Fantasy Premier League

GW17 Lessons: Jimenez a gift for FPL managers

The Scout 17 Dec 2018
Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring against AFC Bournemouth

The Scout says Wolves striker's consistency is key to his appeal in Fantasy

Raul Jimenez (£6.2m) continued his impressive debut season in Gameweek 17 of Fantasy Premier League.

His opener in Wolverhampton Wanderers' 2-0 home win over AFC Bournemouth means he now has five goals and six assists.

Jimenez is now the fourth-top scoring striker on 81 points.

And in terms of points-per-million value, his 13.1 is ranked third among midfielders and forwards in FPL.

Jimenez's weekend strike has turned the heads of Fantasy managers, in spite of a testing upcoming schedule.

Over 30,000 have bought him for his home match with Liverpool on Friday evening, while Wolves also play Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in the next five Gameweeks.

Wolves' next five fixtures
GW Opp FDR*
18 LIV (H) 4
19 FUL (A) 2
20 TOT (A) 4
21 CRY (H) 2
22 MCI (A) 5

Fixture Difficulty Ranking

However, his consistency means that Jimenez can be relied upon to deliver points.

He has produced a goal or an assist in 10 of the first 17 Gameweeks, a record matched only by Callum Wilson (£6.9m) and Harry Kane (£12.6m) for forwards.

And his underlying statistics highlight his big potential in Fantasy.

Encouraging stats 

Only three players have bettered Jimenez's 38 shots inside the opposition penalty box.

Meanwhile, his 20 chances created places third among FPL forwards.

That all-round style of play also fares well in the Bonus Points System (BPS).

Indeed, Jimenez has 11 bonus points, third behind the 16 and 13 of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.5m) and Kane up front respectively.

Owned by a relatively low 19.6 per cent, he looks set to continue offering outstanding value for FPL managers.

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Part 2: FPL experts: Rondon a fantastic option
Part 3: GW17 Lessons: Sane in demand

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