Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI
Our Gameweek 36 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 36 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: Jordan Pickford
Opponent: Sheffield United (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 8
Prospects: I'm keeping things simple to kick-off the Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI. Everton face already relegated and bottom of the league Sheffield United at home and Jordan Pickford's ownership is below 60%. Surely a clean sheet is coming the Englishman's way this week. Guaita managed to gain a clean sheet against the Blades last week without even having to make a save! If Pickford isn't free, then whichever Southampton Goalkeeper Hasenhüttl decides to play is also a decent bet as they face Fulham.
DEF: Benjamin Mendy
Team: Manchester City
Opponent: Newcastle United (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 4
Prospects: I'm punting on Benjamin Mendy as the 'big name' addition to my Sleepers XI defence. The Frenchman has started the last two EPL games, and has a decent chance of starting once again this week. Mendy is pretty inconsistent with his points scoring, but he does have a big haul in his locker. If you play with Live Lineup Changes on Fantrax, then Mendy is a great punt as he plays in the first game of the week. If he doesn't start, just drop him. Seamus Coleman (55% ownership) is a good alternative here if he's somehow free in your league.
DEF: Nat Phillips
Opponent: West Bromwich Albion (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 15.75 (so far)
Prospects: Nat Phillips is a Fantrax machine. The Liverpool defender has averaged 14.25 points per game during his last six starts for the Reds. If Phillips was dropped by a fellow manager after his recent injury issues and hasn't been picked up yet, go ahead and do that! Liverpool face West Brom this weekend, and have a very easy fixture list to end the season. Phillips could easily gain double figures in all three of his remaining games.
DEF: Antonee Robinson
Opponent: Southampton (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 11.5
Prospects: I successfully backed Antonee Robinson last week, and I'm going back for more as Fulham face a trip to Southampton. The American left-back gained a cool 11.5 points against Burnley despite conceding two goals. 4 Successful Dribbles and 3 Key Passes were his highest scoring points categories. Robinson will hopefully get the nod once again, and plenty of points should be on offer against a Southampton side who, like Fulham, have nothing left to play for.
DEF: Charlie Taylor
Opponent: Leeds United (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 17.5
Prospects: I'm taking a page out of Ryan Barnes' book this week, literally. The Spooky One picked out Charlie Taylor in his Gameweek 36 Ghost Point Hunters article, and I'm on board with everything that was said about the Burnley defender. If Taylor is a free agent in your Fantrax league, he looks good to stream this weekend. The English left-back has not had the best of seasons, but if he has a decent fixture, he's always worth a punt!
MID: Nathan Redmond
Opponent: Fulham (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 24
Prospects: And I'm going back for another Ghost Point Hunters reference with my next pick, Nathan Redmond. The Southampton man had a pretty strong Double Gameweek 35, and I'm backing him to start once again this weekend. The Saints face already relegated Fulham, and I think Redmond will start this weekend and perform fairly well. Ings is back to full fitness and Adams is on decent form, which means the Southampton attack should be fairly potent.
MID: Matt Ritchie
Team: Newcastle United
Opponent: Manchester City (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 16.5
Prospects: Backing a player from a mid-table club who's playing against Manchester City?! You bet. Matt Ritchie makes my Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI after some really decent displays in recent weeks. The Scotsman has scored 20.5, 7, 8, and 16.5 during his last four appearances, and I'll be starting him myself this weekend. Ritchie is a player that needs to be owned whenever he's getting a solid run in the starting eleven! Newcastle are in decent form and found the back of the net four times against Leicester last week.
MID: Jeffrey Schlupp
Team: Crystal Palace
Opponent: Aston Villa (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 7
Prospects: My final midfielder is a bit of a punt, but let me talk you through the thought process. In Gameweek 35 Jeffrey Schlupp started for Palace during the victory over Sheffield United, but sat out during the 3-1 defeat to Southampton. With the Eagles having one of the smallest squads in the league, I would expect some rotation for the Gameweek 36 fixture with Aston Villa. Surely Schlupp will come back into the side after the defeat to Southampton. The Ghanaian is worth a punt this weekend.
FWD: Rodrigo Moreno
Team: Leeds United
Opponent: Burnley (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 13.5
Prospects: Rodrigo Moreno has had a fairly poor first season with Leeds in terms of his output (23 games, 4 goals, 3 assists). The Spanish forward has been unlucky with untimely injuries, as well as having to bide his time when he has been fit! Rodrigo scored from the bench last week, and I'm backing him to start this week. Leeds have nothing but pride left to play for, so I would expect Bielsa to give the former Valencia striker a chance during the last three games of the season, all of which are against bottom half of the table opposition.
FWD: Matej Vydra
Opponent: Leeds United (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 11.5
Prospects: Next up in my Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI is Matej Vydra. The Czech forward is coming nowhere near his strike partner Wood in terms of his Fantrax points scoring, but he is a decent option as a FWD3. Burnley are playing pretty well at the moment, and despite Barnes returning to full fitness, I would expect Vydra to keep his slot in the side after some really good displays in recent weeks and months.
FWD: Fabio Silva
Opponent: Tottenham (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 10
Prospects: My final player this week is Fabio Silva, who makes the cut once again. The Portuguese youngster has been playing really well in recent weeks, and has gained attacking returns in each of his last two starts. Nuno is giving his younger players a chance as Wolves look towards next season. Silva is taking his opportunities, and looks to have adjusted to the Premier League. Wolves do face Tottenham this weekend, but that wouldn't stop me from starting Silva.
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