Fantrax EPL: International Break Trade Advice
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 International Break 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!
International Break 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. These are your "buy low" players.
Prospects: Gray has looked better and better each game this season, especially when he isn't forced into playing as a striker. On the wing, he has looked like Everton's best player most weeks, and is unlucky not to have more attacking returns to his name. In hiis last two games, he has put up scores of 10 and 8.5 without any attacking returns. He commands set plays when McNeil is not on the pitch, and is always willing to try a strike from 25 yards. His potential should only increase when Calvert-Lewin returns, adding a proper target man to aim for in set pieces and cross to in open play. I am one of Gray's biggest fans, and his fantasy prospects only look up from here. He is also matchup proof given his ability to rack up stats all over the pitch. He should be considered a high-end MID3 over the rest of the season.
Verdict: I would look to offer some players drafted higher than him or "bigger names" in 1:1 deals. Try offering any of Eze, Perisic, Eriksen, or Coutinho in 1:1 deals. If that is not enough, then look to add in some FAB or a DEF2 such as Fofana to sweeten the deal.
Team: West Ham
Prospects: Another player who is starting to look better each game is Jarrod Bowen. He is finally starting to produce some ghost points as he did last year....he is just missing the attacking returns. West Ham as a whole are struggling to put the ball in the net, but I have faith in the talent of their players and their manager to figure this out soon. In the last 3 games, Bowen has scores of 7.5, 8.5, and 9, including games vs. Chelsea and Spurs. He could be considered unlucky to not have at least 1 return over the last 3, and is one of the first players you should be looking to trade in this week. He still very much has MID1 upside and potential once West Ham start to hit some form, and 4 out of the next 5 fixtures should be considered must wins for this squad.
Verdict: I would look to offer a package deal of a MID3 + DEF2 to try and get in Bowen over the break. Look to propose something like Eriksen + Thiago Silva as an opener. I'm also open to including players such as: Chilwell, Fofana, Zinchenko, Gordon, Sancho, Perisic, and Eze in deals for Bowen.
International Break 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. These are your "sell high" players.
Prospects: Gross is currently a top 5 midfielder in Fantrax, but I highly expect this to change in the near future. With Potter leaving for Chelsea, it remains to be seen how Brighton will lineup under new manager Roberto De Zerbi. Similar to my recommendation to give up MacAllister last week - trading out Gross is also a good move. The midfield will be very unpredictable with multiple players able to fill certain roles, and there is every chance that Gross starts to rotate both in minutes and in his set piece monopoly, with Trossard, March, and MacAllister all more than capable of taking those set plays. This is probably the best time to trade out Gross, and based on drafts he is unlikely your MID1 right now. I do think he provides decent MID2-3 value still over the rest of the season, but he is far from a top 5 midfielder.
Verdict: I would look to use Gross in a deal to aim for one of Maddison, Martinelli, Saka, or even a bigger deal with De Bruyne. I wouldn't be opposed to do a 2:2 with underperforming bigger names such as Bruno or Grealish.
Prospects: Wilson is one of the most frequently injured players in the EPL, and nothing has changed this season. Clearly Newcastle have realized that with the purchase of Isak, and it remains to be seen what Wilson's role is if Isak in fine form. Wilson is a favourite of Howe's....but so was Fraser, and we see how that is panning out for him. I expect Wilson to rotate with Isak and maybe get the odd start alongside him. But I do think his minutes take a decent hit given his injury record, and the form of Isak. He was drafted as a FWD1/2 for a lot of managers, but I would only rate him as a FWD3 over the rest of the season. The best selling point to use is the fact he managed 2 goals in the first 3 games, but with Newcastle's schedule getting a little tougher he is not a player I'm eager to hold onto or trade in.
Verdict: I would look to offer Wilson in a deal for a more secure FWD2 type player. Look to offer him for players such as: Watkins, Sinisterra, or Antony. My best advice would be to offer him in a deal to the Isak manager and see the kind of value you could get.
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