DraftKings has over $7K in prizes for midweek MLS contests, so let’s get right to my top targets on the day. Look out for starting lineups as they are released — I will be posting them on Twitter (@DraftKicks) as they become available — usually an hour before kickoff.
Evan Bush – $4,400 – Montreal Impact – Bush has led the Impact to two consecutive wins, and has a clean sheet in two straight games at home. With a lack of options on the board tonight, home goalkeepers are at the top of my list.
Joe Bendik – $4,800 – Toronto FC – Bendik has resumed his role as the starter between the sticks. While he is facing an Orlando City SC squad that has been lethal in attack lately, I like Toronto to get the job done at home tonight.
Others to Consider – Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls; $4,500), Tally Hall (Orlando City SC; $3,800)
Ambroise Oyongo – $4,200 – Montreal Impact – The dynamic outside back has been logging fantasy points just from his crosses and fouls drawn. With a shortage of options on the board tonight, i’ll look to collect points where I can regardless of clean sheet potential.
Ashtone Morgan – $3,900 – Toronto FC – With Orlando City SC playmaker Kaka out for tonights game, i’m giving the usually suspect Toronto FC back line a longer look than I normally would. Morgan has been a decent source of points through crosses and fouls drawn, giving him a bump on my radar against Orlando.
Luke Boden – $4,500 – Orlando City SC – Boden made a surprise start in the attack last weekend, lining up on the wing of a 4-3-3 formation. With Kaka out tonight, he’ll likely have another more advanced attacking role – making him a target on a short slate.
Others to Consider – Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact; $5,000), Corey Ashe (Orlando City SC; $4,400), Luke Morrow (Toronto FC; $4,000)
Ignacio Piatta – $9,200 – Montreal Impact – Piatti bagged a pair of goals over the weekend, making it three goals in three games for the Argentine midfielder. In addition to the goals, Piatti had five shots and four fouls drawn last game out.
Sacha Kljestan – $8,400 – New York Red Bulls – Kljestan has quietly been a big part of the Red Bulls attack of late. The midfielder has three goals and three assists in three games, and it looks like he’s taken over PK duty instead of Bradley Wright-Phillips. His upside is on the rise, and with only two games on the board, he’s worth a look tonight.
Lloyd Sam – $7,500 – New York Red Bulls – Sam’s playing time has been sporadic as of late, but he’s well worth consideration on a short slate. He has high upside, and could be the difference maker in a GPP if he has a night we’ve seen him have before.
Others to Consider – Marco Delgado (Toronto FC; $5,100), Dilly Duka (Montreal Impact; $5,300), Felipe Martins (New York Red Bulls; $5,800)
Sebastian Giovinco – $12,200 – Toronto FC – To the dismay of his fantasy owners, Giovinco was subbed off at halftime of Toronto FC’s 3-1 loss to New England Revolution last weekend. Head coach Greg Vanney noted that the move was strictly precautionary, and I’m confident that the MVP frontrunner will be back at it again tonight against a Kaka-less Orlando City.
Bradley Wright-Phillips – $10,800 – New York Red Bulls – BWP was back to his scoring ways, with a goal off an assist from his brother last weekend. Aside from Giovinco, BWP is the most dangerous player on the board tonight.
Dominic Oduro – $7,000 – Montreal Impact – With Didier Drogba’s debut still up in the air, and Jack McInerney traded earlier in the week, Oduro should continue to see the lion’s share of opportunities in the Montreal attack. He scored a goal last weekend, and has a good chance to contribute again at home tonight.
Others to Consider – Luke Moore (Toronto FC; $3,500), Carlos Rivas (Orlando City SC; $6,600), Robbie Findley (Toronto FC, $5,200)
Shaun Wright-Phillips – $5,000 – New York Red Bulls – The English Premier League veteran made an immediate impact in his MLS debut. Wright-Phillips earned a penalty kick and then assisted on his brother Bradley Wright-Phillips’ goal for a nice fantasy haul in only 30 minutes. His contributions in limited playing time is evidence of the fantasy impact SWP can have.
Cyle Larin – $8,700 – Orlando City SC – The rookie sensation scored a pair of goals last weekend, making that five goals in two games. He’s simply on fire, and with Kaka out, Larin will be asked to carry even more of the load in the attack tonight.