Updated: May 3
Our Gameweek 10 Hot or Cold article is here to outline the current prospects of key Fantasy EPL players. The 'Hot' or 'Cold' status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Draft Premier League players and help you bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Fantrax Draft League!
These Hot or Cold ratings are based on the data contained within the Weekly Rest-of-Season Rankings produced by The FF Chaps. The Draft Society's exclusive weekly refresh of Fantasy EPL prospect rankings!
🔥🔥🔥 Gameweek 10 Hot List 🔥🔥🔥
These are Fantasy EPL players that have risen in our Weekly ROS Rankings! Keep an eye on these Draft Premier League players, and bring them into your Fantrax squad if you can.
Team: Brighton & Hove Albion
GW9 Rank: 171
GW10 Rank: 120
What's Changed?: It's not often that I feature a Hot player who's likely to be available on the waiver wire, but I'm making an exception for Solly March. The Englishman has risen up to 120th overall after being given a surprise start against Manchester City at the weekend. March played the full 90 minutes and took 5 set pieces, which ended the set piece monopoly of team mate Gross. Check out our Set Piece Takers table for data on every set piece that has been taken so far this season! If the Englishman can nail down a starting role once again, he offers good value as a MID4. Brighton face another tough game this weekend against Liverpool, but I believe March is worth a punt ahead of this game.
Emile Smith Rowe
GW9 Rank: 58
GW10 Rank: 49
What's Changed?: Emile Smith Rowe. This weeks article cover star!! The youngster was exceptional against Aston Villa, as he outshined Saka, and left Odegaard and Pepe out in the cold. I was super impressed with Smith Rowe on Friday night, and he continues to rise up my rest-of-season rankings. He's going to be a mainstay in this Arsenal side, and his Fantrax points scoring is steadily improving. If you currently roster a player such as Soucek, Trossard, Moura or Gundogan, I would push hard for a trade to bring in Smith Rowe. He's now the 11th highest scoring midfielder this season, after the huge 30.5 point haul against Villa.
Team: Manchester City
GW9 Rank: 15
GW10 Rank: 9
What's Changed?: And finally, Phil Foden has risen 6 places this week, now finding himself inside my Top 10 Fantrax players! The Englishman has been nothing short of fantastic since his return from injury in GW5. Foden has scored 76 points in his four starts this season, and has also been extremely impressive in real-life too. The academy graduate is one of the focal points of the City attack, and found himself playing as the false nine against Brighton at the weekend. Starting four league games in a row is pretty unheard of under Pep, so it shows how much in favour he is right now. If City want to win the Premier League again this season, Foden needs to feature heavily. Now a genuine first-round draft pick caliber player for me.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 10 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
❄️❄️❄️ Gameweek 10 Cold List ❄️❄️❄️
These are Fantasy EPL players that have fallen in our Weekly ROS Rankings. This may be due to poor form, dropping out of the starting XI, suffering an injury, or receiving a suspension. It's time to consider trading out these Draft Premier League players from your rosters!
Team: Brighton & Hove Albion
GW9 Rank: 71
GW10 Rank: 95
What's Changed?: After a sensational start to the season, Shane Duffy was surprisingly benched for the GW9 game against Manchester City. Maybe Potter felt as though a more mobile defensive unit was needed against the reigning Premier League champions. Or maybe Duffy was benched due to his previous performances in the side. The latter is an issue that I've been thinking a lot about this season. Many Fantrax managers would see that Duffy is scoring incredibly well and believe he's a great asset to roster. But I've not been convinced he's going to stay in the Brighton side long-term, something which I speculated on last week and opened up about in a Twitter thread this week. Duffy might come back into the side in the near future, but he could also find himself on the bench once the likes of Webster and Lamptey are back to full fitness.
Recommendation: For now I would hold onto Duffy in the hope that he returns to the side. If his exclusion was simply tactical, then you've still got yourself a potentially great Fantrax defender. If you've got cold feet after GW9, try and trade him out for Cucurella, Rudiger, Cresswell or Pinnock.
Harvey Barnes / Ademola Lookman
Team: Leicester City
GW9 Rank: 57 / 62
GW10 Rank: 70 / 85
What's Changed?: I've got a two for one special next! Leicester pair Harvey Barnes and Ademola Lookman currently find themselves out of the Leicester lineup after a recent formation change. The Foxes are currently setting up with wing-backs providing width, and Maddison playing behind Vardy and Iheanacho. This has meant that wide attackers such as Barnes and Lookman haven't had a look in. With Maddison getting back to some kind of form, Iheanacho providing decent displays, and Daka looking sharp from the bench, I'm not sure when this pair will get another chance in the side!
Recommendation: I think Barnes has a better chance of breaking back into the side, so I would be more inclined to keep him over Lookman. If you're struggling with injuries and currently own Lookman, I think he's a candidate to be dropped to the free agent pool. Attempt to swap these out for the likes of Gallagher, Olise, Fornals or maybe even a resurgent Redmond, but otherwise you're going to have to hold and remain hopeful, or drop them and move on.
GW9 Rank: 21
GW10 Rank: 28
What's Changed?: On the face of it, it may seem harsh having Andrew Robertson on the cold list. But let me make a few statements about the Scotsman:
He's the 33rd highest scoring defender
Robertson is ranked a lowly 112th in our Ghost Point Tracker, being the 57th best defender
Tsimikas has proven he's an able deputy, so could take minutes away from Robertson
Liverpool have won their last two games 5-0, and Robertson has scored less than 10 in both games
These are just some of the reason's why I've dropped Robertson down in my rankings. Liverpool just seem to attack down their right-hand side so much more, as Salah and Trent are two of the best in the world in their positions. This is probably why Robertson isn't scoring too well outside of his clean sheets. I probably should have dropped him further!
Recommendation: I try to trade out Robertson for Van Dijk, Reece James, or even Digne. The Everton full-back has shown exceptional ghost points in recent weeks and looks to be a player getting back to his Fantrax best.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 10 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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