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 in 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

Team: Everton

Opponent: Leicester (Away) / Watford (Away)

Rostered: 41%

Points Last Gameweek: 21.5

Prospects: It's that time of the season. Whether you're in playoffs or going for a league title, you've got to throw caution to the wind and chase the upside! Pickford has big scores in him, case in point his heroics last time out against Chelsea. While both matches are away from home this gameweek (and the less said about Everton's away form the better), they will be catching the Leicester "B" team after their European Conference semi-final and have an easier 2nd fixture against Watford. This feels like the right time to take that punt especially when they're fighting for their lives to stay in the Premier League. If nothing else, he should get a ton of saves points!


DEF: Nuno Tavares

Team: Arsenal

Opponent: Leeds (Home) / Tottenham (Away)

Rostered: 15%

Points Last Gameweek: 5

Prospects: Tavares has been nailed in the team since Tierney's injury and has a healthy floor of 7.5 gPPS. Add the threat he's showed going forward, particularly with the recent goal against Manchester United, and he looks a great prospect. With Tomiyasu back in the side there is chance Arteta opts for the more experienced Cedric at left back against Spurs, however the home match against Leeds alone is enough to include him. According to our tracker, Arsenal have the 5th best fixtures for defenders over the double gameweek, so if he manages to start both games Tavares can offer DEF1 upside.


DEF: Vitalii Mykolenko

Team: Everton

Opponent: Leicester (Away) / Watford (Away)

Rostered: 6%

Points Last Gameweek: 9

ProspectsMykolenko has quietly been putting up some decent points the last five gameweeks, even without a clean sheet and in some tough matchups to boot. His spot looks secure to start both matches in the double and I like Everton's motivation to go out and get the wins, which should hopefully provide some good attacking impetus for the full backs to get forward. He should offer solid DEF2/3 value this gameweek and is a great hold for the double in GW37 too!


DEF: Yerry Mina

Team: Everton

Opponent: Leicester (Away) / Watford (Away)

Rostered: 3%

Points Last Gameweek: 13

Prospects:  I'm going all in on the Everton defence here, with recently returned Mina who has shockingly managed to stay fit since his return, as mentioned by @tottiandor in his GW36 Waiver Wire article. The big Colombian is comfortably their best centre back, which instantly improves their clean sheet chances and offers the best route to ghost points at the heart of the Everton defence. Like Mykolenko he should provide DEF2/3 value for this gameweek and next.


MID: Milot Rashica

Team: Norwich

Opponent: West Ham (Home) / Leicester (Away)

Rostered: 33%

Points Last Gameweek: 5.5

Prospects: I like Norwich attackers this gameweek. Facing a knackered West Ham after their Europa League semi-final and then a defensively suspect Leicester side, backing their attackers in a double seems like a punt worth taking! Rashica is nailed in the team and although he hasn't quite kept up his excellent mid-season form, he still offers a decent floor over the double with the opportunity of MID2 upside if he can get some deliveries into Teemu Pukki.

MID: Kieran Dowell

Team: Norwich

Opponent: West Ham (Home) / Leicester (Away)

Rostered: 7%

Points Last Gameweek: 5

Prospects: Sticking with Norwich, Kieran Dowell is my next pick. He's had a nice little run in the side recently, putting up some healthy fantasy points, bolstered by a goal and assist against Manchester United. Similarly to Rashica he'll offer a decent floor over the double and potentially some goal threat to give him MID2 upside.


MID: Abdoulaye Doucoure

Team: Everton

Opponent: Leicester (Away) / Watford (Away)

Rostered: 41%

Points Last Gameweek: 12.5

Prospects: Moving back to Everton, Doucoure has seen a huge dip in fantasy output since that amazing early season form. However, last time out he hit his first double digit score since January - all ghosties, including 3 key passes, which could look promising for his prospects if Everton stick to the same formation in a back five. Worst case he gives you a solid floor of 10 points, best case he offers MID2 upside.


MID: Alex Iwobi

Team: Everton

Opponent: Leicester (Away) / Watford (Away)

Rostered: 12%

Points Last Gameweek: 7.5

ProspectsIwobi has become a reliable performer for Frank in recent weeks. Tipped by @tottiandor last week and again in his GW36 Waiver Wire article, he has been putting up a solid 6-7 points each week without a return and looks set to retain his spot over the double gameweek. With Everton having the best fixtures for midfielders this gameweek, Iwobi should provide MID2 upside with an improved chance at an attacking return.


MID: Juraj Kucka

Team: Watford

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Away) / Everton (Home)

Rostered: 5%

Points Last Gameweek: 10

ProspectsKucka and his team mate Imran Louza have gone under the radar, hoovering up the ghost points lately and offering 6-7 points consistently each gameweek. Given the favourable fixtures over the double, a nice 12-14 point floor awaits both. However, I like Kucka for the greater attacking threat, which gives him the greater upside.


FWD: Joao Pedro

Team: Watford

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Away) / Everton (Home)

Rostered: 18%

Points Last Gameweek: 10.5

Prospects: It's slim pickings in the low rostered forward pool. At 42%, Eddie Nketiah looks a great prospect this gameweek but should already be taken in competitive leagues. So I've gone for Joao Pedro. With 2 decent fixtures and a solid floor of 7.8 gPPS, he offers a low risk entry into the double gameweek with FWD1/2 upside if he can nick an attacking return.


FWD: Kelechi Iheanacho

Team: Leicester

Opponent: Everton (Home) / Norwich (Home)

Rostered: 53%

Points Last Gameweek: 10.5

Prospects: Probably only available in smaller leagues, Iheanacho has got two home games against two of the worst defensive teams in the league. Sign me up! Vardy is expected to lead the line in the Conference League semi-final in midweek so Iheanacho should get the nod in the first game against Everton. If he somehow starts against Norwich you've comfortably got yourself a FWD1. If not, even a cameo off the bench should offer you FWD2 value this gameweek. Bring him in if you can!


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