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Draft Premier League: Gameweek 31 Waiver Wire

Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. This Gameweek 31 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 31 Waiver Wire Targets

Here we outline Fantasy EPL Gameweek 31 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!


Nathan Redmond

Position: Midfielder

Team: Southampton

Ownership: 38%

Next Fixture: West Bromwich Albion (Away)

Prospects: A Draft Fantasy legend, Nathan Redmond rolled back the years with a vintage display against Burnley in GW30 scoring one and assisting another goal on his way to a season-high 30.5 points. No wonder the @TheFFChaps ranked him 57th in their Rest of Season Top200. Although Southampton has a blank GW in GW33, he is still worth getting in for the match against WBA and the end-of-season games as he has surely established himself as the starter up front in a partnership with Danny Ings.

Verdict: I would use a top-end waiver claim or 80-9ö0% of your remaining FAB to get Redmond on my roster.



Position: Midfielder

Team: Aston Villa

Ownership: 40%

Next Fixture: Liverpool (Away)

Prospects: Two goals off the bench for the Egyptian will surely earn him a starting spot for Villa’s trip to Anfield. Although I am not expecting a win for the midlands club, Trezeguet’s floor is so high, mostly due to his all-action performances, that I would be ok starting him against Liverpool. His prospects get a further boost if he is joined in the team by Jack Grealish, who has apparently had a setback to his injury, so he is listed as questionable.

Verdict: I would use a mid-range waiver claim or around 30-40% of my remaining FAB budget to get him in.


Nathaniel Phillips/Ozan Kabak

Position: Defender

Team: Liverpool

Ownership: 19%/32%

Next Fixture: Aston Villa (Home)

Prospects: Finally, Jürgen Klopp has found the solution to his defensive woes and it is having a ripple effect on the whole team. Putting Fabinho back in midfield has created an effective first line of defense in front of inexperienced center-back pair Kabak and Phillips resulting in 3 clean sheets in 4 for the pair. Liverpool’s schedule is one of the easiest in the whole league and you can have a set-and-forget defender if you pick up one of these under the radar gems.

Verdict: I would use a mid-range waiver claim or around 50% of my remaining FAB to get either of the Liverpool CBs in.


Okay Yokuslu

Position: Midfielder

Team: West Bromwich Albion

Ownership: 4%

Next Fixture: Southampton (Home)

Prospects: The “Turkish N’Golo Kante” is what some have been saying about the new signing for WBA (to be fair, only I have said this, but hope it catches on). 11.5 points against Chelsea is an amazing score, but if we look behind the stats, he has arguably performed to a MID3 level since nailing down the spot in the heart of the WBA midfield. 7.3 Ghost points per 90 means he is definitely worth rostering in deeper leagues for what looks like a valiant effort to avoid relegation by the Baggies.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or around 20% of my remaining FAB to get him on my team.

Also, check out last week’s waiver wire to see if any of those players are available!

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