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FPL Wildcard targets: Danny Ings

The Scout 7 Jan 2019
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The Scout says the Southampton striker can be a big source of cut-price points

With the second Fantasy Premier League Wildcard available, The Scout reviews the top targets to consider for the chip.

Danny Ings (SOU) £5.6m

The striker has been a key figure for new Southampton head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Ings has three goals and 24 FPL points in his four appearances since the Austrian’s appointment in Gameweek 17.

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  • Danny Ings
    Forward
    England
    Danny Ings
  • Club
  • Appearances
    73
  • Goals
    21
  • Assists
    7
  • Shots
    170
Danny Ings Player Profile

Frustratingly for Hasenhuttl, Ings has been ruled out of the Gameweek 22 match with Leicester City.

But he is expected to return to face Everton in Gameweek 23, as Southampton embark on a kind run of opponents.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), five of their six matches over Gameweeks 23-28 score no more than three.

Ings’ record suggests he can be a big-value target for FPL managers over that period.

He has produced seven goals and an assist in his 15 Gameweek appearances.

Indeed, when compared with forwards with at least five goals, his average of 152.7 minutes per goal is ranked fourth quickest.

At such a low cost, a fully fit Ings can offer excellent value for money as Hasenhuttl attempts to steer Southampton to safety. 

Southampton GW23-28
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
23 EVE (H) 3 26 CAR (H) 2
24 CRY (H) 2 27 ARS (A) 4
25 BUR (A) 2 28 FUL (H) 2

Tomorrow: FPL Wildcard targets: Raul Jimenez

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL Wildcard targets: Hugo Lloris
Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Neil Etheridge
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: Alisson
Part 4: FPL Wildcard targets: Sead Kolasinac
Part 5: FPL Wildcard targets: Lucas Digne
Part 6: FPL Wildcard targets: Matt Doherty
Part 7: FPL Wildcard targets: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Part 8: FPL Wildcard targets: Christian Eriksen
Part 9: FPL Wildcard targets: Paul Pogba
Part 10: FPL Wildcard targets: Richarlison
Part 11: FPL Wildcard targets: Raheem Sterling
Part 12: FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic
Part 14: FPL Wilcard targets: Raul Jimenez
Part 15: FPL Wildcard targets: Harry Kane

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