Draft Premier League: Gameweek 23 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 23 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 23 Waiver Wire Targets
Here we outline Fantasy EPL Gameweek 23 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!
Team: Manchester United
Next Fixture: Everton (Home)
Prospects: Fred has been very consistent over the last month with six of his last seven games posting a score of seven or more. Fred should continue to get starts after performing quite well this season and is worth an add as a MID4/5 especially in deeper leagues. The likes of Kante, Partey, and Henderson all are rostered in more leagues than Fred, despite the United midfielder proving to offer more consistency each week. His attacking game is improving slightly coming close to getting an assist in the Southampton win, and forcing a good save out of Leno in the Arsenal game.
Verdict: I would use a low waiver claim or about 0-2% of my FAAB to pick up Fred.
Next Fixture: West Brom (Home)
Prospects: Here is the left-field punt of the week. Dele has stayed at Spurs past the transfer window, and Mourinho said the door is open for him to make a comeback. Mourinho has said he can play as the 10 with Ndombele dropping back beside Hojberg in midfield. Lo Celso is still a month or so away, and Spurs need to get back on track. On form Dele is one of the best midfielders in the EPL, and if anyone has a point to prove it’s him. I would pick up Dele if you have 4 other solid options ahead of him in midfield and can afford to hold him for 2-3 more weeks. If he returns to form he will offer MID1 value. This is a massive punt that could be the key to a league title.
Verdict: I would use a top-tier waiver claim or 5% of my FAAB to punt on Dele.
Next Fixture: Newcastle (Away)
Prospects: You may think I’m crazy recommending to pickup a Saints player after their 9-0 loss to Manchester United, but surely it cannot get worse for them. Redmond has had a very poor season, and there will be a flurry of changes for their match against Newcastle. If Redmond manages to get a spot in the XI he is definitely worth a start. Redmond offers the upside of a MID3 and should be hungry to stake his claim to be in the first-choice XI for the remainder of the season. Walcott is injured, and Armstrong had a very poor showing which could open a door for Redmond. If Redmond doesn’t start I would also recommend bringing in Djenepo for this matchup with Newcastle.
Verdict: I would use a low-tier waiver claim or 0-2% of my FAAB on Redmond due to the risk of him not starting.
Gameweek 23 Trade-In Target
Next Fixture: Leicester City (Home)
Prospects: Adama hasn’t had the best of seasons from a fantasy perspective, and a lot of it has to do with the absence of Jimenez, and him being rotated. I do expect Adama to kick on from here with the signing of Willian Jose. The new striker has looked bright in his short time in the EPL, and Nuno will know the danger of Adama dribbling and crossing from the wing with an in-form striker. I do think Adama starts to improve his attacking returns, as Wolves will use that win vs. Arsenal as a confidence booster. Adama should be considered a high-end FWD2 for the rest of the season with low end. FWD1 upside
Verdict: I would look to offer a more in form FWD2 or MID2/3 to buy Adama on the low. Offer players such as Lacazette, Pepe, Soucek, Bamford, Eze, and Trossard in deals to get back Adama.
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