MLS Fantasy owners this weekend had a need, the need for speed.
The Vancouver Whitecaps were the most represented squad on the whopping 183-point Dream Team for round 10, with speed demon Kekuta Manneh, Pedro Morales, and David Ousted riding a big four-goal performance against Toronto FC down the highway to the danger zone...of fantasy points!
Morales led all players with 21 points, a goal and two assists over the double match week plus a bevy of bonus points adding up nicely. Having missed time in earlier rounds, it’s somewhat unsurprising that a maverick few 2.4 percent of fantasy managers were bold enough to select him for their roster. Manneh’s brace against TFC had him right behind Morales with 20 points.
Ousted didn’t get the goose egg (clean sheet) coveted by fantasy managers over the double match week, but he saved a penalty to be the round’s top goalkeeper.
There were some clean sheet bonuses out there this round, with FC Dallas’ Walker Zimmerman not only getting that bonus but a goal in the game against Portland. He was top defender on the week, while teammate Mauro Diaz made the top squad as well.
Rounding out the best of the best we’ve got Sebastian Giovinco continuing to be involved in every goal Toronto have scored this season, Union rising star Keegan Rosenberry, and San Jose’s Alberto Quintero bracing his way into the squad.
Our top point earner in round 10 was Adrian Armstrong, a Timbers fan whose team Xaymaca clawed their way to 165 points. Captaining the round’s best player in Morales was a 42-point move, and the squad also featured dream teamers Diaz, Valeri, Rosenberry, and Giovinco. Congrats and enjoy your prize!
You can be my wingman anytime
It is not as massive as last round, but we have a pair of games on Wednesday in round 11 putting four teams on the double. The things to keep in mind for this session:
- Transfer deadline is Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 pm ET
- Chicago Fire, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, and Toronto FC all play twice
- With the short turnaround, keep a close eye on the MLS Injury Report
There were some notable returns in round 10 that can affect your decisions for round 11. David Accam went 45 minutes for Chicago returning from a knee sprain. New York City’s RJ Allen looks to be match fit, despite his injury report status.
As for what I’m doing this round, captaining Giovinco is just cold war tactics for round 11. Everyone’s going to do it so there’s not much reason to celebrate whatever number he puts up, it’s just necessary to keep up with the curve.
I have to work Sacha Kljestan into my squad this week, as the Red Bulls look to keep on the path of figuring things out against the Fire before hitting the rivalry date against NYCFC.
Defense is harder to work out with so many even contests this week. There are worse ideas than banking on the renovation celebration in Toronto being good for a clean sheet over two tries.
DraftKings Weekly Top Scorers
Here are the players who racked up the most points at each position on DraftKings:
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