Our Gameweek 31 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 31 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.
GW29 Rank: 18
GW31 Rank: 13
What's Changed?: What a fantastic young footballer Bukayo Saka is. The Arsenal youngster is having a really good season, and has been in electric form the last few weeks. Since mid-February, he's the fourth highest scoring Fantrax player behind only the Spurs trio of Kane, Son, and Kulusevski. Three goals, one assist, and a boat load of Key Passes in his last six games. Lovely stuff. I've now got Saka ranked 13th overall rest-of-season, but he could easily move into the Top 10. Arsenal are playing really nice football at the moment, they are gelling well, and they have something to play for. I've also moved Odegaard up to 17th, Martinelli up to 28th, and Lacazette up to 31st.
GW29 Rank: 142
GW31 Rank: 98
What's Changed?: And speaking of Arsenal, Thomas Partey also deserves a mention. The Ghanaian midfielder is the 11th highest scoring player in Fantrax since February 18th after some really strong performances. I signed him in the Community League on March 1st off the back of a couple of decent displays, but I didn't expect his form to continue! A Double GW29 followed by a fixture in GW30 was pretty much the only reason I signed him, but now it seems I've got a reliable midfielder I can hold through to the end of the season. Partey has been scoring between 7 and 9.5 without attacking returns in recent games, and has also bagged two attacking returns in his last six. The Arsenal man isn't going to set your team alight, but he's a reliable player to help you through to May 22nd.
Team: Newcastle United
GW29 Rank: 123
GW31 Rank: 101
What's Changed?: Since Dan Burn made his Newcastle debut, he's the 32nd highest scoring player in Fantrax. 68 points and an average 9.71 points per game is pretty good, Newcastle are on good form, and after GW31 they have four really strong fixtures on the bounce. If you need a good short-term defender, acquiring Big Dan Burn would be a decent move to make. You will likely have to drop Burn ahead of the tough run of games against Liverpool, Manchester City, and Arsenal, but before then, this chap could win you a game or two.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 31 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
Gameweek 31 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!
GW29 Rank: 50
GW31 Rank: 54
What's Changed?: It's been a season to forget so far for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, aside from his electric start to the campaign. The Everton man returned from injury at the start of January, but he's really struggled to re-find his form, or maintain his fitness. The Englishman did provide the assist for Iwobi's dramatic winner against Newcastle in Gameweek 30, but that's basically all he's done since August! Hopefully Calvert-Lewin has been able to get into condition over the international break, and is ready to perform over the last couple of months. The Toffees feature highly on our Fixture Difficulty Tracker for the next few weeks, but they do have the advantage of two double gameweek's during this time.
Recommendation: I'm willing to stick by Calvert-Lewin based on his previous form in real life, and on Fantrax. His stock is very low at the moment, but his ranking of 54th overall maintains a massive tip of the hat to his historical data. A potential buy-low candidate. I'm backing him to come back after the break stronger, despite the certified 'cold' ranking.
GW29 Rank: 73
GW31 Rank: 91
What's Changed?: It's been a rocky start to life as a Fantrax EPL asset for Wout Weghorst. The giant Dutchman started off with just 3.5 points against Watford on his debut, but followed this up with an assist against United, a ghost point haul against Liverpool, and a dominant 22 points against Brighton which included two attacking returns. But since then, Weghorst has scored 16 points in 5 games. Yes, Burnley do still have games in hand, and have plenty to play for, but the Dutchman isn't cutting it as a Fantrax asset worth rostering.
Recommendation: With two double gameweek's and a game against Norwich over the next three fixtures, Burnley sit pretty at the top of our unique Fixture Difficulty Tracker. I would use this data to trade him out of your roster, if you do have him. Players such as Gordon, Sarr, Joelinton, or Adams are likely to serve you much better between now and the end of the season.
GW29 Rank: 68
GW31 Rank: 89
What's Changed?: I do like Marc Cucurella, and he's been a really strong addition to Potter's side this season. But I can't ignore his poor scoring since the turn of the year. The Spaniard has dropped down to 89th overall for me, after scoring just 54.75 points since January 1st. That's an average of 4.98 per game. Not really good enough to stay in the Top 100, but with Norwich up next, I had to keep Cucurella relatively high.
Recommendation: Brighton face Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester City, all away, in the three games directly after Norwich. They've also lost 6 games in a row. I'd keep Cucurella for this week, and then he's droppable. You need to be aggressive at this stage of the season. The Brighton left-back is only worth rostering if you've got one eye on end of season play-offs; the Seagulls have decent last three fixtures.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 31 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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