Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 2 Sleepers XI

Our Gameweek 2 Sleepers XI 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'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 2 Sleepers XI

For this article, 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: Southampton (Away)

Rostered: 47%

Points Last Gameweek: 2

Prospects: I am quite surprised to see De Gea be eligible for this article, given United's very friendly run of games. I would easily back United for a clean sheet against a toothless Saints team with De Gea probably adding 1-2 saves in that mix. Obviously the risk with top 6 goalies is their lack of saves; one slip up or penalty kick can change their score from 12 to -2 very quickly.


DEF: Seamus Coleman

Team: Everton

Opponent: Leeds (Away)

Rostered: 30%

Points Last Gameweek: 7.5

Prospects: Coleman put up a respectable score last week considering Everton didn't keep a clean sheet. Coleman got forward plenty against Southampton and should have similar opportunities against a Leeds side coming off of a very poor performance. I wouldn't be surprised to see Everton keep a clean sheet here, but even if not, Coleman can provide you with an 8+ point score this gameweek. With the return of Calvert-Lewin, Coleman also has some assist potential.


DEF: Davinson Sanchez

Team: Tottenham

Opponent: Wolves (Away)

Rostered: 4%

Points Last Gameweek: 11.5

ProspectsSanchez put up a fantastic display to help Spurs keep a clean sheet against Manchester City in gameweek 1. He could easily continue alongside Romero in the heart of Spurs defence this season, and is worth a pick up. This week Spurs come up against Nuno's former team, and he will be looking to get another win under his belt. Wolves struggled offensively in their game against Leicester and could fail to score once again. If Sanchez keeps a clean sheet this week I would back him for close to 15 points.


DEF: Shane Duffy

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Watford (Home)

Rostered: 3%

Points Last Gameweek: 18.5

ProspectsShane Duffy locking down a starting spot for Brighton could easily make him a top 10 defender. He is a monster in the air and a threat from every set piece, taking four shots last week. While there is a big risk Veltman or Burn push Duffy to the bench, his man of the match display will surely see him get at least a few more chances to stake his claim. Duffy shined against Burnley due to their long ball style, but I can see him still having a very high floor against other teams, including newly promoted Watford.


MID: Ayoze Perez

Team: Leicester City

Opponent: West Ham (Away)

Rostered: 36%

Points Last Gameweek: 8.5

ProspectsPerez got 61 minutes in the win vs. Wolves and is in line for another start vs. West Ham. Scoring 8.5 ghost points is a solid days work for Perez, and he could see a similar or better return this coming week, given West Ham's leaky defence. Leicester should win this game, and create a decent amount of chances. I like Perez as a MID5 when he is in the Leicester XI. Be sure to have a backup for Perez in case he doesn't start, given it is the last game of the gameweek.

MID: Mateo Kovacic

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Arsenal (Away)

Rostered: 17%

Points Last Gameweek: 15

ProspectsKovacic is a favourite of mine, and was recently handed the #8 shirt at Chelsea. I believe that he will play a big part in Tuchel's team this year and get 25+ starts. I would back him for another start vs. Arsenal, particularly with Kante coming back to fitness, and he would be a solid MID5 to run out. He managed 8 ghost points last gameweek on top of getting an assist. Kovacic could boss Arsenal's midfield and see a similar output of ghost points or better.


MID: Jacob Murphy

Team: Newcastle

Opponent: Aston Villa (Away)

Rostered: 7%

Points Last Gameweek: 22

ProspectsMurphy was on the scoresheet in Newcastle's loss, and should continue to see solid minutes in the coming weeks. Murphy fills up the stat sheet in every way, including having attacking upside most CDMs do not offer. As long as Murphy is starting I consider him a solid MID4 option with MID3 upside. Aston Villa looked very poor last week, so I would expect another double digit outing from Murphy.


MID: Peter Etebo

Team: Watford

Opponent: Brighton (Away)

Rostered: 1%

Points Last Gameweek: 8.5

ProspectsEtebo put up a strong display in Watford's recent win, and should see another start. He played in the CDM role and collected 8.5 ghost points. Obviously a small sample size, but a few more consistent returns like this could see him offer similar value to Ndidi or Kante. He is worth a punt as a MID5 or someone to pick up and hold for the next few weeks.


FWD: Sergi Canos

Team: Brentford

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Away)

Rostered: 40%

Points Last Gameweek: 22

ProspectsCanos got his first goal of the season in the win vs. Arsenal, and commanded set-pieces for Brentford. With Jensen still out, I would expect Canos to stay on set pieces. Crystal Palace looked very poor in the loss to Chelsea, and if Brentford play well they should be able to score a few. Canos could be a season keeper, and has FWD3 value this weekend. He should have a quality floor of defensive stats as well playing at wing-back.


FWD: Jordan Ayew

Team: Crystal Palace

Opponent: Brentford (Home)

Rostered: 6%

Points Last Gameweek: 7

ProspectsAyew put up a solid fantasy score despite the loss against Chelsea last gameweek. Ayew is usually hard to predict in terms of fantasy, but he did outscore Zaha by some distance. An attacking return against Brentford could see him get close to 20 points. He is definitely worth a punt this week with very few high upside attackers left on the waiver wire in deeper leagues.


FWD: Demarai Gray

Team: Everton

Opponent: Leeds (Away)

Rostered: 20%

Points Last Gameweek: 5.5

ProspectsGray makes the article again despite a poor output against Southampton. I do think Gray keeps his spot for at least the next few weeks and sees his output improve in Everton's very friendly schedule. Don't be surprised to see him chip in with a goal or assist this week against a Leeds team that just conceded 5 goals. If Gray keeps his spot long term he is a solid FWD3/4 to have on your roster


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