Hot or Cold Rankings

Our Hot or Cold Player Rankings are here to outline the current prospects of key Draft Fantasy Football Players.  Our ‘Hot‘ or ‘Cold‘ status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Premier League players, and bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Draft League.  Use these hints and tips to increase your chances of success!

New kid on the block hitting good form?  Early draft pick not performing?  Use our guide as an objective way to influence your transfer activity on both Draft Fantasy and Fantrax!


Last updated after GW34.


📝 Categorisation 📝

We’re now using ownership stats from two of the most popular draft platforms – Draft Fantasy and Fantrax (using Togga scoring).  Each player is colour coordinated to determine their prospects on each platform:

  • Green = Good on highlighted platform
  • Amber = Average on highlighted platform
  • Red = Bad on highlighted platform


🔥🔥🔥 Hot List 🔥🔥🔥

Keep an eye out for these players – potential free agents on good form, or established players you should be looking to trade in:

🛡 Defenders 🛡

  • Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) – One of the players of the season.  He continues to perform amazingly well!  Ownership:  96% – Draft Fantasy Football, 100% – Fantrax.
  • Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – The Frenchman is back from injury, and is performing very well.  Looks secure in the City backline for the season run-in.  Ownership:  67% – Draft Fantasy Football, 100% – Fantrax.
  • Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) – The club captain is back in the starting lineup and appears to be leading his team to Premier League glory.  3 consecutive clean sheets and a thunderbolt goal in GW37.  Ownership:  18% – Draft Fantasy Football, 43% – Fantrax.
  • Seamus Coleman (Everton) – The Everton full-back has found some good form, and is getting back to his best.  A good alternative to Digne if you can’t get hold of him.  Ownership:  35% – Draft Fantasy Football, 95% – Fantrax.
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) – With injuries to Sakho, Tomkins, and Schlupp, AWB is now Palace’s best defensive option.  They have a good fixture schedule from GW36-38.  Ownership:  29% – Draft Fantasy Football, 33% – Fantrax.
  • Wily Boly (Wolves) – Boly is guaranteed to play every game for Wolves as they look to end the season strongly.  Double GW35 should be a good one for Boly!  Ownership:  27% – Draft Fantasy Football, 100% – Fantrax.
  • Jan Bednarek (Southampton) – The Polish defender is a Togga scoring beast!!  Southampton have a good schedule to end the season, which should see them score decent points.  Yoshida and Bertrand are good alternatives.  Ownership:  1% – Draft Fantasy Football, 10% – Fantrax.
  • Joel Matip (Liverpool) – 12 Premier League starts in a row for Matip… he seems to be holding off competition from Lovren and Gomez as Liverpool chase the title.  Ownership:  20% – Draft Fantasy Football, 41% – Fantrax.
  • Fabian Schar (Newcastle) – The Magpies are fairly poor at the back, but Schar is a consistent scoring in Togga – he’s averaged over 13 points per game since the turn of the year!  Ownership:  8% – Draft Fantasy Football, 64% – Fantrax.


