Alejandro Pozuelo - Toronto FC - 2020 Fantasy

A full 13 game weekend slate makes up Week 9 of MLS Fantasy, and there are several juicy matchups that are worth keying in on for fantasy points. After seeing one match postponed in Week 8 due to COVID-19 precautions, be sure to keep an eye out for any news that could affect this weekend’s games to ensure you aren’t left with an unwanted DNP in your squad. Let’s take a closer look at the top fantasy players at each position this week.


Goalkeepers

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Minnesota United goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair has a home matchup against low-scoring FC Cincinnati | USA Today Sports


Minnesota United
goalkeeper
Dayne St. Clair
has kept a clean sheet in two of his three home appearances and he’s in a good spot to turn in another shutout at Allianz Field on Saturday. Up next is an
FC Cincinnati
side that has been held scoreless in two straight and six of their last eight games. For fantasy purposes it makes perfect sense to continue to exploit their floundering attack until things turn around.

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Dayne St. Clair
MIN
vs. CIN
$8.5
2 
Matt Turner
NE
vs. NSH
$9.1
3 
Stefan Frei
SEA
vs. VAN
$7.6
4 
Pedro Gallese
ORL
vs. RBNY
$8.1
5 
Sean Johnson
NYC
vs. MIA
$11.4

Value Goalkeepers

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Bill Hamid
DC
vs. ATL
$5.3
2
Steve Clark
POR
vs. COL
$5.8
3
Quentin Westberg
TOR
vs. PHI
$5.1

Defenders


Kelvin Leerdam has put up seven or more fantasy points in four of his last five outings, and he ranks fourth among all defenders in total points. It’s a steep price to pay for a defender, but facing a Whitecaps side that has been outscored 7-0 over their last two matches, the opportunity is there for the Dutchman to rack up big points across the board.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Kelvin Leerdam
SEA
vs. VAN
$10.5
2
Reto Ziegler
DAL
vs. CLB
$11.7
3
Romain Metanire
MIN
vs. CIN
$7.0
4
Anton Tinnerholm
NYC
vs. MIA
$10.0
5
Ronald Matarrita
NYC
at MIA
$9.7
6
Richie Laryea
TOR
vs. PHI
$8.2
7
Brandon Bye
NE
vs. NSH
$7.7
8
Yeimar Gomez Andrade
SEA
vs. VAN
$10.3
9
Chase Gasper
MIN
vs. CIN
$6.1
10
Maynor Figueroa
HOU
vs. SKC
$10.2

Value Defenders

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Bakaye Dibassy
MIN
vs. CIN
$5.8
2
Brad Smith
SEA
vs. VAN
$4.5
3
Justin Morrow
TOR
vs. PHI
$5.0

Midfielders

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Seattle Sounders star Nicolas Lodeiro has a tasty matchup to extend his recent strong run of form against the Vancouver Whitecaps | USA Today Sports


Seattle midfielder
Nico Lodeiro
is in a fine run of form with seven or more points in all but one of eight appearances this season. He delivered another fine assist in Week 8 and gets an attractive matchup in Week 9 against Vancouver. The Uruguayan should have little trouble unlocking a Whitecaps side that he already torched for a goal and an assist earlier this season at the MLS is Back Tournament.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Nicolas Lodeiro
SEA
vs. VAN
$14.7
2
Alejandro Pozuelo
TOR
vs. PHI
$15.5
3
Emanuel “Bebelo” Reynoso
MIN
vs. CIN
$8.4
4
Diego Valeri
POR
vs. COL
$11.6
5
Nani
ORL
vs. RBNY
$9.5
6
Albert Rusnak
RSL
vs. LAFC
$9.1
7
Joao Paulo
SEA
vs. VAN
$11.7
8
Lewis Morgan
MIA
vs. NYC
$11.5
9
Darwin Quintero
HOU
vs. SKC
$9.2
10
Jack Price
COL
at POR
$10.6
11
Kaku
RBNY
at ORL
$10.0
12
Johnny Russell
SKC
at HOU
$10.4
13
Lucas Zelarayan
CLB
at DAL
$9.3
14
Alvaro Medran
CHI
at MTL
$11.0
15
Cristian Roldan
SEA
vs. VAN
$7.6
16
Daniel Royer
RBNY
at MIA
$9.7
17
Cristian Espinoza
SJ
vs. LA
$8.1
18
Pablo Piatti
TOR
vs. PHI
$9.8
19
Damir Kreilach
RSL
vs. LAFC
$7.9
20
Robin Lod
MIN
vs. CIN
$9.8

Value Midfielders

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Jan Gregus
MIN
vs. CIN
$7.5
2
Lee Nguyen
NE
vs. NSH
$5.3
3
Alexandru Mitrita
NYC
at MIA
$6.0

Forwards


Newcomer Gonzalo Higuain came up empty handed in his MLS debut, but it wasn’t for a lack of chances considering he hit the post with a bicycle kick and then skied a penalty kick in a tough matchup at Philadelphia. He finished with five shots and drew four fouls, and after seeing Inter Miami send in an eye-popping 36 crosses, it’s clear that they’re going to look to feed the big man early and often. He faces a stout defense in New York City FC in Week 9, but given his track record it would be no surprise to see the world-class striker open his MLS account in his home debut.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Gonzalo Higuain
MIA
vs. NYC
$9.5
2
Raul Ruidiaz
SEA
vs. VAN
$13.3
3
Gustavo Bou
NE
vs. NSH
$9.9
4
Diego Rossi
LAFC
at RSL
$8.6
5
Jordan Morris
SEA
vs. VAN
$12.7
6
Robert Beric
CHI
at MTL
$10.4
7
Cristian Pavon
LA
at SJ
$10.4
8
Kacper Przybylko
PHI
at TOR
$13.0
9
Franco Jara
DAL
vs. CLB
$9.0
10
Brian Rodriguez
LAFC
at RSL
$8.2

Value Forwards

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Chicharito
LA
at SJ
$7.2
2
Kei Kamara
MIN
vs. CIN
$5.6
3
Jozy Altidore
TOR
vs. PHI
$6.5

Captain

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Nicolas Lodeiro
SEA
vs. VAN
$14.7
2
Alejandro Pozuelo
TOR
vs. PHI
$15.5
3
Gonzalo Higuain
MIA
vs. NYC
$9.5

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