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Can a price drop boost Harry Kane’s FPL appeal?

Harry Kane (£11.0m) has been handed an eye-catching starting price by the Fantasy Premier League decision-makers.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker is available for £11.0m going into Gameweek 1, the cheapest he has started a season since 2016/17.

Kane’s 2018/19 ended in frustrating fashion for the England centre-forward, with two separate ankle ligament injuries forcing him to miss ten of Spurs’ final 16 Premier League fixtures.

A total of 160 points represented his lowest FPL score in five seasons as a first-team regular in north London, although 23 attacking returns was more than any of his teammates managed and his points-per-match average of 5.71 was the second-best among FPL forwards in 2018/19.

With Kane’s starting price dropping by £1.5m on what it was 12 months ago, does he again become one of the more attractive premium options in the game?

The Members’ article below delves into the data to analyse Kane’s season and ponder his worth.

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  1. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 21 hours ago

    I am pretty surprised that premier league clubs didn't want to go for Free transfer Diego Godin..The guy has atleast 2 good seasons left in him, plus he adds so much more experience and composure at the back.

    1. liverpool01
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        True surprised Arsenal or Man Utd didn't go for him lol

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 21 hours ago

          Didn't Mourinho want him? Too old for Edwood Woodwood.

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        Fairly timeless defender so consistent. A big project going on at inter and he’ll be a key part of forming it

    2. The Head-Ake
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 21 hours ago

      She looks good I reckon. Thoughts on this?

      Ryan - (Button)
      Robertson - TAA - Laporte - Coleman - (Kelly)
      Salah - Sterling - Maddison - Siggy - (Dendonck)
      King - Jota - (Nketiah)

      1. pm17
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 17 hours ago

        Little light up front...
        Can be bold by downgrading Sterling to KDB and Upgrade Jota
        Otherwise it's a good starting team

      2. Indpush
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 20 hours ago

        Or could keep it the way it is going light up front and strong in mid and the back. Looks bold as is.

    3. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 21 hours ago

      So the new Brighton manager wants a more attacking approach, and they've just signed a wide forward who was touted in various Youtube comment sections to join Arsenal. Sounds like a good mix - quality attacking forward, new attacking manager.

      So Leandro Trossard, worth a punt? Or have Youtube comment sections lied to me? 😯

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        Oh, his father actually confirmed it:

        “Because he has not skipped a single step in his career. He could go to Atlético or Arsenal today, beautiful clubs, but that is too early,” Comhair explained.

        “To take the next step, he must now go to Brighton. If he shows his Genk performance at Brighton, then the big clubs will come and get him next summer.”

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          18 days, 21 hours ago

          Hey GB,

          Do you still want to post the data you were trying to post last night? If so, I can help with that 🙂

          1. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            18 days, 21 hours ago

            Nah, it's all good.

            Had a load of other stuff to go with it that's gone now, but probably best I keep it to myself 🙂

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 7 Years
              18 days, 21 hours ago

              Fair enough 🙂

              Give me a shout if you do want to do something like that in the future, I'm eager to encourage it! Sorry I missed you when you tried doing it

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 21 hours ago

          Don't want to come over all Merse here, but no one's heard of him! I'm waiting on reliable reports; in the meantime, I'm attracted to Gross if Brighton show more attacking intent.

      2. firetog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        Maybe worth monitoring and bringing in after a few weeks of real season action.

      3. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        The official FPL site have a piece on him

    4. anish10
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 21 hours ago

      Hows this draft:

      Ryan
      VVD -- TAA -- Laporte -- Digne
      Siggy -- Salah -- KDB -- Zaha
      King -- Vardy

      Button -- Dendonker -- Kelly -- Greenwood

    5. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 21 hours ago

      I made up a team to see could I go 3-4-3 with Kane/Salah/Sterling and two liverpool defenders.


      Pickford (Steklenburg)

      Robertson-TAA-Smith-(Kelly-Gibson)

      Salah-Sterling-Fraser-Norwood-(Dendonker)

      King-Kane-Long

      I assume the FFS community would like it.
      Basically because it has the three 'big hitter' captain choices and double liverpool defence.
      But I got to be honest I am not sure about it at all not much flexibility.
      I suppose Norwood could be changed to McGinn later gw4 and Fraser downgraded.
      It assumes Kelly will start for palace, Long gets his place for the saints and Gibson moves to another PL club,
      It does solve the goalkeeper conundrum though.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        Ryan+1M over Pickford?

        1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
          • 10 Years
          18 days, 21 hours ago

          There is that option I suppose.
          But then it is
          Ryan plus a 6/5.5 midfielder/striker v Pickford his fixtures
          I suppose it is close dependent on whether you get the midfielder/striker right.

      2. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        Premium; Salah Kane Sterling Van Dijk Robertson

        Mid Price; Leno Coleman King Ward Prowse Zaha

        Budget Button Kelly Dendoncker Simpson Nketiah

        1. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 21 hours ago

          4-4-2

        2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
          • 10 Years
          18 days, 21 hours ago

          That does not look too bad - but I feel that the 4.5m striker is asking for trouble. That is why I was trying to find a way around it.

