Martin Kelly (£4.0m) is the fourth-most popular defender in the game, sitting in 24.9 per cent of squads.
And he rewarded that ownership with a clean sheet and six points in a goalless home match against Everton.
Last season Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) also began at £4.0m for Palace.
He claimed an assist and clean sheet in Gameweek 1 of 2018/19 and went on to record 120 FPL points for the Eagles, before moving to Manchester United this summer.
Kelly was one of four £4.0m defenders to be handed a start in Gameweek 1 this season.
Rico featured as a wing-back for AFC Bournemouth, playing down the left side in a 3-4-3 formation.
Meanwhile, Lundstram continued in a central midfield role for visitors Sheffield United, having produced three assists for the Blades during the summer friendlies.
Looking for reliable value options in defence is a vital part of squad-building.
Seeking out those budget gems like Kelly in defence can be a big part of that strategy.