2016/17 English Premier League Season Preview: Forwards

On this week's podcast, we reviewed the top 20 forwards available to you in Premier League fantasy soccer. In most leagues, you will only play three. Finding two that can start each week, with one low-cost, high-quality backup, is a recipe for success.

When it comes to forwards, you're looking for one thing: goals. Assists can help, but goals are the primary way that forwards will help you in fantasy soccer.

Brian

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Brian's list involves two guys and everyone else. Harry and Zlatan are the two he's excited about most, although he has Jamie Vardy ranked the highest of the three. He's also high on Shane Long and Jermain Defoe as quality alternatives for lower-table sides.

  1. Harry Kane - TOT
  2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - MUN
  3. Sergio Aguero - MCI
  4. Jamie Vardy - LEI
  5. Andy Carroll - WHU
  6. Jermain Defoe - SUN
  7. Shane Long - SOU
  8. Olivier Giroud - ARS
  9. Marcus Rashford - MUN
  10. Troy Deeney - WAT
  11. Daniel Sturridge - LIV
  12. Romelu Lukaku - EVE
  13. Salomon Rondon - WBA
  14. Callum Wilson - BOU
  15. Odion Ighalo - WAT
  16. Michy Batshuayi - CHE
  17. Alvaro Negredo - MID
  18. Andre Gray - BUR
  19. Kelechi Iheanacho - MCI
  20. Saido Berahino - WBA

Dave

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Dave thinks Sergio Aguero is the best striker option available. Don't worry, though, United fans, Zlatan is right behind.

  1. Sergio Aguero - MCI
  2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - MUN
  3. Harry Kane - TOT
  4. Romelu Lukaku - EVE
  5. Olivier Giroud - ARS
  6. Jamie Vardy - LEI
  7. Diego Costa - CHE
  8. Daniel Sturridge - LIV
  9. Odion Ighalo - WAT
  10. Shane Long - SOU
  11. Jermain Defoe
  12. Divock Origi - LIV
  13. Troy Deeney - WAT
  14. Callum Wilson - BOU
  15. Andy Carroll - WHU
  16. Saido Berahino - WBA
  17. Salomon Rondon - WBA
  18. Connor Wickham - CRY
  19. Alvaro Negredo - MID
  20. Andre Gray - BUR

Scott

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Scott, like Brian, has Harry Kane as his #1. As you will hear on the podcast this week, he also thinks Chelsea will score lots of goals, especially if Lukaku replaces Costa in their squad.

  1. Harry Kane - TOT
  2. Romelu Lukaku - EVE
  3. Sergio Aguero - MCI
  4. Olivier Giroud - ARS
  5. Daniel Sturridge - LIV
  6. Michy Batshuayi - CHE
  7. Shane Long - SOU
  8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - MUN
  9. Jamie Vardy - LEI
  10. Jermain Defoe - SUN
  11. Diego Costa - CHE
  12. Callum Wilson - BOU
  13. Odion Ighalo - WAT
  14. Troy Deeney - WAT
  15. Divock Origi - LIV
  16. Andy Carroll - WHU
  17. Marcus Rashford - MUN
  18. Wayne Rooney - MUN
  19. Saido Berahino - WBA
  20. Salomon Rondon - WBA