Well, it's long been said that everybody loves a bargain and fantasy football is no exception. Finding an undervalued player with attractive fixtures approaching is kind of like the old gold miner finding a lost mine. As the season begins to wind down and with some double game weeks approaching let's take a look at both Fantrax 100 and the Barclay's Official game and see where the bargains are to be had. I am going to do them separately, first the Fantrax game.
Joel Robles has a nice schedule approaching. Unfortunately, Everton has trouble keeping clean sheets. For a salary of 1.228, he has delivered an average of 3.5 points.
John Ruddy appears to have gotten the starting job at Norwich back from Declan Rudd. He will cost you 1.578 and hosts Newcastle for a Norwich side that has stiffened defensively while facing relegation. These relegation battles are always spirited at the end.
Vito Mannone is now the Sunderland goalkeeper. His price of 2.28 ordinarily returns 3.25 points
Marcos Rojo is healthy for Manchester United and has locked down the left back spot. For a price of only 4.326, he will get you 8.4. United have double game week fixtures in both Game Week 34 and 37. (and is should be noted that it probably would be worth your while to replace him between the double games.)
Tim Klose of the aforementioned Norwich, has been a huge factor in the defense solidifying. His cost of 3.157 will ordinarily net 6.75.
Stephen Taylor has returned for Newcastle, who need to play well to avoid the relegation noose. His price of 2.74 will deliver an average return of 6.71
Kevin Wimmer is the player who claimed the Tottenham Center back spot when Jan Vertongen went down. For 2.15, he will net 4.78. Tottenham appears to want to make a run at Leicester.
Elaquim Mangala expects to be a central defender for Manchester City til the end of the season. At a cost of 3.91, his return is 4.47. City is another team with two double game weeks ahead.
My favorite pick is still the Sunderland midfielder, Wahbi Khazri. His cost is only 3.556 and the payoff is 8.57. Sunderland will probably play him repeatedly until the season is done.
Andros Townsend has delivered 6.12 attacking points per match over the season. He now starts for Newcastle and only costs 2.865.
Stephen Naismith of Norwich has some easier fixtures approaching. His cost is only 4.26.
Daniel Sturridge is expected to contribute goals to Liverpool and only costs 3.975.
Divock Origi has delivered 15 points for Liverpool in the three most recent matches. His cost is only 2.93.
Although Marcus Rashford may give way to Wayne Rooney, his cost is only 2.8 and he averages 13.
Emanuel Adebayor is expected to carry the load for Crystal Palace. He costs only 1.228 and CP is among the teams with two double game weeks.
Barclay's Official Game
Jakob Haugaard will be deputized for Stoke with the recent season ending ankle injury to Jack Butland. His cost is 4.4
John Ruddy of Norwich only costs 4.1 in this game.
Kasper Schmeichel has been in outstanding form for Leicester and still moderately priced at 4.8
The Leicester back four are among the leaders in the form to value ratios. Wes Morgan 4.3, Robert Huth 4.9, Danny Simpson 4.2 and Christian Fuchs 5.0 are bargains still. Their schedule will toughen with matches against Chelsea, Manchester United and Everton to finish the season.
Captain Ashley Williams has been a leviathan for Swansea the second half of the season. He still only costs 5.0
I picked up Tim Klose of Norwich for 4.2 the last period and did not start him. He delivered a shutout.
Arsenal, the experts agree, have the easiest run out to the end of the season. Hector Bellerin has been starting and only costs 6.3.
Ramiro Funes-Mori of Everton is the bargain at 5.5
Aaron Lennon has been good recently for Everton and only costs 5.6.
The same for Matt Richie who is a key player for Bournemouth and onset pieces at 54.
Dimitri Payet should be on your squad from West Ham. They enjoy 2 double game weeks also and he costs 8.3 (still a bargain)
Dele Ali played well for England on the break and only costs 6.2 for Tottenham.
Siggy Siggurdsson has enjoyed a resurgence for Swansea and costs 7.1.
Jermaine Defoe is the bargain here for Sunderland at 5.1, as they attempt to ride him to safety.
Salomon Rondon enjoys two double game week periods for West Brom and will only set you back 6.6. He's a bargain.
So anyway, these are my bargain picks. Did I miss anyone? Is there someone from Arsenal you fancy, they enjoy the benefit of the schedulemaker. Good luck, let us hear from you.