Here’s our fantasy premier league forwards GW6 article where we give our forward player rankings for GW6. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest
fantasy premier league forwards GW6 – 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 GW1-5 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 (points per match) are compared to last season.
Then there’s there fixture ease ranking and lastly their average minutes in the first 5 gameweeks
The 2nd schedule shows their xG90 (expected goals per 90 minutes played) and NPxG (non penalty expected goals per 90 minutes) xA90 (expected assists per 90 minutes played) plus their value for money factor and their anytime goalscoring odds
Player values are as of Wednesday 22 October
The schedule ranked by forwards NON penalty underlying stats over GW1-5
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, suspension or gametime risK
Making sense of the stats and players of interest
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 5 gameweeks though and I have found these short periods very unreliable.
Ticking all the boxes in terms of underlying stats, fixtures, value for money and penalty duties so far this season. The only negative is that he was very poor for the price last season and the question is whether this or something like it is the real sustainable Harry Kane. A brave man to bet against him at the moment though.
Everything I said about Kane I could say about Calvert Lewin except for penalty duties although with Richarlison and Rodriguez out for at least this gameweek it’s anyones guess who will take them. Like Kane is at a level way above last season although that was distorted by a poor finish to the season
Has looked very good so far but it’s the unknown which is against him. Are Villa really a sustainable attacking outfit? Maybe the addition of Barkley and Watkins is the transformation needed. What is Watkins level going forward. His Championship stats were ok but miles off Pukki standards who struggled in the premier league after a good start. However if you’re ever going to gamble now is a pretty good set of fixtures to do it on
As an entry point for a transfer it doesn’t get much better than vs WBA and there are some good fixtures afterwards. Grabbing hold of penalty duties is a big plus building on what are fairly sustainable non penalty 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.
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