Did you know the way to San Jose? Because this week in MLS Fantasy, the way to the top was to make like Dionne Warwick and start as many Quakes as possible.
Chris Wondolowski ($10.9m) led all fantasy scorers in round 6 at 18 points, with a goal scored in each of San Jose’s games last week and a handful of bonus points. Midfielder Fatai Alashe ($6.5m) joined him on the Dream Team, with a goal against New York and a couple of bonus points against Portland.
The Earthquakes were the only double match week team able to keep a clean sheet, which made them the defensive unit to bet heavily on. Victor Bernardez ($7.6m), Andres Imperiale ($6.9m), and David Bingham ($6.0m) were all tops last week.
Possibly most notable over the weekend was the performance of Justin Meram ($8.4m), who led all midfielders with just one game played. He had a goal and an assist against New York City, but he also earned a four point attacking bonus for creating a ton of chances.
Meram is only selected by 1.8 percent of fantasy managers, and that had previously been a smart bet, since last weekend was his first full 90, but it might be time to pick him up.
As long as we’re talking fantasy breakout performances, Jermaine Jones ($8.2m) made the Dream Team with his 2016 debut performance. Giovani dos Santos ($10.9m) also announced his intentions for the season in a big way in LA's win over Houston, but the lack of bonus points is concerning. He’s not going to average a brace and and an assist per game for the rest of the season.
Marvin Meza and his team AllStar51 was the winner of this round, with a 129-point performance. He used a San Jose defensive unit, captained Wondolowski, and with some good FC Dallas double match week performances rose to the top. Congratulations and enjoy your prize!
No #ViernesDeFutbol this week, which means managers have until 4 pm ET on Saturday, April 23 to make their transfers. Take your time this week making those swaps, and let the injury reports come in. If you can wait until lineups are announced for the early Saturday games to check for any surprises.
For me, with Columbus at home against a Houston team whose defense just had a come down to earth moment I’m definitely on Team Meram. With the Red Bulls at a -10 goal differential on the season, you can bet your bottom dollar I’m captaining Orlando City’s Kaká this week.
How’d you fare this weekend? What are your plans for the week ahead?