Week 24 has thrown up some interesting "bargains" for us, by virtue of schedule, injury, or plain happenstance. Here's some names you might look towards, whose price has gone down since last week's matches.
|1||J. Jääskeläinen (West Ham - G)||6 GA, 5 SV||3.87||-3.42|
|2||J. Reina (Liverpool - G)||7.49||-3.15|
|3||A. Begovic (Stoke - G)||3 GA||5.84||-3.01|
|4||T. Krul (Newcastle - G)||2 GA||4.69||-2.82|
|5||W. Szczesny (Arsenal - G)||1 W, 3 GA||9.48||-2.59|
|6||G. Tremmel (Swansea - G)||8.55||-2.35|
|7||M. Bunn (Norwich - G)||5 GA, 4 SV||1.08||-2.14|
Quite a few goalkeepers lost value last weekend, but most notably for the upcoming matches are Jussi who faces an out of sorts Fulham; Begovic, who Neal is big-upping over in The Week Ahead; Krul at Aston Villa; and Bunn for Buck hosting Spurs.
|1||P. Evra (Man Utd - D)||1 CW||13.09||-2.64|
|2||P. Zabaleta (Man City - D)||1 FW, 1 PI||13.16||-2.63|
|3||M. Debuchy (Newcastle - D)||2 PI||3.49||-2.32|
|4||D. Potts (West Ham - D)||4.04||-2.26|
|5||Rafael (Man Utd - D)||10.19||-1.94|
|6||B. Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham - D)||1 FW, 3 PI||7.13||-1.77|
|7||S. Morrison (Reading - D)||7.88||-1.64|
|8||André Santos (Arsenal - D)||1 PI||5.21||-1.63|
|9||M. Dawson (Tottenham - D)||1 FW, 2 PI||7.21||-1.62|
|10||P. Bardsley (Sunderland - D)||4.49||-1.59|
|11||D. Agger (Liverpool - D)||1 FW, 3 PI||9.75||-1.56|
|12||C. Hill (QPR - D)||2 PI||8.82||-1.50|
|13||S. Kelly (Reading - D)||1.73||-1.44|
|14||J. Bosingwa (QPR - D)||6.90||-1.38|
|15||R. Martin (Norwich - D)||1 CW, 2 PI||11.26||-1.35|
|16||John Arne Riise (Fulham - D)||8.74||-1.31|
|17||A. Traore (QPR - D)||1 FW||5.59||-1.31|
|18||J. Evans (Man Utd - D)||10.38||-1.30|
|19||T. Bramble (Sunderland - D)||1 FW, 1 PI||6.31||-1.22|
|20||G. Johnson (Liverpool - D)||1 FW, 1 CW||12.66||-1.19|
|21||K. Naughton (Tottenham - D)||3 PI||9.19||-1.15|
|22||M. Williamson (Newcastle - D)||1 PI||5.99||-1.12|
|23||J. Lescott (Man City - D)||7.25||-1.11|
Debuchy and Kelly are good enablers, and Rafael is certainly worth a punt at 10 hosting Southampton. Lescott is probably the only other name here that really would interest me at the price, though if he's going to start, Beniot Assou-Ekotto could be a real bargain. Maybe a candidate for the barn door, however.
Unfortunately, I don't see much value in the midfielders that went down in price after last week's matches so we'll move on to...
|1||W. Rooney (Man Utd - F)||18.20||-3.21|
|2||J. Hernández (Man Utd - F)||15.51||-2.74|
|3||S. Agüero (Man City - F)||17.55||-2.17|
|4||R. van Persie (Man Utd - F)||1 FW, 1 G||28.63||-1.80|
|5||R. Vaz Te (West Ham - F)||1 FW, 3 PI||6.77||-1.79|
|6||L. Suárez (Liverpool - F)||1 FW, 4 CW||25.40||-1.64|
|7||D. Ba (Chelsea - F)||1 FW||18.97||-1.20|
|8||J. Defoe (Tottenham - F)||1 FW, 2 CW||15.21||-0.92|
|9||D. Berbatov (Fulham - F)||3 FW, 1 PI||12.69||-0.77|
|10||E. Adebayor (Tottenham - F)||11.79||-0.75|
|11||D. Graham (Swansea - F)||1 A||10.36||-0.69|
|12||P. Pogrebnyak (Reading - F)||3 FW||8.47||-0.69|
|13||P. Crouch (Stoke - F)||1 FW, 1 PI||7.50||-0.67|
|14||R. Snodgrass (Norwich - F)||2 FW, 1 CW||15.82||-0.67|
|15||N. Jelavic (Everton - F)||11.34||-0.65|
|16||J. Walters (Stoke - F)||2 FW||6.29||-0.62|
|17||M. Boselli (Wigan - F)||3.60||-0.47|
|18||R. Lukaku (West Brom - F)||2 CW, 1 A||13.69||-0.46|
|19||I. Shechter (Swansea - F)||1 FW, 1 CW||3.57||-0.41|
|20||B. Ruiz (Fulham - F)||2 FW, 2 PI||13.03||-0.37|
|21||A. Weimann (Aston Villa - F)||8.58||-0.27|
|22||M. Chamakh (West Ham - F)||1 FW||4.27||-0.20|
|23||M. Balotelli (Man City - F)||7.43||-0.18|
|24||G. Holt (Norwich - F)||1 FW, 1 PI||8.21||-0.14|
|25||K. Jones (Stoke - F)||7.37||-0.13|
Rooney certainly pops off this list. A yellow card in a substitute appearance last match means he's under 20 for the first time in a while. Hosting Southampton, and scoring against Fulham in the FA Cup (Rooney is a notoriously streaky goal-scorer) will make him a popular pick.
Not far behind, and for similar reasons, coming back from injury he only managed a substitute appearance in the last league match, Sergio Aguero falls more than 2. Even though QPR can be tough to break down at home, Aguero is sure to be picked up by a lot of fantasy managers.
Stoke is hosting Wigan, and John Walters continues to fall in price after his horror show against Chelsea and a nothing-burger at Swansea. Though if I were picking an enabling third-forward, it would be Kenwyne Jones at 7.37.
If I REALLY needed an enabler, ChamWow looks a bargain at 4.27. If you combine him with Joe Cole at last week's price (and there are 10% of managers with him at that price) then you're probably getting really close to affording Robin van Persie this week, and maybe even adding a Juan Mata or another mid-to-high priced player.
And really, that's what this is all about, isn't it?