The Bonus Points
Dele Alli's (£8.1m) pair of goals in a 4-1 win for Tottenham Hotspur at Southampton helped him score of 45 in the Fantasy Premier League Bonus Points System (BPS), the second-highest tally of Gameweek 18.
The midfielder earned the maximum three bonus points at St Mary's Stadium, having also won three tackles and completing two dribbles.
Eriksen completed 84% of his 69 attempted passes, providing five goalscoring opportunities and a pair of assists.
Van Dijk scored the opening goal of the match and also contributed eight clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) and nine recoveries.
The Scout Notes
Alli has now provided three goals and as many assists over the last six Gameweeks.
Found in only 5.4% of squads his ownership had been in gentle decline over the past two Gameweeks, but that trend has now reversed.
More than 12,000 FPL managers have acquired the midfielder ahead of Friday's 7pm GMT Gameweek 19 deadline, although it is Eriksen who remains the more popular target.
The Denmark international's impressive form continued as he took his tally to five goals and four assists in the last six Gameweeks.
Eriksen has returned four double-figure hauls over that period, claiming 10 bonus points.
Harry Kane (£11.0m) ended a run of three successive blanks to head Spurs' second goal, but later missed a penalty to reduce his return to four points.
The striker is second only to Arsenal's Theo Walcott (£7.8m) for transfers out ahead of Gameweek 19.
Spurs' attackers will look to boost their stock further in the New Year's Day trip to Watford.
For Southampton, a run of three consecutive clean sheets at St Mary's Stadium ended abruptly.
But Van Dijk’s FPL stock is on the rise after he scored his first league goal of the season and the Dutchman has now moved to fifth in the overall defender standings on 74 points.
Fantasy Premier League managers who are yet to deploy first available chip have until 7pm GMT on Friday 31 December to do so, with a fresh wildcard available after that.