Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Ali Adnan
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$7.1
2
Daniel Lovitz
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$4.3
3
Bacary Sagna
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$5.4
4
Jukka Raitala
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$4.6
5
Derek Cornelius
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$6.9
6
Doneil Henry
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$5.7
7
Zachary Brault-Guillard
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$5.4
8
Rudy Camacho
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$5.5
9
Jake Nerwinski
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$4.6
10
Reto Ziegler
DAL
vs. CIN
$8.6
11
Ryan Hollingshead
DAL
vs.CIN
$9.7
12
Reggie Cannon
DAL
vs. CIN
$6.4
13
Graham Zusi
SKC
vs. HOU
$7.5
14
Matt Hedges
DAL
vs. CIN
$7.5
15
Michael Murillo
RBNY
vs. COL
$6.2
16
Walker Zimmerman
LAFC
vs. MIN
$6.2
17
Aaron Long
RBNY
vs. COL
$7.1
18
Harrison Afful
CLB
vs. CHI
$5.8
19
Kemar Lawrence
RBNY
vs. COL
$5.7
20
Florian Jungwirth
SJ
vs. ORL
$6.8

Midfielders


Saphir Taider was kept in check last week, but prior to that he logged a goal or an assist in three straight outings. As Montreal’s primary set piece and penalty kick taker, the Algerian international pops off as the double-game week midfielder to pay up for in Week 26.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Saphir Taider
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$11.6
2
Lassi Lappalainen
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$8.4
3
Bojan Krkic
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$7.3
4
Yordy Reyna
VAN
at MTL, vs. DC
$8.1
5
Inbeom Hwang
VAN
at MTL, vs. DC
$7.2
6
Nicolas Lodeiro
SEA
vs. LA
$12.7
7
Carles Gil
NE
vs. TOR
$13.2
8
Michael Barrios
DAL
vs. CIN
$9.7
9
Diego Valeri
POR
vs. RSL
$12.6
10
Magnus Eriksson
SJ
vs. ORL
$10.8
11
Maxi Moralez
NYC
at VAN
$11.6
12
Eduard Atuesta
LAFC
vs. MIN
$12.2
13
Daniel Royer
RBNY
vs. COL
$9.2
14
Cristian Espinoza
SJ
vs. ORL
$10.3
15
Kaku
RBNY
vs. COL
$8.5
16
Johnny Russell
SKC
vs. HOU
$8.9
17
Latif Blessing
LAFC
vs. MIN
$9.9
18
Pedro Santos
CLB
vs. CHI
$10.5
19
Felipe Gutierrez
SKC
vs. HOU
$10.0
20
Mark-Anthony Kaye
LAFC
vs. MIN
$10.3
21
Alejandro Pozuelo
TOR
at NE
$10.1
22
Marc Rzatkowski
RBNY
vs. COL
$8.0
23
Ballou Tabla
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$6.2
24
Bryan Acosta
DAL
vs. CIN
$6.9
25
Albert Rusnak
RSL
at POR
$10.7
26
Andy Rose
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$4.9
27
Jamiro Monteiro
PHI
vs. ATL
$9.8
28
Russell Teibert
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$6.0
29
Vako
SJ
vs. ORL
$9.7
30
Ken Krolicki
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$4.0

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Forwards

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Reid, Michael, and Blayne get together to discuss all of the surprising moments from Round 25 and the most important fantasy takeaways leading into Round 26. They start by reviewing Round 25 and getting feedback about the most surprising results from those in Live Chat and Twitter. The FC Dallas scoreline, and Rooney red card top the list, but the San Jose rotation is also a popular topic. They round out the segments talking about the important Fantasy takeaways and we find out if the guys agree that DGWs can make it hard to move up in the Fantasy ranks. Special attention is given to LAFC and Montreal during the housekeeping section, as the status of this players will have a big impact on the makeup of many teams in this coming round. The wrap the show with player selections for Round 26 and have debate over exactly the number of DGW players required for a good score in Round 26.




