Fantasy: Week 6 positional rankings

Reid, Mike and Blayne sit down to go over all the strange and unexpected events from Round 5 and preview a very unpredictable Round 6. Which teams are going to get a clean sheet, will road teams see continued success, how does Mike really feel about the score tracking system, and how long will it take Reid to realize he wrote down the wrong away team? It’s our usual combination of fantasy analysis and community discussion.


A wild Week 5 introduced some new MLS Fantasy weapons to consider. Let’s take a look at the top options at each position for Week 6.

Goalkeepers

He’s pricey, but Philadelphia's Andre Blake has kept a clean sheet in both home appearances this season and he’s back at Talen Energy Stadium against a San Jose squad that have lost two straight on the road (7 pm ET; TV & streaming info).

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Andre Blake PHI vs. SJ $7.5
Jimmy Maurer DAL vs. COL $5.5
3 Matt Turner NE vs. MTL $5.7
Nick Rimando RSL vs. VAN $6.5
Joe Bendik ORL vs. POR $5.0
6 David Bingham LA vs. SKC $6.0
7 Richard Sanchez CHI vs. CLB $4.5
8 Evan Bush MTL at NE $5.9
Brad Guzan ATL vs. LAFC $5.7
10 Tim Howard COL at DAL $5.8

Defenders

In a week where there aren’t many clear cut defensive options, seeking out players that can contribute points regardless of clean sheet or attacking points is a warranted strategy.

Impact center back Victor Cabrera has been a bonus point magnet over the last two weeks, racking up 16 bonus points through a combination of multiple defensive contributions. He did all of that on the road, so I’m confident that he can continue to churn out serviceable numbers at New England on Friday (7:30 pm ET; TSN1/4, TVAS — full TV & streaming info).

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Victor Cabrera MTL at NE $6.7
2 Reto Ziegler DAL vs. COL $6.3
3 Graham Zusi SKC at LA $7.5
4 Mohamed El-Munir ORL vs. POR $6.4
5 Jack Elliott PHI vs. SJ $7.0
6 Matt Hedges DAL vs. COL $6.3
7 Gabriel Somi NE vs. MTL $4.5
8 Brandon Vincent CHI vs. CLB $6.3
9 Steven Beitashour LAFC at ATL $6.5
10 Justen Glad RSL vs. VAN $5.6
11 Keegan Rosenberry PHI vs. SJ $6.0
12 Reggie Cannon DAL vs. COL $6.4
13 Jonathan Mensah CLB at CHI $8.0
14 Lamine Sane ORL vs. POR $4.8
15 Rolf Feltscher LA vs. SKC $6.5
16 Milton Valenzuela CLB at CHI $7.5
17 Daniel Steres LA vs. SKC $5.7
18 Rod Fanni MTL at NE $6.0
19 Kendall Waston VAN at RSL $5.4
20 Ryan Hollingshead DAL vs. COL $4.4

Midfielders

Miguel Almiron has a combined 30 fantasy points over his last three appearances, and he’s back at home where he’s hit double digit points in each appearance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Don’t overthink this one against an LAFC defense that conceded four goals in Week 5 (5 pm ET; ESPN — full TV & streaming info).

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Miguel Almiron ATL vs. LAFC $11.3
2 Joao Plata RSL vs. VAN $10.4
3 Mauro Diaz DAL vs. COL $10.3
4 Albert Rusnak RSL vs. VAN $10.4
5 Ignacio Piatti MTL at NE $11.7
6 Federico Higuain CLB at CHI $11.3
7 Sacha Kljestan ORL vs. POR $9.9
8 Diego Valeri POR at ORL $9.0
9 Vako SJ at PHI $10.5
10 Justin Meram ORL vs. POR $8.1
11 David Accam PHI vs. SJ $8.8
12 Diego Fagundez NE vs. MTL $8.4
13 Borek Dockal PHI vs. SJ $7.8
14 Julian Gressel ATL vs. LAFC $8.0
15 Jeisson Vargas MTL at NE $7.7
16 Sebastian Blanco POR at ORL $9.4
17 Yoshi Yotun ORL vs. POR $8.2
18 Bastian Schweinsteiger CHI vs. CLB $10.6
19 Luis Caicedo NE vs. MTL $6.8
20 Benny Feilhaber LAFC at ATL $9.6
21 Chris Pontius LA vs. SKC $6.0
22 Roland Lamah DAL vs. COL $8.5
23 Haris Medunjanin PHI vs. SJ $8.6
24 Johnny Russell SKC at LA $8.8
25 Teal Bunbury NE vs. MTL $5.7
26 Sebastian Lletget LA vs. SKC $7.0
27 Michael Barrios DAL vs. COL $8.2
28 Pedro Santos CLB at CHI $8.6
29 Emmanuel Boateng LA vs. SKC $6.4
30 Magnus Eriksson SJ at PHI $8.9

Forwards

Fireworks are expected when Atlanta United host LAFC on Saturday. Josef Martinez already has four goals in two home games and he’s in prime position to add to that total. A case can be made for Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he showcased his goalscoring exploits in Week 5, but he’s no guarantee to start which makes rostering him a risky venture considering the Galaxy play in the last game of the week against Sporting KC (Sunday, 9 pm ET; FS1 — full TV & streaming info).

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Josef Martinez ATL vs. LAFC $11.5
2 Carlos Vela LAFC at ATL $11.0
3 Nemanja Nikolic CHI vs. CLB $11.3
4 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA vs. SKC $10.4
5 Maxi Urruti DAL vs. COL $8.7
6 Dom Dwyer ORL vs. POR $9.5
7 Hector Villalba ATL vs. LAFC $9.9
8 Diego Rossi LAFC at ATL $10.7
9 Ola Kamara LA vs. SKC $8.8
10 CJ Sapong PHI vs. SJ $9.9
11 Cristian Penilla NE vs. MTL $8.3
12 Jefferson Savarino RSL vs. VAN $8.2
13 Gyasi Zardes CLB at CHI $9.3
14 Dominique Badji COL at DAL $8.1
15 Kei Kamara VAN at RSL $10.0
16 Luis Silva RSL vs. VAN $6.3
17 Marco Ureña LAFC at ATL $8.2
18 Chris Wondolowski SJ at PHI $8.7
19 Fanendo Adi POR at ORL $7.9
20 Khiry Shelton SKC at LA $6.1

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