We all know how important it is to unearth the best budget options in fantasy football each season. It's vital to find cheaper stars if we are to accommodate the likes of Sergio Aguero and Zlatan Ibrahimovic into our teams, but luckily we're here to help you!
The third weekend of Premier League action is upon us, and we're busy building our FanDuel lineups for the latest round of fixtures. Like many fantasy football games, we have a £100 million budget to build the best possible team of top flight stars. But in FanDuel, you have the chance to win real cash prizes with a different lineup every weekend!
You can take on OUR team by entering The Football Republic Challenge before Saturday's game between Tottenham and Liverpool kicks off.
So here are five value FanDuel picks for this weekend’s matches…
Curtis Davies - Hull City (£6.1m)
Hull have stunned everyone by winning both of their opening Premier League matches, despite having just 13 first-team players available. Central defender Curtis Davies has been in fine form, making more clearances, blocks and interceptions (39) than anyone else in the top flight over the first two weekends.
He also picked up an assist with a flick-on to Shaun Maloney last week and is the only player to have made the FanDuel Team of the Week both weekends, making him great value at £6.1m.
Fernando Llorente - Swansea (£5.9m)
Swansea's new target man has fired as many shots on target (4) as Zlatan Ibrahimovic over the first two weekends, with only Sergio Aguero firing more. FanDuel rewards players for shots on target, so Llorente is already picking up points, with goals surely soon to follow.
He registered 24.75 points in the opening weekend win at Burnley and is a great budget option for your forward line.
Mason Holgate - Everton (£4.0m)
The young Everton defender is availabe at the cheapest possible price in FanDuel this weekend, but don't be put off by that as he has outscored likes of John Terry, John Stones and Toby Alderweireld both weeks so far.
The only danger here is that he might drop down to the bench, with Ashley Williams now fit. However, Ronald Koeman will have been impressed with Holgate's performances so this could be a gamble worth taking!
Craig Gardner - West Brom (£6.5m)
The West Brom midfielder has created the third-most chances of all players so far (7) and has more FanDuel points than Dele Alli, David Silva and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
In most fantasy football games, Gardner is overlooked, but in FanDuel he scores well because of his contributions on both sides of the ball. A great value option at £6.5m, no matter who the Baggies are facing.
Sam Clucas - Hull City (£5.5m)
Another one of Hull's early-season starts, Clucas has made the second-most clearances, blocks and interceptions (14) of all midfielders so far this season.
At just £5.5m, he is a more valuable midfield option than N’Golo Kante, and is more than half the price!
OFFICIAL: Sam Clucas has signed a new three-year contract with Hull City. pic.twitter.com/5WqPewtdYt— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 17, 2016
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