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Draft Premier League Gameweek 30: Waiver Wire and Trade Targets

Every Fantrax manager knows that Waiver Wire and Trade acquisitions can make or break your Fantasy EPL season.  This Gameweek 30 article is here to help managers pick up the best Draft 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 favorable 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 30 Waiver Wire Targets


Aaron Cresswell

Position: Defender

Team: West Ham

Ownership: 16%

Average Points per Match: 4.57

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

Prospects: West Ham has looked much better the last few games offensively and defensively. With them being one of the few teams without a blank in Gameweek 31, Cresswell is worth a pickup. He is an attacking fullback with a decent floor. Cresswell has upside as well taking some set pieces and even free kicks. In Gameweek 31 they play a Tottenham side that has been very poor as of late, making Cresswell a must start. I would use a low-end waiver wire claim on the West Ham left back, in the hopes he delivers some upside over the next month or so.


Isaac Hayden

Position: Midfielder

Team: Norwich

Ownership: 17%

Average Points per Match: 6.40

Next 5 Fixtures: SHU (H), BLANK, bou (A), WHU (H), wat (A)

Prospects: Hayden has had 2 consecutive starts scoring 14 and 8.5 points respectively. Playing in a defensive midfield role in a poor Newcastle side, he has a decent floor for his defensive contributions. Even with a blank in Gameweek 31, Hayden is worth a pickup for those with a shallow midfield. I would put Hayden as a solid MID5 for the rest of the season when he is in the XI. Newcastle has had better results with him in the XI, so I would expect that to continue. I would use a mid-tier waiver wire claim on Hayden ahead of Gameweek 30, as most deeper leagues will have a very shallow midfield pool at this point into the season.


Sofiane Boufal

Position: Midfield

Team: Southampton

Ownership: 9%

Average Points per Match: 5.50

Next 5 Fixtures: nor (A), BLANK, wat (A), MCI (H), eve (A)

Prospects: Boufal could see more playing time with Redmond and Armstrong still hurt, and Djenepo now suspended. Boufal is a must-own when he is the XI, there are very few low ownership players with his kind of dynamic upside. When he is in the XI he is a solid MID3 with MID2 upside. Boufal also has a decent floor due to dribbles and key passes. Southampton has a friendly attacking schedule over the next few weeks, making Boufal a must add. I would use a top-end waiver wire claim on Boufal ahead of Gameweek 30.


Gameweek 30 Trade In Target


Aaron Mooy

Position: Midfielder

Team: Brighton

Average Points per Match: 7.5

Next 5 Fixtures: ARS (H), BLANK, MUN (H), nor (A), LIV (H)

Prospects: Mooy has slowly become a must-own MID4 due to his consistent floor, and attacking upside. He has scored double-digit scores in his last two games despite no attacking returns. Even with some tough fixtures coming up, I would still recommend trying to bring in Mooy. He is usually fixture proof, and his current manager could look to offload him ahead of these fixtures. I would try to offer a FWD3 or DEF3 to bring in Aaron Mooy. Try to offer the likes of Pukki, Egan, Wood, Evans, or Ben Mee in a 1 for 1 trade.


Check out if any of these Fantasy EPL Trade Targets are still available: Week 27 Waiver Wire | Week 28 Waiver Wire | Week 29 Waiver Wire |

Navigating Blank Gameweek 31 is essential for all Fantasy EPL managers! With two games postponed, you need to make a plan!!

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