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Gameweek 30 Ones to watch: David Brooks

By The Scout 6 Mar 2019
David Brooks, AFC Bournemouth

The Scout backs AFC Bournemouth midfielder as standout value pick for run-in

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 30 of Fantasy Premier League.

David Brooks (BOU) £5.0m

The young midfielder has been a cut-price sensation in his debut season for AFC Bournemouth.

Brooks has recorded six goals and four assists over his 23 appearances, returning a total of 96 FPL points.

In terms of points-per-million value, Brooks’ 19.2 is second only to the 21.0 of his team-mate Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) among FPL midfielders.

Back from injury

After missing four matches through injury, Brooks was back on the Cherries’ teamsheet against Manchester City last weekend.

His return to action has not gone unnoticed by FPL managers ahead of his trip to Huddersfield Town.

Over 35,000 have bought Brooks for Gameweek 30, second only to the 55,000 transfers in for Liverpool's Sadio Mane (£9.8m) in midfield.

Shooting on sight

His underlying statistics showcase Brooks's impressive goal threat for AFC Bournemouth.

He has produced a shot on goal every 46.4 minutes compared with the 72.2 minutes of Fraser.

Indeed, Brooks leads the Scot by 26 shots inside the penalty box to 19 and matches him for shots on target, with 17 apiece.

Attractive schedule

Their encounter with the Terriers kick-starts an outstanding run of matches for Eddie Howe’s side.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), seven of their remaining nine opponents score just two.

Crucially for FPL managers considering AFC Bournemouth players, the Cherries hold the added bonus of not having any blank Gameweek from this point onwards.

AFC Bournemouth fixtures
30 HUD (A) 2 34 BHA (A) 2
31 NEW (H) 2 35 FUL (H) 2
32 LEI (A) 3 36 SOU (A) 2
33 BUR (H) 2 37 TOT (H) 4
    38 CRY (A) 2

That raises the appeal of Brooks as a cut-price source of points over the season run-in.

Also in this series

Part 1: Gameweek 30 Ones to watch: Michy Batshuayi
Part 2: Gameweek 30 Ones to watch: Bernardo Silva
Part 4: Gameweek 30 Ones to watch: Harry Maguire
Part 5: Gameweek 30 Ones to watch: Robert Snodgrass

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