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ProfessorM's Bargains and Busts: Week 2

Having high profile, top scoring players is a must for Yahoo Fantasy success, but it is also important to find good value picks. To that end, I present those players who provided the best and worst value for Week 2.

Bargains

Here are the top 25 players in terms of their points per £M for Week 2. I calculate these solely by dividing their week 2 points by their week 2 price. Campbell was by far the best value for the week, although Chamakh was quite good as well. Over the first two weeks, three players have been top 25 bargains both weeks: Ward-Prowse (5th/11th), Lloris (12th/17th), and Fonte (24th/25th). Cleverley, who was a bust last week, turned into a bargain this one ranking 24th.

Rank Player Pos Team Match Cost £M GP Pts Pts/£M
1 F. Campbell F CAR CAR v MAC 2.17 2 28 12.90
2 M. Chamakh F CRY STO v CRY 1.89 2 13 6.88
3 M. Debuchy D NEW NEW v WHU 4.87 2 16 3.29
4 B. Jones D WBA EVE v WBA 7.03 2 21 2.99
5 A. McGregor G HUL HUL v NOR 6.12 2 18 2.94
6 C. Adam M STO STO v CRY 6.95 2 19 2.73
7 B. Foster G WBA EVE v WBA 7.97 2 21 2.63
8 E. Capoue M TOT TOT v SWC 6.82 2 16 2.35
9 E. Giaccherini M SUN SHN v SUN 6.82 2 16 2.35
10 Robbie Brady M HUL HUL v NOR 6.82 2 16 2.35
11 J. Ward-Prowse M SHN SHN v SUN 4.34 2 10 2.30
12 A. Gunnarsson M CAR CAR v MAC 6.56 2 15 2.29
13 T. Krul G NEW NEW v WHU 4.39 2 10 2.28
14 L. Podolski F ARS FUL v ARS 11.1 2 24 2.16
15 D. Bent F FUL FUL v ARS 4.67 1 10 2.14
16 Paulinho M TOT TOT v SWC 6.55 2 13 1.98
17 H. Lloris G TOT TOT v SWC 10.57 2 20 1.89
18 M. Jedinak M CRY STO v CRY 6.55 2 11 1.68
19 P. Whittingham M CAR CAR v MAC 6.15 2 10 1.63
20 G. Medel M CAR CAR v MAC 5.75 2 9 1.57
21 J. Howson M NOR HUL v NOR 6.57 2 10 1.52
22 V. Anita M NEW NEW v WHU 4.71 2 7 1.49
23 M. Yanga-Mbiwa D NEW NEW v WHU 6.11 2 9 1.47
24 T. Cleverley M MAN MAN v CHE 6.91 2 10 1.45
25 Jose Fonte D SHN SHN v SUN 9.91 2 14 1.41

Busts

The busts are the players that cost you money but get you negative points. Since dividing points by cost does not work with negative points, I instead multiply points by cost and divide by 5. I know this is a bit arbitrary, but it at least gives some comparison on how badly these players hurt your team as opposed to the bargains who helped it. Below are the 15 biggest busts for the week, with Garrido, Hart, Torres, and Michu leading the way. The only player to be a bust in both of the first weeks was Sagbo of Hull, but he won't be appearing again for a while since he is suspended for 3 matches following a red card.

643 I. Aspas F LIV AST v LIV 7.97 2 -2 -3.19
644 P. Cissé F NEW NEW v WHU 8.08 2 -2 -3.23
645 B. Guzan G AST AST v LIV 4.19 3 -4 -3.35
646 P. Osvaldo F SHN SHN v SUN 7.23 1 -3 -4.34
15 C. Gardner M SUN SHN v SUN 11.79 1 -2 -4.72
648 J. Walters F STO STO v CRY 8.58 2 -3 -5.15
649 M. Lowton D AST AST v LIV 13.08 3 -2 -5.23
650 K. De Bruyne M CHE MAN v CHE 6.68 2 -4 -5.34
651 J. Ruddy G NOR HUL v NOR 10.29 2 -3 -6.17
652 Y. Sagbo F HUL HUL v NOR 6.37 2 -5 -6.37
653 G. Cameron D STO STO v CRY 12.29 2 -3 -7.37
654 Michu M SWC TOT v SWC 15.04 2 -3 -9.02
655 F. Torres F CHE MAN v CHE 9.56 2 -5 -9.56
656 J. Hart G MAC CAR v MAC 13.13 2 -5 -13.13
657 J. Garrido D NOR HUL v NOR 13.61 2 -6 -16.33

Best and Worst so far

While seeing the bargains and busts week to week is informative, over the long haul, it is better to see who does best on average. So, I calculated the average points per £M over the first two weeks. It is still early in the season, but your best and worst so far are below.

Best

Player Pos Team GP AVG Pts/£M Rank
F. Campbell F CAR 2 6.68 1
R. Barkley M EVE 2 5.23 2
M. Chamakh F CRY 2 3.71 3
D. Welbeck F MAN 2 2.58 4
J. Ward-Prowse M SHN 2 2.50 5
E. Capoue M TOT 2 2.35 6
M. Debuchy D NEW 2 2.15 7
H. Lloris G TOT 2 1.90 8
S. Mignolet G LIV 2 1.88 9
A. McGregor G HUL 2 1.80 10
R. Soldado F TOT 2 1.78 11
E. Giaccherini M SUN 2 1.68 12
Robbie Brady M HUL 2 1.68 13
S. Whittaker D NOR 2 1.61 14
C. Adam M STO 2 1.58 15

Worst

Player Pos Team GP AVG Rank
K. Westwood G SUN 2 -2.62 643
J. Ruddy G NOR 2 -2.89 644
D. Berbatov F FUL 2 -3.22 645
Steven Taylor D NEW 1 -3.23 646
G. Cameron D STO 2 -3.44 647
Michu M SWC 2 -4.18 648
P. Osvaldo F SHN 1 -4.34 649
Derek Boateng M FUL 1 -4.40 650
F. Torres F CHE 2 -4.62 651
W. Szczesny G ARS 2 -4.63 652
Y. Sagbo F HUL 2 -5.36 653
J. Hart G MAC 2 -6.13 654
M. Vorm G SWC 2 -7.07 655
J. Garrido D NOR 2 -7.86 656
L. Koscielny D ARS 1 -9.96 657
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