Josef Martinez - Atlanta United - 2019 Fantasy


Reid, Michael and Blayne are joined by top Patreon donor Sherry Snyder to review the top fantasy moments from Round 28 and preview the upcoming Round 29 Fantasy game week.
They start by covering several of the most surprising moments from the previous week, including the SGW players who stood out the most, the unexpected scores, road winners, and the potential impacts on the upcoming DGW players. Sherry then joins the show to share her fantasy journey, the resources that have helped her succeed in 2019, and her experience as a member on the MLSFI Patreon family. They wrap everything up by covering the top player options for Round 29 and finish the segment with a discussion on differential options.



With just three weeks left in the fall season of MLS Fantasy, Week 29 presents a good opportunity to make a push up the leaderboards with six teams playing twice. Considering players from those teams are eligible to rack up points from two games, let’s get dialed in on the positional rankings for the double-game week ahead.


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Goalkeepers

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Brad Guzan has already helped Atlanta United win the U.S. Open Cup and Campeones Cup this year | USA Today Sports Images


Brad Guzan leads the league with 13 shutouts on the season, and he’s in a good bounce-back spot after conceding three goals in consecutive games. The Atlanta United veteran first faces an FC Cincinnati attack that ranks dead last in goals scored, then hosts a San Jose unit that has just one goal over their last three road games.

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Brad Guzan
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$8.3
2 
Steve Clark
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$7.9
3 
Stefan Frei
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$6.4
4 
Luis Robles
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$6.0
5 
Jesse Gonzalez
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$5.9
6 
Przemyslaw Tyton
CIN
vs. ATL, vs. CHI
$5.3
7
David Bingham
LA
vs. MTL
$7.0
8
Tyler Miller
LAFC
vs. TOR
$7.4
9
Joe Willis
HOU
vs. ORL
$5.6
10
Kenneth Kronholm
CHI
at CIN
$7.9

Defenders

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Jorge Moreira, on loan from River Plate, has started 21 games for Portland this year | USA Today Sports Images


Portland Timbers right back Jorge Moreira took three shots, created three chances and swung in 13 crosses last week, highlighting his fantasy appeal as a defender with big attacking upside. With two home games against sides that have been so-so on the road this season (New York Red Bulls, Minnesota United), the Paraguayan will look to pile up points on both ends of the field this week.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Jorge Moreira
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$9.5
2
Leandro Gonzalez Pirez
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$8.6
3
Claude Dielna
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$7.2
4
Miles Robinson
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$9.3
5
Reto Ziegler
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$9.1
6
Jorge Villafana
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$7.9
7
Ryan Hollingshead
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$10.0
8
Brad Smith
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$5.9
9
Bill Tuiloma
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$5.6
10
Franco Escobar
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$6.7
11
Aaron Long
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$7.2
12
Kelvin Leerdam
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$4.6
13
Matt Hedges
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$7.5
14
Michael Murillo
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$7.5
15
Kim Kee-hee
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$5.6
16
Reggie Cannon
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$5.6
17
Kemar Lawrence
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$5.2
18
Greg Garza
CIN
vs. ATL, vs. CHI
$5.3
19
Tim Parker
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$5.2
20
Xavier Arreaga
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$5.0

Midfielders

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Diego Valeri has eight goals and 16 assists so far this season | USA Today Sports Images


Diego Valeri leads all double-game week players with 213 fantasy points on the season. With Portland clinging onto the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, he’s in prime position to shine with a pair of home games in Week 29.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Diego Valeri
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$13.5
2
Nicolas Lodeiro
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$12.8
3
Pity Martinez
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$9.4
4
Daniel Royer
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$8.7
5
Sebastian Blanco
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$9.7
6
Kaku
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$8.8
7
Julian Gressel
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$9.6
8
Michael Barrios
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$10.5
9
Cristian Roldan
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$10.0
10
Emmanuel Ledesma
CIN
vs. ATL, vs. CHI
$8.7
11
Diego Chara
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$8.9
12
Darlington Nagbe
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$8.4
13
Marc Rzatkowski
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$7.6
14
Justin Meram
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$6.4
15
Andy Polo
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$5.5
16
Joe Gyau
CIN
vs. ATL, vs. CHI
$4.9
17
Bryan Acosta
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$7.0
18
Frankie Amaya
CIN
vs. ATL, vs. CHI
$4.8
19
Paxton Pomykal
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$7.2
20
Emerson Hyndman
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$4.7
21
Sean Davis
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$6.9
22
Marvin Loria
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$4.0
23
Cristhian Paredes
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$6.9
24
Santiago Mosquera
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$6.4
25
Gustav Svensson
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$6.0
26
Victor Rodriguez
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$7.1
27
Alex Muyl
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$6.2
28
Eric Remedi
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$5.1
29
Jordy Delem
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$4.5
30
Brandon Servania
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$5.1

Forwards

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Josef Martinez has 51 goals across his last 60 regular-season games for Atlanta | USA Today Sports Images


Josef Martinez has the highest ceiling of any player on the board this week, and he’s well-positioned to keep his record-breaking 14-game goalscoring streak going. Up first is an FC Cincinnati team that has shipped a league-worst 72 goals before rounding the DGW out against a San Jose side that has allowed nearly three goals per game across their last five road fixtures.

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Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Josef Martinez
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$13.9
2
Brian Fernandez
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$9.5
3
Raul Ruidiaz
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$11.9
4
Zdenek Ondrasek
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$6.5
5
Jordan Morris
SEA
vs. DAL, at DC
$10.0
6
Jeremy Ebobisse
POR
vs. RBNY, vs. MIN
$5.6
7
Jesus Ferreira
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$7.1
8
Bradley Wright-Phillips
RBNY
at POR, vs. PHI
$5.6
9
Kekuta Manneh
CIN
vs. ATL, vs. CHI
$5.3
10
Carlos Vela
LAFC
vs. TOR
$15.5
11
Dominique Badji
DAL
at SEA, vs. NYC
$5.8
12
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
LA
vs. MTL
$12.8
13
Rashawn Dally
CIN
vs. ATL, vs. CHI
$4.0
14
Hector Villalba
ATL
at CIN, vs. SJ
$6.8
15
Mauro Manotas
HOU
vs. ORL
$9.6
16
Gustavo Bou
NE
at RSL
$10.7
17
Wayne Rooney
DC
vs. SEA
$9.2
18
Alberth Elis
HOU
vs. ORL
$7.9
19
Kacper Przybylko
PHI
at RBNY
$9.6
20
Nemanja Nikolic
CHI
at CIN
$7.8

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