Nicolas Lodeiro - Seattle Sounders - fantasy

The next week of MLS Fantasy begins Tuesday when Nashville SC host Minnesota United FC (8:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US; on DAZN in Canada). All 26 teams play twice this week, meaning we'll have two swings at a good score if all goes according to plan.


Be mindful of international absences, with big names like Diego Rossi, Raul Ruidiaz and Brian Rodriguez missing out this week. That could also open some value plays across the board. With that said, let’s hone in on the top players at each position this week.


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Goalkeepers


Everyone should know the drill by now: Pick goalkeepers and defenders who are playing against FC Cincinnati and watch the defensive fantasy points pile up. Despite showing signs of life, Jaap Stam's team was blanked for the third straight game last week and Andre Blake's up next. The Philadelphia goalkeeper kept Cincy off the scoresheet just three games ago, and he'll favorably round out the week against Montreal on Sunday.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Andre Blake
PHI
vs. CIN, vs. MTL
$8.5
2 
Sean Johnson
NYC
vs. DC, vs. NE
$10.6
3 
Brad Guzan
ATL
vs. ORL, vs. RBNY
$8.5
4 
Steve Clark
POR
at LA, vs. SJ
$5.8
5 
William Yarbrough
COL
vs. LAFC, vs. LA
$7.7

Value Goalkeepers

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Tim Melia
SKC
vs. CHI, vs. NSH
$5.2
2
JT Marcinkowski
SJ
vs. VAN, at POR
$4.0
3
Quentin Westberg
TOR
at NE, at CIN
$6.1

Defenders

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Anton Tinnerholm remains an attacking threat for NYCFC | USA Today Sports Images


Anton Tinnerholm has scored a combined 27 points over his last two outings via two goals, an assist and a clean sheet. The NYCFC right back is tied for the team lead with four goals, and he should be licking his chops at the prospect of facing a D.C. United side that Brooks Lennon hung 24 points on last week.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Anton Tinnerholm
NYC
vs. DC, vs. NE
$11.0
2
Reto Ziegler
DAL
at HOU, vs. MIN
$12.7
3
Brooks Lennon
ATL
vs. ORL, vs. RBNY
$8.2
4
Jakob Glesnes
PHI
vs. CIN, vs. MTL
$11.1
5
Kelvin Leerdam
SEA
vs. RSL, at LAFC
$9.6
6
Harrison Afful
CLB
vs. MTL, vs. LAFC
$8.9
7
Mark McKenzie
PHI
vs. CIN, vs. MTL
$11.1
8
Ronald Matarrita
NYC
vs. DC, vs. NE
$8.8
9
Richie Laryea
TOR
at NE, at CIN
$9.2
10
Lalas Abubakar
COL
vs. LAFC, vs. LA
$8.2

Value Defenders

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Matt Real
PHI
vs. CIN, vs. MTL
$5.3
2
Graham Zusi
SKC
vs. CHI, vs. NSH
$6.4
3
Ali Adnan
VAN
at SJ, vs. RSL
$6.4

Midfielders


Nicolas Lodeiro produced another double-digit performance thanks to a well-rounded effort in Seattle's 3-1 win over Vancouver. Forgive me for the stat dump: Lodeiro finished with seven shots, 12 crosses, six chances created, five fouls drawn and an assist. With Raul Ruidiaz away on international duty, he’ll shoulder even more of the attacking load in favorable matchups against Real Salt Lake and LAFC.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Nicolas Lodeiro
SEA
vs. RSL, at LAFC
$15.7
2
Alejandro Pozuelo
TOR
at NE, at CIN
$16.5
3
Diego Valeri
POR
at LA, vs. SJ
$11.6
4
Johnny Russell
SKC
vs. CHI, vs. NSH
$11.4
5
Pedro Santos
CLB
vs. MTL, at ORL
$11.2
6
Joao Paulo
SEA
vs. RSL, at LAFC
$12.7
7
Lewis Morgan
MIA
at RBNY, vs. HOU
$12.5
8
Jamiro Monteiro
PHI
vs. CIN, vs. MTL
$8.7
9
Jack Price
COL
vs. LAFC, vs. LA
$10.6
10
Darwin Quintero
HOU
vs. DAL, at MIA
$10.2
11
Emanuel “Bebelo” Reynoso
MIN
at NSH, at DAL
$9.4
12
Daniel Royer
RBNY
vs. MIA. at ATL
$10.7
13
Pablo Piatti
TOR
at NE, at CIN
$10.8
14
Cristian Espinoza
SJ
vs. VAN, at POR
$9.1
15
Nani
ORL
at ATL, vs. CLB
$10.0
16
Alvaro Medran
CHI
at SKC, vs. DC
$12.0
17
Kevin Molino
MIN
at NSH, at DAL
$11.6
18
Cristian Roldan
SEA
vs. RSL, at LAFC
$8.6
19
Brenden Aaronson
PHI
vs. CIN, vs. MTL
$9.8
20
Cole Bassett
COL
vs. LAFC, LA
$10.0

Value Midfielders

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Florian Valot
RBNY
vs. MIA, at ATL
$6.7
2
Damir Kreilach
RSL
at SEA, at VAN
$7.0
3
Jonathan Lewis
COL
vs. LAFC, vs. LA
$6.2

Forwards

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Kacper Przybylko has seven goals and three assists on the year | USA Today Sports Images


With home games against Cincy and Montreal, Kacper Przybylko jumps out as a strong bet to score at least once across two fixtures this week. He bagged a brace and recorded 13 points against Montreal just three weeks ago, and he’s in prime position to produce another big game this week.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Kacper Przybylko
PHI
vs. CIN, vs. MTL
$12.4
2
Gonzalo Higuain
MIA
at RBNY, vs. HOU
$8.5
3
Jordan Morris
SEA
vs. RSL, at LAFC
$13.7
4
Robert Beric
CHI
at SKC, vs. DC
$11.4
5
Gyasi Zardes
CLB
vs. MTL, at ORL
$9.9
6
Cristian Pavon
LA
vs. POR, at COL
$9.5
7
Gustavo Bou
NE
vs. TOR, at NYC
$10.9
8
Franco Jara
DAL
at HOU, vs. MIN
$8.1
9
Bradley Wright-Phillips
LAFC
at COL, vs. SEA
$9.6
10
Diego Rubio
COL
vs. LAFC, vs. LA
$7.8

Value Forwards

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Valentin Castellanos
NYC
vs. DC, vs. NE
$4.0
2
Khiry Shelton
SKC
vs. CHI, vs. NSH
$4.6
3
Sergio Santos
PHI
vs. CIN, vs. MTL
$5.4

Captain

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Nicolas Lodeiro
SEA
vs. RSL, at LAFC
$15.7
2
Alejandro Pozuelo
TOR
at NE, at CIN
$16.5
3
Kacper Przybylko
PHI
vs. CIN, vs. MTL
$12.4

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