Updated: May 3
Our Gameweek 27 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 27 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.
Team: Manchester United
GW26 Rank: 74
GW27 Rank: 41
What's Changed?: I'll admit I'm not much of a Jadon Sancho fan, but he looks to be finally finding his feet at United. He's a confidence player, and its safe to say he hasn't had much for most of this season! Sancho has started four games in a row, and has gained double digits in his last three. One goal and two assists have done him the world of good, and he's back inside my Top 50 players rest-of-season. Watford at home next, and I'm backing Sancho to score well once again!
GW26 Rank: 62
GW27 Rank: 39
What's Changed?: Luiz Diaz has made a strong start to his career at Liverpool, scoring 37.5 points during his Double Gameweek 26. This strong start has coincided with injuries to Jota and Firmino, but this potentially provides a glimpse into the near future where Diaz will be a guaranteed starter at Liverpool. I've moved him up to 39th overall, as it looks as though when he starts, he's going to score well!
Team: Tottenham Hotspur
GW26 Rank: 92
GW27 Rank: 76
What's Changed?: Tottenham are on bad form, despite the 3-2 victory over City at the weekend. But despite this, Cristian Romero has been scoring pretty well. 7.25 points against Wolves despite conceding two, and 12.5 points against Burnley when Spurs conceded one. These are solid ghost point numbers from an all-action defender who should provide good value between now and the end of the season. I've bumped Romero up to 76th overall, but I don't see him going much higher unless Spurs tighten things up at the back.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 27 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
Gameweek 27 Cold List
These are Fantasy EPL players that have fallen in our Weekly ROS Rankings. This may be due to poor form, they have been dropped from the best 11, they have suffered an injury, or received a suspension. It's time to consider trading out these Draft Premier League players from your rosters!
GW26 Rank: 2
GW27 Rank: 9
What's Changed?: Trent Alexander-Arnold reluctantly moves down to 9th overall, after holding his 2nd place ranking since way back in GW13. The Englishman is the 27th highest scoring player over the last 30 days, and therefore I've got to move him down slightly. Robertson is performing better on Fantrax, and it seems Liverpool are not almost exclusively attacking down their right-hand side as they were earlier in the season. Don't get me wrong, Trent is still a class act. I'd just rather roster the likes of Bruno, Bowen, Son, or Mane right now.
Recommendation: Test the waters with straight up trades with the likes of Bruno, Son etc mentioned above. But don't give away Trent for anyone other than elite assets. He's still going to be a Top 10 player rest-of-season.
Team: Manchester United
GW26 Rank: 38
GW27 Rank: 50
What's Changed?: Marcus Rashford is probably lucky to still be ranked 50th overall. 4 goals, 2 assists, 105 overall points, 6.56 points per game. Not good enough. The fact that youngster Elanga came on for Rashford when United were struggling against Leeds at the weekend says a lot. I do like the Englishman, but his Fantrax output has been nothing to write home about.
Recommendation: Attempt to trade out Rashford for lesser names such as Saiss, Weghorst, or Dennis. Maybe even Ismaila Sarr, Gordon or Broja. If things keep going the way they are, you might be dropping Rashford in a few weeks' time. I'd try to get someone with decent value back whilst you still can.
Team: West Ham United
GW26 Rank: 20
GW27 Rank: 27
What's Changed?: I've had to move Michail Antonio down once again, after a sixth consecutive score below 10. Not good enough for a player who's been hovering around a ranking of 10-15 pretty much all season. The West Ham forward is not finding the back of the net, and is not scoring well for ghost points. I traded out Bruno to get Antonio ahead of Gameweek 20 and felt pretty good about it after scores of 16 and 17.5 from the West Ham forward. Since then, Antonio has scored 24 points, compared to 138 from Bruno. Egg. On. Face.
Recommendation: In terms of trade value, I would attempt a deal to move out Antonio for either of currently injured duo Jota or Saint-Maximin. They should be back soon, and will provide better value rest-of-season. For a straight swap for a currently fit player, I'd test the waters with a trade for McNeil or Mahrez, although I don't think they would be successful.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 27 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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