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Draft Premier League: Gameweek 17 Waiver Wire

Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. This Gameweek 15 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 13 Waiver Wire Targets that are 40% rostered 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!

Daniel Podence

Position: Midfielder

Team: Wolves

Rostered: 25%

Next Fixture: Brighton (Away)

Prospects: With Jimenez suspended, Podence could get a start in the attacking slots for Wolves this week. In a decent fixture against Brighton, I like Podence to offer MID3 upside and value. If he performs well he could get a run in the XI, and prove to be a useable asset.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-3% of my remaining FAB on Podence.

Cucho Hernandez

Position: Forward

Team: Watford

Ownership: 35%

Next Fixture: Burnley (Away)

Prospects: Cucho got a rare start in the loss to Brentford. He didn’t look impressive, but it could take him a few weeks to get up to speed. Hernandez is worth a punt against lowly Burnley. He has the upside of a FWD2 in this matchup, but will more likely offer FWD3 value.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or about 0-2% of my remaining FAB on Hernandez.

Jan Bednarek

Position: Defender

Team: Southampton

Ownership: 20%

Next Fixture: Crystal Palace (Away)

Prospects: Bednarek should have a better outing this gameweek against Crystal Palace than he did against Arsenal. He is a massive threat from set-pieces and should have a decent floor in this one. I can’t see Palace scoring more than 1 this week, but would still back the Saints with a decent shout for a clean sheet. Saints are without their star keeper, but the return of Salisu to the XI will help their defensive chances.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or about 0-2% of my remaining FAB on Bednarek.


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