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Gameweek 16 Waiver Wire: Fantrax EPL

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Waiver Wire Gameweek 16

Here we outline our Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Gameweek 16 targets that have 40% rostered or below on Fantrax. These players should perform well over the upcoming period!




Daniel Bentley (Ros 12%)

Prospects: After Jose Sa's injury during Gameweek 14 versus Arsenal, Bentley had the opportunity to make his 1st appearance of the season. Bentley was lucky enough to play more than 60 minutes to qualify for a cleansheet, which he kept along with 3 saves. Bentley then replicated the same feat versus Burnley in Gameweek 15. We saw shades of Bentley's FPts output potential during the 2022/23 season, where he averaged 10.6 points per game. Although the 2022/23 sample size was only 2 games, there is a slight chance Bentley could capture similar form based on recent events. However with Sa's injury not as bad as initially feared, there's a risk that Bentley goes back to the bench. The good thing about this punt is that it's for the 2nd window of fixtures on the Saturday. If he is dropped, drop him for another option.


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


Jacob Bruun Larsen (Ros 3%)

Prospects: Over the last few gameweeks, Gudmundsson seemed to have broken back into the Burnley starting XI and was scoring like one of the best assets to own from the Clarets. However, Bruun Larsen seems to have stolen the Icelandic midfielder's spot on the right side of Burnley's attack. Although Bruun Larsen is listed as a FWD, his out-of-position role is giving him the ability to score ghost points, 15 in 133 minutes. His back-to-back starts have only been 60-70 minutes long, but Bruun Larsen still registered 6 shots, 5 key passes and a goal. Burnley face Brighton, who have yet to keep a clean sheet this season, so there's good potential for some attacking points in this fixture for Bruun Larsen, especially if he manages to keep his spot in the Burnley starting XI.


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


Saman Ghoddos (Ros 1%)

Prospects: Unfortunately Bryan Mbeumo rosterers have lost their Bees talisman to injury which could see the Cameroon FWD miss a few gameweeks, coincidentally right before he is scheduled to leave for AFCON. This could prove to be the perfect opportunity for Ghoddos to get another start and possibly play 90 minutes. The only concern is that he is being played out of position, having been deployed as a right wingback versus Arsenal, a rightback versus Luton Town and a leftback versus Brighton. If there's any chance Ghoddos is playing up-top because of Mbeumo's absence due to injury, our  Fixture Difficulty Tracker hints at Brentford FWDs having the 4th best fixture for scoring FPts. Therefore, Ghoddos could be a great punt versus the worst team in the league.


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


Nelson Semedo (Ros 28%)

Prospects: Forest away has always been a fixture to check out when deciding on weekly pickups, especially for defenders. That has gone into overdrive this season. Coopers's outfit have conceded the 2nd most goals and scored the third least goals away from home and have only collected 4 points outside of Nottnigham with a win over Chelsea early in the season and a draw at Palace. Not only is a WOL defender a good play this weekend, they might prove to be a decent hold for the upcoming few games as they boast the 6th best schedule for defenders according to our Fixture Difficulty Tracker. Wolves defenders ghost pretty simiarly, with the best one, Ait-Nouri averaging 8 ghost points per game and the worst one, Toti coming in at 5.7, expecting around 7-ish ghosts is the norm. If Semedo is not available, Dawson, Kilman o RAN could offer similar value.


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


Pablo Sarabia (Ros 23%)

Prospects: After Sarabia's 20.5 FPts haul as a late sub appearance vs Spurs in Gameweek 13, we were hopeful of a start. However it came 2 gameweeks later. The Spanish midfielder registered 15.5 ghost points versus Burnley in Gameweek 15, which involved 3 shots (2 shots on target), 3 key passes as well as 2 ACNCs (accurate crosses not corners). Furthermore, given Nottingham Forest's poor recent form, having conceded 12 goals along with 4 losses in their last 4 games, not to mention their off-the-pitch events such as their club captain being ousted from the first team, this fixture could be a great one to target for any attacking assets. This is backed by our Fixture Difficulty Tracker where Wolves MIDs are rated to have the 4th best fixture of all midfielders.


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


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