Away)

Prospects: Evans comes up against a Crystal Palace team really struggling for goals. As well he could be matched up against Benteke, giving Evans the opportunity for aerials and a potential clean sheet. Leicester have a decent few games to end this hectic festive period, so Evans could be a viable DEF2 into the new year. Crystal Palace has also been vulnerable from set pieces, giving Evans a potential goal threat.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0% of my FAAB on Evans.


Gabriel Martinelli

Position: Midfielder

Team: Arsenal

Ownership: 33%

Next Fixture: Brighton (Away)

Prospects: Martinelli was key to Arsenal picking up a massive three points against Chelsea, and should continue to see good playing time. Martinelli is probably the lone bright spot in Arsenal’s very poor season and can be the catalyst to them kicking on and gaining ground in the table. Against Chelsea, he managed 6.5 points and four shots in total. Martinelli may face some rotation to protect him from an injury, but Arteta will know he must be in their first choice XI.

Verdict: I would use a mid-tier waiver claim or 2-3% of my FAAB on Martinelli.


Alex Iwobi

Position: Midfielder

Team: Everton

Ownership: 40%

Next Fixture: Manchester City (Home)

Prospects: Iwobi is somehow still only 40% rostered, despite him putting up a very solid base of ghost points. Despite a tough fixture coming up, Iwobi should still provide solid MID3/4 value if he gets the start. Ancelotti did hint at resting some of his starters in the upcoming game against Manchester City, but I still think Iwobi has to start due to a very depleted squad. Against some of the more attacking teams, Iwobi will have more defensive work to do, but will still rack up defensive stats such as tackles, interceptions, and some dribbles.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-2% of my FAAB on Iwobi.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Position: Forward

Team: Chelsea

Ownership: 15%

Next Fixture: Aston Villa (Home)

Prospects: Hudson-Odoi was the bright spark when he came on for Chelsea in their loss to Arsenal. Based on his performance, and the very tired legs in the XI, I would expect Hudson-Odoi to start against Aston Villa. Hudson-Odoi will look to make his claim for a spot in the XI, or a place in Lampard’s rotation. The Chelsea winger has had a tough time trying to crack the XI this season, but a good performance vs. Aston Villa can give him a few more starts during a hectic January schedule. This pickup would be a pure punt, but probably the one with the most upside in this article

Verdict: I would look to use a low-tier waiver claim or 0-2% of my FAAB on Hudson-Odoi.


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