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FPL experts: The best budget players to target

16 Aug 2022

The Scout's panel pinpoint stars who look set to outperform their price tag in Fantasy

The Scout’s panel of experts pick out the most enticing budget players after the opening two Gameweeks of Fantasy Premier League.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Leeds United’s Rodrigo (£6.1m) is looking like a fantastic option. The Spaniard has now returned in both of the opening Gameweeks, claiming seven and 15 points. With Patrick Bamford (£7.5m) subbed off through injury, Rodrigo could be leading the Leeds attack for a great run of fixtures. 

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Keep an eye on Conor Gallagher (£5.9m) at Chelsea. With Mateo Kovacic (£4.9m) and N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) injured, the England man could make a claim for Thomas Tuchel's starting XI. We saw during his time at Crystal Palace how good he can be for Fantasy managers. Can he step up and take his place in the Chelsea midfield for their very good-looking run of fixtures?

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

Neco Williams (£4.0m) caught the eye against West Ham United. He had two shots on target, two chances created and took all set-pieces for Nottingham Forest. At just £4.0m he is incredible value. 

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Everton’s Anthony Gordon (£5.5m) hasn't yet returned but he has good fixtures to change that. With Amadou Onana (£5.0m) arriving and a new forward imminent, Gordon should have the attacking help he needs to deliver goals and assists.

Holly Shand (@HollyShand)

Brentford have started the season strongly, with six goals in two matches. Ivan Toney (£7.0m) has been involved in 50 per cent of them and has fantastic potential as the target man of the team, with great fixtures ahead.

Jamie Pigott (@Futbolislifefpl)

Neco Williams was everywhere against West Ham. As a £4.0m defender, he's taking shots inside the six-yard box. Forest may not keep clean sheets too often but Williams’ attacking positioning is exciting at that price point.

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Part 1: GW2 Bonus points
Part 2: GW2 stats: Haaland backers frustrated despite assist
Part 3: Saturday review: Managers move to Martinelli
Part 4: GW2 Lessons: Brentford stars among best for value

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