His outstanding campaign also highlighted that both save and bonus points can outweigh the benefits of clean sheets - the traditional scoring method for goalkeepers in Fantasy.
Heaton's defiant displays regularly rewarded his owners with additional points from saves. His total of 142 stops was more than any other player and he delivered at least one save point in 22 of his 35 Gameweek appearances.
Despite recording only four clean sheets, Pickford produced save points in 22 of 29 Gameweek appearances and his total of 36 points was more than any other goalkeeper.
When it came to accruing bonus points, Heaton was simply untouchable.
It also shattered the previous record of 16 bonus points scored by a goalkeeper in a single season, set by Sunderland's Vito Mannone (£4.0m) in 2013/14.
The Burnley No 1 delivered double-digits on five occasions, including an 11-point tally at Manchester United in Gameweek 10, when he made 11 saves.
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Valdes was his closest rival for big hauls, producing 10+ points on three occasions.
Understandably, Heaton was also the most in-demand pick between the sticks.
Having started the season at £4.5m, he rose £0.6m in price and earned 976,551 transfers in - more than any other goalkeeper on both counts.
And his dominance in terms of the value he offered extended across all four positions. Tallying a total of 149 points, Heaton was the No 1 player for points per million (29.2).