Updated: May 24
Our Gameweek 15 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 15 Sleepers XI
For this section, 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: Crytal Palace (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: TBC
Prospects: I fully expect DDG's rostered percentage to skyrocket in what is the easiest run of fixtures I have ever since in my Fantrax-playing career. If he is on waivers, pick him up. If you have him, lock him in the XI.
DEF: Liam Cooper
Opponent: Brentford (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 23.5
Prospects: Cooper is a ghost points machine and he popped up with an assist as well against Palace. He should continue to be one of the most consistent performers in all the land, so why not run him out against Brentford, who I believe will score, but even without a CS, Cooper is likely to get a double-digit return.
DEF: Charlie Taylor
Opponent: Newcastle (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 18.75
Prospects: Taylor has gone about his business quietly from a fantasy standpoint this season, but he has averaged 10.1 ghost points which is very very impressive. It actually makes him the 11th best defender in that category. If Burnley can take a few clean sheets in the relatively easy upcoming run of games, that could put him around 15-20 points per game.
DEF: Emerson Royal
Opponent: Norwich (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: TBC
Prospects: It is safe to say, that the honeymoon period for Conte is over. While imagining a Levy-funded January extravaganza, he has to make do with what he has now. Seeing Doherty play last week, I am pretty confident in Royal's spot and Norwich, although better lately, are still primed for relegation, so starting an attacking fullback against them is not a hugely surprising take.
MID: Solly March
Opponent: Southampton (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 5.5
Prospects: March has been subject to the patented Potter Rotation lately, but put up decent scores when given the chance. Brighton had a few muscle injuries in the midweek game, so March could feature in midfield in the south coast derby.
MID: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Opponent: Wolves (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 0
Prospects: Rested against Everton, the Ox is primed to start against Wolves and get a decent score. After a purple patch, as everyone else got healthy around him, he got the rest he needed, but I think he has done enough to warrant inclusion this weekend. Thiago looked fatigued and could use a breather.
MID: Anwar El Ghazi
Team: Aston Villa
Opponent: Leicester (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 12.5
Prospects: A Draft Society favourite, last season's December top scorer, and singled out for praise by Stevie G, what more does one need to be excited about a potential start against defensively suspect Leicester. With Ings and Bailey out injured, and Ashley Young likely needed to deputise for Targett, the time is right for AEG to recapture last year's form.
MID: Pierre Lees-Melou
Opponent: Tottenham (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 6
Prospects: Lees-Melou came in at halftime in GW14 and provided a spark Norwich needed to turn it up a notch with his direct running and trigger happy feet. He was very close to getting the winner at the death. Although historically Spurs away is not an easy fixture, I have seen nothing from Conte's side that backs that notion up, so I am testing it out with this PLM recommendation.
MID: Matt Ritchie
Opponent: Burnley (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 0
Prospects: Falling just under the Sleeper threshold, Ritchie is surely definitely worth rostering in 10 team leagues and above. However bad Newcastle are playing, he still seems to deliver the points. Burnley have started to collect cleanies and look like a much better team than at the beginning of the season, but I expect Ritchie to keep chugging along with a low double digit return.
FWD: Armando Broja
Opponent: Brighton (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: -0.5
Prospects: As you will know by now, Broja is a personal favourite of mine, so I will do anything to shoehorn him into an article. This time around I genuinely think the rotation gods will shine on him against a Brighton team firmly in their mid-season slump.
FWD: Bryan Mbeumo
Opponent: Leeds (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 3
Prospects: The man who loves to hit the post has recorded his 7th clanker in 14 GWs. What a statistic! Facing one of the worst teams in the Premier League, he should have a field day. Surely he has gotten all his woodwork hits out of the system this early so it should be smooth sailing from now.
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.
Saturday 12:30 GMT
WHU vs CHE
Manu Lanzini - Rotation in the West Ham midfield could provide Lanzini a lifeline. He's been good in his last two subs too. Not the best prospects against Chelsea though.
Ross Barkley - Ghost Point Royalty, always start Rosstopher. RLC and Saul both looked poor, and Jorginho might not be ready to start. It could happen.
Saturday 15:00 GMT
NEW vs BUR, WOL vs LIV, SOU vs BHA
James Milner- As mentioned on the Key Pass Collective, he is one of the most reliable streamers around.
Alexis Mac Alister- The Argentinian has the ability to get an attacking return out of nothing.
Takumi Minamino - If Jota's knock is more serious than first thought (he didn't have to come off) Taki could feature.
Saturday 17:30 GMT
WAT vs MCI
Joao Pedro/Cucho Hernandez - The Tinkerman hasn't found his best striking trio in Sarr's absence and either of these guys could be a decent although not stellar option against City.
Cole Palmer - Highly unlikely with Grealish, Foden and potentially KDB back, but if you see him starting, grab him.
Sunday 14:00 GMT
LEE vs BRF, MUN vs CRY, TOT vs NOR
Mathias Jensen - Could get back and claim set pieces.
Fred - Hear me out. You are close to the end of the GW, you have been screwed over by rotation. Who are you gonna call? Fred! Don't expect a 15 pointer. Could plug a hole.
Davinson Sanchez- Aerials galore against Pukki, Check. Anything else? Probably not..
Sunday 16:30 GMT
AVL vs LEI
Ashley Young - Most likely featuring in place of Targett, or maybe in the front 3. Either way. Cashley is money.
Monday 20:00 GMT
EVE vs ARS
Gabriel Martinelli - Not much for streamers in this one. Martinelli is an obvious choice that I would start ahead of your steadier assets if you need a Hail Mary.
Christian Norgaard - Friday game vs Watford should give you plenty of points from the BRF mid.
Patson Daka - Surely his time is near. Short week, impotent offence, all the signs are there
Miguel Almirón - Frozen out by Howe, he could come in after the new manager bump has quickly faded.
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