Best FPL Forwards to pick in Gameweek 20

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In this article, we will look at the best forwards to pick for your Fantasy Premier League team in Gameweek 20 in 2022/23 season.

Let’s dive in

Best forwards for FPL GW20

We will look at forwards from every price point: budget enablersmidpriced 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
  • underpriced
  • 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

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Best forwards picks from last 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.

Further resources

Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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