Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Top Forwards
Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Top Forwards

This article is part of our Fantasy Premier League Rankings series.

We're now less than a week away from kickoff to the 2015/16 Premier League season, which means it's time we start finalizing the rosters we'll be using in season-long games. We've already discussed some strategies for draft formats, while also hitting on auctions. These rankings reflect our writers' opinions on season-long salary cap formats, such as the Premier League's official game and ESPN's Premier Fantasy, though they can also be used as cheatsheets for draft or auction leagues (just note that the rankings were based on the official FPL scoring, so if your league has a different points setup, please feel free to leave a question below and we'll be sure to get back to you quickly).

We've already done the goalkeepers, defenders and midfielders and now we focus on the goal scorers. Points were assigned to each player based on their ranking by each contributor: 30 points for a first place vote, 29 points for a second place vote, 28 points for a third place vote and so on.

Sergio Aguero was the dominant forward in Fantasy Premier League last season, finishing with 216 points, which was 25 points higher than second-place Harry Kane and and astonishing 66 points more than third highest Diego Costa. To put the gap from first to third in perspective, Bafetimbi Gomis finished 66 points behind Costa and was the 25th highest scoring forward.

Given that, it's no surprise that Aguero is the only unanimous top pick in our positional rankings this year.

RankPlayerPtsRankPlayerPtsRankPlayerPts
1 Sergio Aguero 210 11 Daniel Sturridge 126 21 Enner Valencia 46
2 Diego Costa 203 12 Bafetimbi Gomis 106 22 Falcao 45
3 Wayne Rooney 191 13 Diafra Sakho 99 23 Jamie Vardy 42
4 Harry Kane 189 14 Papiss Cisse 98 24 Leonardo Ulloa 40
5 Olivier Giroud 174 15 Mame Diouf 98 25 Glenn Murray 39
6 Christian Benteke 173 16 Danny Ings 67 26 Edin Dzeko 36
7 Romelu Lukaku 168 17 Jay Rodriguez 56 27 Aleksandar Mitrovic 35
8 Graziano Pelle 144 18 Callum Wilson 54 28 Emmanuel Adebayor 29
9 Saido Berahino 143 19 Troy Deeney 54 29 Jermain Defoe 28
10 Wilfried Bony 126 20 Danny Welbeck 51 30 Loic Remy 28

And, of course, the voting breakdown:

RnkLairdGottliebMosinkiPitnerMcIntyreRaduneTrainor
1 Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero
2 Diego Costa Diego Costa Diego Costa Diego Costa Diego Costa Diego Costa Diego Costa
3 Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney Harry Kane Wayne Rooney Harry Kane Harry Kane
4 Christian Benteke Olivier Giroud Harry Kane Wayne Rooney Harry Kane Wayne Rooney Danny Ings
5 Harry Kane Christian Benteke Christian Benteke Christian Benteke Christian Benteke Olivier Giroud Saido Berahino
6 Romelu Lukaku Harry Kane Romelu Lukaku Olivier Giroud Olivier Giroud Daniel Sturridge Wayne Rooney
7 Olivier Giroud Romelu Lukaku Olivier Giroud Romelu Lukaku Daniel Sturridge Christian Benteke Romelu Lukaku
8 Graziano Pelle Saido Berahino Daniel Sturridge Graziano Pelle Romelu Lukaku Romelu Lukaku Olivier Giroud
9 Diafra Sakho Graziano Pelle Bafetimbi Gomis Bafetimbi Gomis Saido Berahino Danny Welbeck Graziano Pelle
10 Callum Wilson Daniel Sturridge Callum Wilson Saido Berahino Graziano Pelle Wilfried Bony Leonardo Ulloa
11 Bafetimbi Gomis Wilfried Bony Papiss Cisse Wilfried Bony Diafra Sakho Edin Dzeko Mame Diouf
12 Wilfried Bony Bafetimbi Gomis Wilfried Bony Diafra Sakho Papiss Cisse Danny Ings Jamie Vardy
13 Troy Deeney Mame Diouf Jordan Ayew Daniel Sturridge Glenn Murray Saido Berahino Christian Benteke
14 Saido Berahino Aleksandar Mitrovic Falcao Papiss Cisse Bafetimbi Gomis Graziano Pelle Wilfried Bony
15 Jay Rodriguez Diafra Sakho Graziano Pelle Mame Diouf Mame Diouf Loic Remy Peter Crouch
16 Daniel Sturridge Enner Valencia Saido Berahino Dwight Gayle Leonardo Ulloa Mario Balotelli Ayoze Perez
17 Papiss Cisse Jamie Vardy Troy Deeney Shinji Okazaki Cameron Jerome Andy Carroll Diafra Sakho
18 Aleksandar Mitrovic Troy Deeney Danny Ings Connor Wickham Jay Rodriguez Papiss Cisse Gabriel Agbonlahor
19 Emmanuel Adebayor Glenn Murray Mame Diouf Callum Wilson Loic Remy Bojan Danny Welbeck
20 Yann Kermorgant Patrick Bamford Jay Rodriguez Emmanuel Adebayor Enner Valencia Divock Origi Papiss Cisse
21 Jermain Defoe Falcao Jermain Defoe Enner Valencia Wilfried Bony Shane Long Steven Naismith
22 Mame Diouf Danny Welbeck Yann Kermorgant Steven Naismith Troy Deeney Jay Rodriguez Enner Valencia
23 Brown Ideye Edin Dzeko Andy Carroll Odion Ighalo Steven Naismith Diafra Sakho Falcao
24 Danny Ings Jay Rodriguez Patrick Bamford Cameron Jerome Edin Dzeko Mame Diouf Connor Wickham
25 Jamie Vardy Gabriel Agbonlahor Glenn Murray Falcao Danny Welbeck Chicharito Bafetimbi Gomis
26 Odion Ighalo Andy Carroll Ayoze Perez Joselu Shane Long Jermain Defoe Shane Long
27 Leonardo Ulloa Papiss Cisse Shinji Okazaki Aleksandar Mitrovic Jordan Ayew Jonathan Walters Steven Fletcher
28 Connor Wickham Emmanuel Adebayor Jamie Vardy Glenn Murray Jermain Defoe Emmanuel Adebayor David Nugent
29 Peter Crouch Brown Ideye Cameron Jerome Danny Welbeck Falcao Falcao Brown Ideye
30 Ayoze Perez Eder Aleksandar Mitrovic Danny Ings Chicharito Bafetimbi Gomis Edin Dzeko
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Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and a fantasy football contributor. He is a seven-time FSWA finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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