The Bonus Points
The striker earned a Bonus Points System (BPS) tally of 34, courtesy of his decisive goal and a key pass.
Shinji Okazaki (£5.7m), who emerged from the bench to pull a goal back for the visitors at the Stadium of Light, tallied a BPS score of 25.
The Foxes forward was awarded two bonus points, with Sunderland's Duncan Watmore (£4.9m) claiming the final point on offer with a BPS tally of 23.
Watmore completed six dribbles and supplied three key passes, including the assist for Defoe's strike.
The ICT Index
He registered a Threat tally of 100, second only to Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (£11.0m) over Gameweek 14.
Anichebe recorded more penalty-box touches (12), goal attempts (eight) and shots inside the box (five) than any other player in the match.
Watmore ranked next in the Index with a tally of 12.3, mainly due to a Threat score of 72 made up of 11 penalty-area touches and five goal attempts.
The Scout Notes
Defoe's outstanding FPL season continued as he claimed a nine-point return to consolidate his position as the second-highest scoring forward.
Trailing Chelsea's Diego Costa (£10.7m) by 83 points to 99, Defoe is the top forward for points-per-million value and has earned 17 bonus points - more than any other FPL asset.
Found in just over 22% of FPL squads, Defoe's prospects remain strong ahead of a Gameweek 15 trip to Swansea City on Saturday.
Anichebe provides a viable alternative and an ideal solution for those FPL managers pondering a 3-5-2 formation.
He has recorded 12 attempts from inside the box over the last four Gameweeks, compared with Defoe's six.
Sunderland's momentum could be disrupted for Gameweek 15, however, with Watmore suffering a knee injury in the win over the Foxes.
Champions Leicester continue to offer little to tempt FPL investment.
In attacking areas, both Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) and Riyad Mahrez (£9.0m) are failing to reach the heights of last season, while niggling injuries have halted the progress of Islam Slimani (£8.3m) as an FPL prospect.