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  • Fantasy Premier League

    GW27 Lessons: Mid-price forwards show their worth

    The Scout 25 Feb 2019
    Troy Deeney

    The Scout highlights Deeney and Zaha's big Gameweek 27 scores while the captain favourites disappointed

    For many Fantasy Premier League managers, Gameweek 27 was one to forget.

    Only three of the top 15 captain picks produced attacking returns, with Harry Kane (£12.4m), Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) and Raul Jimenez (£6.8m) scoring a goal apiece.

    By contrast, some favourably-priced forwards had very successful Gameweeks.

    Deeney dominates

    Troy Deeney (£5.9m), Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) and Salomon Rondon (£5.8m) all matched or surpassed their own season-high FPL hauls.

    Deeney set the tone on Friday evening, producing two goals and 15 points in Watford's win at Cardiff City.

    Further down the table, a number of strikers are also finding top form as the battle for Premier League survival intensifies.

    Zaha brace

    Zaha scored twice to record 13 points in Crystal Palace's victory at Leicester City.

    The Ivory Coast international has returned four goals and two assists in his last six Gameweek appearances.

    Newcastle United's Rondon produced a goal, an assist and 12 FPL points at home to Huddersfield Town.

    Classy Clarets

    Meanwhile, Burnley pair Chris Wood (£6.2m) and Ashley Barnes (£5.6m) were both on the scoresheet against Tottenham Hotspur.

    Wood has scored six of his seven goals for the season in the Clarets' last eight matches, while?Barnes has recorded five goals and two assists in the same period.

    Yet they are owned by only 0.8 per cent and 2.1 per cent respectively.

    Their recent performances highlight the growing number of value options available to FPL managers who are on the lookout for new forwards.

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