Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 31 Sleepers XI

Our Gameweek 31 Sleepers XI 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'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 31 Sleepers XI

For this article, we use the % rostered 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: Jordan Pickford

Team: Everton

Opponent: West Ham (Away) + Burnley (Away)

Rostered: 52%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: Another double gameweek is on the horizon, and Pickford has two friendly matchups. Despite Everton's recent defensive struggles I still think Pickford will offer a good streaming option. He has a slim chance at two clean sheets, but a good chance at getting at least one plus quite a few saves. He also has every chance of being the top scoring goalie this week.


DEF: Diogo Dalot

Team: Manchester United

Opponent: Leicester City (Home)

Rostered: 23%

Points Last Gameweek: 0.25

Prospects: It seems clear that Dalot is now United's first choice RB. In my opinion he could have a great week against a Leicester team that likes to give up a lot of chances. While the Leicester attack could still ruin a United clean sheet, Dalot should have plenty of chances to get forward and whip in crosses, hopefully coming away with an attacking return.


DEF: Ben Godfrey

Team: Everton

Opponent: West Ham (Away) + Burnley (Away)

Rostered: 17%

Points Last Gameweek: 10.25

Prospects: It might be crazy to list two Everton defenders in the same article, but these two matchups could be great for the CB pairing of Keane and Godfrey. Lots of headers to be won vs. Antonio and Wout, both of whom are not the best in the air. Hopefully Lampard used the international break to tighten up the defence slightly, and even if they don't keep a clean sheet, Godfrey should still see a decent amount of ghost points.


DEF: Shane Duffy

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Norwich (Home)

Rostered: 29%

Points Last Gameweek: 6.75

Prospects: Duffy could see himself getting another start this weekend with Webster a slight doubt. Despite the scoreline Duffy put up a solid fantasy outing vs. Spurs. If he gets the start vs. Norwich he has DEF1 upside with the potential for a 15+ score. Brighton will be looking to get their first clean sheet in what seems like ages, and they will need Duffy to be at his best to have any chance of that.

MID: Daniel James

Team: Leeds

Opponent: Southampton (Home)

Rostered: 53%

Points Last Gameweek: 8

ProspectsJames has been a regular for Leeds recently going 90 minutes in his last three games, and is surely due a return. Leeds offence has seemed to improve, and on the contrary, Saints defence has gotten worse and worse each week. James should offer a floor of at least 4-5 points, but it his potential upside against a leaky Saints team that gets him a spot in this article.


MID: Fred

Team: Manchester United

Opponent: Leicester City (Home)

Rostered: 50%

Points Last Gameweek: 18

ProspectsFred was arguably one of United's best players in the win vs. Spurs, but the headlines were rightfully reserved for Ronaldo that day. The midfielder should get the start in an important match vs. Leicester, and could easily score in the double digits even without an attacking return. Fred is filling the stat sheet up nicely each week, and offers good value as a MID4/5.


MID: Nathan Redmond

Team: Southampton

Opponent: Leeds (Away)

Rostered: 34%

Points Last Gameweek: 5

ProspectsRedmond is the punt of the week, having not started since January 22. He looked great off the bench in the loss to Watford, and is pushing hard to be back in the XI soon. A change in the lineup is possible given some of the recent results, and if so I would consider a Redmond a must start in the match against a leaky Leeds defence.


MID: Moussa Sissoko

Team: Watford

Opponent: Liverpool (Away)

Rostered: 25%

Points Last Gameweek: 8

ProspectsSissoko has become a very reliable MID4 in recent weeks, and despite the matchup I would consider starting him vs. Liverpool. The Watford midfielder fills up the stat sheet nicely each week and should have plenty of defensive work to do in this tough matchup. A double digit return is more than possible here with tackles, interceptions, and blocked shots.


MID: Donny Van de Beek

Team: Everton

Opponent: West Ham (Away) + Burnley (Away)

Rostered: 25%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

ProspectsVan de Beek should be back in the XI this weekend. With Allan suspended, Van de Beek should get at least 1 start, but could get both. He hasn't scored very well from a fantasy perspective, but two starts could see him get a score of 10-15. He is worth a punt in a friendly double gameweek.


FWD: Anthony Gordon

Team: Everton

Opponent: West Ham (Away) + Burnley (Away)

Rostered: 59%

Points Last Gameweek: 6.5

ProspectsGordon has arguably been Everton's best player in recent weeks and could see a 20+ score this double gameweek. He has lost majority of set pieces due to Gray being fit again, but his work ethic alone will see him score plenty of ghost points. A return isn't out of the question either for Gordon which could help you win your gameweek.


FWD: Trincao

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Aston Villa (Home)

Rostered: 38%

Points Last Gameweek: 28.5

ProspectsTrincao came off the bench in the loss to Leeds and made his mark. He should get the start this week with Jimenez suspended, and could offer FWD2 value. It is hard to predict the matchups that he will score well in, but his performance vs. Leeds should give him some confidence in this matchup. Trincao is worth a punt if you are shallow in the forward department this weekend.


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