Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 17 Sleepers XI + Weekly Streamers

Updated: May 24

Our Gameweek 17 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 17 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!


The Brentford vs Man United game has already been postponed due to a COVID outbreak at Carrington, but keep an eye out as other games may suffer a similar fate.


GK: Vicente Guaita

Team: Crystal Palace

Opponent: Southampton (Home)

Rostered: 41%

Points Last Gameweek: 8

Prospects: With Sanchez (my go-to low rostered mega GK) rumoured to have COVID, I went for Guaita, who loves to rack up saves and could well be looking at a CS with no senior SOU forwards available for selection.


DEF: Ibrahima Konaté/Kostas Tsimikas

Team: Liverpool

Opponent: Newcastle (Home)

Rostered: 52/41%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: Either or both of these Liverpool defenders could feature to save the legs of the first team regulars with a view to the Spurs game at the weekend. Newcastle look to be spiraling and this could get ugly, they might even chip in with an attacking return.


DEF: Rayan Ait-Nouri

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Brighton (Away)

Rostered: 60%

Points Last Gameweek: 10.75

Prospects: How this guy is still only 60% rostered is beyond me. One of the best players on the pitch against City and Liverpool too, his efforts were rewarded with double-digit returns in both games. He really should be 80+% rostered.


DEF: Mohammed Salisu

Team: Southampton

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Away)

Rostered: 55

Points Last Gameweek: suspended

Prospects: Momo is back after the suspension and I have to include him. A personal favourite of mine this season, he is actually third among all defenders for ghost points this season. He is one of the few who definitely doesn't need a clean sheet to score well.


DEF: Emerson Royal/Davinson Sanchez

Team: Tottenham

Opponent: Leicester (Away)

Rostered: 38/34%

Points Last Gameweek: no game

Prospects: The Spurs boys were probably dropped last weekend to make space and it looked like they weren't getting a game midweek either, but they are indeed training again, and the Leicester game is on. Both players score well, with Sanchez being slightly better for ghost points and Royal having a better chance of an attacking return.


MID: Solly March

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Wolves (Home)

Rostered: 29%

Points Last Gameweek: no game

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, and some rumoured COVID cases, so March could feature in midfield against goal-shy Wolves. If Gross is out of the lineup, I like him even more as he'll be on some set pieces.


MID: Billy Gilmour

Team: Norwich

Opponent: Aston Villa (Home)

Rostered: 41%

Points Last Gameweek: 6.5

Prospects: Set piece king of the East, the Chelsea loanee has been orchestrating the Norwich attack since Smith arrived. A potentially rotated Villa side could yield a set piece attacking return for Billy the Kid.


MID: Daniel Podence

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Brighton (Away)

Rostered: 26%

Points Last Gameweek: 3

Prospects: The Jimenez suspension is forcing Lage's hand into a reshuffle up top and Podence has a chance to feature up top or on either wing against Brighton. Against a depleted defense, he could come away with a return.


MID: Gabriel Martinelli

Team: Arsenal

Opponent: West Ham (Home)

Rostered: 50%

Points Last Gameweek: 18

Prospects: The Brazilian is always ready to step up if there is an injury or other trouble in the Arsenal front line. Well they have both and he has duly delivered. Against my better judgement, I am trusting Arteta to keep playing him.


FWD: Cucho Hernandez

Team: Watford

Opponent: Burnley (Away)

Rostered: 34%

Points Last Gameweek: 2.5

Prospects: After a disappointing game at the weekend, a chance for redemption comes quickly around Christmas and Burnley are an ideal opposition to put up huge ghost numbers against.


FWD: Alexandre Lacazette

Team: Arsenal

Opponent: West Ham (Home)

Rostered: 58%

Points Last Gameweek: 15

Prospects: Time to shine and take the reins in the Arsenal attack. Once written off, Laca might be the main man going forward in the Arsenal attack. After all the controversy, they all need to come out stronger on the other side and a couple of goals for Laca will make everyone forget Auba quickly. It is make or break time.


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 19:45 and 20:00 GMT

NOR vs AVL, MCI vs LEE

Cole Palmer - You literally never know with Pep. Palmer is an exciting prospect. If he is there, MID1 upside..

Anwar El Ghazi/Trezeguet/Ashley Young - Any of these guys could possibly feature against Norwich and I would start any and all of these ahead of more established names.



Wednesday 19:30 and 20:00 GMT

BHA vs WOL, CRY vs SOU, BUR vs WAT, ARS vs WHU

Lyanco- We need to test if the ghost point extravaganza against Brighton was Fake or Real.

Eddie Nketiah - Well Arsenal are a mess... Again. Let's see how Arteta and the team respond to the public war between Auba and the manager.

Jeffrey Schlupp- If Jeff were to feature again, I would run him out against a heavily depleted Southampton side.


Thursday 19:30, 19:45 and 20:00 GMT

LEI vs TOT, CHE vs EVE, LIV vs NEW

Divock Origi - Highly unlikely as Jota and Firmino are available, but Mané or Salah could be rested to offer Origi a chance at the Starting XI.

Ross Barkley - He is a must-start if he gets his number called by Tuchel.

Ayoze Perez/Marc Albrighton- If either winger starts, they should be a good option against a Spurs team who has only just returned to training.


The Stash

Christian Norgaard - Available for pickup all through the GW, Southampton next

Scotty McTominay - Available to pick up, seems to thrive under Rangnick.

Joe Gelhardt - Probably wouldn't pay him against City, Would definitely play him against Arsenal at the weekend



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