Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 8 Waiver Wire

Updated: Sep 14

Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. Our Gameweek 8 Waiver Wire article is here to help you pick up the best Draft Premier League players possible ahead of the next Fantrax waiver processing!

Essential reading before the Tuesday waiver requests process!


Gameweek 8 Waiver Wire

Here we outline Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Targets that have 40% rostered or below on Fantrax. These players should perform well over the upcoming period!


Ashley Young

Position: Defender

Team: Aston Villa

Rostered: 0%

Next 3 Fixtures: SOU (H), LEE (A), NOT (A)

Prospects: The whole Villa team has been very bad. But Ashley Young has been a recent bright spot. He deputized for the injured Matty Cash and was arguably the best player on the field in the surprise draw against Man City. He should continue to slot in at RB in the Pole's absence and could provide some streaming value in better matchups.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-1 FAB to get him.


Romain Perraud

Position: Defender

Team: Southampton

Rostered: 9%

Next 3 Fixtures: AVL (A), EVE (H), MCI (A)

Prospects: Perraud started the season with a little niggle and Djenepo was an able deputy. But Perraud came in and performed well in the last 2 games. With easier fixtures coming up, he looks like a decent stream for the next few weeks with decent CS potential.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-1 FAB to get him.


Marcus Tavernier

Position: Midfielder

Team: Bournemouth

Rostered: 32%

Next 3 Fixtures: NEW (A), BRF (H), LEI (H)

Prospects: He is the designated set-piece taker for Bournemouth (in Stanislas' absence) and he was very close to getting an attacking return against Forest, but it wasn't to be. With the schedule easing up considerably for the Cherries, it is worth checking to see if he is likely to continue to have a good floor with the odd attacking return sprinkled in.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-1 FAB to get him.


Neal Maupay

Position: Forward

Team: Everton

Rostered: 36%

Next 3 Fixtures: WHU (H), SOU (A), MUN (H)

Prospects: Lampard finally has a player who is a proper striker and not named Rondon to help out the seemingly always injured DCL. Maupay has been far from prolific at Brighton in the last few years and we are not expecting him to change now that he has swapped the blue and white stripes for the all blue, especially as Maupay's time in the "sun" might be short lived given that DCL is back training. However, he did put in a shift ghost points-wise in the Merseyside Derby and with DCL's recent injury history, Lampard would be foolish to plug DCL straight in, so I do expect Maupay to start this weekend and maybe a GW or two coming out of the international break. This weekend, fellow strugglers West Ham are coming to town, so even an attacking return isn't off the table.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-1 FAB to get him.


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