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Draft Premier League Gameweek 37: Hot or Cold Player Rankings

Our Hot or Cold Gameweek 37 Player Rankings are here to outline the current prospects of key Fantasy EPL players.  The ‘Hot’ or ‘Cold’ status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Draft Premier League players and help you identify the players that you need to help you dominate your Fantrax Draft League! (When you see scores mentioned, know that we focus particularly on the Togga scoring format.)

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🔥🔥 Gameweek 37 Player Rankings: Hot List 🔥🔥


Allan St. Maximin

Position: Forward

Team: Newcastle

Ownership: 74%

Points Average Since the Restart: 15.5

Remaining Fixtures: @bri, LIV

What’s Changed?: I’m highlighting St. Max for a number of different reasons. He’s been white-hot since the restart (and before, for that matter). He’s one of the most exciting players in the entire Premier League, and a reason in and of himself to watch the Magpies. Of any player in the Premier League, St. Max looks like he’s a FIFA player doing skill move after skill move. Another reason I highlight him is the fact that he’s 74% owned, which is criminal. But before you rush out and grab him or trade for him… the final reason I’ve included him here is that this may have been his last match for the season. There’s talk of an injury, which he’s been playing through. Just be sure to monitor that going forward.


Alexandre Lacazette

Position: Forward

Team: Arsenal

Ownership: 97%

Points Average Since the Restart: 7.8

Remaining Fixtures: @avl, WAT

What’s Changed?: 7.8 points per match is nothing to write home about. However, 3 goals in his last 4 matches screams that he’s a man in form. I’m actually comfortable starting Laca as a sub, too. That’s mainly because, at the moment, he’s really Arsenal’s only source of valuable goals. Plus, he has asked management to demonstrate to him that they truly want his signature on a contract extension. As such, he’ll continue to get time. And if he’s in the XI, he should be in your fantasy XI. Surprisingly enough, I also don’t mind Laca as a super sub. Would you rather have 30 minutes of Lacazette from the bench or 90 minutes from Richarlison right now? Exactly.


Youri Tielemans

Position: Midfield

Team: Leicester City

Ownership: 98%

Points Average Since the Restart: 7.7

Remaining Fixtures: @tot, MU

What’s Changed?: Similarly to Laca, 7.7 PPG is fairly mediocre. However, since July 4, Tielemans is the 25th highest scoring player overall, averaging 11.75 PPG. So, indeed, what has changed? His name… is James Maddison. He’s been injured during that period, and it looks as though he’ll be out indefinitely. While we wish Maddison the best and a speedy recovery, this definitely bodes well for owners of Tielemans. He’ll continue to get valuable game time and see much more of the ball that he would with Madders in the squad. I like Youri as a trade target if you can still get him cheap. Tell his owner that his recent form is an anomaly.


Gameweek 37 Player Rankings: More Hot Players!

Fantasy EPL Defenders

  • Matt Doherty (100%, WOL) – So incredibly consistent.
  • Lucas Digne (100%, EVE) – The only bright spot on this team at the moment.
  • James Tarkowski (98%, BUR) – Racks up aerials and clearances. The fixtures are a dream, too.
  • Willy Boly (96%, WOL) – A ghost point machine. Start him always, no matter what.
  • Jack O’Connell (76%, SHU) – Sheffield United need wins. And they need their DEFs to perform.
  • John Egan (73%, SHU) – Sheffield United need wins. And they need their DEFs to perform.
  • Antonio Rudiger (56%, CHE) – Don’t bet on it continuing.
  • Diego Rico (44%, BOU) – Caution: the fixtures are brutal.
  • Ryan Fredericks (23%, WHU) – Mouthwatering fixture list, and he’s been hot.
  • Craig Dawson (12%, WAT) – Since the restart, he’s been scoring 12+ or -1. The gamble is yours to take.
  • Ahmed El Mohamady  (3%, AVL) – The wing king over the last 2 weeks.

