This article is part of our FPL Waiver Wire series.
As expected, the holiday fixtures produced a lot of injuries, namely one to Jamie Vardy, who missed two of the four gameweeks. Maybe unsurprisingly, the move in fantasy was to stick with Liverpool even though they didn't have a Gameweek 18 match because all of the regulars started their three league games. In addition to Trent Alexander-Arnold getting the huge performance at Leicester City, Sadio Mane has made the score-sheet in his last five starts. That said, Danny Ings was maybe the player of the holidays after bagging four goals in three starts. While there are numerous non-league competitions going on, the schedule gets somewhat back to normal ahead of Gameweek 22.
Vardy remains the most popular forward, which means everyone will be asking for the status of his calf. He's missed the last two, but Leicester have a slew of favorable matches and it may be best to stick with him and hope he's back after a 10-day break. If you still have Harry Kane and don't want to copy everyone else, the move would be to grab either Sergio Aguero or Gabriel Jesus, though that's not a game I want to play. I'd rather get a cheaper forward and spend up at midfield. I don't hate a move for either Troy Deeney or Gerard Deulofeu, mainly because Watford are playing well and won't be overwhelming underdogs in any of their next five matches. Sebastien Haller will get attention because of the extra match,