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 in 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!


GK: Vicente Guaita

Team: Crystal Palace

Opponent: Southampton (Away)

Rostered: 29%

Points Last Gameweek: 13.25

ProspectsGuaita had little work to do vs. Leeds, but still managed a few saves in that game. He should see a few more shots in the matchup with the Saints, and has proved he can be a top fantasy goalie on his day. Palace still look hungry for points, and could be in for a clean sheet against a team that is on the beach.


DEF: Jan Bednarek

Team: Southampton

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Home)

Rostered: 43%

Points Last Gameweek: 5.5

Prospects: Bednarek mainly gets a shout here with the potential he may be up against community favourite Benteke (although this would be a rare start). Bednarek is decent in the air & also gets his fair share of clearances and tackles. He should have a decent floor this game even without a clean sheet.


DEF: Joel Ward

Team: Crystal Palace

Opponent: Southampton (Away)

Rostered: 5%

Points Last Gameweek: 13.75

ProspectsWard got a surprise start in the absence of Mitchell. Ward pocketed Raphinha and didn't look out of place. He may have earned himself another start against the Saints, and has solid DEF3 value this gameweek. Palace also have a decent run of fixtures to end, so if Ward locks down a spot he is a solid ROS hold.


DEF: Jonny

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Brighton (Home)

Rostered: 51%

Points Last Gameweek: 6

Prospects: Wolves shockingly failed to beat lowly Burnley this weekend, but Jonny still had a decent day with 8 ghost points. Jonny will be in line for another start against a very inconsistent Brighton team, and should offer some upside in this home match. He could also pop up with an attacking return, giving him DEF2 upside this weekend.


DEF: Joel Veltman

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Wolves (Away)

Rostered: 30%

Points Last Gameweek: 6.25

ProspectsVeltman had a decent game in the 2-2 draw against the Saints, and will like his chances of a clean sheet here. Wolves have struggled offensively in recent times, and Brighton are unlikely to concede more than 1 goal at most. Veltman has a decent floor, which he showcased last week with 10.25 ghost points. He is a solid DEF3 in this matchup.

MID: Alexis Mac Allister

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Wolves (Away)

Rostered: 32%

Points Last Gameweek: 5.5

ProspectsMac Allister hasn't quite kept up his incredible form from the holiday season, but is still a solid MID4 streamer this week. Wolves should give up a decent amount of chances, and Mac Allister takes his fair share of set pieces. Bissouma could also be back in the XI, giving Mac Allister a bit more freedom to roam forward.


MID: Michael Olise

Team: Crystal Palace

Opponent: Southampton (Away)

Rostered: 50%

Points Last Gameweek: 11.5

ProspectsOlise should be back in the XI over the disappointing Ayew this weekend. Olise had an instant impact off the bench, creating plenty of chances and offering a level of pace Ayew couldn't provide. If Olise starts, expect him to have a near monopoly of set pieces and offer MID1 upside this gameweek.


MID: Marc Albrighton

Team: Leicester City

Opponent: Tottenham (Away)

Rostered: 6%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

ProspectsAlbrighton is one of the punts of the week. Leicester are in poor form, and will be focusing all of their efforts to try and win the Conference League. This could see a start for Albrighton in a game sandwiched between the semi-final legs. Albrighton always offers a solid floor for his crosses and very high work rate. Regardless of matchup he should offer MID3-4 value.


MID: Imran Louza

Team: Watford

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Rostered: 2%

Points Last Gameweek: 6

ProspectsLouza hasn't set the world alight with his fantasy performances, but a home match with Burnley could be one he enjoys. Louza will get some set-pieces, and could be the attacking spark Watford need to get a win this week. Louza should have MID5 value and will provide more value than the likes of Sissoko or Cleverley.


FWD: Christian Benteke

Team: Crystal Palace

Opponent: Southampton (Away)

Rostered: 35%

Points Last Gameweek: 2

Prospects: Is it Benteke time? I sure hope so. I am a huge fan of the Palace striker in Fantrax due to his aerial-laden floor. Against a team already on the beach, Benteke could have FWD1 upside this week if he gets the nod. Now there is a very good chance Edouard comes in instead; if so, he is an easy pivot from Benteke.


FWD: Joao Pedro

Team: Watford

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Rostered: 18%

Points Last Gameweek: 2.5

ProspectsPedro was left out of the XI in the loss to Manchester City, but should come back in to give Watford a more attacking spark. Pedro has been a decent FWD3 option when he's gotten the starts, and should be looked at this weekend against Burnley. Watford would need a miracle to stay up at this point, but they could play spoilers by getting a win against Burnley and pushing them closer to relegation.


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