Updated: May 3
Our Gameweek 11 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 11 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: West Ham United
GW10 Rank: 54
GW11 Rank: 71
What's Changed?: I've never been a big fan of Pablo Fornals in Fantrax, because he doesn't score too well for ghost points, and also I've not previously been convinced he actually keeps his place in the side long-term. But Fornals has proven that his lack of ghost points doesn't matter; he's ranked 156th overall (43rd highest midfielder) as per our Ghost Point Tracker, but is currently the 37th highest scoring player (13th highest midfielder) in Fantrax. And secondly, Fornals is well and truly established in the starting eleven of a Champions League chasing side. Moyes likes him, and he's going to be in the side for months to come. With the form West Ham are showing, any of their attacking assets are great players to roster!
GW10 Rank: 80
GW11 Rank: 70
What's Changed?: My next 'hot' player is Maxwel Cornet of Burnley. The guy has been absolutely clinical in front of goal so far this season, and I like what I'm seeing. The Ivorian has bagged 4 goals in 275 minutes of Premier League football, which equates to a goal every 69 minutes. After his blistering start to life at Burnley, I've got Cornet ranked above the likes of Bamford, Wilson, Iheanacho and team-mate Wood. This guy is a player on the rise, a must-have pick-up from any remaining waiver wires, and a good trade target for any of the aforementioned players. Although word of warning, as per our Useful Draft Metrics page, Cornet has a high GACS reliance (currently 58%), as well as an expected PP90 (13.5) much lower than his actual PP90 (20.5).
Team: Aston Villa
GW10 Rank: 41
GW11 Rank: 36
What's Changed?: I'm pretty happy with the points scoring of Leon Bailey so far this season. He's had a rough start to life at Aston Villa due to injuries, but the Jamaican grabbed an assist off the bench in GW9, and followed this up with 7.5 ghost points in GW10. Now that Bailey has gained his first Premier League start, I think he'll go from strength-to-strength. He has potential to be a Top 30 player, and should be a trade target this week. I would try to offer out the likes of Greenwood, Benrahma or Mahrez for Bailey.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 11 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
❄️❄️❄️ Gameweek 11 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: West Ham United
GW10 Rank: 54
GW11 Rank: 71
What's Changed?: This feels harsh as Vladimir Coufal hasn't done anything wrong. The Czech right-back suffered a injury at the start of October, with youngster Ben Johnson coming into the side to cover. Johnson went on to perform really well, both in real-life and on Fantrax, during consecutive 1-0 victories. Coufal returned to the match-day squad in GW10, but had to sit out due to the good form of Johnson. Considering the Hammers beat Villa 4-1, I see Johnson continuing in the side. It's his place to lose now, despite the obvious quality that Coufal possesses.
Recommendation: For now I would hold Coufal. He is a Top 50 player when he's fit, so it's worth keeping hold of him and seeing how the situation develops with Johnson. If you did want to look for a trade, test the waters with Pinnock, Tarkowski or Maguire, but I wouldn't give up Coufal for less than that.
GW10 Rank: 57
GW11 Rank: 63
What's Changed?: Another defeat for Everton in GW10, and just 4 points for Demarai Gray. With Richarlison back in the side, and DCL hopefully not too far away, now is the time to try to trade Gray out of your side. He is the 12th highest scoring forward at this stage, but I see this dropping quite rapidly now. Gray has been scoring well in Fantrax, but I've always questioned if he can remain in the side long term. With Iwobi and Gordon also pushing for minutes, I can see Gray being benched fairly soon.
Recommendation: I would look to trade out Gray for players such as Trincao, Hwang, Sarr, Richarlison, or Firmino. I'd also try and cheeky trade for Bailey before he starts scoring really well.
GW10 Rank: 84
GW11 Rank: 89
What's Changed?: Poor Jack Harrison. It's just not happening for the Englishman this season. Leeds are playing badly, and Harrison looks a shell of his former self. The poor guy made several comical passes against Norwich on Sunday, and ended the game against the bottom club with just 5 points. Harrison's potential saving grace is that he played the full 90 minutes, with Dan James and Rodrigo both withdrawn before him. Harrison probably should be dropped to waivers in all honesty based on his Fantrax, and real-life, performances.
Recommendation: I would throw around some trade offers for the likes of Ritchie, March, Olise, or Harvey Barnes, but I doubt you'll have much luck. A weekly streamer is likely to outscore Harrison at this point.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 11 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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