MLS Fantasy: Breaking down the top crossers, worst finishers, best investments and more

Fantasy: Robert Earnshaw

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For some people, the path they've taken in MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager this year has been a great one. For others, not so much.

A month into the season, we've seen some things that were expected, but for the most part it's been the unexpected. That's what separates the good managers from the great ones. Can you pick out the sleeper? Will you buy low and sell high? Are you willing to drop someone on the team you support because they're not doing enough for you in fantasy?

These are the questions we as fantasy managers are faced week in and week out. So, after one month of soccer, I scoured through our new and improved "Stats" section in FS:M to bring you the overall leaders in several different categories, ranging from total score and big chances created, to CBI's and player value so far this season.

How does your team rank up until this point? Is your team's value going up or down? Answer in the comments section below.

Fantasy Category

Leader(s)

Option No. 2

Option No. 3

Total Score

Graham Zusi (40) Mike Magee (39) Michel (34)

Goals

Mike Magee (5) Robert Earnshaw (4) Álvaro Saborío (3)
Claudio Bieler (3)

Assists

David Ferreira (3) Edgar Mejía, Sébastien Le Toux, Jorge Villafaña, Joao Plata, Benny Feilhaber (2) 54 players tied with (1)

Clean Sheets (team)

FC Dallas, Sporting KC (3) D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution (2) 7 teams tied with (1)

Goals Conceded (team)

Chicago Fire (9) Portland Timbers (8) Colorado Rapids,
New York Red Bulls (7)

Saves

Dan Kennedy (25) Bill Hamid (20) Troy Perkins, Jon Busch (18)

Crosses

Graham Zusi (22) Edgar Mejía (17) Federico Higuaín, Shea Salinas (15)

Key Passes

Graham Zusi (18) Federico Higuaín (14) Sébastien Le Toux, Shea Salinas, Daigo Kobayashi (12)

Big Chances Created

Sébastien Le Toux (5) Graham Zusi, Marcelo Sarvas, Sherjill MacDonald, Devon Sandoval (3) 13 players tied with (2)

Big Chances Fluffed

Marco Di Vaio (4) Jack McBean, Claudio Bieler,
Chris Wondolowski, Joao Plata, Robbie Findley (3)
8 players tied with (2)

CBIs (clearances, blocks and interceptions)

Matt Hedges (81) Aurélien Collin (80) Chris Schuler (75)

Recoveries

Dan Kennedy, Troy Perkins (70) Raúl Fernández (54) Patrice Bernier, Dax McCarty (53)

Transfers In

Mike Magee (4,123) Robert Earnshaw (4,078) Federico Higuaín (3,341)

Transfers Out

Robbie Keane (3,607) Brad Davis (2,070) Fabián Espíndola (1,857)

Price Rise

Mike Magee,
Robert Earnshaw ($0.7m)
Deshorn Brown, Federico Higuaín, Hassoun Camara ($0.6m)

Josh Williams, Jeb Brovsky, Sébastien Le Toux ($0.5m)

Price Fall

Miller Bolaños ($0.8m) Sherjill MacDonald ($0.6m) 4 players tied with ($0.5m)

Form - points per game / games played in past 30 days)

Robert Earnshaw (8.7) Bill Hamid (7.3) José Gonçalves (7.2)

Value (form) - form / price

Bill Hamid (1.4) Michel,
José Gonçalves (1.3)
5 players tied with (1.2)

Value (season) - total score / price

Michel (6.4) Matt Hedges (6.3) Bill Hamid, Troy Perkins (5.7)

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