# Why is OPT at least the most valuable item for FPTAS Knapsack?

In all the presentations of an FPTAS for Knapsack I've seen, it is asserted that the optimal value is at always at least the value of the maximum-valued item (e.g. here, slide 12, where we have $V \leq V^*$, where $V$ is the value of the maximum valued item and $V^*$ is the optimal solution.).

Why is that? I mean, we could have a knaspack problem with two items, one with value $10000$ and size $10000$, and one with value $1$ and size $1$, and for a knapsack capacity of $1$ clearly the optimal solution is $1$, but $V = 10000$, and $V^* < V$.