Best Double Gameweek 29 forwards

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The Scout examines every outfield position in the Fantasy Premier League to identify the Double Gameweek 29 players who have shown the greatest offensive danger recently.

To qualify for the analysis, each player must have completed all four of their most recent appearances over the previous six weeks of play.


Ollie Watkins (£7.5m) has had the top scoring threat of any forward in his last four games.

The Aston Villa top scorer recorded 12 shots inside the box and seven great chances, while his 10 shots on target were at least twice that of any rival bar that Kai Havertz (£7.6m).

Watkins has only faded once in his last eight appearances ahead of games with Chelsea and Leicester City.

With Unai Emery appointed as Villa’s head coach in GameWeek 15, Watkins’ average of 5.7 points per game (ppm) is almost identical to his 5.8 ppm Erling Haland (£12.0m).

The most effective forwards in FPL
Player* recordings in the box shots shots on target Great Opportunities created opportunities
Watkins 12 13 10 7 4
Haland 11 12 2 6 1
isak 11 12 5 2 1
Kane 9 13 5 3 2
Havertz 9 12 7 3 7
Nunez 9 10 5 3 3
Mbeumo 7 9 3 3 7
Joao Felix 7 11 3 1 1
Johnson 7 8th 5 1 3
Ferguson 6 9 4 1 1
Weghorst 6 7 2 1 3
Toney 5 10 4 3 1
engineer 5 5 2 3 1
Bamford 4 8th 3 0 4
Iheanacho 4 6 1 2 2

*last four games

Haaland’s numbers show why he can easily take on the DGW29 strikers at home against Liverpool.

The Norwegian’s six big chances in his last four are at least double those of any forward except Watkins.

Although Haaland has suffered a drop in accuracy and recorded two shots on target in 12 attempts, he still hit the net twice.

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Isak an alternative option?

Harry Kane (£11.8million), meanwhile, has scored in four of his last five shots on goal before Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to Everton.

Newcastle United Alexander Isak (£6.7m) is the best-selling forward in DGW29 thanks to his two goals and a season-high 13 points against Nottingham Forest last time out.

The Swede’s 11 shots in the penalty area were level with Haaland ahead of his games against Manchester United and West Ham United.

Isak’s influence on the Magpies suggests his recent return to fitness could be good news for fantasy managers.

Indeed, he has scored six of their seven goals while being called up this season.

Isak’s goal against Nott’m Forest

Chelsea’s Havertz, on the other hand, welcomes Villa and Liverpool as the best all-rounders in the rating.

The German’s seven shots on goal sit second while his seven chances tied with Brentford’s place at the top Bryan Mbeumo (£5.9m).

While the Blues are also among the six teams to have a Double Gameweek 34, they have a Blank Gameweek 32 to navigate, which could pose problems for managers without a free hit chip remaining.

Tough schedule for Nunez

Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez (£8.8m) has equalized Havertz’s nine shots in the box and three big chances, scoring with three of his 10 shots.

Nunez’s goal vs Man Utd

The Reds have arguably the toughest schedule of any DGW29 side, visiting both Manchester City and Chelsea.

Nonetheless, they then host Forest in BGW32 and also play twice at Anfield in DGW34, against Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham.

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The Reds’ elimination from the UEFA Champions League also reduces the risk of rotation among their key players in their quest for a place in the top four.

Toney most popular

Ivan Toney (£7.9m) is the most popular DGW29 forward, found in over 41 per cent of squads ahead of Brentford’s games against Brighton & Hove Albion and Man Utd.

Perhaps surprisingly, he has created just one chance and is five to seven behind team-mate Mbeumo on shots into the box.

Toney is also one caution away from a two-game suspension, suggesting those with wildcards should consider a replacement for DGW29.

Also in this series

Part 1: Best DGW29 defenders for attacking threat
Part 2: The best midfielders of the DGW29

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