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The best Premier League fantasy football forwards for 2019-20

7:30 PM GMT+4 09/01/2020
Jamie Vardy Leicester 2015-16
Goal takes a look at the best options in attack for the fantasy football season, plus a few cheap picks

Premier League fantasy football games have returned for the 2019-20 season and managers have mostly settled on their best squads.

Figuring out how best to use the budget can be a painstaking process as players attempt to spread quality across their teams, but it's usually a good idea to invest in strong forwards.

Goal-scorers usually finish the season with the highest points tallies in fantasy football, which is something that is reflected in their prices.

Goal takes a look at the best forwards to select in your team, including some bargain picks.

Don't forget to listen to our brand new fantasy football podcast for more tips and advice throughout the season!

  1. Best fantasy football forwards
    1. Jamie Vardy
    2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    3. Marcus Rashford
    4. Tammy Abraham
    5. Harry Kane
    6. Roberto Firmino
    7. Sergio Aguero
    8. Gabriel Jesus
  2. Best fantasy football bargain forwards
    1. Danny Ings
    2. Raul Jimenez
    3. Teemu Pukki

Best fantasy football forwards

The best fantasy football forwards are, naturally, those who score goals in abundance, but also those who regularly chip in with assists.

Bonus points are also given to the players who have the most positive influence on a match, so a striker who is key to how his team attack is likely to score well.

Jamie Vardy | Leicester City | £9.6m

Leicester City talisman Jamie Vardy scored higher than Harry Kane, Alexandre Lacazette and Roberto Firmino in 2018-19 and is a consistent force in fantasy football, yet he was valued lower than all three at the beginning.

Under Brendan Rodgers, Vardy has rediscovered the goalscoring form that was evident during the Foxes' Premier League title-winning campaign in 2015-16.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Arsenal | £10.8m

Arsenal endured a difficult season in 2018-19, but their attacking play was one of their saving graces, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang topping the league's scoring charts.

The Gabon international bagged 22 strikes last term, but he also provided his fair share of assists, laying on his team-mates on seven occasions. 'Auba' has been the go-to man for the Gunners once again.

Marcus Rashford | Man Utd | £9.1m

Marcus Rashford has been forced to shoulder a lot of the burden in attack for Manchester United this season following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

The England international thrives in games where he can feed off strike partner Anthony Martial, but has been handed sole responsibility on a number of occasions.

Tammy Abraham | Chelsea | £7.8m

At the beginning of the season it was unclear which player would end up leading the Chelsea attack, but Tammy Abraham has stepped up to the plate.

The England international is already into double figures and will be determined to challenge for the Golden Boot award come the end of the season.

Harry Kane | Tottenham | £10.9m

The 2018-19 Premier League season was an uninspiring one from Harry Kane's perspective as he failed to surpass the 20-goal mark having done so in the previous four campaigns.

However, his clear ability in front of goal means that he remains highly valued in fantasy football.

While Kane ended a bizarre August hoodoo last term, his season was plagued by injuries and he will have to remain fit for the duration in order to justify his fee.

Roberto Firmino | Liverpool | £9.3m

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane may get all the headlines, but Roberto Firmino is worth as much consideration as an option in fantasy football.

Priced under £10 million, the Brazil international represents great value for money, particularly given his history - he's scored over 150 points in each of the last four seasons.

Sergio Aguero | Man City | £11.7m

Argentina international Sergio Aguero may be getting older, but he has shown no signs of slowing down for Manchester City and was the most expensive forward in fantasy footbal at the beginningl.

There's a good reason for that: in the past five seasons he has never scored less than 160 points, breaching the 200 mark twice, and remains integral to Pep Guardiola's way of playing.

Even if Aguero isn't among the scorers himself, he is very likely to be involved in the build-up.

Gabriel Jesus | Man City | £9.5m

Gabriel Jesus is still playing second fiddle to Aguero at Man City, but the fantasy football wizards have priced him relatively highly in 2019-20, suggesting he might become more of a central player.

His ability is not in doubt, but the question for those weighing up whether or not to pick him is: will he play much?

Last season, Jesus scored lower than Watford's Andre Gray and just marginally more than Southampton's Shane Long, so proceed with caution.

Best fantasy football bargain forwards

While we'd recommend not scrimping in the forward department, there are a few bargains worth considering in this season's fantasy football game.

We've got some cheaper options to mull over as you pick your team.

Danny Ings | Southampton | £6.7m

Ever since signing for Southampton, Danny Ings has rekindled the sort of form which saw him earmarked for a bright future as a youngster.

He has put a frustrating few seasons at Liverpool behind him and is capable of scoring and assisting goals. Indeed, he is well on course to match or better his best haul of 139 points (2014-15)

Raul Jimenez | Wolves | £7.5m

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez finished the 2018-19 season as one of the top three strikers in fantasy football, ending the campaign just 20 points behind Aguero.

Despite that, his price was fairly low for 2019-20 and, while he did endure a slow start, his points tally has gradually improved - he passed the 100 point on matchday 19 with a goal and assist vs Manchester City.

Teemu Pukki | Norwich City | £6.5m

Norwich City were in the grips of the 'Pukki Party' at the beginning of the season as Finnish striker Teemu Pukki hit the ground running in his first Premier League campaign.

The former Schalke and Celtic attacker hit a difficult patch after his early-season heroics, but remains a solid bargain signing.