The Scout assesses the opening player prices in 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League and their implications.
West Ham United can provide strong value at both ends of the pitch early on.
In defence, Aaron Cresswell (£5.5m) combined 11 assists with 11 clean sheets last term, while Vladimir Coufal (£5.0m) delivered nine assists and nine clean sheets in his debut campaign.
Up front, Michail Antonio (£7.5m) could also emerge as a popular mid-price option for opening squads.
His average of 4.5 points per match was bettered only by the on-loan Jesse Lingard for David Moyes’ men.
Teemu Pukki will cost managers £6.0m as Norwich City return to the Premier League.
The Finn was involved in 30 of his side’s 75 league goals in last season’s Championship, scoring 26 and assisting a further four.
Pukki’s 114 shots inside the penalty area were more than double any other Norwich player.
However, the Canaries’ opening schedule may put off early investment.
Part 1: 2021/22 FPL player price reveal
Part 2: Aubameyang now cheaper as a forward
Part 3: Dallas value affected by midfielder status
Part 4: Sanchez can emerge as No 1 pick in goal
Part 5: Salah and Kane given equal billing
Part 7: Top scorer Fernandes jumps in value
Part 8: Grealish and Toney to attract interest
Part 9: Everton stars look tempting for early fixtures
Part 10: Back cheaper Iheanacho over Vardy?
Part 11: Wilson has early appeal
Part 12: De Bruyne given highest-ever starting value