Fantasy EPL Midfielders

  • Kevin De Bruyne (100%, MCI) – His hometown is called Drongen.
  • Paul Pogba (99%, MU) – Speaking of good passers of the football… he’s back.
  • Youri Tielemans (98%, LEI) – See above.
  • Michail Antonio (92%, WHU) – Did you know that 4 goals in a match is “officially” called a haul?
  • John McGinn (79%, AVL) – He’s finally scoring decently again. And they have some hope now.
  • Matt Ritchie (71%, NEW) – A solid points scorer. Set and forget.
  • Naby Keita (58%, LIV) – Quietly, he’s been putting in work for fantasy managers.
  • Tomas Soucek (51%, WHU) – We’ve been megaphoning his name for weeks.
  • Mark Noble (23%, WHU) – Protect your heart. Don’t expect it to continue.
  • Junior Stanislas (10%, BOU) – Down week. He’s on the list for one more week.

Fantasy EPL Forwards

  • Mohamed Salah (100%, LIV) – Don’t expect him to miss starts while he’s still chasing the golden boot.
  • Raheem Sterling (100%, MCI) – The fixture list is drool-worthy for a striker.
  • Jamie Vardy (100%, LEI) – See above.
  • Troy Deeney (90%, WAT) – Almost placed him on the cold list. Caution: It emerged that he’s slightly injured and may be rested.
  • Ismaila Sarr (63%, WAT) – Two straight games scoring 8+. They’ll need him to perform.
  • Ollie McBurnie (35%, SHU) – Averaging 12.5 PPG since the restart, and with little attention.
  • Jay Rodriguez (31%, BUR) – Subbed off injured. We’re hoping for the best.
  • Dwight Gayle (11%, NEW) – I’m not saying to start him, but as an emergency back-up…?


❄️❄️ Gameweek 37 Player Rankings: Cold List ❄️❄️

These are Fantasy EPL players who have fallen in our rankings.  This may be due to poor form, they may have been dropped from the best 11, they may have suffered an injury, or received a suspension.  It’s time to consider dropping these players from your squads!


Josh King

Position:  Forward

Team: Bournemouth

Ownership: 79%

Points Average Since the Restart: 7

Remaining Fixtures: SOU, @eve

What’s Changed?King had a boom week here and there, but he’s been a whole lot more bust than boom. Averaging 4 points in his last two matches, I’m disappointed in a player I used to really rate because of his ghost points. Now, he can’t seem to make anything happen. Not only that, but he’s being subbed off in nearly every match. It’s a sad state for King owners. But, I’m afraid, you’re stuck hoping that he’ll score you 25 points, but knowing it’ll probably be more like 4.

Recommendation: So, his fixtures aren’t terrible. For that reason alone, he’s a “hold” for me. But, if you can manage a two-for-one trade where you package him with another player for someone who’s actually in form, I’m all for it.


Mason Mount

Position:  Midfield

Team: Chelsea

Ownership: 93%

Points Average Since the Restart: 3.92

Remaining Fixtures: @liv, WOL

What’s Changed?: What has changed is a man named Christian “American Savior” Pulisic. This entire offense is running through Pulisic and Willian now. Mount has had plenty of opportunity to make an impact on matches, but he’s simply not been able to in the new system. Pulisic dribbles right at defenders, meaning that Mount’s more meandering, short passing style is being left behind. And Lampard is noticing. Mason is playing less and might soon make way completely in favor of Kovacic. To compound all of this, their remaining fixtures are challenging, to say the least.

Recommendation: Again, try a package trade. There’s not much more you can do here. You’re in a tough spot. I’m personally not interested in starting him against Liverpool or Wolves. Pawn him off on someone else for pennies on the dollar. I would take (and I’m not kidding) Keita, Hourihane, or Stanislas straight up for Mount.


Serge Aurier

Position:  Defender

Team: Tottenham

Ownership: 95%

Points Average Since the Restart: 9.1

Remaining Fixtures: LEI, @cry

What’s Changed?: One of the hottest defenders in all post-lockdown redrafts, Aurier is a machine on the flank… except when he’s not. And when he’s not, he’s really not. Averaging one point in his last two matches, Aurier appears to have cooled quickly. The problem with him is that he could turn around and score you 25 points next match. However, Tottenham look tepid in the back, and that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. Versus a hungry Leicester, I’m quite skeptical of his returns.

