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Keeping a keeper.

There are many out there who seem to be troubled with the decision to keep De Gea or drop him because of the zero factor. Just for the record, we are talking about all players at their (estimated) lowest available price.

Lets use two different positions to compare if holding is wise or not.

Currently, most hold De Gea at or around 5.65 and year to date has tallied 147 points if he has been on your team since week one.

Compare that to say...Dzeko. He is rested,gets zeros, has played in about the same number of games and holds almost the same average points per game total, and in week one cost 7.79 and has tallied 156.5 points if you held him since week one.

Are we talking about the same thing? NOT even close!

Looking at the goal position we only have approximately 4 total players who have started the year at similar pricing and have tallied more then 100 points. Vorm,Friedel,Hennessey and Krul. Slim pickings if you are looking to maximize points per cost at that position. Keeping De Gea....so far, so good.

Compare the same scenario to that of keeping Dzeko. The glaring difference is that there has been option upon option at the striker position to drop and acquire a player at similar pricing who has given as good or better returns.

Adebayor,Sturridge,Aguero,Helguson,Yakubu,Mata,Holt,Gervinho,Agbonlahor,Sinclair, and Waters to name a few who started the season at similar pricing and have tallied more then 100 points.

Holding Dzeko may have netted you 156.5 points but the ODDS of you missing out on a better performance for the same price is 10 fold to that of missing out on a better performance at the goal position.

So, even though both have tallied the same number of points most continue to hold De Gea over other options and those who do, continue to do well as a result.

For now....I hold.

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