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Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 16 Sleepers XI + Weekly Streamers

Updated: May 24, 2022

Our Gameweek 16 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 16 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 50% 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!

**Be warned of the Spurs COVID-19 outbreak. Some of the players in here may be affected, and there is a risk of the Spurs match being postponed (thus also affecting Brighton players this week).**

GK: Lukasz Fabianski

Team: West Ham

Opponent: Burnley (Away)

Rostered: 40%

Points Last Gameweek: 6

ProspectsFabianski has a good chance at a clean sheet against low scoring Burnley. I do expect him to make a few saves as well and potentially get 12+ points this gameweek.

DEF: Davinson Sanchez

Team: Tottenham

Opponent: Brighton (Away)

Rostered: 32%

Points Last Gameweek: 24.5

Prospects: Sanchez scored a goal last gameweek, and it will give him some confidence in another easier matchup. He will continue to be a threat from set plays, and should be considered a high end DEF2 this weekend.

DEF: Alex Telles

Team: Manchester United

Opponent: Norwich (Away)

Rostered: 28%

Points Last Gameweek: 18

Prospects: Telles should get another start while United are careful with Shaw's second concussion this season. Against bottom table Norwich, Telles should see a clean sheet and chances at an attacking return. He will most likely get some corners and free kicks as well.

DEF: Ben Davies

Team: Tottenham

Opponent: Brighton (Away)

Rostered: 15%

Points Last Gameweek: 30

Prospects: Davies found himself getting 2 assists this weekend on top of a clean sheet. Conte has Spurs defence ticking, spoke highly about Davies' attacking and defensive exploits, and against an injury-riddled Brighton a chance of a clean sheet will be very high.

DEF: Victor Lindelof

Team: Manchester United

Opponent: Norwich (Away)

Rostered: 34%

Points Last Gameweek: 8.75

ProspectsLindelof has another chance at a clean sheet this weekend and should see a double digit score. Varane is still out hurt and Lindelof should see some more starts in this easier matchup.

MID: Fred

Team: Manchester United

Opponent: Norwich (Away)

Rostered: 28%

Points Last Gameweek: 16.5

ProspectsFred scored the winning goal in Rangnick's debut, and should be a mainstay in his XI. Fred should offer a decent floor based on his role with tackles and interceptions. He will add in the odd key pass, and shot, and could see a solid 7-10 point performance with the upside of a potential return.

MID: Jonjo Shelvey

Team: Newcastle United

Opponent: Leicester (Away)

Rostered: 23%

Points Last Gameweek: 10.5

ProspectsShelvey is the key man for Howe and will continue to do well under his new manager. He will get his fair share of set pieces against a team that really struggles to defend them. This could be the week he gets an attacking return.

MID: Tom Cleverley

Team: Watford

Opponent: Brentford (Away)

Rostered: 2%

Points Last Gameweek: 3.5

Prospects: Cleverley may see a start in the early fixture against Brentford. He will get some set pieces and has the upside of a MID3 in this friendlier fixture. Cleverley has been hooked at half time in 2 of the last 3 games, but hopefully will make it past that this week.

MID: Oliver Skipp

Team: Tottenham

Opponent: Brighton (Away)

Rostered: 6%

Points Last Gameweek: 6.5

ProspectsSkipp has been one of the standout Spurs performers this season, and is a lock to start the weekend. His numbers have improved under Conte making him a serviceable MID4/5. He has minimal upside, but always the chance for the odd assist or goal, being on a team that looks a lot better under Conte.

FWD: Jordan Ayew

Team: Crystal Palace

Opponent: Everton (Home)

Rostered: 10%

Points Last Gameweek: 5

ProspectsAyew is a very inconsistent fantasy prospect, but Everton are not a good defensive team, and he could see his first potential goal of the season. I would start him as a FWD3 for the upside this gameweek.

FWD: Nicolas Pepe

Team: Arsenal

Opponent: Southampton(Home)

Rostered: 58%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: Could it finally be Pepe time? Maybe. Arteta seems reluctant to use him but no one really knows why. Arsenal need a spark like him to get back to winning ways, so the record signing could see a rare start against Southampton.

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.

Friday 20:00 GMT


Danny Rose - Decent chance of a clean sheet with no Toney on the other side. Against lower table teams scores decent ghost points Cucho Hernandez - Great performance after being subbed on, scores good ghost points, could get a start. Mathias Jensen - Manager Frank said that Jensen was close to breaking into the lineup this past gameweek and with rotation abound, we could see a start for the set-piece taking center mid.

Saturday 12:30 GMT


Oleksander Zinchenko - Walker's poor performance midweek may lead Pep to give Zinchenko a run out. Worth a punt against a low scoring Wolves side if he starts.

Saturday 15:00 GMT


Ruben Loftus-Cheek - Kovacic is confirmed to have COVID-19, so Loftus-Cheek could get another start. Should score well given the matchup.

Divock Origi - Jota was missing from the squad midweek, so if on the offchance it wasn't rest and he has some type of an injury, Origi should get a start.

Nathan Tella - If Tella is in the XI, he is worth a punt against an Arsenal team leaking goals recently.

Saturday 17:30 GMT


Scott McTominay - Not scoring the best recently, but worth a punt vs. bottom table Norwich.

Jesse Lingard - As January approaches, Lingard may get a start as United put him in the shop window.

Sunday 14:00 GMT


Miguel Almiron - Leicester are leaking goals, Almiron could be looking to stake a claim for a locked role in the XI.

Arthur Masuaku - A goal vs. Chelsea, should start vs. a poor team and has a lot of upside.

Matt Doherty - COVID outbreak at Spurs could lead to him getting a rare start.,

Sunday 16:30 GMT


Ben Godfrey - Headers to be won vs. Benteke? Enough said.

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