The Scout assesses player prices in 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League and their implications.
Brennan Johnson (£6.0m) has the early schedule to announce himself as a major source of value for managers this season.
The Nottingham Forest star was a huge success under head coach Steve Cooper in last term’s Championship.
Johnson scored 18 goals and also supplied 10 assists, both team-leading totals.
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Having earned the vast majority of his minutes playing in a front two in 2021/22, the 21-year-old is listed as a forward in Fantasy.
He is identically priced to his new strike partner Taiwo Awoniyi, who arrives on the back of 15 goals for Union Berlin in last season’s Bundesliga.
Forest’s opening three matches, against Newcastle United, West Ham United and Everton, hand both Johnson and Awoniyi the chance to emerge as successful value options.
Meanwhile, managers will need to pay £8.0m to own Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The Toffees striker missed most of last season through injury but returned to top form towards the end of the campaign with two goals and an assist in their final three matches.
Calvert-Lewin could also be handed penalties for Everton following the departure of Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur.
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Nonetheless, his relatively high price could persuade some managers to turn to midfielder Anthony Gordon (£5.5m) over a favourable run of early fixtures for Frank Lampard's side.
Everton face Aston Villa, Forest, Brentford and Leeds United in the opening five Gameweeks.
See: All 2022/23 player price reveals
Part 1: Saka rises after career-best campaign
Part 2: Haaland cheaper than De Bruyne
Part 3: Brentford offer early value
Part 4: Salah rises in price, Jota now a forward
Part 5: Big drops for Ronaldo and Fernandes
Part 6: Wolves wing-backs can be budget favourites
Part 7: Havertz now a forward, Bowen climbs in cost
Part 8: Guimaraes can be a budget gem
Part 9: Son costs more than Kane, Perisic a defender
Part 10: Vardy drops in cost, Maddison rises