Don't stress! Hold on to your wildcard by playing the transfer market wisely | MLS Fantasy Advice

In Round 2, we saw a dropoff in both goals scored and clean sheets. The average score dropped a tad from the week before and the top score was slightly lower as well. Now, let's get to the Monday recap.

Overall Recap

Wildcard

More than 1,000 people have already decided to revamp their team by using their one-and-only wildcard for the season. With unlimited transfers in Rounds 11, 15 and 16, it might not be the smartest decision to use your wildcard this early in the season, but sometimes using it early can have its advantages.

Last year, I used my wildcard in Round 3 and it helped me build my bankroll. This was vital to my success in MLS Fantasy, but there were times later on that I could've benefited from it, especially when it came to the abundance of double-game weeks later on in the season.

After studying the fantasy schedule, I'm more inclined to hold off on using my wildcard until Rounds 19, 26 and 27. Several people will use their wildcard before we get to that point in the season and saving it until then could help you make a late season push up the overall rankings.

Top Transfers (IN)

  Player Team Pos Selected Price Round Transfers IN
Toronto FC Jermain Defoe TOR FWD 18.6% $10.5 13 1,463
Real Salt Lake Joao Plata RSL FWD 24.2% $7.2 11 840
Philadelphia Union Leo Fernandes PHI MID 10,3% $4.5 8 671
Houston Dynamo David Horst HOU DEF 14.8% $5.7 7 521
Seattle Sounders FC Dylan Remick SEA DEF 37.8% $4.2 2 516

Top Transfers (OUT)

  Player Team Pos Selected Price Round Transfers OUT
Chicago Fire Mike Magee LA FWD 16.4% $10.4 0 608
FC Dallas Zach Loyd DAL DEF 15.1% $5.4 0 431
Real Salt Lake Javier Morales RSL FWD 6.8% $10.9 0 325
Houston Dynamo Will Bruin HOU MID 24.5% $8.3 7 324
Portland Timbers Maximiliano Urruti POR FWD 8.1% $6.9 2 301

Remember, if you're trying to take advantage of price increases and avoid taking a hit to your team's value, you'll likely need to make your transfers early in the week.

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