fantasy premier league forwards GW5 – player rankings for forwards


Here’s our fantasy premier league forwards GW5 article where we give our forwards player rankings for GW5. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest

fantasy premier league forwards GW5 – player rankings for forwards

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Important note before going further

The first schedule ranks players by their NON penalty underlying stats converted to FPL points in GW1-4 to date. Those who have taken penalties have an * next to their name

That rank is compared to their 19/20 season rank.

This seasons PPMs are compared to last season.

Then there’s there fixture ease ranking and lastly their average minutes in the first 4 gameweeks

The 2nd schedule shows their xG90 and xA90 plus their value for money factor and their anytime goalscoring odds

Like the defender and midfield rankings I’m looking to make sense of the season start as far as I can and hope comparing the start of players season to the context of last season

I’ve already posted the defender rankings and midfield rankings

Player values are as of Monday 12 October

The schedule ranked by forwards NON penalty underlying stats over GW1-4  

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 forwardsGW5


fantasy premier league forwards GW5

Making sense of the stats

Ideally you would want players with good value for money stats who have good fixtures and are showing that their current performance is close to last seasons in ranking terms.  That lineup is fairly thin on the ground so here’s a few players to talk about.  It is only 4 gameweeks though and I have found these short periods very unreliable.

Neal Maupay

Interestingly the guy who possibly comes the closest to meeting the criteria.  Is good value for money with reasonable fxtures and definitely good non penalty underlying stats.  Is the penalty taker too for that bonus

Harry Kane

Making no bones about it Harry Kane was pretty ordinary for his price.  This season apart from the Everton game he’s been sensational.  There are only so many players at this price you can have.  The fixtures are good and the form is great.  The unknown is whether this is the real Harry Kane and not last seasons

Calvert Lewin

Has been sensational this season and that was on the back of a pretty solid last season even allowing for the massive dip at the end.  Can’t keep this rate up but still has a massive amount of regression available to still be productive at the price.

Ollie Watkins

Who knows what he can do in the PL but the fixtures are good if you want to roll the dice.  Was no where near Pukki stats in the Championship and look how that ended


Has a good set of fixtures and his xG even last year was nothing to write homw about.  However he made up for that with creativity and assists.  Something which is notably missing so far this season.  That’s only 4 games and all previous seasons he’s managed good xA stats.

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 GW5

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FFGeek Contributors GW5 teams Part 1

FFGeek Contributors GW5 teams Part 2

The FFGeek GW5 Podcast

The GW5 fixture difficulty schedule

Defender and GK player rankings 

Midfield player rankings

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