This article is part of our Sweeping the Floor series.
There are few things more tilting in daily fantasy soccer than a bailout goal or assist, whether by a player on your roster or one rostered by your opponent(s) in cash games. There is no exact definition of a bailout goal or assist, but I generally classify it as a player who was having a poor fantasy outing from a floor perspective and just happened to score a goal to make up for their bad production; or, it's a highly owned cheaper player who happens to be chalk and would have been a bad play had it not been for their appearance(s) on the scoresheet.
Choosing the 10 worst (or best, depending on which side you were on) of this season wasn't easy, and while I considered just reviewing my podcast co-host Jordan Cooper's cash lineups for every Premier League slate this season, I decided to review the game logs myself and try to rank the worst (best) bailout goals or assists of the season. And if I missed any, please remind me of the pain in the comments below.
Honorable Mentions:Xherdan Shaqiri ($8,600 - LIV at HUD), Grady Diangana ($4,500 - WHU v. BUR), Demarai Gray ($6,000 - LEI at SOU), Adam Smith ($4,200 - BOU v. LEI), David Brooks ($6,400, BOU at FUL), Andrew Robertson ($5,600 - LIV v. WHU)