MLS Fantasy Advice: Striker conundrums, Michel's health, Robbie Keane's double-week availability
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Most MLS Fantasy managers thought setting their lineup would be easy after they were able to tweak their rosters with unlimited transfers in Round 11. They were wrong.
With the new 18-man format and several high-priced players away on international duty, you can stack your team with many players who are both in form and reasonably priced.
What were once simple decisions now become much more difficult. The most challenging decision in Round 12 seems to be at the forward position.
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Several fantasy managers own four of the eight players listed above, and with several of them playing in what some would call ideal matchups, the decision on who to sit and who to start has left quite a few managers in a pickle.
@Ben_Jata Plata, Dwyer, martins, or wright-Phillips as my 3 up front this week? Can't decide!
— Ciaran NCFC Whyte (@mustangman2525) May 20, 2014
— Nick Etchegaray (@slyrhino_nick) May 20, 2014
@Ben_Jata one last question. Better start this week? Harry Shipp or Mark Sherrod?
— Üsry (@RobUsry) May 20, 2014
Perhaps the most-asked question this week is about Keane's availability. LA Galaxy insider Adam Serrano reported on May 14 that Bruce Arena would be contacting Ireland's coach to discuss the possibility of his star striker remaining with the club.
@Ben_Jata any confirmation on keane staying?
— ashna (@basedgodguliani) May 19, 2014
@MLSFantasy will Arena allow Keane to leave for Irelands friendly games?
— Jason Adams (@NosajAdams) May 20, 2014
Unfortunately, there have been no updates since then, so it's up to you to decide for yourself on this one. I've already brought Keane into my squad, same for another 500-plus fantasy managers. He'll play one game for sure, so the second game is a bonus if he indeed stays.
Personally, I'd be surprised if Keane goes, but you're the manager and you've got to make the final call.
— Seth (@SethGoTribe) May 20, 2014
@MLSFantasy any news on Michel?
— Cody weber (@Codydejavu) May 20, 2014
FC Dallas have depth in central midfield, so don't be surprised if Michel misses at least the next two games. If you have him, it's a good move to sell him now, unless it's going to cost you points.
Still have a few decisions to make? Take a look at the latest form chart. BWP is in incredible form at the moment, but so are Shipp, Plata, Henry, Magee, Martins and Espíndola.
Can't decide who to start and who to sit? Share your thoughts with the rest of the MLS Fantasy community in the comments below.