Fantasy Premier League

FPL rising stars: David Brooks

By The Scout 3 Jun 2019
David Brooks, AFC Bournemouth

Midfielder can follow AFC Bournemouth team-mate Ryan Fraser and become a standout 2019/20 Fantasy player

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The Scout looks at players expected to progress and make a big impact in 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League.

David Brooks (BOU) £6.5m

The young midfielder's eye for goal can make him a popular value pick for FPL managers.

Brooks enjoyed a successful debut season for AFC Bournemouth following his summer transfer from Sheffield United.

The 21-year-old produced seven goals and six assists in 30 appearances.

Yet Brooks was overshadowed by team-mate Ryan Fraser (£7.5m). The Scottish winger recorded seven goals and 14 assists.

Fraser price hike

Ending the season at £6.4m, Fraser was the top-value midfielder in FPL, returning 28.3 points per million.

He finished as the sixth highest-scoring midfielder in the game, with 181 points to the 123 of Brooks.

Along with forward Callum Wilson (£8.0m), Fraser has moved into the mid-price bracket this season.

And that could play a big part in how FPL managers assess the AFC Bournemouth attack in 2019/20.

Brooks numbers encouraging

As a cheaper alternative, Brooks has the goal threat to rival Fraser in midfield.

He matched the Scot's seven goals in 895 fewer minutes.

Brooks also produced 29 shots inside the penalty area to the 28 of Fraser, underlining his potential for FPL points.

Goal threat of Brooks and Fraser
2018/19 Brooks Fraser
Goals 7 7
Mins/goal 325.1 453.0
Mins/shot 55.5 62.2
Mins/shot in box 78.5 113.3

AFC Bournemouth were one of the most reliable attacking teams for managers to invest in last season.

Only the top six sides bettered their total of 56 goals.

After securing his place as a regular for Eddie Howe's side, Brooks has the platform to follow Fraser as a big source of cut-price points in 2019/20.

Also in this series 

Part 2: James Ward-Prowse
Part 3: Miguel Almiron
Part 4: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Part 5: Dwight McNeil
Part 6: Marcus Rashford

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