MLS Fantasy managers will be faced with some big decisions with only Montreal and Vancouver playing twice in Week 26. Is it worth taking the consistent points from mediocre two-game players? Or is this the week to fade DGW players in lieu of elite single game players? Let’s take a closer look at the Week 26 positional rankings to help build your roster this week.


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Goalkeepers

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Vancouver's Crepeau is coming off a massive game | USA Today Sports Images


Despite conceding multiple goals in four straight games, Evan Bush has the better matchups of the two double-game week goalkeepers this week. Up first is a home game against a Vancouver side that ranks dead last in goals per game before hosting a struggling D.C. United attack that will be without star attacker Wayne Rooney.

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Evan Bush
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$5.0
2 
Maxime Crepeau
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$7.3
3 
Jesse Gonzalez
DAL
vs. CIN
$6.6
4 
Luis Robles
RBNY
vs. COL
$6.5
5 
Tyler Miller
LAFC
vs. MIN
$7.9
6 
Tim Melia
SKC
vs. HOU
$6,9
7
Daniel Vega
SJ
vs. ORL
$6.9
8
Steve Clark
POR
vs. RSL
$6.9
9
Eloy Room
CLB
vs. CHI
$4.4
10
Andre Blake
PHI
vs. ATL
$5.4

Defenders

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Ali Adnan is the top defender for this week | USA Today Sports Images


Ali Adnan is averaging over six fantasy points per game across his last five appearances, and he sticks out as the most appealing option of the DGW defenders this week. While a clean sheet may be a stretch, the former Serie A defender is no stranger to joining in the attack and he’s capable of tallying points across multiple categories.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Ali Adnan
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$7.1
2
Daniel Lovitz
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$4.3
3
Bacary Sagna
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$5.4
4
Jukka Raitala
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$4.6
5
Derek Cornelius
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$6.9
6
Doneil Henry
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$5.7
7
Zachary Brault-Guillard
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$5.4
8
Rudy Camacho
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$5.5
9
Jake Nerwinski
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$4.6
10
Reto Ziegler
DAL
vs. CIN
$8.6
11
Ryan Hollingshead
DAL
vs.CIN
$9.7
12
Reggie Cannon
DAL
vs. CIN
$6.4
13
Graham Zusi
SKC
vs. HOU
$7.5
14
Matt Hedges
DAL
vs. CIN
$7.5
15
Michael Murillo
RBNY
vs. COL
$6.2
16
Walker Zimmerman
LAFC
vs. MIN
$6.2
17
Aaron Long
RBNY
vs. COL
$7.1
18
Harrison Afful
CLB
vs. CHI
$5.8
19
Kemar Lawrence
RBNY
vs. COL
$5.7
20
Florian Jungwirth
SJ
vs. ORL
$6.8

Midfielders


Saphir Taider was kept in check last week, but prior to that he logged a goal or an assist in three straight outings. As Montreal’s primary set piece and penalty kick taker, the Algerian international pops off as the double-game week midfielder to pay up for in Week 26.

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Saphir Taider
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$11.6
2
Lassi Lappalainen
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$8.4
3
Bojan Krkic
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$7.3
4
Yordy Reyna
VAN
at MTL, vs. DC
$8.1
5
Inbeom Hwang
VAN
at MTL, vs. DC
$7.2
6
Nicolas Lodeiro
SEA
vs. LA
$12.7
7
Carles Gil
NE
vs. TOR
$13.2
8
Michael Barrios
DAL
vs. CIN
$9.7
9
Diego Valeri
POR
vs. RSL
$12.6
10
Magnus Eriksson
SJ
vs. ORL
$10.8
11
Maxi Moralez
NYC
at VAN
$11.6
12
Eduard Atuesta
LAFC
vs. MIN
$12.2
13
Daniel Royer
RBNY
vs. COL
$9.2
14
Cristian Espinoza
SJ
vs. ORL
$10.3
15
Kaku
RBNY
vs. COL
$8.5
16
Johnny Russell
SKC
vs. HOU
$8.9
17
Latif Blessing
LAFC
vs. MIN
$9.9
18
Pedro Santos
CLB
vs. CHI
$10.5
19
Felipe Gutierrez
SKC
vs. HOU
$10.0
20
Mark-Anthony Kaye
LAFC
vs. MIN
$10.3
21
Alejandro Pozuelo
TOR
at NE
$10.1
22
Marc Rzatkowski
RBNY
vs. COL
$8.0
23
Ballou Tabla
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$6.2
24
Bryan Acosta
DAL
vs. CIN
$6.9
25
Albert Rusnak
RSL
at POR
$10.7
26
Andy Rose
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$4.9
27
Jamiro Monteiro
PHI
vs. ATL
$9.8
28
Russell Teibert
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$6.0
29
Vako
SJ
vs. ORL
$9.7
30
Ken Krolicki
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$4.0

