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Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 17 Waiver Wire

Updated: Dec 29, 2022

Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. Our Gameweek 17 Waiver Wire article is here to help you pick up the best Draft Premier League players possible ahead of the next Fantrax waiver processing!

Essential reading before the Tuesday waiver requests process!

Gameweek 17 Waiver Wire

Here we outline Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Targets that have 40% rostered or below on Fantrax. These players should perform well over the upcoming period!

Harry Maguire

Position: Defender

Team: Man Utd

Rostered: 20%

Next Fixture: NOT (H)

Prospects: The fact that Varane and Martinez both played throughout the World Cup, including in the final, surely has lifted their morale in a big way. But there is no way either of them starts in GW17, just over a week after the final. Enter Slabhead, who himself had a more than decent World Cup & put his club woes behind him. If he does well coming out of the gate against Forest, he might even challenge the recently crowned world champion and silver medalist for a starting spot.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver pick or 3-5 FAB to get him.

Davinson Sanchez

Position: Defender

Team: Tottenham

Rostered: 12%

Next Fixture: BRF (A)

Prospects: When opportunity knocks, you open the door. Cristian Romero might be a World Champion now, but he has been meh for Spurs in both fantasy and IRL this season, having suffered injuries and been generally off the boil so far. His deputy, Sanchez, does not have a medium setting & can be hit or miss. While he is prone to a rush of blood to the head move that yields cards and/or penalties, he seems to be a better fantasy scorer than his Argentinian counterpart. Just like Mags, he is virtually guaranteed a few games during the festive period (given that Romero played the entire WC & was just in the final). And Brentford (with or without Toney) should be a decent opponent for him to grab a few ghosts and potentially a cleanie.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver pick or 0-3 FAB to get him.

Adam Lallana

Position: Midfielder

Team: Brighton

Rostered: 17%

Next Fixture: SOU (A)

Prospects: Alexis Mac Allister had a genuine shot at getting a man of the match award in the World Cup Final; he played that well. Who would have thought that "the little Brighton Mid that could" would end up being one of the revelations of the World Cup? We have known all about "Money Mac" for some time. But just like the others flagged above who just played in the WC FInal, he isn't going to be starting the next EPL fixture. So who steps up in his stead? Here comes Adam Lallana. Made of glass? Yes. Capable of getting subbed off with -1 on 15 minute? Absolutely. Just as capable of picking apart his former team with a couple of assists? Potentially. Start him if you like to live dangerously; roll the dice on which Lallana shows up on Boxing Day.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver pick or 0-3 FAB to get him.

Jordan Ayew

Position: Forward

Team: Crystal Palace

Rostered: 32%

Next Fixture: FUL (H)

Prospects: Jordan Ayew has been more than decent this season, offering more streaming value than at any time during his Palace career. He is not gonna light the world on fire, or score more than 15 points even with an attacking return, but many Richarlison, Diaz, Jesus, and Toney owners need a stopgap alternative up front and Ayew is perfect for that.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver pick or 0-3 FAB to get him.

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