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Fantasy: Ranking the top 25 forwards for 2020

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.

Top 25 forwards

Rank Player Team Price
Carlos Vela LAFC $13.0
Josef Martinez ATL $11.5
3 Chicharito LA $11.5
Alan Pulido SKC $10.5
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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