Searching the market for the final day, Syed spent 12 points on extra trades to take his total to 87 for the campaign - more than double that of the eventual FPL winner, Ben Crabtree, who made only 42.
But Syed's latest deals paid off thanks to some inspired acquisitions.
Only the latter failed to produce, as Vardy, Coutinho and Wijnaldum claimed final-day goals to combine for a total of 33 points.
Admittedly, Syed enjoyed some good fortune, as Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany (£6.0m) and Chelsea’s Pedro (£6.8m) were swapped in off the bench to add 23 points in place of Ake and AFC Bournemouth’s Joshua King (£6.2m), who both missed out.
Syed was one of the 54,539 who took the chip into Sunday's matches and trusted it with Kane ahead of his match at Hull City.
The Spurs striker duly obliged to produce a fourth hat-trick of the season, providing Syed with a 51-point return from the emphatic 7-1 victory at the KCOM Stadium.
Indeed, Mauricio Pochettino’s side provided a profitable spine throughout Syed's triumphant line-up.
In his fifth FPL campaign, Syed’s unbeaten 143-point weekly total helped him climb more than 250,000 places in the overall rankings to secure a best ever finish of 358,124.
As Manager of the Week, Syed claims a copy of FIFA 17, a Nike Ordem 4 match ball and an FPL mug, all packaged in a Fantasy Premier League rucksack.