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Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 23 Sleepers XI + Weekly Streamers

Updated: May 24, 2022

Our Gameweek 23 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 23 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!

GK: Kepa

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Tottenham (Home)

Rostered: 36%

Points Last Gameweek: 2.5

Prospects: Kepa has been destined for a bit-part role since Mendy's reign of a thousand saves made Chelsea look invincible at the start of the season, but we all knew his role would come with AFCON on the calendar. He has been refreshingly good in the last few games both for fantasy and IRL.

DEF: Diogo Dalot

Team: Man United

Opponent: West Ham (Home)

Rostered: 42%

Points Last Gameweek: 10.75

Prospects: With AWB and Shaw confirmed out (and confirmed bad) Dalot continues starting at RB for United. Although I do not expect a CS vs WHU, Dalot has been very consistent in his ghost points, so much so, that now that he has qualified to be included with 6+ starts, he immediately makes his debut in the top 10 overall for ghost points per 90 in our Ghost Point Tracker.

DEF: Luke Ayling

Team: Leeds

Opponent: Newcastle (Home)

Rostered: 43%

Points Last Gameweek: 10.25

Prospects: Ayling has put together back to back double-digit scores without a clean sheet in the last 2 games in the mini-revival Leeds have been on in the new year. Facing Newcastle is one of the easiest tasks at hand, and Ayling has already got a goal and 2 assists this season, so he could pop up with another attacking return.

DEF: Samir

Team: Watford

Opponent: Norwich (Home), Burnley (Away)

Rostered: 8%

Points Last Gameweek: 11.75

Prospects: The Watford defence is quickly becoming a Fantrax hipster's best place to be. Low rostered assets, not GACS dependent and now they have the double GW of dreams. What more do we want? Samir has taken to EPL life like duck to water with a massive 11.75 score in his debut and more importantly, only 5 of his points came from aerials, so he could feasibly score even better if he faces a more aerially dominant attack (Burnley)

MID: Daniel James

Team: Leeds

Opponent: Newcastle (Home)

Rostered: 33%

Points Last Gameweek: 4.5

Prospects: I am doubling down on the Leeds revival as they are getting healthy and pushing to stay in the division. James has been forced to play up front and he is very goal dependant, but playing Newcastle is a great opportunity to get goal(s).

MID: Albert Sambi Lokonga

Team: Arsenal

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Rostered: 8%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: There is only one man standing in the Arsenal midfield who doesn't get red cards, and it is Sambi. Frighteningly consistent when starting, he will get you at least 5 but no more than 9 points.

MID: Juraj Kucka

Team: Watford

Opponent: Norwich (Home), Burnley (Away)

Rostered: 21%

Points Last Gameweek: 4.5

Prospects: Our second DGW player of the XI, Kucka is likely to play in both fixtures, and while not setting the world alight, he is a consistent point getter who could provide close to 20 in this double.

MID: Milot Rashica

Team: Norwich

Opponent: Watford (Away)

Rostered: 33%

Points Last Gameweek: 9.5

Prospects: We are jumping on board another revival and it is the Norwich one. Rashica will be at the forefront of any good result if Norwich are to mount any sort of challenge to stay up as he is one of their best, most creative players. Rashica has moved up to 97th overall in our Weekly ROS Rankings!

FWD: Jay Rodriguez

Team: Burnley

Opponent: Arsenal (Away), Watford (Home)

Rostered: 3%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: Jay-Rod, The Rodman, however you call him, Rodriguez is somewhat of a draft legend. He has been known to come up with amazing scores, shame that they are about 3 years apart. Burnley currently don't have much choice but to play him as they sold Wood, have Cornet at AFCON and Vydra and Barnes are supposedly still out. He has every chance of coming up with 3 points in 180 minutes, but he could also come up with one of his patented hauls, like last February 2021, or February 2020 or May 2017. You get it.. Start him at your own peril.

FWD: Joelinton

Team: Newcastle

Opponent: Leeds (Away)

Rostered: 49%

Points Last Gameweek: 10.5

Prospects: I will keep including him as long as he is under 60%, like clockwork. He has really excelled both in Fantasy and IRL in his new/old role in midfield. He is guaranteed a spot. The FF Chaps featured him this week in their 'hot' list. What more must I say to make you pick him up?

FWD: Eddie Nketiah

Team: Arsenal

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Rostered: 2%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: This one is for you, Ryan. Eddie is projected to start against Burnley and when that happens, we include him in Sleepers XI. He has not been good, he has not played, he has not scored well, yet against Burnley, anything can happen. the attacking talent around him is excellent so he could easily just be around them and get better. We certainly hope so.

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.

Friday 120:00 GMT GMT

WAT (vs BUR) vs NOR

Hassane Kamara - You could gamble on this DGW defender to start 2 as even if they only start this first game, scores could be excellent against Norwich.

Edo Kayembe - Similarly to Kamara, Edo could feature twice, but you would still probably want to stream him if it was just the one game against Norwich.

Saturday 12:30 GMT


Anwar El Ghazi - Not sure if he is forbidden to play against his parent club, if he isn't and he features, this could be a great little homecoming, "show-'em" type game for El Messi.

Kortney Hause - We got burned by supposed Aerial master Hause before, bit you could try your like this time around vs DCL's aerial prowess.

Saturday 15:00 GMT


Arthur Masuaku - Another permanent feature on the streamers list. Amazing when he plays, does not play regularly.

Anthony Elanga - He capped his impressive 2 game stretch with a goal midweek to stake his claim for a regular spot in the XI.

Fabio Silva - After impressive cameos from the bench, he could be given a chance in the XI by Bruno.

Sunday 14:00 GMT

CRY vs LIV, ARS vs BUR (vs WAT), LEI vs BHA

Rob Holding - A cleanie against Burnley is very likely. Holding is also a decent ghoster in the limited opportunities he gets.

James Justin - He is finally back from injury and he could take his spot in the XI as early as this weekend.

Takumi Minamino - Not a great ghoster, but last time he played Palace, he scored and things could repeat if the front three of Jota, Bobby and Taki finally click.

Sunday 16:30 GMT


Matt Doherty - Emerson Royal's time in the XI might be over before Spurs get Adama in the building. Doherty was back to his galavanting best in the second half against Leicester popping up with a last-minute assist. He was able to do that, cause he was in the penalty box at the time. That is why we love Doherty. He still cannot defend.

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