Updated: May 3
Our Gameweek 16 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 16 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.
Alex Telles/Diogo Dalot
Team: Manchester United
GW14 Rank: N/A
GW16 Rank: 88 & 109
What's Changed?: Injuries to Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have opened the door for Alex Telles and Diogo Dalot to establish themselves in the Manchester United defence under new manager Ralf Rangnick. Both full-backs have performed well, and both scored well in Fantrax during the 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. If Telles or Dalot are free in your Fantrax league, take a punt on them! Norwich up next for Rangnick. I've moved Shaw and Wan-Bissaka down to 81st and 108th respectively, due to the good form of their replacements.
GW14 Rank: Dennis: 92, King: 91, Pedro: 188, Cucho: 158
GW16 Rank: Dennis: 45, King: 58, Pedro: 105, Cucho: 128
What's Changed?: I've been sleeping on the Watford attack in recent weeks. Completely sleeping. I'm featuring all four of their forwards here, as Dennis, King, Pedro and Cucho all offer very good potential. With Sarr out injured, I'm expecting Pedro and Cucho to share minutes alongside Dennis and King. Watford score goals, and therefore I would recommend trading in or signing any of these four chaps. Last week I backed Joao Pedro in my Start/Sit article over on Fantrax HQ as I believed Watford would score. It was actually Cucho who scored the goal, but the moral of the story is Watford forwards are pretty much fixture proof. Ideal FWD3's.
Team: West Ham
GW14 Rank: 100
GW16 Rank: 69
What's Changed?: Vlad is back!! I was so pleased to see Coufal back in the West Ham starting lineup for GW14, after the Czech right-back had been biding his time on the bench due to the good form of youngster Johnson. With Johnson and Zouma now out injured, as well as Cresswell struggling with his fitness, Moyes will need to rely on Coufal to bring experience to their back-line if they are to get through the Christmas period with their Champions League qualification hopes intact. I've got Coufal ranked 69th overall, and he has potential to rise back into the Top 50. Try and trade him in!
For the full list of all the Gameweek 16 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
❄️❄️❄️ Gameweek 16 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!
GW14 Rank: 64
GW16 Rank: 113
What's Changed?: Hwang Hee-Chan has started 10 games in a row for Wolves, but they just don't score enough goals to warrant rostering him. Hwang scores ok for ghost points, but nowhere near Adama levels. I think he's a streamer level asset right now; sign him from the free agent pool if he has a decent upcoming fixture and you need a forward. Otherwise, avoid him.
Recommendation: As mentioned above, Hwang is nothing more than a streamer for me. Wolves face City this weekend, and therefore he shouldn't be rostered going into GW16. I'd much rather roster players such as Pedro, Broja or Wood.
GW14 Rank: 41
GW16 Rank: 57
What's Changed?: I love Pascal Gross, and I'm very happy to roster the German despite his rotation issues. The reason being; he'll pretty much score double digits every time he does start. But maybe things have changed. As mentioned in the Ghost Point Hunters article this week, Gross only managed 1.5 points against Southampton before being withdrawn after 54 minutes. This coming after riding the bench the game prior. Brighton do have lots of injury worries, but not really any in central midfield which means Gross still has a fight on his hands for starts under Potter. They could also potentially blank in GW16 due to Spurs' COVID outbreak.
Recommendation: I would try to trade out Gross for the likes of Fornals, Saka, Buendia, or a resurgent Harvey Barnes. If not, keep hold of him ready for those games he does start over the Christmas period.
GW14 Rank: 17
GW16 Rank: 28
What's Changed?: I compiled my Weekly ROS Ranks from scratch this week, and there was always therefore going to be a few players who changed in ranking despite not necessarily seeing a dip in their form. I've now got James Ward-Prowse ranked 28th overall, behind the likes of McNeil, Bernardo Silva, Saint-Maximin, and Bowen. It's always interesting compiling ranks from scratch and seeing if you still value a player roughly the same as you did the time prior. It seems my trust in Southampton is waning, and potentially more explosive players are preferred over at FF Chaps HQ.
Recommendation: Ward-Prowse has done nothing to necessarily warrant his 'cold' status, and he's still a very good asset. Right now I would prefer to roster those midfielders named above, or the likes of Van Dijk, Toney, Vardy or Jesus. If you agree, try and make a trade!
For the full list of all the Gameweek 16 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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