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 14 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.
Team: Manchester United
Prospects: Sancho season has arrived! Sancho has finally got his first goal for Manchester United, and it will be a massive weight off his shoulders. In his last two starts for United, Sancho has arguably been the club's best player, and it would be very cruel to drop him for any of the other out-of-form wingers. There will be the odd game in the festive fixture that Sancho gets a breather, but I expect whoever the new interim manager is to do everything they can to get the best out of Sancho. I have him ranked #18 overall rest of the season, but he could easily be a top 10-12 player. Considering he went in the first round in most drafts, you can probably get him much cheaper now.
Verdict: I would offer players for Sancho 1:1 such as: Mount, Ward-Prowse, Tielemans, Raphinha, Toney, Jota, and Antonio*. If you can get an upgrade somewhere else, or some FAB thrown into the deal by emphasizing Sancho's poor start, even better. *This opinion is not widely supported within The Draft Society and reflects Genie's personal opinion on the matter
Team: Manchester City
Prospects: Sterling has now scored in back-to-back matches, and it seems the winger is working his way back into Pep's good books. I would back Sterling to regain some form in the minutes he gets over the Christmas period. A lot of managers who would have held Sterling since the draft may be looking to try and "sell high" on him after his decent run. I would capitalize here and bring in a player who has FWD1 upside. Be ready to face Pep Roulette more often than not with this player, so if your forward line is already risky this may not be the best move.
Verdict: I would offer more set and forget forwards with a lower ceiling such as Benrahma, Wilson, Aubameyang, and Zaha in deals for Sterling. If that isn't enough, look to package those players with defenders or midfielders such as Duffy, Matip, Dier, Neves, and Ritchie.
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.
Team: West Ham
Prospects: Antonio has been one of the best forwards to start this season, but has slowed down significantly with 4 out of his last 5 games in single digits. I do expect Antonio to stay healthy more than usual this year, but I would expect his overall production to slow down as we are seeing. Thanks to his incredible start and West Ham being a top attacking team, Antonio will still hold strong name value, and I would look to trade him out ASAP. I don't see him as a top 20 player over the rest of the season, especially if he ends up picking up a knock in the festive run.
Verdict: I'd look to sell Antonio in a deal for a forward with more potential upside over the festive fixtures. Look for deals involving: Jesus, Kane, Vardy, and Jota.
Team: Aston Villa
Prospects: Buendia has played very poorly since his move to Aston Villa, and in my opinion is at risk of being dropped. Buendia hasn't completed 90 minutes since August and is being hooked due to constant poor performances. His Fantrax scores are very inconsistent, and it is hard to predict when he will score 10+. Buendia was taken very highly in drafts, but with people on the Gerrard train now is the time to sell. I don't see Buendia improving much if at all, and would be looking to sell to a manager who believes the opposite.
Verdict: I would look to target a MID2 level player by maybe packaging Buendia with a DEF3 or some FAB. Look to target players such as Bernardo Silva, Smith-Rowe, Lucas Moura, and Hudson-Odoi.
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