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Gameweek 2 Waiver Wire: Fantrax EPL

We're here every week giving you our tips on the best Draft Premier League players to pick up ahead of Fantrax Waiver Wire processing! Acquisitions via waivers can make or break your Fantasy EPL season, so make sure you follow our Gameweek 2 recommendations to help dominate your Draft League.

Jack Harrison recently completed his move from Leeds to Everton

Essential reading before your weekly waiver requests process!

Waiver Wire Gameweek 2

Here we outline our Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Gameweek 1 targets that are 40% rostered or below on Fantrax. These players should perform well over the upcoming period! Check out the table below showing our waiver picks' essential stats for the upcoming GW.

New Signings

James Ward-Prowse (WHU, MID)

Prospects: Our undisputed top waiver add of the day. EPL proven, set piece magician on a team that desperately needs MIDs. For an in-depth analysis, please check out our latest Transfers Article.

Verdict: I would use a number 1 waiver claim or 85-100 FAB to bring in JWP.

Jack Harrison (EVE, MID)

Prospects: After some last minute shenanigans, Harrison has signed for Everton. The winger is likely switching from his favored left side to the right to become a starting player for the Toffees. The unfortunate info about his signing is that he is currently injured and expected to be out for 5-6 weeks, which is a significant amount of time this early in the season. If you have the roster construction that allows you to hold him, he will likely be a serviceable MID3 with occasional outstanding scores, but he will most likely fail to replicate his heroics on Bielsa's newly-promoted Leeds

Verdict: I would use a mid-range waiver claim or 30-40% FAB to bring in Harrison if your roster can handle it.

Gustavo Hamer (SHU, MID)

Prospects: Hamer was very close to dragging Coventry to the EPL at the end of last season, as the midfielder was the Sky Blues' standout performer in the Championship. He moves to Sheffield United to fill one of multiple needs in the middle of the park. He took set-pieces at Coventry and got into a lot of promising areas of the field from open play, contributing to the promotion push with 9 goals and 11 assists. This Sheffield United team is in no way complete, but he will act as the focal point in attack for now and is likely to take a good chunk of set-pieces. He will fly under the radar, so is likely to be available cheaply or even on a free.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-10% FAB to bring in Hamer.

Adama Traoré (FUL, FWD)

Prospects: Adama splits the Draft Society staff on whether he will be useful/a season-long-hold or not. I am of the opinion that, although I fondly remember his amazing 19-20 season at Wolves, I also remember the countless false dawns since then. The sharp fall is mainly attributed to his lack of ability to be a consistently good crosser or shooter of the ball. While we all enjoy him dribbling through the right side of any team (that goal against City is still one of the best of its kind), the lack of end product makes his involvement in the first team suspect. There are a lot of moving pieces at Fulham, with Mitrovic still being courted by teams in Saudi Arabia and not many high profile new signings coming in. I am avoiding falling in love again so as not to get hurt again.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-10% FAB to bring in Traore.

General Waiver adds:

Jan-Paul van Hecke (BHA, DEF)

Prospects: The young centre-back had great displays last season every time he was called upon. He started in place of Webster against Luton and got double digits even though Brighton conceded. With Igor and Webster both waiting for their chance, I doubt you will be able to rely on van Hecke week in week out, but he is a decent add whenever Brighton are facing non-top 6 opponents.

Verdict: I would use a low-end waiver claim or 0-3 FAB to bring him in.

Fabio Silva (WOL, FWD)

Prospects: The Portuguese former-wunderkind was the revelation of the pre-season only for the coach who guided him throughout the summer, only to depart days before the first game of the season. Silva started the game against United on the bench but came on as a second-half sub and was lively and dangerous. We are still trying to figure out what O'Neil's preference will be for Wolves regarding best XI and formation, but Silva did everything right in his brief cameo to be given a chance in the coming weeks. If he can squeeze a few goals in during these sub appearances he has a very good shot at challenging Cunha for the starting spot (Cunha actually played very well, but was very wasteful in front of goal). He is a medium- to long-term add that could bring dividends any given GW he gets the nod.

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

Simon Adingra (BHA, FWD)

Prospects: Another one for the future, but with much higher prospects than Silva. Adingra continued where he left off in the pre-season, as he came on to score on the opening weekend. While I don't necessarily expect him to get a start very soon or nail down a spot (barring injury), now that RDZ has a lot of exciting players at his disposal he could prove to be the medium- to long-term replacement to March on the right-wing, which should excite everyone trying to improve their squad. For a more in-depth analysis, check out DraftLad's Wonderkids article.

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

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