Forward is the most plentiful position in fantasy hockey, but that doesn't mean you should skimp out on quality options. Let this non-exhaustive tiered preview guide you to glory.
Editor's note: This article is not necessarily intended as a top-to-bottom ranking. The forwards outlined within are grouped by their specific playing style and attributes.
Tier 1: Best Since Sliced Bread
Connor McDavid, Nikita Kucherov, Nathan MacKinnon, Alexander Ovechkin, John Tavares, Mikko Rantanen, Auston Matthews, Tyler Seguin, Mark Scheifele, Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Leon Draisaitl, Johnny Gaudreau, Evgeni Malkin, Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine, Steven Stamkos, Taylor Hall, Claude Giroux, Artemi Panarin, Mark Stone, Sebastian Aho, David Pastrnak, Jack Eichel, Mitch Marner
A posterboy for the NHL, McDavid is destined to reach 400 career points before his 23rd birthday. Panarin – the "Bread Man" himself – now represents a Rangers club that should be reeling from a seventh-place finish in a highly competitive Metropolitan Division. Ovechkin has matched his jersey number with eight Rocket Richard trophy wins to reign supreme in the goal-scoring category. Not counting the aforementioned forwards, this group collectively amassed 534 goals to average around 30 for the season. Consider team context when choosing between these high-profile studs in order to achieve the best result in drafts.
Tier 2: Money in the Bag