Deputy left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas (£4.1m) has claimed 17 points this season, combining two clean sheets with an assist.
Their performances have made a big impact on the plans of Fantasy managers for Gameweek 3.
Tsimikas is the second most-bought player in the Gameweek, earning 171,000+ new owners for his home fixture with Chelsea.
But Andrew Robertson’s (£7.0m) appearance on the bench against Burnley on Saturday is a big concern for the Greek’s 28.9 per cent ownership.
Robertson is Jurgen Klopp's first-choice left-back and the Scot looks set to demote Tsimikas to the bench.
This means it will now cost a lot more to double-up on Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) with another attack-minded Liverpool defender, as Robertson and Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) are both at least £2.5m more expensive than Tsimikas.
Jota, meanwhile, is the most transferred-in midfielder for Gameweek 3, with 123,000 new owners.
His 16 points so far this season are only four fewer than Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) and five more than Sadio Mane (£11.9m).
|Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m)||202,000|
|Konstantinos Tsimikas (£4.1m)||171,000|
|Shane Duffy (£4.1m)||166,000|
|Danny Ings (£8.0m)||132,000|
|Diogo Jota (£7.6m)||123,000|
The Portuguese has been preferred to Roberto Firmino (£9.0m) in the first two matches as Liverpool’s central attacker.
But Firmino will start a lot of matches over the season, meaning Jota is by no means a regular.
Crucially, though, Jota's statistics indicate he can still produce points when he does play.
His average of 123.7 minutes per goal was quicker than any team-mate last season.
Picking Jota over Salah would be a huge risk. The Egyptian's 10 shots and three big chances created are both joint-top in the first two Gameweeks.
But given the considerable price difference, such a move could appeal to those looking to generate funds to bring Lukaku in their forward lines.
Considering a Jota and Lukaku pairing costs exactly the same as Salah and Ivan Toney (£6.5m), the Portuguese's appeal in Fantasy may soon be on the rise just as Tsimikas' nears an end.
Part 1: FDR Analysis: Everton can build momentum
Part 2: GW2 FPL stats: Lukaku outscores Salah and Fernandes
Part 3: GW2 Bonus points: West Ham duo add to scores
Part 4: FPL Saturday review: Mings leads dominant defenders
Part 6: FPL experts: What to do with Tsimikas and Jota?
Part 7: GW2 Lessons: Dias can avoid Pep rotation
Remember, the Gameweek 3 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 28 August.