Here’s our fantasy premier league forwards GW18 article where we give our forward player rankings for GW18. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest
fantasy premier league forwards GW18 – 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 GW1-17 . 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
The BGW/DGW column shows whether they have either in 18 and 19.
Then there’s there fixture ease ranking and then there value for money rating.
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 no anytime goalscorer odds at the minute.
Player values are as of Friday 8 January
The schedule ranked by forwards NON penalty underlying stats over GW1-17
A few players worth commenting on
Players not in the schedule
Players not in the schedule as they haven’t met the minutes threshold are Giroud, Antonio, Aguero and Benteke.
Not in due to injury doubts are Welbeck, Jimenez, Adams and Grant
Not in due to gametime risk are Abraham, McBurnie, Mitrovic and Ayew
Ranked number 1 over the season but has dipped recently as you can see from the form stats. 6 of the last 10 games have seen pretty poor stats.There is a theory that it’s temporary due to the absence of Digne and Rodriguez. Both are on their way back. We will see whether that improves his form
Ranked number 2 over the season before you take penalties into account. Does have a good mixture of shot and assist stats with no forward making more key passes per 90. Has seen quite a fall off in quality of stats recently although volumes are still reasonable. Unsurprisingly it seems that games where either Spurs or their opponents or both have no interest in attacking have caused the dip. These were games v Leicester, Wolves, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City.
Surprisingly high in the rankings. However 5 of the last 6 games have been pretty poor not also helped by minutes issues. Has undershot his stats as well. Seems to have a history of big over performance or under performance. Does have pens.
Like a number of players a fixture against Leeds really helps the stats. 4 of the last 7 have been good though which is helpful timing with the Double gameweek coming up.
Ings and Jesus
Both just have really bad stats. Ings is helpfully over performing as he did last season and has penalties. Jesus has neither helping him out.
A fixture ease schedule for attacking players
Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the defences they face over the next 6 gameweeks
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