With over $5,000 in prizes to be handed out on Soccer Sunday, let’s get right to my top targets on the day. Look out for starting lineups as they are released — I will be posting starting lineups on Twitter (@DraftKicks) as they become available — usually an hour before kickoff.

Sunday’s Contests

$400 MLS Step Over – $1 entry

$2K MLS Striker – $3 entry


David Bingham – $4,300 – San Jose Earthquakes – Though the Earthquakes are mired in a four game slump, they welcome a Portland Timbers squad that has been outscored 14-1 in their last four road games across all competition. With Chris Wondolowski returning from Gold Cup, I like Bingham and the Quakes to get the job done at home tonight.

Dan Kennedy – $4,500 – FC Dallas  – Kennedy has been an integral part of FC Dallas’ current run of five straight wins. He’s averaging 12 DraftKings PPG over those five games and has a good chance to stay hot tonight against the Chicago Fire.

Others to Consider – Adam Kwarasey (Portland Timbers; $4,100), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire; $4,700)


Joevin Jones – $4,500 – Chicago Fire  Jones has been quiet since returning from the Gold Cup, but the upside remains high after seeing glimpses of what he’s capable of earlier in the season. With a shortage of high-upside defenders on the board today, Jones is my top target.

Alvas Powell – $4,200 – Portland Timbers – Powell is averaging over 8 DK PPG over his last four games. He’s active on the wing, making him a good source of points through crosses and shots alone.

Others to Consider – Jack Jewsbury (Portland Timbers; $3,200), Marvell Wynne (San Jose Earthquakes; $3,700), Eric Gehrig (Chicago Fire; $4,000), Jordan Stewart (San Jose Earthquakes; $4,100)


Mauro Diaz – $9,200 – FC Dallas – Diaz is hot right now, hitting 15+ fantasy points in four consecutive outings. He’s picking up points in every statistical category, and should continue to pile up the the fantasy points against a shaky Chicago Fire defense.

Diego Valeri – $9,100 – Portland Timbers – The midfield maestro posted 12 DraftKings points in his last game, and that’s without scoring a goal or adding an assist. Valeri has hit double digits in five of his last six, despite only scoring one goal and dishing one assist across that span.

Matias Perez Garcia – $7,900 – San Jose Earthquakes – The Quakes #10 doesn’t have a goal or assist in three straight games, but is still contributing elsewhere. MPG had 10 points in his last game through crosses and fouls drawn alone.

Others to Consider – Harry Shipp (Chicago Fire; $7,200), Shea Salinas (San Jose Earthquakes; $5,400)


Fabian Castillo – $10,100 – FC Dallas – Castillo had a disappointing three point performance last weekend, after reeling off five straight 13+ point games. On a two game slate, Castillo might be the most dangerous player on the board against a Fire defense that has allowed six goals in their last three games.

Chris Wondolowski – $9,200 – San Jose Earthquakes – Wondo made a quiet return from the Gold Cup, tallying just a single point in a 70-minute shift. Despite the low point total, his goal scoring prowess can’t be ignored on a two game slate. He’s still the same forward that bagged an MLS single season record of 27 goals and is a threat to strike any time he’s on the field.

David Accam – $5,200 – Chicago Fire – At just $5,200 Accam is still way underpriced and should be highly owned in GPPs today. He’s an electric player that has 20+ point upside. Rostering Accam will allow you to pay up for the higher priced forwards listed above, which could be the winning formula on a short slate.

Others to Consider – Blas Perez (FC Dallas; $7,900), Kennedy Igboananike (Chicago Fire; $5,500), Quincy Amarikwa (Chicago Fire, $5,000)

Flex Appeal

Lucas Melano – $5,500 – Portland Timbers – The recently acquired Melano could be in line for his first start in a Timbers jersey tonight. Portland brought him in to score, and could desperately use some goals from the Argentine. At just $5,500, Melano is certainly on my radar if he’s given the start.

Shaun Maloney – $5,500 – Chicago Fire – Maloney converted a penalty kick on his way to a 13-point DraftKing day last weekend. Considering his ability to contribute in all categories, Maloney is a fine play at discounted price.