Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire and Trade acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. This Gameweek 4 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!
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 4 Waiver Wire Targets
Next 5 Fixtures: eve (A), cpl (A), WBA (H), tot (A), BUR (H)
Prospects: Webster has had a poor start to the season fantasy wise, but has some favourable matchups coming up over the next month. Brighton have looked pretty good offensively, but have only managed one clean sheet in their first three games (although they did play Chelsea and Manchester United). I do expect Brighton to rack up a few clean sheets over their next five. Webster is their best CB in the air, and could be set for some solid ghost points over the coming weeks. Over the next five games I would consider Webster a DEF3 with DEF2 upside
Verdict: I would use a mid-tier waiver claim, or about 5-7% of my FAAB budget on Webster.
Next 5 Fixtures: WBA (H), che (A), EVE (H), avl (A), NEW (H)
Prospects: Vestergaard managed 18.5 points in the win vs. Burnley. When Vestergaard starts he is a DEF2 due to his dominance in the air giving him a solid base of 7 ghost points or more. The question is whether or not he starts in the upcoming fixtures. After his performance against Burnley, you would guess he would get another few starts over Stephens. Of his next five games I would only bench him away to Chelsea who tend to not play many long balls.
Verdict: I would use a mid-tier waiver claim, or up to 10% of my FAAB on Vestergaard.
Next 5 Fixtures: CRY (H), SOU (H), mun (A), bur (A), SHU (H)
Prospects: Hudson-Odoi managed 16.5 points in 45 minutes vs. West Brom including the goal he got. When Hudson-Odoi came on the pitch he was truly a game-changer. Lampard could reward him a start on the weekend against Crystal Palace. Guessing who starts for Chelsea will be very hard to do this season, but Hudson-Odoi is worth a punt if he starts. He could provide you with FWD2 value if he manages 65+ minutes. Pulisic and Ziyech are unlikely to make this game, but this could be a one-week punt on the Chelsea winger.
Verdict: I would look to use a low-end waiver claim or about 5% of my FAAB on Hudson Odoi. There is a risk he doesn’t even start or starts only one game.
Gameweek 4 Trade-In Target
Giovani Lo Celso
Next 5 Fixtures: mun (A), WHU (H), bur (A), BRI (H), wba (A)
Prospects: Lo Celso managed 12 points in the draw vs. Newcastle but got no attacking returns. He took the majority of set pieces and seems to be Mourinho’s go to attacking midfielder. After Manchester United, Spurs have a friendly run of games where Lo Celso could provide MID2 value. Son has also picked up an injury, which could give Lo Celso some extra value since he was sharing set-piece duty with Son. Tottenham have been inconsistent to start the season, but I do expect them to improve over the next month or so.
Verdict: I would look to offer a MID3/4 + a DEF 2/3. Look to package players such as: Diangana, Kante, Soucek, Klich, Maguire, Mina, and Soyuncu. I would also be willing to throw in 5 FAAB in a deal involving one of these players.
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