fantasy premier league forwards GW18 – player rankings for forwards


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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.

I’ve already posted the defender rankings  and midfielders rankings

Player values are as of Friday 8 January

The schedule ranked by forwards NON penalty underlying stats over GW1-17 

Here is the link to the google spreadsheet. You can go to file>make a copy and then sort it how you like.  600 mins needed to qualify.  Stats are from the free site understat.com




fantasy premier league forwards gw18

 

fantasy premier league forwards gw18




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

Calvert Lewin

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

Kane

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.



Werner

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.

 Martial

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

fantasy premier league fixture difficulty GW18

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