Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 35 Sleepers XI

Our Gameweek 35 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" on the sophisticated and statistics based Fantrax Scoring System!


Fantasy EPL Gameweek 35 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!


The State of Play

Right then chaps, a lot has happened in terms of the fixture schedule over the last week or so. Fantrax follows the Official Premier League schedule, which means we have a Double/Triple Gameweek 35, and a Blank Gameweek 36. Here's how things look:

  • Triple Gameweek 35: Manchester United (avl, LEI, LIV) - Yeah right is anyone (apart from maybe Maguire) going to start three games in five days!!! Physically impossible, and they wouldn't want to risk injuries ahead of the Europa League final.

  • Double Gameweek 35: Arsenal (WBA, che), Aston Villa (MUN, EVE), Chelsea (mci, ARS), Crystal Palace (shu, sou), Everton (whu, avl), Leicester (NEW, mun), Liverpool (SOU, mun), Southampton (liv, CRY).

  • Blank Gameweek 36: Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester, Manchester United.

Now, everyone is probably going crazy trying to acquire anyone they can from the above teams. Manchester United especially. But here's my issue. Double (and Triple) Gameweek's are more often than not a trap when trying to roster players from the free agent pool. I always say I'd rather have a good player with one fixture over a decent/average player with two fixtures. Here's a few examples of my thought process:

  • I would rather start Ait-Nouri than Lindelof or Holgate

  • I would rather start Anguissa than Fred or Douglas Luiz

  • I would rather start Welbeck than Ayew or Abraham

Therefore, for this Gameweek 35 Sleepers XI article I'm not going to recommend a single player who has more than one fixture. This is the Single Gameweek 35 edition! I'm not buying into the multiple fixture madness. It's such a tough call to gauge when looking through the free agent pool for a low ownership player with more than one fixture. Sure, the likes of Bruno, Shaw, Rashford, Tielemans, Iheanacho and Maddison will perform really well during Gameweek 35, but there's no way you'll be able to bring them into your roster. The Key Pass Collective boys also shared some thoughts on how to deal with Triple/Double Gameweek 35 this week.


Enough of my preaching. Lets get to it and find some low ownership SINGLE Gameweek 35 players who should perform well this weekend!


GK: Martin Dubravka

Team: Newcastle United

Opponent: Leicester City (Away)

Rostered: 30%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: There really aren't many options for Single Gameweek 35 Goalkeepers, so I'm going with Martin Dubravka despite his tough fixture. The Slovakian international is back to being first choice, and his recent scores have been pretty good apart from last week. Leicester will likely score a couple of goals, but Dubravka should make a fair few saves along the way!


DEF: Antonee Robinson

Team: Fulham

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Rostered: 38%

Points Last Gameweek: 5.75

Prospects: Antonee Robinson. The one that got away. At one stage this season it looked as though the American defender was going to become a very good Fantrax asset; I had him ranked inside my Top 50 overall players! But Fulham's form took a turn for the worse, and full-back rotation commenced. However, Robinson has started the last three games for Parker's relegation threatened side. He scored an awesome 13.25 points without a clean sheet or attacking returns in Gameweek 31, and I'm backing Robinson for a return to form against Burnley this weekend.


DEF: Rayan Ait-Nouri

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Brighton (Home)

Rostered: 35%

Points Last Gameweek: 11.5

Prospects: I've featured Rayan Ait-Nouri a fair bit over the last month or so now that he's the first choice left-back for Wolves. The Frenchman is a young player who still has a lot to learn, but his Fantrax scores are worth taking note of. Ait-Nouri has gained double figure hauls in three of his last four games, including a Ghost Point score of 13.5 in Gameweek 34. Wolves face Brighton this weekend, and I fancy him for another good performance.


DEF: Dan Burn

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Wolves (Away)

Rostered: 23%

Points Last Gameweek: 24

Prospects: How is Dan Burn's ownership so low?! The giant Brighton defender is an absolute magnet for points, mainly due to his ability to get his head to the ball more than most. Burn is also surprisingly adequate going forward, and often picks up points for key passes. Brighton face Wolves this weekend, and based on the fact that Burn has gained scores of 20 and 24 during his last two starts, I'm backing him strongly for Gameweek 35. My colleague @draftgenie also featured the Brighton man in his Waiver Wire article earlier in the week.


