Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 11 Hot or Cold
Our Gameweek 11 Hot or Cold article is here to outline the current prospects of key Fantasy EPL players. Our '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 Robbie P. 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: Newcastle United
GW10 Rank: 60
GW11 Rank: 45
What's Changed?: The real Bruno is back! 2 goals and an assist in the last two games has shot Bruno G's value through the roof after a worrying start to the season fantasy wise, including an injury that put him out for 3 games. His recent form can be contributed to the benching of Joelinton for Sean Longstaff, a move that has allowed Bruno to get forward more regularly as he did with great aplomb last season. Now, before we get carried away, I'd like to temper expectations a bit and explain why I think he's a great sell high candidate. The teams he's faced in the last two matches, Fulham and Brentford are not known for their defensive solidity this season and rank as the 5th and 7th best teams respectively for a midfielder to face in our Fixture Difficulty Tacker. We also don't know whether Joelinton is now relegated to a bench role permanently or not. If he comes back into the midfield 3, this could relegate Bruno back to being the deepest lying midfielder, which will hurt his fantasy production, whether it be his goal and assist threat, or his ghosts. This was the main reason many of us were down on him in at the beginning of the season, the risk is still there of course, so I'd aim for the stars and try and package him in a deal to bring in a Round 2/3 value player if possible.
Team: West Ham United
GW10 Rank: 76
GW11 Rank: 49
What's Changed?: I included Michail Antonio in my cold section last week and he has Scamacca to thank for that. Since his first start for West Ham against Viborg in the Europa league back in August, Scamacca has been eased in gently but has has still managed to rack up 6 goals in 8 starts, even with his minutes being managed after suffering with a virus early in the season. This recent quote from David Moyes should have us all really excited about Scamcca's prospects going forward, especially now that he has brought a new dynamism to the attack with the likes of Paqueta and Bowen clearly thriving on linking up with him...
"I've been impressed from day one. Some of the stuff he has done is really good. He had a virus at the start, so it's taken us a bit of time to get him going. The version we've got at the moment has done really good, but we think he can go even better."
You might have lost your chance to pick up Scamacca on the cheap, but if you could trade out a bigger name like Sancho or Perisic for the Italian international, that would be an absolute steal!
Team: West Ham United
GW10 Rank: 24
GW11 Rank: 21
What's Changed?: Sticking with West Ham here, and its been quite the renaissance for Jarrod Bowen after struggling at the start of the season. Bowen looks a completely different player, the two goals have done wonders for his confidence, resulting in 16 and 29 point rewarding managers who have kept patience with him. It looks like we have the 21/22 version of Bowen back on our hands, oh and he's on pens too! West Ham's tough schedule to the start the season has now eased and they look forward to a very handy run indeed, with the Hammers sitting top for Midfielders Fixtures until the World Cup. If you can still trade him in on a 'relative' low, I'd 100% be up for that, if you could offload someone like Jack Harrison who had a hot start to the season that would be a great bit of business.
For the full list of Gameweek 11 risers, check out our 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, they have been dropped from the best 11, they have suffered an injury, or received a suspension. It's time to consider trading out or dropping these Draft Premier League players from your rosters!
Team: Aston Villa
GW10 Rank: 56
GW11 Rank: 77
What's Changed?: If I could put every Villa player (short of the evergreen Ashley Young) in this section I would, however I'm going to pick on Phillipe Coutinho who had the highest ADP (33) of all Villa players by some distance. There was so much promise for him pre-draft, after his move to Villa back in January proved a fruitful one, with Gerrard rejuvenating his ex-teammate, picking up 5 goals and 3 assists on his way to 10.8 PPS (6.9 gPPS). However, this season he has been on a wretched run of form with zero attacking returns, and he's barely deserved one with just 0.5 xG and 0.4 xA from 6 starts. His fantasy points have been dire too, with just one game in double digits, averaging just 5.6 PPS. Unfortunately Coutinho's value is intrinsically tied to Villa's form, which has been atrocious, so something major has got to happen at Villa, with a Gerrard sacking looking the most likely to benefit Villa assets.
Recommendation: Coutinho's value is just so low right now, I doubt whatever you can get in return would be worth trading him out for. In a 10 team league or less he's basically droppable, however in 12+ team leagues if you can afford to burn a bench spot I'd hold in the hope that something turns around at Villa. If you could get a serviceable player in return, with a less fancy name such as Joe Willock I'd take that and run.
Team: Manchester United
GW10 Rank: 48
GW11 Rank: 55
What's Changed?: Consistent poor form inevitably led to Sancho being benched for Martial at Goodison Park last weekend, and to make matters worse he wasn't called upon when Martial went off injured during the first half. Ten Hag preferred to put Ronaldo up top, rather than shoehorn Rashford in there, and given Rashford's form and Antony's fast start to life in the Premier League, Sancho looks to have been relegated to 3rd choice winger. Even during his starts, Sancho has been substituted early every game, and his paltry 7.4 PPS is barely streamer level. The winger positions in Ten Hag's United don't seem to be racking up particularly good ghost points either with Sancho managing just 4.4 gPPS, meaning Sancho is relying on significantly overperforming his expected goals, with 2 goals from 1.1 xG to prop up his meagre FPts total.
Recommendation: I feel the pain of those rostering Sancho this season, having taken him in the 3rd round in one league, the pre-season form has really not materialised. It may be difficult to get any value for him at this point, so you've got two options; you either wait it out until something changes (at this point we're probably looking after the World Cup) , or look to the United fan in your league to help you out. Anyone rostering United attackers, especially Rashford and Antony could be tempted. Getting in a player of Round 5 value or better would be worth it IMO, or even for a nice chunk of FAB, but any less and you may as well hold.
GW10 Rank: 9
GW11 Rank: 12
What's Changed?: Trent had already dropped from 5th to 9th in my ranks last week based on poor form, but an ankle injury sustained in the match against Arsenal looks to put him out for at least a couple of weeks, which could see him miss as much as 4 GWs. Last season Trent was a fantasy God, coming 3rd in FPts, with 2 goals, 12 assists and leading the way in probably the most significant stat in Fantrax scoring with 90 Key Passes. But he and Liverpool have really had a tough time of it at the beginning of the season, with Trent singled out particularly for his poor defensive showings. But while the defensive decline has been stark he's also been nowhere near his usual threat going forward, here's a few headline stats comparing last season to this season that make grim reading:
Clean Sheets per start 0.56 0.13
Goals Conceded per start 0.69 1.38
Key Passes per start 2.81 1.75
Expected Assists (xA/90) 0.35 0.11
FPts per start 16.3 7.7
Recommendation: After all that you might ask why I haven't dropped him down further? Firstly it's Trent's ceiling we know what he can do when everything's firing at Liverpool and Klopp has managed to turn around the teams fortunes mid season in the past. Secondly, the World Cup is just 6 GWs away and this will give everyone, but particularly struggling players/teams time to regroup. I wouldn't want to be the person that sold Trent for 50 Cents on the Dollar now, just for him to come back after the World Cup with a massive point to prove having been overlooked by Gareth Southgate. If you have him, you've got to hold, his trade value is as low as it will ever be. If you don't and can afford to burn the space on your bench for the next few weeks I would look to target him, going as high as offering up a Round 2/3 asset such as Mason Mount or Martin Odegaard (given Arsenal blank in GW12 anyway).
For the full list of Gameweek 11 fallers, check out our Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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