The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 8 in Fantasy Premier League.
Yet Smalling has averaged 4.2 points per match (ppm) since securing a starting role for the Red Devils in Gameweek 3.
Although he has only one clean sheet in five appearances, the centre-half has also scored one goal and collected three bonus points.
Smalling scored in the corresponding fixture last season, a 4-1 win over the Magpies in Gameweek 12.
That was one of the Man Utd defender's four goals in 2017/18.
And Newcastle's frailties in the air could boost his goal threat once again.
Their totals of 41 shots faced from set-plays and 22 headed shots conceded both rank in the bottom two.
Rafa Benitez's side have also lacked a cutting edge on their travels.
Newcastle have scored only one goal in their three away matches, which boosts Smalling's prospects of a clean sheet.
And combined with his aerial threat in the penalty area, Smalling could be poised for a big return in Gameweek 8.