Monday Recap: Joao Plata, Mauro Diaz, 10 low-cost sleepers & price adjustments | MLS Fantasy Advice

Reminder: Transfer deadline locks at 7:45 pm ET on Wednesday, so make your moves today! As usual, you'll be able to substitute players up until their scheduled game time.

Despite low scores all around for most MLS Fantasy owners, Round 9 did have a few bright spots. The high score dropped 10 points from the previous week (103 points to 93 points) and the average dropped to a season-low 38 points.

Joao Plata was the overall top scorer with 14 points. He has five goals, two assists and 47 total points in only 391 minutes played this season. He has scored 21 points in his last two starts since returning from injury.

Here's the recap for Round 9, along with 10 low-priced (DGW) sleepers for Round 10 and the top transfers both in and out.

Overall Recap

Low-priced Sleepers

The most important double-game week of the season is upon us. With that said, I'm rolling out some differential picks/sleepers who could help you this week. (A "differential pick" is a player who has been selected by less than 10 percent of fantasy owners, as detailed here.)

Grab one of these lower-priced players and spend big elsewhere. All of them cost less than $6.0m and are owned by no more than 10 percent of managers.

  1. Clint Irwin (GK), $4.9m - Owned by 5.9 percent
  2. Steve Clark (GK), $5.0m - Owned by 3.6 percent
  3. Jon Busch (GK), $5.4m - Owned by 1.9 percent
  4. Raúl Fernández (GK) $5.4m - Owned by 0.7 percent
  5. Zach Loyd (DEF), $5.3m - Owned by 10 percent
  6. Danny Garcia (MID), $4.4m - Owned by 0.8 percent
  7. J.J. Koval (MID), $4.6m - Owned by 2.8 percent
  8. Dillon Serna (MID), $4.7m - Owned by 6.3 percent
  9. Servando Carrasco (MID), $5.2m - Owned by 1.3 percent
  10. Nick LaBrocca (MID), $5.9m - Owned by 1.6 percent

Top Transfers (IN)

Thirteen players have risen in price already this round. If you're looking to build your team's value, you have to get your transfers done early in the week.

The five players listed below have all jumped up in price $0.1m. For the full list click HERE.

  Player Position Selected Price Total Score Transfers IN
Seattle Sounders FC Lamar Neagle MID 18.3% $7.8 49 756
Colorado Rapids Drew Moor DEF 19.3% $7.1 43 474
Seattle Sounders FC Obafemi Martins FWD 16.8% $9.8 55 442
San Jose Earthquakes Shea Salinas MID 12.5% $8.1 43 402
Real Salt Lake Joao Plata FWD 17.2% $7.2 47 376

Top Transfers (OUT)

Mauro Díaz continues to decline in value. He's dropped $0.3m over the last few days and it probably won't slow down anytime soon. You're losing money the longer you hold onto to him, so be sure to keep that in mind if you plan on leaving him on your bench much longer.

  Player Position Selected Price Total Score Transfers OUT
FC Dallas Mauro Díaz MID 16.7% $8.3 55 1,145
Chivas USA Mauro Rosales MID 14.7% $7.5 38 392
New York Red Bulls Lloyd Sam MID 22.5% $7.2 46 277
FC Dallas Kellyn Acosta DEF 9.1% $5.5 20 269
Vancouver Whitecaps Darren Mattocks FWD 5.6% $7.6 40 241

Round 9 Dream Team

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