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Our 8 Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pick-Ups

Our 8 Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pick-Ups

After the first round of fixtures in the Premier League, being involved in large draft league of 12 teams it is increasingly obvious that gametime is the most important thing to get out of your fringe players, with so few starting strikers available this is the position that has caused the most headaches.

But there will be players classed in all positions that can help managers secure vital points in the weeks ahead.
As every draft league is unique, with a varying numbers of teams entered in each there will be different players available to choose from, but here are the players we recommend eyeing up that may have escaped without a manager in the draft.

Here are the players on our waivers watchlists:

Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom)
'Nesta of the Pyramids' as he is apparently known as, scored on his West Brom debut in addition to keeping a clean sheet. The 6 ft 4' Egyptian international started in centre back with regular pairing, Evans and McCauley missing out through injury and may keep his place there for the next few weeks at least with McCauley not expected to be fit for Northern Ireland in the next international break next month.

Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield)
Our new favourite Huddersfield player chipped in with an assist as his team finished top of the table after a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace

Other Options:

Other options in defence are deploying a rotation strategy, Watford and Swansea rotate well together and both Miguel Britos and Kyle Naughton scored well in Gameweek 1.

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Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
Xhaka contributed two assists in Arsenals's thrilling 4-3 win against Leicester on Friday, and as a result has accounted for this season's first price rise in the standard game.

Chris Brunt (West Brom)
The West Brom midfielder contributed an assist from a free kick despite playing left back in the match itself. Being on set pieces slightly detracts from the fact that he played in out of position in the opposite direction.

Pascal Groß (Brighton)
Groß played out of position this weekend, off the striker in Brigthon's defeat to Man City, should this continue he will surely get more chances to contribute to the score sheet in games against lesser opposition. Brighton now have a nicer run of games coming with the exception of Arsenal in Gameweek 7.

Robbie Brady (Burnley)
The Irish international had a good game in Burnley's win against Chelsea, although he didn't register any goal or assist he came close with a free kick and could prove a valuable draft asset this season

Other Options:

Other midfielders worth considering include; Leroy Fer, Bojan and Ryan Fraser

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Strikers

Steve Mounie (Huddersfield)
After a great season in Ligue 1 for Montpeiller where he scored 14 times, Mounie took many by surprise with two goals in Huddersfield’s victory against Crystal Palace. He is now a clear option as a cheap third striker in the standard game, but more so in the draft for managers that do not have three starting strikers.

Stefano Okaka (Watford)
Italian international wouldn't have been on many Fantasy Premier League Manager's radars prior to the weekend, but after playing 62 minutes and scoring against Liverpool, like Mounie is a cheap third striker option in the standard game, but could be key in the draft for managers looking to get three strikers that will see gametime. Despite only scoring four time in the league last season for Watford, he was prolific in Belgium the season prior for Anderlecht, scoring 15 goals as the club finished runners up in the Belgian League.

Other Options:

Other strikers that saw minutes this weekend that may have went undrafted include; Mame Biram Diouf, Ayoze Pérez and Jordan Ayew.

Also Read: Our Quick Overview of the Waiver Wire

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