Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 6 Sleepers XI
Our Gameweek 6 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 6 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 40% 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: Alex McCarthy
Opponent: Wolves (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 12.25
Prospects: After the first 3 GWs, one could wonder if the Saints would ever keep a clean sheet this season. Now they are coming off back to back cleanies. Alex McCarthy was a big reason for that - registering over 20 and 12 points during those games. With goal-shy Wolves visiting Saint Mary's this weekend, McCarthy could be in line for a third straight double digit haul.
DEF: Mohammed Salisu
Opponent: Wolves (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 4.5
Prospects: Another member of the Saints' defense, Mohammed Salisu, joins the list - for all the reasons mentioned above but also due to his counting stats. The Ghanaian CB is averaging nearly 11 ghost points per start, which was previously counteracted by the large number of goals conceded by Southampton. But now that the defense seems to have tightened up a bit, Salisu could see tasty scores like the 20 spot he dropped against West Ham a few weeks ago. He made way for the return of Jan Bednarek this past GW versus Man City but came on early for the injured Jack Stephens and should return to the starting lineup this weekend. And Salisu should also be a nice asset in the long run; other than Chelsea next weekend, Southampton's schedule is very kind over the next several gameweeks.
DEF: Joel Veltman
Opponent: Crystal Palace (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 6
Prospects: Veltman was a revelation last season, ably filling in for Tariq Lamptey. His playing time, like many others on the Seagulls' roster, has been spotty. But Veltman has started the last two matches - posting respectable scores of 11.5 & 6 - and could get the nod once again this GW in a good matchup against rivals Crystal Palace. Veltman hasn't yet hit the heights of last season but is a great option, especially if you need defensive cover late in the gameweek.
DEF: Mason Holgate
Opponent: Norwich City (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 0
Prospects: The Everton defense has been hit or miss but Holgate, in his two starts, has scored well. Given injuries and the fact that they just conceded 3 goals, Rafa Benitez might turn to Holgate this gameweek. Norwich at home is one of the kindest fixtures you'll find for a defender. With his ghosting ability and a potential clean sheet, he could be in line for some good points. If he doesn't get the start, you could turn to Mina or Godfrey.
DEF: Jonny Evans
Team: Leicester City
Opponent: Burnley (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 0
Prospects: For much of last season, Evans was delivering DEF2 stats. While injuries have held him back this season, he showed he still has it in his locker to ghost - posting over 4 points in a 28 minute cameo v Man City in GW3. If he is fit, which might be a big if, he is a must stream vs a Burnley side that is a boon for defenders. Aerials galore and a possible clean sheet would make Evans (or another Leicester CB like Soyuncu or Vestergaard) a great option.
MID: Nathan Redmond
Opponent: Wolves (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 10.5
Prospects: The epitome of a fickle mistress, Redmond divides opinion and struggles for consistency. While very hot and cold, Redmond posted a great score in a very tough matchup against Man City. He also passed the eye test and was unlucky not to score. He faces a Wolves side that just let in two goals from promoted Brentford. If Redmond was going to repay fantasy managers' trust, now would be the time.
MID: Douglas Luiz
Team: Aston Villa
Opponent: Manchester United (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 22.5
Prospects: Normally, CDMs do not score over 20 points in a GW. But Douglas Luiz broke the mold over the weekend, racking up an Assist, 5 Key Passes, and some defensive scores in a rout of Everton. Luiz was aided by the fact that he was on set piece duty, which likely won't continue if Emi Buendia is back this weekend. But Luiz still has a decent floor even if that is the case this weekend versus a Manchester United side that is leaky at the back; worth a punt if you need help in midfield.
MID: Jordan Henderson/Naby Keita
Opponent: Brentford (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 11/14
Prospects: Liverpool has yet another tasty matchup and one of Henderson or Keita is likely to get a start in the engine room. Both put in solid performances - Henderson with 11 ghosties and Keita with a fine goal - and should be good streaming options against Brentford this weekend.
MID: Billy Gilmour
Opponent: Everton (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 15
Prospects: Gilmour, a diminutive Scottish CDM on loan from Chelsea, doesn't appear, at first glance, to be a fantasy warrior. But the numbers don't lie. Gilmour, with a stranglehold on set pieces, dropped 15 ghost points this past GW. If he can keep it up, he could be elevated from streamer to a set and forget MID3/4. Either way, Gilmour is worth a punt against an inconsistent Everton.
MID: Albert Sambi Lokonga
Opponent: Spuds (Home)
Points Last Gameweek: 7.5
Prospects: New boy Lokonga has been a breath of fresh air in the midfield for Arsenal. And while Partey's injuries and Xhaka's Xhaka-ness has been the reason for his very rapid promotion into the starting XI, he has grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Fantasy-wise, Lokonga is getting points from a variety of sources. Other than a meh performance against Chelsea, he has scored well, including 7.5 points in a brief cameo over the weekend vs. Burnley. If he gets a start in the North London Derby - if the Partey injury rumors are true or if Arteta reverts back to 2 CDMs, he likely will - Lokonga is a good shout this gameweek.
Team: Newcastle United
Opponent: Watford (Away)
Points Last Gameweek: 16.5
Prospects: With Callum Wilson out (per usual), Steve Bruce turned to the big fella, Joelinton. And he put in a shift against Leeds, adding an assist and a nice point haul. Joelinton has a nice matchup against Watford and could be in line for more attacking returns - any pass to ASM at the moment could turn into an assist. Solomon Rondon, Everton striker, is at home to Norwich and might also be a worthwhile stream at FWD this weekend.
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