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ProfessorM's Bargains and Busts: Week 3

It's time to take another look at who were the good bargains and who were the total flops for Week 3. I would have posted this earlier, but I HAD to spend a week in Bordeaux for work (oh, woe is me). Just as a reminder, the bargains are those who got you the most points for the money, while the busts cost a lot of money for little (or negative) return.

Since we have a few weeks of data now, it is much more important to start to look at what a player has been doing over several weeks. So, I will post the top 10 bargains and busts for the week, as well as the top 15 on average from the season so far.

The Bargains

Here are the top bargains for Week 3. While not in the top 10 for the week, Ward-Prowse did make the top 25 for the third straight week, while Livermore, Debuchy and Krul all made a second top 25.

Rank Player Pos Team Match Cost£ %own Pts Pts/£
1 N. Redmond M NOR NOR v SHN 7.28 0.34 24 3.30
2 L. Fer M NOR NOR v SHN 6 0.2 19 3.17
3 J. Livermore M HUL MAC v HUL 1 8.04 3 3.00
4 H. Ben Arfa M NEW NEW v FUL 8.09 4.42 22 2.72
5 M. Debuchy D NEW NEW v FUL 6.85 17.27 17 2.48
6 J. Pennant M STO WHU v STO 6.15 0.13 15 2.44
7 T. Krul G NEW NEW v FUL 5.77 7.36 14 2.43
8 D. Gabbidon D CRY CRY v SUN 7.08 0.32 17 2.40
9 D. Marshall G CAR CAR v EVE 5.72 0.35 13 2.27
10 D. Vaughan M SUN CRY v SUN 3.69 0.34 8 2.17
11 E. Pieters D STO WHU v STO 2.77 0.15 6 2.17

For the season so far, here are the players who have been the best bargains based upon their prices each week. Some of the players make the ranking based upon one good week, while others have returned consistently good points for their cost.

Player Pos Team GP TtlPoints AVGPts/£ AVGRank
F. Campbell F CAR 3 34 4.71 1
R. Barkley M EVE 3 21 3.01 2
M. Chamakh F CRY 3 17 2.73 3
M. Debuchy D NEW 3 38 2.26 4
J. Ward-Prowse M SHN 3 27 2.18 5
D. Welbeck F MAN 3 40 2.07 6
N. Redmond M NOR 3 37 1.77 7
S. Mignolet G LIV 3 63 1.68 8
J. Livermore M HUL 3 5 1.67 9
J. Williams M CRY 3 10 1.64 10
E. Capoue M TOT 3 23 1.64 11
T. Krul G NEW 3 24 1.57 12
S. Whittaker D NOR 3 34 1.42 13
H. Lloris G TOT 3 41 1.38 14
R. Soldado F TOT 3 32 1.33 15

Busts

As a reminder, if a player scores negative points, I multiply their points times their cost and divide by 5. This is the number in the Pts/£ column. Not surprisingly, given his cost, RVP was the 2nd worst player this week behind O'Shea and his -9 score. For week 3, your worst choices were the following.

Rank Player Pos Team Match Cost %own Pts Pts/£
668 J. O Shea D SUN CRY v SUN 11.05 1.25 -9 -19.89
667 R. van Persie F MAN LIV v MAN 23.75 42.45 -3 -14.25
666 M. Figueroa D HUL MAC v HUL 10.86 0.61 -3 -6.52
665 J. Williams M CRY CRY v SUN 7.25 0 -3 -4.35
664 B. Myhill G WBA WBA v SWC 4.9 0.45 -4 -3.92
663 K. Westwood G SUN CRY v SUN 6.29 0.4 -3 -3.77
662 D. Fox D SHN NOR v SHN 6.18 0.24 -3 -3.71
661 Jonas Olsson D WBA WBA v SWC 8.79 3.03 -2 -3.52
660 J. Chester D HUL MAC v HUL 8.15 0.27 -2 -3.26
659 R. Koren M HUL MAC v HUL 7.31 0.25 -2 -2.92
658 I. Aspas F LIV LIV v MAN 6.7 2.87 -2 -2.68
657 W. Reid D WHU WHU v STO 12.5 1.74 -1 -2.50
656 Álex Pozuelo M SWC WBA v SWC 6 0.05 -2 -2.40
655 J. Defoe F TOT ARS v TOT 11.38 1.56 -1 -2.28

On the season, here are the players that have really cost you if you have had them in your lineup. Some big names are on this list (RVP, Torres, Michu, Hart), but that just indicates how costly it is when a high priced player gives you negative returns. They will certainly improve as the season goes forward, but in the early going, they have been big busts.

Player Pos Team GP TtlPoints AVGPts/£ AVGRank
J. O Shea D SUN 3 -4 -6.48 668
L. Koscielny D ARS 2 4 -6.18 667
J. Garrido D NOR 3 9 -4.72 666
R. van Persie F MAN 3 21 -4.45 665
M. Vorm G SWC 3 6 -4.20 664
J. Hart G MAC 3 21 -3.67 663
Y. Sagbo F HUL 2 -8 -3.57 662
F. Torres F CHE 2 -2 -3.08 661
K. Westwood G SUN 3 0 -3.01 660
Derek Boateng M FUL 1 -7 -2.94 659
W. Szczesny G ARS 3 27 -2.63 658
Michu M SWC 3 14 -2.61 657
G. Cameron D STO 3 6 -2.20 656
Steven Taylor D NEW 1 -5 -2.15 655
D. Berbatov F FUL 3 -1 -2.15 654
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