fantasy premier league forwards GW4 – player rankings for forwards


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Here’s our fantasy premier league forwards GW4 article where we give our forward player rankings for GW4. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interes

fantasy premier league forwards GW4 – player rankings for forwards 




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Important note before going further

As I did for the defender player rankings I’ve used last years stats to rank the players and provide PPMs but updated them depending on events that happened in GW1.  I’ve added latest anytime goal scorer and fixture ease stats.  It will be 6 gameweeks before I move to totally 20/21 stats.

I’ve already done the defender rankings

Player values are as of Thursday the 1st October

The schedule ranked by forwards underlying stats over the season  19/20

Notes and methodolgy are below.

Here is the link to the google spreadsheet. You can go to file>make a copy and then sort it how you like.

Ignore the numbering.  Players have been removed due to injury, gametime risk or no longer in the league.




fantasy premier league forwards GW4

New players to the league

Here I’ve used their previous clubs stats but not tried to turn those into premier league stats.

It will be 6 gameweeks before I move to 20/21 stats

 fantasy premier league forwards GW4

Players to think about transferring in for GW2

The 4 players who have underlying stats,  good fixtures, a good entry point and represent value for money this week are Vardy, Jimenez, Wood, Calvert Lewin.  Maybe Ings as well.

Vardy

Top of last seasons underlying stats table when converted to FPL points thanks to a pretty much guaranteed 90 minutes, great stats and penalties.

This season it’s 5 goals in 3 games from 6 shots 4 of which were from the penalty spot.  His non penalty xG would be an embarrassment to a CDM.  However I don’t believe in judging players on 3 games especially with Vardy’s history and the fixtures that are upcoming

Jimenez

If a toothless joke of an attacking team (Grealish apart) can pull Fulham apart then they are going to be the 20/21 season ideal entry point.  Combine that with good stats last season (albeit with a disturbing drop off at the end) and good underlying stats this season producing 2 goals in 3 games and you’ve got a good recipe for a transfer.  That’s before you talk about great upcoming fixtures and that he should have penalty duties

Chris Wood

Scored against Leicester but disappointing against Southampton.  He does have very good underlying stats from last season and a decent set of fixtures coming up.  Also should have penalty duties.

Calvert Lewin

Hard to say anything other than wow for his 5 goals in 3 games start this season.  His underlying stats in the 3 games so far are at levels that even Aguero couldn’t aspire to.  Produced a good set of stats last season but faded badly at the end.  Rodriguez could give him extra creativity too.  If he even replicates last season he will be great value.  Fixtures are a bit mixed which is the only negative

And maybe?

Ings

I’ve somehow managed to go from huge fan to when he was misfiring to sceptic when he was producing which is a little bizarre.  Has the fixtures and penalty duties but I’m a little sceptical whether he can produce the underlying stats in quality and volume to justify the price.  However over the short term could be a good punt.

A couple of other comments

Antonio

Antonio was really good last season and I mean really good.  Despite just the 1 goal in 3 games his underlying stats this season are sensational in quality and volume.  It’s just the fixtures that are horrible.

Werner 

Was incredible for Leipzig last season and to repeat myself from up there I mean seriously incredible.  His underlying stats v Brighton and WBA were reasonably good although he disturbingly became a left sided attacking midfielder against WBA.  Strip out Liverpool match where they played with 10 men.  The bookies certainly rate him v Palace at £1.85 as an anytime goalscorer and those are not great exit point odds. It’s alot of money for a wait and hope it’s ok though. Has some sort of injury monitor required.

A fixture ease schedule for attacking players



fantasy premier league fixture difficulty GW4

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Fixture Difficulty schedule

Early thoughts on the FFGeek teams

The FFGeek Captain Poll

FFGeek Contributors GW4 teams part 1

FFGeek Contributors GW4 teams Part 2

Defender player Rankings

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