    6. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 21 hours ago

      Morning y'all

      I see fredericks in a few teams. Is he nailed on? Better attacking threat than diop and rotates perfectly with a.smith

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        He is in a fair few teams and appears to be nailed. He looks good on paper, but he did naff all last season: one goal, 0 assists and about 3 CS.

      2. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        Zabaleta is 34, but I still think he'd get the odd game over Fredericks, because he adds something different.

        Balbuena is the best option if you really want in to that dodgy defence. He has good goal threat.

        1. jayzico
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 21 hours ago

          yeah zab was my worry

      3. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        Smith isn't nailed on for starters. BOU and WHU defence are not good anyway 🙂

        1. jayzico
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 21 hours ago

          what two 4.5s would you recommend?

          1. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            18 days, 21 hours ago

            Taylor and Lascelles might be solid. Charlie Taylor was looking attacking for Burnley towards the end of the season, and there's always the hope of Burnley becoming tight again. Lascelles is dented by Rafa leaving, but I still think they'll be ok defensively. Decent rotation.

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 21 hours ago

            I looked at the fixtures of Brighton and Palace and for 4.5 rotations Ward and Dunk look goers.

      4. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        I could be proved wrong, but he may not make the team.

    7. ng259
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        Thoughts on this 1st draft?

        Lloris
        Robbo-Gomez-Coleman
        Salah-De Bruyne-Sigurdsson-McGinn
        Kane-Jota-King

        Button-El Mohamedy-Kelly-Dendoncker

        Cheers!

      • New Post
      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        18 days, 21 hours ago

        Ha

        Doherty is currently more widely owned than all the Chelsea backline. Admittedly Chelsea are an unknown quantity but their track record over a whole raft of managers has been consistently good.

        I keep coming back to the thought that either a nailed Azpi or Luiz is likely to outperform most 6.5 forwards over a stretch of games.

        1. Queenofthestoneage
            18 days, 21 hours ago

            You are correct. Azpi/Luiz will get over 150p and Im struggling to see attackers under 7 reach that. I have brought in King as third striker tho. But yeah, a nailed Chelsea defender is a great asset at 6.0.

          • Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 21 hours ago

            First off, whilst Doherty served me very well last season, he's got a big price hike and starts off with the Europa curse.
            Secondly, Chelsea haven't even got a manager yet (could change by the time I press 'post') - I'd want to see how they shape up pre-season before looking at any of their assets.
            Third, do you think the Azpi and Luiz will outperform Digne and Coleman?

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              18 days, 21 hours ago

              Doherty was gold for a while - missed him completely of course -but for me was overpriced at the end of the season. Having missed him I felt no inclination to get him when i rejigged ariubd 25

              Yep anything Chelsea is even more conditional than all the other pre preseason picks

              I have Digne and Luiz atm in my big back 6. My thinking is to spread the love and not gamble with double ups there apart from Pool. Cs are so unpredictable - think City last time out. But with Spurs Chelsea City Pool and Everton I’d be hoping for close to 50% most weeks. Was not part of the beauty of RAM - missed too of course - that there were 3 chances of cs as well as those attacking returns

        2. cpo001
            18 days, 21 hours ago

            A) Ryan and Robertson
            B) Alisson and 5.5 (AWB/PVA/Alderweireld)

            (defence is X, Walker, Coleman, Diop and Rico)

          • No Professionals
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 21 hours ago

            Which 4 do you prefer

            A) kane, Kdb, Coleman, pickford
            B) vardy, sterling, digne, Ryan

            1. britzdubb
              • 2 Years
              18 days, 20 hours ago

              A

          • britzdubb
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 20 hours ago

            comment on this first draft please

            ederson/lloris
            vvd chilwell monreal aarons cathcart
            salah kdb zaha siggy pereyra
            king jimenez long

            1. No Professionals
              • 2 Years
              18 days, 20 hours ago

              My view is that a team should look to contain 5 from liverpool and city

            2. cpo001
                18 days, 20 hours ago

                Why two premium keepers? Waste of money there.

              • Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                18 days, 17 hours ago

                To be frank, it's awful!

            3. jamiet
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 17 hours ago

              André Gomes at 5.5m Midfielder

              with Everton's first run of games surely this is a positive option as a rotation midfielder

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                18 days, 17 hours ago

                Plays too deep, doesn't he?

                1. jamiet
                  • 4 Years
                  17 days, 23 hours ago

                  Not to deep, gets let loose with idrissa gueye covering

                  finished last season strong, not to much attacking returns but can only get better in an Everton team that is slowly adapting.

                  Thought he might be a good 5th

            4. zinaks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              18 days, 16 hours ago

              thoughts?
              *****************fabianski***********************
              tdd*****robertson****walker****digne
              fraser****salah****kdb***siggy
              king****ins ==>>(upgrading to giroud after 1st game)
              2M bank

              1. LangerznMash
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                hurts my eyes

            5. Worsle90
              • 2 Years
              18 days, 11 hours ago

              What is wrong here?

              Lloris, Heaton
              AWB, Mendy, TAA, Digne, Schär
              KDB, Mane, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Armstrong
              Arnautovic, King, Deulofeu

              1. LangerznMash
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                All the money sat on the bench

            6. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              18 days, 2 hours ago

              Votes please?

              A) Auba or Kane
              B Robbo or TAA
              C Mendy or Laporte