Updated: May 13
Our Gameweek 35 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 35 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: West Ham United
GW34 Rank: 120
GW35 Rank: 74
What's Changed?: Said Benrahma has been a huge disappointment for Fantrax managers this season. He's played pretty well when he's been given the chance, but Moyes has not given the Algerian winger many opportunities. However, Benrahma was given a surprise start in Gameweek 34 and put on an absolute clinic. He gained 19 points courtesy of an assist and a boat load of key passes! I think the former Brentford forward is going to feature fairly heavily during the season run-in, and therefore he has risen 46 places in my ROS Rankings. Teammate Antonio was also a big riser this week, after his stunning return from injury.
Team: Aston Villa
GW34 Rank: 101
GW35 Rank: 71
What's Changed?: I think Dean Smith has been trolling us all the last couple of months. He's probably been trolling Ross Barkley too! The on-loan Englishman's performances slipped a little back in February, which led to 8 games riding the bench. Even the most patient of Fantrax managers would have dropped him during that run (the 8th straight benching was the final straw for me!). But now Barkley has started the last two games, scoring a cumulative 25.5 points, with the vast majority of these coming from Ghost Points. In the blink of an eye Barkley is back to being a decent midfield option, and he has been promoted up to 71st overall in my ROS Rankings refresh. Try and get him from waivers or the free agent pool this week if you can. Villa have a Double Gameweek 35.
Team: Leicester City
GW34 Rank: 38
GW35 Rank: 24
What's Changed?: My final Hot player is probably not a player you'll be able to get your hands on this season. But in any case, we need to talk about Youri Tielemans. The former Football Manager wonderkid has seen his Fantrax EPL prospects rise and fall a fair bit since his arrival at Leicester in January 2019. Tielemans has always struggled to put together a consistent run of great scores, especially when Maddison is in the team alongside him. Last year he only seemed to be good when the aforementioned Maddison was out of the side.
The last few months have been different, however. Tielemans has been scoring consistently well, either through attacking returns or great Ghost Points. He's the 6th highest scoring midfielder in the calendar year with only 3 goals and 3 assists in that stretch. Tielemans has even maintained this in the last couple of games when Maddison has started alongside him! The Belgian midfielder was highlighted as a Trade Target last week, and he's certainly one I'll be keeping a close eye on ahead of next season! Top 30 player next season?
For the full list of all the Gameweek 35 risers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
❄️❄️❄️ Gameweek 35 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!
GW34 Rank: 23
GW35 Rank: 66
What's Changed?: I'm a big fan of Lucas Moura. In recent weeks I've ranked the Brazilian midfielder much higher than most and he's usually brought home good scores when he starts for Tottenham. However, with Bale back in the fold under Ryan Mason and Dele being given a shot in GW34, I'm not sure where Moura fits in over the next few weeks. He will be given minutes, and still holds decent value, but recent events have certainly lessened his appeal.
Recommendation: I would hold on to Moura as he's worth rostering for when he does start for Tottenham. My play would be to try and bring in Dele rather than trying to trade out Moura (he's too good to drop). If you hold both of those players, it should guarantee you one starter in that Tottenham midfield as long as you play with Live Lineup Changes.
Team: Leeds United
GW34 Rank: 50
GW35 Rank: 77
What's Changed?: I'll be the first to admit that I was wrong with my Patrick Bamford predictions during pre-season. I didn't think the former Chelsea academy graduate was good enough to perform consistently in the Premier League. Bamford certainly proved that he was good enough during the first half of the season, becoming one of the most sought after assets in Fantasy EPL. But he's struggled in recent weeks and months. The Englishman only has one goal in his past nine games, and he hasn't been scoring well for ghost points. Bamford has only played the full 90 minutes in two of the last seven games, and I don't think he's going to score well during his final four games.
Recommendation: Bamford has dropped 27 places down to 77th overall in my ROS Rankings. I would be willing to drop him for the likes of Cavani, Benrahma, Torres or Welbeck at this stage of the season. Maybe even for a currently injured Lacazette who could provide big scores during the final couple of games. Although Bamford does have a nice fixture list to end the season, so he could be worth keeping or even trading in if you think he'll improve against the lesser ranked opposition!
Team: West Ham United
GW34 Rank: 53
GW35 Rank: 107
What's Changed?: As Benrahma and Antonio rise, Jarrod Bowen falls. The West Ham midfielder had been filling in for the injured Antonio as the central striker, and doing a pretty great job of it. I successfully selected him a couple of times in my @DPLCommLeague Perfect XI in recent weeks as his points scoring was so good in that role. But with Antonio back to full fitness and Benrahma excelling on the flank, I'm now not sure where Bowen fits in. He's moved down 54 places in my ROS Rankings.
Recommendation: I would happily drop Bowen for the likes of Dele, Anguissa, El Ghazi or Townsend. Those four midfielders are all ranked above Bowen, and could be available from the free agent pool in smaller leagues.
For the full list of all the Gameweek 35 fallers, check out the Weekly ROS Rankings page!
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