Recommendation: Clearly, you’re holding him. That match against Palace could be his bread and butter type of match, and it could win you your league. Just know the risks. He could also lose you your league. It might be safer to float some offers to try to land someone like Boly in exchange for Serge.

Gameweek 37 Player Rankings: More Cold Players!

Fantasy EPL Defenders

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (100%, LIV) – Yep. I’m as surprised as you are to see him on the cold list.
  • Ben Chilwell (100%, LEI) – The injury could plague the rest of his season. It’s a real bummer.
  • Cesar Azpilicueta (100%, CHE) – See above.
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (100%, MU) – This makes 3 underwhelming performances in a row.
  • Jonny (94%, WOL) – He’s not contributing on offense like he usually does.
  • Patrick Van Aanholt (91%, CRY) – Looks done for the season after that injury.
  • Joe Gomez (91%, LIV) – Pool has been conceding goals. As, as such, Gomez’s value is naught.
  • Caglar Soyuncu (90%, LEI) – Straight red card means he’s done for the season.
  • Ben Mee (84%, BUR) – He’s out for the rest of the season. Drop him.
  • Matt Targett (64%, WHU) – Looks set to miss 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Ricardo Pereira (56%, LEI) – Umm… out for the season. Why is he 56% owned?

Fantasy EPL Midfielders

  • James Maddison (100%, LEI) – Done for the season is the rumor. Horrible restart.
  • Dele Alli (99%, TOT) – Now appears to be injured. What an abysmal restart it’s been.
  • João Moutinho (99%, WOL) – One good week. We’re monitoring.
  • Diogo Jota (96%, WOL) – Usually the first man subbed off. And sometimes doesn’t start at all.
  • Lucas Moura (95%, TOT) – One good week does not a hot player make.
  • Wilfried Ndidi (94%, LEI) – Underwhelming lately… a lot like his whole team.
  • Mason Mount (93%, CHE) – It’s officially been a poor, poor restart for Mount in fantasy.
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (92%, EVE) – I think he’s gone. And done. Done and gone.
  • Abdoulaye Doucoure (89%, WAT) – The Doucoure-as-a-#10 experiment is over. Drop.
  • Harvey Barnes (85%, LEI) – Started last match. We’re monitoring.
  • Luka Milivolevic (82%, CRY) – Has had a miserable season.
  • Mesut Ozil (80%, ARS) – It’s hard to express what a bust he’s been since the restart.
  • Daniel James (84%, MU) – Has permanently lost his spot to Greenwood.

Fantasy EPL Forwards

  • Richarlison (100%, EVE) – Miserable. I’ll never draft him again.
  • Roberto Firmino (100%, LIV) – Continues to perform poorly. 2.5 points against Arsenal.
  • Tammy Abraham (96%, CHE) – 1% drop from last week. Smart, folks! Smart.
  • Dwight McNeil (95%, BUR) – Been a rough couple-a matches for the lad.
  • Nicholas Pepe (94%, ARS) – His ownership increased from last week.
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin (89%, EVE) – One good week. We’ll see.
  • Sebastien Haller (87%, WHU) – May start a match. Hold if you can.
  • Teemu Pukki (87%, NOR) – His struggles continue, as do Norwich’s.
  • Sergio Aguero (73%, MCI) – Don’t hold him. He’s most likely done for the season.
  • Bukayo Saka (59%, ARS) – It’s sad to see him slumping. But I still like him in a start.
  • Christian Benteke (40%, CRY) – Drop immediately. He’s banned for the rest of the season.


Previous Hot or Cold Player Rankings Editions: Gameweek 29 | Gameweek 30 | Gameweek 31 | Gameweek 32Gameweek 33 | Gameweek 35 | Gameweek 36 | Gameweek 37

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