This article is part of our Sweeping the Floor series.
There are plenty of important tasks when trying to build a winning daily fantasy soccer lineup, but one big consideration is whether you should try to use a lower-priced player who could outperform their salary and allow you to pay up at other more impactful positions. There is no easy recipe for finding these types of players, and sometimes the ones who end up being the best on a certain slate simply come out of no where.
There have been 48 instances of a starting player costing $4,000 or less scoring at least 10.00 fantasy points in classic slates on DraftKings, though every player on the list with at least 13.00 made the scoresheet. The highest performance of the season came in Gameweek 6 when Burnley's Aaron Lennon had one goal on two shots (one on target), one assist, two crosses, two interceptions, three tackles won and three fouls committed for 23.00 fantasy points at $3,700. Lennon's performance was a pretty significant outlier in relation to his regular output, as his 7.00 floor points in that match were 1.25 more than his overall fantasy points in any of his other three starts this season.
But this column isn't concerned with getting on the scoresheet, so let's give it up for Philip Billing, who not only shares the honor of having the most floor points (12.75) in a match this season among players costing $4,000 or less, but he also has three of the top six scores in that price