The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 35 of Fantasy Premier League.
Ward-Prowse has 142 points this season, just two points behind Ilkay Gundogan (£5.7m) and one ahead of Mason Mount (£7.3m) in his position.
In terms of value, his 24.5 points per million is bettered by only three other midfielders.
The statistics highlight Ward-Prowse’s all-round importance to Saints.
His 48 chances created are at least 17 more than any team-mate, while his 21 shots on target rank third.
Ward-Prowse's dead-ball delivery, in particular, could prove a major weapon against Palace.
He has supplied six assists from set-pieces this season, more than any other player in FPL.
Palace, meanwhile, have conceded a league-leading 147 shots from such situations.
Ward-Prowse is also on penalties with Danny Ings (£8.4m) currently sidelined through injury, as shown by his converted spot-kick against Leicester City last Friday.
Ward-Prowse had great success the last time Southampton played twice in a round of fixtures.
The longer-term schedule further raises the midfielder’s prospects.
At a cost of just £5.8m in Fantasy, Ward-Prowse can provide strong value for managers over the run-in.
Remember, the Gameweek 35 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 7 May.