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Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 2 Waiver Wire

Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season.  This Gameweek 2 Waiver Wire article is here to help managers 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 2 Waiver Wire

Here we outline Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Targets that have 40% ownership or below on Fantrax.  These are the low ownership players who could perform very well over the upcoming period!

Shane Duffy

Position: Defender

Team: Brighton

Ownership: 3%

Next 5 Fixtures: WAT (H), EVE (H), bre (A), LEI (H), cpl (A)

Prospects: Duffy got a shock start this weekend, but rewarded his manager's faith with a man of the match display. Duffy put up 18.5 points without a clean sheet or attacking returns. He is an absolute monster in the air and a threat from every set piece. The biggest concern with Duffy is whether or not he will keep his place in the XI. If he manages to keep up his performances and stake his claim, he can easily be considered a low end DEF1 this season. Brighton have a decent run of games where Duffy could potentially see double digit scores in each start.

Verdict: I would use a mid-tier waiver claim or about 2-5% of my FAB on Duffy due to the uncertainty of him starting.

Demarai Gray

Position: Forward

Team: Everton

Ownership: 20%

Next 5 Fixtures: lee (A), bri (A), BUR (H), avl (A), NOR (H)

Prospects: Gray got his first start for Everton, but only managed 5.5 fantasy points. I do expect Gray to get a run in the XI, and see decent minutes each game. It has been a while since Gray got proper Premier League minutes however, so I do expect to see his scores improve as he gets more comfortable with his new role. Gray offers FWD2 upside but can be picked up as a FWD3/4 off the waiver wire. Everton have a great run of games, so I wouldn't be surprised to see Gray get a few attacking returns over this period. He is part of a very talented attacking line including Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, and Townsend which could help improve his output.

Verdict: I would use a mid-tier waiver claim or 5-7% of my FAB on Gray.

Jacob Murphy

Position: Midfielder

Team: Newcastle

Ownership: 5%

Next 5 Fixtures: avl (A), SOU (H), mun (A), LEE (H), wat (A)

Prospects: Murphy scored a goal in Newcastle's opener and finished with 22 points. Murphy is a work horse, and will fill up the stat sheet regardless of the matchup. As long as he's in the XI for Newcastle, he carries MID5 value with MID3 upside. The midfield pool isn't very deep this season, so someone with Murphy's ability is definitely worth the add. He has more upside than the defensive midfielders on your wire, but don't expect attacking returns very often with him.

Verdict: Murphy is worth a low-tier waiver claim or 0-2% of your FAB budget.

Juraj Kucka

Position: Midfielder

Team: Watford

Ownership: 3%

Next 5 Fixtures: bri (A), tot (A), WOL (H), nor (A), NEW (H)

Prospects: Kucka started for Watford in a midfield role, and finished with 6 points with no returns and getting a yellow card. The 34 year old is worth a gamble, since he should retain his spot for next week's matchup. He has attacking upside, and could even pop up with an assist or goal next week. The biggest downside is the fact he will probably rarely get more than 75 minutes. Similarly to Murphy, his upside is better than some of the other midfielders on the wire and this early in the season, he’s worth a gamble.

Verdict: I would use a low-tier waiver claim or 0-2% of my FAB budget on Kucka.

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Tom Hedley
Tom Hedley

No Lukaku or Varane?

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