Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire and Trade acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. This Gameweek 17 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 17 Waiver Wire Targets
Here we outline Fantasy EPL Gameweek 17 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!
Next Fixture: Southampton (Away)
Prospects: Oxlade-Chamberlain has been back in the squad for the last few matches and is pushing towards his first start of the season. Liverpool has been poor in back to back games against relegation sides, and Klopp may look to change things up. Ox will come back into the mix and will be part of the Liverpool rotation. Liverpool fans all know he can score from basically anywhere, and adds a very different dynamic to the team. I would back him to at least get some minutes in the Southampton game, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start. When Ox starts I would rate him as a MID3.
Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-2% of my FAAB on the Liverpool midfielder.
Next Fixture: Wolves (Home)
Prospects: Bissouma has been putting up very solid numbers in his recent games. He has scored above six points in four of his last five starts and should continue to provide solid low-end MID4 value over a hectic period. Bissouma is a mainstay in the Brighton XI and is very unlikely to face rotation. In their next game against Wolves, Bissouma should have plenty of work to do against the likes of Moutinho and Neves. If your squad is lacking a reliable midfielder, then Bissouma should be top of your waiver list for the upcoming fixtures.
Verdict: I would use a low-tier waiver claim or 0-2% of my FAAB on Bissouma.
Next Fixture: Leicester City (Home)
Prospects: Ritchie seems to be in the first-choice XI for Newcastle, and is a must pickup for the rest of the season. On a recent episode of FPLKickaround, most of the analysts had him as a top 10 player who is under 60% owned to finish the season. When on the field Ritchie commands set pieces, and is 2nd only to Wilson in penalty duty. On top of that, he fills up the stat sheet nicely, getting points in almost every single category. Ritchie has solid MID4 value with the upside of a MID3 when he gets the odd assist. If you are missing a midfielder that has the right balance between upside and a floor, put in a claim for Ritchie!
Verdict: I would use a mid-tier waiver claim or about 2-5% of my FAAB on Ritchie.
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