DEF: Jayden Bogle

Team: Sheffield United

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Home)

Rostered: 5%

Points Last Gameweek: -1

ProspectsBogle!!! Jayden Bogle is back in the Sleepers XI! The Sheffield United defender is a bit of a favourite here at Draft Society HQ. Bogle performed well for a few weeks back in January before tailing off to join the rest of the Blades' defenders back in the free agent pool. But the Englishman put in a good shift during Sheffield United's last home game against Brighton (14 points), and I'm backing him for another for the home fixture against Crystal Palace. I would honestly take a punt on Bogle for Gameweek 35 rather than the likes of Lindelof, Kabak, Christensen, Holgate, or Mari.

MID: Dele Alli

Team: Tottenham

Opponent: Leeds United (Away)

Rostered: 59%

Points Last Gameweek: 11

ProspectsDele Alli started in Gameweek 34 and scored 11 points without any attacking returns. With Mourinho now gone, it looks as though the former MK Dons midfielder will get a fair shot between now and the end of the season. I don't think he's going to start every game under Mason, but he will get chances, and he's 100% worth rostering if you can. I ranked Alli at 85th overall in my Weekly ROS Rankings refresh, and he could easily go higher as the season draws to a close.


MID: Frank Anguissa

Team: Fulham

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Rostered: 56%

Points Last Gameweek: 7

Prospects: Please don't opt for players such as Fred, Milivojevic, Wijnaldum, Perez or Douglas Luiz if a good asset like Frank Anguissa is a free agent. The Cameroonian midfielder only has one game, but he's likely to outscore those average players mentioned above. Anguissa's scores are not as good as they were earlier in the season, but I would still back him for the Gameweek 35 match against Burnley.


MID: Vitinha

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Brighton (Home)

Rostered: 6%

Points Last Gameweek: 13.5

Prospects: I'm finishing off my Gameweek 35 Sleepers XI Midfield with a player highlighted by @CNFC82 earlier this week in the Ghost Point Hunters article. Vitinha has had a pretty average first season at Wolves, but Nuno has stated that the younger players will get a chance during the final few games of the season. Wolves have nothing to play for, and a fair few injuries... so why the hell not?! Vitinha gained 13.5 Ghost Points in Gameweek 34, and there is no reason why they can't continue against Brighton this weekend.


FWD: Fabio Silva

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Brighton (Home)

Rostered: 17%

Points Last Gameweek: 18

Prospects: Speaking of Nuno giving Wolves youngsters a chance during the season run-in, I bring to you Fabio Silva. Like Vitinha, the Portuguese striker started in Gameweek 34 and gained a really good points score. Silva put on 18 points for any managers that were bold enough to take a punt on him, as he scored a goal and produced four shots on target. Silva's Points Per 90 stat of 9.1 is actually pretty good, and shows that he can score well in Fantrax when given the chance. I think he'll start once again this weekend.


FWD: Danny Welbeck

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Wolves (Away)

Rostered: 46%

Points Last Gameweek: 24

Prospects: I shouldn't need to say much about this Danny Welbeck recommendation. The Englishman has risen to 82nd overall in my Weekly ROS Rankings, he's the 7th highest scoring forward since March 12th, and he's a guaranteed starter under Potter right now. Brighton face Wolves this weekend, and Welbeck needs to be signed if you can. He's a much better asset than the likes of Ayew, Abraham or Minamino who have two games.


FWD: Said Benrahma

Team: West Ham United

Opponent: Everton (Home)

Rostered: 25%

Points Last Gameweek: 19

Prospects: Another player who you shouldn't need much convincing on. Said Benrahma was given a surprise start at the weekend, and performed exceptionally well for Moyes' Champions League chasing side. I analysed the Algerian's prospects in my Gameweek 35 Hot or Cold article, and if you haven't gone ahead and signed him yet, please go and do that. Benrahma has a big part to play over the Hammers' next four games.


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