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Fantasy EPL Gameweek 28: 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 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 28 Waiver Wire Targets


Jay Rodriguez

Position: Forward

Team: Burnley

Ownership: 15%

Average Points per Match: 4.62

Next 5 Fixtures: new (A), TOT (H), mci (A), WAT (H), cry (A)

Prospects: Rodriguez has played 90 minutes 5 consecutive games in a row. In those games, he has scored at least 5 points. The Burnley forward has become a solid FWD3 when he is in the XI and seems to score well even vs. good defenses. Even with a few tough matchups on the horizon Rodriguez is worth a waiver claim especially if you are in need of a FWD3 with a decent floor. In the win vs. Bournemouth Rodriguez also took the penalty increasing his value. I would look to use a mid-tier waiver wire claim on the Burnley striker ahead of Gameweek 28.


Kenny McLean

Position: Midfielder

Team: Norwich

Ownership: 24%

Average Points per Match: 6.52

Next 5 Fixtures: LEI (H), shu (A), SOU (H), EVE (H), ars (A)

Prospects: McLean had a respectable output of 6.5 points in a 3-0 loss to Wolves on the weekend. McLean has scored at least 5 in 6 out of 7 of his last starts. He has a solid floor of a MID5 with some upside when Norwich play poor defenses. Norwich has struggled a lot in the Premier League but have a somewhat decent schedule to try and get some points. I would look to add McLean as a MID5 for your roster over the next month. He should have a solid floor of 5-7 points with upside if he scores or assists. I would use a low-end waiver wire claim on the Norwich midfielder ahead of Gameweek 28.


Oliver McBurnie

Position: Forward

Team: Sheffield United

Ownership: 28%

Average Points per Match: 6.60

Next 5 Fixtures: NOR (H), new (A), mun (A), TOT (H), bur (A)

Prospects: McBurnie has racked up double-digit scores in the past 2 games without any returns. Ahead of a decent run of games McBurnie is a must-add for the next few games even with a blank in Gameweek 28. I would consider him a high-end FWD3 for the rest of the season, as long as he is in the XI. There is a risk McGoldrick comes into the XI but for now, it seems McBurnie is safe for the run-in. I would use a high-end waiver wire claim on McBurnie even with the blank week coming up.


Gameweek 28 Trade In Target


Youri Tielemans

Position: Midfielder

Team: Leicester City

Average Points per Match: 8.29

Next 5 Fixtures: nor (A), AVL (H), wat (A), BRI (H), eve (A)

Prospects: Tielemans has produced much better scores over the last 3 gameweeks, and has an incredible schedule over the next month. I would look to bring him in as a set and forget midfielder 3, due to his incredibly high ceiling. With a lot of poor performances, you may be able to get him cheaper than his draft-day value. I would look to offer a MID4/5 or FWD3 in a 1:1 deal for Youri. Try to offer the likes of Cantwell, Rice, Hojberg, Wilson, and Maupay. Tielemans is a top trade target over the next few gameweeks.


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 |

Navigating Blank Gameweek 28 is essential for all Fantasy EPL managers! With two games postponed, you need to make a plan!!

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