In addition to the $100,000 EPL Fantasy Soccer World Championship going down on Sunday, there are two MLS games on the board to wrap the weekend up with. Review the starting lineups as they are released to be sure your players are included. As always, I will be posting starting lineups on Twitter (@FantasySoccerFC) as soon as they are released – usually an hour before kickoff. Here are some players I am targeting today:
Luis Robles – $5,700 – New York Red Bulls – The Red Bulls are big favorites to win at home tonight, making Robles the top goalkeeper target on the board with only four to choose from. Philadelphia have scored just once in their last three games, while Robles is coming off a Clean Sheet in his last outing.
David Bingham – $5,400 – San Jose Earthquakes – While Orlando City are coming off a big 4-0 win over defending MLS Cup winners LA Galaxy, they are in for a tough encounter in San Jose tonight. Bingham has two clean sheets in his last three games, including a 20 point outing last weekend in a 2-0 win over Columbus.
Others to Consider – Tally Hall (Orlando City SC; $3,400), Brian Sylvestre (Philadelphia Union; $3,400)
Jordan Stewart – $2,200 – San Jose Earthquakes – Fully recovered from injury, Stewart put in a MLS Team of the Week performance in the Quakes 2-0 win against the Crew last Sunday. He added an assist, on three crosses, for a 14 point DraftKings day. Plug Stewart in at just $2,200 and you’ll free up some much needed salary to allow you to roster the high-priced studs.
Brek Shea – $6,800 – Orlando City SC – After starting the season as a defender, Shea has been lining up in the midfield recently due to a rash of injuries to Orlando City. The positional switch paid dividends last weekend, with Shea earning an assist on five crosses for an 18 point outing. He’s the highest price defender on the board, but also has the highest upside considering his new role in the Orlando City attack.
Sheanon Williams – $4,100 – Philadelphia Union – In addition to earning a Clean Sheet in Philly’s 1-0 win versus DC United, Williams tacked on points through four crosses, two shots — one on goal — and two fouls drawn for 14 points. While i’m not counting on Philadelphia to keep the Red Bulls off the scoresheet, I expect Williams to post similar numbers across the board today.
Others to Consider – Chris Duvall (New York Red Bulls; $5,000), Luke Boden (Orlando City SC; $3,500), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls; $4,300), Marvell Wynne (San Jose Earthquakes; $4,800)
Matias Perez Garcia – $6,500 – San Jose Earthquakes – The Argentine playmaker is coming off a dazzling 18 point display last Sunday, and now has 14+ points in his last two starts. His price point makes him one of the top Midfielder targets on the short slate.
Lloyd Sam – $7,800 – New York Red Bulls – Sam plays a key role in a potent Red Bulls attack, where he gets to link up with the always dangerous Bradley Wright-Phillips. The winger connected with BWP for a pair off assists just two weeks ago in a 2-1 win over NYCFC, and a similar performance could be in order today against Philadelphia.
Kaka – $11,800 – Orlando City SC – Kaka finally rewarded fantasy owners with a 22 point outburst, scoring a goal and adding an assist to lead Orlando City to a big win over the LA Galaxy. I expect things to be much tougher tonight against a San Jose team that just shut Federico Higuain out, but on a two game slate the former FIFA World Player of the Year has to be on your radar.
Others to Consider – Cristian Maidana (Philadelphia Union; $7,100), Eric Avila (Orlando City SC; $5,300), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls; $7,600)
Bradley Wright-Phillips – $10,300 – New York Red Bulls – The 2014 MLS Golden Boot winner bagged a pair of goals in his last home outing, hanging 29 DraftKings points on NYCFC. With the Red Bulls heavy favorites to get the job done at home against Philadelphia, I wouldn’t be surprised to see BWP in the box score once more.
Chris Wondolowski – $10,200 – San Jose Earthquakes – Wondolowski is hot right now, having scored in consecutive contests and making it three goals in his last four games. “Wondo” is on the verge of a milestone on Sunday evening, as he looks to become just the ninth player in MLS history to score 100 regular-season goals.
Others to Consider – Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC; $8,000), Sebastian Le Toux (Philadelphia Union; $6,400), Conor Casey (Philadelphia Union; $5,100), Adam Jahn (San Jose Earthquakes; $4,800)
Felipe Martins – $6,400 – New York Red Bulls – Though he hasn’t scored a goal or had an assist in four straight games, Felipe has still managed to average 8.75 DraftKings points over that span. He takes a majority of the Red Bulls set pieces, and isn’t shy about taking a shot when given the opportunity. Martins is reasonably priced and has a favorable matchup on deck against the Union.
Shea Salinas – $5,300 – San Jose Earthquakes – The hard working winger had a big game against Columbus, scoring a goal en route to a 19 point performance. Salinas has three crosses in back-to-back games now, and should see ample opportunity to better that total on a night where San Jose will look to feed Wondolowski early-and-often.