Reid has the night off but Michael and Blayne are joined my Patreon Supporter Patrick Smith to review all of the most important Fantasy moments from Round 26 and preview the best options for Round 27.
The show starts by talking about the elephant in the room, the poor point returns from the DGW players, but then pivots to the pleasant surprises of the week, D.C. & Minnesota United. Patrick is also given time to share his experiences as a member of the MLSFI Patreon community and why he continues to be one of our top supporters.



A condensed Week 27 of MLS Fantasy is upon us, with just 10 teams in action during the FIFA international window. Roster construction can become quite tricky with multiple international absences and injuries to consider, so let’s take a closer look at the top players at each position with those factors in mind.


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Goalkeepers


Steve Clark pitched a shutout last week, and he’s in a good spot for more clean sheet points at home versus a shorthanded Sporting KC attack that was held scoreless in its last road fixture.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Steve Clark
POR
vs. SKC
$7.4
2 
Tim Howard
COL
vs. SEA
$5.6
3 
Pablo Sisniega
LAFC
at ORL
$4.2
4 
Brad Stuver
NYC
vs. NE
$4.9
5 
Quentin Westberg
TOR
at CIN
$6.2
6 
Przemyslaw Tyton
CIN
vs. TOR
$5.2
7
Tim Melia
SKC
at POR
$7.4
8
Matt Turner
NE
at NYC
$6.6
9
Stefan Frei
SEA
at COL
$6.2
10
Brian Rowe
ORL
vs. LAFC
$7.3

Defenders

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Moreira in action for the Timbers. | USA Today Images


Jorge Moreira has topped double-digit fantasy points in four of his last five home appearances, making him a prime target at home against a depleted Sporting Kansas City attack in Week 27.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Jorge Moreira
POR
vs. SKC
$8.9
2
Anton Tinnerholm
NYC
vs. NE
$8.5
3
Auro
TOR
at CIN
$7.9
4
Tommy Smith
COL
vs. SEA
$4.7
5
Jorge Villafana
POR
vs. SKC
$8.0
6
Keegan Rosenberry
COL
vs. SEA
$5.6
7
Eddie Segura
LAFC
at ORL
$7.4
8
Bill Tuiloma
POR
vs. SKC
$4.9
9
Steven Beitashour
LAFC
at ORL
$6.3
10
Omar Gonzalez
TOR
at CIN
$6.7
11
Claude Dielna
POR
vs. SKC
$6.2
12
Lalas Abubakar
COL
vs. SEA
$5.5
13
Graham Zusi
SKC
at POR
$8.0
14
Tristan Blackmon
LAFC
at ORL
$7.0
15
Ben Sweat
NYC
vs. NE
$4.0
16
Sam Vines
COL
vs. SEA
$4.3
17
Chris Mavinga
TOR
at CIN
$5.1
18
Jordan Harvey
LAFC
at ORL
$6.8
19
Mohamed El-Munir
LAFC
at ORL
$4.5
20
Graham Smith
SKC
at POR
$6.0

Midfielders

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Moralez is a key cog in NYCFC's attack. | USA Today Images


Maxi Moralez continues to fuel the New York City FC attack, averaging nearly 10 fantasy points per game at Yankee Stadium this season. On a condensed week, he’s once again an elite option in an Eastern Conference clash with the New England Revolution.


RankPlayerTeamOpponentPrice
1Maxi MoralezNYCvs. NE$12.1
2Diego ValeriPORvs. SKC$13.1
3Alejandro PozueloTORat CIN$9.6
4Nico LodeiroSEAat COL$12.7
5Carles GilNEat NYC$12.7
6Nicolas BenezetTORat CIN$7.5
7Michael BradleyTORat CIN$9.1
8Sebastian BlancoPORvs. SKC$9.7
9NaniORLvs. LAFC$9.1
10Lee NguyenLAFCat ORL$6.7
11Jonathan LewisCOLvs. SEA$7.4
12Latif BlessingLAFCat ORL$10.1
13Emmanuel LedesmaCINvs. TOR$7.9
14Marky DelgadoTORat CIN$7.9
15Jack PriceCOLvs. SEA$8.2
16Diego CharaPORvs. SKC$8.5
17Cristian PenillaNEat NYC$7.9
18Erickson GallardoTORat CIN$6.6
19Sam NicholsonCOLvs. SEA$5.9
20Juan AgudeloNEat NYC$5.9
21Gary Mackay-StevenNYCvs. NE$5.5
22Roland LamahCINvs. TOR$6.1
23Gerso FernandesSKCat POR$7.0
24Victor UlloaCINvs. TOR$6.0
25Josh PerezLAFCat ORL$4.8
26Harry ShippSEAat COL$6.2
27Daniel SalloiSKCat POR$4.4
28Kellyn AcostaCOLvs. SEA$5.0
29Benny FeilhaberSKCat POR$6.8
30Nick DeLeonTORat CIN$5.3


Forwards

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The biggest question of Week 27 is if Vela will play. | USA Today Images


After missing out last week with a hamstring injury, Carlos Vela is once again questionable heading into Week 27. It seems unlikely that he’ll return to action this week, but since he hasn’t been ruled out, his status is worth monitoring ahead of Saturday’s game at Orlando City.


RankPlayerTeamOpponentPrice
1Carlos VelaLAFCat ORL$15.0
2Jozy AltidoreTORat CIN$10.2
3Brian FernandezPORvs. SKC$9.8
4Gustavo BouNEat NYC$11.2
5Valentin CastellanosNYCvs. NE$7.6
6Diego RossiLAFCat ORL$9.5
7Alexandru MitritaNYCvs. NE$8.1
8Andre ShinyashikiCOLvs. SEA$5.8
9Adama DiomandeLAFCat ORL$8.1
10Jeremy EbobissePORvs. SKC$5.3
11Darren MattocksCINvs. TOR$6.6
12Dom DwyerORLvs. LAFC$5.3
13Erik HurtadoSKCat POR$6.0
14Luis SilvaSEAat COL$5.6
15Patrick MullinsTORat CIN$4.3
16Adrien PerezLAFCat ORL$4.0
17Benji MichelORLvs. LAFC$4.6
18Juan Fernando CaicedoNEat NYC$5.9
19Niki JacksonCOLvs. SEA$4.7
20Justin DhillonSEAat COL$4.4

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