Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 7 Sleepers XI

Our Gameweek 7 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 7 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: Jose Sa

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Newcastle (Home)

Rostered: 31%

Points Last Gameweek: 32

ProspectsSa had an incredible gameweek against the Saints with a clean sheet and an assist on the winning goal. I wouldn't be surprised to see another double digit outing here. I do think Newcastle nick a goal, but Sa should have plenty of saves to make this week based on how Wolves play. If he does keep a clean sheet he should see close to 20 points.


DEF: Emerson Royal

Team: Tottenham

Opponent: Aston Villa (Home)

Rostered: 49%

Points Last Gameweek: 2.5

Prospects: Emerson and Spurs have had a very poor run of form, but he could see some decent ghost points in the fixture vs. Villa. I do think Villa score in this one, but if Emerson can manage to get up the pitch he could be on for a decent score with the upside of an attacking return. Spurs enter an easier schedule, meaning Emerson has DEF2 value over the next few weeks.


DEF: Javier Manquillo

Team: Newcastle

Opponent: Wolves (Away)

Rostered: 5%

Points Last Gameweek: 3.75

Prospects: It's always risky to back a Newcastle defender, but Wolves truly struggle for goals, and Manquillo is a proper punt that could win you your week. He has put up some decent ghost points and is always a candidate for some key passes or even a return given how high up the pitch he travels. If you are desperate for some upside, this could be the punt for you.


DEF: Alex Telles

Team: Manchester United

Opponent: Everton (Home)

Rostered: 2%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

ProspectsTelles could see his first EPL start of the season if Shaw is still out with an injury. Telles scored a goal in the midweek UCL win, and should have plenty of confidence this weekend. He should take the majority of corners and some free kicks, and has the upside of a potential clean sheet. This is strictly a one week punt, but Telles could have DEF1 upside this weekend.


DEF: Gabriel Magalhaes

Team: Arsenal

Opponent: Brighton (Away)

Rostered: 33%

Points Last Gameweek: 4.25

Prospects: Arsenal should have a ton of confidence after their win at Spurs, and could be on for a clean sheet in the game vs. Brighton. Brighton did not look good from an attacking perspective vs. Crystal Palace, and could struggle to score here. Gabriel has scored better this season than last, and could offer DEF2 value this weekend.

MID: Ademola Lookman

Team: Leicester City

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Away)

Rostered: 52%

Points Last Gameweek: 15

Prospects: I'm shocked Lookman actually qualifies for this article. I'll make this short, if he's in Brendan Rodgers' starting 11 then he has MID1 upside and is a must start for fantasy managers. Pick him up where available!


MID: Miguel Almiron

Team: Newcastle

Opponent: Wolves (Away)

Rostered: 34%

Points Last Gameweek: 8

Prospects: Almiron has surprisingly been a useable MID3/4 this season, but has yet to get an attacking return. He will be hoping that changes this weekend, as he comes closer and closer each week. I like Almiron as a MID5 over the course of the season, but if he finds his feet he could provide MID3 value this season.


MID: Callum Hudson-Odoi

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Southampton (Home)

Rostered: 12%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: If Reece James misses this weekend, I would back Hudson-Odoi to get the start. In a home game against the Saints he is probably one of the best streamers this weekend. He should get his fair share of set pieces as well, and Chelsea will be looking to change those back to back losses of the last week! Expect him to be heavily involved in the attack and potentially get a return.


MID: Moussa Sissoko

Team: Watford

Opponent: Leeds (Away)

Rostered: 6%

Points Last Gameweek: 11.5

ProspectsSissoko has been a useable asset at Watford, and plays stat padders Leeds. Sissoko should have a decent floor this weekend with the potential of a double digit return even without a goal or assist. With the midfield pool quite dry in deeper leagues Sissoko may be the pickup needed to get you through the gameweek.


MID: Mathias Normann

Team: Norwich

Opponent: Burnley (Away)

Rostered: 5%

Points Last Gameweek: 10.5

Prospects: Norwich's new CDM looks like he good a very solid fantasy asset. While I am not fully sold yet on him, he is worth a pickup and play against an inconsistent Burnley side. Normann loves a long distance shot, and gets some set pieces as well, giving him a very solid floor. The big question will be: does he continue to keep Gilmour out of the side?


FWD: Joelinton

Team: Newcastle

Opponent: Wolves (Away)

Rostered: 17%

Points Last Gameweek: 14

ProspectsJoelinton has been a solid FWD3 in the absence of Wilson, and will get another go this weekend. He has a solid floor thanks to headers. With the incredible form of ASM, Joelinton should get plenty of chances to get a return this gameweek. Although most managers probably have three useable forwards, If you are facing an injury crisis Joelinton is a great upside play.


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