Updated: May 3
Our Gameweek 22 Hot or Cold article is here to outline the current prospects of key Fantasy EPL players. The 'Hot' or 'Cold' status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Draft Premier League players and help you bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Fantrax Draft League!
These Hot or Cold ratings are based on the data contained within the Weekly Rest-of-Season Rankings produced by The FF Chaps. The Draft Society's exclusive weekly refresh of Fantasy EPL prospect rankings!
Gameweek 22 Hot List
These are Fantasy EPL players that have risen in our Weekly ROS Rankings! Keep an eye on these Draft Premier League players, and bring them into your Fantrax squad if you can.
GW19 Rank: 19
GW22 Rank: 5
What's Changed?: I've given Harry Kane a huge bump up my rankings after some really strong performances over the Christmas period. Between December 19th and January 1st Kane scored 59 Fantrax points, averaging 14.75 per game as he scored three goals. This return to form, coupled with the fact that Tottenham have three games yet to be rescheduled, means Kane is back to being a top asset for me. I've got him ranked higher than everyone other than Salah, Trent, KDB, and Raphinha. I would trade Kane in for anyone other than those players in a one for one.
Team: Crystal Palace
GW19 Rank: 165
GW22 Rank: 83
What's Changed?: Surely this isn't another false dawn on Michael Olise's Fantrax prospects?! The young Palace midfielder has likely been added and dropped more than any other player this season. There has looked to be so much potential there for the former Reading youngster, but its not really happened for Olise so far under Vieira. But things are surely about to change. Olise came off the bench to grab a goal and assist against West Ham waaaaay back on January 1st, and followed this up with another goal and assist in the FA Cup at the weekend. Palace are now missing Zaha and Ayew to AFCON, and Eze still looks to be working his way back to full fitness. All of these signs point towards Olise performing well over the coming weeks, and he's well worth a punt (again!).
Team: Leicester City
GW19 Rank: 79
GW22 Rank: 60
What's Changed?: Patson Daka, like Olise, is probably kicking around in a few free agent pools in the Draft PL Community. I've bumped him up to 60th overall rest-of-season now that Vardy has been ruled out until March. Iheanacho is also currently missing due to AFCON commitments, and therefore once Daka returns to full fitness (hopefully this weekend, but more likely the next gameweek), he's going to have no competition for a starting berth as Leicester's central striker. Daka has performed really well when given a chance this season, and I'm backing him to take his chance at establishing himself as the Foxes' main attacking threat. Daka was ranked 70th overall in our recent Consensus Rankings refresh.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 22 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
Gameweek 22 Cold List
These are Fantasy EPL players that have fallen in our Weekly ROS Rankings. This may be due to poor form, dropping out of the starting XI, suffering an injury, or receiving a suspension. It's time to consider trading out these Draft Premier League players from your rosters!
Team: Manchester United
GW19 Rank: 9
GW22 Rank: 16
What's Changed?: I drafted Bruno Fernandes at pick 1 in the Draft PL Community League. It's been a frustrating season to roster the Portuguese midfielder! Bruno has averaged just 6 points per start since GW11, and United don't look great under new manager Rangnick. I traded out Bruno prior to GW20, swapping him for Antonio as I had an excess of midfielders and very little depth in forwards. Lets just say I'm pretty happy with this decision! My colleagues here at The Draft Society agree with my ranking of 16th overall, as this is exactly where Bruno landed in our January Consensus Rankings. He's still a great asset to roster, but nowhere near his Fantrax levels of last season!
Recommendation: Attempt to upgrade Bruno to the likes of Mount, Bowen, Foden, or Kane, as these players all feature higher in our January Overall Rankings. If you can't get back this level of Fantrax asset, then its probably worth keeping hold of him. He'll likely have a hot streak at some point with multiple returns, and then you can trade him out at a higher value.
GW19 Rank: 58
GW22 Rank: 100
What's Changed?: Another frustrating midfielder that I drafted in the summer, Pascal Gross is really struggling for minutes at Brighton at the moment. The German hasn't started since December 4th, and has only seen 4 minutes of action during the Seagulls' last 4 games. Pretty shocking to be honest. I've kept hold of Gross as he does usually perform pretty well when he does start. With Bissouma at AFCON and Mwepu injured, Gross could feature during Brighton's double GW22, but I'm not holding my breath.
Recommendation: I think Gross has very little trade value at the moment. He's worth rostering until Friday's fixture with Palace to see if he starts the first of their two games, but if he's benched yet again I think I'll drop him. With a ranking of 100, he's at streamer level.
GW19 Rank: 61
GW22 Rank: 76
What's Changed?: I've dropped Antonio Rudiger down to 76th overall, mainly because Chelsea are struggling for clean sheets at the moment. The German CB has scored pretty well in Fantrax this season, but with James and Chilwell missing for the foreseeable future, and Mendy away at AFCON, I think Chelsea are going to continue to struggle defensively. Rudiger is not a defender I would like to roster right now, and I would look to trade him away for a more reliable asset.
Recommendation: Try to use Rudiger's big name status to acquire a more reliable asset such as Keane, Cresswell, a back in favour Shaw, or Brighton pair Lamptey or Cucurella (particularly with the upcoming double).
For the full list of all the Gameweek 22 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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