Clinical striker David Nugent scored a brace to condemn Barnsley to the foot of the Sky Bet Championship and collected 11 Fantasy Football League points.
Nugent gave the Foxes the lead just after the break and sealed the win midway through the second half.
Five other players hit the 11 points mark at the weekend as several clubs vying for promotion started to move away from the chasing pack.
Surprise package Burnley are flying high in second place and Sam Vokes netted twice in the 3-0 win over lowly Charlton Athletic.
Reading got the better of Birmingham City 2-0 thanks to a double from midfielder Danny Guthrie, and Jack Hobbs got the winner for Nottingham Forest against rivals Derby County.
Jordan Rhodes bagged a brace as Blackburn Rovers beat Bournemouth 3-1 and his total of eight for the season means he is now the league's joint highest goal scorer.
Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick also tallied 11 points after scoring both of the goals that ended Brighton and Hove Alboin's six-game unbeaten run.
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