Updated: Nov 12, 2021
Trades can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. Fact. A successful Fantrax Draft Premier League manager needs to be active in the trade market, always sniffing out a deal to improve their roster. Be it trading in a player before they explode, or trading out a player who just isn't performing, our Gameweek 11 Trade Advice article has all of your needs covered!
Get out there and use the below advice for Fantrax trades this week. Trading is fun!
Trade In Advice
Here we're going to be recommending Fantasy EPL players to trade into your side. These may be Premier League players who are performing consistently well and are likely to continue to do so. Or they could be players who are currently underperforming but are likely to improve their points haul in the near future. These are your "buy low" players.
Prospects: A Barnes revival is coming very soon. He managed to get on at half in the loss to Arsenal, and scored 10 points with no goals or assists. Besides from Tielemans, he was Leicester's best player and should get a start against a horrible Leeds team. Now is the time to trade him in, and hope he regains some upside and offers MID2/3 value rest of season. Maddison has been very poor in all of his chances, and could lose out to Barnes very soon. Or Rodgers is looking for an excuse to bench Inheanacho and ditch the 2 up top formation for Barnes and potentially Lookman.
Verdict: I would look to buy low on Barnes using players such as: Hudson-Odoi, Redmond, Harrison, and Soucek.
Prospects: With Nuno gone, Son could see a massive improvement in his output. Son has already been decent this season at 12.7 PPM, but he could easily become a top 7 fantasy asset depending on the new coach Spurs get. I would look to trade in Son now ahead of a very friendly schedule for Spurs who should see an uptick in attacking form. Everyone seems to be targeting Harry Kane, but approaching the manager with Son is the smarter move in my opinion.
Verdict: I would offer players such as: Antonio, Jimenez, Kane, Vardy, Saint-Maximin, Mount, and Rashford in deals for Son. If needed package those players with a DEF3/MID4 such as: Maguire, Keane, Hudson-Odoi, or Harrison
Trade Out Advice
Here we're going to be recommending Fantasy EPL players to trade out of your side. These may be Premier League players who are performing badly and are likely to continue to do so. Or they could be players who are currently overperforming and are likely to decline in value of the coming weeks. These are your "sell high" players.
Kevin de Bruyne
Team: Manchester City
Prospects: De Bruyne just isn't the fantasy asset he once was. He will still hold incredibly high name value based on his potential, but I think that if you haven't already, now should be the time to send him off. I haven't been high on De Bruyne since preseason, and for me he may not even be worth top 20 consideration anymore. He is becoming quite goal/assist dependent, and will continue to face heavy rotation as a changing of the guard starts to come into play. De Bruyne looks miles off the pace, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him on the bench in the Manchester derby.
Verdict: I would trade De Bruyne 1:1 for players such as: Lukaku, Trent, Reece James, Raphinha, Grealish, Mane, Son, and Saint-Maximin. If you can somehow get Bruno or Salah for De Bruyne I would do that for sure. If you are looking for two quality assets try offering De Bruyne out in package deals for combinations including players such as: Toney, Vardy, Tielemans, Rashford, Chilwell, and Foden.
Prospects: Robertson seems to be less and less involved in the Liverpool attack each week. I really don't expect that to change given the incredible form of Salah and Trent this season. Robertson has always been a decent DEF1 given the team he plays for and his ability to get assists and clean sheets. This season, to me, he is no more than a DEF2 at best. He may also face some rotation over the Christmas period with Tsmikas proving to be an able deputy. I would trade out Robertson now while he still has his name value, and "potential" attached to him. In real life he is one of the best left backs in the world, but in fantasy he is just not the elite asset he once was.
Verdict: I would look to target players with more consistent upside than Robertson. Look to aim for players such as: Chilwell, Rice, Gross, Sarr, Kovacic, and Pinnock.
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