Carlos Vela - LAFC - Fantasy


Reid, Mike, and Blayne get together to review the top fantasy takeaways form Round 24 and mourn the two blowouts that didn't happen. They also take some time to highlight the big D.C. result and what fantasy managers can expect in the weeks to come. After that, they jump right in to previewing the double-game Week teams in Round 25 and Reid join in the fun by offering his thoughts on player picks and potential value gains. They wrap up everything by congratulating the Spring Patreon winners and reviewing the latest results of the MLSHI Hosts H2H league.




There’s no rest for the weary with Week 25 of MLS Fantasy kicking off on Tuesday. It’s the first double-game week (DGW) of the Fall season, with six teams playing twice and giving fantasy managers a chance to make some big moves in the standings. With roster rotation expected, be sure to monitor starting lineups to help with any final decisions.


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Goalkeepers


He’s no guarantee to start, but Luis Lopez made his MLS debut for LAFC in Week 24 and at $4.7 million, he’s worth looking for when lineups are announced. It’s possible Tyler Miller ($6.0) takes back over as starter after being rested last week, and with two favorable home games he would slot in for Lopez atop the ‘keeper rankings too.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Luis Lopez
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$4.7
2 
Bill Hamid
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$6.0
3
David Bingham
LA
vs. COL, at SEA
$5.1
4 
Jeff Attinella
POR
at DC, at SKC
$7.0
5 
Nick Rimando
RSL
at LAFC, at HOU
$6.5
6
Tim Howard
COL
at LA, at LAFC
$6.0
7
Jesse Gonzalez
DAL
vs. MIN
$4.5
8
Evan Bush
MTL
vs. CHI
$6.6
9 
Brad Guzan
ATL
vs. CLB
$5.8
10
Tim Melia
SKC
vs. POR
$7.0

Defenders


Laurent Ciman was on the bench last week but with rotation expected he could be back in the starting lineup on Wednesday. He’s averaging nearly eight fantasy points per game at home this season, and with two home games this week, he checks in as the top-ranked defender.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Laurent Ciman
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$6.8
2
Steven Beitashour
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$6.8
3
Danilo Silva
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$4.7
4
Walker Zimmerman
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$6.8
5
Jordan Harvey
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$4.5
6
Edgar Castillo
COL
at LA, at LAFC
$7.0
7
Kofi Opare
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$4.7
8
Steve Birnbaum
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$5.3
9
Vytas
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$5.0
10
Oniel Fisher
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$4.9
11
Larrys Mabiala
POR
at DC, at SKC
$8.0
12
Jorgen Skjelvik
LA
vs. COL, at SEA
$4.8
13
Justen Glad
RSL
at LAFC, at HOU
$7.0
14
Alvas Powell
POR
at DC, at SKC
$7.5
15
Michael Ciani
LA
vs. COL, at SEA
$6.7
16
Ashley Cole
LA
vs. COL, at SEA
$5.6
17
Julio Cascante
POR
at DC, at SKC
$6.5
18
Tommy Smith
COL
at LA, at LAFC
$6.2
19
Zarek Valentin
POR
at DC, at SKC
$7.0
20
Marlon Hairston
COL
at LA, at LAFC
$4.8

Midfielders


Diego Valeri delivered another strong fantasy performance with 13 points in Week 24, and with two games in Week 25 he remains an elite option in the midfield.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Diego Valeri
POR
at DC, at SKC
$12.0
2
Luciano Acosta
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$9.0
3
Benny Feilhaber
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$9.5
4
Yamil Asad
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$10.1
5
Lee Nguyen
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$9.5
6
Jonathan dos Santos
LA
vs. COL, at SEA
$8.5
7
Kellyn Acosta
COL
at LA, at LAFC
$8.5
8
Zoltan Stieber
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$8.7
9
Paul Arriola
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$8.1
10
Joao Plata
RSL
at LAFC, at HOU
$10.5
11
Sebastian Blanco
POR
at DC, at SKC
$9.3
12
Albert Rusnak
RSL
at LAFC, at HOU
$9.3
13
Nicolas Lodeiro
SEA
vs. LA
$12.5
14
Andre Horta
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$8.0
15
Russell Canouse
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$5.5
16
Miguel Almiron
ATL
vs. CLB
$11.1
17
Sam Nicholson
COL
at LA, at LAFC
$8.5
18
Diego Chara
POR
at DC, at SKC
$7.8
19
Sebastian Lletget
LA
vs. COL, at SEA
$6.5
20
Jefferson Savarino
RSL
at LAFC, at HOU
$8.3
21
Kyle Beckerman
RSL
at LAFC, at HOU
$7.1
22
Chris Pontius
LA
vs. COL, at SEA
$5.6
23
Damir Kreilach
RSL
at LAFC, at HOU
$9.0
24
Ignacio Piatti
MTL
vs. CHI
$10.7
25
David Guzman
POR
at DC, at SKC
$7.1
26
Jack Price
COL
at LA, at LAFC
$7.9
27
Eduard Atuesta
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$6.5
28
Nana Boateng
COL
at LA, at LAFC
$5.5
29
Aaron Kovar
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$5.3
30
Perry Kitchen
LA
vs. COL, at SEA
$5.5

Forwards


Carlos Vela came off the bench in Week 24, but figures to slot right back into the starting lineup on Wednesday. He put up 18 points in his only other DGW this season, and with a pair of exploitable home matchups in Real Salt Lake and Colorado, he’s in prime position to put up another big score.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Carlos Vela
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$10.3
2
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
LA
vs. COL, at SEA
$11.5
3
Wayne Rooney
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$9.8
4
Diego Rossi
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$8.3
5
Ola Kamara
LA
vs. COL, at SEA
$8.8
6
Josef Martinez
ATL
vs. CLB
$12.0
7
Sebastian Giovinco
TOR
at SJ
$11.5
8
Latif Blessing
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$7.0
9
David Villa
NYC
at PHI
$10.3
10
Darwin Quintero
MIN
at DAL
$12.5
11
Christian Ramirez
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$8.5
12
Marco Ureña
LAFC
vs. RSL, vs. COL
$6.5
13
Dominique Badji
DAL
vs. MIN
$7.7
14
Maxi Urruti
DAL
vs. MIN
$7.8
15
Jack McBean
COL
at LA, at LAFC
$5.3
16
Romell Quioto
HOU
vs. RSL
$8.5
17
Darren Mattocks
DC
vs. POR, vs. NE
$6.5
18
Mauro Manotas
HOU
vs. RSL
$8.1
19
Corey Baird
RSL
at LAFC, at HOU
$5.5
20
Samuel Armenteros
POR
at DC, at SKC
$8.7

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