Here’s our fantasy premier league forwards DGW26 article where we give our forwards player rankings for DGW26. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest
fantasy premier league forwards DGW26 – player rankings for forwards
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Important note before going further
The first schedule ranks players by their NON penalty underlying stats and expected assists converted to FPL points in GW1-25 . Those who have taken penalties or are expected to be the penalty taker have an * next to their name
The form gives their ranking from the season/last 10 gameweeks/ last 5 gameweeks. I’ve put them in seperate columns so they are sortable
The next column ranks their fixtures due to the ease of the defences they face over the next 5 gameweeks
The value for money VFM ratio is the total expected points from their underlying stats divided by their price
The 2nd schedule shows their xG90 (expected goals) and xA90 (expected assists) plus their shots per 90 and key passes per 90 and their average minutes played (when they appear) over the season.
There’s also no anytime goalscorer odds as there are none for the 2nd game.
Player values and PPMs are as of Thursday 24 February .
The schedule ranked by Forwards NON penalty underlying stats over GW1-25
A few comments
Players not in the schedule
Their rankings are in brackets
Players not in the schedule due to injury are:
(8) Callum Wilson, (20) Raúl Jiménez, (21) Rodrigo, (22) Aleksandar Mitrovic, (26) Ashley Barnes
Players who are injury doubts but I kept in the Schedule are Cavani and Chris Wood.
Players not in there due to gametime risk
(12) Che Adams, (14) Alexandre Lacazette, (19) Tammy Abraham, (23) David McGoldrick, (24) Oliver McBurnie, (25) Christian Benteke, (28) Jay Rodriguez, (29) Joelinton, (30) Karlan Grant, (32) Callum Robinson
Players who didn’t make the minutes threshold but appeared reasonably high in the last 10 or last 5:
Diagne of WBA 2nd in the last 10 and 5 gameweeks on 5 games. How sustainable it is remains to be seen
Maja of Fulham was 8th in the last 5 gameweeks on fairly low average minutes based on 4 games. Amazing stats but again sustainability is the question. Maja does have a double 26 and a blank 29 which is a big advantage.
I personally don’t take much notice of the last 5 gameweeks. I’ve seen it be irrelevant too many times. His shot volume over those games was good even if his xG wasn’t up too much. He doesn’t stack up value for money wise unless he’s a captain option for you. Has a big advantage of a double 26 and a blank 29. Only Spurs, Villa and Fulham have this.
Again like Kane I don’t think the last 5 gameweeks are generally significant. There’s probably 4 nothing games in the last 10 of underlying stats so again no panic. Volumes in the main have been ok. If Grealish is out for a while as the main creative player that may cause problems though going forward. Like Kane has a big advantage of a double 26 and a blank 29. Only Spurs, Villa and Fulham have this.
Villa also have a game v Everton which needs a home . GW28 is a possibility but as neither are in Europe this isn’t the only option
Here’s a schedule ranking their fixtures over the next 5 gameweeks by the ease of the defences they face
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