Fantasy: Week 10 positional rankings

Reid, Mike and Blayne are joined by Parker Cleveland from Dirty South Soccer to chat about Round 9 and debate who currently is the best team in MLS (injuries or not). They then move into their discussion of games and player recommendation for the upcoming Round 10 and drop more hints about the special MAY The 4th Episode that will drop later this week.


Week 10 of MLS Fantasy features several enticing matchups to target for fantasy points. Let’s take a closer look at the top players at each position.

Goalkeepers

Alex Bono saved a penalty and earned nine points in Week 9 despite conceding two goals. Up next is a Philadelphia attack that showed signs of life in a 3-2 win over D.C. United last week but have yet to score a goal on the road in 2018. With Toronto playing in the first game of the week (Friday, 8 pm ET | TSN 1/3/4/5 — Full TV & streaming info), using Bono off the bench as a “Keeperoo” option will be a popular play amongst sharp players this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Alex Bono TOR vs. PHI $6.3
Tim Melia SKC vs. COL $6.8
3 Evan Bush MTL vs. NE $7.9
Tyler Miller LAFC vs. DAL $7.1
Joe Bendik ORL vs. RSL $5.9
6 Andrew Tarbell SJ vs. POR $5.9
7 Bobby Shuttleworth MIN vs. VAN $5.0
8 Sean Johnson NYC at RBNY $7.2
Joe Willis HOU vs. LA $5.5
10 Luis Robles RBNY vs. NYC $6.0

Defenders

Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi could easily be a difference maker on both ends of the field this week. | USA Today Sports Images

Graham Zusi remains at the top of the heap as the top scoring fantasy defender in a good matchup at home against Colorado (Saturday, 8:30 pm ET— Full TV & streaming info). Right behind him is Laurent Ciman, who has eclipsed double-digit fantasy points in three straight with a goal in back-to-back games.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Graham Zusi SKC vs. COL $9.5
2 Laurent Ciman LAFC vs. DAL $8.8
3 Ike Opara SKC vs. COL $7.1
4 Victor Cabrera MTL vs. NE $8.2
5 Gregory van der Wiel TOR vs. PHI $5.1
6 Matt Besler  SKC vs. COL $7.7
7 Steven Beitashour LAFC vs. DAL $8.5
8 Auro TOR vs. PHI $4.0
9 Kim Kee-Hee  SEA vs. CLB $5.0
10 Walker Zimmerman LAFC vs. DAL $6.1
11 Francisco Calvo  MIN vs. VAN  $5.8
12 Ben Sweat NYC at RBNY $7.5
13 Nouhou Tolo SEA vs. CLB $4.5
14 Lamine Sane ORL vs. RSL $5.6
15 Leandro Gonzalez Pirez ATL at CHI $5.3
16 Harrison Afful CLB at SEA $6.3
17 Alvas Powell POR at SJ $6.5
18 Kemar Lawrence  RBNY vs. NYC $4.8
19 Kevin Ellis CHI vs. ATL $4.7
20 Anton Nedyalkov DAL at LAFC $8.5

Midfielders

Nicolas Lodeiro was held to less than eight points for the first time all season in Week 9, but is in a good bounce back spot at home against Columbus (Saturday, 4 pm ET — Full TV & streaming info). Ignacio Piatti was also quiet last week, but he’s back home vs. New England (Saturday, 1 pm ET | TVAS — Full TV & streaming info) where he struck for a hat trick two weeks ago and should continue to see opportunities make his mark on the score sheet as Montreal’s primary attacking threat.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA vs. CLB $12.1
2 Ignacio Piatti MTL vs. NE $12.2
3 Miguel Almiron ATL at CHI $13.3
4 Sacha Kljestan ORL vs. RSL $11.4
5 Victor Vazquez TOR vs. PHI $10.0
6 Johnny Russell SKC vs. COL $9.8
7 Romain Alessandrini  LA at HOU $9.2
8 Kaku RBNY vs. NYC $9.3
9 Diego Valeri POR at SJ $10.0
10 Maxi Moralez NYC at RBNY $9.7
11 Benny Feilhaber LAFC vs. DAL $10.2
12 Magnus Eriksson SJ vs. POR $10.1
13 Federico Higuain CLB at SEA $9.3
14 Justin Meram ORL vs. RSL $6.1
15 Joao Plata RSL at ORL $11.0
16 Ezequiel Barco ATL at CHI $8.0
17 Yoshimar Yotun ORL vs. RSL $9.9
18 Jonathan Osorio TOR vs. PHI $6.9
19 Daniel Royer RBNY vs. NYC $7.0
20 Vako SJ vs. POR $9.7
21 Albert Rusnak RSL at ORL $9.8
22 Cristian Roldan SEA vs. CLB $9.1
23 Ibson MIN vs. VAN $9.0
24 Bastian Schweinsteiger CHI vs. ATL $10.9
25 Saphir Taider MTL vs. NE $7.1
26 Danny Hoesen SJ vs. POR $7.7
27 Daniel Salloi SKC vs. COL $8.0
28 Pedro Santos CLB at SEA $8.4
29 Santiago Mosquera DAL at LAFC $5.2
30 Chris Mueller ORL vs. RSL $5.5

Forwards

Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC could have a big day against the Union | USA Today Sports Images

Sebastian Giovinco has yet to score a regular-season goal through four games despite firing off five or more shots in each game. The lack of production has driven his price down to $9.0, which is an absolute steal for the sky-high fantasy upside he comes with. With Toronto looking to kickstart their run up the Eastern Conference, it would be no surprise to see Giovinco open his 2018 account at home against Philadelphia and he warrants serious captain consideration this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Sebastian Giovinco TOR vs. PHI $9.0
2 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. DAL $13.0
3 Alberth Elis HOU vs. LA $11.2
4 David Villa NYC at RBNY $10.7
5 Darwin Quintero MIN vs. VAN $10.5
6 Bradley Wright-Phillips  RBNY vs. NYC $10.9
7 Nemanja Nikolic CHI vs. ATL $9.4
8 Dom Dwyer ORL vs. RSL $11.5
9 Josef Martinez ATL at CHI $10.5
10 Romell Quioto HOU vs. LA $7.0
11 Clint Dempsey  SEA vs. CLB $8.0
12 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA at HOU $9.6
13 Diego Rossi LAFC vs. DAL $12.2
14 Mauro Manotas HOU vs. LA $9.6
15 Cristian Penilla NE at MTL $9.8
16 Will Bruin SEA vs. CLB $8.1
17 Gyasi Zardes CLB at SEA $8.2
18 Fanendo Adi POR at SJ $7.6
19 Ola Kamara LA at HOU $6.8
20 Mason Toye MIN vs. VAN $4.0
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