Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire and Trade acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. The Gameweek 14 Waiver Wire is here to help managers pick up the best 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!
Gameweek 14 Waiver Wire Targets
Team: Manchester United
Average Points per Match: 4.44
Next 5 Fixtures: AVL (H), TOT (H), mci (A), EVE (H), wat (A)
Prospects: Williams has probably bought himself a run in the XI at the expense of Luke Shaw. Scoring a goal vs. Sheffield for a total of 11.5 points goes along with a great performance from the left-back. Manchester United have been poor at keeping clean sheets, and it’s really hard to see one in their next few games. Williams offers attacking potential with 3 key passes and 2 shots in his 2 starts. United can score goals, and this can make Williams a decent DEF3 streamer. Ahead of Gameweek 14, I would use a low-end waiver wire claim on Williams. The attacking potential is there, but the tough run for United is a bit of a red flag.
Average Points per Match: 6.5
Next 5 Fixtures: ARS (H), sou (A), SHU (H), lei (A), WOL (H)
Prospects: McLean has put up scored of 9.5 and 16 in his last 2 games without any attacking returns. He has 7 key passes and has won 12 aerials in that time. With some favorable matchups coming up, you could see an attacking return in the near future. A win vs. Everton will do Norwich’s confidence some good in some must-win games. The midfield pool is very shallow in most deep leagues. McLean could offer you the value of a MID5 if you are looking for a short-term streaming option. Norwich plays some extremely leaky defenses especially in the next 2 weeks, so now would be the time to get the full value out of McLean. Ahead of Gameweek 14, I would use a mid-tier waiver wire claim in you are in need of a midfielder.
Average Points per Match: 14.1
Next 5 Fixtures: CPL (H), MCI (H), tot (A), NEW (H), bou (A)
Prospects: Bardsley has started the past 2 games, and has helped Burnley to 2 clean sheets. It seems for the foreseeable future that he is ahead of Lowton, and could provide great value. He racks up a ton of defensive ghost points, making him not dependent on clean sheets. The new right back has the upside of a DEF2, and with a few tough matchups in the next 5 is still worth a pickup. Burnley has cleaned it up at the back and could get clean sheets in at least 2 of their next 5 games. Ahead of Gameweek 14, I would use a top priority waiver wire claim on Bardsley if you are in need of a consistent defender.
Gameweek 14 Trade In Target
Team: Crystal Palace
Average Points per Match: 8.12
Next 5 Fixtures: bur (A), BOU (H), wat (A), BRI (H), new (A)
Prospects: Zaha got his first goal of the season, and was unlikely to not add a 2nd against league leaders Liverpool. Zaha has started the season poorly, but with a very easy run of fixtures, he could see a drastic improvement in his value. He is one of the best dribblers in the EPL and will add dribbles, key passes, and shots to his fantasy output. The attacking returns will come with a good schedule and Palace attack looking better. Ahead of Gameweek 14, I would look to trade a MID3 + DEF3 to get in a potential FWD2 with upside. Look to package the likes of Redmond, Barnes, Rodrigo with Jonny, Tomori or Maguire to get in Zaha.
Gameweek 14 Player to Trade Out
Team: West Ham
Average Points per Match: 9.92
Next 5 Fixtures: che (A), wol (A), ARS (H), sou (A), cpl (A)
Prospects: Anderson has played less than 70 minutes in 4/5 of his last games with only 1 double-digit performance in that time. West Ham has been extremely poor as of late, and Anderson has been getting the hook as a result. Antonio is back in the picture, and replaced Anderson at halftime in GW13, scoring a goal. This could earn Anderson a spot on the bench for a few games, or he will most likely continue getting subbed early. I would trade out Anderson before it gets too late. Someone in your league will still believe in him, and will hopefully pay draft value. I would look to swap him in a 1:1 for a MID2/FWD2. Look to target the likes of Sigurdsson, David Silva, Adama, Haller, Dele, Lacazette, or Zaha. Ahead of Gameweek 14, Anderson is a player to try and move on from.
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