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Fantasy: Where did Bastian Schweinsteiger land in his first top 50?

We had some unexpected results in Week 5 – but veteran MLS Fantasy managers probably weren’t all that surprised.

The round after an international break is always tough to predict as playing time for returning stars can vary and teams often have to deal with filling injury gaps. Round 5 was no different. If you posted with a subpar score, don’t’ worry, you’ll have a good opportunity to make up some ground in Week 6.

Below is my updated list of the top 50 MLS Fantasy players. This list is not designed to focus just on the upcoming fantasy round, but instead looks at where players fall in the overall rankings.

All prices in millions
*Injured player

Overall Player Rankings

Player Position Team Price
1. Diego Valeri MID POR $10.3
2. Nicolas Lodeiro MID SEA $11.2
3. Ignacio Piatti* MID MTL $10.2
4. David Villa FWD NYC $10.2
5. Fanendo Adi FWD POR $9.7
6. Sebastian Giovinco  FWD TOR $11.9
7. Sacha Kljestan MID NY $10.1
8. Benny Feilhaber MID SKC $10.3
9. Ola Kamara FWD CLB $10.1
10. Cyle Larin FWD ORL $9.2
11. Clint Dempsey FWD SEA $9.4
12. Maxi Moralez MID NYC $9.2
13. B. Wright-Phillips FWD NY $10
14. Osvaldo Alonso MID SEA $9.5
15. Erick Torres FWD HOU $8.7
16. Giovani dos Santos FWD LA $9.9
17. Jozy Altidore FWD TOR $9.0
18. Miguel Almiron MID ATL $9.3
19. Sebastian Blanco MID POR $9.0
20. Chris Wondolowski FWD SJ $8.6
21. Michael Bradley MID TOR $9.1
22. David Accam FWD CHI $9.4
23. Maximiliano Urruti FWD DAL $8.7
24. Rodney Wallace MID NYC $7.9
25. Justin Meram MID CLB $9.7
26. Matteo Mancosu FWD MTL $7.9
27. Lee Nguyen MID NE $10.0
28. CJ Sapong FWD PHI $7.6
29. Kei Kamara FWD NE $9.3
30. Yamil Asad MID ATL $8.6
31. Kevin Molino MID MIN $9.7
32. Luciano Acosta MID DC $8.5
33. Bastian Schweinsteiger MID CHI $9.1
34. Alberth Elis FWD HOU $8.5
35. Romain Alessandrini MID LA $9.4
36. Federico Higuain MID CLB $9
37. Jack Harrison MID NYC $7.5
38. Nemanja Nikolic FWD DC $8.4
39. Anibal Godoy MID SJ $7.3
40. Dominique Badji FWD COL $6.4
41. Kellyn Acosta MID DAL $6.9
42. Walker Zimmerman DEF DAL $6.5
43. Harrison Afful DEF CLB $5.9
44. Nick Lima DEF SJ $4.6
45. Tim Melia GK SKC $5.6
46. Drew Moor DEF TOR $6.1
47. Ike Opara DEF SKC $5.2
48. Aaron Long DEF NY $5.1
49. Jimmy Medranda DEF SKC $5.1
50. Alphonso Davies DEF VAN $4.4

Adjustments

With most teams still getting back into their normal flow, I saw little reason to make any drastic changes to the rankings. Still, there were some players whose form could not be ignored. Erick Torres topped that list, moving up several spots after his hat-trick against New York on Saturday increased his goal total to six in four games. Crew SC’s Justin Meram also had a bump after his brace against Orlando. Finally, Sebastian Giovinco has fallen several spots as he continues to struggle to find the same success in 2017 that he enjoyed in previous seasons.     

Additions

Sebastian Blanco, CJ Sapong and Bastian Schweinsteiger were all added to the top-50 this week after strong showings over the weekend.

Are there any other players who you would add to this list? Let me know who you would add or remove in the comments below.

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