Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 28 Sleepers XI + Weekly Streamers
Updated: May 20, 2022
Our Gameweek 28 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 28 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
Opponent: BRI, @sou
Points Last Gameweek: 8
Prospects: On paper, according to our very own Fixture Difficulty Tracker, Dubravka has the best upcoming schedule of any GK in the league for fantasy returns. Newcastle's defense have been tearing it up after Burn has settled in, and they'll be keen to keep rolling with relegation still a possibility.
Opponent: CRY, WAT
Points Last Gameweek: 3 (in 28 mins)
Prospects: This one could go either way and you need to be aware of the risk going in. Jonny came on as Semedo's replacement in-game. The injury looked like it could keep him out for some time, though updates since then have been sparse. But provided Jonny starts the first match, he's a plug-and-play candidate. There is a very real possibility, however, that Hoever relieves him in the second match.
DEF: Caglar Soyuncu
Points Last Gameweek: 21.25
Prospects: Playing in a single gameweek vs Leeds, Soy offers immediate value and plays in the dreaded GW30. So, if you want to get in early on assets who aren't blanking in 30, he's one option.
DEF: Fabian Schar
Opponent: BRI, @sou
Points Last Gameweek: 26.75
Prospects: Schar appears to be the manager's favorite over Lascelles, at least for now. He also registered an assist last gameweek. With a very low chance of blanking or scoring in the negatives, he has a decent floor in a double gameweek that offers at least a glimmer of hope for one clean sheet.
MID: Mohamed Elyounoussi
Opponent: @avl, NEW
Points Last Gameweek: 7.5
Prospects: You really should have stocked up on Saints last week when I pinged multiple in this very article due to their cake matchup vs Norwich. If you did, you now get to revel in double gameweek glory. But on the off chance that they're still on your waiver wire, snag those Saints! Elyou has been been playing out of his mind lately with double-digit returns in 4 of the last 6 weeks. So he's one target. Read on for more.
MID: Oriol Romeu
Points Last Gameweek: 19.5
Prospects: Up 18% in roster percentage since last week when I tipped Romeu. Given he's still only 40% rostered, there's zero chance I'm removing him from this list after his goal-scoring performance. He's cemented in the XI, has a very good chance of playing two full matches, and has been scoring ghost points like it's his job. Arguably... I suppose it is, though I doubt he knows what a ghost point is. Wait, do you think he plays Draft?!
MID: Milot Rashica
Opponent: BRF, CHE
Points Last Gameweek: 2
Prospects: In deeper and more active leagues, it's going to be difficult to bring in DGW players unless you're on the ball. Rashica may just still be floating out there in your waiver pool offering the hope of a double. His points are largely derived from counting stats, so even with the Chelsea match in there, he has a chance to get you 10+ over the two games.
MID: Ryan Fraser
Opponent: BRI, @sou
Points Last Gameweek: 28.5
Prospects: Against a struggling Brighton team, now is not the time to go away from Fraser as a streamer. That being said, Southampton and Brighton are both very organized teams and can be quite frustrating to play against. Fraser may luck into an attacking return, but his ghosts over two matches should be enough to ensure that you won't regret streaming him.
FWD: Bryan Mbeumo
Points Last Gameweek: 3
Prospects: The forward position is, for the most part, a streaming wasteland. And, to be honest, Mbeumo also fits into that category. He's a pure dart throw. However, against Norwich, anyone has a chance of ending up on the scoresheet!
FWD: Hwang Hee-Chan
Opponent: CRY, WAT
Points Last Gameweek: 3.5
Prospects: Now that Hwang is back and healthy, he might be the preferred partner to Jimenez up front. Obviously, a healthy Neto further complicates the situation. He'll always offer the possibility of attacking returns, but don't expect much more. His counting stats are basically non-existent. However, as I've mentioned many times, forwards are at a premium. Plus, Wolves have quite a favorable double gameweek. Cross your fingers, grab your lucky rabbit's foot, and hope for a Hwang goal.
Opponent: BRI, @sou
Points Last Gameweek: 18
Prospects: Even at 62% rostered, I have to keep Joelinton on this list, if only to celebrate his attacking breakthrough at long last. The fact that he's still available in 38% of leagues means that this is the last time I can scream his name from the mountain tops (at least for this article's sake). Do yourself a favor and just check to make sure he's not available in your league. Go. Do it now.
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.
Saturday 12:30 GMT
LEI vs LEE
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall - Has shown flashes of talent in limited starts. Looks cemented now.
Marc Albrighton - When Albrighton starts (especially vs lower-tier opponents), start him.
Saturday 15:00 GMT
BUR vs CHE; AVL vs SOU; NOR vs BRF; NEW vs BRI; WOL vs CRY
Trevoh Chalobah - If he's fit, he may be in line for 2 starts and, fantasy gods willing, 2 CS.
Nathan Redmond - Back from injury and may push for a start.
Jacob Murphy - Could be in line for 2 starts. Expect meagre returns, though.
Emil Krafth - May only start one, but RB offers the opportunity for attacking returns.
Jamaal Lascelles - If he can push Schar out of the XI, he's worth a stream.
Sunday 17:30 GMT
LIV vs WHU
Konstantinos Tsimikas - If ever he starts, never second guess streaming him.
Harvey Elliot - Has been mediocre in limited minutes. It's a Hail Mary.
Naby Keita - Don't expect much, but he could (and has) surprise you with a return.
James Milner - Another "steam-when-starts" candidate.
Sunday 14:00 GMT
WAT vs ARS
Nicolas Pepe - *Insert obligatory mention of Pepe's ghost points when he starts*
Thomas Partey - 26% rostered, but I'll let the 25% threshold slide in order to advise you to grab Partey now since he has a DGW in GW29 and does not blank in GW30.
Joao Pedro - Has missed out on the XI recently, but worth a stream if you think he'll get a DGW.
Sunday 16:30 GMT
MCI vs MUN
Good luck finding streamers under 25% in this match. But, just in case these guys play...
Oleksandr Zinchenko - 31% rostered, but close enough.
Anthony Elanga - 34% rostered, but he'll be an option in most leagues.
Monday 18:00 GMT
TOT vs EVE
Alex Iwobi - If you've waited this long and you still need a starter, you probably deserve the meagre returns that Iwobi will bring you, unfortunately.
Ryan Sessegnon - Legitimately, he's been looking like a threat in attack lately and may have played his way into more time on the pitch.
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