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Best forwards for FPL GW20
We will look at forwards from every price point: budget enablers, midpriced picks and premium options.
Budget enablers for Gameweek 20
Solanke (5.7m, Bournemouth)
- hard to find a reliable budget forward currently in FPL. And do you really need to waste a precious forward spot on budget attacker who might not deliver points?
- however, Solanke is one of very few budget forwards, who were able deliver FPL points
- 3 goals and 5 assists this season
- ok fixtures ahead
- but do not waste a precious forward spot on cheap enablers
Mid-priced FPL forwards for GW18 & 19
Martial (6.6m, Manchester United)
- a differential, given Manchester United fixtures
- injury prone – so high risk there
- Double up Rashford + Martial could be differential strategy, and that they are key players for Manchester United
- double gameweek in GW20
Watkins (7.1m, Aston Villa)
- a differential forward for GW20 – GW22
- two attacking returns in last 3 matches
Mitrovič (7.2m, Fulham)
- for his price, he offered reliable points output in the first half of the season
- bringing solid form from World Cup (2 goals in 3 matches)
- talisman for Fulham – key player
- hard to pick other forward to our 3rd forward spots while Toney is injured
Wilson (7.2m, Newcastle)
- always deliver points when fit
- Newcastle with reliable performances this season
- injury prone
- good fixture run for Newcastle
Darwin (8.9m, Liverpool)
- an alternative especially for managers who want to go without Salah, but still want a Liverpool attacking coverage
- very good underlying number per 90 minutes – 0.97 xG per 90 and 0.36 xA per 90 – both best from all Liverpool players
- but very wasteful, misses many big chances
- needs a lot of chances to score, can be frustrating to own him in FPL
Premium FPL forwards for Gameweek 20
Haaland (12.2m, Manchester City)
- the top scoring players in the game
- leading for the golden boot
- captaincy option in every game regardless the fixture
- most owned player in FPL (80%+) by a big margin
- triple captain candidate for DGW20
Kane (11.6m, Tottenham)
- the main man for Tottenham
- if there was no Haaland, we would all have Kane in our FPL teams
- blanked only in 3 gameweeks so far
- likely double gameweek in GW20
- hard to fit him in, if you go for Haaland + Salah/KdB, without sacrifices and weakening other spots in your FPL team
- top transfer target for Double Gameweek 20
- Differential DGW20 captain if you do not want to go Haaland captain
Our current front three
Our current preferred front three for Gameweek 20 is: Haaland + Martial + Kane
Tips for picking the best forwards for your FPL team
- If you pick premium forwards, make sure he is also a good captaincy option.
- Also, consider forwards that are talismans for their teams – especially the cheaper ones
- Form and fixtures are also important parts of your decision-making process
- Consider probabilities when picking forwards in FPL. Let bookies any time goalscorer odds to help you with that. You can find them here: Premier League Goalscoring Odds.
FPL forwards with stable points output in previous 4 seasons
Read more in our article: Best long-term FPL picks for 2022/23 season
How many points should you expect from your forwards in Fantasy Premier League?
Do not have unrealistic expectations from your FPL forwards.
- Usually, the top-scoring forwards can get around 180-230 points per season (on some occasions even more, but this is the realistic expectation from premium FPL midfielders like Salah or De Bruyne) – that is 4.7 – 6 points per match
- Good mid-priced FPL forwards(usually 6.5m – 9m range) can get approximately 130-160 points per season, so expect around 3.4 – 5 points per match on average
- Budget forwards can get around 90 – 110 points per season = 2.4 – 2.9 points per match
- The points of midfielders and forwards usually came in waves or in clusters – so the run of “form” can be followed with a run of blanks.
How are forwards awarded points in FPL?
The majority of FPL points for forwards go through goals – 4 points – and assists – 3 points – that’s their main source of points.
And usually, when FPL forwards register two attacking returns, he is more likely to earn bonus points as well.