Updated: May 20
Our Gameweek 27 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 27 Sleepers XI
For this section, we use the % rostered stat 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: Martin Dubravka
Points Last Gameweek: 3
Prospects: A match against a Brentford side struggling to find the back of the net plus two double gameweeks to follow equals a 3 week streamer at keeper for Dubravka.
DEF: Connor Roberts
Opponent: @cry, LEI
Points Last Gameweek: 30.5
Prospects: Roberts appears to have permanently (or semi-permanently) displaced Lowton for the Clarets. They also have a fairly appealing double gameweek upcoming. I know he'll be on every single waiver and sleeper list from every single source with his recent performances. But... for good reason.
DEF: Tyrick Mitchell
Points Last Gameweek: N/A
Prospects: Since shouting him out in this very column about a month ago, Mitchell has continued to bring fantasy managers returns on their meager investment in him. In fact, in the last 30 days, he's the 14th highest scoring defender in the league (using Fantrax default scoring). Add to that a matchup against Burnley, and he still makes our list!
DEF: Jamal Lascelles
Points Last Gameweek: N/A (red card followed by an illness)
Prospects: In a super deep league and need a flier? Jamal's your man. A recent tweet from TheOther14 highlighted the fact that he has won a ridiculous 75% of his aerial battles this season, placing him at the very pinnacle of that list among all Premier League players this season. He was scoring well prior to his absence in part due to said aerials. Plus, the DGWs. (If Burn is available in your league, you may want to pivot to him instead since his playtime is not in question.)
MID: Bruno Guimarães
Points Last Gameweek: -0.5 (in 1 minute)
Prospects: "What the hell is this... the Newcastle show?" This is the last one, I promise. Howe more-than-hinted this week that "Bruno will start a lot of games for us and will be a huge player." Newcastle play 4 games in 12 days to start March, and that bodes well for him to break through to the first team. When he does, I see him as a ghost point machine.
MID: Milot Rashica
Points Last Gameweek: 18
Prospects: Even without what was an incredibly jammy goal against Liverpool, Rashica would have scored a decent 7 ghost points. And that's in line with his recent performances. He's not going to win you a week, but the floor's definitely there.
MID: Oriol Romeu
Points Last Gameweek: 13
Prospects: 4 of the last 6 starts he's had, Romeu has scored 10+ in Fantrax default scoring. He can be a solid role-player for your team and has the potential to net you 20 in next week's double gameweek.
MID: Stuart Armstrong
Points Last Gameweek: 18.5
Prospects: "What the hell is this... the Southampton show?" First of all, you've already used that joke (if you want to call it that), dear reader. And second, no. It isn't. Armstrong has simply been re-emerging as a fantasy asset after a incredibly frustrating beginning to the season. However, he's displaying a strange penchant for scoring single digits and then double digits in alternating weeks. Technically, this should be the single digit week. But, I still like him to have an impact on this match.
FWD: Jay Rodriguez
Opponent: @cry, LEI
Points Last Gameweek: 20.5
Prospects: Obviously, I'm including the gloriously-manbunned man-in-form for Burnley. They have impending DGWs and Cornet is injured. His place seems secured for the foreseeable, as his chemistry with Weghorst has been directly responsible for giving this team a glimmer of hope after a rough season. He's worth a punt if you are needy at FWD.
FWD: João Pedro
Points Last Gameweek: N/A (injured)
Prospects: Saturday may come too soon for Pedro as he's working back up to fitness, but when his colleagues were at AFCON, he put up some decent scores (almost all ghost points). With Josh King out for the near future, Pedro could get a run-in as the Mooses take on a struggling United side and then have yet another DGW.
Points Last Gameweek: 8
Prospects: Ok, fine... yes. This is the Newcastle show. But really, you'd think that a player with the ghost point floor like Joelinton would be rostered by more than 47% of leagues. Forwards rarely gift you freebie points on a weekly basis without offering any scoring returns whatsoever. Joey Lynn has done just that. Plus, he could get an attacking return. Maybe. Probably not, though.
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 20:00 GMT
SOU vs NOR
Lots of streamers to be had here. Take your pick of available SOU players, as they also have an amazing run of fixtures upcoming. So, they may be multi-week holds.
Mohammed Salisu - Pick him up now and hold him for the rest of the season. Set and forget.
Kyle Walker-Peters - Has been balling out lately. Hard to see that not continuing vs soft opponents.
Valentino Livramento - Provided he keeps his spot over Perraud, he's a go.
Oriol Romeu - See above.
Stuart Armstrong - See above.
Milot Raschica - See above.
Fraser Forster - A great stand-in if you've got a LIV, ARS, or CHE keeper.
Saturday 12:30 GMT
LEE vs TOT
Cristian Romero, Ben Davies, & Eric Dier - All worth a stream vs Leeds, though they may concede.
Saturday 15:00 GMT
BRF vs NEW; BRI vs AVL; CRY vs BUR; MU vs WAT
Christian Norgaard - Always a decent stream for a modest floor.
Christian Eriksen - If he is available and he starts... you need to start him.
Dan Burn - Aerials for days. Aerials = Points.
Joe Willock - Seems to be "Fantasy Real" for now. Playing a more attacking role.
Leon Bailey - If he earns a rare start, he should ghost out.
Taylor/Pieters - The latter may be back, but whoever starts, they're worth it for the DGW.
Fred - Higher roster % than most in this list, but his returns have been solid.
Sunday 17:30 GMT
EVE vs MCI
Oleksandr Zinchenko - About the only City player you can snag. If he starts, obviously... do it.
Sunday 14:00 GMT
WHU vs WOL
Jonny/Marcal - Semedo went off injured on Thursday. It looked bad. And Wolves fullbacks score well.
Hwang Hee-Chan - Finding his form again, and with the fixtures upcoming, he could be a multi-week hold.
Craig Dawson - CMFD has been killing it as of late. He probably won't blank you.
Tuesday 19:45 GMT
BUR vs LEI
You really left this until the last moment, huh? Well, there are a couple of dart throws for you...
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall - A great MID streamer if you still need one. 6% rostered.
Luke Thomas - Yes. Leicester's DEF has been garbage. But this is Burnley. Hope for the best.
Marc Albrighton - One of the great all-time streamers. Don't give up on him yet, not vs BUR!
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