MLS Fantasy: More Buy, Sell, Hold as experts weigh in on 10 big-name players for upcoming rounds

TRANSFER DEADLINE: Wednesday, 8:30 pm ET


At this point, you should be no stranger to double-game weeks and the rewards they can reap for your MLS Fantasy squad if managed properly.

This week Sporting KC and the Philadelphia Union are the hot commodities. Next week it'll be Dallas, D.C., Houston and LA on the up and up.

To help you out with some of those tough decisions for Round 11 we're doing another buy, sell, hold. However, this time we've increased it from five players to 10. Here we go...

  • BUY = Pick him up and play him this week.
  • HOLD = If you have him, play him. But don't use a transfer on him.
  • SELL = If you've got him, sell him. If you don't, now's not the time to buy.
 

Jason Saghini

Andrew Wiebe

Ben Jata

Fabinho ($6.2m)

HOLD – He's one yellow away from a suspension so DGW in jeopardy, plus Union are struggling.

HOLD – If you've got him, you play him and pray he doesn't see yellow in Kansas City. If you don't, steer clear.

HOLD – The only Union player I'd consider playing this week. Worth a shot, but don't get your hopes up.

Harrison Shipp ($6.3m)

BUY – He’s pretty much assured a starting spot for awhile. Takes FKs, sets teammates up and can finish. Should’ve been on your team already.

BUY – I'll go out on a limb and guarantee that will be Shipp's only hat trick of the year. Doesn't matter, I was recommending him before that.

BUY – Inexpensive, on the rise, point-producer. Add him ASAP, but don't look for a repeat performance this week at SKC.

Danny Garcia ($4.6m)

HOLD – Fine to roster him based on price, but don’t assume you’re going to get much production from him. Dallas may try other guys in that spot.

BUY – Picked him up when Mauro Diaz went down as a dirt-cheap replacement. He's been solid, if not spectacular since then. Worth a shot or a bench role.

BUY – No lower-priced player in the game will see more playing time. Plus, he's a money maker with a DGW in Round 12.

Stefan Ishizaki ($7.2m)

BUY – Might see a bit more of the ball to play-make and still has plenty of weapons to work with in LA. DGW in 12 is mouthwatering.

HOLD – Not convinced Rounds 5-7 (25 points) were sustainable. Keep him for the Round 12 DGW, but don't rush to pick him up just yet.

SELL – I'm not sold on his production with Donovan and Sarvas out. Decent pickup next week, but not now.

Zac MacMath ($5.5m)

SELL – Now’s the time to get out of the MacMath stock run. There are better values with better schedules on better teams out there right now.

SELL – You can't bank on PK saves and that schedule is brutal. Time to part ways.

SELL – Terrible matchups this week and they're on the road vs LA in Round 12. Eric Kronberg should be in your net.

Jermain Defoe ($10.6m)

BUY – No DGWs coming up, but I like his schedule. He will be on a mission to prove himself after being wait-listed by England.

HOLD – Jason says he'll be on a mission. The problem is he might be going on it alone with no Michael Bradley in the mix.

HOLD – Differential pick who could go off, but midweek Canadian Championship game and no Michael Bradley could hurt him a bit.

Will Bruin ($8.3m)

SELL – With Sherrod’s performance last game, there is now a hint that Bruin may not be a guaranteed starter. Plus, a LOT of service just left the building.

SELL – Two away games despite that double in Round 12, a double without Brad Davis and Boniek Garcia. Shudder.

SELL – Decent match this week with LA's backline in shambles, but a knee injury kept him out vs RSL. Nice matchups in Round 12, but Sherrod could steal minutes.

Graham Zusi ($10.8m)
 

SELL – He’s going to WC camp, so no DGW and no need to set yourself up to burn a trade on him. Take SKC players that will play twice.

SELL – You've got the free transfers now. Use them to set yourself up instead of banking on Jata's questionable logic.

HOLD – People are dumping him, but fully capable of having a monster game on Wednesday. One game from Zusi may be better than two from Feilhaber.

Eddie Johnson ($9.4m)

SELL – I’d rather have Espindola at this point, plain and simple.

SELL – Wait, you've held on to EJ this whole time? Bet that worked out well.

SELL – Hopefully his World Cup "snub" will kick him into gear. You'd be crazy not to go with Espindola for now, though.

Kenny Cooper ($7.1m)

HOLD – I’d wait and see here on what Sigi does with Deuce gone. Could be, but no guarantee that Cooper is the beneficiary just yet.

HOLD – I'm with Jason. Not so sure Cooper is going to waltz right into the lineup. If he does, maybe Obafemi Martins can duplicate the Thierry Henry effect.

BUY – Great matchup this week with Goodson, Gorlitz and possibly Bernardez all out. Should see more playing time with Dempsey and Evans gone too.

Transfers lock at 8:30 pm ET on Wednesday so be sure to have your captain selected before then. If you're not giving it to someone on either Philadelphia or Sporting KC, you might want to adjust. Good luck managers!

Do you agree with the picks above? Who's your captain for Round 11? Share your thoughts in the comments below.