🎯 Midfielders 🎯

  • Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 18 goals for so this season for Mane, he’s proven to be an elite Draft player this season!  Ownership:  98% – Draft Fantasy Football, 100% – Fantrax (Forward).
  • Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – Continues to be an elite Togga player, and is ticking over nicely on Draft Fantasy.  Stick with him through his blank spells!  Ownership:  99% – Draft Fantasy Football, 100% – Fantrax (Forward).
  • Lucas Moura (Tottenham) – With Kane out injured, this is Moura’s chance to finish the season strongly!  He bagged a hat trick in GW34!!!  Ownership:  52% – Draft Fantasy Football, 92% – Fantrax (Forward).
  • Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – A rocky month or so for Pogba, but he bagged two goals in GW34 to get his owners back on side.  A Double GW35 coming up!  Ownership:  87% – Draft Fantasy Football, 100% – Fantrax.
  • Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) – So inconsistent, but such a fun (frustrating) player to own… Has some great fixtures coming up to end the season.  Doucoure is a great alternative.  Ownership:  21% – Draft Fantasy Football71% – Fantrax (Forward).
  • Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) – Mr Penalty has stepped up his game in recent months.  His steady points hauls on Togga scoring makes him an essential linchpin in any Fantrax side.  Ownership:  47% – Draft Fantasy Football, 99% – Fantrax.
  • James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) – JWP has been one of The Saint’s best players since the start of the year, and has a great fixture list coming up.  We ranked him 1st in of GW34-38 Draft Fantasy Power Rankings article!  Ownership:  11% – Draft Fantasy Football, 68% – Fantrax.
  • Nathan Redmond (Southampton) – Similar to JWP, Redmond is also worth signing up for the run-in if you can!  Ownership:  16% – Draft Fantasy Football, 79% – Fantrax.
  • Diogo Jota (Wolves) – The Portuguese midfielder is hugely inconsistent, but is worth sticking with for the potential explosive performances.  A good fixture list coming up, starting with a Double GW35.  Ownership:  34% – Draft Fantasy Football, 92% – Fantrax.
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea– The young midfielder is finally being given a chance in the side!  He’s been scoring well, and will hopefully stay in the team until the end of the season.  Ownership:  5% – Draft Fantasy Football, 61% – Fantrax.
  • Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) – Tielemans absolutely bossed it between GW28 and 33.  He now has a tough schedule to end the season though.  Ownership:  17% – Draft Fantasy Football, 70% – Fantrax.
  • Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) – The Argentinian hasn’t set the world alight since he returned from injury, but hopefully the GW34 assist is the start of something.  Ownership:  19% – Draft Fantasy Football, 44% – Fantrax.
  • Dwight McNeil (Burnley) – McNeil has been great since the turn of the year, especially in Togga scoring!  Burnley have a tough fixture list to end the season, however.  Ownership:  5% – Draft Fantasy Football, 47% – Fantrax (Forward).
  • Ryan Babel (Fulham) – Fulham are awful, but Babel is pretty good.  Worth signing him for the run-in if you can, even though the Cottagers are already relegated!  Ownership:  5% – Draft Fantasy Football, 45% – Fantrax.
  • Bernard (Everton) – The Brazilian is finally showing some form, and could be a decent acquisition ahead of the season finale.  Ownership:  14% – Draft Fantasy Football, 41% – Fantrax.
  • Victor Camarasa (Cardiff) – The Spaniard continues to perform well, especially in Togga scoring leagues!  Ownership:  2% – Draft Fantasy Football, 56% – Fantrax.


⚽️ Strikers ⚽️

  • Raul Jimenez (Wolves) – Continues to perform and is having a terrific season.  11 goals and 8 assists!!!  Ownership:  55% – Draft Fantasy Football, 99% – Fantrax.
  • Chris Wood (Burnley) – The big man has performed well during Burnley’s upturn in form.  Four goals in four games between GW24 – 27.  Ownership:  35% – Draft Fantasy Football, 48% – Fantrax.
  • Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – The Leicester man is on great form, although The Foxes do have a tough remaining fixture list.  Ownership:  76% – Draft Fantasy Football, 99% – Fantrax.
  • Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – Wilson continues to perform well, and bagged himself a double digit return in GW34.  Fulham at home up next!  Ownership:  63% – Draft Fantasy Football, 93% – Fantrax.
  • Andre Gray (Watford) – Deeney is suspended for Double GW35, so Gray looks to be a great shout.  He’s been playing fairly well in recent weeks, but Huddersfield will give him plenty of chance to score.  Ownership:  23% – Draft Fantasy Football, 17% – Fantrax.
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – The young striker has been playing very well in recent weeks, especially in Togga scoring.  Sign him up – Everton have a good fixture list to end the season.  Ownership:  18% – Draft Fantasy Football, 40% – Fantrax.
  • Danny Ings (Southampton) – Double GW35 incoming, and a good set of fixtures.  If Ings can keep himself fit, he could be in for a productive end to the season.  Ownership:  21% – Draft Fantasy Football, 63% – Fantrax.
  • Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) – Mainly one for Togga here – The Eagles have a decent fixture list coming up, and Benteke may start the remainder of the games.  Batshuayi is only on loan, so he is likely to be benched from here on in.  Ownership:  24% – Draft Fantasy Football, 44% – Fantrax.


