Fantasy Premier League 2014 Week 28: Ranking Saturday's Best Bang-for-Buck Deals

Gianni VerschuerenFeatured ColumnistMarch 1, 2014

Chelsea's Andre Schurrle, right, and teammate John Terry celebrates his hat-trick goal against Fulham with the match ball at the end of their English Premier League soccer match at Craven Cottage, London, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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With half of Week 28's Premier League fixtures in the books, it's time to take an early look at which players provided fantasy owners with the biggest return on their investment.

There were some excellent performances all around the league, with the usual suspects contributing as expected. Both Eden Hazard and Luis Suarez delivered big games and lots of points to their owners, beating up on Fulham and Southampton, respectively.

Heitinga was Saturday's best value defender.
Heitinga was Saturday's best value defender.Michael Regan/Getty Images

Life would be easy if we could all play Suarez and Hazard every week, but chances are it will be a lesser EPL god who ultimately decides whether your fantasy team comes out on top.

With that in mind, we present to you the best value deals for Week 28.

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Honorable mentions

Martin Skrtel, Liverpool: £5.6 million, 8 total points

Vurnon Anita, Newcastle: £4.3 million, 9 total points

Johnny Heitinga, Fulham: £4.6 million, 8 total points


Jonathan Walters, Stoke City

£6.1 million, 11 total points

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Jonathan Walters of Stoke City celebrates his goal with Peter Crouch during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by L
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Walters put a serious dent in Arsenal's title hopes when he converted a penalty that would prove to be the only goal in the tie between Stoke City and the Gunners, and he also made a handful of fantasy owners very happy.

Walters was one of the top performers for Stoke (along with goalkeeper Asmir Begovic), and at a paltry £6.1 million, his 11 points makes him the third-best value performer of the day.


Moussa Sissoko, Newcastle

£5.6 million, 15 total points

HULL, ENGLAND - MARCH 01:  Moussa Sissoko (R) of Newcastle United celebrates with Loic Remy after scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Newcastle United at KC Stadium on March 1, 2014 in Hull, England.  (P
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Sissoko came into the game against Hull City having scored only one goal all season, so don't let anyone tell you they knew the French midfielder was going to explode for 15 points.

Still, it wouldn't have hurt having him on your team. Sissoko scored twice and came away with a boatload of bonus points as one of the Magpies' top performers, and all of this for only £5.6 million.


Andre Schurrle, Chelsea

£6.9 million, 20 total points

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Mainly used as a backup and depth player by the Blues, Schurrle represents Saturday's ultimate value deal. Smart fantasy players might have seen the matchup with lowly Fulham and played a motivated Schurrle for kicks, but no one could have foreseen the kind of game he would end up having.

The German youngster scored a hat-trick, with all three of his goals coming in the second half, and was awarded with a huge 20 points for his exploits. The top performer in all of Saturday's games, he was a massive bargain for a few lucky owners at just £6.9 million.