Defenders who offer both clean-sheet potential and attacking returns are key. Such players can be difficult to acquire without compromising on the funds needed to maintain a flow of points further up the pitch.
With AFC Bournemouth about to embark on a run of fixtures that establish them in the comforts of mid-table, Daniels’ case for consideration looks stronger than ever.
The 29-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur trainee is the 12th-ranked FPL defender, and at £4.6million is the cheapest in that top 12. He has claimed two goals, four assists and five clean sheets this season.
Danny Rose is the only defender to have recorded more assists than Daniels, but the Spurs left-back is not assured of a starting berth, whereas Daniels has been involved in all but one if his side's league fixtures this campaign.
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