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Gameweek 30 Waiver Wire: Fantrax EPL

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Dango Ouattara

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Waiver Wire Gameweek 30

Here we outline our Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Gameweek 30 targets that have 40% rostered or below on Fantrax. These players should perform well over the upcoming period!


Dango Ouattara (Ros 19%)

Prospects: Now that we're into the final stretch of the season, it's time to start finding some gems. During Double Gameweek 28, we rediscovered one. During the period of GW18-20, Dango, although officially a FWD, was deployed in the left-sided fullback position and was averaging just under 11 FPts-per-90. Since then, Ouattara has been making the odd substitute appearance but was still scoring FPts at a steady rate (14 Fpts in 70 minutes across 6 appearances). That being said, Ouattara finally started a game, in left back again, having scored 5.5 ghost points vs Luton Town. His reintroduction into the Cherries XI was a result of his fantastic contributions off the bench versus Sheffield United. In this 45 minutes cameo, Ouattara scored 28.5 FPts, which included a goal and an assist, which means he still scored 13.5 ghost points. So if there's a chance Dango is able to keep that reverse-OOP position for himself, we could have a FWD-2 gem on our hands.


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


Joao Gomes (Ros 22%)

Prospects: After scoring his first few goals of the season, which was a brace versus Spurs, Joao Gomes seems to have found a creative role within the Wolves team. This could be a result of the injuries to Hwang, Cunha and Neto. In Gomes' last 2 appearances, the young Brazilian scored 9-10 ghost points, which included 2 key passes in each game, which has now happened for the first time this season. If Wolves are to try and push for a European spot, they will need Joao to step up and produce similar performances to help his team score more goals especially without their main front 3 attacking outlets. Gomes could be a sneaky MID 3/4 acquisition for the rest of the season.


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


Joe Willock (Ros 34%)

Prospects: Joe Willock has had an injury riddled season which has restricted the English midfielder to only 6 appearances - once during October, twice in November and three in the last three games for Newcastle. In total, Willock has scored approximately 11.5 FPts-per-90, which has only included 1 goal against his old employers Arsenal. Since that goal, Willock has had back-to-back starts for the first time this season. His contribution is much needed for Newcastle as they have constantly had injury setbacks to vital players across all positions in their team, most notably, Joelinton. While the Brazilian enforcer continues recovering on the sidelines, Willock should have a nailed position in the Magpies XI as the Premier League is the only competition left for the club to focus on.


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


Arijanet Muric (Ros 11%)

Prospects: James Trafford started every game of the season until Gameweek 29. During that time, Trafford faced the 3rd most shots of the season (168), after Foderingham (171) and Kaminski (169). A dependable GK asset is one that makes regular saves, as saves are as valuable points-wise as a key pass. Muric had an impressive debut making 5 saves after facing 6 shots, which included fluffing a big chance from a 1-v-1 situation with Wissa during Gameweek 29. If he can maintain his 83.3% save rate, which is currently the best of the season, then Muric could be a vital addition to any manager's roster as Burnley continue to fight relegation.


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


Chris Mepham (Ros 2%)

Prospects: After Senesi's injury in Gameweek 27, Mepham was asked to step in and he has filled that role successfully. In Mepham's last 3 games, Bournemouth registered 2 wins and a draw, with the English defender scoring 34.5 FPts in total. This haul included an assist and a clean sheet on separate occasions, but it is his ghost point production in his last 2 appearances that really catches the eye. Although Mepham conceded 5 goals over his last 2 games, he still managed to average just under 12 ghost points per game. If Senesi's injury keeps him out of action for the short-term, then Mepham could be a great DEF 2/3 for the next 5 gameweeks or so as they have the 2nd best set of fixtures over that period for all DEFs.


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


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