Should you chase points? Yes and no.
Below is a list of the top 20 players in MLS Fantasy based on points/game. I've removed any outliers by excluding any players with fewer than 20 total points.
The list is composed of three goalkeepers, four defenders, six midfielders and seven forwards.
|Player||Position||Selected||Price||Total Score||Points / Game|
Clint Dempsey is far and away the best player in MLS Fantasy at the moment. He's been in terrific form away from home – scoring 18, 14 and nine points a game – but at CenturyLink Field, he's been slightly less productive, scoring five and seven points. Every player will dip in form, but right now Dempsey is a must-have. His price will continue to rise.
It'll be hard making up ground on the rest of the field if you stick with the players above. At the same time, I wouldn't recommend straying too far from the list either.
There has to be balance, but picking up the "not-so-popular" top players could give your team a boost.
For example, if Brad Davis – currently owned by 1.5 percent of managers – returns from injury to play both games this round, it could be a massive week for whoever owns him.
Here's an extended list of the best players in MLS Fantasy based on points per game.