Updated: May 3, 2022
Our Gameweek 28 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 28 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: Newcastle United
GW27 Rank: 106
GW28 Rank: 74
What's Changed?: Matt Targett has performed really impressively on Fantrax since his arrival at Newcastle. Scores of 6.75, 11.25 and 23 have re-established him as a trusted defensive asset, despite joining a side who have been poor at the back this season. I personally thought Newcastle, and Targett, would decline defensively without the injured Trippier, but they've held their own and are now sought after assets ahead of Double Gameweeks for Newcastle in GW28 and GW29!
Targett is gaining lots of points for Key Passes (7 made in the last two games), and even managed 2 Shots on Target in GW27. The former Aston Villa left-back fills out his stats sheet really well, which is always a good sign of a Fantrax asset to roster (his exploits were highlighted in this week's edition of Ghost Point Hunters). Targett was incidentally just a Shot on Targett away from a statistical #DraftPL Full House in GW26, as he managed 3 Key Passes, 2 Tackles Won, 1 Accurate Cross Not Corner, 1 Interception, 1 Clearance, 1 Successful Dribble, 1 Blocked Shot, and 1 Aerial Win.
Elsewhere at Newcastle, midfield pair Willock and Fraser have moved up to 98th and 125th respectively. These are two players I would highly advise trying to acquire ahead of the next two GWs!
GW27 Rank: 101
GW28 Rank: 85
What's Changed?: Che Adams has gained attacking returns, and double digit hauls, in each of his last two games. The Englishman should be a top target to try to bring in ahead of Southampton's tasty Double Gameweek against Aston Villa and Newcastle. I've been high on Broja for a while, but was skeptical on who would establish themselves alongside the Chelsea loanee. Adams has certainly done that, with Adam Armstrong struggling for minutes. Adams actually averages 10.5 Points Per Start as per our Useful Draft Metrics table. He's the 57th best Fantrax player based on Points Per Start data!
Team: Tottenham Hotspur
GW27 Rank: 77
GW28 Rank: 56
What's Changed?: Dejan Kulusevski is certainly making the most of Lucas Moura being injured. The newly recruited Swede has started the last two games for Tottenham, and gained double digit scores in each of them. I, for one, was not expecting this kind of immediate impact from Kulusevski. I've bumped him up to 56th overall, and would roster him over the likes of Barnes, Rashica, Olise and Mac Allister to name a few. Acquiring the on-loan Juventus midfielder, or even bringing him in from the free agent pool in smaller leagues, should be well worth your while!
For the full list of all the Gameweek 28 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
Gameweek 28 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!
GW27 Rank: 43
GW28 Rank: 72
What's Changed?: I've dropped Maxwel Cornet down to 72nd overall after a disappointing couple of weeks. I've ranked the Burnley forward highly in recent weeks and months due to the promise he provided ahead of Burnley's games in hand. But with just 3 points gained during Burnley's four games in GW26 and GW27, Cornet just has to descend down my rankings. The Ivorian has actually only gained 14.5 over the course of his five appearances since returning from AFCON (and he missed two through injury). Really shocking actually. Dyche has recently said that he's looking forward to seeing Cornet once he's had a full pre-season behind him and is free of his injury troubles. Sounds like we may not see the best of him until next season...
Recommendation: Attempt to trade Cornet out for the likes of Joelinton, Sarr, Broja or Richarlison. But due to his poor scores recently, you may need to keep him and hope he returns to the numbers he was posting in October and November (was it really that long ago?!).
GW27 Rank: 48
GW28 Rank: 69
What's Changed?: Ethan Pinnock has been a mainstay inside my Top 50 over the last few months, but his recent Fantrax performances have left a lot to be desired. The Brentford defender averaged 10.57 Points Per Game between the start of the season and 31st December. But between 1st January and now, he's averaged just 7.22 Points Per Game. Some of this coincides with Brentford's drop in form, but during the first half of the season Pinnock was easily managing double digits during losses. Since 1st January, not so much. One to keep an eye on, the Jamaican isn't the ghost point magnet he once was!
Recommendation: Pinnock is still a good Fantrax option, and has really strong points scoring potential during Brentford's next two games against Norwich and Burnley. If you're considering dropping him, I'd recommend keeping him for these two games. Similarly, if you don't roster Pinnock, it might be worth a cheeky trade offer to bring him in ahead of these two games. In any case, his prospects will need to be re-analysed from GW30 onwards.
Team: Leicester City
GW27 Rank: 75
GW28 Rank: 86
What's Changed?: I'm a big fan of Patson Daka, and had ranked him inside my Top 50 for the last month or so. But after four blanks in a row, non-existent ghost points, and Vardy returning to the side, Daka's time is nearly up. I'm keeping the Leicester forward ahead of the Leeds game this weekend in the hope that he starts, but if he's benched then its time to drop him (mid-GW, or post-GW if you don't play with Live Lineup Changes). Daka has been fun to roster whilst Vardy has been absent, but Tuesday night the veteran Englishman showed exactly why he's so important to the Foxes.
Recommendation: As I mentioned above, I'd recommend keeping Daka in the hope that he starts this weekend. But if he doesn't, you should be pretty safe dropping him to the free agent pool.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 28 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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