The Scout marks Fantasy Premier League managers' cards as to which midfielders they should be considering for the start of 2017/18.
The Scot topped the Newcastle United ranks for shots (112) over their promotion season in the Championship.
Furthermore, only Jonjo Shelvey created more chances than his 80.
A key man at set-pieces, Ritchie is also Newcastle's designated penalty taker and, after a tough opener at home to Tottenham Hotspur, looks to be in line for early profit over a promising early set of fixtures.
Ritchie is likely to be priced around the £5.5m mark so he will certainly add competition for managers' fourth and fifth midfield slots.