Reid is joined by Michael and Blayne to review all the biggest surprises and most important takeaways from Round 30 of the MLS Fantasy Season and share their final analysis for the last round of the 2019 season. They start by sharing their successes from Round 30 and breaking down the playoff race in the MLSFI Hosts H2H Invitational league and the Patreon Supporters league. They then transition into their review of Round 30 where they try to answer the question “Why is Valeri not starting?” and what impact that could have on the final fantasy round. They next move to breaking down the playoff picture and which teams have the most to gain from Round 31 and finally close out the show sharing their player recommendations where they have a disagreement as to the best way to use D.C. United players in Round 31. Every game starts on Sunday at 4:00 pm EST so be sure to have your teams set and Autoroos primed.




Decision Day presented by AT&T marks the final round of the MLS Fantasy season, and there are big implications all around with fantasy trophies — and prizes — hanging in the balance! With all 24 teams in action, the final positional rankings of the season favors teams that are still vying for a spot in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs or jockeying for a Round One home game.


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Goalkeepers

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Hamid makes a save against NYCFC | USA Today Images


Bill Hamid has kept a clean sheet in four straight games, and with D.C. United looking to lockup a home game for Round One of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, he’s in prime position to collect another shutout at home against an FC Cincinnati unit that ranks last in goals scored this season.


RankPlayerTeamOpponentPrice
Bill HamidDCvs. CIN$8.6
Steve ClarkPORvs. SJ$8.2
Jesse GonzalezDALvs. SKC$6.8
Tyler MillerLAFCvs. COL$6.5
Alex BonoTORvs. CLB$4.7
Stefan FreiSEAvs. MIN$7.1
7Brad GuzanATLvs. NE$7.5
8Andre BlakePHIvs. NYC$5.7
9Brian RoweORLvs. CHI$6.6
10Clement DiopMTLvs. RBNY$4.5


Defenders

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Brillant in action against Columbus. | USA Today Images


Frederic Brillant has played a big part in D.C. United’s four-game shutout spree, and his 209 total points is tops among all defenders. Hosting an FC Cincinnati side that has just one goal in their last three games, more clean sheet points could be in order on Decision Day.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Frederic Brillant
DC
vs. CIN
$9.9
2
Ryan Hollingshead
DAL
vs. SKC
$9.1
3
Reto Ziegler
DAL
vs. SKC
$9.1
4
Larrys Mabiala
POR
vs. SJ
$8.3
5
Steve Birnbaum
DC
vs. CIN
$7.8
6
Jorge Moreira
POR
vs. SJ
$9.2
7
Matt Hedges
DAL
vs. SKC
$7.5
8
Joseph Mora
DC
vs. CIN
$6.7
9
Reggie Cannon
DAL
vs. SKC
$5.2
10
Jorge Villafana
POR
vs. SJ
$7.8
11
Miles Robinson
ATL
vs. NE
$9.0
12
Omar Gonzalez
TOR
vs. CLB
$6.4
13
Leandro Gonzalez Pirez
ATL
vs. NE
$8.5
14
Bill Tuiloma
POR
vs. SJ
$5.4
15
Eddie Segura
LAFC
vs. COL
$7.3
16
Joevin Jones
SEA
vs. MIN
$5.5
17
Walker Zimmerman
LAFC
vs. COL
$5.8
18
Romain Metanire
MIN
at SEA
$8.8
19
Florian Jungwirth
SJ
at POR
$7.9
20
Diego Palacios
LAFC
vs. COL
$5.2

Midfielders

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Valeri plays for Timbers. | USA Today Images


Diego Valeri has supplied a career-best 16 assists this season and he ranks second among all midfielders with 226 total points. The midfield maestro was rested last game, but he should be all systems go on Decision Day with a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs on the line.


RankPlayerTeamOpponentPrice
1Diego ValeriPORvs. SJ$12.5
2Nico LodeiroSEAvs. MIN$12.9
3Sebastian BlancoPORvs. SJ$10.4
4Michael BarriosDALvs. SKC$9.6
5Cristian PavonLAat HOU$11.5
6Magnus ErikssonSJat POR$10.3
7Alejandro PozueloTORvs. CLB$10.0
8Maxi MoralezNYCat PHI$11.7
9Eduard AtuestaLAFCvs. COL$11.3
10Carles GilNEat ATL$13.0
11Cristian EspinozaSJat POR$9.5
12NaniORLvs. CHI$10.7
13Paul ArriolaDCvs. CIN$7.6
14VakoSJat POR$8.9
15Jonathan dos SantosLAat HOU$9.5
16Pity MartinezATLvs. NE$9.9
17Jan GregusMINat SEA$10.4
18Albert RusnakRSLat VAN$10.5
19Saphir TaiderMTLvs. RBNY$11.6
20Jefferson SavarinoRSLat VAN$10.3
21Pedro SantosCLBat TOR$11.1
22Julian GresselATLvs. NE$9.5
23Jack PriceCOLat LAFC$9.8
24Haris MedunjaninPHIvs. NYC$9.2
25Bryan AcostaDALvs. SKC$6.6
26Marc RzatkowskiRBNYat MTL$8.6
27Victor RodriguezSEAvs. MIN$6.6
28Felipe GutierrezSKCat DAL$10.4
29Paxton PomykalDALvs. SKC$7.2
30Inbeom HwangVANvs. RSL$7.9


Forwards

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Vela featuring for LAFC. | USA Today Images


Carlos Vela is one goal away from breaking the MLS single-season goalscoring record and capping off the most prolific season in league history. The MVP frontrunner should see multiple chances to add to his eye-popping numbers against a Colorado Rapids team that is tied for the third-most goals conceded in 2019.


RankPlayerTeamOpponentPrice
1Carlos VelaLAFCvs. COL$15.5
2Zlatan IbrahimovicLAat HOU$13.8
3Jeremy EbobissePORvs. SJ$6.1
4Diego RossiLAFCvs. COL$9.1
5Raul RuidiazSEAvs. MIN$11.0
6Alberth ElisHOUvs. LA$7.6
7Kacper PrzybylkoPHIvs. NYC$9.4
8Mauro ManotasHOUvs. LA$9.7
9Zdenek OndrasekDALvs. SKC$6.9
10Ola KamaraDCvs. CIN$8.8
11Jozy AltidoreTORvs. CLB$10.7
12Kei KamaraCOLat LAFC$7.7
13Darwin QuinteroMINat SEA$8.6
14Jesus FerreiraDALvs. SKC$6.5
15Diego RubioCOLat LAFC$9.9
16Dominique BadjiDALvs. SKC$5.0
17Chris WondolowskiSJat POR$7.6
18Andre ShinyashikiCOLat LAFC$6.7
19Danny HoesenSJat POR$4.9
20Brian RodriguezLAFCvs. COL$6.9

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