Updated: May 3
Our Gameweek 13 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 13 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: Crystal Palace
GW12 Rank: 104
GW13 Rank: 72
What's Changed?: Christian Benteke has started four of the last five games under Vieira, and has bagged four goals during this period. Pretty clinical stuff from the Belgian not usually known for his goal scoring!! I've moved Benteke up to 72nd overall, as it looks as though he may be the preferred option as the Palace central striker. If this is the case, I'll continue to move him up the ranks. Benteke was ranked 93rd overall during our November '21 Consensus Rankings, and I'm pretty sure after his GW12 performance my colleagues will be similarly moving him up their ranks. For me, Benteke is on the same level as the likes of Firmino, Wilson, Hwang, and Sarr, with potential to exceed these players and break into the Top 50 if he can maintain his form.
Team: Newcastle United
GW12 Rank: 85
GW13 Rank: 67
What's Changed?: Matt Ritchie scored 17 points during the 3-3 draw with Brentford during Howe's first game in charge. A pretty good return from a player I like for his consistency. A consistency of 8 Ghost Points Per Start due to taking 81% of Newcastle's set pieces. The Scotsman has taken the third most set pieces in the Premier League so far this season, only behind JWP and Son Heung-Min. This is why Ritchie is a great MID3/4 to roster. He has the set pieces, and gains the odd attacking return. Newcastle should improve under Howe, and this is why I now have Ritchie ranked 67th overall, alongside the likes of Moura, Gundogan, and Wilson.
GW12 Rank: 121
GW13 Rank: 91
What's Changed?: This guy delivers Fantrax points. Konstantinos Tsimikas has started 4 games for LIverpool in the Premier League this season, and he's averaged 20.1 points. He also doesn't need attacking returns or clean sheets, with a tally of 12.8 Ghost Points Per 90 as per our Useful Draft Metrics. Considering the pretty average form of Robertson, let alone the injury concerns, I strongly believe Tsimikas will feature fairly prominently over the upcoming busy period. Pick up the Greek left-back, and plug him into your team whenever he does start. He should get you a double figure haul!
For the full list of all the Gameweek 13 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
❄️❄️❄️ Gameweek 13 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!
GW12 Rank: 47
GW13 Rank: 77
What's Changed?: Cesar Azpilicueta hasn't featured for Chelsea for the last 4 games, and I'm getting worried. I've kept the Spaniard ranked high up until now, as he is a great defender playing for the best defence in the league. But with James performing incredibly well at right wing-back, and the likes of Chalobah and Christensen getting the nod ahead of him in the back three, things do not look good. Azpilicueta is potentially going to fall down to streamer level if this pattern continues.
Recommendation: For now I would hold Azpilicueta, but the situation is very worrying. With the busy Christmas period coming up, I would expect him to be given an increased amount of minutes and therefore he's worth holding on to.
Team: Leeds United
GW12 Rank: 80
GW13 Rank: 103
What's Changed?: Does anyone know what Patrick Bamford's injury status is?! The Leeds forward hasn't played since the draw at Newcastle on September 17, and Bielsa continues to refrain from putting a timescale on his return. This is getting more and more worrying for Leeds fans, and Fantrax managers. I've dropped Bamford down to 103rd overall, but he maybe should have been ranked lower.
Recommendation: I would drop Bamford if I rostered him. Enough is enough. We're heading into the busy Christmas period, and roster spots are extremely valuable. Any player ranked outside of the Top 100 is a streamer for me... drop Bamford and give yourself another option on your roster.
GW12 Rank: 42
GW13 Rank: 55
What's Changed?: Richarlison had a Consensus Ranking of 58th during our November '21 Overall Rankings refresh, and I'm dropping the Everton man down to align more with the consensus. Outside of the Brazilian's 2 goals and 1 assist, he's scored pretty badly. Richarlison is suspended for GW13, and Everton are a team on the decline. They are without a win since September, and are desperately missing the likes of DCL and Doucoure. Gray has also now been added to the injury list! Richarlison is not a player I would like to be rostering right now.
Recommendation: Attempt a trade involving Richarlison, but I'm not convinced you'll be able to get back much value. Try for the likes of Benrahma, Cornet, Soucek, or Moura.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 13 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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