Carlos Vela - points skyward - Mark-Anthony Kaye approaches

MLS Fantasy is back, and there are double-game weeks galore! Keep in mind that both matches of the DGW will no longer count towards a player’s weekly score – only the highest score of the two matches will count towards your fantasy point total. With that being said, there are merits in loading up on DGW players since they have two chances to record a strong score. Let’s dive right in and take a look at the top fantasy options at each position this week.


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Goalkeepers


Brad Guzan and Atlanta United will be eager to bounce back from a dismal showing at the MLS is Back Tournament, and they’ll have ample opportunity to turn things around with upcoming fixtures against both expansion sides. Nashville SC have two goals as an MLS club, while Inter Miami CF have scored a meager three goals through their first five games.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Brad Guzan
ATL
vs. NSH, at MIA
$6.4
2 
Pedro Gallese
ORL
at MIA, vs. NSH
$6.6
3 
Kenneth Vermeer
LAFC
vs. LA, at RSL
$7.9
4 
Eloy Room
CLB
vs. CHI, at NYC
$7.5
5 
Andre Blake
PHI
at NE, vs. RBNY
$6.9

Value Goalkeepers

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Bobby Shuttleworth
CHI
at CLB, vs. CIN
$4.5
2
Jimmy Maurer
DAL
at HOU, vs. COL
$4.5
3
Thomas Hasal
VAN
at TOR, at MTL
$4.0

Defenders

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Reto Ziegler helped FC Dallas keep a clean sheet in their last match, and he’ll be relied upon for defensive coverage while they sort out their attack. He stands over a share of set pieces and is their primary penalty kick taker, giving him some attacking upside.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Reto Ziegler
DAL
at HOU, vs. COL
$8.0
2
Joao Moutinho
ORL
at MIA, vs. NSH
$7.0
3
Eddie Segura
LAFC
vs. LA, at RSL
$8.0
4
Harrison Afful
CLB
vs. CHI, at NYC
$7.6
5
Ronald Matarrita
NYC
at RBNY, vs. CLB
$7.6
6
Larrys Mabiala
POR
vs. SEA, at SJ
$7.0
7
Ryan Hollingshead
DAL
at HOU, vs. COL
$8.0
8
Ruan
ORL
at MIA, vs. NSH
$6.4
9
Kyle Duncan
RBNY
vs. NYC, at PHI
$5.8
10
Brandon Bye
NE
vs. PHI, at DC
$5.8

Value Defenders

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Nicolas Figal
MIA
vs. ORL, vs. ATL
$5.1
2
Alexander Buttner
NE
vs. PHI, at DC
$5.0
3
Brooks Lennon
ATL
vs. NSH, at MIA
$4.7

Midfielders

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Nicolas Lodeiro returned to action at the MLS is Back Tournament, and he'll receive some help with Joao Paulo back in training. He has two road games this week, but that might not be a disadvantage without fans in the stands. The Uruguayan attacker has historically been a player you don’t want to be caught without during a DGW.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Nicolas Lodeiro
SEA
at POR, at LA
$12.0
2
Nani
ORL
at MIA, vs. NSH
$10.5
3
Sebastian Blanco
POR
vs. SEA, at SJ
$8.9
4
Pity Martinez
ATL
vs. NSH, at MIA
$9.3
5
Latif Blessing
LAFC
vs. LA, at RSL
$10.6
6
Ezequiel Barco
ATL
vs. NSH, at MIA
$10.5
7
Lucas Zelarayan
CLB
vs. CHI, at NYC
$9.8
8
Diego Valeri
POR
vs. SEA, at SJ
$11.2
9
Jamiro Monteiro
PHI
at NE, vs. RBNY
$8.8
10
Jack Price
COL
vs. RSL, at DAL
$10.5
11
Maxi Moralez
NYC
at RBNY, vs. CLB
$9.4
12
Julian Gressel
DC
at CIN, vs. NE
$10.4
13
Johnny Russell
SKC
at MIN, vs. HOU
$7.9
14
Joao Paulo
SEA
at POR, at LA
$10.2
15
Rodolfo Pizarro
MIA
vs. ORL, vs. ATL
$10.0
16
Pedro Santos
CLB
vs. CHI, at NYC
$7.4
17
Albert Rusnak
RSL
at COL, vs. LAFC
$9.2
18
Daniel Royer
RBNY
vs. NYC, at PHI
$10.5
19
Darwin Quintero
HOU
vs. DAL, at SKC
$7.6
20
Alexandru Mitrita
NYC
at RBNY, at PHI
$8.4

Value Midfielders


RankPlayerTeamOpponentPrice
Eryk WilliamsonPORvs. SEA, at SJ$4.0
2Memo RodriguezHOUvs. DAL, at SKC$4.8
3Kellyn AcostaCOLvs. RSL, at DAL$5.4


Forwards


Carlos Vela is back after missing the MLS is Back Tournament and he’s simply too much of a game-changer for LAFC to leave out. The 2019 Landon Donovan MLS MVP is fully capable of making an impact off the bench, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Vela back in the starting lineup piling up goals and assists per usual.

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Carlos Vela
LAFC
vs. LA, at RSL
$14.4
2
Diego Rossi
LAFC
vs. LA, at RSL
$10.6
3
Alan Pulido
SKC
at MIN, vs. HOU
$12.0
4
Gustavo Bou
NE
vs. PHI, at DC
$10.7
5
Cristian Pavon
LA
at LAFC, vs. SEA
$11.3
6
Raul Ruidiaz
SEA
at POR, at LA
$10.4
7
Gyasi Zardes
CLB
vs. CHI, at NYC
$9.2
8
Kacper Przybylko
PHI
at NE, vs. RBNY
$8.4
9
Robert Beric
CHI
at CLB, vs. CIN
$9.8
10
Kei Kamara
COL
vs. RSL, at DAL
$9.8

Value Forwards

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Jeremy Ebobisse
POR
vs. SEA, at SJ
$5.9
2
Bradley Wright-Phillips
LAFC
vs. LA, at RSL
$6.0
3
Tesho Akindele
ORL
at MIA, vs. NSH
$4.9

Captain


RankPlayerTeamOpponentPrice
1Carlos VelaLAFCvs. LA, at RSL$14.4
2Diego RossiLAFCvs. LA, at RSL$10.6
3Nicolas LodeiroSEAat POR, at LA$12.0

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