The Colombian is currently the third most-owned midfielder in the game, found in 39.4 per cent of squads.
Rodriguez was initially ruled out of Gameweek 6 but his manager, Carlo Ancelotti, said on Friday that there is a chance he could be fit enough to play on Sunday.
Nevertheless, many managers are still seeking a replacement ahead of Friday’s 18:30 BST deadline.
Jack Grealish (£7.2m) has the form and fixtures to turn the heads of Rodriguez backers.
The playmaker has scored three goals and supplied three assists over the last three Gameweeks.
Phil Foden (£6.6m) offers another strong mid-price replacement for Rodriguez.
The midfielder has scored once and provided an assist in Manchester City’s first four matches.
Foden’s eight shots in the box are more than any team-mate this term.
Indeed, only Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) and Sadio Mane (£12.0m) have had more shots in the box in the last four Gameweeks, with 11 and 10 respectively.
Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) was named in Chelsea’s starting XI for the first time this season in Gameweek 5, having recovered from injury.
The US international averaged 5.1 points per match in his debut FPL campaign in 2019/20 and is only owned by 3.9 per cent of managers.
Finally, Brighton & Hove Albion’s short-term schedule could raise interest in Leandro Trossard (£6.0m).