❄️❄️❄️ Cold List ❄️❄️❄️

Ditch these big name players – form is poor, or their place in the starting eleven has been taken!


🛡 Defenders 🛡

  • Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) – His place in the side is no longer guaranteed.  Emerson has been sharing game time.  Move on.  Ownership:  98% – Draft Fantasy Football, 99% – Fantrax.
  • Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) – The Bosnian isn’t guaranteed to start at the moment – Koscielny or Mustafi are better low ownership options.  Ownership:  33% – Draft Fantasy Football, 79% – Fantrax.
  • Victor Lindelof (Manchester United) – The Swedish defender has been sharing game time with Jones and Smalling – there are better options out there.  Ownership:  29% – Draft Fantasy Football, 39% – Fantrax.
  • Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace) – The Frenchman is going to miss the rest of the season through injury.  Ownership:  13% – Draft Fantasy Football, 18% – Fantrax.
  • James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) – Like Sakho, he’s out for the rest of the season.  Ownership:  13% – Draft Fantasy Football, 50% – Fantrax.
  • Sol Bamba (Cardiff) – The big defender will miss the rest of the season through injury, after having a very good campaign.  Ownership:  10% – Draft Fantasy Football, 55% – Fantrax.
  • Yerry Mina (Everton) – The Colombian really isn’t having a good season.  Can’t seem to get a decent injury-free run going.  Ownership:  22% – Draft Fantasy Football, 18% – Fantrax.


🎯 Midfielders 🎯

  • Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool) – The Swiss midfielder can’t get a game at the moment.  Ownership:  43% – Draft Fantasy Football, 67% – Fantrax.
  • Harvey Barnes (Leicester) – The youngster is still starting, but his attacking returns have dried up.  Drop him ahead of The Foxes’ tough end to the season.  Ownership:  8% – Draft Fantasy Football, 33% – Fantrax.
  • Andre Schurrle (Fulham) – The German has been in and out of the side in recent weeks, and there are way better options out there.  Ownership:  32% – Draft Fantasy Football, 65% – Fantrax.
  • Theo Walcott (Everton) – Diminishing impact from this Chap.  No longer in the best XI.  Ownership:  49% – Draft Fantasy Football, 58% – Fantrax (Forward).


⚽️ Strikers ⚽️

  • Harry Kane (Tottenham) – Looks to be out injured for the remainder of the season.  Ownership:  98% – Draft Fantasy Football, 94% – Fantrax.
  • Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – The Brazilian just can’t seem to get a start at the moment, Aguero is too good.  Ownership:  76% – Draft Fantasy Football, 92% – Fantrax.
  • Troy Deeney (Watford) – Sent off in GW34, and misses Watford’s Double GW35!!  Ownership:  38% – Draft Fantasy Football, 85% – Fantrax.
  • Glenn Murray (Brighton) – On poor form, and hasn’t made the most of Brighton’s decent fixture list. Drop him as The Seagulls have very low morale after recent defeats. Ownership:  45% – Draft Fantasy Football, 67% – Fantrax.
  • Michy Batshuayi (Crystal Palace) –  Benteke looks set to start the remaining games, as Battsman is only on loan and Palace have nothing to play for.  Ownership:  23% – Draft Fantasy Football, 52% – Fantrax.


The quoted ownership statistics were taken from Draft Fantasy and Fantrax.  Check them both out if you’re after an online platform for your Draft Fantasy Football league!

Draft Fantasy uses a scoring system similar to the standard Official FPL game, where as Fantrax mainly uses the more intelligent scoring system made famous by Togga.


🚨 Draft Fantasy Power Rankings 🚨

Navigating GW34 to GW38 is a make or break time for Draft Fantasy Managers as we come up to the season finale… therefore we bring to you our brand new Special Feature: Power Rankings!!  We highlight our Top 15 differential players for each particular GW (under 35% ownership), give them a score out of fifteen, and produce a combined Power Ranking table that spans across these five GWs.