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GW16 Kings to watch: Emmanuel Dennis

The Scout 7 Dec 2021
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The Scout says Watford forward has schedule to continue thriving under Claudio Ranieri

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 16 of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

Emmanuel Dennis (WAT) £5.6m

The arrival of Claudio Ranieri has transformed the prospects of the Watford attacker in Fantasy.

Dennis had managed two goals and an assist in the first seven Gameweeks under Xisco Munoz.

However, he has emerged as the Hornets’ standout performer in the Italian’s eight matches in charge.

Dennis has scored four goals and supplied five assists in his seven appearances for Ranieri.

That includes double-figure hauls against Everton, Manchester United and Leicester City.

His average of 7.3 points per match (ppm) for the new head coach is more than double his previous 3.4ppm total. 

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The underlying numbers show Dennis has particularly improved his creativity for Ranieri.

His minutes per shot have remained similar across the two periods, moving from 35.9 to 39.2.

However, the Nigerian’s minutes per key pass have quickened considerably from 82 to 51.

Indeed, his total of four big chances created over the last eight Gameweeks was bettered by only four other players in Fantasy.

Value for money

His all-round displays have taken Dennis to second among forwards on 75 points.

And in terms of value, his 13.4 points per million returned is better than any other player this season.

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Watford’s short-term schedule indicates Dennis can continue his recent form.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of their next three matches, against Brentford, Burnley and Crystal Palace, score only two.

His potential for goals and assists suggests that Dennis will enjoy more success for Ranieri’s side over that run.

Also in this series

Part 2: Andrew Robertson (LIV)
Part 3: Ilkay Gundogan (MCI)
Part 4: Bukayo Saka (ARS)
Part 5: Jarrod Bowen (WHU)

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