Each week you should be scanning the free agent market in your mini league looking for value pick ups that other managers have missed. These players won’t cost you your place in the Waiver Queue but can provide the extra few points you need on a short term basis. Here we give a full lineup of potential free agent players for Gameweek 4.
< You can learn more about this transfer tactic (called “streaming”) in our article FPL Draft Transfer Tactics: Streaming. >
GOALKEEPER: Lukasz Fabiański, 23.7% owned, Swansea City Vs Newcastle United.
With 2 clean sheets so far this season already and 6 winnable home games in the next 10 fixtures, Fabiański was actually the 7th highest points scorer amongst all Goalkeepers last season.
DEFENDERS: Kyle Naughton, 5.4% owned, Swansea City Vs Newcastle United.
Swansea’s switch to 3 central defenders has pushed Naughton into a more attacking wing back role and that gives him the edge over Alfie Mawson (5.9% owned). With an assist already and Swansea’s favourable fixture list for the next 2 months Naughton could be a shrewd pickup for Gameweek 4 and beyond
Davide Zappacosta, 4.5% owned, Leicester City Vs Chelsea.
New signing Zappacosta hasn’t really grabbed the attention of Fantasy managers but that could be about to change. His introduction off the bench for Italy on Tuesday changed the game in the Azzuri’s 1-0 win over Israel. The Italian press have been raving about is performance and with Antonio Conte stating that the 25 year old is ready to make his debut for Chelsea the right wing back won’t be a free agent for long.
James Tarkowski, 0.1% owned, Burnley Vs Crystal Palace.
Filling the void in the Claret’s defence left by Michael Keane, Tarkowski has played the full 90 minutes in all 3 games this season. Turf Moor was a fortress for Burnley last year and the visitors this weekend are Crystal Palace who are yet to score a league goal this season.
MIDFIELDERS: Robbie Brady, 3.1% owned, Burnley Vs Crystal Palace.
Continuing the Burnley theme is set piece taking Midfielder Robbie Brady. With an assist to his name already this season the Irishman will be hoping to add to that tally at home to winless Palace.
Aaron Mooy, 26.3% owned, West Ham United Vs Huddersfield Town.
Forget about Tom Ince the man pulling the strings in the Terriers midfield is Aussie Aaron Mooy. His stunning winner against Newcastle in Gameweek 2 was no fluke and he can create goals too. He travels to bottom of the league West Ham on Monday night.
Matt Ritchie, 7.7% owned, Swansea City Vs Newcastle United.
Ritchie was outstanding last week in his sides 3-0 home victory against West Ham. Newcastle will look to him and Christian Atsu (3.2% owned) to provide the attacking spark in South Wales.
Anthony Knockaert, 7.3% owned, Brighton & Hove Albion Vs West Bromwich Albion.
Last season’s Championship Player Of The Year hasn’t quite caught fire yet in the top division but he was very impressive in Gameweek 3. Knockaert took four shots (two on target), put in four crosses, and created three scoring chances in Brighton’s 0-0 draw with Watford. A player of his quality won’t stay quiet for long and he has the skills neeeded to breakdown West Brom’s stubborn defence in the Battle Of The Albion’s.
FORWARDS: Tammy Abraham, 17% owned, Swansea City Vs Newcastle United.
The 3rd Swansea player on this list Tammy Abraham followed up his first Premier League goal by scoring for England U21’s during the international break. At just 19 years old he plundered 26 goals in 2016/17 for Bristol City and has a great chance to prove his worth at the top level for Swansea.
Chris Wood, 5.9% owned, Burnley Vs Crystal Palace.
After coming off the bench to score on his Burnley debut the New Zealander will be hoping to start against strugglers Crystal Palace. His ownership level is a quarter of that enjoyed by Sam Vokes (23.5% owned) but Wood’s goals record points towards him being the likelier scorer.
Steve Mounie, 20.6% owned, West Ham United Vs Huddersfield Town.
A relative unknown upon his arrival in England Steve Mounie announced himself on the big stage with 2 goals on his debut in Gameweek 1. Certain to lead the line on Monday Night Football against West Ham he is the Terrier’s main goal threat against the divisions basement club.
> All ownership statistics taken from www.draftfantasyfootball.co.uk.