Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire and Trade acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. This Gameweek 36 article is here to help managers pick up the best Draft Premier League players possible from the waiver wire, as well as suggest players to potentially target for a trade with a fellow manager!
Here we outline Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Targets that have 30% 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!
Essential reading before the Tuesday waiver requests process!
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Gameweek 36 Waiver Wire Targets
Team: West Ham
Average Points per Match: 4.76
Next 3 Fixtures: WAT (H), mun (A), AVL (H)
Prospects: Last week, Fredericks was the player to target, this week it’s his wing back partner Cresswell. West Ham has improved offensively over the last few games, while Cresswell has 6 key passes in the last 3 games. Cresswell takes some set pieces and will pump in plenty of crosses giving him DEF2 upside. Against Watford and Aston Villa, Cresswell should have the opportunity to get really high up the pitch, and have the chance at an assist. I would use a top waiver wire claim ahead of gameweek 36 to get in the West Ham left-back. If you are in a playoff league, I would bench Cresswell against Manchester United, but start him in gameweeks 36 and 38.
Team: Manchester City
Average Points per Match: 4.47
Next 3 Fixtures: BOU (H), wat (A), NOR (H)
Prospects: Garcia has started the last three games for Manchester City, and could start at least two of the next three. City has been inconsistent defensively, but Garcia has somewhat helped to improve that. The upcoming schedule for City is arguably the easiest in the entire EPL, and Garcia could see a clean sheet and scores of 14 or higher in each of the next three games. In a playoff league, Garcia is a must-own due to his friendly matchups. I would use a mid-tier waiver wire claim on Garcia, as Pep may decide to rotate the young CB and give him a rest. An added upside would be the leaky defenses Garcia will face, and the potential for a return from set pieces, which City should get a lot of.
Team: Aston Villa
Average Points per Match: 6.16
Next 3 Fixtures: eve (A), ARS (H), whu (A)
Prospects: Trezeguet had an incredible game vs. Crystal Palace scoring two goals and 28.5 points. Aston Villa has a difficult task to avoid relegation and will need players like Trezeguet to step up and score more. Over the next three gameweeks Villa plays leaky defenses with Everton truly having nothing to play for. Trezeguet has improved his work ethic and looks a danger in front of goal. This performance should give him the confidence needed to get at least one more attacking return this season. I would consider Trezeguet a MID5, as he is quite goal dependent, but could get 4-6 points from shots and tackles. I would use a mid-tier waiver wire claim on the Villa midfielder ahead of gameweek 36.
Gameweek 36 Trade-In Target
Team: Leicester City
Average Points per Match: 7.90
Next 4 Fixtures: SHU (H), tot (A), MUN (H)
Prospects: Ndidi has failed to score higher than nine points in a game since the restart. Leicester as a whole has looked very poor, including in that 4-1 loss to Bournemouth. Up next they face three teams who all have their eyes on a European spot. I would consider these games must-wins if Leicester wants to qualify for Champions League. Ndidi should have plenty of work in the middle of the pitch against teams that like to play through the middle. Leicester doing well will partially rely on Ndidi’s ability to shut down the chief creators of Norwood, Lo Celso, and Bruno in the upcoming matches. The midfielder should be considered a MID4 with MID3 potential rest of the season. I would offer up a DEF3/MID4 who has nothing really to play for to get back Ndidi. Try to offer players such as Sigurdsson, Shelvey, Laporte, Gomez, or Redmond to get back Ndidi.
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