Our Gameweek 33 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 33 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: Leicester City
GW31 Rank: 24
GW33 Rank: 11
What's Changed?: I've moved James Maddison up to 11th overall rest-of-season, after the Englishman bounced back to form over the last few weeks. The Leicester midfielder is the 6th highest scoring player over the last month, and the Foxes have 9 games left to play this season. That's 2 or 3 more games than most other EPL sides! If Maddison starts all of Leicester's remaining games and continues his current level of form, he's going to be one of the highest scoring players between now and the end of the season. Leicester also rank highly in our Fixture Difficulty Tracker over the next six fixtures.
The only worry here is that Leicester largely have nothing to play for in the EPL. If they progress further in the Europa Conference League, Maddison may be rested for those EPL games we're all interested in. Even if Leicester don't progress in the new-age Intertoto Cup, Rodgers could rotate during the run-in as he plans for next season. One to keep an eye on, and the reason Maddison sits just outside the Top 10 for me.
GW31 Rank: 68
GW33 Rank: 44
What's Changed?: Kai Havertz is currently in one of those phases where he plays like a central striker and scores lots of goals! The German has 5 goals and 1 assist in his last 5 starts, and has performed well in the Champions League too. For this reason Havertz has moved up to 44th overall rest-of-season. The Chelsea man doesn't usually score well for ghost points, but when he's in this kind of form, that doesn't matter! At this stage of the season, pretty much any player is droppable if they aren't starting or scoring well; Havertz is therefore a man in high demand in my eyes.
Team: Leeds United
GW31 Rank: N/A
GW33 Rank: 68
What's Changed?: Liam Cooper returned to the Leeds starting XI in Gameweek 31, and has scored very well during his two appearances so far. 14 points without a clean sheet against Southampton and 21 points with a clean sheet against Watford. Over these two games, Cooper has tallied 9 Interceptions, 12 Effective Clearances, and 17 Aerial Wins as Leeds have gained important points to extend their unbeaten run to four games. It's stats like these that are the reason I ranked the Scotsman 99th overall pre-season! Leeds now look to be on course for safety, and I've got Cooper ranked 68th overall rest-of-season. Marsch's men have a blank GW33, as well as tough games in GW35 and 36. But they do finish the season with two very nice games against Brighton and Brentford, which could serve you very well during play-off games.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 33 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
Gameweek 33 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!
GW31 Rank: 37
GW33 Rank: 88
What's Changed?: I've had to bump Romain Saiss down a huge 51 spots in my rankings after the Wolves defender was benched in both Gameweek 31 and 32. With Boly back in the side, Lage has been rotating Kilman and Saiss, and it looks as though the Moroccan may be the one to miss out more often than not. His ranking of 88th overall reflects that he's still a decent asset, but you may have to drop him if/when he's not starting.
Recommendation: At this point in the season, pretty much anyone is droppable. Especially a player like Saiss who's been benched the last two games, and has a blank GW33. Pick him up ahead of GW34, and drop him if he doesn't start. Do the same for GW35 and GW37. Wolves play Burnley, Brighton and Norwich during these gameweeks.
Team: Aston Villa
GW31 Rank: 51
GW33 Rank: 77
What's Changed?: Much like Saiss above, Emiliano Buendia has dropped in my rankings and is at the 'droppable if he doesn't start' stage. Like Wolves, Aston Villa also have a blank GW33 and therefore the Argentinean midfielder can safely be dropped. Buendia hasn't performed well on Fantrax since Coutinho's arrival, and he's struggling to get into the side with Ings, and sometimes even Leon Bailey, preferred.
Recommendation: Same as Saiss. Drop him if he doesn't start, pick him up on the next waiver run and repeat. Buendia isn't worth holding if he's not playing!
Team: Tottenham Hotspur
GW31 Rank: 74
GW33 Rank: 86
What's Changed?: You may be wondering why Sergio Reguilon has moved down in my rankings, now that Matt Doherty has been ruled out for the season. Surely this means the Spaniard has a free run at the left wing-back slot ahead of the run-in? I don't think so. Considering Conte opted to start Royal at RWB, and field Doherty at LWB, despite Reguilon returning to full fitness, that shows that he isn't a big fan of the former Real Madrid player. I think that Ryan Sessegnon is going to be the preferred option sooner rather than later, after playing fairly well prior to his injury on March 7th. I'm backing him to start this weekend against Brighton, and for Reguilon to resume his bench warming routine.
Recommendation: Much like Saiss and Buendia above, as Reguilon does usually score well when he starts, he's worth rostering at the start of a GW to see if he does start. Drop him if he's benched. Chase those wins.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 33 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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