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Gameweek 38 Waiver Wire: Fantrax EPL

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Waiver Wire Gameweek 38

Here we outline our Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Gameweek 38 targets that have 40% rostered or below on Fantrax. These players should perform well over the upcoming period!


Kristoffer Ajer (Ros 22%)

Prospects: It seems as though Brentford are finally clicking into some of their best form of the season, which is no surprise given the returns of mainstays like Pinnock and Mbeumo. If we look at the last 6 matches for all teams, Brentford currently sit in 6th, having only conceded 6 goals, which is only bettered by Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Arsenal. In fact, when you look even closer at their home form, the Bees have only conceded once in their last 4 home games, which is only bettered by Everton. So there has evidently been an improvement in the defensive numbers, which Ajer has played a role in. In the home games alone, Ajer played in 3 games and averaged just over 17 PP90. This period also included 1 goal and 1 clean sheet over 225 minutes. It should also be noted that Ajer is the 3rd best Brentford DEF in gPPS (8.5) and gPP90 (9.2). On the off-chance that Newcastle could be without some of their talismen like Gordon, due to injury, a Brentford DEF could be a shrewd punt as a DEF-3 for your roster.


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


Tariq Lamptey (Ros 5%)

Prospects: Lamptey has not been renowned for his ghost point production this season, as he has the worst gPPS (3.9) and gPP90 (5.4) of all Brighton DEFs. However, the ex-Chelsea defender put up 12.25 ghost points versus his old club in Gameweek 37, which included 4 key passes and 4 ACNCs. There has actually been a slight uptick in Lamptey's form as his gPP90 over his last 3 games has been around 8.75 ghost points. Although Brighton's home form has been dreadful of late (1W-3L, 9 goals conceded), Manchester United's away form hasn't been any better (2D-2L, 6 goals scored), so I'd definitely consider Lamptey as a DEF-3, with some attacking upside, after he accumulated an xA of 0.28 versus Chelsea.


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


Willy Boly (Ros 34%)

Prospects: According to our Fixture Difficulty Tracker, Nottingham Forest defenders have the 4th best fixture as they visit Turf Moor and already relegated Burnley. Although Forest have pretty much confirmed their safety, barring a few freak results, Boly and company will want to put the final nail in the coffin to relegate Luton Town and aim to win this game. Since Boly has come back into the starting XI, he has been scoring points as a DEF-2. In his last 3 starts, the Ivorian has registered 1 goal and 1 assist while averaging just over 11 ghost points per start. Burnley don't have much to play for other than pride, so I would definitely be tempted to roll out Boly as a last hurrah.


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


Adam Wharton (Ros 31%)

Prospects: Crystal Palace have truly turned a corner under Glasner as the Eagles have been the 2nd best team over the last 6 matches in the league (5W-1D, 16 goals scored, 4 goals conceded) which is only bettered by Champions-elect Manchester City. During that period, one of the gems of the season, Adam Wharton, emerged as a dependable MID-3 asset. During this 6 game span, Wharton has been the 23rd best scoring MID, averaging just over 9 points per game, notching 2 assists as well. His ghost point production hasn't been too shabby either, having averaged exactly 7 ghost points per start over this 6 game period. Wharton and his teammates are definitely ones to keep an eye on for next season, but for this last gameweek, I'd punt on Wharton against Aston Villa, who have secured Champions League football for next season and will have nothing to play for.


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


Amad Diallo (Ros 2%)

Prospects: The fight for Europa spots is going down to the wire between Chelsea (6th, 60 points), Newcastle (7th, 57 points) and Manchester United (8th, 57 points). Basically, the Red Devils have to win against Brighton in their final game of the season if they are to have any chance of playing European football next season. So this is a perfect opportunity to gamble on Diallo as a FWD-3. In Gameweek 37, Man United were 1 of 6 teams with a double fixture, where we witnessed Diallo get his first two starts of the season. Across both games, Diallo managed to get 1 goal, 1 assist and averaged just under 11 ghost-points-per-90 minutes. So the young Ivorian should definitely be considered as a starter for your final gameweek of the season.


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


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