Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 38 Sleepers XI

Our Gameweek 38 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 38 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!


Here we are. The end of the season. Finally!! It's been a truly grueling season and most Fantasy EPL managers will be keen to see the back of it. With so many fixtures to fit in, game postponements at very late notice, injuries and illness to key players with no prior notification. Its been crazy trying to keep up with it. I've said all season to try not to take this Draft Premier League season too seriously. Its just been so so random for a multitude of reasons.


So onto the Gameweek 38 Sleepers XI... I'm going to attempt to pick some uber differentials here that could help in your quest for Shiva Bowl's and Sacko Bowl's, or simply riding out the season in pure Taco style. We're talking below 20% ownership. Youth players who might be given a shot on the final day of the season, and under the radar players who you just haven't had the guts to punt on in previous weeks!


GK: Kiko Casilla

Team: Leeds United

Opponent: West Bromwich Albion (Home)

Rostered: 1%

Points Last Gameweek: 15.5

ProspectsKiko Casilla was given the nod against Southampton in Gameweek 37, and Bielsa has said that he's going to start the final game of the season too. Leeds are on great form, and are making the most of their easy end of season fixture list. Casilla should score well against West Brom this weekend. Another clean sheet may be on the cards, after a great score of 15.5 last time.


DEF: Rhys Williams

Team: Liverpool

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Home)

Rostered: 20%

Points Last Gameweek: 16

Prospects: I backed Rhys Williams last week and he gained a clean sheet and 16 points. More of the same, please. Liverpool are completely smashing it at the moment as they chase the Top 4 finish. Williams should start against Crystal Palace, a clean sheet is likely, and aerial duels with Benteke a certainty.


DEF: Joe Bryan

Team: Fulham

Opponent: Newcastle United (Home)

Rostered: 14%

Points Last Gameweek: 17

ProspectsJoe Bryan started against Manchester United in Gameweek 37, scored the equalizing goal, and bagged 17 points. This weekend Fulham face Newcastle at home and I think Bryan will start once again. He's worth a punt on the final day of the season!


DEF: Gaetano Beradi

Team: Leeds United

Opponent: West Bromwich Albion (Home)

Rostered: 0%

Points Last Gameweek: 3

ProspectsGaetano Beradi came on at half time in Gameweek 37, and Bielsa has alluded to the fact that he was pleased with his performance and he could see more minutes. With Leeds safely securing a Top 10 finish, I can see further rotation and a start for Beradi this weekend. The Whites face relegated West Brom at Elland Road; their first Premier League home game in front of their fans in many, many years.

MID: Grady Diangana

Team: West Bromwich Albion

Opponent: Leeds United (Away)

Rostered: 13%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: I drafted Grady Diangana in round 7 of the Fantrax league I ended up winning this season. LOL. What a disappointment he's been. But with the Baggies already relegated and Diangana back to full fitness, he surely has to start this weekend. Worth a gamble!


MID: Morgan Gibbs-White

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Manchester United (Home)

Rostered: 7%

Points Last Gameweek: 4

Prospects: I've backed Morgan Gibbs-White a couple of times recently, and I'm going back for more for Gameweek 38. I think the young Englishman will gain another start, despite being hooked off early in Wolves' last game. Nuno has nothing to play for, so why not give Gibbs-White another chance?! I'm on board with it.


MID: Nathan Tella

Team: Southampton

Opponent: West Ham United (Away)

Rostered: 4%

Points Last Gameweek: 4

ProspectsNathan Tella is another young player who has seen increased minutes as the season draws to a close. The Southampton youngster scored from the bench in Gameweek 36, but was fairly disappointing in his fantasy output in Gameweek 37. I'm backing Tella for another start; he's a very talented young player.


MID: Fabio Carvalho

Team: Fulham

Opponent: Newcastle United (Home)

Rostered: 2%

Points Last Gameweek: 7

Prospects: Yet another young midfield prospect. Fabio Carvalho returns to my Sleepers XI after a really solid display against Manchester United. The Portuguese winger scored 7 points without attacking returns, and I think he'll start once again against Newcastle this weekend. I picked him up in a couple of leagues last week, with an eye on a Gameweek 38 masterclass from Carvalho!


FWD: Amad Diallo

Team: Manchester United

Opponent: Wolves (Away)

Rostered: 3%

Points Last Gameweek: N/A

Prospects: Kicking off my Gameweek 38 Sleepers XI forwards is Amad Diallo. With second place secured, I think Ole is going to give one or two of his youngsters another chance in the side. Diallo started in Gameweek 35, and provided an assist for Greenwood. I think the Ivorian winger has a chance of starting again this weekend and is surely worth a cheeky waiver pickup.


FWD: Daniel Jebbison

Team: Sheffield United

Opponent: Burnly (Home)

Rostered: 3%

Points Last Gameweek: -0.5

Prospects: Next up is Daniel Jebbison. I backed the Sheffield United youngster last week and he scored a disappointing -0.5 points. This week the Blades face a Burnley side who just shipped 3 goals to Liverpool and may be without Nick Pope again. Jebbison will also be playing in front of the fans at Bramall Lane for the first time. Hopefully, that spurs him on for another goal!


FWD: Andi Zeqiri

Team: Brghton

Opponent: Arsenal (Away)

Rostered: 0%

Points Last Gameweek: 5

Prospects: My final Gameweek 38 pick is a complete punt on Andi Zeqiri of Brighton. The Swiss forward has seen minutes from the bench for the last three games, Welbeck is now injured, and Maupay suspended for another game. The Seagulls have nothing to play for, so why not give Zeqiri a chance from the start?! He gained 5 points off the bench against Manchester City in Gameweek 37.


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