Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire and Trade acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. Our Gameweek 6 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 6 Waiver Wire Targets
Average Points Per Match: 9.0
Next 5 Fixtures: BOU (H), tot (A), CHE (H), wol (A), LEI (H)
Prospects: Could this be the year Boufal becomes the fantasy darling we all hoped? Boufal’s had 2 consecutive starts and did his chances of earning another no harm. He scored 19 points vs. Sheffield including an assist and 9 dribbles. Boufal has always been known to be a top dribbler, and if he can start adding assists and goals to his game could be a top player. So far, he has 2 assists in 4 appearances, which is a solid return from the Moroccan. Nathan Redmond is still out hurt but could be back as early as next week which could worry some managers. I would still use a high waiver claim on Boufal, as he can play alongside Redmond in the lineup. If he is available on the waiver wire, get him in before gameweek 6!
Average Points Per Match: 1.75
Next 5 Fixtures: new (A), che (A), TOT (H), avl (A), EVE (H)
Prospects: Brighton’s club-record signing is finally here to stay in the XI. He looks to be in a massive back three including fantasy starts Duffy and Dunk. Webster has started back to back games, but although he got a negative score vs. Manchester City, he looks like a consistent DEF3. Against Burnley, he got 6.75 points with no clean sheet and seems to be an aerial threat winning 4 in total. Brighton has always been dangerous from set pieces thanks to Duffy and Dunk; add Webster into the mix and all 3 have attacking potential. I would use a lower waiver wire priority on Webster ahead of gameweek 6. In my opinion, Webster will be a better value than Lewis Dunk, but slightly lower than Shane Duffy. He will still provide you with solid returns, and hopefully, his addition to the XI increases Brighton’s clean sheet potential.
Alternative Choice: Serge Aurier at 23% owned grabbed 2 assists vs. Crystal Palace and looked dangerous down the right-hand side. If he is available in your waiver wire I would use a low-end claim on him due to his rotation risk. The Spurs defense looked a lot more controlled and calm at the back, and with an easy run of fixtures, Aurier could be a good shout before gameweek 6.
Average Points Per Match: 10.88
Next 5 Fixtures: mci (A), wol (A), SHU (H), tot (A), BOU (H)
Prospects: The once Manchester United bench player has seemed to finally find his footing in the EPL. Cleverley had a dominant performance of 25.5 points vs. Arsenal, and scored a goal on 7 total shots. Under Watford’s new manager Cleverley will be playing the very promising #10 role behind a lone striker and will see plenty of the ball. This is only his third start this season, due to injuries but already has 8 key passes, averaging over two a game. While Cleverley is not on set-pieces if Deulofeu or Holebas are in the line-up, but he still provides value in a shallow midfield pool. Cleverley should be available on your waiver wire this week, and I would use a top priority waiver claim on him ahead of gameweek 6. Cleverley is not a rotation risk and should slot in as a “set and forget” MID4 for your team.
Fantasy EPL Trade Targets
Average Points Per Match: 3.55
Next 5 Fixtures: lei (A), SOU (H), bri (A), WAT (H), liv (A)
Prospects: Danny Rose was once considered a top 3 defender in this Fantrax scoring system. He has never looked the same since his horrific knee injury a few years back. This season he is clearly Poch’s first choice LB and has kept a fit Ben Davies rooted to the bench. Danny Rose currently has a ppm of 3.5, and is probably not someone that fits the typical, “trade target” category. The thing with Rose is he has the potential of a top-end DEF1 in him. We have seen glimpses of the pacey, attacking Danny Rose that Spurs fans love. While Rose is a yellow card risk, he is getting further and further forward up the pitch and is tied for 4th among defenders with 7 key passes. With a healthy Spurs attack, you could expect Rose to grab 5 assists by seasons end making him good value.
I would try to trade a DEF3 who has been over performing such as Tyrone Mings, or a MID 5/6 to get the upside of a DEF1 in Danny Rose. Try to tempt the other manager into trading Danny Rose with a bigger name mid who is “droppable”, such as; Almiron or a starting Juan Mata. Consider Rose a top trade target ahead of gameweek 6.
Alternative Choice: Ricardo Pereira, has not hit the heights of last year. After 5 games, he sits at 8ppm with only 2 key passes. He is not getting nearly as high up the pitch, and I would look to trade for him and would consider him a high-end DEF2 for the rest of the season. Try to tempt the manager with a player with higher upside such as Diogo Jota or the stability of someone like Doucoure.
Team: Leicester City
Average Points Per Match: 9.7
Next 5 Fixtures: TOT (H), NEW (H), liv (A), BUR (H), sou (A)
Prospects: James Maddison had the most key passes in the league with 100 last year, but after five gameweeks isn’t even in the top 10 with only 9 total. He has had 3 single-digit efforts, and managers would have spent a first or second-round pick on him. His 9.5 ppm is not bad, but for a MID1 you would have expected better. While Leicester looks decent in attack, Maddison has struggled. He has one shot on target, and his stock looks to be sinking. Managers may be trying to sell him while he still has high value. For the rest of the season, consider Maddison a high-end MID2, and I would offer a value package of a MID3 and DEF2. For example, you could offer Redmond and Schar or a consistent package of Norwood and Mina. Consider Maddison a top trade target, due to his upside.
Alternative Choice: Here we have another buy low target in Alexandre Lacazette. It was just told that Lacazette wouldn’t return to action until sometime in October due to his ankle injury. This probably means he misses 3-5 games, which in the course of 38 weeks is not very much. Lacazette is a high end FWD2 in a very attacking Arsenal team who should start 85% of matches. I would try to tempt an impatient manager with a FWD2/3 (King, Zaha, Maupay) and a MID3 (James, Gross, Ward-Prowse), and hope you get the significant upside of Lacazette.
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