Fantasy EPL Sleepers: Newcastle United

Our Fantasy EPL 21/22 Draft Kit promises to be the most comprehensive set of pre-season Draft Premier League articles ever produced! A key component of our Draft Kit will be the Team Preview articles which analyze key assets to sit alongside our all-important Draft Rankings. This article highlights three potential Fantrax Fantasy EPL Sleepers from Newcastle United!

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Newcastle United Sleepers

As noted above, these are potential Fantrax Sleepers from Newcastle United . These Fantasy EPL players are likely to be drafted in the later rounds. Read below for three under the radar players who could provide excellent value in your pre-season draft.


Jacob Murphy

Position: Midfielder

20/21 Points: 174.5

20/21 Points Per Start: 7.9

Recommended Draft Pick: 169 to 192 (12 Team League: Round 15-16)

Overview: A Genie favourite, Murphy can come up with the goods when he is named in the starting XI.

Murphy could be a decent late-round punt for anyone looking to draft for upside. He takes free-kicks when on the field and has a mean delivery, so key passes tend to flow when he gets in the rhythm. Unfortunately Bruce shuffles him around a bit and with Fraser, ASM, Ritchie and Almirón all being able to play in the attacking role Murphy thrives in, he does ride the bench a decent amount. He had a purple patch last season and you should be looking out for one this time around as well. It is a late-round pick, so you can just drop him if it doesn't work out.


Joelinton

Position: Forward

20/21 Points: 210.5

20/21 Points Per Start: 8.3

Recommended Draft Pick: 169 to 192 (12 Team League: Round 15-16)

Overview: The Brazilian came with huge expectations and has been quite disappointing. He does get good ghost points, though so if he is starting, he should be worth an add.

Now, this is firmly in the punt category. Joelinton is the opposite of his strike partner Wilson; he only got 40 fewer points than his English counterpart, but while Wilson needed 12 goals to achieve this tally, 'Joe Linton' only needed 4. This is "silver linings" territory, because on face value, a 4-goal-a-season striker shouldn't even be contracted to a Premier League team, let alone start for one, but here we are. If he is starting, he is worth a cheeky punt against lower-ranked teams. He will safely get you 7-9 points and maybe nick a goal or assist. I wouldn't hold my breath though.


Ryan Fraser

Position: Midfielder

20/21 Points: 112

20/21 Points Per Start: 8.1

Recommended Draft Pick: 169 to 192 (12 Team League: Round 15-16)

Overview: The comeback is on! The diminutive Scotsman is finally healthy and able to complete a pre-season with Newcastle, so I expect good things.

Who doesn't remember those Fraser-Wilson goals from 2 seasons ago? Now is the time to revisit them at Newcastle. Fraser had a horrible time last season. After he refused to play for Bournemouth in Project Restart he was effectively not training from March to September and this showed when he shacked up in Newcastle. He did show glimpses of what he is capable of, with a season-high of 24 points in a ghost point extravaganza against Crystal Palace in February. Another upside punt late on the draft, one you can easily drop if he turns out to be a bust this season as well.


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