Carlos Vela - LAFC - Close up

Rostering the right forward is a key to success in MLS Fantasy. It’s a volatile position that can see your fantasy team boom or bust as the games mount up. Fantasy managers will be forced to decide if it’s worth splashing the cash for the massive upside that Carlos Vela and Josef Martinez carry, or rolling the dice with a salary saver to spend up at other positions.


There’s an influx of new attacking weapons to work with this season, with Mexican superstars Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Alan Pulido topping the list. Both players are high on the fantasy radar and should contribute right away, but it's often best to take a wait-and-see approach as newcomers get acclimated to their new teams. 


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Vela is coming off a record-setting campaign that saw him post video game-like stats with 34 goals, 15 assists and a massive fantasy-point haul in 2019. The reigning Landon Donovan MLS MVP tops the 2020 preseason forward rankings, and finding the funds for heavy artillery up top will be key in leading your team to the MLS Fantasy champions league this season.


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Top 25 forwards

Rank
Player
Team
Price
1 
Carlos Vela
LAFC
$13.0
2 
Josef Martinez
ATL
$11.5
3
Chicharito
LA
$11.5
4 
Alan Pulido
SKC
$10.5
5 
Cristian Pavon
LA
$11.0
6
Gustavo Bou
NE
$10.5
7
Diego Rossi
LAFC
$11.0
8
Heber
NYC
$10.5
9
Raul Ruidiaz
SEA
$11.0
10
Jozy Altidore
TOR
$10.5
11 
Jurgen Locadia
CIN
$10.0
12
Ola Kamara
DC
$9.5
13
Robert Beric
CHI
$9.5
14
Luis Amarilla
MIN
$9.5
15
Gyasi Zardes
CLB
$10.0
16
Mauro Mantoas
HOU
$9.5
17
Kacper Przybylko
PHI
$10.0
18
Lucas Cavallini
VAN
$9.0
19
Felipe Mora
POR
$9.0
20
Kei Kamara
COL
$9.5
21
Jordan Morris
SEA
$9.5
22
Adam Buksa
NE
$8.0
23
Yuya Kubo
CIN
$8.5
24
Brian Rodriguez
LAFC
$9.5
25
Chris Wondolowski
SJ
$8.0

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