Updated: May 20
Our Gameweek 37 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 37 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.
What's Changed?: Alex Iwobi is playing pretty well for Everton at the moment, and has gone the full 90 in each of the last 9 games. The Nigerian midfielder is playing as a RWB, and had gained pretty solid returns during his run of starts, before exploding in his double GW36. Iwobi provided an assist and 13.5 points in the win over Leicester, but followed this up with a monster haul of 22 points during the 0-0 draw with Watford. His highlights during that game being 5 Key Passes, 4 Accurate Crosses, and 4 Tackles Won. Everton have another double this week, and Iwobi is a man in real form. I'm backing him to hit 20+ points this week as the Toffees have home ties with Brentford and Palace. Pascal Gross is also worth a mention here, after putting on 29.5 points against United. I'd expect him to start against Leeds this weekend after his goal and assist performance.
Team: Manchester City
What's Changed?: Manchester City have lots of defensive injuries at the moment, but considering they've averaged over 4 goals per game in their last 5, it shouldn't matter too much for their title bid. It has opened the door for Oleksandr Zinchenko to gain increased EPL minutes though, which looks set to continue as Walker remains on the sidelines. The Ukrainian defender has decent attacking potential, which negates the need to rely on clean sheet points. Nathan Ake is also an ok option going into the final couple of games. He's almost guaranteed to start both of City's final games, as the only healthy CB as things stand.
What's Changed?: Mason Holgate isn't great in Fantrax Default Scoring, but ahead of Everton's tasty double GW37 I'm ready to take a punt on the Englishman. Michael Keane is a better option here, as Totti has explained in the GW37 Waivers article, but if he isn't free then Holgate is also worth a punt. He does usually need clean sheets or attacking returns to bring home a decent points score, but with those two games against Brentford and Palace in mind, Holgate should get 10+ points. Mykolenko is also a great option, as I highlighted last week before his 23.25 points haul in GW36.
Gameweek 37 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!
Ismaila Sarr + Emmanuel Dennis
What's Changed?: Watford forwards Ismaila Sarr and Emmanuel Dennis both missed the game against Everton on Wednesday with injury, and are therefore well and truly on my Colt List. Sarr has had a disappointing season on the whole, and hasn't really shown much since returning from Afcon. He's scored 23 points over the course of his last six starts, and gained a meagre 2 points during Watford's double GW36. Sarr missed the second game due to injury. Dennis on the other hand has had a great season, especially considering his Average Draft Pick was 392nd! The Nigerian has actually been on pretty decent form in recent weeks, scoring 55.5 points in his last five starts. Like Sarr though, Dennis too had a poor double GW36 as he scored 2.5 points before missing the second game with an injury.
Recommendation: Considering Watford are already relegated, they face Leicester and Chelsea in their two remaining games, and Sarr and Dennis are both carrying injuries, I'd personally drop both of them ahead of the season run-in. Someone like Chiquinho or Welbeck will likely serve you much better.
Team: Norwich City
What's Changed?: Since featuring Teemu Pukki in my GW34 Hot List, the Finnish GOAT has scored 9.5 points in four games... Coming after bagging 92.5 points in the preceding six games! It's safe to say Norwich are ending the season with a whimper, and I'd recommend dropping all of their Fantrax assets as the season draws to a close. They're desperate for the season to end, and, as Norwich fan, so am I.
Recommendation: Drop Pukki. And all other Norwich assets.
Team: Leeds United
What's Changed?: I'm finishing the article with a tough player to predict over the next couple of GWs. Raphinha has had a good season for Leeds, and is currently the 11th highest scoring player on Fantrax. Any manager who drafted him late in the 1st round of a 12 team league has got to be happy with his performances. But Leeds are currently in free-fall and facing relegation; coming after they gained three wins in four games from GW29 to GW32. Since then, Marsch's side have been poor, and so too has Raphina. He's scored 10.5 points in his last four games, and was withdrawn during the defeat to Chelsea due to a suspected injury. Even if the Brazilian is fit enough to start in GW37, I'm not sure I'd be able to confidently start him in Fantrax.
Recommendation: This is a tough one, as Leeds do face mid-table sides Brighton and Brentford in their last two games. But considering their form, and Raphinha's, I'm not backing them to beat the drop. Notwithstanding the aforementioned potential injury to Raphinha, Leeds will also be without the suspended James and injured Harrison. I would probably start the Brazilian this weekend if he's fit, but the likes of Eze, Iwobi, KDH, Brownhill, Gross or Bruno Guimarães will likely serve you better.
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