Fantrax Draft Rankings 2020/21: Forwards

It’s that time again!

It’s time to over-analyse each individual player again and again and again until you’re confident you know exactly how you’re going to draft your players that will carry to your 2020/21 league title.

To save you the agony, we have decided to share our own personal ranks over a series of articles, ranking defenders, midfielders and attackers before compiling them into an overall top 150!

Check out our forwards rankings right here!

1Mo Salah21Mason Greenwood
2Sadio Mane22Aleksandar Mitrovic
3Raheem Sterling23Oliver McBurnie
4Son Heung Min24Sebastian Haller
5Raul Jimenez25Dominic Calvert-Lewin
6Adama Traore26Christian Benteke
7Marcus Rashford27Chris Wood
8Timo Werner28Diogo Jota
9Riyad Mahrez29Jordan Ayew
10Pierre Emerick Aubameyang30Steven Bergwijn
11Harry Kane31Rodrigo
12Jamie Vardy32Tammy Abraham
13Roberto Firmino33Alexandre Lacazette
14Gabriel Jesus34Jay Rodriguez
15Willian35Che Adams
16Anthony Martial36Neal Maupay
17Sergio Aguero37Joelinton
18Danny Ings38Helder Costa
19Richarlison39Andriy Yarmolenko
20Nicolas Pepe40Ashley Barnes

The Elite

Mo Salah tops the pile in my forward rankings, followed very, very closely by team mate Sadio Mane. As their scores last season suggest, there’s very little (if anything) between them.

Due to my own draft strategy and my theory on forward and where they will go in drafts this season, Salah is my number two overall pick behind KDB and ahead of Bruno Fernandes, largely because if you’re in the second drafting slot, it’s likely that the best forward remaining on the board at round 2 is going to be someone like Roberto Firmino (who I’m higher on than most), Sergio Aguero or Danny Ings. All are great options but you don’t want them as your FWD1 if you can help it.

Raheem Sterling is next in the elite crowd, only behind the Liverpool duo because of the constant threat of Pep Roulette.

Forwards such as Timo Werner, Raul Jimenez, Adam Traore, Son Heung Min, Marcus Rashford and Riyad Mahrez all look certain to leave the board in the first round with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Harry Kane being taken around the turn in most mock drafts.

Of the 24 picks over the first two rounds, 17 of them could easily be forwards. Get them in quick!

Ones to watch

The middle of the pack is extremely cluttered so we’re wading through them and going straight for the ones to watch! Nicolas Pepe has fallen far in numerous mock drafts I have observed this season (see below tweet). He showed flashes of brilliance over last season and if he can make them a more regular occurrence he has everything needed to be an elite Fantrax forward. I’m taking him if he falls to round four.

Aleksandar Mitrovic is back again and he won’t be quiet. One way or another, the Serb will grab the headlines for Fulham and following a 26 goal Championship campaign last season, I’m more than happy to draft a couple of elite midfielders is round two and three to get Mitro as my second forward.

The drop off from he elite forwards to the rest is huge but Oli McBurnie will represent good value later on in drafts. The restart saw his value shoot right up due largely to the ghost points he racked up from aerials. The Blades forward is the perfect FWD3 and I’d look to get him anywhere from the 6th round onwards.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s