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Draft Premier League Gameweek 29: Waiver Wire and Trade Targets

Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire and Trade acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season.  This weekly article is here to help managers pick up the best Premier League players possible from the waiver wire, as well as suggest players to potentially target for a trade with a fellow manager!

Here we outline Fantasy EPL Waiver Wire Targets that have 30% ownership or below on Fantrax.  These players will also have a favourable run of fixtures upcoming, so they could perform very well over the upcoming period!  Trade Targets will be players who look set to do well over the upcoming period, but their ownership statistics suggest they are probably taken in most draft leagues!


Essential reading before the Tuesday waiver requests process!


Gameweek 29 Waiver Wire Targets


Kieran Tierney

Position: Defender

Team: Arsenal

Ownership: 14%

Average Points per Match: 3.25

Next 5 Fixtures: WHU (H), bri (A), sou (A), NOR (H), wol (A)

Prospects: Tierney is rumored to be close to a return to full team training. His initial timeline had him penciled in for a return to action near the end of March, but it could come sooner. While Saka is in fine form, Tierney is by far the club’s first choice LB. With 10 gameweeks remaining you can probably count on Tierney for just under half of them. He is an attacking fullback who will reap the rewards of Arsenal’s improved defense. He is worth a pickup in playoff leagues and can be considered a DEF2 when in the XI. I would use a low-end waiver wire claim on Tierney if you can afford to hold him for the next few weeks.


Jarrod Bowen

Position: Forward

Team: West Ham

Ownership: 22%

Average Points per Match: 8.33

Next 5 Fixtures: ars (A), WOL (H), tot (A), CHE (H), new (A)

Prospects: Bowen marked his first start for West Ham with a goal and 24 points. Bowen put in a quality shift and was all over the place offensively and defensively. He looks set to continue in the XI on the wing and is a must pick up in all leagues. I would consider Bowen a FWD2 due to his upside, and goal-scoring record in the championships. West Ham seemed to tick a lot better with him in the XI, and going forward he is playing some incredibly leaky defenses. I would use a top wire waiver claim on Bowen ahead of Gameweek 29. Bowen as well seems to have a solid floor of 5-7 points which is an added bonus for someone who can score plenty.


Nemanja Matic

Position: Midfielder

Team: Machester United

Ownership: 6%

Average Points per Match: 6.50

Next 5 Fixtures: MCI (H), tot (A), SHU (H), bri (A), BOU (H)

Prospects: Matic is finally becoming a useable fantasy asset in recent weeks. He has had double-digit scores in the past 2 weeks and could continue in the XI. McTominay coming back has given Matic a bit more freedom to push forward and he could be solid MID5/6 for the rest of the season. He came close to getting a goal today with a few great attempts at net. If you are shallow in midfield Matic is a great pickup even to have on your bench if you need a starter. I would use a low-end waiver wire claim on Matic ahead of Gameweek 29, as he could revert back to his poor scoring ways, but is worth a punt for those shallow in midfield.


Gameweek 29 Trade In Target


Sadio Mane

Position: Forward

Team: Liverpool

Average Points per Match: 14.8

Next 5 Fixtures: BOU (H), eve (A), CRY (H), mci (A), AVL (H)

Prospects: Mane and Liverpool had a horrible game against Watford this past weekend, and have looked shaky the past few games. Now could be the perfect time to go in for Sadio Mane. There are fears of heavy rotation after Liverpool lock up the title, but Mane should still start at least 8/10 of the next fixtures. He should be considered a top 5 overall player for the rest of the season, and will probably not be cheaper than right now. I would look to offer a low-end FWD1 + MID2/3 and hope to get Mane. Try offering some combination of Firmino, Sterling, David Silva, Jota, Barnes, Mount, or Richarlison to get the Liverpool winger.


Gameweek 29 Player to Trade Out


Wilfried Zaha

Position: Forward

Team: Crystal Palace

Average Points per Match: 8.71

Next 5 Fixtures: WAT (H), bou (A), liv (A), BUR (H), lei (A)

Prospects: Zaha has been mediocre at best the past month, and missed 2 glorious opportunities at Brighton on the weekend. He has become extremely goal dependent and is one of those few attacking options who could end the game with negative points. I would try to sell Zaha now for a MID3/DEF2. His value will only drop as Palace enter an awful run at the end of the season. I would look to acquire players such as Maguire. Trossard, Moura, Chilwell, or Ndidi.


Check out if any of these Fantasy EPL Trade Targets are still available: Week 25 Waiver Wire | Week 26 Waiver Wire | Week 27 Waiver Wire | Week 28 Waiver Wire |

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