When Fantasy Premier League managers are considering buying players who can provide assists, good dribblers should be considered.
In the final part of a series analysing the awarding of FPL assists, we explain how players who take on opponents can earn extra points.
When a goal is scored direct from a free-kick or via a penalty, the player who drew the foul will gain an assist.
Remember that assists are also given to players who draw a handball from an opponent via a pass, cross, shot or final touch.
However, bear in mind that no assists are awarded to players for winning a free-kick or penalty that they convert themselves.
For example, in Gameweek 4 Jamie Vardy earned his side a penalty (pictured, above) in Leicester City’s 2-1 home defeat by Chelsea when he drew a foul from Thibaut Courtois.
Although the penalty was duly put away, Vardy earned no assist points because he was the scorer of the spot-kick.