Updated: Sep 16
Trades can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. Fact. A successful Fantrax Draft Premier League manager needs to be active in the trade market, always sniffing out a deal to improve their roster. Be it trading in a player before they explode, or trading out a player who just isn't performing, our Gameweek 5 Trade Advice article has all of your needs covered!
Get out there and use the below advice for Fantrax trades this week. Trading is fun!
Trade In Advice
Here we're going to be recommending Fantasy EPL players to trade into your side. These may be Premier League players who are performing consistently well and are likely to continue to do so. Or they could be players who are currently underperforming but are likely to improve their points haul in the near future.
Prospects: Havertz has had a very disappointing start to the season from a fantasy perspective getting above 10 points just once in three starts, and he needed a goal to get that. Chelsea have two very tough fixtures coming up against Tottenham and Manchester City, but then enter an incredible run of games. Kai could offer you low end MID1 value after GW6 and is worth trading in now. He doesn't score well in terms of ghost points, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a few 20+ returns over the friendly run via attacking returns. Now is the time to get him in before the current Havertz manager decides to keep him for that run.
Verdict: I would offer a high performing MID2/3 with a high performing defender. Include players such as Townsend, Bowen, McGinn, McNeil, Dias, and Varane.
Prospects: Saint-Maximin has had a great start to the season and really shows no signs of slowing down. He is currently a top 5 midfielder, and is highest among all midfielders for successful dribbles. The only issue with ASM in the past was his missed time due to injuries, but there is no reason to assume h's an injury risk this season based on how he has looked so far. If the Newcastle attacker gets 32 starts I could easily see him being a top 3 midfielder behind Bruno and Grealish! He should be considered an elite MID1 throughout the rest of the season, and is a must trade in ahead of the fixture against Leeds.
Verdict: I would offer any midfielder 1:1 for Saint-Maximin except for Bruno, Grealish, Pogba (on current form), and De Bruyne. I would heavily consider selling De Bruyne or Pogba in a deal for Saint-Maximin + 1 based on name value and current form. Also try to offer any "elite" defender besides Trent, Cancelo, and Reece James.
Trade Out Advice
Here we're going to be recommending Fantasy EPL players to trade out of your side. These may be Premier League players who are performing badly and are likely to continue to do so. Or they could be players who are currently overperforming and are likely to decline in value of the coming weeks.
Prospects: Harrison has been very poor this season with 0 goals and 0 assists after four starts. Harrison is at risk of losing his spot to new signing Dan James who Biesla is a massive fan of. There have been rumours that James could also replace Rodrigo but that remains to be seen. Regardless, Harrison was probably drafted in the third round in most leagues, and really shows no signs of improving after his slow start. Now is the time to trade him out before he potentially becomes a rotation risk on a side that has looked very poor this season.
Verdict: I would try to sell Harrison in a deal for another midfielder. Try to target players such as: Barnes, Gross, Ward-Prowse, or Foden.
Prospects: Keane has been incredible in Fantrax so far this season, capping off his great start with a goal against Burnley. Over the next month or so, I do expect Keane to go down once Everton's fixtures start to turn. He is currently the sixth overall defender, but should likely finish in the top 15-20 overall. Keane could be considered a high end DEF2 over the rest of the season, especially if the Everton defence continues to improve.
Verdict: I would look to use Keane in a deal for an elite defender such as: Shaw, Van Dijk, Robertson, or Reece James. Try to package Keane with a mid-tier midfielder or forward such as: Lucas, Townsend, Zaha or Wilson.
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