Forwards

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Vela's status for this week is up in the air | USA Today Sports Images


Carlos Vela comes with an asterisk this week after exiting early with a hamstring injury in Week 25. To make things even harder for fantasy managers, LAFC play Minnesota in the last game of the week on Sunday night. As the top point producer in the game, Vela’s status is worth monitoring throughout the week as you don’t want to be caught without him if he happens to recover in time.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Carlos Vela
LAFC
vs. MIN
$15.0
2
Maxi Urruti
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$6.2
3
Fredy Montero
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$7.0
4
Orji Okwonkwo
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$7.1
5
Theo Bair
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$4.3
6
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
LA
at SEA
$11.8
7
Zdenek Ondrasek
DAL
vs. CIN
$5.5
8
Raul Ruidiaz
SEA
vs. LA
$11.2
9
Josef Martinez
ATL
at PHI
$14.2
10
Brian Fernandez
POR
vs. RSL
$10.2
11
Jesus Ferreira
DAL
vs. CIN
$6.5
12
Dominique Badji
DAL
vs. CIN
$6.1
13
Gustavo Bou
NE
vs. TOR
$10.9
14
Heber
NYC
at VAN
$10.5
15
Diego Rossi
LAFC
vs. MIN
$9.8
16
Chris Wondolowski
SJ
vs. ORL
$7.4
17
Adama Diomande
LAFC
vs. MIN
$8.5
18
Gyasi Zardes
CLB
vs. CHI
$10.2
19
Jozy Altidore
TOR
at NE
$10.2
20
Valentin Castellanos
NYC
at VAN
$8.0

Vela's status for this week is up in the air | USA Today Sports Images


Carlos Vela comes with an asterisk this week after exiting early with a hamstring injury in Week 25. To make things even harder for fantasy managers, LAFC play Minnesota in the last game of the week on Sunday night. As the top point producer in the game, Vela’s status is worth monitoring throughout the week as you don’t want to be caught without him if he happens to recover in time.

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Carlos Vela
LAFC
vs. MIN
$15.0
2
Maxi Urruti
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$6.2
3
Fredy Montero
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$7.0
4
Orji Okwonkwo
MTL
vs. VAN, vs. DC
$7.1
5
Theo Bair
VAN
at MTL, vs. NYC
$4.3
6
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
LA
at SEA
$11.8
7
Zdenek Ondrasek
DAL
vs. CIN
$5.5
8
Raul Ruidiaz
SEA
vs. LA
$11.2
9
Josef Martinez
ATL
at PHI
$14.2
10
Brian Fernandez
POR
vs. RSL
$10.2
11
Jesus Ferreira
DAL
vs. CIN
$6.5
12
Dominique Badji
DAL
vs. CIN
$6.1
13
Gustavo Bou
NE
vs. TOR
$10.9
14
Heber
NYC
at VAN
$10.5
15
Diego Rossi
LAFC
vs. MIN
$9.8
16
Chris Wondolowski
SJ
vs. ORL
$7.4
17
Adama Diomande
LAFC
vs. MIN
$8.5
18
Gyasi Zardes
CLB
vs. CHI
$10.2
19
Jozy Altidore
TOR
at NE
$10.2
20
Valentin Castellanos
NYC
at VAN
$8.0

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