Updated: Nov 30, 2021
Our Gameweek 14 Sleepers XI / Streamers article provides Fantrax managers with a lineup of Fantasy EPL hidden gems. Our starting eleven of Draft Premier League differential picks will help you find a golden ticket to a big score this weekend! These hints and tips will give you a better chance of picking up an all-important victory, as one of our picks could easily make the difference in a Head-to-Head game! We have added Streamers who are structured based on kick-off times and are even less rostered than are Sleepers for even more differential value!
We'll be focusing on players that will bring us not only attacking returns or clean sheets, but also those players that score Ghost Points in the sophisticated and statistics based Fantrax Scoring System!
Fantasy EPL Gameweek 14 Sleepers XI
For this article, we use the % rostered from Fantrax. Our only rule is that each player we highlight is required to be rostered in 60% of leagues or below at the time of writing. Therefore there's a good chance these players will be free agents in your Fantrax Draft League!
GK: David De Gea
Team: Manchester United
Opponent: Arsenal (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 8.75
Prospects: De Gea is coming off a great performance vs. Chelsea, and only conceded after a harsh penalty decision. I would back him to get another solid amount of saves vs. Arsenal and a potential clean sheet this week.
DEF: Max Kilman
Opponent: Burnley (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 11
Prospects: Center backs and Burnley are always a great pairing. Kilman could offer great DEF3 value this weekend with headers to be contested, and high potential of a clean sheet against the bottom-table Clarets.
DEF: Grant Hanley
Opponent: Newcastle (away)
Points Last Gameweek: 15.5
Prospects: Hanley is a favourite of some of the lads here at the Draft Society, and I am backing him for another decent score against Newcastle. With or without a clean sheet, he will have his chance to get double digits in what should be a low scoring affair.
DEF: Adam Webster
Opponent: West Ham (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 11.75
Prospects: West Ham aren't scoring as many goals as they were earlier in the year, Antonio especially looks out of form, and Webster could see a solid floor and clean sheet in this one. Even if West Ham score I like Webster as a DEF3 punt.
DEF: Oleksandr Zinchenko
Team: Manchester City
Opponent: Aston Villa (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 0
Prospects: Pep roulette should take shape over the next few weeks, and Zinchenko could get the nod over one of Walker or Cancelo to give them a much needed breather. Aston Villa haven't been the most consistent, and I fully expect City to keep a clean sheet here.
MID: Jonjo Shelvey
Team: Newcastle United
Opponent: Norwich (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 8
Prospects: Howe is turning Shelvey into a set and forget asset. He should see some more set pieces this weekend with Ritchie suspended, and Fraser potentially rotated. He was unlucky not to score against Arsenal and could see a return in this friendly fixture.
MID: Ross Barkley
Opponent: Watford (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 0
Prospects: This is a massive punt, but with Kovacic and Kante most likely out, Barkley could see some minutes in a deeper midfield role or further forward if Tuchel rotates his CAMs/wingers. With games coming fast, Tuchel won't want anymore injuries, so Barkley could be primed for a runout. If he starts he has MID1 upside in this matchup
Team: Manchester United
Opponent: Arsenal (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 9.5
Prospects: Fred has had two solid games under Carrick, and could see another decent performance turn into a good fantasy output. Fred also loves a tame SOT, which doesn't hurt his fantasy prospects. He will have plenty of midfield work to do this week as well.
MID: Manuel Lanzini
Team: West Ham United
Opponent: Brighton (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 13
Prospects: Another punt, is Lanzini getting a start after that incredible goal vs. City. The likes of Antonio and Benrahma could use a breather, which could see Lanzini get his first EPL start. I do think his odds of a start are very very low, but if he is in the XI he has MID3 value.
FWD: Joao Pedro
Opponent: Chelsea (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 2
Prospects: With Dennis potentially out, Pedro should get the start, and will be hungry to prove he deserves to be in the XI. Chelsea are probably favourites for a clean sheet here, but I could see King and Pedro causing them trouble in this matchup.
FWD: Teemu Pukki
Opponent: Newcastle (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 9
Prospects: Pukki has been a decent asset since the arrival of Dean Smith, and is a solid pickup this week. The forward pool in deep leagues is very shallow, and Pukki has been offering FWD2 value over the last 3 weeks. He is a solid stream against a Newcastle team missing Ritchie and Lascelles.
Stream your Way Through the Gameweek
For this section, we use the % rostered from Fantrax. Our only rule is that each player we highlight is required to be rostered in 25% of leagues or below at the time of writing. These players, as opposed to the Sleepers highlighted above, are only worth "streaming" meaning that while the above XI all have their argument for being held mid- to long-term, the players highlighted below have much longer odds of starting this week or regularly, but offer a higher chance of high scoring point return.
Tuesday 19:30 & 20:15 GMT
NEW vs NOR, LEE vs CRY
Jonjo Shelvey- Criminally under-rostered, Jonjo has had a renaissance recently and splits set pieces
Jacob Murphy & Ryan Fraser - Both historically high scoring streamers in a potential end-to-end match. Both more likely to start with Ritchie out suspended, and get a few set pieces. Jeffrey Schlupp - Scores good ghost points, could start in a rotated Palace side, especially after Mili's stinker
Pierre-Lees Melou/Lukas Rupp - With Normann out injured, one of these players will likely step in, in a relegation battle vs the poor defensively Newcastle Grant Hanley - An uncanny ability to score ghost points even when conceding multiple goals
Wednesday 19:30 GMT
SOU vs LEI, WAT vs CHE, WHU vs BHA, WOL vs BUR
Ayoze Perez - If Rodgers rotates, the low floor, high ceiling winger could be in the XI
Marc Albrighton - See above but high floor (with sets) and lower ceiling
Ross Barkley - If somehow he starts, you have to play him
Fabio Silva- Raul Jimenez might not be able to play twice in 5 days, could get a good matchup
Manuel Lanzini - After a wonder-goal at the weekend, maybe the boom or bust mid gets a look Nathan Collins - With Tarkowski out injured, Collins should start and has a tendency for ghosties
Wednesday 20:15 GMT
AVL vs MCI, EVE vs LIV
Takumi Minamino - Surprise rotation from Klopp means this man's first up in attack Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - See above, but in the midfield, lots of upside Oleksandr Zinchenko - Cancelo and Walker have played a ton of minutes, Zinny is great whenever he starts Cole Palmer - Could we see some further Pep-roulette? He's a City attacker, your starting him
Thursday 19:30 & 20:15 GMT
TOT vs BRF, MUN vs ARS
Ben Davies - We all know what lineup Conte's rolling out, Davies is lowest owned decent player and should start Mathias Jensen - On a short week, the set-piece taking mid could get the nod Fred - A man on a mission in recent weeks, Fred should have a solid floor Gabriel Martinelli - Likely will start in place of injured Saka after scoring in GW13