Erling Haaland

Best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Forwards Tier List

You can only have up to three Forwards in Fantasy Premier League, making it a pivotal position for your team! This up to date reference guide is designed to quickly help you plan for the prepare for the best FPL team, by listing all the best Forwards, both essential and differential, to aim for.

These position-specific overviews allow us to take a deeper look at each position. For a general breakdown for all FPL players, categorized by each team (instead of positions), please refer to our FPL Meta Tier List!

Tier Explanations

To determine a player's tier level, we take into account that player's potential to score highly in a gameweek, including their value and current form. Remember, these are subjective rankings and there is no guarantee a player in a higher tier will outperform a lower tier in any given gameweek!

We use the following criteria, and will look to refine them further over time. There may be times where players may be warranted a tier in between, such as Tier 2.5.

  • ⭐ Players marked with the star are our pick of the week.
  • Tier 1 - Best Players:: Recommended a spot and as your first player from their club. Key player for their team, and plays 90 minutes most weeks (very much nailed). These are generally the "template" players, who are highly owned, and already have the top scores in the game. Their value may be quite high and/or may have risen significantly already. It may not be possible to create a team solely based on Tier 1 players due to their price.
  • Tier 2 - Key Players: The backbones of your team. An in-form player, and recommended to support Tier 1 players if having more than one player from their respective teams. Plays most games, but may not be the full 90 minutes without question. Plan to prioritize transferring them in your main team.
  • Tier 3 - Differentials: More riskier options that many managers do not yet own and do have the potential to reward their owners with a huge upside, but not yet fully proven. If they are already in your team, they are not worth wasting resources to transfer out quite yet but also not priorities to transfer in. At the very least, they are worthy of a bench spot in your team.
  • Tier 4 - Watchlist: Players not yet a proven asset but just worth keeping an eye on. For example, new team signings, regular starters coming into form, coming back from injuries, teams coming into strong fixtures, or youth players coming into the main side. If you want a true gamble, start here.
  • Tier 5 - All Others: All other players not mentioned are placed in this tier and are not currently in our radar. However, some players may still get occasionally mentioned.


Your Forward lineup should be mostly settled by now, so now is the question if you want to standout in your League or rankings by deviating slightly from the crowd.

First, the Gameweek 25 gives Liverpool, Manchester City, Luton Town, and Brentford two chances so boils down to Haaland, Alvarez, Nunez, Toney, Maupay, Morris, or Adebayo. If you already have those players in your lineup, then it's hard to make changes there as all of them are somewhat in form and have returned recently.

Looking outside the Double Gameweek candidates, we've marked the hot players with a ⭐ next to their names this week. João Pedro looks to be settling into the Premier League, and with Brighton's fixture run looking pretty sweet and on penalty duties, he looks like a good (relatively) differential pick at 11.9% owned. Rasmus Højlund is also on a bit of a run lately, and at 5.4% owned, could be rewarding to get in early. Both players also have a decent price point compared to the popular picks.

We're waiting for some players to come back from injury, but these players look to be a bit risky running up to the end of the season with their record even if they come back fit. Jesus, Isak, Wilson, Nkunku, Wissa, and Raul Jimenez - don't risk them in your team quite yet. Pity about Jesus because he looked to be coming into good form.

One more honorable mention: Taiwo Awoniyi is back from injury, so Chris Wood looks to be out of the picture again after his heroic hattrick at Newcastle. Team is not really stable right now, so avoid if possible.

FPL Forwards Tier List

Tier 1• Ollie Watkins
• Erling Haaland
• Julián Álvarez
Tier 2• João Pedro ⭐
• Dominic Solanke
• Ivan Toney
• Darwin Núñez
• Rasmus Højlund ⭐
• Matheus Cunha ⭐
Tier 3• Gabriel Jesus
• Elijah Adebayo ⭐
• Carlton Morris
Tier 3.5• Taiwo Awoniyi
• Alexander Isak
Tier 4• Christopher Nkunku
• Neal Maupay
• David Datro Fofana
• Chris Wood
• Timo Werner
• Callum Wilson
• Nicolas Jackson
• Evan Ferguson
• Odsonne Edouard
• Jean-Philippe Mateta
• Dominic Calvert-Lewin
• Cody Gakpo
• Yoane Wissa
• Raúl Jiménez
Tier 4.5• Cameron Archer
• Eddie Nketiah
• Antoine Semenyo
Tier 5• Zeki Amdouni
• Lyle Foster
• Danny Welbeck
• Beto
• Armando Broja
• Muniz
• The Rest


There you have it! The best FPL Forwards ranked. We will look to update this regularly and take on any feedback to improve it further.

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