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Gameweek 14 Waiver Wire: Fantrax EPL

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Waiver Wire Gameweek 14

Here we outline our Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Gameweek 14 targets that have 40% rostered or below on Fantrax. These players should perform well over the upcoming period!

Neal Maupay (Ros 13%)

Prospects: There’s a chance that Brentford have become a bit predictable with their tactical deployment of their players. Thomas Frank tends to deploy a 5-3-2 system versus the “Top-6” teams but rolls out a 4-at-the-back system versus teams that you would assume could finish in the bottom half of the EPL table, by the end of this season. If the latter system is used, there’s a good chance Maupay could see significant starts and minutes. So far in the league, Maupay has 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 5 appearances. In fact, since Maupay’s 1st start for Brentford this season in GW9, he has registered the most shots per minute of any Brentford outfielder and registered the 2nd most shots (10). Since our Fixture Difficulty Tracker suggests that FWDs from Brentford have the best fixture in GW14, Maupay could be your man! It also helps that the Bees face Luton Town, a team that is currently ranked as the 17th best team in away form for the season. 

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

Jay Rodriguez (Ros 1%)

Prospects: Given Lyle Foster’s struggles off the pitch, Jay Rodriguez has been given the opportunity to lead the line for the Clarets. If you’re looking for a nailed FWD option for your roster, Rodriguez could be a reliable FWD-3 or FWD-4 option for the foreseeable. Rodriguez has played 90 minutes in the last three gameweeks and has registered 6 shots (4 on target), which is tied 1st for all Burnley outfielders. Our FDT shows that their opponent Sheffield United ranks as the 2nd best fixture for forwards in GW14 with the Blades having conceded the most number of goals this season (34). We also saw Rodriguez take a penalty in GW13. Great potential for points!

Verdict: I would use a low-tier waiver pick or 1-2 FAB to get him.

Youri Tielemans (Ros 41%)

Prospects: Boubacar Kamara racked up his 5th yellow card for the season and will miss Aston Villa’s away trip to Bournemouth in GW14, which is a tasty fixture (2nd easiest for mids this gameweek). Tielemans has struggled to break into this impressive Villa squad this season, but the last 2 gameweeks have shown potential and opportunity for Tielemans to kickstart his campaign. In Tielemans’ last 2 appearances, he had his first start for the season and scored 7.5 ghost points, whereas his other appearance saw him come on as a half-time substitute vs Spurs, and register his 2nd assist for the season. Although the Belgian no longer plays for Leicester City, don’t forget he was once a MID who comfortably averaged 9-10 PPG (points-per-game) a few seasons ago.  (Ed. note: Roster % for Tielemans was under 40 when selections were made)

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

Johann Gudmundsson (Ros 11%)

Prospects: Since Gudmundsson’s return from injury, over the last 4 gameweeks, he has been averaging 10.5 PPG (points-per-game). During this period he also led the Burnley outfielders in key passes (12), with the next tier being 3. It should be noted that his FPts haul over this 4 gameweek sample size, has been all ghost points. If Burnley are to survive the Premier League this season, the Icelandic midfielder could play a large factor in The Clarets building some much-needed momentum, as they attempt to win only their 2nd game of the season. Playing Sheffield United at home is as good a fixture as you're going to get, and Gudmundsson is well worth a punt this gameweek.

Verdict: I would use a low-tier waiver pick or 2-3 FAB to get him.

Oliver McBurnie (Ros 21%)

Prospects: Sticking with the BUR v SHU fixture, Burnley also leak a ton of FPts and are ranked as the 3rd easiest opponent for forwards in our FDT. Oliver McBurnie has had an injury-riddled season so far but has still managed to score 9.43 PPG (points-per-game), which is the highest of all Sheffield United outfielders. This is quite impressive in only 5 starts for the season! So far this season, the Scotland international is tied 1st for goals scored (2) and sits 2nd for shots attempted (15, 8 being on target) for all Blades outfielders. McBurnie also has the 3rd most aerials of all FWDs in the league (38). McBurnie will be keen to follow up his 45 minute appearance in GW13, where he scored 17 FPts, and hope to get the win over relegation rivals Burnley.

Verdict: I would use a low-tier waiver pick or 1-2 FAB to get him.

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