Date: 25th August 2016 at 7:00pm
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Getting value for money is a crucial skill to have when playing Fantasy Football games, especially when it comes to FanDuel.

When you’ve got a certain budget to stick to and create your team with, it’s vital you consider the best points return per million spent. This can be the different between winning money or going home with your tail between your legs.

Last weekend saw a number of surprising high scoring players who don’t cost a great deal to get in your side. The likes of Curtis Davis, Jordi Amat and Gareth McAuley would have been shrewd picks by anyone who took the gamble and got them in their team.

The infographic below shows the top five best value defenders of the last game week…

Defenders points per million

Additionally, in the striker department, Middlesbrough’s Christhian Stuani had to be one of the bargain players of the weekend – for just a £3.9m outlay he totalled a whopping 55.75 FanDuel points, thanks to his two goals, two shots on target, three tackles and one aerial duel won.

That’s an incredible 14.19 points per million spent…

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So here are three bargain heroes from GW2 we we think you should be picking for you FanDuel team this weekend…

Etienne Capoue – £7.5m

The Frenchman has scored two in two for Watford this season, and so far averages 36.13 per game.

Watford host Arsenal this weekend and will be confident of further damaging the Gunners’ stuttering start to the new season.

If the Hornets can continue their good form then expect Capoue to have yet another important role.

Scott Dann – £7.9m

Crystal Palace host Bournemouth at the weekend and, given the signings Pardew has made in recent weeks, you have to think they could prove too strong for Eddie Howe’s men – especially given the Cherries have lost their opening two games.

However, Bournemouth will threaten Palace’s goal on a number of occasions, which means Scott Dann will be in for a busy afternoon – prime for picking up tackle and interception points.

He has averaged 17.38 points per game so far but that average should rise significantly if Palace can see off Bournemouth in the way they’re expected to.

Michy Batshuayi – £8.9m

Ok, so he’s not exactly cheap at £8.9m, but Batshuayi has already hit the ground running at Chelsea – netting three goals in as many appearances in all competitions, as well as laying on two assists.

Chelsea host Burnley at Stamford Bridge this weekend and although he may not start, Conte clearly sees Batshuayi as the ideal player to bring off the bench to give some additional options going forward, and the Belgium international hasn’t disappointed just yet.

Despite making cameo roles in both of Chelsea’s opening league games, Batshuayi has still averaged 14.25 points per game, and he’ll only improve that if he continues to be a lethal option off the bench for the Blues.

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