You're comparing one striker who is mostly used as a late sub compared to one who starts. So no I wouldn't suggest that because that can warp them. But that's not the case with James or Clucas whose stats are both based on mostly starts, a fairer playing ground.
I said Clucas is bang average, he's 11th for tackles, George Boyd just a few places lower down like he is in distance covered also... yet I don't want us to sign him either because he's equally as average.
We also don't need defenesive midfielder with zero creativity. Clucas has played a shit load of minutes more then our players, so his totals are always going to be higher this year, last season when Drinky played a similar amount he pissed all over him, just as N'didi would have.