The 2018-19 Premier League season is headed towards the mid-way point and fantasy football leagues around the world are taking shape.
Getting the right balance across the pitch is essential in the hunt for virtual glory and being shrewd with your budget could be the difference between success or failure.
One area of the pitch where it generally doesn't pay to be frugal in fantasy football is attack, but some talented additions can still be picked up for a reasonable price.
For the new campaign, Goal takes a look at some of the best strikers to buy in fantasy football, as well as some bargain signings.
Best Fantasy Football Strikers
As you'd expect, the most important consideration when selecting a strike force in any fantasy football game is how many goals a player is likely to score.
Forwards who have a proven track record over a number of seasons are the most precious commodities and, as such, they tend to be the most expensive.
Having at least one top quality striker on your panel is a must if you want to make a splash in fantasy football, so it is unwise to be thrifty in this department.
Below are some of the best strikers to choose in fantasy football for 2018-19.
Harry Kane | Tottenham | £12.5m
Harry Kane's credentials as a goalscorer are unquestionable after four remarkable seasons with Tottenham, which have seen him consistently improve his tally year on year. The England captain is the most expensive striker in the game (and second only to Mohamed Salah overall) so he will put a considerable dent into your budget.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang | Arsenal | £11.2m
Arsenal are beginning to take a new shape under the guidance of Unai Emery and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been the man they have turned to for goals. The former Borussia Dortmund striker reached double figures before Christmas and will be eager to carry on his impressive form into the new year.
Sergio Aguero | Man City | £11.3m
A long-time favourite of fantasy football aficionados, Sergio Aguero inevitably comes up with the goods. The Manchester City striker is heading into the final stages of his career, but he showed that he still has a sharp predatory instinct in front of goal with 21 goals in the Premier League last term. The Argentine has exploded into the 2018-19 season too, which bodes well for the rest of the season.
Alexandre Lacazette | Arsenal | £9.6m
France international Alexandre Lacazette has been in the shadow of Aubameyang somewhat this season, but he remains a clinical presence in the box and is not far behind the Gabon star. While his appearances are more likely to be from the bench, 'Laca' is still one of the top 10 strikers in fantasy football.
Roberto Firmino | Liverpool | £9.2m
Roberto Firmino was in the top three among fantasy football forwards - well ahead of Aguero and Lukaku - at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, but he continues to be priced below £10m. The Brazil international was a key component in Liverpool's attacking trident, which also included Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and will be keen to build on what was his best personal campaign at the club. It took him a while to get going, but he appears to be hitting his stride.
Best Fantasy Football Bargain Strikers
Callum Wilson | Bournemouth | £7m
Callum Wilson has hit the ground running for Bournemouth in 2018-19 and the 26-year-old should continue to be a key player for the Cherries this season. He has gradually improved his goal tally each season and will be hoping to hit double figures this term. His impressive goal-scoring exploits for Eddie Howe's team earned him international recognition in the form of an England call-up.
Raul Jimenez | Wolves | £6m
Mexico international Raul Jimenez has been a revelation for Wolves on their return to the Premier League and he will be hoping to reach double figures by the end of the season. A dynamic forward, Jimenez is the type of player who brings his team-mates into the game and has provided his fair share of assists too.
Glenn Murray | Brighton | £6.7m
Veteran striker Glenn Murray is a surprise outsider in the race for this season's Golden Boot, with the 35-year-old enjoying an Indian summer with Brighton. Despite his advancing years, Murray has shown a keen eye for goal and his style - described by some as 'old fashioned' - is a selfless one, so he has contributed some assists too.
Aleksandar Mitrovic | Fulham | £6.6m
Fulham may be struggling at the wrong end of the table, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is doing his best for their cause by hitting the back of the net. The Serbia international should end up with double figures by the end of the season and is a real bargain.