Gaffer's GW14 waiver wire wizards

F you VAR, said all my Fantasy Football teams. As a Sterling and Maddison owner, and someone stuck without Vardy, I say f you. I swear to god it has a vendetta against my teams. I did once work briefly at Stockley Park, it’s a grim place where lots of bad decisions were made. Nothing changes.

F you VAR, said all my Fantasy Football teams

Anyhow, enough computer-referee-etch-a-sketch-hybrid moanings, last time I tipped some players they combined for 27 points. So let’s do it again, hopefully some of these are on your waiver wire:

  • Lucas Moura (Tottenham, fwd) – with Jose now at the helm you’ll find all Spurs’ fantasy points come from a set of 3 or 4 attackers. Moura fits the bill, not just because he speaks Portuguese. Alli looks to be back on form and a potential value pick, but I can see Spurs points coming from those he supplies. Of the key men only Moura might be found on your waiver wire.

 

  • Michael Obafemi (Southampton, fwd) – this lad is super talented, I’ve been buying his youthful stock with gay abandon for some time. Finally released into the wilds of the Saint’s starting lineup against Arsenal he looked a constant menace. He could easily have had multiple returns if Djenepo, Cedric et al could kick a ball straight. They play Watford this weekend, Obafemi has more talent in his shin pad than Kabasele, Mariappa and co can handle.

Obafemi has more talent in his shin pad than Kabasele, Mariappa and co can handle.

  • Emiliano Buendia (Norwich, mid) – dying on the hill with this one. I expect his creative forces to be back in the revived Canaries’ starting lineup this week against Arsenal. He creates so many chances, takes so many set pieces, the fact he’s got no returns in months just makes no sense. Arsenal can’t defend, take the chance.

 

  • Diogo Jota (Wolves, mid) – I expected a huge season from this lad, due to injuries and the constant grind of Europa it’s not happened. Yet. If he’s been cast onto your league’s scrapheap pick him up. Home to an overachieving Sheffield United it could be time for Jota to show what we all know he can do, especially if rested in Europe this week.

 

  • Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea, fwd) – Tammy Abraham has been a revelation this season, albeit with a much higher than sustainable shots to goals ratio. It’s looked like he’d be Chelsea’s main striker all season and get close to twenty Premier League goals. Hot off the press is his awkward fall last night in Valencia, which sounds more like “granny went for some Spanish sun and had too many Sherrys” than a football injury, but his teary exit says otherwise. Batshuayi and Giroud wait eagerly in the wings, I’m backing the Bat to get the first chance at filling Tammy’s golden boots.

I’m backing the Bat to get the first chance at filling Tammy’s golden boots.

Hope you can benefit from at least one of those suggestions, I’ll be back next week to see how they got on. Remember it’s a quick turnaround so make sure you’re ready for Gameweek 15 kicking off on Tuesday 3rd December. Don’t be that guy who misses the deadline.

Cheers,
Gaffer