Fantasy Premier League

FPL Draft: Overlook Tosun at your peril

The Scout 6 Aug 2018
Cenk Tosun, Everton

The Scout selects five strikers who could fire FPL Draft managers to success in 2018/19

The Scout assesses the forwards who have been ignored in FPL but could be key figures for Fantasy Premier League Draft managers this season. 

Cenk Tosun (EVE)

Richarlison’s arrival at Everton means Tosun is backed by just 7.9 per cent of FPL managers.

But the forward's strong finish to last season suggests it could be a mistake to overlook him.

Tosun started each of the final 10 Gameweeks, producing all five of his goals and his nine bonus points in that period.

And when selected, Tosun scored or assisted 50 per cent of Everton’s goals.

Joshua King (BOU)

The AFC Bournemouth forward has produced four goals and an assist in pre-season.

That mirrors King's strong end to the last campaign.

He registered only two goals and an assist in the opening 19 Gameweeks, playing a part in 23 per cent of the Cherries’ goals when selected.

But from Gameweek 20 King produced six goals and three assists and was involved in half their goals. His total of 21 shots on target was also more than any team-mate last season.

Jamie Vardy (LEI)

Leicester City’s star striker was one of the most consistent goalscorers last season.

Vardy scored in 18 of his 37 Gameweek appearances on his way to netting 20 goals.

Among FPL forwards, only Harry Kane was more reliable, scoring in 19 of his 37 matches.

Vardy’s role as the Foxes’ penalty-taker also boosts his potential in Fantasy.

He converted five spot-kicks in 2017/18, more than any other forward.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (FUL)

The Fulham forward sits in just 4.9 per cent of FPL squads, compared with team-mate Ryan Sessegnon’s 11.3 per cent.

Yet Mitrovic was far more clinical than the teenager during his loan spell at Craven Cottage last term.

The Serb scored a goal every 115.3 minutes compared with Sessegnon’s 269.3 minutes per goal throughout the season.

Despite making just 17 appearances, Mitrovic’s total of 28 shots on target was more than any Fulham player in 2017/18.

Chris Wood (BUR)

Burnley’s target man was a reliable source of goals in 2017/18.

Although limited to 24 appearances, Wood still netted 10 times and was the top scorer for Sean Dyche’s side.

Compared with other forwards, his average of 162.8 minutes per goal was identical to that of Jamie Vardy.

And no Clarets team-mate surpassed his average of 4.3 points per match.

Also in this series

Part 1: Mock drafts help shape plans in Fantasy
Part 2: FPL Draft: Catch out rivals with reliable defenders
Part 3: FPL Draft: Alli consistency demands attention

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