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Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 32 Hot or Cold

Our Gameweek 32 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 32 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.

James Maddison

Position: Midfielder

Team: Leicester

GW31 Rank: 24

GW32 Rank: 12

What's Changed?: In contention for the most frustrating asset of the season, James Maddison is starting to peak just at the right time. Nobody doubted the talent but he was either injured or in a weird funk for much of the campaign. However, Madders has seemingly turned over a new leaf, posting impressive scores left and right. He has delivered a combined 65 points in the last 4 - a tasty avg of over 16 per game. And with the Foxes having the most games left ROS, including some decent matchups, Maddison should be highly coveted for the run in.

Thiago Alcantara

Position: Midfielder

Team: Liverpool

GW31 Rank: 147

GW32 Rank: 85

What's Changed?: Many, including myself, were fairly high on Thiago's fantasy prospects coming into the 2021/2022 season. He showed flashes of brilliance at the end of the previous campaign. But consistent injuries have kept him on the sidelines for much of this one. Now that he is back fit, he is firing. His last two starts yielded 20.5 and 13.5 (all ghosties), respectively. While Thiago will be rotated given Liverpool is still fighting on three fronts (EPL, UCL, & FA Cup), he is a top end streamer ROS.

Daniel Podence

Position: Midfielder

Team: Wolves

GW31 Rank: 80

GW32 Rank: 36

What's Changed?: Whisper it but the diminutive Portuguese wolf cub (doesn't narrow it down, I know), Daniel Podence, is becoming a strong and consistent MID2/3. Granted, he had a string of a few 4.5 pointers interspersed with some solid performances. But he has been on a tear of late. In the last 4, Podence is rocking a ppg of nearly 14, with many of these points of the ghost persuasion. This is all the more impressive given Wolves' obvious and persistent struggles in front of goal. With his compatriot Neto back healthy and Fabio Silva showing some promise, Podence is primed to continue this fuego form. While the West Midlands club blanks in GW33, they have some real tasty fixtures after that, including Norwich at home. A cheeky pick-up in the blank GW should be your aim.

For the full list of all the Gameweek 32 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!

Gameweek 32 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!


Position: Forward

Team: Newcastle

GW31 Rank: 64

GW32 Rank: 71

What's Changed?: In a stunning turn of events, it appears that Sir Joseph of Lintonshire has been momentarily de-knighted and is currently just a regular civilian like us. Erstwhile ghost point king Joelinton had a great run in his newfound midfield role but has gone off the boil of late. During that glorious period, he would put in double digit performances in his sleep. Nowadays, he just can't be bothered. In the last 3 GWs, he has only mustered 5.5, 3, and -2. It's no wonder the Queen had to do what she had to do. In Joelinton's defense, however, the entire Newcastle squad has been on a skid now that they've seemingly avoided relegation and can sit on the proverbial beach.

Recommendation: It's not time to jump ship just yet. Newcastle has a tasty DGW forthcoming in GW33 and the giant Brazilian will have a great chance to reinstill our faith and his knighthood. Will he seize that opportunity? His consistent performances over much of the season surely warrant giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Aaron Cresswell

Position: Defender

Team: West Ham

GW31 Rank: 57

GW32 Rank: 90

What's Changed?: This is another painful one; my beloved Cresswell on the cold list. Unfortunately, that sweet left foot has grown frigid. And right after he curled in a lovely free kick in his last outing? Afraid so. That tasty goal only yielded a total point score of 8. This is fairly indicative of his recent fantasy form. The ghosts have largely dried up and West Ham can't keep a clean sheet to save their lives. Cresswell has only posted just over 15 combined points in the past 4 GWs - and, again, that includes a goal. Devastating.

Recommendation: With Cresswell down in the doldrums and West Ham largely focused on Europa glory (and with the lowest amount of EPL games ROS), it might be time to sell up. Try packaging him for a larger deal or look to get in a more temperate Defender like Cooper in a 1:1.

Mohammed Salisu

Position: Defender

Team: Southampton

GW31 Rank: 61

GW32 Rank: 68

What's Changed?: Rounding out the trio of underperforming favorites is TDS darling Momo Salisu. The Southampton stalwart is a very commanding defender and has been a fantasy revelation this season. But all good things must come to an end. Salisu seems to be in a rut - failing to get more than 6ish points in the last 3, which is still decent but far from the ghost point heights of yesteryear. He still has it in him to go all Casper on us but his stock is falling.

Recommendation: Keep the faith for now. The DGW gods have provided Salisu & Saints defenders a lifeline in GW33 with a double v Arsenal (tough matchup, granted) & Burnley (now we're talking). Hold for that then try to deal him out (potentially on a high).

For the full list of all the Gameweek 32 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!

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