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Gameweek 31 Waiver Wire: Fantrax EPL

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Waiver Wire Gameweek 31

Here we outline our Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Gameweek 31 targets that have 40% rostered or below on Fantrax. These players should perform well over the upcoming period!


Jacob Murphy (Ros 27%)

Prospects: Although Newcastle were able to score 4 goals versus West Ham in the Gameweek 30 opening fixture, the only blemish was Gordon receiving a red card which means that he is suspended for Gameweek 31. This should allow Jacob Murphy to have a free path to another start for the Magpies. In Murphy's last 2 appearances, he scored 35 FPts over 143 minutes. This haul included 1 goal, 8 key passes and 5 accurate crosses (not corners). This averages out to approximately 22 FPts-per-90-minutes! Murphy could continue this insane production of points as he faces an Everton team with the worst form of all teams over their last 4 matches (1 draw, 3 losses, 8 goals conceded).


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


Josh Cullen (Ros 6%)

Prospects: After Cullen's impressive 14 point haul versus West Ham in Gameweek 28, managers considered the Claret midfielder as a shoe-in for the massive blank-Gameweek 29 against a leaky and out-of-form Brentford team. However, he only produced a measly 3 points which would have prompted many managers to dump the Burnley MID. That being said, Cullen produced a monster score of 28 FPts versus Chelsea which comprised of 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 key passes, 2 shots on target and even a yellow card - all while being down to 10 men! Burnley are currently on an undefeated streak of 2 draws and 1 win in their last 3 games and they will aim to continue this unbeaten run versus Wolves as they try to avoid relegation by the end of this season, especially with points deductions looming for their rivals.


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


David Datro Fofana (Ros 38%)

Prospects: After having missed out in Gameweek 30 versus Chelsea due to parent-club-loan-restrictions, Fofana should come back into the Burnley starting XI as he started every game for the Clarets since Gameweek 24. Fofana usually plays near 90 minutes and has been averaging 14 points-per-start over his last 3 games. There is always a risk that Fofana could be subsituted with Lyle Foster back in the squad, but there is little reason as to why Kompany would bench his FWD who has scored back-to-back goals in his last 2 games for Burnley.


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


Marc Cucurella (Ros 35%)

Prospects: Chelsea have been hit with yet another possible injury to their defensive line with Gusto being substituted off with a possible hamstring injury versus Burnley. Although the fixture versus Manchester United is not the easiest in Gameweek 31, according to our Fixture Difficulty Tracker, Chelsea have the 2nd best grouping of fixtures over the next 2 gameweeks. Given Cucurella's ownership, it might be worth jumping on the spanish DEF early. It should be noted that in Gameweek 30, three Chelsea players got 5 key passes each - Gusto, Palmer and Cucurella - which means that Cucurella can score enough ghost points to warrant a start in Gameweek 31 (currently averaging just over 11 ghost-points-per-start over his last 2 games). Don't forget Chelsea have the most fixtures remaining for the rest of the season as well!


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


Tyler Adams (Ros 6%)

Prospects: After his eye-catching transfer from Leeds United, Tyler Adams finally had his first start in the league versus Everton in Gameweek 30, that too playing 90 minutes. If the American MID is fit, he is definitely worth a roster as a MID-4/5. Tyler produced 11 ghost points, which also included 1 key pass. Bournemouth have a double gameweek on the horizon so grabbing Adams early could pay dividends to managers that can afford to stash the steady-eddy-scoring midfielder.


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


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