If you missed out on the MLS Fantasy point party that was Round 18, there’s still time to make one last run at the MLS Fantasy Champions League. Week 19 marks the start of the final FCL qualifier, where the Top 50 entrants across Week 19-24 will punch a ticket to the final round for a shot at the $500 grand prize.

There are multiple high-profile matchups to exploit this week, so let’s take a deeper dive to pinpoint the top plays and values at each position.

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Goalkeepers

After two straight clean sheets in Round 18, Sean Johnson and New York City FC will be looking to extend that streak to three at home Saturday against Inter Miami CF (7 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+).

If he can replicate recent performances this weekend, there is no doubt that Johnson will bring home a good fantasy point haul in Round 19.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Sean Johnson
NYC
vs. MIA
$9.7
2
Stefan Frei
SEA
vs. COL
$7.6
3
Zac MacMath
RSL
vs. DAL
$9.9
4
Brad Stuver
ATX
vs. RBNY
$9.5
5
Aljaz Ivacic
POR
vs. SJ
$8.3
Value Goalkeepers
Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Isaac Boehmer
VAN
vs. CHI
$4.3
2
Roman Celentano
CIN
vs. NSH
$5.7
3
John Pulskamp
SKC
vs. LAFC
$4.9

Defenders

While Alexander Callens has been in a bit of a slump recently, the NYCFC center back is due to get back to his massive fantasy performances this weekend at Yankee Stadium against Inter Miami. The Peruvian serves as not only a great defender, but also a threat to get himself on the score sheet from set pieces.

When you combine NYCFC’s recent defensive performances and Callens' fantasy potential, he is automatically an elite option going into Round 19.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Alex Callens
NYC
vs. MIA
$10.6
2
Justen Glad
RSL
vs. DAL
$11.4
3
Diego Palacios
LAFC
at SKC
$9.6
4
Thiago Martins
NYC
vs. MIA
$10.2
5
Kai Wagner
PHI
at ORL
$11.8
6
Ruben Gabrielsen
ATX
vs. RBNY
$9.3
7
Walker Zimmerman
NSH
at CIN
$7.6
8
Ranko Veselinovic
VAN
vs. CHI
$9.5
9
Yeimar
SEA
vs. COL
$8.0
10
Domenico Criscito
TOR
vs. CLT
$7.4
Value Defenders
Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Tayvon Gray
NYC
vs. MIA
$6.5
2
Jasper Loeffelsend
RSL
vs. DAL
$6.0
3
Nathan
SJ
at POR
$6.0

Midfielders

Lucas Zelarayan and his newly-acquired partner in crime, Cucho Hernandez, have been scorching hot the past three games.

Zelarayan has six goal contributions in his last three matches for the Columbus Crew and is in top form going into Saturday’s match against the New England Revolution (7:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+), making him a top option for the upcoming round.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Lucas Zelarayan
CLB
vs. NE
$10.6
2
Carles Gil
NE
at CLB
$13.6
3
Santi Rodriguez
NYC
vs. MIA
$10.5
4
Hany Mukhtar
NSH
at CIN
$13.5
5
Emanuel Reynoso
MIN
at HOU
$12.3
6
Djordje Mihailovic
MTL
at DC
$11.6
7
Maxi Moralez
NYC
vs. MIA
$9.6
8
Nico Lodeiro
SEA
vs. COL
$10.5
9
Pablo Ruiz
RSL
vs. DAL
$9.7
10
Sebastian Druissi
ATX
vs. RBNY
$11.1
11
Ryan Gauld
VAN
vs. CHI
$7.9
12
Yimmi Chara
POR
vs. SJ
$9.1
13
Jose Cifuentes
LAFC
at SKC
$9.2
14
Jamiro Monteiro
SJ
at POR
$11.6
15
Jonathan Osorio
TOR
vs. CLT
$10.3
16
Thiago Almada
ATL
at LA
$10.5
17
Xherdan Shaqiri
CHI
at VAN
$10.1
18
Daniel Gazdag
PHI
at ORL
$10.4
19
Facundo Torres
ORL
vs. PHI
$10.0
20.
Lewis Morgan
RBNY
at ATX
$11.6
Value Midfielders
Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Andres Cubas
VAN
vs. CHI
$7.2
2
Alvaro Barreal
CIN
vs. NSH
$6.9
3
Franco Fragapane
MIN
at HOU
$6.3

Forwards

With what could be the last MLS match for Valentin “Taty” Castellanos until he takes his talents to Europe, last season's Golden Boot presented by Audi winner may be looking to give NYCFC fans a proper send-off.

Up against an Inter Miami side who will be missing their main center back (Damion Lowe), Castellanos will look to do some damage in his anticipated final match at Yankee Stadium, making him the top option going into Round 19.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Valentin Castellanos
NYC
vs. MIA
$11.4
2
Cucho Hernandez
CLB
vs. NE
$9.9
3
Jefferson Savarino
RSL
vs. DAL
$10.9
4
Carlos Vela
LAFC
vs. SKC
$11.1
5
Taxi Fountas
DC
vs. MTL
$11.8
6
Talles Magno
NYC
vs. MIA
$9.9
7
Darwin Quintero
HOU
vs. MIN
$8.6
8
Jeremy Ebobisse
SJ
at POR
$9.4
9
Jaroslaw Niezgoda
POR
vs. SJ
$8.4
10
Jordan Morris
SEA
vs. COL
$9.2
Value Forwards
Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Dejan Joveljic
LA
vs. ATL
$6.9
2
Luis Amarilla
MIN
at HOU
$6.5
3
Benji Kikanovic
SJ
at POR
$4.5
Captains
Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Valentin Castellanos
NYC
vs. MIA
$11.4
2
Lucas Zelarayan
CLB
vs. NE
$10.6
3
Carles Gil
NE
at CLB
$13.6

MLS Fantasy Weekly Winner

Congratulations to Justin Rogers for winning the MLS Fantasy Manager of the Week! Dynamo Okinawa topped double-digit points with every player in the lineup to put up a whopping 195 fantasy points and outscore all 19,853 fantasy teams. Coach Rogers scored a $150 MLSstore.com gift card for winning the Round 18 prize.

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