Updated: May 20
Trades can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. Fact. A successful Fantrax Draft Premier League manager needs to be active in the trade market, always sniffing out a deal to improve their roster. Be it trading in a player before they explode, or trading out a player who just isn't performing, our Gameweek 24 Trade Advice article has all of your needs covered!
Get out there and use the below advice for Fantrax trades this week. Trading is fun!
Trade In Advice
Here we're going to be recommending Fantasy EPL players to trade into your side. These may be Premier League players who are performing consistently well and are likely to continue to do so. Or they could be players who are currently underperforming but are likely to improve their points haul in the near future. These are your "buy low" players.
Team: Manchester United
Prospects: Rashford has had a very poor season since his return from surgery, and only now looks to be getting into form. Scoring goals off the bench in back to back games, including a last second winner against West Ham, will do a world of good for his confidence. He could see himself back in the XI next gameweek, coming in for Greenwood or Elanga, as both were poor vs. West Ham. If Rashford continues this form, a spot in the front 3 is his to lose. United also have some friendly matchups forthcoming, which will boost his prospects.
Verdict: I would consider Rashford a FWD2 type for the rest of the season. Try offering players such as Jimenez, Mahrez, Sterling, Trossard, and Smith-Rowe in 1:1 deals.
Team: Aston Villa
Prospects: Watkins hasn't quite hit the heights we had hoped for under Gerrard. But with a very friendly schedule coming, that could change. Coutinho getting up to speed over the break and the return of Bailey should help Watkins regain the form we grew accustomed to last season. Aston Villa really look like they can make a push in the 2nd half of the season to climb up the table, and Watkins will be a major catalyst.
Verdict: Watkins has high-end FWD2 value over the rest of the season, and I would offer players such as Saka, Tielemans, Toney, and Townsend in an attempt to get him in. Try throwing in a DEF3 such as Maguire or Coufal if needed.
Trade Out Advice
Here we're going to be recommending Fantasy EPL players to trade out of your side. These may be Premier League players who are performing badly and are likely to continue to do so. Or they could be players who are currently overperforming and are likely to decline in value of the coming weeks. These are your "sell high" players.
Prospects: Azpilicueta has been a mainstay in the Chelsea XI since the injury to Reece James, but his fortunes could soon change. James should be back in no more than a month, and Chelsea have 2 blank gameweeks coming up. The time to trade out Azpi may be now or never. Chelsea have a very friendly run of games after their blanks, so that should be a huge selling point when making offers. I would first target the manager who rosters Reece and offer Azpi as cover/backup.
Verdict: Try to aim for a high upside defender such as Reguilon, Cucurella, or Salisu.
Team: West Ham
Prospects: Antonio had an incredible start to the season but has fallen off a cliff recently, to put it mildly. The way West Ham set up really isn't helping his fantasy prospects going forward, and he is a must trade out for me. He needs a goal or assist to have any chance at a double digit score recently, and even those performances have seemingly dried up. Soon West Ham will also enter a bit of a difficult schedule where Antonio could struggle to produce. He is still the #2 overall forward, which will help your odds of getting a top player in return.
Verdict: I would look to package Antonio with a MID3 such as Barnes, Mac Allister or Kovacic and aim for players such as: Mane, Kane, Saint-Maximin, and Mount.
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