Best Forwards for FPL Gameweek 29

Best Forwards for FPL Gameweek 29

With Blank Gameweek 29 coming up next, it has more than a few managers worried about the future of their teams especially since only four fixtures take place. That combined with the fact that Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, Cole Palmer, and several others won’t be playing affects teams. It causes even more headaches in a year where a consistent forward has been tough to find even if Ollie Watkins is having the time of his life in front of goal.

But with Haaland struggling to find his world-beater form, with Dominic Solanke blowing hot and cold while Julian Alvarez, Darwin Nunez, and Alexander Isak not consistent enough, it has caused problems. Even then, a blank GW 29 causes even more problems for managers as beyond Ollie Watkins, who on earth does one bring in to help get in some points?

Ivan Toney (£8.1m)

Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney (From Getty Images)

The most expensive option on this particular list, Ivan Toney hasn’t done well since his return from his ban but Toney has produced the goods. Four goals in nine appearances isn’t the worst total in the world but that comes from nine big chances for the forward. It means that his five-month absence from football meant nothing to him as Toney is still finding the right space and getting on the end of things.

The question is whether he can hit big and the stats indicate that the forward could be on to something over the next few weeks. It doesn’t, however, make him a must-buy for managers who do not own him and a must-sell for those who do. More, Toney’s a player that FPL bosses do need to keep an eye out for because he has proved to be a consistent and reliable goal-scorer for Brentford.

Also Read: Best Defenders to Pick in FPL Gameweek 29

Timo Werner (£6.3m)

Timo Werner FPL
Timo Werner (Photos by Getty Images)

Turbo Timo, formerly of Chelsea and now on loan at Tottenham, the best FPL forward seems to have found a new lease of life in the Premier League under Ange Postecoglou. The German was signed in January and has since started five games, contributed to four goals and earned nearly 30 FPL points. Not a bad return especially given the fact that a decent chunk of his appearances have been as a substitute.

Yet Richarlison’s injury has changed the situation and Werner has taken full advantage, contributing to two goals in as many games for the North Londoners. To add to that, he does have the best xGI per 90 (xG involvement) for Spurs but that should be taken with a pinch of salt given the difference in appearances. Even then, it’s a bright sign for both Spurs fans and FPL managers, and makes Werner a nice option for those looking for a cheap option inside the Tottenham squad.

Carlton Morris (£5.2m)

Carlton Morris
Carlton Morris (Photos by Getty Images)

Arguably the best pick for Blank GW 29, Carlton Morris has done the job time and time again for Luton Town this season and the fact that he has 111 points is proof of that. It makes him the sixth highest scoring forward this season behind Erling Haaland, Darwin Nunez, Julian Alvarez, Ollie Watkins and co which is not bad company to be in. Add to that, he is averaging 0.42xG per 90 and has contributed to seven goals in his last eight games at the time of writing.

That doesn’t include the DGW 28 clash against Bournemouth, where Morris could potentially play a key role for his side as they look to avoid relegation in their first season in the top tier. However, even then, Luton Town faces Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and a few other tough sides before the season ends. It doesn’t make things easier for Morris but even then, the chances of a fully-fit Carlton Morris being dropped is highly unlikely which makes him one to watch out for.

Rodrigo Muniz (£4.5m)

Rodrigo Muniz
Rodrigo Muniz(Photos by Getty Images)

With no Raul Jimenez, many expected Fulham to struggle immensely but upstepped Rodrigo Muniz and the forward has earned his place in the team. Six goal contributions in his last seven games has more or less cemented Muniz’s place in the squad until the end of the season at the very least. But given that the Cottagers do play Spurs in Blank GW 29, it does make him a risky pick. That’s because Spurs have been rather defensively solid off late which may not help Fulham and Muniz’s cause.

Even then, there is a slight chance that the forward manages to get one or two chances, and given the form he has been in over the last month or so, few would put it past him to not score. Not only that, Muniz isn’t the worst long-term pick around as he is likely to finish out the season as the starting striker. Plus potentially the toughest fixtures the Cottagers will have are likely to be against Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle United with the other games well within their reach.

David Datro Fofana (£5.0m)

David Datro Fofana
David Datro Fofana (Photos by Getty Images)

The riskiest pick of them all, David Datro Fofana has been touted for big things. That’s exactly why Chelsea signed the young forward and then loaned him out to Burnley for game-time. However, his spell at Turf Moor hasn’t exactly lit up the world even if he only arrived in January. The forward has since made seven appearances, netted three goals and assisted 1 over the course of that period.

However, he has an FPL goal involvement of 75% which means that if Burnley are going to hit the net, expect Fofana to play some part in it. Yet Vincent Kompany’s side have one of the worst attacking records this season, with only 13 goals in 14 home games and a conversion rate of 7.4%. It’s very concerning for the Clarets and it’s what makes Fofana such a risky bet. Even then, he could be just the budget differential pick that managers are searching for, albeit a risky one.